Take Time To Plan Your Black Bear Hunt!
It's very important to Take Time To Plan Your Black Bear Hunt.
First and foremost, make sure you can get the time off of work at the
time of the year you want to plan your hunt.
At some businesses it is
easier to get off work at certain times of the year. This can help you
decide if you need to plan a spring
or fall hunt.
When you talk to prospective outfitters feel free to ask any questions
that you feel important to you.
Make sure you know if they provide
transportation to your bait site, or if you are responsible for your own
If you are responsible, you probably will need a four
wheel drive vehicle.
Ask if you will need bedding or towels. Will there
be a place to do laundry and do they provide skinning of your bear.
sure to know how you must make final payment once you reach camp.
outfitter does not except credit cards, they will want cash or some kind
of bank check. Very few, if any will accept a personal check for final
Ask what paper work is needed if you are coming in from another country.
This could include a passport, paper work for guns, and a
hunting license or hunter's safety certificate from your home state.
I personally feel you should travel with at least one other person. It
will make your trip less boring and safer, driving or flying.
be one of your first decisions once you book your hunt.
Is it better to
drive or fly to your hunt location?
Bear Hunt Booked
Once your hunt is booked, start planning right away. Even if your hunt is
a year away. Make a list of everything you think you need for the hunt
and trip there.
If your outfitter gives you list, use that as a starting
point. If you are planning on driving, always take a little extra of
things you think you need. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
on taking enough money. That should include hunt money, tipping of your
guide, and expenses for your trip to and from your hunt. It's also a good
idea to have money saved at home for a deposit, if you plan to have your
If your trip is more than one day, make hotel reservations in advance. Do
not wait to try and find a hotel the night you need one.
Be prepared for
warm and cold weather. Take a tree umbrella, not just rain clothing. You
don't want to sit for hours with rain pouring down on you and your
equipment. And this could happen.
Bug protection should be on your list
as well. Therma Cell is probably the best thing going at this time.
Naturally a flash light is always a must, just to have for your own peace
of mind when it gets dark. (But I highly do not recommend walking around
without your guide, day or night.)
Then plan to check over your gear
before and after you reach your outfitters camp.
These are just a few
things that might help you in planning your hunt.
The bottom line is, Take Time To Plan Your Hunt!
By Ron Koch
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