Clay Newcomb of Bear Hunting Magazine – A Brief Overview Of Everything You Need To Know About Bear Hunting
We were fortunate to interview Clay Newcomb of Bear Hunting Magazine on this episode and he provided a great overview of some of the awesome bear hunting opportunities available in North America. Even though they are one of the most widely distributed game species on the continent, black bears are still something of an enigma to most hunters.
Fortunately, Clay did a great job removing some the mystery surrounding the subject and explained the difference between black, brown, and grizzly bears, the pros and cons of spring vs fall bear hunts, and provided several recommendations on places to go for a great bear hunt.
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What We Covered
1) Bear species you can hunting North America
2) Where you can hunt each bear species
3) Pros and cons of fall and spring bear hunts
4) Types of bear hunts: bait, hounds, calling, spot and stalk
5) Methods of judging bears
6) Archery and rifle cartridge recommendations for hunting bears
7) Recommendations on where to go for a DIY black bear hunt, inexpensive guided black bear hunt, higher end black bear hunt, and grizzly/brown bear hunt
1) Black Bear Hunting: The Ultimate Reference by Richard P. Smith
2) Bear-Hunting.com – Bear Hunting Magazine Web Site
4) Video of Clay’s close encounter with big color phase bear: here
5) Comparison of popular rifle cartridges for bear hunting: