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ASK THE BLACK BEAR GUIDES
Author: J.Y. Jones
Publisher: SAFARI PRESS, Jun 2007
Jones has interviewed 12 top black-bear guides from Alaska to Utah & from the East Coast to the West Coast to find out how they manage to get bears successfully year in year out, hunt after hunt. Learn how guides bag their bears & how to prepare in case you want to go on a guided hunt. Photos; 6x9 inches, 180 pgs.
Black bears number close to one million animals on the American continent, and their population is larger than any other bear species on earth. They range from Mexico to Alaska and just as the terrain they inhabit is diverse, so are the hunting tactics for obtaining a bear. Black bears are hunted with hounds, by spot and stalk, from boats, by calling them in, and by baiting them?just to mention a few.
Well-known author J.Y. Jones has interviewed 12 top black-bear guides to find out how they manage to get bears successfully year in year out, hunt after hunt. Just because there are a lot of bears in the woods does not mean that it is easy to hunt them! So follow the author as he asks penetrating questions of guides from Alaska to Utah and from the East Coast to the West Coast. Not only will you learn how guides bag their bears, but you will also learn how to prepare in case you want to go on a guided hunt. And even better you will learn how to interview your guide before you put your hard-earned money on the line. Whether you are looking for a guided or self-guided hunt, you will learn a lot from these pages. From calibers to clothing and from bait to binoculars, every topic necessary to hunt black bears is covered in this book. This is not a book from one author who has shot 6 bears in his entire life; it is a book with hunting information from 12 of the top black-bear guides?people who have guided to hundreds of bear and who have an cumulative experience of over 350 years. Try to beat that!