Spring Bear Hunts – My Top Picks

6 Apr 2011

Mike Bleech - Bear Hunting Magazine

In the latest issue of Bear Hunting Magazine, Newfoundland and Labrador makes the cut as a Top Pick for Spring Bear Hunts, due to our vast, remote location, large bear population and two-bear allowance. Here’s an excerpt…

For those of us who are completely enthused about hunting bears, the approach of the spring hunting seasons is a time of high anxiety and difficult decisions. Where is the best place to hunt black bears this spring?

… (A) top pick is Newfoundland and Labrador. Of course this province has an excellent black bear population. One thing which makes it stand out by my standards is the remoteness of this vast area. Getting there is not difficult, however, the drive is an adventure in itself. A long ferry ride is part of the trip.

They offer something different from other areas, hunters may take two black bears with one license. This allows hunters to take a bear, then hold out for a larger trophy. This greatly improves the odds for success, and it takes some of the anxiety out of the hunt by not worrying so much about traveling so far without making a kill. This could be a major factor, especially for hunters who are looking for a first black bear.

Get your plans underway by contacting the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association by phoning 866-470-6562. Also, contact the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation by phone at 800-563-6353…

For the full story see the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of Bear Hunting Magazine.