Black Bear Hunting
I’ve been a lifelong hunter and last year was the first time I felt comfortable harvesting a bear. It’s been a process for me to see bears as food and reconcile the thought of hunting a bear with my admiration for the animal which I’ve spent so much time with as a park ranger.
One of the reasons for my growing comfort with hunting black bears is the excellent food value. My close friends who are bear hunters have shared with me the culinary experience and delicious possibilities brought on by cooking and eating the fat-rich meat.
For new hunters, a black bear hunt can be a great opportunity to have success. Not only are bears relatively easy to hunt, but with an estimated population of over 120000 animals, they are one of the most accessible huntable species to fill the freezer.
This workshop is designed to acknowledge and discuss the emotional complexities of arriving at the decision to hunt bears and to equip participants with the fundamentals of bear hunting.
The webinar will cover the following black bear hunting topics:
- Seeing bears as food
- Building comfort around hunting black bear: Dylan’s story
- Public perception around hunting black bears – how can we share a positive story?
- Seasons of hunting black bears
- Black bear habitat and food sources
- Black bear hunting techniques for all seasons
- Appropriate firearm and caliber
- Shot placement
- Meat care
- Hide care
- Rendering the fat
- Cooking with black bear meat
For Dylan Eyers, hunting has always been about two things: creating a community around food and connecting with nature. It’s a philosophy he picked up from a long line of hunters, and it’s one that he’s proud to pass on to new generations.
His maternal grandfather, Wally, was a Métis fur trapper… Read More »
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