(photo courtesy of Brad Roper)
Attention Montana Bear Hunters:
This is Joe from the Yellowstone Country Bear Hunters Association with your weekly bear hunting tip.
As the days grow longer and the temperature rises bears will become more of a nocturnal animal. Mature boars will be roaming far and wide looking for sows going into heat. Many bears will be moving up into higher elevations to cool off and feed on newer shoots of grass.
Concentrate your search on deer and elk birthing grounds, open south facing slopes, and higher elevation slides and chutes. Never discount a morning hunt for bears. Many times they will feed until mid-morning before heading to bedding areas. A morning hunt over a calving/fawning ground or in a green chute can be a great way to fill a Spring Bear tag in Montana!
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