Aggressive Black Bear Shot by Capitan Reisdent

If you encounter a bear: Stop, and back away slowly while facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, as the bear may consider that a threat. Do not run. Make yourself appear large by holding out your jacket. If you have small children, pick them up so they don't run. Give the bear plenty of room to escape, so it doesn't feel threatened or trapped. If a black bear attacks you, fight back using anything at your disposal, such as rocks, sticks, binoculars or even your bare hands. Aim for the bear's nose and eyes. If the bear has not seen you, stay calm and slowly move away, making noise so the bear knows you are there. Never get between a mother bear and her cubs.

Bear Hunting – Excitement in the Field | Mia’s Motivations

A sow leaves the pond with one cub in front of her.

I'm getting excited for bear hunting. It is one of my favorite hunts... Wait, they're all my favorite right?! I love hunting, and I love the outdoors. With anticipation of the upcoming season I want to share one the MANY memorable encounters I've had with bears in the woods. What experiences have you had & what's on your …