A Quebec Spring Bear Hunting Adventure

The trail emptied onto a sun-drenched meadow where bears came to feed in the evening. Here for a few lean weeks each spring, they found a bounty of the rank, raw protein they craved. But their feast involved a certain risk; the good life does not come easily on the Canadian Shield. Across the meadow, 10 feet up in a tree, I stood guard on a Quebec bear hunt over bait.

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Bears I’ve Known

I’ve been fortunate to do some very memorable bear hunts, and springtime always draws my mind’s eye to the freshening forests of Canada and Alaska… . I’ve taken bears in Montana and Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan. Among my most memorable bear hunts was my trip to Alaska. It was my first time there and it lived up to the dreams!

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More Than Just A Bear Hunt

During a fall 2012 bear hunting trip to pristine Northwest Ontario, I had a chance to witness a great deal of what this area has to offer. Though me and a buddy were after big Ontario bears, the trip turned out to be much more than a hunting trip. It was an awesome wilderness adventure!

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Bear Hunting Is Bearable

Bears have always fascinated me, they’re such humble animals. The way
they are able to move so silently without being noticed is amazing! I’ve always
wanted to hunt for them and this year I was a lucky to get drawn for a Minnesota bear license
— and I am 14!

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