New to chasing spring or fall black bears? Here are some all-too-common mistakes
#3 LOSE YOUR NERVE
For many hunters, getting close to a black bear and taking the shot involves more than overcoming the likes of buck fever—it also means overcoming the fear factor. Allow your nerves to get the best of you and it becomes next to impossible to make an accurate shot.
If you choose to hunt bears, it’s in both your and the bear’s best interest if you learn to control your angst by understanding as much as you can about their behaviour and how they react in various situations. Only by maintaining control will you be able to make an ethical shot to put a bear down quickly and efficiently.