Bear hunting

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Darwin
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by Darwin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:16 am

Thought I would rehatch this thred lol spring bear is comeing!!!! whos ready



ICRCC

Re: Bear hunting

Post by ICRCC » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:21 am

Not in Ontario! :(

Darwin
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by Darwin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:32 pm

When does your season start? We got April 1st but it always sneeks up on me , I am only hunting cats right now. Do you guys have anything in season

ICRCC

Re: Bear hunting

Post by ICRCC » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm

Aug. 15 to Oct. 31 and Sept. 4 to Nov. 30 depending on location. In Ontario the spring bear hunt was banned by the Liberal Government for "ethical reasons" in 1999. :roll:

scrounger
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by scrounger » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:08 am

Actually it was the Conservatives that canned the hunt. Not everything wrong in Ontario is the Fiberals fault :lol:

http://www.iwmc.org/IWMC-Forum/JamesLaw ... 209-01.htm
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BetterSafe
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by BetterSafe » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:21 am

bear is one of the few animals here in BC that you don't have to harvest the meat, you can hunt a bear for the fur. So, my question is - has anyone here actually tanned a hide with brains? Seems like a good skill to have...

and I'm not sure when bear season is in BC, I'll check the regs tonight and post.

Darwin
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by Darwin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:03 am

we hunt only what we eat, My family dosn't eat any store meat. Tanning is not easy. we do keep skulls claws but not the hides, back to the forest with them.

BetterSafe
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by BetterSafe » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:45 am

Black bear season is April 1 - June 30.

And if I ever hunted bear, I'd use as much as possible :)

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Re: Bear hunting

Post by farmgal » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:59 pm

BetterSafe wrote:bear is one of the few animals here in BC that you don't have to harvest the meat, you can hunt a bear for the fur. So, my question is - has anyone here actually tanned a hide with brains? Seems like a good skill to have...

See Working with hides post

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=2897

I have done brains but perfer to use the egg yolk method personally if going all natural.


and I'm not sure when bear season is in BC, I'll check the regs tonight and post.
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by BetterSafe » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:51 pm

thanks farmgal! that was useful thread. I think I may try to start with a deer this year and maybe work up to an elk or bear in the future.

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