April 2, 2020
To help you prepare, we asked our in-house bear experts for some of their best tips. Learn from KUIU’s Chief Hunting Officer, Brendan Burns and Guide and Outfitter Program Director, Justin Shaffer—as well as Allen Bolen with Bolen Lewis Guiding Co. Read on to learn their proven tactics for spot-and-stalk spring bears.
Spring bear is a great time of year to get out, burn off some winter fat, test your hunting gear, and help the local ungulate population. Bears are extremely hard on spring calves and fawns. As for your gear system, it should be all about being light and mobile. Spring rains are a constant so keeping warm and dry are vital.
KUIU Chief Hunting Officer
"Contrary to what many people think, bears do have good eyesight when alerted, but rely on their nose and ears to keep them safe from danger. Fool those two senses and the odds are in your favor."
KUIU Guide & Outfitter Program Director
Bolen Lewis Guiding Co.
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