Tag: bear hunting

Shea Bess’ Confidence Building Experience

Confidence Building Mule Deer HuntIn 2015 my Dad called and told me that Non-Typical Outfitters in Western Wyoming, harvests some giant mule deer bucks. Before burning his points, he wanted to check them out. He scheduled a Spring Bear Hunt, and asked if I’d join him. I happily obliged.

We arrived, and met Robb Wiley, his wife Dr. Brenda, and their two little girls. After getting settled, we were off to verify the zero on his rifle. We chatted (more…)

A Clean Miss Can Be High Adventure

Ron's High AdventureTo hunt bears or not to hunt bears? That’s a question I’ve pondered for many years. I’ve backpacked and hunted the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges in my home state of Washington since I was a Boy Scout. After a handful of encounters in some very majestic places, bears took on a special, almost sacred significance to me. For many years I chose not to actively pursue bears and focused my efforts on deer, elk and turkeys. Up until then, that was my idea of high adventure. Then, during a 2015 spring (more…)

Spring Black Bear Hunt of 2014

Bear Hunting Season 2014In our 2014 spring black bear hunting season we took two bears that were 6 1/2 feet squared. One of them was black, which is rare in our area. We have not taken a bear that was black in color since 2008. Most of our bears are color phase. We had a rash of misses for 2013 including some that were bigger than the ones killed. We only had one hunter that did not have a legitimate shooting opportunity at a trophy bear. We located a super cruiser, giant, color phase bear (more…)