Black Bear Bow Hunting

Many of hunting stations are geared for the bow hunter in mind with ranges from 15 to 30 yards. We can set you up at a site with the yardage that you are most comfortable with.

Our Black Bear Bow Hunting Stations

Our ladder stands are 15 feet in height and always placed down wind of the bait station to minimize the chances of the Bear winding your scent. It is a good practice to keep your hunting clothes in a separate bag away from other clothing articles to maintain as scent free as possible while in your stand. Changing into your hunting clothes just prior to accessing your stand and applying scent shield are two more tactics that can put the odds in your favour to harvest your Black Bear. While a Black Bear’s nose is it’s strongest asset hunters also must not underestimate the Black Bear’s sight and hearing abilities.You will greatly increase your odds of tagging a nice trophy by minimizing your movement and noise while hunting in your stand. “Be patient and let the Bear present you with a good shot”

Crossbow and Longbow Specifications

When archery hunting, bows must meet the following specifications.

Crossbows:

  • Draw length must be al least (11.8 in.);
  • Draw weight must be at least (119 lbs.);
  • Bolt head must be at least (0.9 in.) at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.
Longbows:
  • Draw weight must be at least (48.5 lbs.) at draw lenght of (27.6 in.) or less;
  • Arrow length must be at least (23.6 in.);
  • Broad head must be at least (0.9 in. at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.
  • For bow hunting Black Bear we recommend a compound bow with a draw weight of 50 pounds and a 100 grain broadhead
Hunter Orange

All archery hunters while hunting Black Bear are required by law to wear hunter orange except when in your tree stand.A hunter orange garment and head cover must be worn with the garment covering a minimum of 400 square inches above the waist.