Black bears

Man pleads guilty to poaching 700-pound black bear on reservation

Brett Stimac, 41, of Brainerd, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian land for the September 2019 incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Minnesota. Prosecutors have said Stimack killed the bear with a compound bow near the reservation’s garbage dump and came back later to remove the bear’s head for a trophy.

A black bear in Indiana?

If the bruin, spotted near the border, makes it into the state, it would be among just a handful of confirmed black bear sightings in the state since the 1870s.

Challenging bear season arrives

Early bear season is getting under way in parts of New York. This includes a season that runs from Sept. 7-22 in parts of Regions 3 and 4 in southeastern New York, as well as the traditional early season in Regions 5 and 6 that begins on Sept.14 and continues on into the early muzzleloading and regular big game season…

Barringer brings black bear bow slam to Classic

Bernie Barringer with the blonde black bear he arrowed to complete the black bear grand slam. (Photo courtesy of Bernie Barringer)The bear was on the modest side by most standards. But when one of the foremost black bear hunters in the world says the 250-pound bruin was the most remarkable bear he has ever shot, well, you wonder … What…