Black Bear Hunt

Bear hunting is widely done across the USA in areas where there are many, or even too many.

We went on a California bear hunt, that was done with a pack of hounds - a method that is no longer permitted as of 2013. Having seen it up close, even though it was expertly done, I can understand why.

Contrary to popular belief, bear are not necessarily hunted for trophy, as the meat can be quite tasty (especially if the bear has fed on berries rather than fish).

This bear hunt was one of the more intense and emotional experiences I've had in this project, and you can read why in this story I published about it.