From his bear hunting stories to his bear meat recipes, comprehensive descriptions of guns, bows, and other gear, to care of the meat and hide, Bill’s book leaves nothing out. He’ll tell you how to stalk a bear and what to wear when you do. Want to know what bear bait is best? Bill tells you.
I particularly enjoyed his stories of hunting in our country and Canada – and yes, he tells you how and where to do that.
I picked up the book in the booth of Northwoods Bear Products at the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show in Augusta. Northwoods is an interesting company which you can check out at www.northwoodsbearproducts.net.
Bill and his family have taken more than 100 bears including some brutes, more than 30 of which qualified for the Pope & Young Club record book and seven of which qualified for the Boone & Crockett Club record book. They’ve hunted using every kind of equipment and all possible tactics.
In the introduction, Bill wrote, “I have been blessed with the urge, almost the need, to learn all I could about this magnificent animal, the black bear. Now, after more than four decades of writing about, filming, studying and pursuing bears, it is time to share in print what I’ve learned about black bears, enjoyed about black bears, plus my observations and conclusions regarding this wonderful game animal.
“I hope the information given opens doors for you to increased bear hunting enjoyment and success. So pour a cup of joe and enjoy. You just might come to agree with my description of a perfect day: to encounter more bears than people.”
Many of us might agree with that! Even if you have no interest in hunting bears, you will enjoy Bill’s books. And for bear hunters, this book is certain to become a critically important tool for the future.