Author: Forrest Nelson

Hunting Black Bears in Ontario? Here’s What You Need to Know About Baiting

Produced by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the video below features an interview with Provincial Enforcement Specialist David Critchlow of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and discusses restrictions on baiting bears in Ontario. With the expansion of the spring bear hunt in the proving of Ontario, many folks have been a little confused regarding the restrictions on baiting bears.  This video serves to clarify that for hunters in the province of Ontario or those wishing to hunt bears in the province this spring. Watch the Full Video Below: H/T: OFAH Image:...

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Proposed New Jersey Bill Aims to Eliminate Bear Hunting

Last week a New Jersey Assemblyman introduced two bills aimed at eliminating or restricting black bear hunting in the state of New Jersey.  Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D) proposed Assembly Bill 3527 and Assembly Bill 3505 on March 14th. Bill 3527 would be used to prevent the New Jersey Fish and Game Council from enacting a black bear hunting season, while the second proposal is aimed at prohibiting the use of bait for black bear hunting. Black bear hunting in the state of New Jersey has been a controversial topic after state officials returned to bear hunting nearly 6 years...

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Florida Black Bear Population on the Rise

The fall of 2015 marked the first bear hunt in the state of Florida in 21 years and recorded a total of 306 kills before closing the proposed week-long season after only two days of hunting.  Despite the number of kills during the hunt, state wildlife officials unveiled a study stating the state’s bear populations were still on the rise. The study released on Thursday found 4,350 bears in the state of Florida, a number that marks about a 60 percent increase in population from a similar study performed 14 years ago. “The good news is that bears are...

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NY Town Creates Online Map for Residents to Report Deer Sightings

Southold Town in Suffolk County, New York is going high-tech in the battle against a health crisis caused by the area’s booming deer population. With efforts from private hunters, federal sharpshooters and a part-time wildlife manager, the town will now add a user-generated online map, highlighting deer hotspots around the town. The technology was rolled out at the Town Board’s work session meeting on Tuesday morning, showing a number of blue dots scattered across the map, closely situated to the home of Jeff Sepenoski, of the town’s IT department. “As we open it up to the public, these dots...

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Watch a Moose Lose its Antler in this Rare Video Footage

While the act of a moose shedding their massive antlers is one that takes place each and every year, the opportunity to witness it with your camera rolling is one many of us won’t get in our lifetimes. A video recently posted to National Geographic’s YouTube Channel, depicts just that. A Wyoming family was treated to a large bull moose walking near their home near Laramie and quickly retrieved the video camera to capture some fantastic footage of this majestic creature.     As the video goes on, you can hear the family gasping in awe at the size...

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