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Black Bears In Cape Breton County


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#1 Guest_Aurora_*

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:04 PM

I plan on going black bear hunting this fall, but is the black bear population in cape breton county high enough
to give some chance of even seeing one?

Thank you!

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#2 superslickie

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:39 PM

talk to wardie if he isnt too scared lol

he knows about bears up there
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can i go hunting yet??

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Cape Breton and Richmond Counties have sporadic populations but,in terms of a huntable numbers you have to stick with Victoria and Inverness.Check with dnr for leads on areas to start.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

Cape Breton and Richmond Counties have sporadic populations but,in terms of a huntable numbers you have to stick with Victoria and Inverness.Check with dnr for leads on areas to start.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:43 AM

Now is a good time to start your scouting Aurora.
A trailcam,lots of scent and a small reward for coming to the scent will tell you if you have bears in the area.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:24 AM

Thank you for all of your answers!
I will do some scouting and try some scents and other attracters, if that won't work I guess I will go deer hunting,
I don't have the time to drive a distance to scout, hopefully in the future I will.

Thanks again.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:28 AM

Just be aware of the baiting/atracting timelime in the regs. A lot of new bear hunters forgot about that or are unaware. I was talking to a guy last week that had a barrell out already and he was clueless to the regs. He's since removed it.

Cam's on trail's is about all we do at this time of year and sometimes we have them come into our minerial sites we have out for deer.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

Thanks, that is the last thing I want to happen.
I do have a question, other than with scats or tracks, how can I tell the difference between a deer trail and a bear trail?
Thank You!

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Just be aware of the baiting/atracting timelime in the regs. A lot of new bear hunters forgot about that or are unaware. I was talking to a guy last week that had a barrell out already and he was clueless to the regs. He's since removed it.

Cam's on trail's is about all we do at this time of year and sometimes we have them come into our minerial sites we have out for deer.


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Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:45 PM

A trailcam,lots of scent and a small reward for coming to the scent will tell you if you have bears in the area.


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Bears don't leave alot of tracks but if you see a trail that is being used by bears again and again it means there is a food source close by and available.
There will be plenty of scat and a very apparent trail without deer tracks in it.
I'll see if I can find some pics...
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

A few things to look for.
I realize you aren't in an overly agricultural area but chances are if a deer or a moose didn't do it
and it involves something to eat...a bear did ;)

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:08 PM

A scratching tree used by many bears...you can see one of their trails beyond the tree.
There were actually four trails leading to the tree,ghostbear took me to it last fall...very cool to see.
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Another tree barked up some for some reason...
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This dead tree was ripped apart looking for grubs/bugs.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:24 AM

Those are some nice pictures!
I know my hunting area well, although I have seen trails like that, I have never seen a clawed up tree or a track, but I have seen some gigantic scat, but I was not been able to identify it 100%.
I will definetly go scouting while keeping in mind all the tips.

Thank you!
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