I was looking to do a bit of hunting this spring and was thinking about a Black bear hunt. For me spot and stalk is much more exciting than hunting over bait so I was hoping to do some hunting above the tree line similar to a fall hunt with berries. Iíve heard from a lot of people that finding the first green south facing slopes is a good bet for a spring hunt. Iím also thinking that it might be easy to spot bears at a distance when they cross patches of snow on the mountain sides.
My question is how would a spring hunt on the mountain sides compare to a fall hunt in terms of the number of bears I would see and the odds of success?
Second, what is the best time of spring for a spot and stalk hunt? I did a bear hunt last September and it was probably the most fun Iíve ever had hunting. Iím hoping that a spring hunt will be similar. I was thinking of going the 3rd or 4th week of May, but I could probably go anytime in May or April.
Howís the meat in spring? The fall bear was great eating. I almost finished it and I donít think I can wait till fall for more.