I hunted a site last year that looked perfect, but didn't produce a single bear. I was disappointed and looked for new locations while out moose hunting. I know that the bears look for south facing hill sides for their den sites, but I am curious if anyone has more information as to what bears look for in denning sites. (i.e.- close to low wet areas, softer soils, thicker cover)
I figured if you find good denning sites then you find good bears in the spring!
I know bears wake up slow and down't move around very far at first, so if I can set up in a spot that catches them early then I can pattern them throughout the season. I figured this would generate a good conversation, so I look forward to what comes out of it!