Black Bear hunting… A truly special hunt, no matter what part of the country you are hunting. Black bear hunts are one of the most rewarding hunts that the wilderness has to offer. Reaching up to 600 + lbs the black bear can be outright dangerous if not treated with caution. That element of danger is what makes bear hunting such a special and memorable experience. There are 2 different ways to hunt black bears, spring and fall. Both times of the year, bears are active due to their need to find food and take in as many calories as possible.