Black Bear Hunting in Ontario

Ontario Black Bear Hunting Outfitters

All About The North American Black Bears

Color phases for the black bear consist of cinnamon along with other brown shades. The black bear's muzzle can be a dark or light brown, or even black, and it often sports a white V over the chest area. These creatures are very muscular and have strong bones.

North American Black Bear Tidbits

The adult male black bear weighs anywhere from 114kg to 272kg (250lbs-600lbs) while a female can weigh between 45kg and 181kg (100lbs-400lbs). Males achieve complete skeletal growth at seven or eight years. The bones are fully developed for females at around five years old. Both sexes may continue gaining weight for roughly three to four more years.

There is plenty of game in North America, but the black bear, because it has long hair, uniform color and stocky build, can be spotted using certain guidelines. Males are extremely muscular on the shoulders, forelimbs and neck region, and their snouts are broad. Well-developed musculature on the male head make its ears look round, small and set farther apart. Viewed from the side, the thighs are usually seen as being behind the penis.

Females have a slighter frame and sport tinier necks. Their snouts are thin and long while the ears seem large owing to the underdeveloped muscle masses on the head. Looking at it from behind, hairs over the vulva are frequently seen between the two thighs.

The black bear's eyes look small relative to its head size. It is said that its eyesight is as good as that of humans, with detailed near and color vision. Smelling and hearing senses are likewise highly advanced. These bears are capable of detecting food within a mile (1.6km) of where they are.

In 1990, an Ontario black bear was presented to the Foundation for Recognition of Ontario Wildlife and was scored and recorded to be the biggest. A bow hunter in the Thunder Bay District is responsible for taking the creature, which scored 21-12/16 in points. Known for being omnivores, black bears eat berries, nuts, insects and various green vegetables. Bears have a reputation for killing deer and moose, particularly younger creatures. With their flattened molars and large canine teeth, they are able to crush their prey easily.

During the late fall months, black bears go and hibernate in dens, where they know they will be protected because of prevailing regulations. They stay there until spring arrives. Matings take place in the middle of June till early August. Females are able to reproduce no more than once every couple of years. They give birth to cubs anywhere from late-December to early February. At this time, the mothers are still denned. Each litter can have only one or as many as four cubs who stay with the mother until 16 or 17 months old; the same time the mothers mate anew.

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