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Bear Hunting

Bowhunter Takes 515 Pound Bear In Gilmer County

Danny Hall, of Ellijay, said it took seven people to drag his 515-lb. Gilmer County bow bear just 30 yards to the Polaris. “And then we liked to have never got it in the back of the Polarius,” said Danny. Danny took the once-in-lifetime bear on Sept. 10 on a piece of private land. “It…

The Blue Ridge “Terrorist” Bear

It all started while trout fishing at Rock Creek in the Blue Ridge WMA on Memorial Day weekend 2008. I had my limit of trout and was riding the back roads looking for places I might want to try and harvest a mountain buck on a future deer hunt. I came upon the local game…

Okefenokee Bear Hunt, Missing Jackie Carter

In the nightmare, terror is just behind and gaining. Big, eight-ball black and much too close, the roaring mass with teeth and jaws popping and claws swiping, steadily closes the distance. There’s seemingly no escape: attempting to run—even for your life—as if in deep water is a dire, daunting, even hopeless task. The only hope…

Cop Breaks Window To Free Bear From Inside Car

On June 19, 2018, a bear in Carnelian Bay, California found itself in a predicament. The bear was locked inside a Subaru Outback. This is actually the second bear-in-an-Outback incident in the last few weeks, the other being in Connecticut. This California bear was most likely after some food, entering the car through an open…

Two Bears Killed On Middle Georgia Hunt

Jeff Mitchell had taken lots of game animals over the years, but when a black bear stepped out into the food plot at 6:05 p.m. on Jan. 13, it was something very special. He said he felt a quickened pulse and a nervousness in his fingers that he had not felt for several years of…

Georgia’s Heaviest Bear

Tim Watson, of Dillard, got settled in his stand around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 in hopes of killing a bear. He was hunting a private tract of land in Rabun County. “I had seen a big bear several times prior to hunting in this spot,” said Tim. “So, I decided to hunt Saturday…

WRD Hunt Meetings Discuss Either-Sex Deer Days, Bears, Doves & WMAs

WRD hosted eight hunt-regulations meetings last month to discuss the 2017-2019 hunting regulations. Attendance ranged from 18 to 68 at these meetings. Hunters were able to make comments after a WRD Powerpoint presentation. WRD’s presentation included four main topics. They are as follows but can be viewed at www.georgiawildlife.com. Scroll to the bottom to see…

10 Bears Taken During 2016 Middle Georgia One-Day Hunt

As Dr. Albert Warren was sitting in his deer stand on Dec. 10, he was taking a rare opportunity to bear hunt, even though he had never seen a bear from his stand in south Houston County. But other hunters had seen bears on the club. Then a little after sunrise, he noticed what looked…

Record-Class Bear From South Georgia

It had been a long summer for Leta Carter. The 30-year-old south Georgia mother of three from Folkston was as excited as one of her children awaiting Christmas. “I thought about it all summer and had been counting down the days. I almost couldn’t wait to get the opportunity to kill my first bear,” Leta…

Slow Start For Georgia Bear Season, But Some Giant Bears Taken

Even though several big bears have been killed, WRD reports a slower-than-normal archery bear season. “Our harvest record indicates that we only have 33 bear records that have come into the office thus far, and that’s low,” said Scott Frazier, a WRD wildlife biologist in Gainesville. “Typically, we’ll tag over 100 bears during archery season,…