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Melissa Bachman: Best Bow Hunts in North America

by Melissa Bachman   |  November 11th, 2011 7

Although it’s hard to nail down my top five species, it really wasn’t that hard to come up with my top five bow hunts in North America.  These are hunts that truly stand out for one reason or another.

2. Alaska Black Bears

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Alaska Spot and Stalk 7-Foot Black Bear-Predator Calling

In my opinion, there is no better way to take a black bear than on the ground in a spot and stalk situation calling them in with a predator call. With that said, I believe Prince of Wales Island in Alaska is the predator calling capital of the world when it comes to hunting black bear. First, the island is covered by only black bears, so there is no need to worry about running into a big brown bear. Secondly, there are absolute giants living there. Because you will see so many bears, you can really get picky and limit your stalks to only big mature bears. If you are willing to spend a little time looking, you should have numerous stalk opportunities on big bear. I’ve been to POW bowhunting three years in a row and have taken a huge bear on every trip. This spring, Ryan McCue of RDM Pilot set me up on a hunt where he dropped me off with a tent, kayak, predator call and my pink bow. I hunted the wilderness on my own and truly had the time of my life calling in bear after bear. The entire hunt was incredible, but you really can’t beat staying out in the Alaskan wilderness with a tent and kayak. No distractions: Just you, nature and some giant black bears!

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