Best Tips On How To Hunt Black Bear Without Bait

You might be wondering why this article when there are baits you could use to get the bear you want. Keep reading, and you will find out. 

Setting up baits for your prey is one of the easiest things to do when hunting. But according to some state laws, it is not legal, and for states like this, breaking this law can result in some severe penalties.

Now that you know this let us check out some simple tips on how you can hunt down a black bear without bait. 

You might think it is not possible to hunt for a black bear without bait. Well… yes, it is absolutely possible. It might seem difficult, and the thought of it even discouraging, but it is not as difficult as you think. That aside, it is worth it. 

Technology Is Your Friend

Unlike centuries ago, the era of technology has brought to us the possibilities of finding many things easily, black bears inclusive. With the help of your GPS, you can navigate through areas even while relaxing on your bed. With this, you can find areas like nearby roads for easy escape (just in case), easy access to water, and most of all, great bear hunting areas, which is the primary purpose. These hunting areas include drainage and foliage areas where bears could be hiding. 

Trace the Food

Every living creature has a type of food they eat and are attracted to. For black bears, check areas where food and fruits such as oats, corn, berries, and apples are very available.

Spot and Stalk

After you must have found hunting areas with the help of your GPS, you move to the area. Search meticulously for trails of your prey and make camp. As you keep camp, you should be vigilant and keep an eye out for movements. If the movement belongs to a black bear, then aim. Your aim should be locked on your prey so as not to miss. When should you carry arrows in the nocked position? This is it! The best time if you ask me. But be sure that your arrow is drawn at your prey and not a human being.

The Wind Is In Your Favor; use It!

While picking the right spot to stay and stalk your prey, you should check out the thermals. Thermal refers to columns of air that rise and fall as a result of changes in temperature. The aim here is to let the air carry your scent away from your prey. Bears have great smelling senses and can perceive things up to 2 miles away. So when you spot and want to stalk a bear, pick a spot where the wind moves in the direction of the black bear. Through this, your prey will be able to smell you and come towards you. 

Bear Crossbows

Crossbows are the most popular tool for hunting. It is easy to use and travels farther than a bow.  There are series of bear hunting crossbows made by different manufacturers to help provide an accurate aim and help you capture your prey. Below are some of the best hunting crossbows you can find.

Bear Archery Bear X Saga 420

This item from a bear is one of the fastest and deadliest crossbows in the bear collection. It has been designed to move at a speed of 420 Feet Per Second.

Bear Archery Karnage Apocalypse Crossbow Package

This crossbow comes already assembled in its box. It is designed with a suppressor system that helps reduce noise and friction when in use.

Barnett TS380 Crossbow

0ne of the fastest crossbows amongst the Barnett collection, delivering a speed of 380 feet per second. It is easy to assemble and comes with features to ensure your safety while hunting.

Bear X Constrictor 

This happens to be the best hunting crossbow amongst in its class. It has a compact size, accurate, and moves at a speed of more than 410 feet per second.


I hope this article was helpful and interesting too. You should check our next post for a review on the best bear crossbows to give you the best hunting experience.