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#3239544 - 05/05/13 02:25 PM Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt
varminthunter123
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I am wanting to do a black bear hunt this fall in Tennessee. Does anyone know of or could recommend a good reliable guide service?

I am wanting to do an archery hunt, no dogs. Stand hunting.

Any help will be appreciated.

If you are a guide, please pm me with information concerning dates, accommodations and pricing.

Thank Again!!

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#3239579 - 05/05/13 03:51 PM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: varminthunter123]
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There is a archery only bear season in south Cherokee before the dog hunts start and there is plenty of bears around here. Bears are not like deer, they do not have regular travel routes and trails, they more or less wonder randomly in their home territory and you just got to hunt the gaps, leads and natural funnels. With that being said, no way I would pay a guide if hunting without dogs. Other than knowing the country, a guide couldn't help you kill a bear. You could study some topo maps and do just as well on your own. If you need a general vicinity to hunt, I can help, been stomping around Ocoee for close to forty years but killing a bear without dogs in Tennessee is just pure luck, bottom line!
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#3239619 - 05/05/13 04:36 PM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Pure luck and boring as can be.
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#3239919 - 05/05/13 09:02 PM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: fredfred]
varminthunter123
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What kind of range does a bear have? Do they typically stay in the same area?
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#3240138 - 05/06/13 07:49 AM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: varminthunter123]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: varminthunter123
What kind of range does a bear have? Do they typically stay in the same area?


They cover huge areas. If there is a hot food source, they might stay on it for a few days. Otherwise, they may be many miles away next week. They have a great ability to cover a large amount of ground in a short amount of time.
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#3240152 - 05/06/13 08:14 AM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: varminthunter123]
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Edited by Buzzard Breath (05/06/13 02:23 PM)

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#3240159 - 05/06/13 08:19 AM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: Buzzard Breath]
Diehard Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: Buzzard Breath
Put lots of miles on your boots and call them in like coyotes. With a name like varminthunter123 you should be capable of that. It's the most fun you can have with your pants on. It's easy to get them in range, tough to hold your composure long enough for a shot.

Be forewarned, some of the bear hunters do not like the archery hunters. It doesn't sound as though TWRA is all for bow hunting them either.

 Originally Posted By: BigGameGuy
Archery hunts are primarily used by the agency to control the bear populations on private lands. As much as we'd like to provide opportunity for everyone, the archery hunts on public lands have not been embraced by the public.


Where in that quote do you get that TWRA is not for bow hunting them. His exact words were....the archery hunts on public lands have not been embraced by the PUBLIC.
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#3240186 - 05/06/13 08:39 AM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Edited by Buzzard Breath (05/06/13 02:24 PM)

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#3240374 - 05/06/13 12:55 PM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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He put that there because most private land is not available to people hunting with dogs. The vast majority of bears are killed with the aid of dogs. If a landowners does not want dogs on their land, what other option is there? Oh yeah...the one they have given the general public. Joe blow is much more likely to get permission as a bow hunter than he is as a houndsman.

If you have a better alternative to increasing bear hunting opportunities for the general public, I would sure love to hear them. BTW, many of those same areas also have a season where dogs are allowed, but the chances of getting permission is slim. The parcels of land are just too small to use dogs without getting onto neighboring property where they may not appreciate it.

I might add that the entire north Cherokee is open with the statewide seasons. The south Cherokee does not have a bow season, they go straight to gun, but you can use a bow if you would like. There are many hunts with no quota where dogs are allowed, but not required.


Edited by Diehard Hunter (05/06/13 01:00 PM)
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#3240453 - 05/06/13 02:26 PM Re: Tennessee 2013 Black Bear Guided Hunt [Re: varminthunter123]
Buzzard Breath
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varminthunter123, I apologize for hijacking your thread. That was not the intent of my original post. I went ahead and edited it.
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