I have a question about the habits of black bear. In early May would you expect black bears to have a fairly small range so long as they had food, water and shelter and were undisturbed? I would tend to think so. Why travel if you have everything you need right where you are? I saw a big bear Sunday evening and hoped to get on him Monday evening but did not see him. Am I foolish to hope to find a bear in the same general area night after night at this time of year? I know that the boars will start ranging later in the spring looking for sows in heat but do not think that starts until later May or June. Thanks, Rufous.