Use Promo Code Randy for 20% off OutdoorClass

Sierra Nevada Black Bears - lots of 'em

sierrahunter

Active member
Joined
Feb 14, 2015
Messages
96
Just retrieved pictures from my trail cam in the Sierras. The camera had over 800 photos from the past couple of months. Most were of black bears. I especially like the photos from June 10. You'll notice by the time stamps that a big boar is walking within a minute's distance of a sow. A couple of hours later, another boar walks by. It's definitely mating season!
 

Attachments

  • 05140409.jpg
    05140409.jpg
    111.3 KB · Views: 846
  • 05260615.jpg
    05260615.jpg
    135.8 KB · Views: 848
  • 05260618.jpg
    05260618.jpg
    132.5 KB · Views: 808
  • 05280631.jpg
    05280631.jpg
    105.1 KB · Views: 812
  • 06030670.jpg
    06030670.jpg
    116.2 KB · Views: 808
  • 06100743.jpg
    06100743.jpg
    116.6 KB · Views: 812
  • 06100745.jpg
    06100745.jpg
    111.6 KB · Views: 821
  • 06100750.jpg
    06100750.jpg
    110.5 KB · Views: 803

hank4elk

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 8, 2015
Messages
6,215
Location
SW NM
What area of the Sierras? I miss seeing real bears.
I've seen blue black with white chest blaze to those cinamin brown in the Sierras.
Saw several bleached blond ones in SLO county too,daddy must have sent them west to go to Poly....lol

These NM bears are such skinny dinks compaired to any I ever saw in CA, I've never bothered getting a tag.
Watched the local Warden and outfitters go thru the whole measuring proccess here several times and have to keep from laughing when I hear "Trophy Potential",they look like cub skulls to me...lol. Or a bear brought in and it barely covers part of the tail gate....
 
Last edited:

sierrahunter

Active member
Joined
Feb 14, 2015
Messages
96
This area is north of Tahoe.

I didn't realize NM had smaller black bears. I will say this much....after pulling a modest sized black bear out of the woods last year, I'm not anxious to shoot a big bear. It is a painful, lengthy, greasy process to get a bear out of the woods by yourself (as you might know). Last year, I could hear bears around me in the darkness as I skinned and quartered my bear through the night, which made it a bit more hair-raising than usual. I was absolutely exhausted when finished, and not sure what I would do if I took a really big boar.

Interestingly, I put a trail cam up at the bear gut pile last year and found all the local bears munching on their former buddy. Yum.
 

hank4elk

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 8, 2015
Messages
6,215
Location
SW NM
It's home of Smokey Bear but I have a feeling little smokey was a full grown NM bear,lol.
I really don't know how big, they might be,maybe 300lb for a big boar.

It is amazing how many there can be in certain areas of the Sierras ,and not just talking Park or town bears.
And personally speaking, black bears are way more dangerous and unpredictable than thought. I never turned my back on one.
I've encountered very sneaky aggresive black bears. Never know what they might do. At least with a Grizz,you know for sure.lol
 

scottieoutwest

New member
Joined
Dec 1, 2014
Messages
7
Biggest bear I've ever seen was in the Sierras. Just west of Reno to be exact. Living in NY/PA for majority of my life it was a bit of a surprise to see such a big bear in the mountains.
 
B

big28hunter

Guest
Great pics! I'd love to take a color phase bear. Not many here in PA. Thanks for sharing.
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
100,939
Messages
1,604,426
Members
31,629
Latest member
matt24073
Top