Tag Archives: State record bear

Send us your bear-hunting stories and photos!

Wildlife biologist Randy Cross, leader of the field crew for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's 40-year bear study, poses with "Big John," a 432-pound black bear that was snared, weighed and released in Washington County on June 17, 2014. Cross first caught "Big John" four years earlier, in the exact same place. (John Wood photo/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

Bear season began more than a week ago, and I’m seeing Facebook traffic that indicates many hunters are enjoying success even though biologists say there’s plenty of natural food in the woods. As always, we’re interested in hearing your tales and looking at your photos. If you’ve got a bear-hunting story, please drop me a […]

Share your bear tales with us

For more than 10 years, I’ve been writing about the outdoors for this newspaper. Over that time, some things have become pretty predictable. Seasons change, and as they do, Mainers participate in different outdoor activities. When April rolls around, anglers are looking for open water. Come May and June, fly fishermen are wading into the […]

No. 1 with a bullet: 699-pound bear taken near Greenville

Guide Jim Webber knows he’s got a bunch of big black bears visiting his bait sites. In fact, he figures that of the 22 sites he’s maintaining this bear season, about 15 of them are being visited by bruins that weigh from 300 to 400 pounds. Two other sites, Webber said, are frequented by even […]