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Amazing British Columbia Bear Hunting Season

British Columbia is a remote province situated on the west coast of Canada, 80 kilometers north of Campbell River. A significant part of British Columbia is known for its wildlife abound by a mammalian population that people don’t normally witness in the United States of America. Abundant in healthy populations are grizzly bears, black bears, and the Kermode bears or spirit bears making British Columbia the most popular go-to for bear hunting enthusiasts.

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Along with the bears, there is also a bountiful number of deer, wolves, moose, elks, cougars, coyotes, lynx, and a lot more animals you can hunt. Glendale Cove is the place where a huge fraction of the grizzly bears are found. On the other hand, the black bear’s population per square mile in British Columbia is the most impressive in all of North America. They can grow to massive sizes, 6 sometimes 7 feet.
Given its geographical beauty, British Columbia is a place enjoyed by many for activities such as camping, hiking, mountain climbing, mountaineering, fishing and as mentioned, hunting. Many people have attested to British Columbia, Canada being the most popular and alluring location for avid bear hunters. If you have been long craving for the thrill brought by hunting and have never in your life seen the beauty of a bear in person, it’s time for you to hit British Columbia soon.

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Bear hunting season usually falls sometime in spring or peak fall when the salmons start swimming back to the river. Hunters find it very exciting to use the method of spot and stalk. British Columbia doesn’t allow the method of baiting. Many spot 5 to 10 bears a day and successfully stalk and kill 1. That’s a considerably amazing number. As hunters have insisted, bear encounters in British Columbia are incomparable.
Every British Columbia Bear Hunting Season ends beautifully with proud hunters and their pictures with massive bears. During the previous 2014 British Columbia Bear Hunting Season, their rates shot up to an impressing 100% opportunity and 85% success on black bear hunts. You’d be able to view some grizzlies too but most of the time, the kills are just black bears.

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The full 6-day May British Columbia Bear Hunt will probably cost you an amount of $3500, while the June hunt rate is at $4500. These fees are usually inclusive of a service from the airport in Prince George to the actual venue.If a hunter decides to take a second bear, he would be allowed to do so with a trophy fee of around $2500. A wolf would cost you less, nothing more than $100.
So what are you stalling for? Get your hunting gear and hunting equipment ready, start inviting your friends who you know are interested in bear hunting too, book for the season, and enjoy spotting and stalking your dream kill at the next British Columbia Bear Hunting Season. Don’t forget to post your proud pictures on the net for everybody to see how truly amazing bear hunting is in BC, Canada.

Is Airgun Hunting Ethical?

For most hunters who use conventional weapons to hunt they are very good at what they do; however, some often wonder whether or not it is ethical to use an airgun in hunting. To put this argument to rest, there’s nothing wrong with using unconventional weapons to hunt animals for sport or food. Ancient people used spears, arrows and clubs to achieve something similar and we never questioned their motives for that. If you’re aware of the power of your rifle and your marksmanship, then it is technically accurate to say that your airgun is ethically useful in hunting deer or a duck. This is essentially the same set of parameters use in choosing their weapons for a hunting sport.

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Personally, I believe that hunting ethics applies to my skills in making the weapons I choose effective in hunting. It will not matter whether I take a Browning Leverage .177 Air Rifle w/3-9×40 Scope, or a Hatsan Model 125 Sniper Camo Sniper Kit- .22 Cal with Scope, Bipod & Sling, or even a Crosman M4-177 Tactical Pump Air Rifle out in the field and I’d still be able to hit a rabbit at 50 yards, and do it consistently. However, if the same rabbit was 50 yards further away, then that would be a different story. This scenario puts my hunting skills and marksmanship at a disadvantage as 1) the target (rabbit) is beyond the maximum effective range of the airgun, and 2) my aim – although true – will be undermined by the wind velocity and directional factor.

Apparently the difference between an airgun and a firearm is that you’ll need to be extra smart when hunting with an airgun, while a firearm has almost 3 kilometers of maximum effective range and makes hunting less difficult.

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Airguns basically were not meant for long distance shooting and they do their job best at close range (and I mean 50 yards close), but for accuracy in long range shooting you’ll need to use .233 caliber rounds with that.

Another issue surrounding this ethical argument about hunting with an airgun is that people are trying to take down a target too large for the BB ammo to make an effective kill. Let’s get back to that earlier example about the jackrabbit at 50 yards away; if you’ll use a .22 pcp to take that rabbit down at that distance then there’s a 80% chance that it will work. However, if you’ll use the same gun on a bobcat at the exact same distance, then I’m sorry but the worst it will do is give the bobcat a flesh wound. Every skilled hunter knows and understands the difference between the guns they use to hunt and the type of animal they’re hunting – they would most likely use the right gun for a certain quarry and not try to push one gun’s limits.

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Ethics not only involves in the kinds of tools you use to harvest game, but also how efficient you are as a hunter when using these tools. Experienced hunters actually prefer airguns over firearms in hunting small game and controlling rat population (Australia once had rat infestation back in the 1990s). Airguns create small impact trauma on rabbits and other small animals that instantly kill them without destroying a large portion of their anatomy; the same is true for large rifles when taking down deers and antelopes. The bottom line is that as long as you know your skills and limits, you pick the proper gun and pellet, and you don’t overestimate yourself; then you can ethically hunt using air power.

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