Manitoba Black Bear
have color phases of brown, chocolate, cinnamon, blonde, off white and black. Some
have white blazes on their chest. Spring bear average weights are 250 Lbs.
with some large boars weighing up to 500 lbs. plus. It's my preference to
hunt spring bears because their natural food sources are scarce at this
time. The bears are hungry in spring and will frequently visit the bait
sites. In the fall bears have a large supply of food sources with berries
and grain crops. This in turn makes fall hunting very challenging.
In Manitoba it is illegal to shoot a female bear with any cubs.