Good luck everyone & here is one from the back yard. While there has been a Black Bear on the street I live. I made these for the little Kids since more families are out walking since the COVID Virus hit.
It's been 100+ in my area the last 2 weeks. If you see them, they're more than likely going to be in the creek bottoms near water and in the heavy cover to stay out of the hot weather. Best of luck to you guys!
My wife drew a WI tag after a 5 year wait. Season starts September 9th this year. We have 3 baits going but one is controlled by a sow with 3 cubs so we don't bait it as often. The other 2 baits have good bears on them. If she get a chance at one of the good ones, we will need a drag team to help us get it out of the woods. She has been shooting her bow and feels really good. Now we just need the acorns to stay in the trees and the corn to stop growing so the bears stay on the bait sites.
I booked off a few weeks for early fall hunting. Undoubtedly, it will include black bear. Initially, I'm focused on a young moose and/or elk. However, I will be in good bear territory. There are quite a few grizzly in the area, but they are protected. So, I'll watch them when the occasions permits. Always love watching them go about their business.