Frequent question: Where are the largest black bears in North America?

The largest concentration of black bears in the southeastern United States is on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula of North Carolina. There are an estimated 8,000 bears in this area. Black bears are fascinating animals that have captured man’s attention through the millennia.

Where was the biggest black bear killed?

700-pound black bear shot in New Jersey sets world record

  • A 700-pound bear shot in New Jersey, pictured, has set a new world record as the largest black bear ever killed with a bow and arrow in North America. ( …
  • The bear, pictured, was shot on Oct.

Where is the best black bear hunting?

5 Best Black Bear Destinations

  1. Alberta. Black bear hunts in Alberta are especially unique because you have a great opportunity to get a trophy-quality black bear. …
  2. Maine. If you’d rather not travel outside the US, or if you live in the eastern US, Maine has fantastic black bear hunts available. …
  3. Quebec. …
  4. Idaho. …
  5. Saskatchewan.

Are there mountain lions in North Carolina?

Cougars, also known as mountain lions, were once common here and they have left a legacy of place names throughout the state— indeed, the entire Southeast. … Sightings of cougars or their tracks are still reported occasionally in parts of the East, including North Carolina.

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