Black bears are one of the most curious creatures in the deer woods. They’re quick to check out new things, such as a deer stand. But what happens if their curiosity is piqued when you’re in the stand? This video from a Deer
& Deer Hunting reader shows what to do.
As the video shows, a simple “hey” will usually scare the bear away. However, had
this been a sow with cubs, things could have been more confrontational.
When placing a treestand, it’s always a good idea to check for bear sign. You wouldn’t
want someone claiming your treestand before you get a chance to hunt, as this photo
from another reader shows.