Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man
Call it passion. Call it obsession. Call it some of each. It is what it is...a life-long study and pursuit of the black bear by Bill Wiesner, a man called BearCrazy by his friends, family and, quite often, by himself.
Bill and his family (wife Sandy and sons Brad and Bryan) have hunted black bear in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.
They have a combined total of 147 years of black bear hunting experience. They have taken more than 100 bears, more than 30 of which qualify for the Pope & Young Club record book, and seven of which qualify for the Boone & Crockett Club record book.
They have taken these bears over baits, by spot and stalk, and behind hounds. They have called bear, taken them over food plots designed specifically for bear, decoyed them and used bear-attractant non-food scents.
They have taken them with rifle, shotgun with slugs, crossbow, selfbow, recurve bow, longbow, compound bow and muzzleloader. They once thought of trying a spear, then thought better of it. This is Bill's story, memoir and in-depth, fact-filled 'how to hunt black bears successfully and love every minute of it' effort to inform and entertain you. Bears by themselves, can be great entertainer, such as this determined bear out-squirreling the squirrels to get at a scent bomb on a line.
So come along with us to the bear's lair...