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INSIDER Update: Black Bear OTC Hunt Data Now Live!

Black bear over the counter data on INSIDER

We are very excited to announce our newest INSIDER feature: black bear over-the-counter data. This new enhancement will help open the doors for hunters looking to add a black bear hunt to their season. You'll now be able to find the perfect black bear unit that meets all the criteria you want in a hunt.

We have information for both spring and fall seasons.

Like our other research data, you’ll have Filtering 2.0 to quickly decide where hunt over the counter black bear in each state with additional filters for number harvested, weapon type, season dates and a lot more. Once you've gotten that portion of your research nailed down, you will be prepared to jump into the Unit Profiles to get a better look at the terrain, access, vegetation, temperature/precipitations and many other features.

Black Bear Over The Counter States on INSIDER*

State Link to OTC seasons
on Filtering 2.0
Arizona AZ OTC seasons
California CA OTC seasons
Idaho ID OTC seasons
Montana MT OTC seasons
New Mexico NM OTC seasons
Oregon OR OTC seasons
Wyoming WY OTC seasons

* Washington black bear data will be added when we launch the state. The launch of Washington will happen very soon!

What you'll see with the launch of black bear OTC hunts

You now have the best tools in front of you to find the perfect state and unit to hunt over the counter black bears!

Filtering 2.0

In Filtering 2.0, you'll instantly be able to narrow down where to hunt black bears. With a few clicks, you'll know what unit is perfect for your specific criteria. You'll have access to the following data at your fingertips:

  • Ability to showcase all OTC opportunities in a state
  • Detailed unit-by-unit analysis
  • Season dates
  • Spring/fall seasons
  • # Harvested
  • Public Land %

Sorting by the number of bears harvested per unit

Sorting by number of bears harvested in Idaho on goHUNT

Screenshot of what to expect with black bear OTC opportunities on Filtering 2.0, highlighting the ability to sort by the number of bears harvested.

One of the most impactful tools for locating a spring bear hunt is the number of bears harvested in each unit. And in Filtering 2.0 this information has never been easier to find! Plus, you can also sort all the OTC units from highest to lowest harvest to see what units are trending. You can also select the season (spring or fall) to further figure out the best bear hunt based on the time of year.

Further filter by number of bears harvested

Next, you can take things one step further and adjust the "Animals Harvested" filter to eliminate units that don't meet a certain number of bears taken.

Trending look at number of black bears taken on goHUNT

Once you land on a Unit Profile, you can also see trends on the number of bears taken in each unit.

See OTC black bear on Filtering 2.0

What's next on INSIDER?

As always, we hope you enjoy this new feature to INSIDER. Stay tuned for more enhancements we are coming out with in 2019. We are not stopping here! If you're unfamiliar with INSIDER, you can read more below.

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Dave B.
Dave B. - posted 1 week ago on 04-10-2019 08:27:47 pm
Cedar City, Utah
goHUNT Team

@Casey S- Currently Idaho only has data available from 2016 and earlier. I will do some digging into this and update you with any changes! Please let me know if you have any other questions here or through email- dave@gohunt.com. Thank you!

Casey S. - posted 1 week ago on 04-10-2019 04:45:48 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

The data for Idaho is from 2016, any idea when you will have more up to date info?

Brady J. Miller
Brady M. - posted 2 weeks ago on 04-08-2019 03:07:38 pm
Las Vegas, NV
goHUNT Team

Hey Corey. We do have all the OTC black bear w/caps in Colorado. On Filtering 2.0 you'll see all the seasons are there, as well as all the data. We will be adding narrative to the Unit Profile section for those in the coming weeks. Let us know if you have any other questions!

@Stuart and John - So glad to hear you'll enjoy this new feature! If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Corey H. - posted 2 weeks ago on 04-08-2019 02:12:03 pm
Colorado Springs, CO
goHUNT INSIDER

No OTC black bear w/caps info for Colorado?

srgarrett
Stuart G. - posted 2 weeks ago on 04-08-2019 12:46:43 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Roaring applause for this. I didn't draw out this year in the Nevada guided mule deer hunt for nonresidents so I am scrambling to put together a bear hunt for Fall 2019. Really appreciate this addition to GoHunt Insider.

John W. - posted 2 weeks ago on 04-08-2019 12:21:04 pm
Pittsburgh, PA
goHUNT INSIDER

Awesome! Been waiting for this...