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How to Beat the Odds in Bear Season with Mark Lesher

How to Beat the Odds in Bear Season with Mark Lesher

Pennsylvania Woodsman  / 

Posted on November 11, 2021

Show Notes

There are over 200,000 bear licenses sold in Pennsylvania annually, and 3,500-4,000 bears are killed every fall. With odds like this, how can there be people who have killed multiple Pennsylvania bears in their lifetime and others who never kill one? The answer is the same as the guys who consistently kill big bucks. Preseason homework needs to be done if you expect success! Finding food is key, and to do that you may need to put some miles on via vehicle and boots to find it.

This week we chat with Mark Lesher who has killed half a dozen Pennsylvania bears, and passed nearly as many. He shares a camp with his brothers and family in the northern portion of the state that has harvested dozens of bears since the 1960s when the season first opened back up. Growing up in a camp comes with many traditions. Some traditions include hunting the same areas and the same ways as previous generations. Mark and his crew have learned to do way more than make bear drives and holler, they’ve learned how to be methodical and kill multiple bears annually in their camp. If you’re and avid bear hunter, grab a pen and paper because class is in session; you do not want to miss out on this information!

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