Jim Hoard’s area is located where the Canadian record black bear was struck by a vehicle in 2001. That bear weighed an astonishing 856 pounds and provides one of two key ingredients that make this area a great place to take monster black bears… genetics.
Bears in this area have the same record book genetics as the 856 pound monster killed by a Mazda in 2001. Obviously this big bear has passed his genetics just as he received them. But genetics will get you only so far. You also have to have the second key ingredient – abundant food sources.
Jim Hoard’s area is largely agricultural. An abundant supply of grain fields combined with the natural berries, acorns, and supplement food provided by Hoards Hunting Camps provides a diet that when mixed with the right genetics produces big black bears.