When Mike Grundman took 18-year-old Hunter Coleman on his first bear hunting tour, he knew it would be exciting. But even he couldn’t have predicted just how exciting it would be!
Grundman, who grew up on a farm in Central Saskatchewan, learned hunting from his father and his grandfather. Now, along with wife Erin, he is the owner/operator of Saskadreneline Outfitters, one of the best outfitters in the country, specializing in whitetail deer and black bear hunts.
Saskadreneline Outfitters offer two camps to choose from in northern Saskatchewan. Included in their hunting packages is accommodation at a lakeside cabin, home cooked meals, transportation and a seven day guided bear hunt.
“It’s a great way to experience the outdoors, and the hunting creates an amazing adrenaline rush. If your heart isn’t pounding during a hunt, there’s no point in doing it,” said Grundman.
“Black bear hunters in Montana are required to complete a bear identification test to obtain a black bear license. ” [Bear Hunting Blog file photo]
Black bear hunters in Montana are required to complete a bear identification test to obtain a black bear license. The identification program is intended to prevent the killing of grizzly bears as a result of mistaken identity.
Bear Identification Program Features:
Introduction Page; Learn about the Bear Identification Program and the options available for taking the Certification test. You will also find important contact information should you have questions.
Training; Learn how to identify Black Bears and Grizzly Bears. Each of the important identifying traits of the Black Bear and Grizzly Bear Species are identified and explained in this section. It is important to become familiar with these traits before moving on to the “I See a Bear” part of the program.
I See a Bear; Use your identification skills to determine the species of the Bear on this virtual hunt. Choose to “Shoot” or “Don’t Shoot” as you look through your binoculars at actual bears in the wild. It is important to be able to perform well in this exercise in order to pass the certification or “Testing” portion of this program.
Testing; Take the Bear Identification Test. This test consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. You need to correctly answer 12 questions (80 percent) to obtain a certificate of completion; you may retake the test until a passing grade is obtained. You only need to pass the test once; re-certification is not required.
The video was initially posted in August 2012 but recently got acknowledged by Ultimate Fighting Championship host Joe Rogan and that sent its views to almost 211,000. Even before all of the internet fame Mike Grundman, the owner of Sask Adrenaline Outfitters, said the experience was something he wouldn’t haven’t forgotten.
“It really is amazing how fast they are. When you experience it really is amazing how fast and powerful they are,” he said.
The video starts with Grundman, who was giving 18-year-old Hunter Coleman a hunting tour, stating that the viewer needs to be prepared.
“I’ve filmed a lot of bears, a lot of big bears and spent a lot of nights in the stand. I don’t think I will stop shaking for a week,” Grundman said in the video.