I have been guiding for black bear and grizzly since 1978. Grizzly is all spot and stalk and blackies are both spot and stalk and baited. I never get tired of bear hunting. Most guys seem to settle for the first representative bear they see and few hunt them more than a couple of times and so never really know what it is like to hunt the old trophy boars. I have my first bear hunter for 2009 and the bears are just getting active as it has been a cool spring. I am fortunate as I have always lived in good bear country............and now I live in the area with the highest density of black bear in North America. Our ranch is loaded with bruins and we are just a couple of miles from a national park. We regularly kill 500+ pound blackies and numerous Boone and Crockett bears are taken from this area every year. The genetics are here for big heads and big bodies..............this is not the case everywhere. This year I will be hunting them around home for a month and then off to the Northwest Territories to hunt them for a couple of weeks along with wild wood bison .............. this is an overlooked area with some tremendous old boars and hides like you have never seen. How many of you guys have hunted spring black bear in Canada?