The North Carolina Bear Hunters Association (NCBHA) is a organization dedicated to the proper conservation and management of NCís black bears, public education, and protection of our bear hunting heritage.
For over 300 years North Carolina bear hunters have pursued the most challenging and formidable creature of the wilderness; the black bear. North Carolina, like few other states provides the black bear with some of the most accommodating habitat in North America.
North Carolina's eastern third is a coastal plain and features some of the most impenetrable terrain in which bear can live and flourish. Frequently characterized as swamps, wetland wilderness, and jungle-like bayís. This area has produced three of the Top Ten North American record bears, including the world record bear based on weight at an astounding 880 pounds, and another bear which captured the world record based on 21-7/8 points as the largest ever taken with the aid of dogs.
In the west, North Carolina benefits from the Great Smokey Mountains range and the mountain foothills home to one of the old bear populations on the continent. This vertical environment is home to the tallest and most rugged mountains on the North American eastern coast.
We are responsible hunters, placing the welfare of the species ahead of our sport and hunting pleasure.
Proudly Affiliated With :
United States Sportsman's Alliance (USSA) National Rifle Association (NRA) USSA Bear Hunter Rights Coalition (BHRC) North Carolina Sporting Dog Association (NCSDA) NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) Sporting Dog Defense Coalition (SDDC)