Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is the largest island on the West Coast of North America and is over 12,000 square miles. It is known for its thick, steep terrain and its extremely high density of black bears. Join hunter and professional photographer Connor Gabbott and his friends Cam and Ben as they navigate the coastal waters on the west coast of the island in pursuit of spring black bears.

Episode 1

Join hunter and professional photographer Connor Gabbot and his friends Cam and Ben as they travel to the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, in pursuit of spring black bears.

Episode 2

Connor shares his tips for hunting coastal black bears, and the guys head out to gather more food from the local waters.

Episode 3

Connor, Cam, and Ben have numerous close encounters with black bears, culminating in another successful harvest for Ben.

Episode 4

Ben showcases how to properly break down his recent harvest, and Connor connects with the largest black bear of the trip.

Gear Used On The Hunt

The VX-5HD 3-15x44mm is made for anything and everything. Its 3-15 magnification range lets you take full advantage of any situation. Turn the power down to 3 for thick timber hunting, crank it up to 15 for your trek across the open plains, or go anywhere in-between.

Leupold Performance Eyewear is rugged, lightweight, and extremely clear. Each style is designed, machined, and assembled in the U.S.A. and made from ballistically-rated materials.

The RX-1400i TBR®/W enters the market as the most versatile, feature-rich rangefinder in its class. Equipped with our proprietary ranging engine for lightning-fast accuracy, and an exceptionally bright red display, this rangefinder will take your hunting and shooting to the next level.

The BX-4 Pro Guide HD binocular delivers the brightness, edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast hunting guides demand. Backed by our Lifetime Guarantee, this binocular will outperform for life.

Keep your optics fully secured inside our new and improved Pro Guide Binocular Harness 2. It's made in America and tough enough to withstand the harshest backcountry conditions. The soft fleece lining makes removing and replacing your binos silent and smooth, while a no-buckle magnet closure provides easy one-handed access without giving away your position.

American pride. Premium optics. What more could you want from your next favorite hat? (Hint: Nothing.) Leupold® hats are comfortable, breathable, and made for everyday style in the field or on the town.

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