Way of the Hunter developed by Nine Rocks Games released in Aug. 16, 2022
Way of the Hunter provides a highly immersive, completely integrated experience amongst stunning wildlife with true to live animal group behavior. Witness the changing of complex ecosystems that react and adapt to your input. Learn what it means to be a true hunter and put your skills to the test.
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The Highland forest section of the map located in the south west corner of the map in an area called Haliwitch has some of the best black bear hunting in Way of the Hunter. American Black Bear is a Tier 6 animal in Way of the Hunter. The .338 Lapua Mag is my rifle of choose when hunting black bears and elk in Way of the Hunter. The 338 a tier 6 rifle provides plenty of hit energy in order to provide you with a double lung shot on a black bear.
Black bears have a wide area they can cover between their zones and often times you will only find one male and female in each area making them extremally difficult to locate.
Black bears start feeding early in the morning before the sunrises at 3 AM. I find the best time to start hunting them is 7 AM while they are in their drink zones.
Bears love to take long naps so they sleep from 10 AM – 15:00.
Another area to hunt bears is the stream located east of Dustin’s Cabin. Follow the water east to find black bear drink zones. The mountains of both side of the stream have black bear feed zones as well has rest zones.
Bears mature at age 16 and can live for 39 years. This maturity will take some times and many in games days for the young bears to reach adult stage and then with time they will become a mature black bear. I have watched a young 1 star male grow up to become a 3 star adult and then mature 4 star black bear. After a few more in game days it reached 5 stars. There is a very good chance if I would have let him live for several more days his weight would have increased possible increasing his trophy score which is based on width and length of skull.
To be considered a 5 Star Black Bear in Way of the Hunter bears trophy rating has to be between 478-500
This maybe the highest trophy rating in Way of the hunter. Most animals are required to be over 450 or 460 to 500.
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