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The Black Bear is a medium-sized kind of bear in the game (class 7). It can be hunted in the Layton Lake District and the Silver Ridge Peaks reserve.


Native to the North American continent, the black bear is a worthy challenge for any hunter despite their smaller size among bears. Their fur color is typically black or very dark brown. Despite their name though, black bears come in many different hybrid variations due to interspecies breeding. A typical male bear weighs between 60 - 250 kg (126 - 551 lb). Hunting black bears requires patience, stealth, and a high degree of marksmanship, as they have great physical strength, are highly dexterous and have a keen sense of smell and good hearing. Black bears are diverse omnivores and tend to hide within larger forests. If you startle or corner one, it will most definitely defend itself fiercely.


Behaviour Skittish and defensive
Habitat Large forests in flat and hilly terrain
Senses Good hearing and a great sense of smell
Social Typically solitary
Active During night


Weapon Class 7, Predator "Distressed Fawn" Caller
Species Ursus americanus
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 9 (Legendary)

Need Zone Times[]

  • Layton Lake District

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 07:30 Feeding
    07:00 - 11:30 Resting
    11:00 - 15:30 Resting
    15:00 - 19:30 Resting
    19:00 - 23:30 Drinking
    23:00 - 00:30 Feeding
  • Silver Ridge Peaks

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 05:30 Resting
    05:00 - 11:30 Feeding
    11:00 - 12:30 Drinking
    12:00 - 15:30 Resting
    15:00 - 20:30 Drinking
    20:00 - 21:30 Drinking
    21:00 - 00:30 Resting
  • Shot scheme[]

    Color code
    Black bear shot scheme.png
    Red - Kills immediately
    Blue - Kills very quick
    Orange - Kills slowly
    No Color - Unlikely to kill


    There are 19 ammunition that give full integrity bonus on the Black Bear.

    • 9 Rifle Ammo
    • 2 Shotgun ammo
    • 3 Handgun ammo
    • 5 Archery ammo 

    Fur variants[]

    The fur types Blonde, Brown and Cinnamon are not particularly rare and can be frequently found among the black bear populations. In contrast to many of the other species in the game, the black bear has no rare fur types like melanistic, albino or piebald.


    Trivia and Patches[]

    • Black bears defend themselves. When they put out warning calls be wary, because if you try and go to close the bear will attack you.
    • Improved sound mix for Black Bear (Patch 1.1) [Feb 23, 2017]
    • Mission : A Family Picture: changed objective from taking a photo of 2 bears [Black Bear] in one photo to a two photos of 2 different bears. (Patch 1.11) [October 31, 2017]
    • Mission : DOC #6 - changed the required harvests from 3 to 2, removed GOLD game score requirements, and added requirement for black bears harvests to have 100% Quick Kill bonus. (Patch 1.17) [March 1, 2018]
    • Mission : DOC #4 - changed the required harvest animal from black bear to any animal (Patch 1.17)