Bear Hunt in Virginia: A Memorable Experience

  • Mike's avatar

    Looking to learn. “Rig” in this case means that the dog is on the truck platform and fires off when smelling bear scent while underway right? You’re my Google here man.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike correct. @Chris can probably describe it better, but when they "rig" it just means they are on scent in general. Doesn't necessarily mean they have to be on a truck. They can rig while you're also out just still hunting. I'm probably not using it correctly either to be honest. I'm a real experienced hunt hunter over here....2 whole hunts.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek haha. I’ve hunted over dogs my whole life, but bird and rabbit dogs, not bear dogs. I assumed “rig” correlated with the truck. Maybe it’s the harness rig?

  • Tom's avatar

    Sounds like a pretty incredible time. Bear hunting can get the heart pumping.

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3rd District Director for Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Part time employee at GoWild and full time Firefighter/EMT. I have a passion for all things hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors as a whole.

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