"I'll be selling my books, “Black Bear Hunting,” and “Understanding Michigan Black Bear,” along with my DVD, “Field Judging Black Bears,” Smith said from his home in Marquette.
You won't lose with Smith's books. While they are entertaining, they serve the purpose of providing valuable, well-founded information for both the hunter and the person interest in bears.
You can take Smith's information to the bank because it's that solid. I've known him for a number of years, introduced him at seminars and read just about all of his books.
One word describes his writing: Thorough. He doesn't leave a stone unturned. If he is presenting at the symposium, be sure and give him a listen.
He's speaking, writing, and filming from yeas of hunting experience. DNR officials are recommending this symposium for both new and experienced hunters as well as people that wish to understand bears and their behavior better.
Richard P. Smith with black bear he harvested. Photo courtesy of Richard P. Smith