BIG BEAR COUNTRY – If you have been looking for an affordable hunting tract in the heart of Tyrrell County’s BIG BEAR country, this property is right for you. Over a mile of waterfront, mature hardwoods, surrounded by agriculture, this property has everything you need at an unbelievable price.

220 acres of Hunting Land for Sale in Tyrrell County NC. For years, Eastern North Carolina has been known for some of the finest Black Bear habitat in the lower 48, this tract is no exception. This fantastic offering has over a mile of waterfront, pocosin swamps, mature hardwoods, surrounded by AG fields, and is chock-0-block full of wildlife. If you have been looking for an affordable tract in the heart of some of the best Black Bear hunting in the state this property is the perfect fit.

The black bear is the only bear species found in North Carolina or anywhere in the eastern United States. The successful comeback of the American black bear in North Carolina represents one of wildlife management’s greatest achievements. Black bears were once restricted to remote areas and reached very low population levels in the mid-1900s. Today, black bears are found approximately 60% of the total land area of North Carolina. The black bear is an omnivore with a diet of both plants and animals. It varies in color: in North Carolina, the black bear is usually black with a brown muzzle and sometimes a white patch on its chest, commonly referred to as a chest blaze. Bears prefer large expanses of uninhabited woodland or swampland with dense cover. In the east, lowland hardwoods, swamps and pocosins, provide good bear habitat.

Bears put on additional weight in autumn to prepare for winter denning. They build dens in cavities of live trees, hollow logs, caves, rock outcroppings, cavities in the ground, or in a thicket. Usually black bears construct nests of leaves, sticks, and grass within the den, which often resemble giant bird nests. In North Carolina, den entry can occur as early as November or as late as January, though male bears in the coastal plain region remain active throughout winter. Most North Carolina bears emerge from their dens in March or early April, depending on the weather and mobility of their cubs.

The nearby town of Columbia was chartered in 1793 as Elizabethtown. The town became the Tyrrell County seat of government in 1799 and was renamed Columbia in 1801. While settlers from Virginia streamed southward into the Albemarle region during the 18th century, development of Columbia and Tyrrell County proceeded slowly. Surrounding swamp forests, vast peat wetlands and pocosins restricted penetrations of the interior around the town. The area was one of the most isolated and sparsely settled parts of North Carolina well into the 20th century. Primarily a fishing and trading center before the War Between the States, Columbia grew in the late 19th century as a result of the expanding lumber industry. (

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For more information on this and other Bear Hunting Land for Sale in Tyrrell County NC call BILLY MCOWEN at 252-305-6720, email BMCOWEN@MOSSYOAKPROPERTIES.COM or you can visit us on the web at MOPLANDMAN.COM.


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