I just finished reading a realy good book on trailing and hunting black bears. Tracking The American Black Bear by Preston Taylor. Preston, a well known tracker and Cybertracker Evaluator, guides the reader through bear tracking, trailing form, track aging, drills to practice for difficuly trails, and bear trailing in the Northwest. Later in the book is information and stories about hunting black bears. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in trailing and black bears.
Here is an Amazon link if your interested. https://www.amazon.com/Tracking-American-Black-Preston-Taylor/dp/B091WL6G4W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DLQCE64OVOU0&dchild=1&keywords=tracking+the+american+black+bear+preston+taylor&qid=1627146463&sprefix=Tracking+the+american+%2Caps%2C580&sr=8-1