Hi, I'm doing an OTC DIY black bear hunt in VT this year and I'm going to start scouring the land looking for the food. Dose anyone know if there are any mast crops this year? Hard or soft. Thanks this is my first black bear hunt and I'm just looking into areas I should focus on. " like power lines for berries or river beds for choke cherries, ridge tops for beech nuts. Any help will be appreciated.