Two bear limit per hunter. Hunts are held in the spring of the year. The majority of the hunting is done over bait.
This is a small family-run operation that only takes 9 bear hunters a year. The normal group size is 2 hunters per hunt with a maximum of 3. Hunting can be done using bows or rifles.
This area has a healthy bear population and big ones too. Every year they take bears over 7 foot. Approximately 1/3 of the bears are color phase being brown, cinnamon or chocolate. This is a great choice for hunters looking for a big bear, two bears or a color phase bear.
Includes meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding, baited stands, field care and skinning of bears, airport pick up and drop off at Edmonton airport.
Hunts are in May. $300 for license and GST.
6 Day Hunt - $4000
Here is a great option for hunters that like to be mobile in their quest for bears. This hunt is a combination hound / spot and stalk hunt in scenic southwest BC. A typical day sees guides and hunters departing in the morning to employ the hounds and then return to camp to eat and go back out in the afternoon for a spot and stalk hunt. May and June finds the bears eating grass in agricultural fields, meadows and logging roads.
This area has a lot of bears. Some hunters have seen 20 bears in a week. The majority are black phase but approximately 20% are lighter color phases. The hair is long and the hides are in great shape for this hunt. They kill some big bears here too. The average is 6 ½ - 6 ¾ feet with 7 footers taken each year. Shot opportunity has been 100% on mature boars.
An added bonus is that you can add a second bear onto your hunt after harvesting your first bear. The cost is $1500 for the second bear. This area also has several wolf packs and hunters that see a wolf may harvest it for no additional charge ($52 wolf tag required).
Licenses required are a non-resident hunting license for $189 and a bear tag for $189.
Includes: meals, lodging, guiding, airport pick up and drop off, field care of animals.
6 Day Hunt - $4500 for 2×1 guiding and $5500 for 1×1 Guiding – May 1 – June 30
Additional costs: $200 NRHPF and 2.5% tax.
Hunt in late August-September for Maine black bears. Hunt takes place near Baker Lake in northwest Maine where the outfitter has 350,000 exclusive acres to hunt. Hunting is over bait and can be by bow, pistol, rifle or muzzleloader.
This outfitter is the #1 bear outfitter in Maine for numbers of bears harvested each year. The kill rate has been 80% in recent years. Unlike many bear camps that just (over)estimate the bear’s weight, each bear is weighed so you know exactly what the weight is. Bears over 300 pounds are killed every year - one killed in 2016 weighed 450 pounds.
This is a great hunt for a young hunter. The minimum age to hunt bears in Maine is 10 and there is no hunter ed requirement until age 16. The outfitter really enjoys having new hunters in camp and goes the extra mile to see that they have a great hunt. Young hunters must hunt with an adult and double-wide “buddy stands” are available to use.
Even though this is a remote area, the camp has wired electricity (not generator), electric heat, and a shower house with flush toilets.
Includes meals, lodging, guiding, baited stands, skin/quarter/freeze your bear and time permitting, even cut up your bear.
Hunts are held starting the last Monday in August and running for four weeks. Hunters arrive in camp on Sunday and hunt Monday - Saturday. New stands are hunted each week.
This hunt is an excellent value and within driving distance of many eastern US hunters.
License cost is $102 for adults and $27 for juniors, the cost of the bear permit is $67.
6 Day Hunt - Week 1 - $1800; Week 2 - $1600; Week 3 - $1600; Week 4 - $1400
Guaranteed Hunt - $2800 - if you don’t get a chance at a bear - you come back the next year for free.
Hunt private land in the beautiful Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming. Bears average 180-250 pounds and 50% are color phase (shades of brown or cinnamon).
Wyoming bear licenses are over the counter with no draw required. However, there is a female harvest quota for each area. If the quota is hit, hunting ceases in that area. For this reason, it is recommended to book your hunt early in the season. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use in archery or rifle season.
Hunt is conducted from stands over bait.
Can also be done as a bear / Merriam’s turkey combo in the spring.
Includes meals, lodging, 2 hunters/guide, airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation of meats and mounts to processing plant or taxidermist.
Spring Archery Hunts - May 1 - June 1 and Spring Rifle Hunts - May 15 - June 1
Fall Archery or Rifle Hunts - September 1-15
5 Day Hunt - $2500 - up to 4 hunters can be accommodated per hunt
5 Day Hunt - $3200. Archery bear season is May 1 - June 1 and rifle bear season is May 15 - June 1. Turkey season ends on May 20.
Spring hunts take place from May 1-31 or until the quota fills. All hunting is done over established baits with rifle or bow in the mountains. Color phase bears are common in the area. Come enjoy what spring has to offer in the Bighorns, you will see lots of elk and moose with their newborn calves. Shot opportunity has run 75%.
Fall hunts run from Sept. 1-15. Hunts take place in the mountains over established baits. Bears have long, even-coated hair by this time in preparation for the long winter. Shot opportunity is typically 75%.
Wyoming bear licenses are over the counter with no draw required. However, there is a female harvest quota for each area. If the quota is hit, hunting ceases in that area. For this reason, it is recommended to book your hunt early in the season.
Includes lodging, meals, transportation during the hunt, delivery of meats and mounts to taxidermist or processing plant, airport pick-up and drop-off (Sheridan airport).
License cost is $362 plus $12.50 conservation stamp. Crossbows are legal to use during archery or rifle season. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use during archery and rifle season.
5 Day Spring Hunt - $2500 (May 1- June 1 archery and May 15-June 1 rifle)
5 Day Fall Hunt - $2500 (Sept. 1-15 archery or rifle)