Black Bear Hunt - Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Do you bait for Black Bears?  How do you hunt Black Bears?

 

No, we do not use bait for Black Bears. We use spot and stalk methods and focus our efforts on forestry cut-blocks and cut-lines, river bottoms, grassy hillsides and even forestry road side ditches and railway tracks. These areas are the first to green up in the spring and attract many bears.  

 

2. What is your success rate?

 

Being the only outfitter hunting Black Bears and only taking a maximum of 9 hunters per year, all hunters have a good chance at harvesting a true trophy Black Bear. The area has a large number of Black Bears due to the dense forested areas, plentiful food sources and lack of hunting pressure.  

 

3. What are the best dates to come on a hunt?

 

Our spring hunts take place end of April till Mid June. At this time the Bear’s fur is in prime condition and is rarely rubbed. Fall hunts are also a great time to hunt giant Black Bears; they have had all summer to fatten up and grown a thick coat of fur for another long winter. 

 

4. What is the average size of Black Bears harvested?

 

With limited hunters taken each year, we are able to manage our Bear population allowing each hunter to get the chance to harvest a trophy Black Bear in the 6 to 7 foot range.

 

5. Do you have many color phase bears?

 

Approximately 30 percent of the Bears are color phased so you have a great chance at harvesting a cinnamon, blonde, brown or black bear. 

 

6. Do you have a wound policy?

 

Yes we do. On all hunts you are allowed a maximum of 2 wounds per species. That means that if you draw blood on 2 animals and we can't find either one of them then your hunt for that species is over. Of course we always make every effort to recover any wounded animals and we don't encourage unethical shots.

 

7. How do I get my bear hides home?  Can I leave them with you taxidermist?

 

Yes we do. On all hunts you are allowed a maximum of 2 wounds per species. That means that if you draw blood on 2 animals and we can't find either one of them then your hunt for that species is over. Of course we always make every effort to recover any wounded animals and we don't encourage unethical shots.