As it becomes more and more evident that the Canadian border closure will once again prohibit a spring bear hunt to the north, we wanted to share with you three exciting alternatives here in the USA. Not only are these high success bear hunts with prevalent outfitters, they are also unique hunts offering an outstanding adventure and unbelievable scenic backdrops throughout the hunt. These hunts also make the perfect graduation gift!
This family ran outfitter is situated in the breathtaking backdrop of eastern Idaho. They run limited numbers of bear hunts each spring with a conscious effort to maintain the health of the resource. Their hunters are very successful, typically 100% harvest annually. They boast a very high 50% color phase. Many hunters elect for the classic stand hunt over bait but they also offer the more physically challenging but thrilling hunt using their well trained hounds. The dogs have also helped them maintain a 100% recovery of animals. Hunts are 7 days, not the standard 5. These folks are genuine family people and they love what they do and will not compromise the quality of their hunts. They make their home your home on your hunt and the cooking is top notch. Bear hunts tend to run late into the evenings and you will enjoy the comforts of their modern home as you relax and rest before striking out on your hunt each afternoon.
2 Spots Dates: May 13-19 or June 14-20 Price: $3,850
On this Alaska black bear hunt you can experience some of the finest hunting available on Prince of Wales Island and Misty Fjords for trophy Coastal Black Bears. This is a spot and stalk hunt which takes place by boat in the bays and inlets of Southeast Alaska. This is a high success hunt which offers multiple opportunities at bears that average 7 foot squared. On average hunters see between 5 to 15 bears per day! The black bear hunts are not very physically demanding and tend to be both relaxing and enjoyable. These also make great father and son/daughter hunts. A lot of clients book this as a graduation gift/adventure. You stay on the boat and enjoy fresh caught caught seafood and grilled steaks with a stunning backdrop only found in southeast Alaska.
2 Spots Flexible on Dates May and June Price: $5,800
This is a spot and stalk black bear hunt within the Bitterroot National Forest of southwest Montana. The Bitterroot National Forest is home to a very large population of black bear with colors that range from black to cinnamon. Montana laws do not allow baiting or hound hunting for black bear, so if you are looking for a fair chase, true spot and stalk guided hunt with a high success rate this may be your next bear hunt. They use truck or ATV’s to access the many mountain roads available; from there you will glass for bears and typically see several on this 7 day hunt. Enjoy a well appointed 4,400 square foot lodge and good home cooking as well.
2 Spots Dates: May 16-21 or May 23-28 Price: $3,200