Alaska Black Bear Hunt
Alaska Black Bear Hunt
Alaska has a TON of black bear hunting options!
An estimated 100,000 black bears (Ursus americanus) inhabit Alaska. Statewide, the annual harvest increased steadily between 2003 and 2007, from about 2,500 to 3,250 bears. On an Alaska black bear hunt, color can vary from jet black to white. Black is most common, but brown or cinnamon-colored black bears are sometimes seen in Southcentral Alaska and on the southeastern mainland. Cinnamon-colored black bears are also common in Alaska’s Interior. Some bluish-colored bears called glacier bears may be found in the Yakutat area and in other parts of Southeast Alaska.
Why you should consider black bear hunting in Alaska:
- Tons of black bears.
- Good trophy quality.
- Spot-and-Stalk or hunt over bait.
- Vessel-based black bear hunts are available on a limited basis.
- Good combo options for moose, caribou, grizzly bear, brown bear, mountain goat, Sitka blacktail deer, and fishing.
Spot-and-Stalk Bear Hunt
Hunt Black Bears in the Prince William Sound that have great genetics!
Black bear hunts are one of those hunts that you can do in almost any place in North America. However the bears in this area have a higher quality of fur than in many other places. If you’re looking for a hunt where you can take a true quality bear, this hunt would be a great choice.
The bears in this area also average in size from about 6 to 6 1/2 feet, even some that are 7 1/2 feet are taken as well! The reason these bears are so big and have such beautiful coats is because of he high quality and amount of food in the area as well as great genetics.
This Alaska black bear hunt can be a combo with brown bear in the Spring, or mountain goat in the Fall.
- Excellent genetics. The average bear is about 6 to 61/2 ft. Occasional bears in the 7 1/2 foot range are also harvested.
- Prince William Sound bears have exceptional coats and what separates them from other black bears.
- Hunt: BAKO3
Alaska Combo Hunts
If you’re spending the money on a hunt in Alaska, you should really consider making it a combo hunt.
Make your Alaskan hunt a North American Hunting Safari! You heard us right! If you want to go to Alaska to hunt it right the first time this outfitter offers a combo hunt for Alaskan moose, caribou, grizzly or brown bear, mountain goat, and/or Sitka blacktail deer!
This is a true hunt of a lifetime! Most of these animals are at the top of most hunters lists, so why not get it all done in one place, with one outfitter, in one trip? This outfitter is exceptional in all phases of the hunt. They really know how to take care of their clients!
You will usually be staying in spike camps after the initial arrival. However you will arrive at the lodge which is tucked away in beautiful remote Alaska. Your food will also be taken care of on your trip. The outfitter gives a fair latitude to his hunters in regards to food so don’t let that be a concern for your dream Alaskan Safari hunt.
- This hunt isn’t extremely difficult but the better shape you’re in the more fun and more success you should have.
- Season is from September to October.
- You will be hunting for a period of 14 days.
- This hunt is guided 1:1
- Your method of hunting is spot and stalk, all animals are fair chase.
- Hunts: BAKO3, SRL1
Alaska Black Bear Hunts Over Bait
Nearly 100% for two bears! Take two additional black bears for a trophy fee!
Alaska Brown Bear, Black Bear Combo over Bait
The ability to hunt brown bear over bait has recently been allowed Alaska and is turning out to be quite the treat! This outfitter says that the brown bears in many cases have taken over their black bear baits making the brown bears somewhat of a nuisance… a welcomed nuisance however.
With near 100% for this combo hunt you can get the best of both worlds with black bears in all different color phases, and brown bears with chocolate to almost a white colored fur. The schedule is also what sets this hunt aside. Wake up late as you will be hunting almost until midnight most nights. After you wake up enjoy some sockeye salmon fishing before you hit the stands for the rest of the day.
- Black bear AND brown bear hunts over bait
- Success rates for brown bears are almost 100% with most hunters getting opportunities
- Success for black bear hunting is 100%!
- Brown bears can get up to 9 ft with skulls that measure 26″ but 7-8 ft is average.
- Hunts are for 10 days with the 11th day saved for travel out of the cabin.
- Enjoy fishing for sockeye salmon during the day.
- Hunt: AOU3
Alaska Coastal Black Bear Hunts
Vessel-based, coastal black bear hunting in Alaska is based from a live-in, luxury yacht.
These Alaska trophy black bear hunts are conducted where the rugged Alaska mountains meet the saltwater. You’ll be hunting big salmon-fed bears just coming out of hibernation in an area that has one of the highest bear populations in Alaska and they typically square between 6-7 feet. These black bears have the best hair quality on the planet, and a few record book black bears are taken every year. Large boars with perfect hides are the norm.
These big salmon-fed Bears are just coming out of hibernation & have some of the best hide quality anywhere on the planet. Cruising the coastal shorelines and glassing the tidal flats produce plenty of stalking opportunities. This area has one of the highest Bear populations in the state.
This trip is EXTREMELY LIMITED. This outfitter only takes three groups per year on this hunt, and they are in the spring when the weather is nicest. This is a quality, fun hunt for a trophy-sized bear.
- Consistent trophy 6-7 foot boars
- 95-100% success year after year
- Offering both spring and fall black bear hunting
- Fall coastal black bear hunts can be combined with Sitka blacktail deer, sea ducks, and fishing.
- Coastal spot-and-stalk hunting
- Hunt from a luxury yacht
- Our clients rave about this hunt
- A bonus on this trip is the fishing, waterfowl hunting and blacktail deer hunting.
Cast and Blast Bear Hunts
Combo your love of hunting and fishing in Alaska.
For this Alaska cast and blast hunt you will be hunting black bears and fishing for Northern Pike. If you’re looking for a thrilling hunt and a fight with one Alaska’s hardest fighting fish this would be a perfect match for you! The whole Cast and blast trip is lodge based! The hunt can be both vessel based,and land based which makes this hunt fun in itself. The variety in this cast and blast is what makes it a real treat!
- Season for this trip is May
- Duration of the hunt is seven days
- This is a guided 2:1 trip
- The whole trip is lodge based so no need for roughing it!
- Hunt: SRL8
I couldn’t believe in less than seven days I had harvested a dall sheep and a grizzly bear, it was a trip of a life time! I cant say enough about how impressed I was with this Outfitter. From the knowledge of the outdoors to how my made my time in camp with him very memorable.
Russ my miracle worker put together the ultimate grizzly bear hunt for me. The guide I had, Rick took it from there, and helped me fulfill a lifelong dream. Russ and Rick tag teamed this so perfect, I couldn’t think of a better hunt ever!
Incredible trip! Lots of opportunity for big bears. Outfitter was very encouraging of bowhunters.
We had a wonderful trip beginning with the guide picking us up at the Powell River airport. We made a short trip to the dock and took the boat to the base camp about 45 minutes across the inlets. The first day was very eventful with sighting two black bears and stalking both. The first was a good bear but “not large enough for the first day”.
As we began to leave Johnny spotted a very large bear on the beach about a mile away. After two stalks we were within 31 yards and I took my shot. Although not perfect the hit was good enough allow us to get another arrow in to the bear. It was 7:30 in the evening and we skinned and loaded the bear in the boat and back to camp late that evening. The cook had a great meal waiting for us and the entire camp wanted to hear the story. The rest of the week was spent sightseeing British Columbia, fishing, crabbing and picking up oysters for dinner.
By the way, My wife loved the trip and would recommend it to any lady who wants to see what their husband does on these hunts.
I would highly recommend this hunt to anyone who wants a relatively easy black bear hunt. The guides run lots of baits and their are lots of bears around. Not to mention I must have seen 200 elk and close to that number of deer. A great experience!
Overall the trip was great. Bear hunting was great, and a little fishing as a bonus. Harvested a nice bear. Accommodations were sufficient. Food was good. Guides were fantastic. It was trip of lifetime.
I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did that week. They are down-to-earth people and an absolute blast to be around! I would recommend this FAIR CHASE hunt to anybody! The bear hunting was excellent. We saw double figures in bears each day we were hunting, with several opportunities on stalks each day.
This is an archery hunters dream to go on this hunt. I shot THREE bears in one night. One brown and two black bears. I then shot a third black bear on the last night.
Hunting bears with this outfitter was a wonderful experience. This hunt is great value for the money! My guide, Lyle was an extremely knowledgeable hunter and great all-around guy.
I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better! I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better!