Alaska Black Bear Hunt
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:
- Alaska has tons of black bears.
- Good trophy quality if you hunt in the right areas.
- You can choose to 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 some of that legendary Alaska fishing.
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North American Safari Hunt in Alaska
If you’re spending the money on a hunt in Alaska, you should really consider making it a North American Safari.
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?
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 outfitter is exceptional in all phases of the hunt. They really know how to take care of their clients!
- 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.
- Contact us for pricing and availability.
Despite what you might think, this combo hunt isn’t extremely difficult physically, but the better shape you’re in the more fun and more success you should have.
Alaska Black Bear Hunts Over Bait
This is a black bear, brown bear combo hunt over bait.
Nearly 100% for two bears, and you can take two additional black bears for a trophy fee!
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.
- So far, our success for black bear hunting is 100%, and brown bears are nearly 100% opportunity!
- Brown bears can get up to 9 feet with skulls that measure 26 inches, but 7-8 feet 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.
- Contact us quickly, space is limited.
The ability to hunt brown bear over bait has only 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.
Prince William Sound
Spot-and-stalk black bear hunting in the Prince William Sound area.
- In the Spring, this can be a black bear/brown bear combo hunt.
- In the Fall, this hunt can be a mountain goat/black bear combo.
- There are some excellent genetics in this area. 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.
- Ask us about the Military Discount.
- Contact us for pricing and availability.
The bears in this area average in size from about 6 to 6 1/2 feet, with a few monster boars taken every year that square over 7 feet! The hides on these bruins are absolutely beautiful because of the cool weather, high quality nutrition with lots of salmon, and great genetics. If you’re looking for a hunt where you can take a true quality bear, this hunt in Prince William Sound would be a great choice. These black bear hunts are some of the best in North America.
Prince of Wales Island Black Bear
The sky-blue ocean against a backdrop of steep fjords with bears on the beach makes POW an amazing hunting destination!
There’s something about the presence of bears that creates an atmosphere inspiring excitement and adventure into the hearts of sports men and women worldwide. Southeast Alaska is a maze of coastal habitat, featuring everything from tide flats and ancient forests to rocky fjords and glaciers. It supports one of the highest populations of big black bears in the world, and it’s doing nothing but grow. Endless runs of salmon supply the protein needed to attain massive size, setting the goal at 7’.
Because of this, Prince of Wales Island has become a monumental black bear hunting destination, with more Boone and Crockett entries than anywhere else. The B&C minimum for black bear is 21 inches and these bears can make it! The largest bear sealed at Log Cabin Sporting Goods on the Island was 22 8/16…..missing the world record by just over an inch.
Prince of Wales Island
Prince of Wales Island is the first major land mass in the Alexander Archipelago, switching hands from Russia to the United States in 1867 and gleaning its name after Russian Tsar Alexander II. The archipelago or “group of islands”, is 300 miles long and is comprised of the roughly 1100 islands that make up SE Alaska. This hunt takes place on one of those many Islands, Dall Island. Our hunting area is all private land, limited access, with a limited number of hunts every year. In 1911, Ornithologist Harry S. Swarth first labeled the Island black bear as a Dall Island native. Now considered the same bear found on Prince of Wales and surrounding Islands, Dr. Swarth recorded that the unique distinction was their oversized skulls being broader and heavier than other black bears. Connect the dots and we have biological proof of the genetics that make these bears so special.
*Check out our Prince of Wales Island fishing trip.
Prince of Wales Island is an Under-Pressured Hunting Destination
Yet publicity and records aside, this gem has remained under-pressured. Whether it’s the effort it takes to get there, the lack of interest by island resident’s, or the sheer carrying capacity of the area, it is a proven producer of high quality black bears. This is a boat based bear hunt, with all the amenities, the hunt is comfortable and rewarding. The hunt involves glassing the beaches in the springtime as big boars feed on the first green grass of spring and search for sows. When September arrives, they will be keyed on salmon that pour inland to spawn making for an exciting, up close and personal hunt. Coming back to the boat for a seafood feast and a warm bed adds to the adventure, recounting the days excitement. Making the stalk on a bear fight full rut or realizing you’re walking through the big bears bedroom, this is a hunt you won’t soon forget.
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. 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.
Hunt from a luxury yacht. This is classic, coastal spot-and-stalk bear hunting at it’s best.
- Our clients rave about this hunt.
- Over the years, our hunters have consistently taken trophy 6-7 foot boars.
- 95-100% success year after year.
- A bonus on this trip is the fishing, waterfowl hunting and blacktail deer hunting.
- 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.
This trip is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Contact us quickly for dates and pricing if you’re interested.
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 or vessel based, which makes this hunt fun and relaxing.
The variety in this cast-and-blast hunt is what makes it a real treat!
- This is a spring hunt that takes place in May.
- This is a seven day, 2:1 guided trip.
- The whole trip is lodge based so no need for roughing it!
- Request pricing and dates.
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