You can hunt black bears just about any place in North America. However, Alaska has a TON of black bears, and they have better hides than in many other places. 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 making black bear hunts in Alaska very popular.
black bear hunts in alaska
Alaska black bear hunting is typically a combo, but not always.
- Combo black bear hunts are the most common. On can combo your black bear hunt in Alaska for moose, caribou, grizzly bear, brown bear, mountain goat, or Sitka blacktail deer.
- Vessel-based hunts are the most popular, but extremely limited.
- Fishing, black bear cast-and-blast combos are tons of fun.
- Spring baited black bear hunts in Alaska can be amazing, and you can combo with a brown bear!
- Coastal bear hunts you can also enjoy some amazing waterfowl hunting.
What type of black bear hunt do you want to experience?
We can help you customize your hunt to mix and match your primary species depending on your needs and the area you’re hunting.Get more information
our most popular black bear hunts in alaska are vessel-based hunts
Hunt bears from a vessel off the coast, and while you’re at it, take advantage of the superb fishing that Alaska has to offer. What’s not to love about that?
Alaska has some pretty incredible fishing, and we can help you book a cast-and-blast trip in just about any combination that you can think of. Southeast Alaska is usually where our vessel-based hunts take place. This area is a maze of thick coastal habitat, featuring everything from tide flats and ancient forests to rocky fjords and glaciers. Being able to glass from the water is a huge advantage.
With all the amenities, a vessel-based 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. An added bonus is that in the fall you can also hunt Sitka blacktail.
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. The ocean against a backdrop of steep fjords makes vessel-based black bear hunts in Alaska extra amazing!
The only problem is that vessel-based black bear hunts in Alaska are very limited. Contact us quickly to secure a spot!
If you’d like to save some money with simpler accommodations, we can often accommodate that as well. Just let us know what kind of bear/fishing combo you’re looking for and we can help you book it. It’s tough to find a trip that’s more fun than one of our black bear hunts in Alaska coupled with some fishing!Get more information
Prince of Wales Island
Prince of Wales Island supports one of the highest populations of big black bears in the world.
On our Prince of Wales bear hunt you can stay in a luxury yacht, fishing for King salmon and halibut while you glass for big bears cruising the coast. A trip like this takes some planning, and you’ll have to draw a bear tag, but man is it a great one!
With no brown bears to compete with and an endless supply of salmon, all the bears on POW do is eat and grow. The massive bears on this island can get up to and over seven feet! Because of this, Prince of Wales Island has become a monumental black bear hunting destination, with more Boone and Crockett entries than anywhere else.
Despite the publicity and record book bears, this gem has remained under-pressured. Whether it’s the effort it takes to get there, the fact that you have to apply for a tag, 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. We can help you with your application.Get more information
Prince William sound
If you’re looking for a true quality hunt where you can take a beautiful trophy black bear, this hunt in Prince William Sound would be a great choice.
Mature bears in the Prince William Sound area average over six feet, but every year it seems, at least one of our hunters takes a monster pushing seven feet or more!
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. A mature, jet black boar with a thick, beautiful coat is the goal on these Prince William Sound hunts out of Cordova, Alaska.
- Prince William Sound bear hunting can be a combo with brown bear or grizzly in the spring.
- In the fall, it can be a black bear, mountain goat combo hunt.
- Ask us about the Military Discount.
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Here at Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on having a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants. They are passionate about ensuring your hunting experience surpasses all expectations. Ask us about our black bear hunts in Alaska today. We understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunt.