CIA1 – Trophy Black Bear Hunt in British Columbia with Coastal Inlet Adventures
Vessel Black Bear Hunt in BC
Hunt the highest population of black bears in the world!
Hunt the highest population of black bears in the world!
Midnight black is the most common color, and the coat quality of these bears is unbeatable. If you want both giant trophy black bears and an exceptional overall experience, this is the outfitter for you!
This is a vessel-based coastal black bear hunt directly across the Strait Of Georgia from Vancouver Island in BC. This outfitter has exclusive rights to hunt over 2,400 square miles directly across the Strait Of Georgia from Vancouver Island, this area is famous for its world-class black bears.
This outfitter has a history of taking some of the largest coastal black bears in the world directly inland from Vancouver Island, an area famous for huge bears and near perfect coat quality. Experience the ultimate North American adventure, spot and stalk coastal black bear hunting while enjoying some of the world’s most beautiful scenery in your down time. Record book Roosevelt elk and big northern mountain lion can also be taken with this outfitter, so if either of those animals are on your list, let us know.
- Guaranteed non-resident black bear tag
- Spring Black Bear Hunt: April 1-June 15
- Fall Black Bear Hunt: September 10-November 13
- The success rate is nearly perfect at 90-100% annually.
- The average bear taken with this outfitter squares over 6 feet, although multiple bears squaring 7 ft plus are taken with a high percentage of skulls making the record book.
- Spot and stalk. Your guide will ferry you up the canals and fingers where you will glass bears from the skiff. Once you spot a trophy, you and your guide will transition to solid ground and the stalk will begin.
- They also offers hunts for trophy blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk scoring over 400″, and giant mountain lions. *prices upon request
- Professional 1:1 guiding
- Quality food
- Camping accommodations
- Transportation during the hunt by boat or vehicle
- All field preparation of your trophy
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
Lodging and Accommodations
The accommodations on this hunt are extremely comfortable float houses with all the amenities of home: electric lights, hot showers, and very comfortable beds. Transportation during your hunt will be on small boats that take you in and out of the waterways in search of big coastal black bears.
Enjoy all the luxuries of home from your comfortable float house. After your hunt, kick back with a glass of wine and freshly cooked dungeness crab while you enjoy the beautiful landscape, or perhaps you’d rather set the hook on some hard-fighting fish. This outfitter offers great fishing for trout and red snapper. Special food requests can be made ahead of time, but the standard meal consists of fresh seafood such as oysters, dungeness crab with melted butter, trout, and red snapper which you catch on your trip.
The food for this trip is truly an experience in itself as much of the meals are provided by the ocean itself! Don’t be shocked if most of your meals include lots of fresh seafood! Some of the seafood will include prawns, crabs and oyster! Although you will be staying out of tent camps the food is something to make this comfortable stay even better!
Guiding for this hunt is available 1×1 or 2×1. Since much of the shore line you will hunt is only accessible by boat or float plane your guide will be providing transportation to and from hunt areas by boat. This outfitter has been running this concession for almost 2o years! These guides know the area very well and are dedicated to providing the best experience they can. You guide will also help you prepare your trophy for transport. Professional caping of trophy is also included.
All clients fly into Vancouver International Airport. If you are travelling to the northern part of the guiding area, you will fly with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Pacific Coastal Airlines have 3 scheduled flights a day. If hunting in Southern portion of the guiding area, clients take a 5 minute taxi ride to the SEA Air Float plane base (next to the flying Beaver restaurant). Flights can be arranged with West Coast Air or Tofino Air. Then you will enjoy a 35 minute float plane ride into camp.
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Suggested Gear List
❏ Underwear (1 pair per day)
❏ Base Layer Top and Bottom (2 – 3 pairs per week) *we suggest merino wool
❏ Lightweight Camo Jacket
❏ Windstopper Camo Jacket
❏ Midweight Camo Jacket
❏ Lightweight Camo Vest
❏ Lightweight Camo Shirt (3 – 5 per week) *you can get away with fewer shirts if you wear merino wool.
❏ Lightweight Camo Pants (1-2 pair per week)
❏ Midweight Camo Pants (1 pair per week)
❏ Rain Gear
❏ Blaze Orange (rifle hunts) *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Lightweight Gloves
❏ Midweight Gloves
❏ Camo or Neutral-colored Cap
❏ Camo Stocking Cap or Camo Beanie
❏ Camo Head Net
❏ Elk Decoy (if applicable)
❏ Cow Calls (if applicable)
❏ Bugle and Bugle Tube (if applicable)
❏ Ground Blind
❏ Folding Chair
❏ Bow Holder
❏ Day Pack
❏ Water Bottle
❏ Large Backpack
❏ Wind Direction Indicator
❏ Hunting Knife
❏ Topo Maps or Mobile Mapping Software
❏ inReach GPS
❏ Scent Elimination Spray
❏ Water Bladder (2L)
❏ Fire Starter Kit
❏ Game Bags
❏ Caping Salt
❏ Dry Bag
Buy the highest quality optics that you can afford.
Use enough gun. We suggest these calibers: .270 Winchester; 7mm Remington Magnum; .30-06 Springfield; .300 WSM; .300 Winchester Magnum; .300 Weatherby Magnum; 30 Nosler; .338 RCM; or .338 Winchester Magnum. Other options might be: 6.5 Creedmoor; .280 Ackley Improved; or 28 Nosler.
The Outdoors International team shoots Hoyt.
❏ Bow *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Arrows (at least one doz.)
❏ Broadheads *check regulations in the state you are hunting
❏ Release *an extra release is recommended
❏ Soft Bow Case
❏ Hard Bow Case
❏ Lip Balm
❏ Insect Repellant
❏ Moleskin for blisters
❏ Super Glue
❏ Prescription Medication
❏ Duct Tape
❏ Pain Reliever
❏ Extra Glasses and/or Contacts
❏ Quality Polarized Sunglasses
❏ Personal Toiletries
❏ Video Camera and/or GoPro
❏ Extra Batteries for all Electronics
*This is a sample/generic gear list. For more specific details for the time of year you are traveling to, we recommend checking with your outfitter, hunting consultant or your destination’s local Wildlife Management Agency.