Black Bear Hunting

Next to whitetail deer, black bear hunting may be the most popular big game hunt.

It’s actually quite surprising that guided bear hunting isn’t more expensive. Especially considering all that is involved…preparing bait sites in remote areas, training hounds, etc. With so many choices out there, it can be hard to sort through all of the cheap hunts to find a good one. Luckily, we can help.

  • Some states and provinces offer spring hunts where you can hunt over bait from a tree stand or blind.
  • Some states allow bear hunting with dogs.
  • In the East, drives are a traditional and successful method.
  • In Western regions, hunts are typically spot-and-stalk, and calling can also be effective.
  • Another cool thing about black bears is that not all of them are black. They come in a variety of color phases. and we know where to send you if that’s what you’re after.

28 States and all of Canada have black bear hunting seasons.

Which area you choose to hunt, depends on your personal preferences.

Do you want to hunt over bait? With dogs or spot-and-stalk? You need to also consider if you want a classic black coloration, or a “color phase” bear. Is trophy size important to you? If so, you need to hunt where big bears live. Just contact us for help all of that out.

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Outdoors International

Discover why thousands of people have trusted Outdoors International to help plan their hunt.

Outdoors International has a team of hand-selected hunting experts to help you book your next hunt. Our job it is to help you in researching, booking and planning a great hunting trip with one of our amazing outfitter partners around the world.

My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon