These backcountry Idaho spring bear hunts are conducted in and around the “Frank”. The Frank Church Wilderness is one of the largest and most remote wilderness areas left in the lower 48. You can choose to hunt early during the spring by spot-and-stalk, or mid season over bait. On the spot and stalk hunts, you’ll cover ground on foot and horseback glassing open areas for bear feeding in the meadows. The baited hunts are over well established baits during the rut. Both hunts are fun, and completely different experiences.
Idaho offers some of the most unique color phase black bears in the world.
The majority of bears harvested are a color other than black! The bears on our Idaho wilderness spring black bear hunts can vary from chocolate to blondes and reds with many variations in between! The goal on this hunt is a mature, age-class boar, and there are good numbers of them. This is due to the limited hunting pressure in this VERY remote area.
The only bad thing about these Idaho spring bear hunts is the limited availability.Contact us for pricing and availability
There are three main camp locations.
These camps cover a 240 square mile area, both in and out of the Frank Church Wilderness.
Both the early season spot-and-stalk, and mid-season baited hunts are conducted from wall tents. These luxury base camps are complete with separate guest tents, guide tents, a kitchen/dining tent, a shower, and outhouse. Your tent will be comfortable, and equipped with a premium wood stove, cots and foam pads.
Eat like you never have before in the backcountry!
Throughout your hunt, you’ll dine on homemade delicacies prepared daily by a full time Camp Chef. You can expect fresh, local ingredients. Most of the vegetables even come directly form the outfitter’s own garden.
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If our Idaho Spring bear hunts sound great to you, contact us for pricing and availability.
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Kyle Hanson –
My Idaho Black Bear hunt was simply amazing.
I honestly had no idea I would enjoy black bear hunting as much as I did. I could see myself making this hunt an annual event.. and I already have. I re-booked for next year!
Jace Myers –
It was a great black bear hunt. Idaho’s a little tougher than I expected, however well worth it.
John LaBanc –
I see no reason to look about for another outfitter-I am sure they would fall far short of this operation and hunting experience. I will schedule several more hunts with him. Look no farther than this outfitter for your Idaho big game hunting.
John LaBanc –
The outfitter and his wife Maeghan are energetic, enthusiastic and focused on the hunters having an exceptional hunting experience.
Judith McLean –
Fantastic bear hunt. Truly professional…and it just didn’t have any need for improvement. The game was exceptional, outfitter knows his area and total preparation was completed.
Kyle Hanson –
This was my second time hunting with this outfitter. Idaho spring bear hunts have become an annual trip for me and one of my favorite hunts year round. Bears are just flat out cool critters and a blast to hunt. That being said, I am not one to chase the same experience twice so we switched things up this year with an early season spot & stalk hunt on horseback rather than a baited hunt in June (which was awesome too…). I didn’t know at the time but this hunt ended up being my dream bear hunt.