There are a variety of options for bear hunting in Idaho. The state offers different types of hunts, including baited hunts, spot-and-stalk, and hound hunts, catering to different preferences and styles of hunting. One appealing aspect is the diversity in the color phases of black bears found in Idaho. Despite being called black bears, Idaho’s bear population includes cinnamon, brown, and bears with blazes, providing hunters with a unique and varied experience. Whether you’re seeking a specific type of hunt or hoping to encounter bears with distinct colorations, Idaho bear hunts offer a rich and diverse experience for hunters.
idaho bear hunts
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!
Idaho bear hunts in the spring can be a lot of fun.
On a typical hunt you should have a lot of activity on the bait. Successful bear baiting is a bit of an art form, and our outfitters know how to do it right and deliver for our hunters year after year.
The fall bear hunts in Idaho are during the elk and deer seasons.
Early September is is the best time of year as the elk and the wolves are responding to calls. If you like to fish, you can make it a cast-and-blast trip because Idaho has some spectacular fly fishing.
- Target mature boars in backcountry, remote baiting locations.
- Usually you’ll be hunting from a tent camp, supported by horses.
- High success rates.
- Color phased bears are the norm on these Idaho hunts.
Frank church wilderness area
The goal on our Frank Church Idaho bear hunts 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.
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.
The only bad thing about these wilderness Idaho bear hunts is the limited availability.Get more information
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