Idaho Spring Bear Hunt Report by Kyle Hanson

I was fortunate to take two old mature bears on this trip.

Hunter: Kyle Hanson
Date: May 3-9, 2022
Trip Taken: Idaho Frank Church Wilderness Black Bear
Consultant: Outdoors International

Another epic Idaho Wilderness Bear hunt in the books!

I was fortunate to take two old mature bears on this trip. One color phase Chocolate and a Black, Black bear which turns out to be the oldest bear I’ve taken to date. It’s missing most its teeth!

We opted to do this hunt as a fly-in, true backpack style hunt. Without a doubt one of the top three hardest hunts I’ve been on. The Frank Church is the steepest and most difficult terrain I’ve had the privilege to experience.

Amazing hunt that I wouldn’t hesitate to do again!

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  • How would you rate your trip overall? Great Top notch in every category, it’s become an annual event coming here! Last year we had an amazing hunt as well.
  • How were your guide(s)? Great.
  • How was your lodging? Great.
  • How was the food? Great. Bear Chile is delicious.
  • How was your outfitters communication? Great.
  • How physically demanding was your trip? Extreme.
  • How would you rate your consultant? Great. Self coached on this one!
  • Would you book another trip with OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL in the future? Yes.
  • Can we use your stories and/or photos on our website? Yes.
  • Can we use this in social media? Yes. My Instagram handle is: @khansonoutdoors

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