Jared Griffith, BC Black Bear Hunt Report
May 16-22, 2019
It was that time again, Springtime and my favorite hunt of the year. Spring black bears…it had been a few years since I had the opportunity to hunt with the group. Russ had put together a scout hunt of a new outfitter in BC. British Columbia is great because there are alot of bears and spot and stalk ONLY, no bait. we had a great group of guys going up, some I know and had hunted with before and some new guys we would meet in camp. We loaded up the truck and did the 16-hour voyage to BC. We arrived at Prince George, picked up Clark from the airport and let the craziness commence!
I can’t tell you how great the group of guys were. We laughed till our sides hurt every night, and the staff and our guide Jacob were great. The accommodations were really good and our cabin even got cleaned on day three of our hunt. I looked forward to breakfast every day, it was really good. Our cook was new, and we dealt with late dinners, as she got up to speed on feeding a group. The guides were fun, it didn’t take long till Clark and I got Jacob to make funnies with us on the hunts. He was a good kid and I have no doubt he will make a fine guide in the years to come.
The bears were plenty! I had a couple of opportunities to stalk and we even had an encounter with a grizzly bear up close. Good thing we wore the brown pants that day. With multiple stalks down, it finally came together with a good boar on a mountain side with a double lung shot. He expired within 60 yards and another great memory of bowhunting bears in BC. He was your average BC bear, and as always having the opportunity to do it with a bow was exhilarating.
Camp was all but perfect, as we would gather at night to share dinner and the day’s events. The only thing that could have been better was the outfitter himself. Even though his staff and guides were great, he didn’t’ click with the group. He had a not-so-great, condescending demeanor, and to be honest, should stay out of camp and let other people run it for him. Everyone got bears, well everyone but Clark HAHAHAHA… He has shot enough bears and big ones, so we let him slide this year. I can’t wait for our group to saddle up again and head back to the hills, wherever that may be and go bear hunting again!
- Overall, my trip was not so great.
- My outfitter’s communication before, during and after the trip was terrible.
- My guide was good.
- Physically, the trip was easy.
- The food was ok
- The accommodations were good.
My consultant was Russ Meyer.
- My consultant’s communication before, during and after the trip was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for more. His wife kicks ass on mortgages.
- My consultant was very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to.
- Would you book another trip with us in the future? Yes
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