PO1 – British Columbia Spot and Stalk Black Bear Hunt with Primitive Outfitting
British Columbia Spot and Stalk Black Bear Hunt
Spot and Stalk Black Bear, specializing in archery hunts
We have about 20% color phase, and the Pope and Young minimum of 18 inches being common. So not only do we have high bear density’s, but have record book quality in the gene pool. 6-7 ft boars are common, with 95% of our bears taken in 2018 being mature boars. With the strong salmon run in the fall, and high density of black bears, new boars quickly move in to replace those that were shot by our hunters.
This is a spot and stalk spring black bear bear hunt.
- Bear Season: May 1 through June 15
- Access: The hunting area is accessed by vehicle, atv’s, and hiking however all stalks are done on foot.
- Great Archery Hunt: Bow hunter friendly outfitter, but rifle hunting is most common
- Color Phase: Approximately 20% color phase bears.
- Opportunity Rate: 100%, they seen anywhere from three to 27 bears a day.
- Success Rate: Archery is 80%. Rifle is nearly 100%.
You can expect multiple opportunities on this hunt.
In the spring the black bears come out of hibernation and head to the nearest green area to gorge themselves on grass, dandelions, and new growth crops. Thus they are found along old logging roads, clear cuts, fields, and railways. We will be focusing our efforts in these areas in the spring.
Come later in the spring season (end of May, beginning of June) the boars start to wander looking for sows in heat. At this time we’ll be sticking to glassing long stretches of logging roads and glassing on the railways. This is the time that the real big bears show up, and thus the biggest bears of the season are shot during this time.
It is not uncommon to see up to 15 black bears per day, with multiple stalks being the rule rather than the exception. Be prepared for a relaxing and enjoyable hunt. We do not get up at the crack of dawn as the big bears are primarily moving in the afternoon and evenings but at that point be ready for multiple stalks and large numbers of bears.
- 2:1 professionally guided
- Airport pickup in Prince George.
- All transportation during the hunt.
- Lodging (ranch house) and Meals (home cooked meals).
- Trophy/meat prep (frozen for travel).
*Prices subject to change without notice, so lock your price in with a deposit asap.
Lodging and Accommodations
Rustic, comfortable, cabin style lodging with full amenities. Hunters will have all bedding provided. Lodge is wheelchair accessible. Workout equipment is on sight for the gym goer’s!
All meals will be home cooked and served from the lodge while on the lodge-based portion of the hunt.
Typical Daily Schedule
We ask that you fly into Prince George, British Columbia (YXS) where the outfitter will pick you up and drop you off again.
You will be able to have two checked bags and one carry on bag. Airlines are changing their rules daily it seems, so call ahead of time to find out weight limits, as well as how many bags you can have. As of today, your checked bags can weigh up to 50 pounds, and your carry on 25 pounds.
I would also suggest that your bow case has some extra room so you can pack other items in it as well. Do not have anything they perceive as weapons (knives, sharpeners, etc.) in your carry on, they will take it. This is an extensive packing list, but I will be narrowing it down for the hunt you are booked for
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Suggested Gear List
- Socks (polypro liners, good wool blend outers) 1 pair for every 2-4 days……NO COTTON!
- Long Underwear top/bottoms (2 pair)….NO COTTON!
- Hunting Pants (Wool/Synthetic) (2 pair)
- Shirts (Wool/Synthetic) (2 pair)
- Gloves (2 pair)
- Hat (one warm and one baseball style)
- Raingear (for the BC hunts, buy the best you can afford)
- Jacket and Vest
- Boots (Good treated leather, and in BC you will need knee high rubber boots)
- Blister Kit
- Camp Shoes
- Sleeping bag (synthetic or down, good to -10 C)
- Sleeping pad (thermarest style)
- Daypack (2000-3500 cubic inches), needs to be quiet, with a water bladder system in it.
- Binoculars (10×42 is optimal) with chest straps.
- Compact Knife and Sharpener
- Arrows (1-2 dozen)
- Broadheads (1 dozen….SHARP)
- Extra rest and sight pins
- Extra release
- Bow Sling
- Allen wrench set
- String wax
- Camo clothing: I suggest the ASAT leafy suit to go over your existing hunting clothing, this stuff works.
- Camera (digital with 1 mb or bigger disk)
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Waterproof matches/lighter
- Bug repellent (vital for spring bear hunts!)
- GPS/extra batteries
- Compass w/mirror
- Sunglasses w/head strap
- Paperback book
- No Scent hair and body soap
- Toilet paper for day pack
- Lip balm
- No scent deodorant
- Baby Wipes (unscented….these are mandatory for our BC out trips!)
- Spotting scope/tripod
- Video camera
- Small notepad and pencil
- Specialty snacks
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