Hunter checking out the teeth on his black brear

Spring Black Bear Hunting Gear List

Spring isn’t just for turkey hunting! Big game hunters take advantage of this time of year to hunt black bears. The gear you take on these hunts is different than what you’d take on a fall bear hunt. The weather during spring bear season can vary widely, swinging from pleasant and sunny to wind, rain, and even snow….all in one day. You need to bring gear to cover all of those situations, while staying lightweight.

This was my second time black bear hunting with this outfitter and it may not be the last.

Spring Black Bear Hunting Gear List

Travel and Camp Gear

  • Passport and Airline ticket
  • Personal first-aid items (ie. Aspirin, Motrin, Tums, prescriptions, band-aids, lip balm, extra glasses, insect repellent, etc.).
  • Toiletries (ie. soap, shampoo, unscented deodorant, etc.).
  • Jeans, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, etc. for lounging around the camp and/or after the hunt.
  • Camp Shoes (ie. sneakers, slippers, Crocs)
  • Sleeping bag and pad.

Hunting Clothing

Temperatures can vary, therefore we suggest taking two sets. One for cool to mild weather, another for warm to hot weather. Any camo pattern is fine (ie. Sitka, Kuiu, Realtree, Mossyoak, etc.).

  • Rain gear (head to toe). Camo, quiet type.
  • Bug suit and/or mosquito head net.
  • Thermacell
  • Thermal underwear (lightweight).
  • Gloves
  • Multiple pair of socks.
  • Rubber Boots. Leather/Goretex boots are fine, however make sure they are waterproof.
  • Camo hat with brim.
  • Orange hat with brim and vest (if required).
  • Sunglasses

Hunting GearRent Guns and Gear

  • Rifle with scope – 270, 30.06, 300, 338, 7mm, etc. & ammo. If flying, do not pack ammo in gun case. Must be packed in your other gear bag on airplane.
  • Archery hunters – Bow, arrows, broadheads, hand release, and all other related equipment.
  • Treestand or Ground Blind
  • Rangefinder
  • Hard gun/bow case with locks (for airplane transport).
  • A soft gun/bow case to transport rifle/bow to and from stand.
  • Binoculars
  • Lens pen for cleaning binoculars & scope.
  • Compass
  • Wristwatch
  • Knife
  • Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Matches
  • Backpack/Fanny Pack with Water Bottle and/or Thermos.
  • Camera/Video Camera & Film

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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon

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