- Gear List
British Columbia is home to the largest population of black bear, estimated at 150,000 black bears province wide, making for some of the finest black bear hunting Canada has to offer. The largest Black Bears taken each year in the province of B.C. come from the central/northern coastal regions. All hunting for Black Bear in the province of British Columbia has to be done one of two ways, either by spotting the bear and stalking in for a shot or treeing the bear with hounds, then being shot from the base of the tree. Baiting of Black Bears is illegal throughout the entire province of British Columbia, because of this these Black Bears have an exceptional maturity rate! This is a 2:1 fully guided 8 day hunt. Option to upgrade to a 1:1 hunt or add a second bear for an additional cost. This is a great and intimate hunt as there are only 2 hunters per camp.
- Species: Black Bear
- Average Classification: 5 - 7
- Shot Opportunity: 85
- Weapons: Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB19703-02
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
This area produces large boars averaging 5-7' feet tall. Mature boars are targeted on this hunt.
The average shot distances are 50-250 yards with a 90% success rate on shot opportunity at 1 or more bears. Bow hunters are encouraged to come the last week of the season as the rut will be in full swing allowing a better chance to close the distance for a shot with archery gear.
1:1 Hunt Upgrade
Additional Black Bear
May 21, 2022 - June 15, 2023
- Member Price: $6,500.00
- Non-Member Price: $7,300.00
2021 Hunting Seasons: May 21-28th. May 30th-June 6th. June 8-15th. *6 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2022. LAST WEEK OF MAY AND FIRST 2 WEEKS OF JUNE. Hunt does not include 5% sales tax or licenses and tags.
Option for a 1:1 Hunt Upgrade. Option to add an additional black bear. Option for a non-hunter.
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
These spring black bear hunts can be quite the adventure. Hunter can expect to be on the move with their guide all day in search of a big boar. Most of our bears can be spotted feeding on fresh growth along old abandoned logging roads, avalanche slides and cut blocks. Black bears in the spring of the year become rather active as they have spent the majority of the winter in hibernation. These spring bear hunts are fun and exciting, often finding big boars on the move all day long in search of feed and sows. These big northern coastal region black bears begin to rut the end of May and continue through the first two weeks in June. This makes for a great opportunity to see multiple bears a day! All bear hunts are 8 full hunting days. Clients can expect to arrive the day before and depart the day after the final hunting day. This is a 2:1 hunt with option to upgrade to a 1:1 hunt for an additional charge.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
All of our clients enjoy superb lodging during their hunt with this outfitter. The main lodge is a large two story cabin with a common area, kitchen, bathroom and shower on the first floor and sleeping quarters in the upper loft, it has a comfortable atmosphere inside and includes a large deck with an additional modern 4 person cabin with a covered deck. The main lodge is powered by generator and has all the amenities of home including wifi!
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
During your stay a full time chef will prepare excellent home-cooked meals. The day typically starts with a big breakfast before the hunter heads out for a day of hunting. The guide will pack a lunch and snacks for midday. Upon the return from the hunt a hot supper will await. Suppers during spring bear are typically later due to the longer spring days and you will hunt until dark. Whether you are joining for a black bear, mountain goat or trophy moose hunt, this is the ideal location to relax after an exciting day of hunting. The lodge has plenty of space to enjoy a beverage and tell stories of the days adventures.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
All of these spring bear hunts are spot and stalk with sightings throughout the day averaging 5-10 bears, making for an exciting and active hunt! Physical requirements for this hunt are not high as most of the traveling is done by trucks and some ATV's. The average shot distances are 50-250 yards with a 90% success rate on shot opportunity at 1 or more bears. Bow hunters are encouraged to come the last week of the season as the rut will be in full swing allowing a better chance to close the distance for a shot with archery gear.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
When travelling here your destination is Smithers, British Columbia. A member of our team will pick you up at Smithers airport upon your arrival, from there you will head straight to camp. We handle all transportation to and from Smithers, the hunting area and camp is approximately 40 minutes southwest of the airport.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunter should be prepared for any type of weather during this hunt. If hunts are booked earlier in the season (May). Weather may be cooler or snow may be present. Generally hunts booked into May will produce warmer weather and longer days to hunt. Outfitter will provide airport pick up and drop off service to the local airport. All meals and lodging are provided along with all field transportation by truck or ATV. Full gear list to be provided when booked if requested.
What Outfitter Provides
- Airport pick up/drop off
- Expert Guide Service
- Field Transportation
What to Bring
- Hunting Hat & Gloves
- Day Pack
- Thermal Base Layers
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
- Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
- Moderate to cold weather hunting gear-layering system recommended
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
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- What to Bring