Black Bear

NUMBER 1 MANITOBA BEAR HUNT $3200 SPRING OR FALL

2020 CANADA BORDER CLOSED 2019 SPRING 28 HUNTERS 27 BEARS FALL 10 HUNTERS 10 BEARS 2018 SPRING 25 HUNTERS 24 BEARS FALL 15 HUNTERS 15 BEARS

This bear expert is super hard working and very detail oriented. He has been in the business since he was a kid and has become one of the top Canada outfitters. With plenty of well-run bait stations and lots of cameras he knows where to put you and what to expect. He recently purchased another outfitters area and tags giving him well over 1,000 square miles of hunting concession plus nice lodge accommodations with good home cooked meals adding up to a super high success memorable experience.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

Spring of 2019 his 25 hunters tagged 24 bears and the unsuccessful hunter crippled and lost 2 bears. The top bears weighed 470, 395 and 360 pounds.

He also offers high success very remote fly-in hunts priced at $3,700.

2019 fall produced 10 bears for all 10 hunters and the largest bear weighed 460 pounds.

2018 spring produced 24 bears for his 25 hunters on his lodge land-based hunt. The unsuccessful hunter passed on shooter bears. The largest bears taken were a 470 pounder with a 21 1/4 inch skull, 350, 330 and a 310.

The outfitter did 9 fly-in hunters and they killed 7 bears. One hunter crippled and the other passed on several bears. Top 2 bears weighed over 350 pounds. Fly-in hunts are $3,800 due to added expenses.

2018 fall he had 15 hunters put 15 bears in the salt. Top 4 bears came in at 380, 340, 310 and 290 pounds. Conducted 2 hunts and everyone were tagged out by end of third day.

Spring hunts are mid May into June and fall dates are early September. 5 day lodge hunts are $3,200 plus $160 tax, $335 for bear license and $40 fishing license. Airport pickup in Winnipeg is included.

Most bear outfitters have plenty of openings, but due to repeat bookings openings are limited.

HCU has worked with this outfit for over 10 years and HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been in these camps. 2021 land-based hunts are completely booked, book now for 2022 or 2023.  Hunt BL372.  BL372 Hunt Photos

This same outfitter also offers ALBERTA SPRING BEAR HUNTS, where you can take 2 BEARS FOR ONLY $4,300! This hunt is an adventure with a nice tent camp.

2020 Canada border closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 spring they ran 4 hunts. First hunt 6 bears for 3 hunters, second hunt 3 bears for 2 hunters (one hunter wounded his second bear), third hunt 4 bears for 2 hunters and last hunt 4 bears for 2 hunters. Overall 17 bears were taken for 9 hunters and they were good quality bears with the best going around 350 pounds.

2018 spring he had 10 bear hunters kill 16 bears and everyone had the opportunity to take 2 bears. Largest bear would go 350 pounds. Two hunters crippled and lost bears.

6 day hunt is $4,300 plus $210 tax and $342 for the bear license. Hunt BLAB372.

 

NEWFOUNDLAND BLACKIES $2600 SECOND BEAR $800 KILL FEE
6 DAY SPRING HUNT W/FISHING

Newfoundland has a two bear limit and they have some of the largest bears found anywhere in Canada. Success runs high and you only pay for the second bear on a trophy fee basis.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

Spring of 2019 he only had one hunter due to the unexpected cancellation of a group. The hunter took a giant blackie and reported seeing as many as 11 bears at his bait at one time.

2018 spring produced 4 bears for 4 hunters weighing in between 250 to 400 pounds. Only one hunter wanted to take a second bear and he shot at 2 more with no success.

Price is only $2,600 with an $800 trophy fee on a second bear for a 6 day spring bait hunt plus license and tax, with nice cabin accommodations that are suitable to bring along a non hunting spouse for only $700. They typically run hunts from early June to early July and hunters can do some fishing for small brook trout right by the cabin or also in a nearby river. Fly into Deer Lake where you will be met by the outfitter. HCU has been working with this outfitter for over 20 years.HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been to this camp. Hunt BL94. BL94 Hunt Photos.

 

SASKATCHEWAN SPRING BEAR $3500 INCLUDES FISHING W/BOAT/MOTOR

Here is a bargain priced Saskatchewan bear hunt with an awesome outfitter that takes a small number of hunters each year with high success on some big bears and includes fishing.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 spring produced an exceptional amount of bear sightings and some evenings hunters were seeing up to 10 bears. His 14 hunters, most repeats, passed on lots of bears and only killed 9. Most were bowhunters and a monster chocolate bear taken weighed over 500 pounds with a skull over 21 inches. Color phase bear numbers also were up.

2018 spring ended up with 13 hunters putting 12 bears in the salt. Best bear will score over 20 inches and weigh in the 350 pound class. Half of the hunters were archery guys and the unsuccessful hunter was a repeat.

2017 spring all 12 hunters tagged out on bears and several had skulls scoring over 20 inches! 3 or 4 bears would weigh in between 300 and 400 pounds and half of the hunters were archers.

6 day hunts are priced at $3,500 for rifle or archery plus license $315, tax $225 and include nice cabin accommodations and meals. The cabin is situated right on Tobin Lake and fishing is included. The Saskatchewan River is also boat accessible from the lodge and it holds some fantastic walleye fishing. He provides boat, motor and gas. Most bear hunters only fish about 2 to 3 hours per day and normally catch enough walleyes to keep busy.

Spring hunts start mid May and finish mid June. Saskatoon airport pickup is available for $400 per vehicle round trip or rent a car for the 3 1/2 hour drive. HCU has worked with this outfitter for over 10 years. Hunt BL577.  BL577 Hunt Photos.

 

MANITOBA BLACK BEARS/FISHING 6 DAYS SPRING OR FALL INCLUDES BOATS/MOTORS $3950

This outfitter has one of the largest bear hunting areas in Manitoba consisting of over 3000 square miles. Bear sizes are good with an overall average of 250 plus pounds squaring around that magical 6 foot mark.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

Spring of 2019 he had 44 hunters put 39 bears in the salt and the biggest bear taken was 575 pounds.

Fall of 2019 produced 29 bears for all 29 hunters, including a monster 550 pound chocolate.

Spring of 2018 his 38 hunters tagged 35 bears. Best bear went 450 pounds and squared an incredible 7 foot 5 inches.

Fall of 2018 he took 24 hunters and 21 were successful, 3 passed looking for an exceptional or large colored bear.

Camp is located on the Winnipeg River so fishing is right outside your door for pike, walleye and smallmouth bass. He normally takes up to 12 hunters per week. Spring fishing is typically best and non-hunting fishermen can tag along for only $1,050. You will be transported to and from your remote bait site by ATV. Average shots are about 20 yards for either gun or bow. We like the spring hunts from mid May to June and the fall hunts from late August to September 10. Opportunity has been close to 100 percent spring or fall and color phase runs about 10 percent for chocolate or cinnamon.

He offers a 6 day full service guided hunt for $3,950 that includes lodging, meals, fishing with boats and motors, skinning and preparation of your bear and airport pickup at Winnipeg. Not included is the 5 percent GST tax or $335 bear license. Price for 2022 will be $4,050 plus license and tax. Hunt BL522.

 

ALASKA BLACK BEAR ABOARD 42 FOOT YACHT
7 DAYS JUNE OR SEPTEMBER $7000

This outfitter conducts one spring and one fall hunt for 2 hunters for trophy boars, only 2 hunts per year. He conducts his hunts off the mainland beaches near his mountain goat hunting area,

operating off a nice 42 foot yacht typically pulling along an 18 foot skiff with 40hp motor to access the shorelines. He personally guides along with another top guide.

7 hunting days, 9 days total, is $7,000 guided 2×1 or 1×1 from May 1 to 8 or September 1 to 8. Hunters are picked up and dropped off in Juneau, no charter flights.  Hunt BL838.