These are all locations that we have personally vetted and picked, and work closely with throughout each year. We communicate all details/logistics and make the process smooth for our clients and the outfitters. We assist with all licenses/tags, gear lists, logistics, etc..
We know that once you decide on booking a group, you’ll feel pressure hoping everything goes smoothly and everyone has great feedback. That’s why we do what we do. We know this is very important for you and your clients, and building closer relationships while on these trips together…is a priority.
Some of these options have 5 star lodges/food and that’s their specialty. Whereas others have 5 star service in their field, but may be lodged in more rustic cabins or traditional elk hunt style wall tents with cots and wood stoves. This is where we come in- and discuss your needs/preferences, and get you the best options to review and then go over them with you and answer any questions you may have.
Another thing with us…you can always get in touch with us, and we’re your contact for any and all trips that you’ll have scheduled – so communication is fast and simple.
Check out all our Black Bear Opportunities.
Alaskan Black Bear Trip #1
This outfitter has over 20 years of guide experience and has been continuously operating in the area for 14 years. Outfitter operates from his well-appointed lodge in the heart of the hunt area. Experienced Archery guides, a proven track record of both success rate, and Boone & Crockett record book trophies separates this operation from the rest.
What’s Included: 1×1 guided service, all Bush flights, lodging, food, trophy preparation, airport pickup/drop off
Not Included: License/tag, travel to and from Alaska
Accommodations: Start at the lodge for base camp and hunt from spike camp
Trip Duration: 7 days
Location: Base camp: Illiamna, AK
How to get there: Fly to Anchorage and overnight at recommended hotel Millennium Lake Front Hotel. The next day you can take a flight on Illiamna Air Taxi to Lake Illiamna, (907) 571-1248 $450. Once in Illiamna a lodge representative will greet you at the airport to transport you back to the lodge
Tags/License: License ($160) tag ($450)
Application Deadline: N/A
Season: May thru October
Alaskan Black Bear Trip #2
If it’s adventure you are looking for and not just another bear hunt then we have the right one for you. How about hunting a black bear off of a 65’ yacht with up to 7 of your closest buddies or family members?! Plus once you are done hunting bears you can bottom fish for Halibut, Yellow Eye, and Rock Bass!
You will be hunting from the ultimate long-range vessel with six staterooms, three heads all the latest electronics, a cook, and a crew.
What’s Included: Meals, yacht-based lodging, 5 days of hunting and fishing, fishing gear
Not Included: License, tag, taxes (7.5%) prices are based on the non-guided hunt but a guide can be added for an additional fee
Accommodations: 65’ yacht
Trip Duration: 6 nights 5 days of hunting
Cost: $3500 per hunter with a 4-hunter minimum and 8 maximum
Location: Homer AK
How to get there: Fly to AK where the outfitter will pick you up and take you to the dock
Tags/License: Annual hunting license and 7-day sport fishing license $230 Bear tag $450 King Salmon stamp required if fishing for king salmon
Alaskan Black Bear Trip #3
Lodging is on the big boat. You’ll utilize skiffs (small boats) to go to the beaches in the mornings to hunt. Most hunting is done on the flats, and beaches. Days are long this time of year, so the evening hunts typically end fairly late.
What’s Included: 1×1 guided service, Meals lodging on boat 1×1 guide service, game prep, hide care.
Not Included: License/tag, travel to and from Alaska, guide gratuities
Accommodations: Stay on a big boat
Trip Duration: 5 days or 7 days
Cost: $6500 or $8,500
Location: Fly into Juneau
How to get there: Fly to Juneau, stay the night and typically you will take a float plane to the plane
Application Deadline: N/A
Season: First of June
British Columbia Black Bear Trip #1
When you first meet our BC outfitter you will know right away that he is the real deal. One of the best tests for a good outfitter is seeing clients that came back empty-handed on their hunt and immediately rebook for the following year. The Outdoor Solutions crew travels to see BC as much as possible to hunt with these guys when you leave you will know that every possible effort was made to get you on your animal.
When it comes to black bears this is one of our favorite places to go, there are plenty of bears, they are big and it’s spot and stalk, so you have the opportunity to see lots of country. During our last visit, we have 6 hunters in camp and took home 6 bears, with each of us seeing on an average of over 10 bears per day. This is a two-bear limit so if you choose, for an extra fee you can take a second bear
What’s Included: Airport pick up, meals, lodging, 5 days of guided hunting, field prep, and trophy care
Not Included: License, tags, GST (tax) gratuities BC Hunter Preservation Fund
Accommodations: Will range from the tent camp to cabins, to their lodge
Trip Duration: 5 days of hunting
2×1, 5 day spring black bear hunt: $4500 + tax
1×1, 5 day spring black bear hunt: $5500 + tax
Location: North East of Prince George
How to get there: Fly into Prince George BC where the outfitter will pick you up
Tags/License: $180 License, $250 Moose Tag, $180 Black Bear
Season: Early May through the first week of June
Idaho Black Bear Trip #1
This is a lodge-based bear hunt with special attention to each hunter. Only 2 hunters at a time, and both are guided 1×1, for a full 7 day hunt! Most of these hunts are baited hunts. This is a high-success hunt with mature bears being harvested, as only 2 hunters at a time, and 8 hunters total for the entire season! Most bear hunters re-book for their elk hunt the following year.
What’s Included: Lodging (lodge), Meals, 1×1 Guide, Game Prep
Not Included: Tags, license, tax and gratuities
Accommodations: 2 story lodge, where the entire lower story is furnished and decked out for the hunters! All meals are served upstairs, or wherever you feel most comfortable.
Trip Duration: 7 day hunts (9 calendar days, pack in/ pack out)
Cost: Black Bear: $4,250 – archery or rifle
Location: Salmon Region of Idaho, close to Salmon and Gibbonsville
How to get there: Fly into Missoula, MT airport, rent a vehicle for the 2 hour drive to lodge (base camp).
Tags/License: Appx $350.00 license/tag Idaho Tax: 7% in this area
Season: Appx May 5th – June 20th
Idaho Black Bear Trip #2
Extensive experience with horses is not required, the Saddle Horn stock is made up of well seasoned pack animals, but you must be physically able to ride at least 8 hours on the pack in day and 8 hours on the pack out day.
- 6-Day Guided
- 4 Full Days of Hunting
- Over Bait
+Foam mattress and a cot
+Good horses, saddle, tack and rifle scabbard
+Transportation from your vehicle to base camp and back
+Hot hearty meals
+In the field care of game and delivery back to your vehicle
Utah Black Bear Trip #1
One of the most exciting hunts we have been on in a long time! The thrill of a fast-paced bear race and getting to see the outfitter’s dog’s work is tough to beat! This is a great hunt for all hunters, and they have a very high success ratio on their bear hunts. They have a strong bear population and are fortunate to be able to show their clients several trophy bears each season.
They also utilize modern technology to keep up with their hounds. GPS mapping units offer an exciting opportunity for the hunter to actually be a part of the chase and get a perspective of the roles individual dogs play during a chase. They currently have forty hounds. During any particular hunt, there could be as many as four packs of hounds with guides searching for fresh bear signs.
What’s Included: Hounds, lunch, Guide service, Game Prep
Not Included: License, lodging, evening meals, Gratuities
Accommodations: Outfitter usually utilizes local motels, depending on the area you are hunting. Lunch is up on the mountain and dinner is on your own in the evenings
Trip Duration: 6-Day Hunt
Location: Southern Utah and Western Nevada
How to get there: In most cases you will fly into Las Vegas and then meet the outfitter in St. George, UT
Tags/License: Approximately $355
Application Deadline: OTC
Season: April through May