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383 hunting trips from 161 outfitters starting from $200

383 hunts
$200 starting from
7 countries
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Where to hunt Bear

If you look at the Hunting Map, you’ll see that bear hunting opportunities seem to cover all the Northern Hemisphere, from Atlantic to Pacific coast in North America, and from Kamchatka to Scandinavia in Eurasia. Three species of bear are legal to hunt at present. The black bear can be hunted all over the USA and Canada. Brown bear (grizzly) hunting opportunities exist in Eurasia, Alaska and the Yukon. The Himalayan bear can be legally hunted only in Russia.

Price distribution

Black bear is the most affordable species to hunt, with hunts beginning at $1,500. On the other end of the spectrum are the North American brown (grizzly) bears that can cost $15,000 or more. Brown bear hunting opportunities in Europe and Russia may be as cheap as under $2,000 or as expensive as an Alaskan hunt, depending on location and hunting methods. Himalayan bear hunting costs between $5,000 and $7,500.

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Learn more from our blog story

As you already know, there isn’t just one “bear”. As many as three legally huntable species exist, and even within the species there is much variation. What with color phases of the black bear, that can vary from black to almost white! Read how differences in habitat influence bear hunting - and bear hunting prices - in Russia.

11 May 2017 From Europe to Kamchatka: Seven Options for Bear Hunting in Russia

When to hunt Bear?

Bear hunting dates depend on the bear’s greatest evolutionary adaptation: winter slumber. They center on the periods when the bruins are feeding actively to accumulate enough fat to last them through the winter (in autumn), or to make up for the fast (in spring). On the Pacific Coast the best opportunities for bear hunting often coincide with salmon runs.


Hunting methods All hunting methods (13)

Humans devised many ways of bear hunting. Sometimes bears are taken with dogs, packs of hounds in North America or one or two dogs of local breeds in Eurasia. Spot-and-stalk hunting is also possible in the wide open spaces of the Arctic and the American West, and so is still-hunting along salmon rivers. Calling a bear by imitating the sounds of its typical prey (such as fawn in distress) may also be effective.But by far the most common way of bear hunting is waiting for them on high seats or blinds positioned near artificial bait or a natural food source, such as an oat field.

Why hunt Bear? All hunts (383)

Bear hunting is a very emotional issue, as you can see in all debates about hunting. In the ages past humans had many reasons to hunt bears: delicious and highly nourishing meat and fat, warm skin, and getting rid of an unwelcome neighbor that will not miss an opportunity to kill livestock, maraude fields, and may maul and kill people. All these reasons are far from meaningless today. But it’s an open question what is the biggest drive for bear hunters - meal, rug and trophy book entry, or the challenge and the excitement of overcoming an intelligent and dangerous opponent.

Spring Black/Cinnamon Bear Hunt (1x1)

Spring Black/Cinnamon Bear Hunt (1x1) Canada

We boast 100% opportunity on our bear hunts and we have the largest selection of color phase bears of any area! These hunts are fairly easy and can be enjoyed by hunters of all ages. We use spot and stalk, 4x4's, and hounds to hunt our bears. We have taken many paraplegic hunters on successful hunts over the years. We are a two bear area.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 May 2020 30 Jun 2020

$4,500 for 1 hunter
Northern Saskatchewan Black Bear Hunt

Northern Saskatchewan Black Bear Hunt Canada

Due to our remote territory, the minimal human presence, and the absence of hunting pressure (25 tags per year over 240,000 acres , with max. clients between 15-18 per year), the Black Bear population is healthier than many other places. The chances of getting a Black Bear over a 5 day hunt are excellent. It is very likely to get a color phase bear (black, blond, chocolate and cinnamon with white blaze spots on their chests). During the bear season, each hunter will have the opportunity to do some fishing after he harvests his trophy. The lodge is on the lake front; providing great spring fishing (mainly northern pike and walleye) even from the docks. Gear to bring: — Gun and /or bow, ammunition, no hand guns please — Fishing rod (we have spares) — Bug spray, net (if preferred or Thermacell) — Own safety belt if preferred — Rubber boots, rain gear — Rifle hunters must wear red, blaze, yellow or white, or any combination of these colors, must have red or blaze hut, — Black powder and bow hunters may wear full camo — Mid afternoons can reach 30°C, cooling possibly to 0°C at night. Layers are best, so you are ready for any weather — Camera and binoculars

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 10 May 2020 8 Jun 2020

$2,600 for 1 hunter
2020 Fall Black Bear Hunt

2020 Fall Black Bear Hunt Canada

All packages are USD funds and are 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Nova Scotia's Black Bear hunting season runs from the second Monday in September to the first Saturday in December. We are only offering bookings for the first 3 weeks for the 2020 Fall Season. Sept 13-19 2020 Sept 20-26 2020 Sept 27-Oct 3 2020 To hunt in Nova Scotia non-resident hunters, require: -either; proof of having taken a sanctioned Hunter Education course in their normal province or state of residence or, a valid Hunting licence issued in the last 5 years, or a valid Nova Scotia Non-resident Wildlife Resources Card (see -valid Nova Scotia Non-resident Hunting Licence -Wildlife Habitat Stamp (acquired at time of purchase of Hunting Licence) -Licenced Guide -any federal permits or licences applicable to carrying a firearm and or to pursue federally regulated wildlife. People travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of Canada must also meet the requirements under the Canadian Firearms legislation. Package #1 $1800 per hunter 6 Night / 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Accommodations and Meals Licence and Non-Resident Tag Game retrieval, photos and caping Package #2 $1200 per hunter 6 Night / 5 Day Fully guided hunt at guaranteed active bait sites Accommodations and Camp Kitchen Licence and Non-Resident Tag Game retrieval, photos and caping

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 14 Sep 2020 3 Oct 2020

$1,800 for 1 hunter

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