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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.

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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.


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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?

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.

5 Day Bear Hunt '21

5 Day Bear Hunt '21 United States

I have guided hunts for the last 20 years. The hunts take place on Philmont Scout Ranch, a very well know ranch located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains in north eastern New Mexico. We guide bear and mountain lion hunts with hounds. Travel is on a side by side or horseback for those who want the horseback experience. I have over half a million acres of private land that I hunt. I also hunt a few other ranches that are not Philmont but are ranches on private land located in New Mexico. All the hunts are a five day hunt. Bear hunts are $4,500 . This price does not include meals and lodging. We have meals and lodging available for and additional $1,000 per hunt. A non refundable 50 % deposit is required upon booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival for the hunt. The hunt can be rescheduled the same year if an opening is available. If the hunt is booked the following year there is a 10% administrative fee.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 16 Aug 2021 31 Oct 2021

Package price $4,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
European bear spring hunt

European bear spring hunt Russia

Classical spring bear hunting near baits. In the beginning of April bears awake from winter sleeping and being hungry start looking for sme food. Hunting guides put smelly baits in the forest in order to attract bears. Spy cameras located near every bait allow to see what kind of bear is attending each bait.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 22 Apr 2021 30 Apr 2021

Package price $3,572 for 4 days, 1 hunter
6 Day Black Bear Hunt 2021 1st Week

6 Day Black Bear Hunt 2021 1st Week Canada

This hunt is from Sunday night to Saturday, if needed. All meals and accommodations are included, you will be able to relax by the camp fire in the evenings and enjoy the crackle of the fire under the endless skies. All bait sites will be baited well in advance of your arrival. You will be hunting out of a comfortable tree stand setup. Hunt Dates are as follows; Sept 6th to 12th, 2021 Sept 13th to 19th, 2021 Sept 20th to 26th, 2021

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 6 Sep 2021 12 Sep 2021

Package price $2,050 for 6 days, 1 hunter

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