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Where to hunt Bear

If you look at the BookYourHunt.com 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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Bears are one of the world's top predators. From black bear in North America to the ill-tempered grizzly to the world's largest land predator, the brown bear of Alaska and Russia, bears have long been a passion and challenge for hunters. Let BookYourHunt help you fulfill your next bear adventure!

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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Hunting methods All hunting methods (15)

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.

Kamchatka bear hunt

Kamchatka bear hunt Russia

Classical Kamchatka bear spring hunt when they leave their dens. Exciting adventure in land of ice and fire!

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 20 Aug 2021 15 Oct 2021

Package price $10,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
2x1 Fall Bear Hunt 2021

2x1 Fall Bear Hunt 2021 Canada

Our spring bear hunts are very exciting with numerous sightings per day often in the double digits. Average harvest size between 6' to 7'. There is a high density and we take a limited number of hunters affording many opportunities including color phase bears. Bears will frequent the southern mountain slopes and newer logging cuts, feeding on the fresh grasses, clover and dandelions in the spring. We know where the good berry patches are and can put you on some great bears in the Fall as well. We are also lobbying to return the grizzly hunt in BC. 2nd bear = $2000 Note: $1000 payable upon hunting 2nd bear and is applied towards trophy fee if successful. Includes fishing and wolf hunting.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 15 Aug 2021 15 Oct 2021

Package price $3,500 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2021

Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2021 United States

This is a semi-guided economy hunt for a Maine whitetail buck with the option for black bear and coyote as additional opportunities. The black bear season overlaps with firearm season on deer in Maine and IFW allows hunters to take a late-season, fair chase bear during the deer hunt. While not the primary species on this hunt, every camp usually has at least one hunter come in contact with a black bear while deer hunting here. Big northeastern coyotes are also prevalent in the area and provide added hunting value. We'll help get you set up on good sign and you'll hunt on your own. We'll also help with field care and tagging if you are successful. We can provide you a stand or blind, or you can bring your own. This is hunt is a popular option for experienced deer hunters looking to save a few dollars. This hunt is a great way to get introduced to hunting Maine for the first time on a budget. You'll hunt 5 days minimum, arrival and departure days are limited due to check in/out times. No Sunday hunting in Maine.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 7 Nov 2021 13 Nov 2021

Package price $850 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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