Washington Bear Hunting
Washington is truly a bear
hunting paradise. The bear population has been
estimated at over 30,000, the most
the southern 48 states.
Best of all, bear
licenses are sold over
the counter with no draw needed.
Bearpaw Outfitters are Washington's most
successful bear hunting guides, they specialize
in spot and stalk bear hunting trips that are
totally fair chase, there’s no bait piles and no
hounds used for this hunt.
bear numbers and licenses available over the
counter, this is as good as it gets in the lower 48
states for fair chase bear hunting.
hunt in northeast Washington
close to Idaho and British Columbia, Canada. Countless wild berry patches
attract bear from miles around.
Harvest records show more bear taken in the
Northeast Region than any other area of
Washington most years. Best of all, it's easy to come and
hunt, you don't have the
hassle of crossing the border and dealing with
customs for a Canadian bear hunt.
usually hunt mountain berry patches, glassing
for bear which are spotted at long distance and hunters
must plan a stalk to get
closer. Other times you can shoot when a bear
is first spotted. It really gets exciting when
a bear is so close in the brush that you can hear
him eating berries, but you have
to wait for a clear shot. If the thought of
sitting over a bear bait doesn't really turn you
on, and you want to feel like you earned your bear, then give
us a call. This bear hunt is perfect for the
bear hunter looking for a truly challenging
hunt. Once you've hunted bear this way, you’ll want to do
opportunity on fall guided bear hunts has
averaged 70% to 100% and our spring hunts have
been 100%. Unguided hunters are roughly
half as successful as guided hunters. Shooting
distances vary from 10 yards to 300+ yards.
Sight your rifle dead on at 200 yards. Bow
hunters should plan on 10 to 50 yard shots.
Hides are best in
April, May, September, or October. About 50% of
the bear are off color, so there's a great
chance of taking a brown, blonde, or cinnamon
color phase bear. Bear
numbers and average size have increased since bait and hounds were banned in
1996. Most bear weigh from 130 to 400 pounds and measure from 5 to 7 feet. A few bear have weighed over 400
pounds and our biggest weighed 550 pounds.
Seasons vary from Aug to Nov depending on Unit.
hunting is best in August and September when
ripe berries attract bear from miles around. Bear only
feed on berries that are ripe so timing is
everything, the key to successful bear hunting
is to be in the right place at the right time. The Denney family has hunted bear in
this area for over 60 years, they know when and
where to find the bear in this area.
Spring Bear: Opens April 15 to May 31. Permits are
limited and issued by drawing, apply in February.
Turkey, coyote, and varmints can also be hunted
with proper licenses and arrangements. The best
time to bear hunt is the last half of May when
most bear are out of their dens.
Guided Hunts: Several guide ratios and
pricing are offered that include meals, lodging,
guiding, and game care.
If you don't get a reasonable shot
opportunity you have your choice of a 50% refund or
a return trip at half price.
Includes lodging, meals, hunting advice, hunting map,
and help with your game if needed.
DIY Map Only:
This is a Do-It-Yourself unguided hunt. A
detailed hunting map is provided, you
hunt on your own as long as desired.
Lodge & Cabins: The facilities
are only 15 to 60 minutes from most
hunting areas. Enjoy meals in the lodge, a pool table
in the den, indoor bathrooms, bunk beds in the cabins,
and a lighted game
cleaning area with water for cleanup. Groups of
up to 16 can be accommodated.
What’s Not Included
Meat processing, taxidermy,
licenses, gratuities, and other items not
listed as being included. Bring your personal
gear, and sleeping bag.
Hunters of any age can
purchase hunting licenses over the counter. First time hunters
may apply for a one
time deferral from the Hunter Ed requirements.
All other hunters must have Hunter Ed
if born after Jan 1, 1972. Youth licenses
are half price (even for non-resident youth).
in Spokane follow Hwy 395 north 70 miles to
Colville, then follow Hwy 20 east for 3 miles to
Taxidermy and Meat
Both services are
available locally for a fee, or you may choose
to transport your trophy and carcass home. Meat
processing is usually done in a day or two.
Contact Us Today
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look forward to meeting you and hunting with you
Dale, Tara, and The Staff