Idaho has been rated the #1 Bear Hunting state. Bearpaw Outfitters offer spring bear hunts for black and color phase bear in one of Idaho's top bear hunting areas using three primary bear hunting methods: hounds, bait, and stalking. This is an extremely fun and exciting hunt in a two-bear area with reduced price bear tags and no draw is needed.
Bearpaw Outfitters have guided bear hunters over 40 years, they are one of the most experienced and successful bear hunting outfitters with hundreds of successful bear hunts to their credit and an A+ Rating at the Better Business Bureau.
This northern Idaho bear hunting area is consistently one of the highest producing bear areas in Idaho. Bearpaw Outfitters recently tripled the size of their bear hunting area and now have 353 square miles of prime bear hunting territory.
Shot opportunity is 100% most years on these Idaho bear hunts. Hunters who get their bear early can hunt a second bear, go trout fishing, or go sight seeing, the area is rich with history. Please see the Hunt Reviews by past hunters.
Three hunting methods are utilized, hunting with hounds or stalking bears in the morning, and hunting at active baits in the evening. This variety is very effective and loads of fun, you are not stuck doing the same thing all day every day.
Bear seasons are long but we choose only to conduct bear hunts during the best times to assure the highest success rates. Spring bear hunts are offered in May and June. Bear can also be taken during the fall elk and deer seasons.
Bear in these northern Idaho mountains have excellent hides due to the cool climate. Most bear taken make 5 to 6.5 foot rugs with occasional 7 footers. About half the bear are various off color phases and about half the bear are black.
5-Days Guided $3250
2nd Bear Hunt $1600
DIY Bear Map....$495
*If no shot opportunity hunt again for 1/2 price!
These guided hunts are very successful, guides know the area, handle the hounds, keep the baits going, they skin, and they pack out your bear. DIY Maps are offered for Do-It-Yourself hunters wanting to know where to bait or spot & stalk bear on their own.
Lodging and meals are provided in an older home, it's not fancy but it's warm, nicer than any tent camp, and close to the hunting. There are 2 to 6 hunters per hunt, 2 hunters share each guest room. You can also choose to stay at a nearby motel at your expense.
Enjoy a continental breakfast before daylight then hunt with hounds or stalk bears in the morning. Return mid day for lunch, relax, swap stories, or take a nap. After an afternoon dinner go hunt the evening at a bear bait and you can snack again before bedtime.
The guides will field dress, skin, quarter, and pack out your game for you. Meat and trophies can be frozen and packed in coolers to transport home with you. Quality taxidermy services are also available locally at reasonable rates if desired.
Most hunters fill their tags early. It is your choice to go home early; hunt a second bear; go hound hunting with other hunters; go trout fishing for native cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout; or go sightseeing, the area has a very colorful history.
Bearpaw Outfitters operate near Coeur D'Alene Idaho, directions will be sent when you book your hunt. If using an airline, fly into Spokane Washington and rent a car, you will enjoy a short scenic 1.6 hour drive on paved roads to Bearpaw Outfitters.
Rifles or pistols must be centerfire and weigh less than 16 pounds, .25 caliber or larger is preferred. Muzzleloaders must be .50 caliber or larger. No electronic devices can be attached to firearms or scopes except battery or tritium powered scope crosshars are allowed on firearms during any weapon seasons.
Bows must be at least 40 pounds at 28" draw and no more than 85% letoff. Crossbows must be at least 150 pound draw. Arrows must be at least 24 inches, bolts at least 12 inches, and must weigh at least 300 grains including the broad head which cannot be expandable and must be 7/8" wide or wider.
Bait stands are 20 to 80 yards from baits, most shots are under 50 yards when hound hunting, shots vary from 50 to 100 yards when stalking. Archers should practice from a sitting position and practice while standing and shooting up into a tree at 10 to 40 yards. Sight rifles dead on at 100 yards.
May and June tempertures can vary from cold with frosty nights to warm or hot depending on current weather patterns. Bring cold weather and warm weather clothing, boots, gloves, hat, and rain is possible so bring rain gear. Check the weather forecast before leaving for your hunt.
Most any hunter can handle these bear hunts, most of the bear baits are a short hike from the road, almost anyone can get to the baits. Hound hunting can be more demanding especially if bear go into remote areas. The guides will modify your hunt to fit your personal needs.
Items Not Included: Hunters must provide their own personal gear, sleeping bag, license & tag fees, 6% sales tax, gratuities for the guides, travel costs before and after the hunt, meat processing, taxidermy, shipping fees, and any items not listed as being included with the hunt.
The Bearpaw Team will insure you have a fun and exciting hunt!
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