Spring hunts and fall two bear hunts in Washington, one of the highest bear populations,
roughly 50% color phase, and over the counter tags. Bearpaw Outfitters have over 40 years
experience in this area. Guided, Semi-guided, or Unguided Hunts and DIY Hunting Maps are
Washington is a bear hunter's paradise,
the bear population has been estimated as high as 30,000, one of the highest in the
lower 48 states. There are so many bear you can buy two tags over the counter. About
50% of the bear where you will be hunting are color phase bear, so you could hunt for
two different color phase on the same hunt.
Hundreds of successful bear hunts confirm Bearpaw Outfitters are one of the most
experienced and successful bear hunting outfitters in the business. These are
spot and stalk bear hunts using the advantage of natural food sources and Bearpaw
Outfitter's extensive knowledge of bear habits. Spring permits are a draw, but
if you don't draw you can still plan an
Idaho Spring Bear Hunt with Berpaw because
Idaho spring tags can be purchased over the counter. For hunters who do draw
Washington spring bear permits, your odds of success are three to four times
higher if you hunt with Bearpaw Outfitters.
Bear hunts can also be combined with turkey, deer, elk, varmints, or other hunts,
ask Dale about the options available. With high bear numbers, various colors phases,
over the counter tags, reasonable pricing, the option to hunt a second bear, and
the hunts are not physically demanding, this is about as good as it gets for spot &
stalk bear hunting.
Spring or Fall Bear Hunts
5-Day Hunts - Cost Each
2nd Bear Hunt....N/C
DIY Bear Map...$495
Special: Two Bear for the Price of One Hunt
Bear Scouting Video
Bear Hunt Options
A 5-day guided bear hunt including lodging, meals,
guiding, field dressing, game recovery, and skinning.
Lodging, meals, one guide per group, you are shown
where to hunt, hunt on your own, BPO will help recover
Includes lodging, meals, hunting advice, and a hunting
map, you will hunt on your own and recover your game.
DIY Bear Hunting Map:
This is a Do-It-Yourself unguided hunt. Save
hundreds in fuel and wasted time trying to find
good hunting areas. Increase your odds of success,
with our marked map you drive straight to good
hunting areas and hunt on your own as long as
Bear Hunting Areas
Bearpaw Outfitters hunt in northeast
Washington close to Idaho and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest records show more
bear taken many years in this region than in other regions of Washington. It's easy
to come and hunt this area, you don't have the hassle of crossing the border and
dealing with customs to go on a Canadian bear hunt.
of the most effective bear hunting methods is
sitting and glassing mountain berry patches for
feeding bear. Sometimes bear are spotted at
close range so you can shoot when the bear is
first spotted and other times bear are spotted at
long distance and hunters try to stalk closer.
It really gets exciting when a bear is so close in
the brush that you can hear him eating but you have
to wait for a clear shot. Bow hunters usually watch
game trails or waterholes for close range shots.
If the thought of
sitting over a bear bait pile doesn't sound
appealing and you want to feel like you really earned
your bear, this might be the right hunt, give
us a call. This bear hunt is perfect for the
bear hunter looking for a truly challenging
bear hunt. Once you've hunted bear this way,
you will likely want to do it again.
opportunity on the fall guided bear hunts usually runs 50%
TO 80% but we've had years with 100% opportunity. Our
guided spring bear hunts have been 80% TO 100% most years.
Unguided hunters average about half the success of guided
hunts. Shooting distances vary from 10 yards to 200+ yards.
Sight your rifle dead on at 200 yards. Bow hunters should
practice for 10 to 50 yard shots.
are best in the spring or after chilly fall nights cause
the fur to thicken in September. Roughly 50% of bear taken are
off color, so there's a reasonable chance of taking a brown,
blonde, or cinnamon color phase bear. There is an option
to hunt a second bear after you get your first bear. Most
bear weigh from 100 to 300 pounds and measure from 5 to 6
feet. Some of the larger bear have weighed from 300 to 550 pounds
and measured 6 to 7 feet. Fall bear have about the same size skin
as spring bear but are about 50% heavier than spring bear that
have recently come out of hibernation.
Bear Hunting Seasons
Season opens Aug 1.
Fall 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
Washington for over 70 years, they know when and
where to hunt.
Season is open April 15 to June 15. Permits are issued by
drawing, apply in February. The best time to hunt is in May
or June when bear are out of their dens.
The facilities are only 10 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 can be accommodated.
What's Not Included
Meat processing, taxidermy, licenses, guide gratuities, and other
items not listed as being included. Bring your personal
gear and sleeping bag.
Hunters of any age can purchase fall bear hunting licenses over the
counter, spring hunts are by draw only, apply in February. 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. License
& tag fees for a resident adult are $24, all youth under 16 are $13,
nonresident adults are $222, nonresident disabled vets are $24.
Follow Interstate 90 to Spokane, exit on Hwy 395 and
follow 70 miles north to Colville, then take Hwy 20
east about 3 miles to Bearpaw Outfitters.
and Meat Processing
Both services are available locally, meat processing is usually done
in a day or two, or you can transport your trophy and carcass home.
Contact Us Today
Email with any questions or to book a hunt.
If sending a deposit by postal mail, use the
to verify your details. "We
look forward to meeting you and hunting with you
Best Regards,Dale, Tara, and The Staff
Washington Black Bear At 30 Feet
Brett's 7 Foot Color Phase Bear
Denise's Guided Black Bear Hunt
Chris' Washington Bear Hunt
Rob's Color Phase Bear
Eric's Unguided Black Bear Hunt
Jim's 7 Foot Off Color Phase Bear
Jason's 7 ft Black Bear Hunting Trip
Dale & Tara Denney, Bearpaw Outfitters, 345 Hwy 20E #A, Colville, WA 99114
Phone (509) 684-6294 Cell (208) 852-6494
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Panhandle National Forest,
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Spring hunts and fall two bear hunts in Washington, one of the highest
bear populations, roughly 50% color phase, over the counter tags, and
Bearpaw Outfitters have over 40 years of experience in this area. Guided,
semi-guided, or unguided hunts, or get a DIY Hunting Map.