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British Columbia Black Bear Hunting

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 5 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Hunting outfitters
Specialty: Bear, Caribou / reindeer, Moose  
Season: January - December
Min Price: 3750 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 4750 US Dollar (USD) per person

Cassair Mountains

Are you looking for that opportunity to hunt the world class area of Northern British Columbia? If so, this small and very personalized hunting operation is what you have been waiting for. Hunting opportunities abound for stone sheep, mountain goat, Canadian moose, mountain caribou, grizzly bear, black bear and wolf.

Hunters are limited to only 3-5 per hunt period with only 1 or 2 hunters per camp. This is the perfect spot for any rifle, bow, or muzzleloader in an area that is lightly hunted and has no resident hunting pressure. The area is in the Sifton/Kechica and Thundaka/Cassair Mountain ranges and includes game management units 7-40 and 7-41.

This location is only accessible by aircraft and is quite rugged and mountainous. Here you will truly find a vast and relatively untouched wilderness area. Each year finds the outfitter in new areas that have not been hunted in some time. Your success will greatly depend on your physical condition. However, the trophy qualities of these animals make the work worth the time. If you are looking for that true trophy spot for northern big game animals, look no further.


This outfitter is located in the heart of the Kootenay Region of south eastern British Columbia. A significant portion of the exclusive 600 square mile guide territory (approximately 1/3) is located in the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy. The Conservancy boasts true pristine wilderness, restricted by the BC government to non-motorized access, and is protected from industrial and recreational development.

They are professional, locally owned, and dedicated to providing quality, safe, ethical and successful hunts for elk, mountain goat, grizzly bear, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose and cougar. The saddle horse and pack strings are comprised of superior mountain horses and mules. The limit the hunts to 6 hunters, spread out amongst 3 log cabin base camps and 6 wall tent spike camps. This system ensures solitude and a quality hunting experience.

Accommodations consists of 3 log cabin camps and 6 remote wall tent spike camps. The main camp has a spacious cook cabin, bunk house, tack cabin and horse corral. The West Fork Camp has a comfortable cook/bunk cabin, tack cabin and horse corral. The Hot Springs Camp has a spacious cook cabin, cozy bunk house, and tack cabin all within a short distance from a beautiful mountain hot springs; just right for soaking tired bones and celebrating that trophy hunt. All cabin camps have running water, wood heat, comfortable bunks, and bath/shower facilities. Spike camps has wall tents heated with wood stoves. Spike camps are stocked before the season. This allows them to relocate guides and hunters quickly from cabin camps to spike camps when conditions or game dictate a move.

Black bears are hunted during both spring and fall seasons. Clients join them for super fun, low pressure hunting on their spring hunts. They spot and stalk black bears on newly greened up avalanche slide chutes. Spring days spent viewing 10 plus bears are not uncommon. They have numerous color phases of bears including chocolate, cinnamon, blonde, and black with white. They target mature boars in the 6 foot plus range. Bear hunting success is near 100%. Combine your spring bear hunt with some trophy wild trout fishing for even more fun.

Live Aboard

This outfitter offers both hunting and fishing along British Columbia's beautiful coast line. They offer black bear, grizzly bear, black tail deer, mountain goat, and wingshooting opportunities. Glassing and stalking for short distances along beachers and grassy creek mouths during the afternoons is the most common method of hunting used in the spring for black bear. Physical demands are low to average and typically suited to all hunters from young beginners to the physically challenged. Although 80% of the bears will be black, they do harvest chocolate and cinnamon phase animals in some areas. Limited hunts are available for spring coastal grizzly in their area. When bear sign is spotted in a specific area, several days may be spent in the area to harvest the animal by patiently setting up in a blind or tree stand. These bears are unpredictable, fearless and the ultimate challenge to the seasoned trophy hunter. Coastal grizzly bears reach maturity at 6 to 7 years of age and attain tremendous size, ranging from 700 to 1,000 pounds with hides squaring 8 to 10 feet. They offer only two spring grizzly hunts per year, which must be booked well in advance. Fall grizzly hunts are also available. These hunts are conducted on river systems during active salmon spawning. Typical hunting involves spot and stalk techniques with emphasis on glassing large sandbars and confluence's of feeder streams and side channels off the main rivers. Black tail deer are also available in the fall and at this time they are out of velvet and in prime condition. Fat content is high and meat quality is excellent. Mature bucks weigh between 175 and 225 pounds with heavy beams and spread up to 20". Mountain goat hunts are offered on a limited basis in combination with fall grizzly combo hunts and are subject to weather conditions for safety reasons.

Interior Bears

Once the snow melts in southeastern B.C. the bears are out in full force. Eating is their main priority and this area consists of plenty of spring forage which is esential to spot and stalk hunting. Average bears are in teh six foot square range and come in all colors. Comfortable cabins near the foothills of the Monashee Mountains are what you will call home.

7 Day 1x1 - $3,750
5 Day - $4,750

Licenses, tags and gratuities extra.

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