The American black bear (Ursus Americanus) is native to North America and widely spread throughout the continent. Their habitat varies greatly depending on season and location. Black bears typically live in largely forested areas and can be found foraging in grassy meadows, logged off, and slide areas during spring time after they emerge from their dens after hibernation. Breeding season for bears is during the spring months of May and early June. Males will begin to travel long distances during this time until they pair up with a female in heat.    

The best time to hunt Black Bears in this guide area is during the spring in the month of June. This is a great hunt in the spring for the avid houndsman. We offer a very exciting and high success hunt in the month of June with our champion hunting hounds and is an excellent way to harvest big mature male black bears.Hunter's can combine Black Bears with any of our fall hunts as you may come across a good trophy bear while out hunting Elk, Shiras Moose and/or Deer. This is a great trip for any Hunter who enjoys the wilderness and the anticipation of hunting dangerous game. British Columbia has the highest populations of Black Bears in North America and our guide area boasts some of the best trophy quality of bears around with beautiful long thick coats. Mature bears average 250lbs to 450lbs in this area and there is an excellent opportunity for beautiful color phases (cinnamon, chocolate, brown and blonde).  During this hunt you will likely see some of the other big game species found in the guide area including Elk, Shiras Moose, Deer, Wolf, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep and Grizzly Bear. Hunters can carry two tags and it is not uncommon to have the opportunity to kill two bears. We base this hunt out of our comfortable main lodge where many good hunting stories have been told and with many more to come!