NORTHERN BC GRIZZLY BEAR
The grizzly bear (Ursus Arctos), commonly known as the silvertip bear, is a large subspecies of brown bear inhabiting North America. Adult males weigh on average 600 - 900 lbs and measuring 7 - 9 feet in length with an average shoulder height of 4 - 5 ft. Although variable in color from blond to nearly black, grizzly bear hides are typically brown with darker legs and commonly white or blond tipped fur on the flank and back. A pronounced hump appears on their shoulders; this distinct characteristic that helps to distinguish a grizzly bear from a black bear. Aside from the distinguishing hump, a grizzly bear can be identified by a "dished in" profile of their face with short, rounded ears, whereas a black bear has a straight face profile and longer ears. A grizzly bear's front claws measure 2-4 inches in length where a black bear's will measure about 1-2 inches in length. Grizzly bears mate in the spring several weeks after they emerge from their dens. Big boars will begin to roam in search of a sow in heat and have been known to travel many miles. If a dominant boar finds a female with cubs he will try to kill her offspring if they belong to another male.
The Cassiar mountains have some of the highest population of Mountain Grizzlies in British Columbia and our clients have harvested some phenomenal trophy sized bears with classic silver tipped hides. Big males are typically darker in color but is not uncommon to find them in blond color phases as well. This is by far the most dangerous and exhilarating hunt in North America and only a select few tags are issued to outfitters in British Columbia. The "Grizzly Bear" has been well know for hundreds of years as one of mother natures most impressive and feared creatures and is truly an awe inspiring animal. Once you have witnessed the sheer power and strength of a big grizz tearing up logs and throwing rocks down the mountain or taking down its prey, you will know why this beast has struck the fear of god into so many and should be highly respected. It is required to use a minimum .300 win mag and at least a 200 gr. bullet when hunting grizzlies in this area. We focus on harvesting big boars. These bears will patrol several drainages marking their territory, chasing and fighting off other males. This a great add on to any of our Northern B.C hunts in the fall season. We try to get our hunters within 200 yards to make sure of a good shot as the last thing we want to do is have to follow a wounded grizzly bear into the thick alders!! Very few tags are available for this once in a lifetime hunt so booking several years in advance is required.