NOTE: On this hunt you can purchase (2) tags and harvest (2) bears!
This is a British Columbia based full service outfitting company providing hunts in Western Canada. They offer hunts for Alberta whitetail, mule deer and moose as well as wolf and Mountain Lion. Later in the season they move to B.C. to pursue Canadian Lynx, Bobcat, and trophy Mountain Lion for their Non-Resident predator hunts. Once the first of the year arrives, the focus the first three months of the year in pursuit of lions in Southern Alberta, and in the spring time you’ll find them again with their hounds in pursuit of GIANT Black Bear in beautiful Northern British Columbia.
They spend well over 100 days a year with their hounds hunting Lion, Lynx, Bobcat, and Bears. British Columbia has done a great job strictly managing their bears, helping to allow them to reach full maturity with tremendous trophy potential un-matched anywhere else in the world! The professional team of guides and staff pride themselves on attention to detail and customer service ensuring that the hunt of a lifetime is as much of a priority to them as it is to the client. They live for their hounds, and being in the industry for years has allowed them to hunt with and seek out the very best strains of big game hounds from all over Canada and the US. They breed, raise and train their own hounds at their Alberta based kennel.
This hunt is an amazing hunting experience for many reasons, starting off with it being a major adrenaline rush! The thrill of the chase and the excitement of the dogs chasing the bear through the forest can be an unforgettable experience for any hunter. The excitement of the dogs chasing the bear through the forest is an unforgettable experience for any hunter, and especially because this part of BC produce bears that are well above average in size! This area consistently produces upper-echelon bears that hit the magic 7-foot plus mark every year, and with giant skulls as well! On this hunt you will also find all different color phases of bears ranging from Black, Brown, and Cinnamon.. to even a beautiful Red-Phase Bear. Being located in Northern BC, the hair on these bears tends be heavier than normal making for a great hide and trophy for hunters. The trophy gallery speaks for itself! In a good way, this is a busy hunt with lots of action, and so far these hunts have consistently sent clients home happy and successful all around!
The outfitter is a skilled hounds-men that has almost 20 years under his belt running predators with hounds. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable, ensuring the safety and success of the hunt all around, and the teams’ expertise in tracking and handling the dogs is second-to-none, bringing the bear to bay, providing the hunter with an opportunity to take the right shot. Hunting with hounds provides an opportunity to observe the bears in their natural habitat as well, including their behavior and movements. This can be a fascinating and educational experience for any hunter. The thrill of the chase, the beauty of the surrounding wilderness, the expertise of the skilled hounds-men, the observation of bear behavior, and the responsible and ethical hunting practices, all compiles into an all around awesome hunt that everyone should experience at least once.
The terrain is best characterized as rugged mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, and remote wilderness areas. It’s home to the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains, which provide a stunning and dramatic backdrop to the entire hunting experience. The forests are dense and diverse, ranging from boreal forests to temperate rainforests. These forests provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including black bears, and can offer opportunities for tracking and stalking bears, even though there’s not much use for that with the hounds. It’s also home to numerous rivers and lakes, and these waterways can provide great habitat for black bears and contributes to bears reaching an upper-age-class that is hard to compare elsewhere.
Lodging takes places in a comfortable cabin, where home-cooked meals are prepared for all meals. They can accommodate up to 4-5 hunters at a time, and hunts are performed with one guide taking two hunters at a time. May and June are the two main months that bears are hunted and pursued, and limited spots are available each year, so planning in advance is critical.
The weather can be unpredictable and can vary widely depending on the season and location. Hunters should be prepared for a range of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and cold temperatures, as well as strong winds and changing weather patterns. Overall, the terrain of northern British Columbia is varied and challenging, offering hunters a unique and exciting hunting experience. The rugged mountains, dense forests, waterways, remote wilderness, and changing weather patterns all contribute to the beauty and challenge of hunting black bears with hounds in this region.
In Northern British Columbia bear hunting is highly regulated, with specific quotas and regulations in place to ensure the conservation and sustainable management of the bear population. Participating in a hunt that follows these regulations can be a responsible and ethical hunting experience. You can take your bear home with you when you leave, or you can leave it for the local taxidermists that has been approved by the outfitter as an excellent talent.