Vancouver Island: Black Bear Hunts

British Columbia's Vancouver Island is well known for its coastal black bears and our outfitter here holds the exclusive rights to a guide concession of over 4,000 square miles of prime bear habitat. Giant jet-black bears roam the island and are hunted with fair chase, spot-and-stalk hunting tactics. Home to the Densest black bear population on the planet, success rates here run close to 100% on bears that will score on average of 18" to 20" and square out at 6 to 7 feet. Spring hunts take place on coastal beaches and estuaries, and as the season progresses hunting moves to river valleys and mountain clear-cuts. Hunts are conducted using 4x4 trucks, boats and hiking.

 

Fall black bear hunts focus on the coastal rivers and streams that are loaded with spawning salmon. Fall hunts can also be combined with Roosevelt elk and Blacktail deer, and are a great time to observe the interaction of spawning salmon, bald eagles and bears. Hunts are suitable for all age groups and physical capabilites, and are based out of a deluxe lodge that provides comfortable accommodations and excellent food service. This hunt has long been a favorite for our clients who are looking for a high quality, spot-and-stalk black bear hunting experience.

 

Pricing

$6,250 for 2x1 hunts and $7,500 for 1x1 hunts. The GST tax of 5% hunting license, bear tag and GOABC Hunter Preservation fees are additional.

 

Season

Spring hunts take place from mid-April to mid-June, with fall hunts operating from mid-September to late October.

 

Includes

Lodge accommodations, all meals, professional guide service, field care of trophy and airport transfers.

 

Travel

Fly into Port Alberni, BC where you will be met by the outfitter.