This is typically a 1 guide to 1 hunter hunt. 3 meals a day and lodging. Pairs that would like to hunt together can opt for 2 hunters per guide at a reduced rate.
This is a 3 day hunt. Because this is a short hunt, hunters should consider that 2×1 guided hunters will have a lower success rate than 1×1 guided hunters.
If you are looking for a Spring black bear hunt, consider our hunt offerings in British Columbia. These hunts occur in the off-season from almost all other hunting.
|Dates||Full Service Guided 1×1||Full Service Guided 2×1|
|9/2-9/4, 9/6-9/8, 9/10-9/12, 9/14-9/16, 9/18-9/20, 9/22-9/24, 9/26-9/28||$3,300 per hunter||$2,700 per hunter|
*All hunts include skinning and quartering of the bear. We do offer a rug add-on service that includes the fleshing, turning, salting of hide, and completed rug. We charge $210 per foot and shipping. Most bears will run a total of $800-$1,400.
**We offer a euro skull add-on for $275 plus shipping.
***Non-resident bear licenses are $100 and are not included in the hunt price above.
****Hunts are over once a bear has been harvested. If tags are available, hunters can continue to hunt a 2nd bear for $1,200.
A Few Common Questions on Our Bear Hunts:
I’m interested in learning more about your fall spot and stalk bear hunt in CO. Can you describe what a typical day is like?
10am-11am departure via horses. Ride 30mins up to 1.5 hrs to glassing spot that gives good vantage to see bear feed sources (berries or oakbrush/acorns, depending on the year). Spend 2-4hrs glassing and stalking. Lunch on mountain. Back to glassing 2-4hrs before dark for the afternoon hunt. 30% of our bears are harvested in the midday, 70% in the last two hours of daylight. We prefer to hunt one long afternoon hunt vs an early morning hunt and a separate afternoon/night hunt.
Given the short duration of the hunt, what percentage of your hunters have a shot opportunity?
Varies some year-to-year based on food sources the bears are currently working. Acorns are easier to hunt, berries a little more difficult.
-2018 opportunity rate of 100%, harvest 100%. – Heavy acorn year. Years like this we can see up to 5-7 different bears each day.
-2019 opportunity rate of 85%, harvest 65%. – Poor acorns, bears dependent on berries. Tougher hunting, fewer opportunities. 2-3 bears seen in a day was a good day.
-2020 opportunity rate of 80%, harvest 60%. – Good acorns near water, really dry conditions. Hunting was good/excellent for the majority of the hunts, but we had two 3-day windows that were slow.
What is the average shot distance?
Can we add a 4th hunting day?
-We will only add hunting days in packages of 3 additional days. 1×1 hunts these 3 additional days are $2,500. 2×1 hunts the addition is $2,000 per hunter. Given the high success rates of our 3-day hunts, we leave this addition up to the client. Archers or hunters using primitive muzzle-loaders may want to consider this option to maximize their potential to harvest a bear.
Is there one time period that is better than another?
-Not a lot of difference. On a very slight margin, the earlier weeks do better. It varies enough year to year, that it would be hard to say there is a statistically significant difference.
Please reference our resource page for gear lists, descriptions of hunt types, and payment details.