Our Guided Spring black Bear Hunts are done in Unit 25 along the South Fork of the Salmon River. Our area has a healthy population of Black Bears, you can see anything from a typical Black bear in color to
a color phase bear with shades of Brown, Blond, to Cinnamon. A average Black Bear can be any where from 90lbs to 400 + lbs Depending on age, sex, health, and Season. Bears usually hibernate high in the mountains, so when they first come out they seek southerly slopes below the snow line for forage. Although up to 85% of the Black Bears diet consists of vegetation, the Black Bears can be hard on New born Elk and Deer calves as they are Omnivores which means they eat both Plants and Meat, they do make a impact on our Elk and Deer herds. Our Guided Black Bear hunts are done April 15th through June 30th.
Our early season Hunts we offer a SPOT & STALK HUNT with BAIT, We base out of Yellow Pine Idaho, where Lodging is provided in one of our Cabins and Meals are provided. You leave Yellow Pine in the mornings with Trucks and Trailers to the South fork, it is about a 15 to 40 mile drive depending on what trail head we are using. From there we ride horses up tp prime glassing area’s, where we spend the day riding, glassing, and Hiking, if we have no luck during the day we check our bait sites before dark. You also have a chance to harvest a wolf on these early hunts April 15th through April 30th!
We also offer spring bear hunts over bait, we typically start these hunts in May, we base out of Yellow Pine Idaho, where Lodging is provided in one of our cabins and meals are provided. On these hunts we Drive down to the South Fork ( 15 to 30 Miles ) to the bait sites typically in the evenings, where it is typically a 30 to 45 minute hike to the bait sites. We will have Game Cams set up so we can check which baits are getting hit and when. After you are shown where the different bait sites are set up, you can go at your own leisure and site see, Horn hunt, fish or go to the Hot springs during the day when the bears aren’t as active, while still being in contact with your guide through our Inreach devices. There is also plenty to see and do around Yellow Pine During the Day, we offer scenic trail rides or you can tour the historic Stibnite Mine!
Hunts are 7 Days with 6 full days of Hunting
1 ON 1 Guided Spot & Stalk with Bait 3500
2 ON 1 Guided Spot and Stalk with Bait 3000 Per Man
Spring Bear Hunt over Bait 2 Person Minimum 2500 Per Man
OR Group of 3 to 4 Maximum 2300 Per Man
Non Resident Bear Tag 186.00
Non Resident Hunting License 154.75
IDFG Depredation Fee 10.00
Non Resident Wolf Tag 31.75
6% Idaho Sales Tax & 3% Federal Use Tax
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