We take a few spring black bear hunters
each year in the Yellowstone area. The best
time for hunts in this area is the last two weeks of May and the first
week of June. Because of the altitude in this area, we are able to hunt
later than most areas before the hides are rubbed too badly. Over the
years we have killed quite a few good black bears, including several
over six feet and a few nearer to seven feet.
We hunt these bears in fair chase, as in all of our hunts, meaning we
do not use dogs or bait. We spend early morning and late evening glassing
for bears. When one is spotted, we plan a stalk that we hope will put
us within gunshot of the bear. Using this method we have been able to
consistently provide over 50% of our hunters with an opportunity to
shoot a bear.
I don't think you can hunt bears anywhere else in the United States
and see the color variation as we have. Approximately 60% of our bears
are black color phase; the remaining 40% will range anywhere from a
light blonde to a dark chocolate color. Some black bears even take on
the "silver-tip" color phase most commonly associated with
If you are not hunting bears during mid-day, you can fish or tour Yellowstone.
Some hunters have used the opportunity to combine a family vacation
with a bear hunting trip.
Our price is $3000 per person for a 5 day
1x2 hunt. Bring a buddy, and you both hunt for only $5,000 -
a $1,000 savings!!!!! Prices for longer than 5 days are available
upon request. Please call me for licensing requirements and prices.
License price is between $350 and $450, and must be applied
for before April 14. This is a guaranteed license. For more information
visit the Montana
Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.
|What We Provide
- Guided hunts include 1 guide for each 2 hunters. If you don't
have a partner, we may be able to provide one for you. However,
I will give you a better price on your hunt if you come with
your own partner.
- We have comfortable, but not plush sleeping and dining facilities
for our guests. You can get a shower, use a phone, and sleep
in a bed every night. The price of your hunt includes pick up
and delivery to the Bozeman, Montana airport for those who wish
to arrive by airplane.
- Access to the hunting area can be by horse, 4WD, on foot,
or a combination of the above. This is your hunt, we can make
it as demanding or as relaxed as you want.
- We provide game retrieval and transportation of meat to a
meat processor. Should you desire to take your game home with
you unprocessed, we will hang it for you (indoors) for the week.
We also provide trophy preparation (caping) and transportation
to a taxidermist, should you desire. You will have to pay for
all meat processing, meat shipping, taxidermy work, and trophy
- An unforgettable experience in the great Montana outdoors.