Dense population of bears, magnificent scenery, fresh air and rustic camp life. A black bear hunt in British Columbia is the adventure of a lifetime... Do it properly and choose an outfitter who respects this fact!
6 days from €4,750
On our black bear hunts we focus on well organised, high quality, exciting hunting in good hunting districts. We are therefore proud to offer hunting with our experienced and very reliable partners Covert Outfitting, who have two large hunting districts in British Columbia. The most northern hunting district can be found east of the town of Prince George, while the other hunting district is located north east of the city of Vancouver in the southern part of British Columbia.
The hunting districts consist of mountain ranges and valleys, with many rivers, and all offer hunting in incredibly beautiful scenery. These hunting districts are also home really good populations of black bears. Although, as the name suggests, black bears are usually black in colours, colour variants do occur with coats that are brown in colour. The average size of the bears shot here is 6-6.5 feet, although a few bears can grow to 7 feet in height!
The hunt takes the form of spot and stalk, our hunters will be transport around the enormous hunting district in 4WD vehicles, ATV´s or boats. You will leave camp in the early morning to start your hunt, to give yourself the opportunity of reaching a good, strategically placed spot, from where it is possible to spot bears in good time. Once a bear has been spotted, the hunter and their guide, will evaluate the bear, to decide if it is big enough and its pelt is of a good quality. If it is, the exciting stalk will begin, and you will attempt to get yourselves into a good position, from which you can take a safely take your shot.
Depending on where you shoot your bear, it will either be skinned on the spot, or if possible it will be taken back to camp to be skinned. All this will, of course, be taken care of by your experienced guide.
The hunt will take place over 5-6 hunting days, normally from Monday to - Saturday. Our hunters should, if possible, arrived on the Sunday. The outfitter will meet them in the airport, and transfer them either to the hunting district, or a nearby hotel, from where they will proceed to the hunting camp the next morning.
Day 1: Arrival at the airport where you will meet the outfitter
Day 2: Transfer to the hunting district and begin hunting
Days 3-6: Hunting
Day 7: Transfer back to the airport for you homeward journey
It is possible to choose between a springtime hunt in late May, when the bears have emerged from their winter hibernation, to begin feeding to replenish their reserves of fat, and slowly start preparing for the breeding season on June. Or it is possible to choose an autumn hunt at the start of September, when then bears have fattened themselves are and are making their final preparations for their winter hibernation.
Southern Hunting District
27th May - 1st June
4th June - 9th June
Autumn hunt: (It is possible to combine this hunt with hunting for Mule deer)
1st September - 6th September
9th September - 14th sSeptember
Northern Hunting District
12th June - 16th June
19th June - 23rd June
You will start off bt flying to Vancouver in British Columbia, where the outfitter will meet our hunters in the airport. From here you will drive together to the hunting district and the hunting camp from which the coming week’s hunting will take place. If you will be hunting in the northern hunting district, you will fly, via Vancouver, further on to Prince George. On arrival...Read more
Covert Outfitting have access to 2 large hunting districts in British Columbia, both of which have dense populations of black bears. The most southern hunting district lies north east of the city of Vancouver, close to Harrison Lake. This district is part of British Columbia’s lush coastal mountains. This type of terrain, with its cover of temperate rainforest, provides good sustainable...Read more
Covert Outfitting have access to 2 large hunting districts in British Columbia, both of which have dense populations of black bears. The northern most hunting district is a 2-3 hour drive east of the town on of Prince George. The district is characterised by its incredibly beautiful, varied landscape, with rivers, many lakes, high mountain tops, and huge valleys, which provides a perfect habitat...Read more
Covert Outfitting is owned and operated by Kiff Covert who has been a professional hunter for almost half his life. All his experiences enable him to execute successful hunts with clients from around the world. Covert Outfitting brings together multiple licensed hunting concessions, offering the very best of each one, so that every hunt is a premium hunt! Diana Hunting Tours have cooperated with...Read more
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It is possible to shoot additional bears, up to 2 bears per hunter: Extra black bears - trophy fee US$ 1000 per black bear plus extra bear license 180 USD, royalty 75 CAD.
The price show for this tour is for guidance only as fluctuations in the exchange rate may need to be taken into account. The actual price of the tour will be agreed later.