Experience the excitement and challenge of a bear hunt in the Canadian wilderness of Alberta. The hunt is carried out as ”spot and stalk” in a district with a dense population of bears and has a high rate of success – Up to 2 black bears and 1 wolf are included in the price
7 days from €3,370
We have recently signed an exciting deal with a new outfitter who can offer a traditional black bear hunt in an area of north/central Alberta in Canada, which is home to a dense population of black bears.
The hunt takes place in North-Central Alberta, in a district where the black bears experience very little local hunting pressure, as the district is a non-baiting zone and hunting here is exclusively carried out as spot and stalk. Our outfitter has be organising sustainable hunting for black bears in this district for the last 5 years. The district is home to a dense population of bears. Hunting in Northern Alberta, gives you the possibility of finding different colour phases of black bear which are only still found in the north of Canada, including the brown and the more rarely seen blonde colour variations.
The hunting district consists of mixed areas of forest, large open oil fields, areas of newly cleared forest together with more mountainous areas. To move around in the hunting district you will utilise Argo ATVs, standard ATVs, UTVs, and 4x4 cars, depending on which type of terrain you will be hunting in. You will hunt in the open forest clearances, the large oil fields and along the old forest roads. It is here where the new grass and fresh plant shoots, which are important food sources for the bears during the spring, grow. The hunt is exclusively carried out as spot and stalk; the hunters and their guides drive around the enormous area in all-terrain vehicles, until they spot the a promising looking bear, this is followed by an intense stalk on foot, as the hunters attempt to get within shooting range of the bear.
This package includes 6 days hunting, from Monday to Saturday.
The outfitter takes care of transport to and from the airport. You will land at Edmonton airport on the Sunday, where the outfitter will arrange for you to be collected and driven to a hotel in his home town of Barrhead where you will spend the night. On the Monday you will be transferred to the hunting camp out in the hunting district.
You should not expect to find any luxuries in the camp, instead simply enjoy it as part of a real wilderness adventure.
Meals in the hunting camp often consist of sandwiches or simple ready-made dishes that can be boiled or fried over the open fire. At times the meals can seem a little boring - BUT you don’t come here for food and home comforts!
After the hunt ends on the Saturday, the hunters will be driven back to Edmonton, where they will stay at a hotel near the airport, before flying home on the Sunday or Monday.
Day 1: Arrival in Edmonton airport
– transfer to a hotel where you will spend the night
Day 2: Transport to the hunting district and begin hunting
Day 3-6: Hunting
Day 7: Hunt finished – transport to a hotel close to the airport
Day 8: Departure for home from Edmonton airport
21st -26th May 2018
28th May – 02nd June 2018
Each hunting period is arranged for 5 -6 hunters, and the guiding is 2:1. Naturally you are welcome to book as a single hunter, or in smaller groups of 2-4 hunters.
Temperatures in May can swing from 0 - 20 degrees celcius. We recommend you bring warm, windproof clothing.
Our hunters will by met by the outfitter on their arrival at Edmonton airport in Alberta, they will then be driven to a hotel in the town of Barrhead, where they will spend one night. On day 2 they will again be collected by the outfitter and transferred to the hunting district, which is a 1-2 hour drive to the north. The camp is situated in the midst of the hunting district, which means...Read more
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Swanspoint Outfitters are our brand new partner in Canada. They are based in central Alberta, north of the city of Edmonton. Swanspoint Outfitter is operated on a daily basis by Matthew Swan. Matthew has specialised in organising black bears hunts and now has more than 15 years of experience in this field. Matthew and his guides have great expertise in hunting black bears, and have spotted...Read more
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NB: All prices are based on rates of exchange with the USD as per 20.10.2017. We reserve the right to regulate prices due to currency fluctuations. In case of fall in the exchange rate, the price is not adjusted. The price of the trip is based 100% on USD.