Guided Bear Hunts

Hunting the American Black Bear in Idaho's Elk River wilderness is a thrill you won't want to miss. You'll stay in our first-class hunting lodge, enjoying homecooked meals and transportation to and from the hunting area each day.

Both spring and fall bear hunts are available. Fall bear hunts coincide with archery elk season so bookings are limited.

Our bear hunts are fully-guided 5-day hunts (with the days you arrive and depart this trip is 7 days in total). Our professional guides will walk you through baiting, running hounds, or spotting and stalking, depending on the hunt you're interested in. We can also tailor a hunt to meet your specific needs, don't hesitate to ask.

Wildlife is abundant in the area during the spring, don't forget to bring a camera!

Pricing

5 Day - Bait Only

You'll be watching the bear bait in a 15' ladder stand in the afternoon, when the bears come in to feed. Bait hunts offer an excellent opportunity for a trophy bear, and accommodates a person with physical limitation or limited mobility. Our stands are positioned for the hunter hoping to harvest with a bow or gun. Visible and shooting range from the bait is 20yd-55yd. Ground blinds can be used as well.
$  3,500  per hunter

5 Day - Bait Only + Fishing Combo

Bear bait hunts are done in the afternoon when bears come to feed, leaving the morning wide open for outdoor activities. We'll take you out on the Dworshak reservoir to experience the world-class fishing that Idaho has to offer. The reservoir is home to Kokanee, Cutthroat Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, and White Crappie, you'll have your choice of fish.
$  4,500  per hunter

5 Day - Bait + Spot & Stalk + Hound Combo

Hunting bear with hounds can be the most exciting bear hunt you’ll ever experience. This hunt will give you the option of spot & stalk hunting and running a group of dogs to find your bear in the morning, and watching the bear baits from the tree stand in the afternoon.
$  4,500  per hunter

5 Day - Two Bear Hunt

If you want to hunt an additional bear on your Bait + Spot & Stalk + Hound Combo hunt, this is package is for you. We'll need to hunt in a different zone to get the second bear, so you'll be in a whole new hunting environment, with new challenges and rewards.
$  4,900  per hunter

Hunt Dates

Spring Hunts: May – June
Fall Hunts: September – October

Contact us to book your hunt and check availability.

About the Black Bear

The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is America's most familiar bear. Typically residing in forests and possessing excellent climbing skills, black bears are also found in mountains and swamps.

The bears in the Elk River area can weigh up to 600 pounds, and can be black, red, cinnamon, or blonde. Don't let the size fool you, this predator can run up to 30mph.