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Old 10-31-2018, 11:54 PM   #1
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Iím wanting to bow hunt black bear this coming spring. Mostly interested in Idaho, Wyoming or Montana as I hear biting flies and mosquitos are brutal in Canada. Can anyone recommend an outfitter?


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Old 11-01-2018, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #3
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I would apply for a Non-Navajo permit in the Navajo Reservation. The cost is $1,000 and if you are not drawn, they return the application fee. If you are drawn, get in touch with me and I will hook you up with a great young man that outfits there. It is against the law to hunt over bait so he will be using dogs but normally trees a bear or two a day. You will have an opportunity to take a nice bear though spring bears are quite a bit lighter than they are in the fall. We have taken four spring bears with him and all of them had good hair.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:20 PM   #4
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I would apply for a Non-Navajo permit in the Navajo Reservation. The cost is $1,000 and if you are not drawn, they return the application fee. If you are drawn, get in touch with me and I will hook you up with a great young man that outfits there. It is against the law to hunt over bait so he will be using dogs but normally trees a bear or two a day. You will have an opportunity to take a nice bear though spring bears are quite a bit lighter than they are in the fall. We have taken four spring bears with him and all of them had good hair.
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Thanks Gary. This does look like a unique place and way to hunt. Iíll give the Rez a call and see whatís up as I didnít see any reference on their website to a spring 2019 hunt.

I will watch the show you filmed there. The terrain looks amazing!


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Old 11-06-2018, 12:09 AM   #5
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Rifle or bow? If you don’t want to bait and actually hunt, check out an Alaska boat based hunt. I used Homer Ocean.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ht=Bear+Alaska
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:58 PM   #6
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Rifle or bow? If you donít want to bait and actually hunt, check out an Alaska boat based hunt. I used Homer Ocean.

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ht=Bear+Alaska


Thatís a great idea. Alaska is a dream trip. Iím interested in bow hunting. How much did you spend? I have a feeling Alaska is outside my budget.


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Old 11-08-2018, 11:18 PM   #7
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I know you're leaning towards someone in the US, but we used Wizard Lake Outfitting in Alberta and had a blast. It was relatively inexpensive, and we got two tags apiece. Fishing was good, and half of us saw wolves as well.

Link: https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=460906

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Old 11-09-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
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I know you're leaning towards someone in the US, but we used Wizard Lake Outfitting in Alberta and had a blast. It was relatively inexpensive, and we got two tags apiece. Fishing was good, and half of us saw wolves as well.

Link: https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=460906
This is who we used. I shot a bear and a giant wolf. Everyone else in camp shot 2 bears if they wanted to.

Don't worry about the bugs. You CANNOT fool a bears nose so just bring your thermacell.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:38 AM   #9
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Rawhide Outfitters is who I use for Spring Bear.....located in Salmon Idaho....John and Kathy Craney 208-940-1152
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:55 PM   #10
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Thatís a great idea. Alaska is a dream trip. Iím interested in bow hunting. How much did you spend? I have a feeling Alaska is outside my budget.


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Sorry for the slow response. That hunt was 2850 at the time and I used miles to fly into Anchorage. Rented a car for the drive into Homer. I think it was $3500 all-in, but that was back in 2010 so no promises heheh
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:28 PM   #11
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I'm definitely in for a spring bear trip if you need company!
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:53 PM   #12
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Great tips. Thanks everyone!



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Old 11-17-2018, 06:47 PM   #13
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Northern Alberta outfitters is top notch also
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