Looking for some great black bear hunting in Alberta, Canada? Join us on one of our incredible Alberta bear hunts for a chance at a monster black bear.
Why should I book an Alberta bear hunt with you? With an estimated black bear population of over 35,000, Alberta has some of the best bear hunting available anywhere in North America. Our Alberta bear hunts take place in some of the best bear habitat in the province. We spend a great deal of time scouting prior to hunting season and carefully place our bait sites in only the absolute best locations. This means that, unlike many other bear hunting outfitters, every single one of our bait sites is a proven performer and gets a ton of bear traffic.
Additionally, we have exclusive hunting rights on this hunting area and book a limited number of hunters each year, which keeps the pressure on the bears very low. For this reason, we had a 100% success rate on our Alberta bear hunts in 2016 and the typical bear taken measured over 6 feet long and weighed over 300 pounds. We can also offer the opportunity to take 2 bears on a hunt. Finally, color phase black bears ranging from cinnamon to blonde make up about 20% of the bear population in this area.
Due to all of these factors, we can offer a fantastic Alberta bear hunting experience that few other outfitters can compete with. Looking looking for a hunt with a great chance at taking a monster black bear? Dreaming of harvesting a color phase black bear? Then book one of our outstanding Alberta bear hunts. What is the cost of an Alberta bear hunt package with you? We charge $4,000 for our 2017 spring Alberta bear hunts. A second bear may be added for an additional $750.
What is included in your Alberta Bear Hunts? All of our Alberta black bear hunts include:
- 8 Days Accommodation: 6 Full Hunting Days Plus 2 Travel Days
- Trophy Fee For 1 Black Bear
- Transportation To And From Edmonton International Airport
- All Accommodation, Food, & Beverages During The Hunt
- Transportation In And Around The Hunting Area
- Hunting License & Bear Tag
- Field Preparation Of Bear Trophy, Hide, & Meat After Hunt
- All Applicable Taxes
At the end of the hunt, all harvested bears will be field dressed, skinned, and quartered. The hunter is responsible for all shipping costs, meat processing, and taxidermy.
Contact us for more information or to book your Alberta bear hunt.
What methods do you use on your Alberta bear hunts? Baiting is legal in this part of the province, so most of our Alberta bear hunts are conducted over bait. However, we can also organize a spot and stalk bear hunt if desired.
All of our bait sites are very carefully scouted and strategically located for the most bear traffic and to provide the best possible hunting. It’s not uncommon for a half dozen bears to visit our bait sites in a single evening. Each bait site also has a trail camera. So, you will not hunt at a bait site that’s not being regularly visited by a good quality trophy bear.
What is the average shot distance I can expect on your Alberta bear hunts? Since the woods around our bait sites are so thick, most shots taken on our Alberta bear hunts are often at relatively short range: 30-75 yards.
What is the best time of year for an Alberta bear hunt? We only offer bear hunts in Alberta during the spring season. However, since bears will readily come into baits after they finish hibernating, this is the best time of year to hunt black bears over bait.
2017 Alberta Spring Bear Hunt Dates
6-13 May 2017: We’ll pick you up at the airport on 6 May, hunt 7-12 May, then drop you back off at the airport on 13 May.
13-20 May 2017: We’ll pick you up at the airport on 13 May, hunt 14-19 May, then drop you back off at the airport on 20 May.
What rifle caliber do you recommend on an Alberta bear hunt? Since some of our bears can be so big and since they are often encountered in extremely thick terrain, it is extremely important that hunters use a cartridge powerful enough to quickly drop the bear. This will minimize the the tracking we will have to do as well as reduce the chances of wounding a bear and having it get away. With this in mind, we recommend using .308 Winchester or similar cartridge (when using premium bullets) as the minimum for our Alberta bear hunts. There is nothing wrong with using a larger, more powerful cartridge though, as long as you can place your shots accurately.
Where do your Alberta bear hunts take place? We conduct all of our black bear hunts just to the west of Drayton Valley, Alberta, which is about two hours to the west of Edmonton and an hour and a half east of Jasper National Park.
Alberta Bear Hunting Booking Policy
A $2,000 deposit is due at booking and the balance of the package is due upon arrival. If you want a second bear, the trophy fee for the second bear is due in advance and is non-refundable.