Trophy Black Bear Hunting In Washington State

Looking for great trophy Black Bear hunting on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington state? We offer affordable trophy Black Bear hunting on the Quinault Indian Reservation, the only place in Washington where bear may be legally hunted over bait.

What is the cost of a Quinault Indian Reservation Black Bear hunting package with you? At this time, the Quinault Nation has not announced their season dates or tag allocations for the 2018 season. We will not set our 2018 price or start booking hunts until we get official word on the season dates and the number of tags we’ll have. If you’re interested in a hunt, you can contact us to get on the 2018 waiting list.

If you really want a great bear hunt this spring but were unable to book one of our Quinault bear hunts, we recommend checking out our outstanding Alberta black bear hunts. You’ll hunt either over bait or via spot and stalk (your choice). The typical bear taken on these hunts is over 6 feet long and weighs over 300 pounds. About 20% of the bears in this area are color phase as well. So, these hunts offer a great opportunity to take a monster (potentially color phase) black bear. trophy black bear hunting in washington state 1Black Bear Scientific Name: Ursus americanus

What is included in your Quinault Indian Reservation Black Bear hunting package? All of our Black Bear hunting trips include:

  • 4 Days Of Hunting
  • 1 Black Bear
  • Transportation To And From Hunting Locations
  • Preparation Of Bear Trophy, Hide, And Meat After Hunt

At the end of the hunt, all harvested bears will be field dressed, skinned, and quartered. We will provide cold storage for the meat and hide during the remainder of the hunt. After the hunt, the hunter is responsible for all shipping costs, meat processing, and taxidermy.

Please note that all hunters are responsible for their own lodging and accommodations before, during, and after the hunt. There are plenty of reasonably priced lodging choices in Pacific Beach and Ocean Shores, both of which are only a short drive from the hunting area. Contact us for more details or for recommendations on places to stay.

Why should I go Black Bear hunting in Washington with you? With a Black Bear population estimated to number nearly 30,000, Washington State has some of the best Black Bear hunting in the United States. In particular, the Black Bear population on the Quinault Indian Reservation is especially robust. Due to light hunting pressure and outstanding habitat, the bear population on the Quinault Indian Reservation has skyrocketed over the past few decades. In fact, the Black Bear population density on the Quinault Indian Reservation rivals the population densities found in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. Additionally, the Quinault Indian Reservation is the only place in Washington where it is legal to use bait for Black Bear hunting. This makes for some outstanding Black Bear hunting that is unrivaled anywhere else in Washington.

We’ve been conducting Black Bear hunting trips on the Quinault Indian Reservation for the past 11 years and have guided hundreds of clients from all over the world on successful bear hunts. If you hunt with us, we guarantee you the hunt of a lifetime!

How big do the bears on the Quinault Indian Reservation get? Abundant runs of Sockeye, Chinook, Silver and Chum Salmon, as well as plentiful sources of berries help these bears get exceptionally large. Hunters on our Black Bear hunting trips often take bears weighing in excess of 200 pounds. The photos and video below show just how big some of these bears get.

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What methods do you use when Black Bear hunting? Since bear baiting in legal on the Quinault Indian Reservation, all of our Black Bear hunting trips are conducted over bait. We maintain several dozen baiting sites and check them daily. We will not hunt at a particular bait site unless it is regularly being visited by a trophy bear. Depending on the exact bait site location and weather conditions during the hunt, we hunt from either ground blinds or tree stands.

What is the average shot distance I can expect when Black Bear hunting in Washington with you? Since the woods on the Quinault Indian Reservation are so incredibly thick, our shots taken when Black Bear hunting with us are often at very short range: 20-50 yards. Because of this, we can accommodate rifle, muzzleloader, handgun, and archery hunters.

What is the best time of year for Black Bear hunting on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington? We typically schedule our spring Black Bear hunting trips between mid-April and the end of June. However, late May through the end of the season in June is traditionally the most successful time period for spring Black Bear hunting. The Quinault Nation recently changed their hunting regulations, so we no longer offer fall Black Bear hunts.

What rifle caliber do you recommend for Black Bear hunting? 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 the .308 Winchester or .30-06 Springfield (when using premium bullets) as the minimum cartridges for Black Bear hunting. There is nothing wrong with using a larger, more powerful cartridge though, as long as you can place your shots accurately.

In addition to centerfire rifles, we have also had plenty of clients successfully use handguns and muzzleloaders to hunt bear with us.

What is the best set up for bow hunting Black Bear?
Because most of our bear are encountered at close range, we are also able to accommodate bow hunters. Those who desire to bow hunt Black Bear with us should use a moderate to heavy heavy arrow with a sharp broadhead (expandable broadheads are not legal on the Quinault Indian Reservation) shot from a bow with at least an 50 pound draw weight, though 60 pounds or more is preferable.

Where do your Quinault Indian Reservation Black Bear hunting packages take place?
We conduct all of our black bear hunting trips on the Quinault Indian Reservation, which is located in the southwestern portion of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The reservation is very close to the towns of Moclips and Pacific Beach, Washington. Additionally, the reservation is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and about 4 hours from Portland International Airport.

Black Bear Hunting Booking Policy

A $750 deposit is due at booking and the balance of the package is due when you purchase your tag from the Quinault Indian Nation. Payments may be made personal check, credit card, or bank transfer. Trophy Black Bear Hunting In Washington State mapIf you’re interested in going Black Bear hunting on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington, please contact us for more information or to get on our 2018 waiting list.

NOTE: At this time, the Quinault Nation has not announced their season dates or tag allocations for the 2018 season. We will not set our 2018 price or start booking hunts until we get official word on the season dates and the number of tags we’ll have. If you’re interested in a hunt, you can contact us to get on the 2018 waiting list. 

If you really want a great bear hunt this spring but were unable to book one of our Quinault bear hunts, we recommend checking out our outstanding Alberta black bear hunts. You’ll hunt either over bait or via spot and stalk (your choice). The typical bear taken on these hunts is over 6 feet long and weighs over 300 pounds. About 20% of the bears in this area are color phase as well. So, these hunts offer a great opportunity to take a monster (potentially color phase) black bear.