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.
Update January 2022: Hunts on the Quinault Indian Reservation are NOT affected by the decision to close the Washington spring bear season. We will be conducting our 2022 and 2023 spring bear seasons as planned. We are currently fully booked for 2022, but still have availability for the 2023 bear season.
2023 Quinault Black Bear Hunting Package
Contact Us For Available Dates In May And June 2023
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.
Hunters are also responsible for purchasing their own bear tag from the Quinault Department of Natural Resources for $350.
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 13 years and have guided hundreds of clients from all over the world on successful bear hunts. If you hunt with us, you have a great opportunity to enjoy 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 really big. As you can see in the photos below, our Black Bear hunting trips are a really good opportunity to take a nice sized black bear.
What methods do you use when Black Bear hunting? Since bear baiting is 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. 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 during the months of May and June. 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 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 muzzleloaders and archery equipment to hunt bear with us.
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 $1,000 deposit is due at booking and the balance of the package is due when you purchase your bear tag from the Quinault Indian Nation. Payments may be made personal check, credit card, or bank transfer. Deposits are non-refundable.If you’re interested in going Black Bear hunting on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington, please contact us for more information.