If you want to sit in one spot for 10 hours a day and hunt bears over a pile of jelly donuts, go to Alberta, Saskatchewan, or a Western State that allows baiting. If you want to spot and stalk the world’s largest black bears in pristine country, give us a call.
Our bear hunts are spot and stalk adventures in beautiful mountain terrain. True Hunts has nothing against baiting bears on an ethical or game management level. Bears are at “problem” population levels almost everywhere, and baiting is a cost effective way to kill big bears. It’s just not our style.
True Hunts is unmatched when it comes to bear hunting in the Western States and British Columbia. Black bear hunting is one of the most underrated hunts in North America, but hunt quality is more variable than any other species. There is no “standard” black bear hunt. Even if you break it down between hound hunts, spot/stalk, and bait you can have completely different service levels, bear density, and bear quality all at the same price point from different guides/outfitters.
We have chosen the areas we book, guide, and hunt bears in from experience. I, personally, have spent time during bear season in all these areas, in addition to dozens of other bear areas. We are talking thousands of hours in due diligence. If a spring area doesn’t continue to produce close to 80-100% opportunity at 6-7ft+ bears, we don’t hunt it. Same goes for our fall options at 75% opportunity for trophy bears.