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Trophy Black Bear Hunt in Alberta, Canada
This fully guided black bear hunt is unique for a variety of reasons.
Hunting camp is located about an hour and a half from the Fort McMurray International Airport in the Northern Alberta Boreal Forest Natural Area. This area has built a reputation for having a high black bear population with a good number of World Class trophy boars. The camp is a full-size outfitter’s camp with a kitchen tent, outhouse, sleeping tents with two hunters per tent. Each tent is equipped with a wood stove, outhouse, and shower house for your comfort.
The hunting territory is exclusive to the outfitter.
Residents do not have access to hunt this area. After over 15 years of outstanding management, the camp is consistently producing 95% book record boars. Hunters can expect to see about 6 to 10 bears a day, over 40 bear a week, and harvest a 7-footer with an 18 inch skull if they follow their guide’s direction. On top of that, in Alberta, you can harvest up to two black bears on the same license.
You’ll be hunting trophy sized boars.
Unlike a spot and stalk hunt, this baited only hunt targets a P&Y book record trophy, with a 98% P&Y success rate (100% shooting opportunity guaranteed). This is the only bear camp in Alberta with a long term 7-footer harvest rate of 95% AND 25% of color phase bears.
- Averaging 18 3/4 inch skulls, with some trophies over 20 inches harvested every year.
- 25% color phase.
- Outfitter recommends shooting only boars that will square over 7 feet. Markers are provided at every crib (bait site) to help the hunter sizing the bear.
- Opportunity to harvest up to two bears.
- Archery or Rifle (Shooting distance is 20 yards).
- 2-to-1 hunt with a max of 4 hunters at a time on camp.
- Special discount available for groups of 4.
More Resources for this Hunt
- Lodging and Accommodations
- Gear List
- Travel Information
- Read Hunt Reports and Outfitter Reviews
- Photo Gallery
- Booking Your Trip
Lodging, Accommodations and the Outfitter
This is a small family operation and still guides hunts himself. His guides are experienced and well seasoned hunters from Alberta. They work hard for their clients and know their area as well as their bears.
- Rustic, comfortable, spike camp style lodging.
- Cellular cell phone signal across the entire hunting territory.
- Outdoor shower and outhouse.
- All meals are home cooked by a dedicated, full time cook.
Typical Daily Schedule
- These hunts are planned on a six-day schedule. Arrivals and departures are every Sunday.
- Hunters can sleep in in the morning as the staff works at servicing the quads and getting everything ready for the afternoon hunt.
- After an early hot and filling lunch, hunters follow their guide on quads (2 hunters per quad) toward their tree stand.
- Hunters are expected to spend the afternoon on their stand and cannot move from their stand for security reasons.
- Hunters will be pick up just after dark to return to camp to enjoy a hot dinner.
Fly commercially to Fort McMurray, AB (YMM).
- For those who fly it is advised to arrive early morning, on the arrival date (the day prior to the hunt start date) or the evening prior to the arrival date and stay at a hotel at the airport in Fort McMurray, AB.
- Hotel/airport pick up and drop off is available by our outfitter or his staff every Sunday around noon.
- Hunters will depart camp the morning after the last scheduled hunt day and drop off at the Fort McMurray International Airport. It is therefore recommended to book a flight with a departure around noon or after.
Our Outfitter recommends the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre. It has fair pricing, good pub/restaurant, and a shuttle to the terminal.
Meat and Trophy Logistics
- Your hide will be prepared and salted by the outfitter and you can travel back with it.
- You will need to provide a container for the hide.
- Your hunting license is the export permit in Alberta, therefore there is no additional paperwork needed to travel back home with your hide.
- Alternatively, and especially if tagging out the night before departure, you can leave your trophy behind to be expedited through our outfitter’s local taxidermist (Estimated $500-800 USD).
Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.
- Airport Pickup and Drop Off.
- Professional 2:1 Guiding.
- Home Cooked Meals.
- Lodging at Outfitter’s Camp.
- Transportation during the hunt (ATVs).
- Salting of the hide for easy transportation and conservation.
- Travel to and from Fort McMurray International Airport
- Kill fee on the 1st and 2nd bear.
- License and Tags (approximately $250).
- Tax (5%).
- Hotels before and/or after your hunt.
- Trip Insurance is highly recommended for any hunt.
- While a tip is not required, it is very much appreciated, and guides often depend on them a supplemental income. Learn how much to tip a hunting guide.
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