Trophy Coastal Black Bear Hunting Guides

Black Bear Hunting with North Coast Adventures is a relaxed pace adventure suitable for hunters of all ages and abilities.  Our hunt area offers abundant game and a 2 bear limit!

Our area also offers the ability to hunt for the SCI Island Bear as well as the North American Black Bear on the same trip.  Both bears are present in color phase as well.

Black Bear Hunts - Apr 1 to June 15

These trips require average marksmanship with less than 100-yard shots being most common. Glassing and stalking for short distances along beaches and grassy creek mouths during the afternoons is the most common method of hunting. Physical demands are low to average and typically suited to all hunters from young beginners to the physically challenged. Seasonal temperatures in the mid 50-degree F. range with daily occurrence of showers make rain-gear and waterproof boots, hat and gloves essential. Typical spring boars have excellent hides, average 300 pounds, and square 6 1/2 to 71/2 feet. Although 80% of these bears will be black, we do harvest chocolate and cinnamon phase animals in some areas. Skull sizes average 19" and several each year record over 20". Black bear populations are high in our area with an excellent opportunity for hunters to harvest a "once in a lifetime" trophy. Recommended rifle - 300 Win Mag or larger with variable scope and 200 grain bullets.

The Hunting Area

North Coast Adventures' exclusive outfitting area is comprised of over 7,000 hundred square miles of the Coast Range Mountains situated adjacent to Vancouver Island.  This remote country is inaccessible from the interior of British Columbia by road, which virtually eliminates local hunting pressure.  Using the combination of our 60 foot yacht, unsinkable skiffs and Suburbans that we barge in, we can access even the most remote of locations.

 

Pricing and License Details

Spring Black Bear / Wolf (April10 to June 7): both SCI sub-species are available in color-phase:

  • Hunt requires low physical ability - no hiking or climbing, conducted by18 ft. skiffs
  • Hunt includes one black bear and one wolf, and fishing in most areas
  • Cost $6,500 US + $325 tax per hunter - minimum 4 hunters - 5 day / 4 night hunt, 2 x 1 guided
  • Cost $7,500 US + $375 tax per hunter - minimum 3 hunters - 7 day / 6 night hunt, 2 x 1 guided
  • Trophy Fee for second bear on all hunts $3,000 US + $150 tax + second species license $192.60 Cdn
  • No T.F for wolf which can be "baited and called electronically or with predator calls"
  • Single hunters will be booked to form groups of four hunters
  • Four person maximum group size for yacht based hunts but can be combined with lodge based accommodation available for 6-8
  • Angling guests can also be combined with hunters at lodge based rates which include guides, boats, tackle, and all meals

Hunts to be booked with a 60% deposit and on a space available basis, (phone for available dates.) All rates based on a minimum number of hunters per hunt. Non-resident hunting license fee and GOABC preservation fund $305.00 Cdn plus species tags in Cdn funds, plus PST tax of 7% as follows:

  • Black Bear------------species license each-------------$180 Cdn - bag limit 2
  • Mountain Goat-------species license each-------------$350 Cdn - limit 1
  • Cougar-----------------species license each------------ $230 Cdn - limit 2
  • Columbian Blacktail------species license each------------ $125 Cdn - limit 2
  • Grizzly Bear-----------species license each------------- $1030 Cdn - limit 1
  • Wolf---------------------species license each-------------$50 Cdn - limit 3
  • Migratory Bird--------hunting license each--------------$17 Cdn annual
  • Upland Game Bird--hunting licence each--------------$50 Cdn annual
  • 7% PST Tax is applicable on all license fees
  • Non-resident angling license $41 Cdn (5 days) saltwater
  • Non-resident angling license $20 Cdn /day freshwater
  • Hunts may include Salmon, Halibut, and Trout fishing.
  • Non-Hunter / Observer Rates $300 US per day per person
  • 5% Goods and Services Tax is applicable on all our hunt fees.