Bearpaws' 17th black bear season was a very good one. Incredible
black bear numbers resulted in another 100% plus season.
Bearpaws’ 5 year averages are as follows: 154% averages
success 6'4 average Nose to Tail 33% colored bears. 1.75 7'
plus black bears per week. Average # of sightings per week is
These numbers have been maintained due to an incredible black
bear population and the efforts of the finest guiding staff
in the country.
Continuously searching for remote old age class bears and maintaining
75 bait stations annually is a full time task.
7'5" Black Bear taken by Ken Faith
13 year veteran with Bearpaw Outfitting
Bearpaws 2003 spring black bear season produced some great
memories for our clients. Bill Clous took our largest black
bear of the year, a massive 7'8" 21" green score with
rookie guide Jamie Langlois.
Ken faith on his 13 trip with Bearpaw put another 7'5"
boar down with Roger Osmond. Pete Woeck harvested an exceptional
black bear with veteran guide Chris Gilbert a 7'6" 450
Ib pope and young trophy. Pete also set the record for most
sightings in a night at 27 different bears.
First time hunter Denny Bogard maintained a vigil on a great
trophy and was rewarded with a 7'5 450 Ib boar with Bowen Dolhan.
Our average bear in '03 was 6'2 nose to tail and 34% were colored
a total of 6 seven foot plus bears were taken and our success
rate was 137%.
The only stat we don't like is that we sent 4 hunters home
without bears in '03, all had multiple opportunities and others
passed on the bears they saw or were unsuccessful when shots
Another book Pope & Young Black Bear
measuring 6'10" taken by Wayne Roger
I would like to thank my excellent staff for another
job well done Guy Bruneau 11 years, Bowen Dolhan 8 years, Kevin
Congdon 6 years, Chris Gilbert 5 years, Jamie Langlois 1st year
and Roger Osmond for the incredible effort put forth to put
his clients on quality bears.
See You Soon,