Spring bear hunting in the Peace River area is truly an adventure. Dense, lush river valleys with an agriculture mix and heavy boreal forest are the recipe to some of the world’s finest black bear hunting.
Bearpaw operates approx. 75 bait sites strategically placed to entice mature bears for our hunters. Our stands are a mix of permanent (85%), leaner’s (10%), and climbing stands (5%). Our baits are set up to accommodate bow hunters as well. Shots will be between 15 and 20 yards at an elevation of 12 to 15 feet. Access to our areas are normally by ATV. The spring hunt is usually a low impact, low stress, enjoyable vacation with very high hunter success.
Our five-year average is 158% success with 1 seven-foot bear per week. An average bear is 6 foot and 200 lbs. Colored bears make up 30% of the total population in our area. Bearpaw has consistently produced top quality bear hunts.
Fall bear hunting is one of the best hunts. The voracious appetites of the big bears in late August to mid-September offer the trophy bear hunters an excellent opportunity to take a bruin of a lifetime. Mature bears will be approximately 60 – 100 lbs. heavier than in the spring. Bears in excess of 500 lbs. are taken annually. The fall hunt also offers the hunter the option of hunting baits or Spot & Stalk as the bears raid the cereal grain crops.