Montana Black Bear Hunting Trips

Species:              Black bear

Location:             Montana

Methods:             Rifle or Archery

Dates:                  April-May, September-November

The northwest corner of Montana has one of the highest populations of black bears in the lower 48 states, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks describes our area as offering the best black bear hunting in the entire state. Our hunting area approaches 500 square miles, and our seasoned guides know the landscape well. This bear hunt is all about exploring, glassing, and making that ultimate stalk.

Spring hunts are the most popular bear hunts we offer, and on these adventures we like to hit the ground and put in the miles. We use all methods of traditional spot and stalk, and generally in spring the bears are found at lower elevation than at other times of year. Upon leaving their dens as winter melts away, the bears make for areas thick with grass and clover, which is their primary food source early in the year. This makes tracking a bit easier since bears in pursuit of grasses and clover gravitate towards logging roads, open meadows, and logged areas.  

Fall bear hunts are also spot and stalk but we concentrate our efforts around big patches of huckleberry. Bears share our love for huckleberries, and when the berries are out in quantity, we are able to pinpoint the bears. On occasion in fall we will intercept bears that are covering ground in their attempts to access as many feeding areas as possible. Bears become quite food-focused as they bulk up for the oncoming winter.

The black bears we harvest generally range from 5 to 6 ½ feet from nose to tail, weighing an average of 200 -350 lbs.


Spring Bear Hunts (April 15th-May 31st)

6 nights lodging/5 days of hunting

$5,150 1×1

$4,125 2×1

Fall Bear Hunts (September 15th-30th)

7 nights lodging/6 days hunting

$6,125 1×1

$4,862 2×1

Cost includes:

Guiding, lodging, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, transportation during the hunt, field prep of trophies. 

Cost excludes:

License and tags, breakfast, dinner, meat processing, taxidermy, gratuities.