Spring Bear Hunt


Capacity and duration
Capacity of 1 person
Duration of 5 Day

About trip
We provide guided Montana black bear hunting in the spring and in the fall. Our guided spring bear hunts are often done using horses, which makes us a very unique option for guided bear hunts in Montana. The Swan Valley is home to some of the best black bear hunting in Montana. We are renowned for having four different color phases of bear. Montana bear hunting is pure fair chase, no baiting or use of dogs, in fact we can’t even use scents. We are one of the very few outfitters that uses horses hunting for bear in the spring!

The Swan Valley is one of the few areas in Montana that remains open for black bear hunting until May 31st. In the spring these animals are very active, and hunters can focus on hunting bears exclusively without the distraction of hunting elk and deer. Many Montana bears color phase and there have been beautiful chocolate and cinnamon colored bears harvested in the Swan Valley.

We don’t get up at the crack of dawn as the black bears rarely do. We’ll hunt rockslides, search old logging roads and trails for scat and sit clear cuts. We use horses for this hunt when ever possible, and if the weather has them up high we will hike several miles a day. Hunters can elect to take some time to fish, taking advantage of our “Blast & Cast” offering either at the ranch or in any of the 60 plus streams, rivers and lakes within an hour’s drive.

If you are looking for the ultimate fair chase black bear hunt in the beauty of the Swan Valley in spring, this hunt is for you

Species targeted
Black Bear
Black Bear

Techniques targeted

Hunt difficulty

Non hunter price and minimum hunters
Minimum hunters: 1

Included in trip
Trophy Fees
Accommodation & Lodging
Caping & Trophy Care

Not included in trip
Full Insurance
Shipping of Trophy's/Meat
Hunting License

What to bring
Bow & Gun
Ammunition &/or Arrows
Rain Gear
Walking Boots
Warm Clothing
Hunter Orange
Hand Warmers
Hunters Safety Card

Trip policies
Smoking Allowed:
Alcohol Allowed:
Dogs Allowed:
Airport Pickup:
Agreed Upon Reservation
No Shot Possible:
Since all our hunts are free chase, there is a chance you may not see an animal during your hunt. If the thought of going home without an animal is unpalatable to you, don't book a hunt! There are no refunds due to weather or not harvesting an animal.

Cancellation policy
If you don't get drawn, we will refund a deposit, but will not for any other reason.

Deposit and payment policy
For all hunts, $1,000 per hunter is required to secure the reservation; a secondary deposit of $1,050 is required 60 days prior to the hunt. Both deposits are non-refundable. If you don't get drawn, we will refund a deposit, but will not for any other reason. The remaining hunt cost is due upon arrival.

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