Since 1990 we've been offering May Black Bear baited hunts out of our remote camp nestled deep in North-East Alberta's boreal forest. This is a high density bear area noted for numerous large black bears with a particularly high percentage of off colored bears ranging from blonde thru cinnamon to even chocolate phases. Wolves are also very common in the area but because of their wariness, they are extremely difficult to get a crack at, particularly with a bow.
It's a two bear zone and we provide one guide for every two hunters for this 6 day Sunday thru Saturday bear hunt. Maximum in camp is 4 hunters. We’ve reduced our camp substantially and now offer only 4 bear hunts total each May during the same week. We access baits with trucks and 4-wheelers. Our portable stands are at a height of 10 to 15 feet and shots are 12 to 20 yards which is ideal for bear bowhunts with our bowhunters who make up the majority of our clients (gun hunters are welcome as well!).
You stay in very comfortable wall tents, with wood stoves, wood floors, and cots for a good night's rest. Like all of our camps, the food is excellent and there is plenty of it so don't plan on starting a diet on this trip! A camp shower is available, as is a practice range. Temperatures range from 40 to 80 degrees and although rain is possible on any given week, it's not all that common. The vicious blackflys common while hunting further east of Alberta are rare and although there are some mosquitoes, they are not prevalent enough to negatively affect the Bear hunts.
Hunters arrive in Edmonton the afternoon of the first day of their May Bear hunt (you hunt the day you arrive) and plan on leaving Edmonton the morning following your 6th day of bear hunting. You're picked up at the airport and you head right to bear camp and are on stand hunting that same evening.