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Location: Clarksburg, WV
Joined: 09/12/2008
Posts: 1
Black Bear guides

I'm planning my first ever black bear hunt for this coming spring. I'm not looking to spend a ton of money however I want to have a good guide. I'm not sure yet whether or not I'll take a rifle or a bow but I prefer bow hunting. Anyone that has went on guided black bear hunt that could clue me in on what questions to ask a guide or any referrals would be appreciated. I'm not wanting to spend much more than 2000 tax,license, the whole nine yards. Can this be done?

Location: west virginia
Joined: 09/21/2008
Posts: 1
Black Bear guides

try bigpawoutfitters.com have hunted wiyh them for five years.very happy.six days of hunting,all meals,lodging,all transportation to stands.$1395.00 and you buy your license.he is in renous,new brunswick,ca

Location: ontario
Joined: 07/07/2006
Posts: 237
Black Bear guides

I think you can do the entire guided trip for under $2000 but with todays gas prices, its getting harder and harder to do. By sharing travel costs with one or two others its definitely doable. To start with you have to figure out where you want to go, staying in the States or north to Canada. If north, then decide which province. Then, decide on a spring or fall hunt. These are all the easy pieces.
The trick is to find a reputable guide that ensures you of a better than average chance at a bear. After all, whether you spend 1 gand or 3 grand, bottom line is getting a chance at a bear keeping in mind Its tougher to score with archery than it is with rifle.
Once you narrow down location and associated travel costs then its time to select an outfitter and to do this takes homework--putting more faith in real live references rather than flashy websites. Lotsa luck.

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