Vancouver Island Guide Outfitters offers the finest coastal black bear hunting and North America's premier spot-and-stalk black bear hunting adventure.
Vancouver Island's black bears (Ursus americanus vancouveri) are recognized as Coastal black bear by Safari Club International (SCI), GSCO, Pope and Young and most other record book organizations, distinguishing them from their mainland cousins, the continental black bear.
The designation was due to DNA analysis and because of their special diet, traits and size. Hard evidence of the 'cave bears' was found by a local caver when he discovered this 67,0000 year old black bear jaw bone in a limestone cave near Port Alberni.
While hunting on Vancouver Island you will spot multiple bears most days, and on a good day you can see 8 to 10 bears or more. It is an exciting spot-and-stalk hunt conducted as day trips by 4x4 vehicle, small boat or all terrain vehicle. Hunting is along the Island's ocean shorelines, river estuaries and on the logged areas of the mountain sides.The guides work with you to judge the bears and decide which ones a taker and which ones to let grow.
We set a trophy target of 18" SCI minimum skull for our hunters and are very succesful getting our hunters into record book bears. We take many 19"+ bears every season and always 1 or 2 in the 20"+ range. Our bears range in size from 6' to 7' and weigh 250 lbs to 400 lbs. The annual harvest of about 40 bears per year from our 3,000 square miles hunting area in the best black bear habitat in North America ensure hunters of trophy quality and quantity.
5-day all inclusive spot and stalk coastal black bear hunt, trophy fees included.
2:1 $6,000 per person
1:1 $7,500 per person
Licence, tags, tax extra.