20 January Spring Bear Season is Just Around the Corner January 20, 2009By George McQuiston Announcements, Guided Hunts, Spring Fall Black Bear Black Bear Hunts 0 With the warm weather we are having comes the melting snow and the hopes for a succesful spring bear season here at WIld Idaho Outfitters! We will be setting baits as soon as weather permits in late April or early May. Come join us for a spring bear hunt adventure. Related Posts Spring Bear Season is Just Around the Corner…I Wish:) Although we are having a mild winter here in Idaho, it is still a few months before the “official” opener of Idaho’s spring bear hunting season. But with these exposed south facing slopes and not enough snow to participate in outdoor winter sports like snowmobiling and cross country skiing, cabin fever seems a bit stronger this year. Fortunately bookings for spring bear season are pretty strong, but we do have a few spots left. Specifically we have mid-May and late June openings. So if this is the year you were planning on hunting spring bear, give us a call while there is still space. and if you don’t hunt with us, we do hope you will at least give Idaho bear hunting a try this year. Happy Hunting! Fall Bear Hunting Season is just around the corner It seems like just yesterday that we were riding in to set spring bear baits and yet we are already talking about what baits to set for this fall, preparing camp and laying in more bear bait for this year’s fall bear hunt. Our trail crew arrives this weekend and we begin a 4-week hitch clearing our backcountry trails in preparation for fall hunts beginning August 30 with fall bear season. Every fall seems to produce some amazing color phase bears that are just fat and getting fatter preparing for the long winter ahead. Hides have historically been in pristine condition as well. So, if you have yet to make concrete plans for your fall 2018 hunting season or you have plans but they are later in the season, maybe a quick trip to Central Idaho’s pristine Salmon River Mountain Range is in order, whereas we still have a few openings for our fall bear season. Contact us today for your 2018 Fall Idaho bear hunt! Idaho Fall Bear Hunt is Just Around the Corner With snow on the peaks this morning and seeming as though we were just packing out spring bear camp, here it is time for fall bear hunting season in Central Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area. We hunt area 27 which is a 2 bear area with high percentage color phase bears and reduced pricing on nonresident tags. We still have just a few spots left for this fall, so if you have not gotten all your hunting plans made, come join us. Best fall bear hunting time frame is from the opener on August 30th until September 14th before all the elk and deer hunters start hitting the woods. Idaho Fall bear hunting is just around the corner Spring Bear Season is Almost Here and There are a Few Spots Left Bookings for this years 2014 spring bear season have been brisk and we are grateful that so many hunters are putting their faith and hunting dollars in us and Idaho. That being said, we have just a few more spots left for this spring 2014 Idaho spring bear season. Most weeks are already booked but we have room for a couple of hunters May 18-23 and June 8-13. If you have that high school senior graduating, what would be a more perfect High School graduation present than a spring bear hunt in Idaho’s famous Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area? Book your spots today before they are all gone. Our backcountry Idaho spring bear season “officially” begins April 1 but because of snow pack and elevation, our season begins May 4. Hope you can make it and we look forward to meeting and hunting with those who have already booked a spring bear hunt with us! Remember too, if you cannot make it this spring, we still have openings for fall bear hunting season. 2015 Idaho Spring Bear Season Begins with a Trophy Class Bear Our first official week of spring bear hunting in our backcountry unit 27 in Central Idaho began with a father son combo from Nebraska and when we went to sit a couple of baits within ear shot of each other, Cam (the son and youth hunter) and I were greeted by the sound of a rifle report just towards the end of legal light. With curiosity getting the best of us, we sprinted over to where his Dad Jeff had been sitting and he and his first year guide, Jacob Roy, were no where to be found. A quick look through bino’s showed a big black blob near the bait and two people cautiously approaching the blackness. Once I heard the victory whoop, I knew the big black blob was a bear. He looked big in the bino’s and we were not disappointed when we got there to help with the skinning chores. This thing was a true trophy bear. It was pure black with no tan or white anywhere, squared 7 feet and its skull measured 22” (with a tape measure) making it the largest bear ever harvested with us here at Wild Idaho Outfitters. Congratulations to Jacob Roy for his first guided bear credit and to Jeff F. For his first bear as well! Idaho Spring Bear Season “Officially” Opens in Backcountry Units It is almost time for my second favorite time of year…spring bear season! It “officially” opens in many back country units like where we guide in the Middlefork zone on April 1st. I say officially as that is when it does open, but with this years late and heavy snowfalls, I am confident the bears will not be waking from their winter slumber for at least a few more weeks, at least at our elevations. The snow is still quite visible around here, and I am sure is still quite deep in the backcountry where we will be conducting our spring bear hunts, but with the warmer weather patterns and the official opener, I can hardly wait to get on the back of old Diesel and begin setting those baits. Thanks to those who are joining us this spring. We look forward to a successful hunt! Front range hunts in Idaho open April 15. Good luck to all those hunting Idaho spring bear hunts this year! If you are hunting Idaho spring bear season this year, please note that we are now in the bear baiting and bear baiting supply business. We are currently carrying stock of bulk bear baits and are working on scents to attract bears to your bear bait. We have applied what we have learned over the last nine seasons of bear hunting in Idaho and gathered that knowledge into one place. We used to have to go to 3 different places to obtain all the “ingredients” to what we consider a successful bear baiting venture and are now offering it in one location and for less money than you can find it elsewhere. If you are interested in learning more about baiting bears, either in Idaho or whatever state you are hunting (provided it is legal there) contact us and we would be happy to visit with you about it. Comment (0) Comments are closed.