Vancouver Island Coastal Black Bear – Lodge Based

Outfitter #268
Rifle, Archery

April – June (5 day hunts)

Hunt coastal black bear on Vancouver Island with one of the Island’s veteran guide outfitters. This hunt is a 5-day, spot-and-stalk hunting adventure on the wild west coast and mountains of Vancouver Island.

This outfitter offers spring and fall hunts from a 4,500 sq mile hunting concession. Hunters use 4×4’s, boats and hiking to explore the Island looking for trophy black bears, escorted by an experienced guide who knows how to find and judge coastal black bears. Your license and tags will be secured and ready when you arrive.

Early spring hunts are day trips hunted along ocean shorelines and estuaries, and in low elevation green ups in logging slashes and abandoned roads. As the season warms up more and more bears leave hibernation and in late May the breeding season produces large boars chasing sows and fighting for domination! Over 90% of spring black bears are boars and most exceed 6’ square with some over 7’. Hunters can expect to see multiple bears a day.

Hunt fall black bears to experience the great natural spectacle of soaring eagles, bears and spawning salmon. Hunters see multiple bears a day on the river banks fishing while salmon fight their way upstream to spawn. There is no equal to a coastal black bear hunt on the salmon rivers of Vancouver Island.

A 2nd bear is available for a $500/ day hunt fee and $2,500 harvest fee. Fall hunters can also take a Columbia blacktail deer on the same terms.

Spring hunts are hosted from the grand 6,000 sq. ft log lodge with private rooms and baths, and an executive chef. Breakfast and dinner are served at the lodge, lunch is in the field. Fall hunts are hosted from lodges and cabins scattered through the guide area.

This is a great 2:1 hunt for family, friends and groups who want to spend time in the field hunting together. For hunters looking for a great coastal black bear, a 1:1 hunt gives the time and opportunity to chase a giant coastal black bear. Either way, you’re in for a memorable hunt and a fantastic time!

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Pricing Details

$5,900 + $400 license, tags + $325 tax, $200 GOABC (2×1 guide service)

$7,500 + $400 license, tags + $405 tax, & $200 GOABC Fee (1×1 guide service)

*2nd bear $1,500 to continue hunting plus $200 tag & $2,000 trophy fee upon harvest of second bear due directly to outfitter.

* Non-hunting guest $1,500

License & Tag(s) Cost (approximate)

Outfitter purchases prior to arrival. WTA will collect.


In-Field Transportation, Infield Trophy Care, Lodging, Meals


Airfare, Gratuities, License, Personal Items


Fly into Vancouver, BC with a connecting flight to Nanaimo or Qualicum Beach. Rent a car and drive to Port Alberni (Barclay), or drive to Vancouver BC and take a ferry to the island.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:Depart home for Vancouver, BC with a connecting flight to Nanaimo or Qualicum Beach. Rent a car and drive to Port Alberni (Barclay)

Day 2-6: Hunt black bear.

Day 7: Depart camp and begin your return trip.

Hunt Style

Physical Level:

Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.

Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.

Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.

Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.


Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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Sidney, NE 69162

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