Randy newberg is back to his favorite black bear hunting locations. The american black bear ursus americanus is a mediumsized bear native to north america. Black bear season opens september 1st, two weeks before the brown bear season. Our 50 ft delta the sundy sleeps 6 hunters comfortably. Ketchikan is black bear country, and just outside town you can see them in their favorite summertime activity fishing for proteinrich alaska salmon. All nonresident brown and black bear hunts will remain. Contact alaska fish and game for available left over tags mid. When bear hunting remember a minimum of two additional days will need to be allotted for travel in and out of our bear hunting camp, as. Black bear hunting in alaska by boat 8 matching articles. The black bear hunting units are a draw for nonresidences, you must apply.
With him is long time friend and hunting partner, mike spitzer, and. Late spring in southeast alaska is bear mating season. We have 10 working bait stations in 2018 and all of them have active black bears hitting them daily. The black bear is the smallest of the north american bears. Alaska black bear hunting season spring april 25 to june 10 fall aug. Colors may vary from coal black to bluish black, to cinnammon, and even nearly blonde. Bear hunts muskeg excursions alaska bear hunt with. Colors may vary from coal black to bluishblack, to cinnammon, and even nearly blonde. Black bears can be black, brown, cinnamon or white. This was the first bear hunt of the year so we werent too worried that we didnt see anything. Alaska closed bear hunting season statewide citing covid. Alaska black bear baited hunts, guided black bear bait. The american black bear is the most common bear species native to north america and can be found from alaska to mexico and from the atlantic to the pacific, including 41 of the 50 u.
Black bear hunting opportunities in alaska, alaska department. Spring can be successful for hunters of any ability, while fall hunters will need to be in reasonable physical condition. Our black bear hunts take place north of fairbanks in one of the most pristine wilderness areas left in north america. Our ak black bear hunts can be booked in spring or fall. Hunting black bears alaska department of fish and game.
It is the continents smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Alaska black bear hunting certified master hunting guide. From black bear, caribou and moose to mountain goats and muskox, alaska is a premier hunting destination. Alaska black bear hunting is conducted in prince william sound in unit 6 along the rugged coastline. Black bear hunting homer, ak halibut charters hunting. In other shocking news, officials in alaska also made the call to close all black and brown bear hunts statewide for both resident and nonresident hunters through the end of may. Black bear species profile, alaska department of fish and game. Black bear hunting information, alaska department of fish and. With him is long time friend and hunting partner, mike spitzer, and seasoned field producer, marcus hockett. We are proud to offer our clients several different options for our alaska brown bear hunts. Alaska black bear hunting outdoors supersite alaska. Hunting alaska black bears tips for all hunters ninilchik. Hurtle creek outfitters alaska grizzly bear hunting. Selfguided black bear hunting in alaska green rocks lodge.
Trophies will be delivered to the tannershipper at our expense. We are permitted to hunt tens of thousands of acres of prime wilderness habitat for black bears managed by the state of alaska department of natural resources. A day after announcing the spring bear hunting season would be canceled in alaska, the state has decided to reconsider their position. Alaska black bear hunting guided alaska black bear hunts. Aug 01, 2019 randy newberg is back to his favorite black bear hunting locations. The american black bear ursus americanus, previously known as euarctos americanus is a mediumsized bear native to north america.
There are more recordbook black bear entries from here than the rest of north america. I did try to get the big one you see in these pictures, but never was able to get a shot. The alaska board of game and the department of fish and game have taken a series of actions to reduce black bear harvests. Hunting alaska black bear with randy newberg ft s1 e10. Black bears are similar to most species in that the males actively pursue the females as they begin to come into estrus. Alaska is a beautiful place to visit and it offers a wide range of terrain from rolling grassy hills, to steep mountains and it is known for its thriving population of large black bears. The life cycle of black bears in the great smoky mountains is very similar to that of a black bear in glacier bay. Hurtle creek outfitters alaska grizzly bear hunting, alaska. Black bear cubs in glacier bay national park and preserve. Alaska hunting outfitters, alaska hunting outfitter. Alaska grizzly bear hunting, alaska dall sheep hunting. Food is scarce, icy winds howl, snow falls, and bitter cold temperatures presist, at least here in the interior of alaska they do. All trips are boat based hunts for trophy brown bear, mountain goat and coastal black bear. Join muskeg excursions for southeast alaska wilderness bear hunts adventures that you will never forget.
Black bears are most often associated with forests, but depending on the season, they may be found from sea level to alpine areas. They regularly produce monster bruins that weigh over 350 pounds, square out. Alaskan black bear spring hunts clearwater alaska outfitters. Bear watching in alaska the 30 best hot spots around the state. Our hunts are conducted on remote rivers, creeks, and lakes in southwest alaska.
General season hunts, alaska department of fish and game. Black bear mating season occurs during the summer, but the embryos do not. In southeast alaska, black bears occupy most islands with the exceptions of admiralty, baranof, chichagof, and kruzof, which are inhabited only by brown bears. These are truly one of a kind alaska black bear baited hunts. Black bears are the most common bear in alaska except on the seward peninsula, north of the brooks range and on some islands. Mike dunleavy rescinded the cancellation of all spring bear hunts in alaska thursday, saying that spring bear hunts will be open to alaskan hunters. Alaska blacktail and bear adventures hunting season begins in late april and extends into the early weeks of june. Alaska coastal black bear hunts boat based hunting adventure the coastal alaskan black bear hunt is a unique maritime hunting experience from a comfortable boat anchored off over 70 miles of private and exclusive shoreline that is only legally hunted by clients on this boat. Bear hunting seasons are held in both spring and fall in some areas but only in fall in other areas.
Alaska black bear hunting guided alaska black bear hunts in. Among the hibernators, black bears have an extremely good. A walking tour through the lush foliage of the alaska rainforest sanctuary reveals prime salmon habitat, a certain attraction for hungry bears. Adults stand about 29 inches at the shoulders and are about 60 inches from nose to tail. Im burning with anticipation this spring as its been a busy winter, and i never did connect with a black bear i felt was worth shooting last year. As a staff of dedicated nature enthusiasts, naturalists and scientists, we believe that this information best describes what you can expect during our alaska grizzly bear season.
Everything you need to plan your alaska hunting trips for 2020. First, our guide area boasts the highest concentration of black bears on earth. Black bears are common to alaska, and are distributed across most of the state. Alaska hunting seasons, 20192020 hunting season hq. Visit the general season hunts page for further information. It had a perfect hide and was a nice pws black bear. Spring bear hunt is on for alaska residents ktva 11.
Trophy fees for one black bear are included in the hunt cost. Alaska bush adventures call 480 6573174 to book today. Hunting for a black bear on one of our alaskan hunting adventures is quite an experience. In alaska, black bears occur over most of the states forested areas and, depending on the season, from sea level to alpine zones. If you see a bear outside of the animals normal range, report it to the dnr. Based upon the clients physical abilities, trophy expectations, and financial means, we are able to place them on a hunt.
They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Due to covid19, spring bear hunting isnt happening for non. Among the hibernators, black bears have an extremely good survival rate in an ordinary winter. The general season harvest is the type of hunting most people are familiar with the basic hunt where you buy a license, get tags or harvest tickets for big game, and follow the general season dates and bags limits. For the most part, adult black bears lead solitary lives, except when mating season takes place. After announcing there would be no spring bear hunting in the state, the alaska department of fish and game has partially changed its mind. The 2nd and 3rd black bears are additional animals and a. Of that figure, about 700 were taken by alaska residents and roughly 1,200 or 67 percent were taken by nonresidents. Black and cinnamon color phases may be readily taken. The black bear is the smallest north american bear, with the largest males up to 600 pounds. Alaska closed bear hunting season statewide citing covid19. This would be for the upcoming fall, or following spring hunt.
At southeast alaska guiding, we specialize in individual big game hunting in the southeastern part of ak. If you have further questions, please talk with one of our adventure specialists at 18005438917. Minnesotas black bear range has been slowly expanding southward and westward. Our 43 ft delta the arctic endeavor sleeps 4 hunters comfortably. Southeast alaska guiding offers alaska coastal black bear hunting for people who are looking for trophy sized black bears. Once a black bear is spotted, that deserves a closer look. The last frontier offers some of the most beautiful, untouched lands with healthy black bear populations making this an enticing hunt option for hunters from all over. Alaska coastal black bear hunts steves outdoor adventures. A regional genetic mutation exists in the yakutat area and parts of region 1 southeast. Bear watching in alaska the 30 best hot spots around the. Bearwatching packages typically include lodging, meals, guide fees and local boat, van or plane transport from the starting point. General season hunts general season hunts overview. Hunting alaska black bear with randy newberg takes you to the public lands of tongass national forest.
The bears are fishing at this time and we hunt them on the lowland creeks and rivers. While black bears roam all over lower 48, nothing compares to hunting alaska black bears. The state takes first place in offering a wide selection of large game animals. Feb 24, 2016 hunting alaska black bear with randy newberg takes you to the public lands of tongass national forest. Alaska has an estimated 30,000 brown bears statewide.
American black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. The american black bear breeding season begins sometime in may and can actually continue throughout the summer season. The bears on prince of wales were recently reclassified by safari club international as coastal bears or island black bear due to their massive size. After canceling spring bear hunts, citing coronavirus. Black bear hunts alaska has big trophy black bears. Black bear hunting opportunities in alaska, alaska. We specialize in prince of wales deer hunts, goat hunts, and black and brown bear hunt. Once a black bear has been taken, it needs to be immediately killtagged and field dressed. Episode 10 from season 1 of fresh tracks is where randy returns to the scene of his most. In 2007, about 1,900 brown bears were harvested in alaska. The bear country and wildlife exploration prioritizes black bear viewing with over 1. Alaska hunting seasons vary greatly from hunting seasons and game found in the lower 48 states.
Spring bear hunt is on for alaska residents ktva 11 the. Wolf season is open for much of our spring season and we recommend all hunters obtain a tag just in case you are lucky enough to get a chance at one. Black bears can vary in color from jet black to white. Travel alaska things to do in alaska bear viewing tours. Black bear hunting information, alaska department of fish. Our alaska grizzly bear hunting and alaska black bear hunting season typically begins in midmay with either five full days of twoonone style alaska black bear hunts, or ten day, oneonone alaska grizzly bear hunts. Our alaska grizzly bear hunting and alaska black bear hunting season typically begins in midmay with either five full days of twoonone style alaska black bear. Allowing our clients the best possible opportunity to harvest an alaska brown bear. Alaska black bear, coyotes, longrange fishing boat based hunt. If you want to sleep next to where the bears live during peak salmon season, you can stay in a wilderness lodge at night and go on personalized, guided bearviewing treks by day. David aboard the grand aleutian to make your visit to homer, ak into the bear hunting and halibut fishing trip of a lifetime. Black bears attracted by trash shot and killed in anchorage area. One bear with a general fall black bear tag one bear with an additional fall black bear tag one bear with a controlled spring black bear tag it is unlawful to. After that, there are 2 ways to get your bear to the skiff, you can harvest your bear right on the beach the most common way or you can skin and quarter your bear in the field and framepack it out.
Homer, alaska is renowned as the halibut fishing capital of the world. Both our spring and fall hunts are very successful. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search. Top gun treks has exclusive bear hunting rights on over 41,000 of private land in unit 16b. You can expect to see black bear in the 67 foot class. Black is the color encountered most frequently across the state, but brown or cinnamoncolored black bears are sometimes seen in southcentral alaska and on the southeastern mainland. Here in alaska and many other places, spring bear season is underway. Apr 06, 2020 after announcing there would be no spring bear hunting in the state, the alaska department of fish and game has partially changed its mind. This early season allows for easier spot and stalk due to the lack of vegetation. Our alaska bear hunting season typically begins in midmay with either five full days of alaska black bear hunting twoonone style bear hunt, or alaska grizzly bear hunting on ten day, oneonone bear hunt. You will work with one of our professional guides to navigate along the. In alaska, black bears occur over most of the states forested areas and.
These changes include a restriction on shooting from a boat 2003, closing black bear baiting in high and diverseuse areas 2005, and shortening the hunting season 2005 and 2009. Affordable black bear hunts in alaska black bear hunting. For some mammals the strategy evolved for coping with this harsh season is hibernation. Browngrizzly bear hunting information, alaska department. The typical black bear hunt lasts five days on a monday to friday schedule throughout the season. Black bears ursus americanus are the most abundant and widely distributed of the three species of north american bears. In a separate incident, a black bear lured by food and garbage climbed onto a tent in anchorages centennial park, police said. Our guides are some of the most experienced black bear guides in all of alaska, and your safety is their main concern. A 350lb 159kg black bear will dress out at about 210 lbs 95 kg, yielding about 120 lbs 54 kg of meat.490 866 54 139 1542 1240 170 1366 437 313 320 1246 304 1342 1289 354 323 789 326 8 614 526 1391 1207 708 840 740 1166 507 1055 1304 446 49 813 443 965 889 116 992