Idaho Bear Hunting

1-4 Guests • Cabin • Private • Guided


Idaho Bear Hunting

Make it a combo elk or deer hunt for no additional fee!

Idaho has been rated the #1 Bear Hunting state. We offer spring bear hunts for black and color phase bear in one of Idaho's top bear hunting areas using three primary bear hunting methods: hounds, bait, and stalking. This is an extremely fun and exciting hunt in a two-bear area with reduced price bear tags and no draw is needed. Wolves can also be taken if seen.

Hunt Area

This northern Idaho bear hunting area is consistently one of the highest producing bear areas in Idaho. We recently tripled the size of our bear hunting area and now have 353 square miles of prime bear hunting territory.


Shot opportunity is over 100% most years on these Idaho bear hunts. Hunters who get their bear early can hunt a second bear, go trout fishing, or go sightseeing, the area is rich with history.


Three bear hunting methods are utilized, hunt with hounds or stalk bear in the morning, then hunt at active baits in the evening. These methods are effective and loads of fun, you are not stuck doing the same thing all day every day.


Bear seasons are long but we choose only to conduct bear hunts during the best times to assure the highest success rates. Spring bear hunts are offered in May and June. Bear can also be taken during the fall elk and deer seasons.


Bear in these northern Idaho mountains have excellent hides due to the cool climate. Most bear taken make 5 to 6 foot rugs with an occasional 6 to 7 footer. About half the bear are various off color phases and about half are black.


These guided hunts are very successful, guides know the area, handle the hounds, keep the baits going, they skin, and they pack out your bear. DIY Maps are offered for Do-It-Yourself hunters wanting to know where to bait or spot & stalk bear on their own.


Watch local wildlife from the comforts of our rustic cabins, they are cozy, warm, much nicer than any tent camp, and they are close to the hunting area. Meals are served in the main house. There are usually 2 to 4 hunters per hunt, non-hunters are welcome.


Enjoy a continental breakfast before daylight then hunt with hounds or stalk bears in the morning. Return midday for lunch, relax, swap stories, or take a nap. After an afternoon dinner go hunt the evening at a bear bait and you can snack again before bedtime.

Game Care

The guides will field dress, skin, quarter, and pack out your game for you. Meat and trophies can be frozen and packed in coolers to transport home with you. Quality taxidermy services are also available locally at reasonable rates if desired.


Most hunters fill their tags early. It is your choice to go home early; hunt a second bear; go hound hunting with other hunters; go trout fishing for native cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout; or go sightseeing, the area has a very colorful history.

Base Price is for a 5-day Fully Guided hunt additional options are available. Make it a combo Elk or Deer hunt for NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

*6% Sales tax included.

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Your Host

Dale's Trip

Dale D

Dale, Tara, and the team enjoy swapping stories and getting to know each hunter. Regardless of your physical ability or prior experience, they can provide the right hunt and accommodations for your needs and will work hard to provide the best experience possible.

from $4850/Experience

Base Price

$4850.00 Per Person Per Experience


$925.00 Per Item


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Expert Local Guides with Over 40 Years Experience
  • 353 Square Miles of Prime Bear Hunting Territory
  • Opportunity to Harvest Second Bear
  • Trout Fishing or Sightseeing Available
  • Cozy Rustic Lodging
  • Delicious Meals
  • Guides Will Dress, Skin, Quarter & Pack Out Game
  • Multiple Hunting Methods ie. Hounds, Stalk or Bait



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Valid Hunting License and Tag

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Rules & Guidelines


We operate near Coeur D'Alene Idaho, directions will be sent when you book your hunt. If using an airline, fly into Spokane Washington and rent a car, you will enjoy a short scenic 1.6 hour drive on paved roads to the hunting area.


Rifles or pistols must be centerfire and weigh less than 16 pounds, .25 caliber or larger is preferred. Muzzleloaders must be .50 caliber or larger. No electronic devices can be attached to firearms or scopes except battery or tritium powered scope crosshairs are allowed on firearms during any weapon seasons.


Bows must be at least 40 pounds at 28" draw and no more than 85% let off. Crossbows must be at least 150 pound draw. Arrows must be at least 24 inches, bolts at least 12 inches, and must weigh at least 300 grains including the broad head which cannot be expandable and must be 7/8" wide or wider.


Bait stands are 20 to 80 yards from baits, most shots are under 50 yards when hound hunting, shots vary from 50 to 100 yards when stalking. Archers should practice from a sitting position and practice while standing and shooting up into a tree at 10 to 40 yards. Sight rifles dead on at 100 yards.


May and June temperatures can vary from cold with frosty nights to warm or hot depending on current weather patterns. Bring cold weather and warm weather clothing, boots, gloves, hat, and rain is possible so bring rain gear. Check the weather forecast before leaving for your hunt.


Most any hunter can handle these bear hunts, most of the bear baits are a short hike from the road, almost anyone can get to the baits. Hound hunting can be more demanding especially if bear go into remote areas. The guides will modify your hunt to fit your personal needs.


Items Not Included: Hunters must provide their own personal gear, sleeping bag, license & tag fees, 6% sales tax, gratuities for the guides, travel costs before and after the hunt, meat processing, taxidermy, shipping fees, and any items not listed as being included with the hunt.

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