Washington Black Bear Hunting

1-4 Guests • Lodge • Public • Guided



5-Day Hunts | 2x1 or 1x1 Guided

2023 Dates

August 1-5

August 10-15

or August 17-21

Washington and Oregon along the West Coast have some of the highest bear densities in the country. The use of hounds and bait have been illegal for over 20 years and these bears have gone unpressured and can grow big. We offer spring and fall bear hunts throughout the Southwest and Coastal mountains of Washington. Spring hunts are obtained by special drawing and Fall bear hunting licenses are available over the counter. During the month of August, we prefer to glass high country where the berries are becoming ripe and we can watch deep canyons for feeding bears. We also take advantage of calling from time to time and try to coax a bear in for an exciting encounter. All of our Bear Hunts are 100% Fair Chase.

We spend a lot of time glassing older clear cuts where the Black Bears feed daily. During these fall Bear Hunts they feed frequently presenting plenty of opportunity for the patient bear hunter. We target large Black Bears that will average 6ft and bigger with a 7ft Black Bear being very realistic. With the vast amount of dense forest land, logging clear-cuts filled with berries and salmon filled streams this is a Bear Hunting paradise. Washington state has the second highest bear population in the U.S next to Alaska with an estimated 30,000 or more bears.


Our preferred methods for Bear Hunting are glassing feeding areas and spot and stalk. At certain times calling in bears is extremely successful. Calling tends to work best on bears that we spot first but may not be able to get a good stalk. If you’ve ever wanted excitement, you’ll get it when a bear disappears into the brush and starts charging to a call. We’ve shot a bear as close as 8ft with a bow as it charged into a lost calf call. Good optics and a lot of time spent using them is a very important element to a successful Washington Bear Hunting Trip. Most successful bear hunts are not very physical once we are in our hunting area.

All Washington Bear Hunts Include:

  • Food

  • Lodging

  • Trophy Preparation

  • Guide Service

  • Transportation While in Camp

  • Airport pickup can be arranged for an additional charge.

Does Not Include:

  • Tags or License

  • State Tax

  • Taxidermy

  • Meat Processing

  • Transportation to camp

  • Gratuities

Base price is per person for a 2x1 guided hunt. Make it a 1x1 Guided hunt for an additional fee.


“I’ve had the pleasure of hunting with Mike for multiple big game species in multiple states. Mike is hard working, knows the land and the animals that he hunts and will work very hard to deliver a great hunting experience. I look forward to the next time I get to spend time in the woods with Mike! “ -Scott H

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1x1 Guided Hunt


Transportation from the Airport


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Mike's Trip

Mike J

Mike has dedicated over 23 years to the outdoors, successfully guiding and hunting several major species of big game animals across the Western U.S and Alaska. Mike grew up hunting the coastal mountains of Western Washington where he learned to successfully hunt Blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk and Black bear at an early age. Being the oldest of three boys, his dad had him out in the woods as soon as he was old enough to walk.

from $4235/Experience

Base Price

$4235.00 Per Person Per Experience


$1210.00 Per Person




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

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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.


  • Experienced Local Guide
  • Food & Lodging
  • Trophy Prep



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    Rules & Guidelines

    If you are considering a hunting trip to Washington State, there are several opportunities for Non-Residents to purchase an over the counter license. Roosevelt Elk Hunting, Blacktail Deer Hunting, Mule Deer Hunting and Bear Hunting all have over the counter opportunities. There is no need to apply for a draw, the exception to this rule is for Rocky Mountain elk, which are found on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountain Range.


    All hunters in Washington must possess a valid hunting license in order to take or attempt to take game animals. Youth under 16 are eligible for reduced-fee licenses. First-time hunters must provide proof of successful completion of a hunter education course in order to obtain a license.

    Additional information on bag limits, permits, and species-specific regulations can be found on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

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