Oregon Bear Hunts

Oregon Hunting License = $172
Bear Tag = $16.50
Spring Bear application deadline is Feb 10
Fall Bear is OTC before Oct 2

Oregon bear hunts provide some of the best opportunity for trophy bear hunting in the country. With the use of bait and hounds being illegal in Oregon for over 25 years there are an estimated 25-30,000 black bears. No matter what your weapon of choice is, you can be guaranteed that Oregon bear hunting can produce world class opportunities on both Spring and Fall hunts. Although the most common color we see is black, it is not unusual for bears in this region to have some color phase characteristics, including brown, cinnamon and blonde. All of our bear hunts are very exciting and 100% fair chase. 

METHODS– BAITING AND/OR HOUNDS ARE NOT LEGAL! Most of the time our hunting methods will be dictated by food sources and weather conditions. Our preferred methods for hunting bears include calling, spot and stalk and glassing feeding areas. This gives us the best opportunity to look at the bear carefully and judge it before making a decision to harvest. Good optics and a lot of time spent using them is a very important element to a successful bear hunting trip. At certain times during the spring and fall hunts calling 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 on or just want to bring it close for a better shot or a bow setup. If you’ve ever wanted excitement you’ll get it when a bear disappears into the brush and starts charging to a call. 

TERRAIN – Most areas that we hunt spring and fall bears is very steep and brushy. Terrain and habitat vary greatly in a short distance. Depending on the location hunted expect to be surrounded by deep timbered canyons, creek drainages, swamps, and old logging clear-cuts. Many of these places are walk in only areas behind locked gates. We park and then we access the hunting areas on foot. We use old roads and trails to access as much of the area as possible and then hunt accordingly. 

LICENSING – Spring bear hunts are conducted by a controlled draw in the state of Oregon. Applications must be submitted before Feb 10 for spring hunts with results posted on Feb. 20th. You have a near guaranteed chance of drawing a SW tag as a non resident. If you would like to hunt spring bear with us I will assist you in applying for the draw to ensure your application is submitted correctly.
Fall bear tags can be purchased anytime prior to Oct 2.


2020 Spring Black Bear Hunting Dates
•April 15- May 31 (Application deadline is February 10, 2020)
•Two hunters one guide $3,550 per person

•One hunter one guide $4,950 per person

This is a 5-day hunt. Oregon Spring Bear is now a controlled hunt. First-come, first-serve SW Oregon bear tags are no longer allowed.

2020 Regular Fall Season Black Bear Hunting Dates
•Open Season – Western Oregon August 1 – December 31st
•Open Season – Eastern Oregon August 1 – November 30
•Two hunters one guide $3,550 per person

•One hunter one guide $4,950 per person

This is a 5-day hunt.


All Oregon Bear Hunts include food, lodging, trophy preparation, guide service, and transportation while in camp, airport pickup can be arranged for an additional charge of $300. Price does not include tags or license, state tax, taxidermy, meat processing, transportation to camp, or gratuities toward your Bear Hunting Guide.


All Oregon Bear Hunts require a Non Refundable 50% deposit at the time of booking unless other arrangements are made. Balance is due 60 days prior to the Bear Hunt. We accept money orders, cashier checks, personal checks, Visa, Master Card and Discover. We also accept ATM debit cards. Unfortunately we will no longer accept personal checks for final payments unless made by the 30 day deadline.