Spring Bear hunts and fall Bear hunts are conducted from the main Base camp where all client tents are fitted with sleeping cots, electric lighting and good wood stoves. The Base camp also has a fully supplied cook tent where the camp cook will prepare all meals during the hunt. We keep trail camera's on all Bear hunting baits and bait every bear bait daily in addition every client will have a 2 way radio on stand with them. We offer bait and hound hunting on our bear hunts but the most successful Bear hunting is from tree stands over bait. We use the older clamp on style tree stands and most are located from 20 to 75 yards from the bait sites. All Bear hunters are required to bring their own safety harness for the stand.
We commonly get asked about success rates, The simple fact is we can't make bad hunters into good hunters. We will put you on a active bait with bears coming to it and can show you the pictures of the bears using the bait. At that point it is up to the client. That being said success is totally client dependent.
Spring Bear hunting is done mostly in the afternoon and evening. We try to get clients on stand 2-3 in the afternoon and we hunt until dark (about 10pm), after the day's hunting we will have dinner around midnight. The guides will be up early the next morning running baits and collecting camera chips so we can plan the days hunt.
Idaho has over the counter licenses and tags for Bear in this area. You may purchase online or at the local license provider. Cost is approximately $200 for the license and tag. This is a 2 bear area and we charge a additional $500 if you HUNT for the second bear.
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Redbone Outfitting Bear hunting photo gallery.