We provide guided Montana black bear hunting in the spring and in the fall. Our guided spring bear hunts are often done using horses, which makes us a very unique option for guided bear hunts in Montana. The Swan Valley is home to some of the best black bear hunting in Montana. We are renowned for having four different color phases of bear. Montana bear hunting is pure fair chase, no baiting or use of dogs, in fact we can’t even use scents. We are one of the very few outfitters that uses horses hunting for bear in the spring!
The Swan Valley is one of the few areas in Montana that remains open for black bear hunting until May 31st. In the spring these animals are very active, and hunters can focus on hunting bears exclusively without the distraction of hunting elk and deer. Many Montana bears color phase and there have been beautiful chocolate and cinnamon colored bears harvested in the Swan Valley.
We don’t get up at the crack of dawn as the black bears rarely do. We’ll hunt rockslides, search old logging roads and trails for scat and sit clear cuts. We use horses for this hunt when ever possible, and if the weather has them up high or we will hike several miles a day. Hunters can elect to take some time to fish, taking advantage of our “Blast & Cast” offering either at the ranch or in any of the 60 plus streams, rivers and lakes within an hour’s drive.
If you are looking for the ultimate fair chase black bear hunt in the beauty of the Swan Valley in spring, this hunt is for you!