Our Idaho Spring Bear hunting starts May 1st.
Bear hunting with Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch is likely one of the most versatile bear hunts in North America.
We offer 4 different kinds of bear hunts: spot and stalk, bait, boat and glass, and running with the hounds. There is a bear hunt for everyone! We will always determine what kind of hunting will be done each day based on weather conditions, your physical condition, as well as where we have been seeing bears.
Our hunt packages include jet boat transportation to/from the Ranch, guides, horses, fourwheelers, boats, lodging and meals. You will need to purchase your hunting license and tags (we can take care of this for you) as well. Our hunts are 6 day/5 night hunt giving you ample time to look for the big one and take in several different ways of hunting for him.
If you do happen to tag out early, we can spend time glassing for a wolf or for an additional $1000 trophy fee, a second bear can be taken in our area. This second bear tag can be purchased in advance at a reduced bear tag fee.
In our hunting unit, you can get two bear tags. Our hunting units are especially known for color phase bears.
We average an 85% success rate
Bear hunting along with any of our other ranch hunts offers a great opportunity to bring your family where they can either join in on the hunt or stay at the lodge, relax and enjoy the day to day activities at the Ranch. All of our Spring bear hunts take place from our River front lodging on the Salmon River.
Hunt Dates: (2018 hunts are booked but reach out to us to book or inquire about one of the following weeks for our 2019 season!)
May 1st – May 6th
May 9th – May 14th
May 17th – May 22nd
Please view our RATES page for our prices. This price includes everything below for the hunt (less tags, license, taxidermy, guide and staff gratuity as well as alcohol – these are additional items).
Boat Transportation to/from the Ranch
All means of hunting: horses, baites, boat, hounds, spot and stalk
Acoomodations at the Ranch
6 day/5 night hunt
4 person hunts (max number of hunters at the ranch during each week)
We can assist with taxidermy (transport)