OurBlack Bear Trophy Hunts in Northern Albertaare a "must do" with a long term average of 7’2” squared hide. 90% of the harvested bears makes the P&Y minimum skull size of 18". The long term skull average has been just over 19" with numerous bears scoring over 20". About 25% of our bear are colored.
The impressive quality of the bear that our camp produces did not happen by chance. It is the result of years of bear population management and selective harvests. With reasonable pressure and good monitoring of the bear population we have achieved an incredible healthy population of P&Y bear.
Quality Bear Camp
You will agree with me that when it comes to bear hunting, the quality of the camp is as important of the quality of the bear.
Well, welcome to our black bear spring camp which is perfectly located, off the famous Athabasca River in WMU 531 bordering the Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada.
After 2 years of struggle, we were finally back to full operation in the Spring of 2022 with 15 bears harvested, 4 wounded bears and 1 miss, resulting in a 100% success rate.
1 bear out of 2 was over 7 feet square
2 bears out of 3 were P&Y book record bears
1 bear out of 5 was color phase
This year's both scoring and color-phase ratio were under our long term average of 7'2" square and 30%, respectively. Why? It's always hard to explain and we can long speculate on the different reasons why. But, at the end of the day, this is hunting with all the uncertainty and unpredictability hunting brings with it. On the good note, we have seen plenty of color phase bears in the 6'8" and 6'10" range whom should be at full maturity in the coming years.