Wagonhound is fortunate to see a broad spectrum of color phase bears, making our bear hunts highly sought after. Black bears are the most sought-after trophy animal for seasoned and novice hunters alike. Mature black bears are wise to the ways of humans, and this, combined with their natural primitive instincts, make for an adrenaline-pumping and challenging hunt.
Your hunt will take place in the heart of the Laramie Mountain Range, where you will experience a vast stretch of pristine wilderness that provides the kind of habitat that produces trophy-quality black bears. Wagonhound Outfitters offers black bear hunts in the spring from April 15 to May 31, when boars are actively searching for sows.
Our guided hunts are designed to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With approximately 300,000 privately owned acres of prime wildlife habitat, you’ll enjoy a hunt that you’ll be telling tales about for the rest of your life.
Here’s what you need to know about your upcoming adventure hunting Wyoming black bear.
What to Expect on Your Hunt
Hunters enjoy our 5-star accommodations and have plenty of room to relax in our 8,000 sq. ft, newly remodeled lodge. This is a great option for hunters who like to travel in a group and bring a spouse or family. Don’t let these amazing accommodations fool you, as we take our hunting very seriously and value the experience and quality of the hunt as much as the stay. Our guides intimately know the best hunting grounds and movement of the black bear on a day-to-day basis. Our black bear hunts are done over bait with great success, and during the day, hunters will often accompany guides to check baits and generally hunt in the evenings.
The bear hunt will last until dark when you’ll return to your accommodations for a delicious dinner and a night of swapping hunting tales around the campfire or fireplace.
All hunters must obtain the necessary licenses from the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission before booking a guided hunt with Wagonhound Outfitters. Both out-of-state hunters and Wyoming residents can get their licenses online, and hunters are also required to purchase a Conservation Stamp.
To get the most from your hunt, it is recommended that you take the Bear Species Identification Course that is also available online.
- Conversation stamp fee: $12.50
- Nonresident black bear license: $373
The minimum age to participate in a big game hunt in Wyoming is 12, and those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult who has a valid hunter safety certificate or a big game license issued by the state of Wyoming.
Please feel free to contact Wagonhound Outfitters at your convenience for more information or to book the black bear hunting trip of your dreams with us.