Our Idaho black bear outfitter has had some good success on bears so far this season. Their largest of the year is this big chocolate bear was shot over bait within 1/2 mile of the lodge.
Ray Christenson with his 12 year old daughter as a sidekick, harvested this bear on the first day of their hunt. Glassing and still hunting in the morning to no avail he decided to sit on one of our baits at about 4:00 pm his bear arrived but only 12 minutes later. The bears back while on all 4′s was about 4-6 inches higher than the bait barrel. He measures 6’4″ nose to tail and weighs approx 375 400 pds.
Here are some bears that they’ve captured on their trail cameras that are still out there.