Coastal British Columbia has arguably the highest population of Black Bears per square mile in North America.
The mild climate provides the bears with a very long feeding season starting in the early spring and ending in the late fall on the salmon spawning rivers. With abundant food and virtually no hunting pressure it’s easy to see why BC coastal Black Bears grow to such a large size.
Black Bear Hunting in the spring is done by boat cruising along the beaches and estuaries or by 4×4 vehicle or four wheelers in the logged off areas in the mountains where Black Bears are feeding on the lush new vegetation.
All hunts are exciting spot and stalk. The average Black Bear squares over six feet, although every year seven footers are taken with a high percentage of their skulls making the record book.