Travel Guard and Global Rescue protection insurances are highly recommended on all adventure travel trips. Speak with us when booking your trip for up-to-date details and cost.
Coastal British Columbia (B.C.) arguably has the largest population of Black Bears, per square mile, in North America. The mild climate here allows these bears to feed longer annually, starting in the early spring and ending in the late fall on the spawning salmon streams. Our hunting area encompasses 3,500 square miles in the Powell River area, on the southwest coast of B.C. Spring Bear hunts are guided from boats cruising along beaches and into estuaries, or by glassing the logged off areas in the mountains where bears are feeding on the lush new vegetation. All hunts are exciting ‘spot and stalk‘. Our average bear squares over 6 feet, although every year, 7 foot plus bears are taken; with a very high percentage of these bear skulls making the record books. The number of Black Bears, as well as their size, is what has made this area so famous. Spring bear season typically opens approximately April 1 and closes June 15. Fall bear season dates are approximately September 10 until December 10.
Roosevelt Elk were reintroduced to the sunshine coast of B.C. in 1986. Since that time the herds have flourished. Many of these mature Roosevelt Elk Bulls weigh over 1,000 pounds and sport some very impressive antlers. The highest scoring Roosevelt Elk to come from this area to date scored 419 SCI points. In 2009 we harvested the new muzzleloader world record Roosevelt Elk. The largest Bulls taken in the past two seasons have scored 385 SCI and 405 SCI points. Our Canadian Roosevelt Elk Archery hunting season opens on October 1st and closes on November 20. Rifle season starts on October 10 and closes on November 20. Access to some of the Elk hunting area is by boat only; from there hunting is done on 4×4 vehicles, ATV’s and on foot. Your Roosevelt Elk hunt should be planned with your physical condition in mind. Elk permits are limited, please plan ahead. Black Bear and Black-Tailed Deer hunting can be added to your Roosevelt Elk hunt. Fall big game season typically opens on or about September 9 and closes on December 3, annually.
Black-Tailed Deer hunts are normally conducted in October and November. These hunts are guided much like our Elk hunts. We normally guide them on a 1 hunter to 1 guide basis. Deer are seen daily and most of the bucks are harvested in the logged cut over areas. Boats, 4×4 vehicles and ATV’s are used to reach prime spot and stalk areas.
Mountain Lion hunts are normally conducted in December, January and February. Four wheel drive vehicles, ATV’s and dogs are used.