Black Bear Hunting in Idaho

Guided bear hunts are available in Spring and Fall.  Hunters have the option to bait, spot and stalk, or hunt with the use of hounds.  We have multiple bear bait stations set up throughout the private lands that are easily accessible by 4-wheeler. During the day we will be glassing the hillsides and tending to the bait sites. We also offer the latest trail cameras for monitoring bears activity. 

The C4 Ranch and Lodge, located next to the Salmon River in the pristine North Central Idaho back country, holds thousand of wild fruits that fill every canyon on the ranch. The bear population is high and trophy quality excellent. Most hunters see multiple bears the very first day. Bears come from the surrounding mountains down to the ranch in order to fatten up for the winter. In addition to black bears, the bears in our area come in a wide variety of color phases ranging from dark chocolate brown to cinnamon, blond and red.  

After your animal is harvested, your guides will skin and prepare the hide for your taxidermist.  If you don’t already have one for your black bear hunt, we can recommend several good taxidermists in the area.

Idaho has very liberal weapon restrictions and bear hunting can be done with bow, rifle, muzzle-loader or hand gun. We accommodate hunting of all styles for your guided black bear hunts.

In addition to bear hunts, C4 Ranch offers guided elk hunts, mule deer hunting, whitetail hunting, mountain lion and other big game, as well as small game such as quail, turkey and pheasant.

What to Expect

Included in the cost of the hunt is all lodging, meals, transportation including to and from the Lewiston or Grangeville airports, guide fees and trophy care. All hunts vary depending on experience, age and physical conditioning.

Hunting Gear List “What to Bring” (Click link to print)


Please note: Licenses, tags, taxes and tips are not included in the quoted prices.


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