Wyoming Black Bear Hunting

Wyoming Black Bear Hunts

Wyoming Black Bear Hunting

Black bear hunting in Wyoming is one the most sought after, exciting, hibernating, and free-ranging trophy game animals in the world to pursue. Mature boars are wary, extremely cagey, and can make for a very challenging hunt.

The mountains and plains of western Wyoming are famous for producing trophy-class bears and are home to one of the greatest black bear populations in the world. There are several factors specific to our areas that allow our bears to grow and reach their genetic potential at maturity. These factors include ample feedstuff, outstanding genetics, and fabulous habitat.

Our Spring Bear are Baited or Spot and Stalk Hunts!

Archery/Rifle Spring Black Bear Hunts

General Area 14, 15 & 22 – Spring Bear

Purchase Over The Counter

Season Dates:

Special Archery April 15 – Quota is met or April 30

Rifle May 1 – Ouota is met or June 15

Lodge Hunt

5-day | 1-on-1

Our Fall Bear are Spot and Stalk Hunts!

Archery/Rifle Fall Black Bear Hunts

General Area 14, 15 & 22 – Fall Bear

Purchase Over The Counter

Season Dates:

Special Archery August 15 – Quota is met or August 31

Rifle September 01 – Quota is met or October 31

Drive-in Camp

5-day | 1-on-1

Hunt Details

A Day In Camp

Your mornings will begin at 8:00 am; we will all meet in the dining tent for a hearty breakfast and discuss the plans for the day. After breakfast, your guides will head out to check baits in order to see which ones are active and also recharge the sites as needed. Meanwhile, you are welcome to fly-fish the nearby little green river for cutthroat trout or simply play a game of cards. After lunch, still, well before dark, you and your guide will ride from camp and head up the trails horseback or ATV for a full afternoon of hunting. Once you reach your destination, we will spend most of the afternoon glassing and waiting for your boar to come into the site. Our time and efforts are focused on areas where we have historically baited and/or recently located mature boars in our scouting efforts.

Our Hunting Camp Locations

Drive-In Camp

Our South Piney Creek drive-in camp lies within the boundaries of area 14, which allows us easy access and the ability to hunt one of the best areas in Wyoming for black bears. This area will routinely produce high percentage color phase bears measuring 6-7 feet in length and skulls measuring from 18” to over 20″ gross, each and every year.


The Wyoming Game & Fish Department manages regulations and licensing for all hunting and fishing in the state, and you must be eligible to purchase a valid license and any additional permits or stamps before booking your trip with us. We recommend allowing Best Of the West Outfitters to process your license applications, preference points, etc., or you can manage your own application online.

Please review our Licensing Overview page for more information on WG&FD deadlines and fees.

License Fees and Application Deadlines
Follow this link to the WG&FD Regulations

Nonresident Fees
Acquire anytime | $373.00 + Conservation Stamp $12.50 + Wildlife Management Damage Stamp $10.00.

Cost / Deposit

Contact us for our current price list, dates, and contract.

If you draw a license, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted trip price will reserve your dates for the year. The balance is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates, or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

Your quoted trip price does not include costs for:

What to Bring

Please review our What to Bring page for a complete list of required and suggested gear. For products we use, trust and recommend, view our Links page.
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    Hunt Gear: Hunting license and relevant certification stamps, day back-pack, headlamps, scent eliminator, knives and sharpeners, game bags, range finder, rifle, scope, covers and two boxes ammunition, etc.
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    Clothing: synthetic, wool and/or waterproof outerwear, broken-in hiking boots and gaiter, stocking cap, socks, camp shoes, etc.
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    Personal Gear: Water bottle with filter, prescription medications, lip balm and sunscreen, toiletries, etc.


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