Grizzly hunting is always an exciting challenge. It is common to see signs of these mountain bears throughout our area. The Yukon Government and Blackstone Outfitters have put together an excellent bear management system that helps ensure a good population. We have interior mountain grizzlies, with an average bear squaring 7 feet. Over the years we have taken several over 8 feet. Our grizzlies are generally taken on a spot and stalk hunt, which works well with the open terrain in our area. This gives the guide and hunter plenty of time to judge the quality and sex of the bear. Bears are sometimes hunted on existing carcasses of other game as well. Good bears have been taken in horseback, backpack and river float methods of hunting.
Grizzly season opens on August 1st for the fall season. If you are interested in harvesting a bear, we recommend booking a hunt in September or October. The quality of the hide is far superior in the late fall. There also seems to be a better chance to take a big old boar in the fall. Most hunters only take one grizzly over the course of their life. With this in mind, that bear should be a high quality trophy that will be cherished for a lifetime.