The California Black Bear (ursus americanus) is at record high populations, with the departure of hound hunting our black bear population is rising and quickly. According to CDFW they estimated the population in 1982 was between 10,000-15,000 bears, they are now conservatively estimating the statewide population to be 25,000-30,000 black bears.
While our California Houndsmen are unable to pursue bears the annual harvest is down, in an effort to offset the annual harvest we thought that we might see a spring bear season. We have not and that means that the majority of the harvest has been reliant on incidental take, and each fall we have more bears roaming the state.
3 – 5 Day Spot & Stalk Hunts in Northern California
You won’t have the haunting echoes of a baying hound or the sharp chops of a treeing hound, if your still interested in California Black Bear hunting, contact us. SC2 Outdoors has some incredible opportunities for taking a low land Trophy Black Bear. Spot and stalk bear hunting is a great way to still enjoy bear hunting in Northern California.