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Alberta Bear Busters Ltd.

Rated 4 out of 5.0 based on 1 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Patrick McLean

Location: Blackie, Alberta

Species Hunted: Black Bear

State(s) Hunted: AB


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Submitted by: Doug Howlett

Review Submitted: May 27, 2009

Hunt Date: May 16, 2009

Species Hunted: Black Bear

Days Hunted: 7

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Any

Method: Shotgun

Price Range: 3000-3999

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Great Black Bear Country

I just returned from a spring black bear hunt in northern Alberta with Alberta Bearbusters and would definitely recommend the outfit if you're looking for a chance to see a lot of bears and a lot of trophy bears. The great thing about hunting Alberta is it is a two-bear hunt, not something you get in a lot of other places where spring bear hunting is offered. While you might be able to find larger bears in provinces such as Manitoba, the borreal forest we were hunting yeilded a number of bears in the six and a half foot range and one seven-footer. Of the eight hunters in camp, everyone took their two bears except for one hunter. That's 15 bears in seven days. Not too shabby. I personally saw more than a dozen bears either on stand or while driving around, and while hunts are over bait (a virtual necessity in the thickly forested terrain), I did take one of my two bears through spot-and-stalk. I also got the opportunity to see a beautiful blond/cinamon mix bear that I should have shot (long story there), and that another hunter took on the final night of the hunt. In fact, Alberta Bearbusters has produced a number of color phase bears for its clients over the past several years. Several bears were also seen with perfect white chevrons on their chests. Camp was remote and rustic along the Chinchaga River with generators for electricity and wood-sided, plastic sheeting roofed cabins. So if you're the type of hunter who prefers a comfy lodge with a plush bed and large roaring fireplace, you'll be disappointed. If you enjoy camping out, then you'll find the accomodations to your liking. Several hunters were in camp that had been there before, which I think is always a testament to how much faith they have in the outfitter, Pat MacLean. I know I would certainly go back and would definitely recommend them. In addition, the guides were all friendly and hard-working, ensuring all of their baits were taken care of and completely skinning out their client's bears.

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