By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant
A black bear hunt isn't necessarily for a black
bear. Many of our subscribers have a specific color-phase trophy in mind when they hunt this species. Subscriber Doc Southward reports seeing a wide range of color-phase bears on his May spot-and-stalk hunt in British Columbia
with guide/operator Jamie Reynolds of High Caliber Adventures (http://www.highcaliberbc.ca/
In his report, 9673
, Southward says that he enjoyed an excellent six-day hunt out of Lillooet, BC. He tells us that black bears are abundant in the area where Reynolds operates and he was able to choose the trophy he wanted. "There was an excellent variety of color-phase bears. Jamie is the guide/outfitter for this kind of hunt. I hope to repeat this trip as soon as possible."
Because so many of our subscribers are interested in color-phase black bears, we called Southward to get more details on his hunt. He tells us:
"I was specifically interested in taking a black bear, and I passed over one before getting exactly what I was looking for, with a wonderful coat of black fur. I saw several bears every day of hunting, and looked at cinnamon and blond-colored bears. We hunted in a very large public land area, and covered a lot of ground on ATVs to get to where we would walk out to look for bears. Hunters here can take two bears, and I looked for a second trophy, but I didn't see anything that was bigger than my first bear.
"This is a pristine area, with forests, streams and open foothills. There are a lot of mountain goats in the area as well. Jamie is a very reputable outfitter, and I enjoyed my time hunting with him. I'm 68 years old, and he took good care of me. He also has a good staff. The fixed camp with several camper RVs was a perfectly comfortable arrangement. I highly recommend this place if you want a fun, low-pressure hunt in a beautiful location."
We called Jamie Reynolds to check on availability. He says he still has about four spots available for fall black bear hunts and that he has plenty of spots available in the spring. Reynolds takes 12-15 bear hunters each spring and six in the fall. He also takes up to nine hunters for mountain goat in the fall, and tells us that he has two spots left for the upcoming season. He asks that interested parties contact him for specific pricing. Enjoy!