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Outfitter Review - Bearpaw Outfitters

Submit Date: Aug 24, 2003

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Bearpaw Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Dale Denney

Location: Washington, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Blackbear

Game Quality: Excellent/Outstanding

Game Quantity: Excellent

Accomodations: Very Good

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Outstanding

Other Personal Experience: Very good

Review Information

Hunter: Mike Stewart

Phone: (360) 424-7837


Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: very good

I was on a 5 day one-on-one blackbear hunt. I was overwhelemed by the number of bear sighted and most impressed with the capability and savy of my guide. We saw 9 bears in 5 days! Of these we had 7 shooting opportunities. (A shooting opportunity is a blackbear presenting itself out to 500 - 550 yards) The bear were good quality ranging in size from 150 - 250 lbs. We also saw one about 100 lbs. Most were black but also saw chocolate and brown/ black. Keep in mind that I hunted in August and not all blackbear units are open until September, so we were limited to one unit. The bear were very plentifull. I have just a couple of recommendation if you plan to hunt during August. Prepare to shoot at long distances. Of course you may see a bear at any distance, but we were spotting bear from 350 yards out to 600 yards. Bring along a flat shooting rifle, a quality variable scope at least a 3-9 power and bigger if you can. I would recommend a bipod also. Quality optics are a must. My guide provided a range finder which was also useful and necessary. Knowing what your ballistic capabilities are was probably the single most important thing on this trip. I would post these somewhere on your rifle. In other words, how high should you hold at 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, yards! I will say this.... This outfitter will work very hard for you. Brian Denney was my guide and although just a young guy, he was an awesome, hardworking, knowledgable guide. I was very, very impressed with him and would gladly hunt with him the next time I hire an Outfitter.

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