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i live in TX, don't see many bears here other than about 2 am Sunday mourning
where would be a good place to start looking for a bear hunt, and what should i expect to pay.
 

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That really depends on where you are interested in hunting. IF you come to the northeast, you'll pay about $1,000 to $1,500 for a weeks hunting. I'd add another $1,000 to cover non-residence license, flights, tips, taxidermy deposit and incidentals (providing you don't go loopy buying equipment). I can't speak for Western hunts, the other guys in this forum may be of some help. Here's where I'm going Sept. 2008, http://www.oxbowlodge.com

Good Luck!!!!
 

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From TX, look into over the counter tags in NM, or look into the draw for bear tags in CO. Both states have good numbers of big bears and a high percentage of color phases other than black.

Costs really depend on if you use a guide or DIY; camp or stay in a motel, resort, etc.; drive, fly; and on and on. Lots of variables.

Bears are addictive, though, so just be forewarned. ;)

Best of luck, Arch
 

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You can find hunts in Maine and Ontario for around a $1000, give or take about $300 including licenses. After that it's your costs of gear and travel. I'm guessing from texas you'll have just less than $2000 by the time you get a outfitter, lodging, food, licenses, and especially traveling in your case.
 

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i understand the addictive.
i went black powder elk hunting with a friend that lives in NM in OCT. he had a bear tag
$60.00 res.
in NM you can run bears with dogs but can not bait.
Mt friend has a son that is a guide in NM and has a pack of bear dogs so that is probably what i will do next year.
we saw lots of large bear tracks while elk hunting, some around camp one mourning.
thanks guys for the info.
 
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