A hunter in Canada (British Columbia) sitting next to a large cinnamon colour phase black bear.


BC Bear Hunts at Batnuni Lake

Experience the Thrill of Black Bear Hunting in BC’s Pristine Wilderness

Batnuni Lake is a top BC bear hunting area in British Columbia, Canada. Our high success rate, experienced guides, and healthy population of BC black bears and color phased bears makes it one of the best rifle hunting experiences in British Columbia.

Book an unforgettably great hunt with us today!

Phone us: +1 (250) 573-7541 or Toll Free: 1-877-228-6864


Guided Black Bear Hunts | Hunt Black Bear in BC, Canada

After arriving on site and meeting your hunting guide, you will begin the black bear hunt during the afternoon. To get around our hunting area, we use 4×4’s, boats and/or horses.

Our method of hunting in British Columbia is spot and stalk with long rifles.

Spot and stalk hunts give bears a fair chase and help us maintain a healthy black bear population — all while giving you a challenging, thrilling, and memorable BC bear hunting experience.

Rifle hunting is our preferred method as it offers the necessary accuracy, range, and stopping power to effectively target vital organs. Black bears in British Columbia are known for their size and strength, requiring us to use high calibre rifles with sufficient penetration.

We depart from Batnuni Lake in the evening on the last day of your stalk hunt.

If available, additional days may be purchased at our day rate.

For details on the 2024 spring bear hunt — including pricing and available dates — contact us.


What to Expect on Your Bear Hunt

Upon booking your bear hunt, we will mail you our bear hunters information kit that goes over the details of your hunt, our location, and other relevant information.

For Hunters Flying In: We will meet you in Prince George at 9 AM on the start date to pick you up and take you to our spectacular lakefront accommodations.

For Hunters Driving In: If you decide to drive, we will meet you in Quesnel, BC and guide you to our Batnuni lakefront accommodations.

Arrival At The Batnuni Lake Accommodations:


Once we arrive at our spectacular lakefront accommodations, you’ll get time to settle in.

Next we perform a rifle check to confirm your gear is in working order and safe to use on our hunt.

After the rifle check will then have lunch and get ready for your big black bear hunt!

Big black bear standing in an open grassy area in Canada, British Columbia
Spot & Stalk

Black Bear and Color-Phased Bears in BC, Canada

With the healthy high-density population of black bears, you can expect to see multiple bears ranging in size anywhere from 5 to 7 1/2 feet on your guided black bear hunt — with some of the bears weighing in at 500 lbs.

Color phase black bears are those with naturally-occurring variations in their coat pattern, which can be black, brown, cinnamon, white, and bluish-gray.

Hunting regulations in BC permit you to hunt color phase black bears with black, brown, and cinnamon coats. You can spot the more rare white phase (spirit bears) and bluish-grey phase (glacier bears) in British Columbia, but these species are protected and under active conservation.

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Important Information About Your Bear Hunting Trip

All Government fees are based on 2024 prices and subject to change. Dates for our BC bear hunting trips are tentative and subject to change.

Any wounding of Game is considered fatal and a harvested animal. The rest of the hunt will be spent looking for the game until the outfitter is satisfied.

GST Tax 5% applies to everything. Bear Hunt price does not include Hunting License, Species Tags, and Non-Resident Hunter Preservation Fund Fee or GST tax.

For full details on our pricing and availability for 2024, send us a message or phone us at (250) 573-7541 or toll free: 1-877-228-6864.




Facts About BC Bears & BC Bear Hunting

British Columbia’s resident black bear population is among the largest in the world with an estimated 100,000+ bears roaming the province.

Our team of knowledgeable hunting guides prioritizes safety, follows ethical hunting practices, and ensures an unforgettable experience in the untamed wilderness of British Columbia, Canada.

Spring Black Bear Hunts in Canada, British Columbia

There are 2 bear hunting seasons in BC, Canada: spring and fall.

Spring black bear hunts usually begin in April and end in June. Spring bear hunting is a long-standing tradition in Canada.

In spring, black bears emerge from their winter dens and begin foraging to replenish their energy reserves. Known as the “green up,” this is one of the best times to target bears. In spring, black bears have thick and lush fur, making their pelts more desirable for hunters.

Fall bear hunts usually start in September and end in December while the bears are getting ready for hibernation.

In autumn, bears are more alert and weather conditions can quickly shift, which makes the fall hunt much more difficult than the spring hunt.


Do You Use a Bait Site and Ground Blinds?

No; by law there is NO baiting allowed of bears in BC and it’s really not needed. Hunting black bears in British Columbia is performed by either spot and stalk or by chasing the bear up a tree with hunting dogs, then shooting the bear from near the base of the tree.

At Batnuni Lake Guides & Outfitters, we offer spot stalk hunts to provide you with the most exciting hunting experience possible.

Black bears are often glassed in clear cuts, logging slashes, and along logging roads where there is plenty of green grass and plant material – an ideal habitat for these big bears to feed in.

Black Bears are a common table fare for most hunters in BC and the meat is excellent when properly processed into items such as hams, sausages, smokies, pepperoni, and other smoked delicacies.


Batnuni Lake Trophy Bear Hunting Guides & Outfitters

We’re an experienced group of guides and outfitters offering moose hunting trips, cougar hunts, trophy black bear hunting trips, and trout fishing trips in British Columbia, Canada. Contact us to book a truly memorable experience in the great outdoors.

Happy hunter posing with a large cinnamon phase black bear.