The Finest Northern Minnesota Bear Hunting Experience.

Now Booking For 2017 Hunts 

 At BearPaw Guiding, we offer guided black bear hunts for the avid bow, rifle or black powder hunter; novice to the most experienced. We are a licensed Minnesota black bear hunting guide service located in the heart of black bear country

MN Guides License #14640

 BearPaw Guiding is a member of the

Minnesota Bear Guides Association


 Give us a call and reserve your spot early..Get your hunt booked and in the event that you are not picked on the Zone 12 lottery, you can always hunt in the "No Quota Zone" We are licensed to provide guiding in both zones. I urge all hunters to apply for Zone 12 , but we will accomodate "No Quota" hunters on a first come, first served basis.  BOOK early & hold your spot. If you are succesfull at getting your Zone 12 tag, GREAT! If not, no problem, you are hunting bears either way. This is great for making plans well ahead of time, no need to wait and see about the lottery. Once your dates are booked and we have received your down payment you are hunting bears this Fall

Available START and END dates below. These are inclusive dates for a five day hunt. YELLOW Weeks Filled up

START  Friday September 1st  -  END    Tuesday September 5th

START   Saturday September 9th -  END  Wednesday September 13th 

START   Monday September 18th  -  END   Friday September 22nd

START Tuesday September 26th  -  END Saturday September 30th

START Wednesday October 4th  -  END Sunday  October 8th

START  Wednesday October  11th -  END To Be Determined




Now Booking 2017 Fall Hunts !! 

First Come First Serve!!

BearPaw is booking hunts daily and we urge hunters to lock in your hunts as soon as possible

Booking 2017 Fall Hunts !!

Black bear permit applications due May 5th 2008) F
Hunters have until May 3 to apply for a black bear license for the 2017  Fall hunt. The permit application process usually starts in early April. . The season begins Sept. 1, 2017 and ends Mid Oct 2017   Licenses for the no-quota area, which is outside of the 11 permit areas, can be purchased directly at any ELS agent beginning July 1. No previous application is necessary to buy a no-quota area license.

Bear licenses cost $44 for residents and $230 for non-residents. The bag limit will remain at one bear in the No Quota area and/or one bear in all other quota permit areas. (excecption     BearPaw Guiding will only allow 1 bear per paid hunter, we need to protect the resource for future generations)

Hunters who want to increase their chances to be selected in future years now can select bear zone 99 on their application.
They will not receive a permit but will earn a preference point, increasing their chances of being selected in future years. Individuals must apply for a permit at one of the nearly 1,800 Electronic License System (ELS) agents throughout the state or the DNR License Center in St. Paul. People may also apply by calling 1-888-MNLicense or online                               

Currently there is no application fees for residents and/or non-residents for the 2016 Bear lottery