Guided Utah Black Bear Hunts

Welcome To The Shane Scott Outfitting Black Bear Hunting Information Page

Bear Hunting with hounds is one of most intense and exciting hunts you will ever go on.

This hunt entails using well trained bear hounds of various breeds to run the bear. We do this by "rigging" with strike dogs. Once the hounds scent the bear, they are released to track and tree the bear. Each dog is equipped with a radio collar to monitor their direction and activity. The dogs are followed by vehicle or foot, depending on the location. Once the bear is treed or bayed up we move into position for the hunter to take his shot.

A Bear hunt with hounds can sometimes become a physical fitness test. We recommend anyone interested in a hound hunt to be in excellent physical condition. There is nothing more frustrating for a hunter than to lack the stamina to make the entire run. For those wishing to pursue this hunt, you are in for a very exciting time.

Most of our Bear are color phase black bear, cinnamon, brown, and some blonde. They generally square 6 to 7 1/2 feet and score 18 to 21.

Utah has a Conservation Tag Program. Conservation tags are 100% tax deductible for the buyer. This conservation money is used on wildlife projects here in Utah. It is money well spent for wildlife and habitat. These tags allow us to hunt the premium areas without waiting to draw a tag. We can assist you in purchasing these tags and help you apply for the big game drawings.

2018 Utah Black Bear Tags:

The tags for these hunts and seasons can be drawn out in the Utah Online Application Black Bear Public Drawing or purchased at a Conservation Auction. The Utah Online Public Black Bear drawing is in February each year. The Utah Conservation Tags are tax deductible in most cases as a charitable donation. The Conservation Tag Auctions are held from January to June each year. Contact Shane Scott Outfitting for estimated Utah Conservation Tag Pricing.

2018 Utah Limited Entry Black Bear Public Seasons:

All units have Spring, Fall some units have Premium Tags available.

The spring hunts give the hunter and increased chance at getting a boar.

Snow can make spring hunt access more difficult depending on the year.

During the fall season in September the black bears are very active storing fat to prepare for winter.

There are now Utah Spot and Stalk hunts as well as a few Harvest Objective Units and seasons.

Below are some pictures of our past client's trophies

Below the pictures you will find the Utah Black Bear Unit Information:

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Utah has a good number of Black Bear. The Utah states Black Bear population increases every year.

The Utah Division Of Natural Resources continues to give out more Black Bear Tags each year as the bear population increases./

We at Shane Scott Outfitting anticipate the 2015 and 2016 seasons to be the best Utah Black Bear hunting seasons to date. The Utah Black Bear population is growing. The bears are healthy.

The World Record Boone And Crockett Black Bear is from Utah.

Contact us prior to the drawing if you are interested in coming to Utah and hunting Black Bears with us.

Shane Scott Outfitting Staff want you to have the best tag possible when you come to Utah for your hunt.

The Utah Conservation Tags are the best Black Bear hunting tags in the state. We can get you one of these tags.

2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR SPRING LIMITED-ENTRY HUNTS: Any legal weapon, no bait allowed.
UNIT SEASON DATES RESIDENT NONRESIDENT
Beaver March 31-June 1 8 0
Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South March 31-June 1 24 2
Cache/East Canyon/Morgan-South Rich/Ogden March 31-June 1 3 0
Central Mtns, Manti-North March 31-June 1 14 1
Central Mtns, Manti-South/San Rafael, North March 31-June 1 11 1
Central Mtns, Nebo March 31-June 1 11 1
Chalk Creek/Kamas/North Slope, Summit March 31-June 1 6 0
Fillmore, Pahvant March 31-June 1 1 0
La Sal March 31-June 1 39 3
Mt Dutton March 31-June 1 2 0
Panguitch Lake/Zion March 31-June 1 7 0
Paunsaugunt March 31-June 1 3 0
Plateau, Boulder/Kaiparowits March 31-June 1 15 1
Plateau, Fishlake/Thousand Lakes March 31-June 1 3 0
San Juan March 31-June 1 39 3
South Slope, Bonanza/Diamond Mtn/ Vernal March 31-June 1 10 1
Wasatch Mtns/West-Central March 31-June 1 32 3



2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR SUMMER LIMITED-ENTRY HUNTS: Any legal weapon, no dogs allowed.
UNIT SEASON DATES RESIDENT NONRESIDENT
Beaver May 26-June 29 8 0
Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South May 26-June 29 9 0
Book Cliffs, Little Creek Roadless May 26-June 29 2 0
Cache/East Canyon/Morgan-South Rich/Ogden May 26-June 29 3 0
Central Mtns, Manti-North May 26-June 29 9 1
Central Mtns, Manti-South/San Rafael, North May 26-June 29 11 1
Central Mtns, Nebo May 26-June 29 10 1
Chalk Creek/Kamas/North Slope, Summit May 26-June 29 6 0
La Sal May 26-June 29 23 2
Mt Dutton May 26-June 29 2 0
Nine Mile May 26-June 29 11 1
North Slope, Three Corners/West Daggett May 26-June 29 3 0
Panguitch Lake/Zion May 26-June 29 3 0
Paunsaugunt May 26-June 29 2 0
Plateau, Boulder/Kaiparowits May 26-June 29 11 1
Plateau, Fishlake/Thousand Lakes May 26-June 29 3 0
San Juan May 26-June 29 23 2
South Slope, Bonanza/Diamond Mtn/ Vernal May 26-June 29 8 0
South Slope, Yellowstone May 26-June 29 5 0
Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek May 26-June 29 5 0
Wasatch Mtns, West May 26-June 29 18 1



2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR FALL LIMITED-ENTRY HUNTS: Any legal weapon.
UNIT SEASON DATES RESIDENT NONRESIDENT
Beaver Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
4 0
Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South Oct. 4-Nov. 17 6 0
Cache/East Canyon/Morgan-South Rich/Ogden Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
2 0
Central Mtns, Manti-North Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
8 0
Central Mtns, Manti-South/San Rafael, North Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
8 0
Central Mtns, Nebo Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
3 0
Chalk Creek/Kamas/North Slope, Summit Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
4 0
Fillmore, Pahvant Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Monroe Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Mt Dutton Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
2 0
Nine Mile Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
23 2
North Slope, Three Corners/West Daggett Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
2 0
Panguitch Lake/Zion Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
7 0
Paunsaugunt Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
3 0
Plateau, Boulder/Kaiparowits Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
12 1
Plateau, Fishlake/Thousand Lakes Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
3 0
South Slope, Bonanza/Diamond Mtn/ Vernal Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
6 0
South Slope, Yellowstone Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
5 0
Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
7 0
Wasatch Mtns, West-Central Aug. 18-Sept.24,
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
7 0
Any legal weapon, no dogs allowed from Sept. 15-24.
La Sal (bear) Aug. 11-Sept. 24,
Nov. 3-Nov 15
5 0
San Juan (bear) Aug. 11-Sept. 24,
Nov. 3-Nov 15
5 0
Archery only, no dogs allowed.
Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South Aug. 6-Sept. 7 7 0
Book Cliffs, Little Creek Roadless Aug. 6-Sept. 7 6 0



2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR SPOT-AND-STALK limited entry hunts: Any legal weapon, no dogs and no bait allowed.
UNIT SEASON DATES RESIDENT NONRESIDENT
Book Cliffs, Little Creek Roadless March 31-June 1 4 0
Book Cliffs, Little Creek Roadless Sept. 8-Nov. 15 4 0
La Sal (bear) Oct. 2-Oct. 23 59 6
San Juan (bear) Oct. 2-Oct. 23 59 6



2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR HARVEST-OBJECTIVE HUNTS
UNIT SEASON DATES QUOTA COMMENTS
Nine Mile March 31-June 1 20 No bait allowed
Nine Mile Sept. 25-Oct. 26 10 No dogs and
No bait allowed
North Slope, Three Corners/West Daggett March 31-June 1 3 No bait allowed
South Slope, Yellowstone March 31-June 1 6 No bait allowed
Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek March 31-June 1 15 No bait allowed
Wasatch Mtns, West (bear) April 2-June 3 25 No bait allowed



2018 UTAH BLACK BEAR MULTI-SEASON limited entry hunts: Any legal weapon.
UNIT SEASON DATES RESIDENT NONRESIDENT
Beaver March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3 - Nov. 15
1 0
Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek/South March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 6-Sept. 7
Oct. 1-Nov. 15
4 0
Book Cliffs, Little Creek Roadless March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 6-Sept. 7
Sept. 8-Nov. 15
1 0
Cache/East Canyon/Morgan-South Rich/Ogden March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Central Mtns, Manti-North March 31 - June 1
May 26 - June 29
Aug. 18 - Sept. 24
Nov. 3 - Nov. 15
5 0
Central Mtns, Manti-South/San Rafael, North March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
8 0
Central Mtns, Nebo March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
2 0
Chalk Creek/Kamas/North Slope, Summit April 2-June 3,
June 4-July 1,
Aug. 10-Sept. 11 &
Oct. 6-Nov. 19
3 0
Chalk Creek/Kamas/North Slope, Summit March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
2 0
La Sal (bear) March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 11-Sept. 24*
Oct. 2-Oct. 23
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
5 0
Nine Mile May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
4 0
North Slope, Three Corners/West Daggett May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Panguitch Lake/Zion March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3 - Nov. 15
1 0
Plateau, Boulder/Kaiparowits March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
4 0
Plateau, Fishlake/Thousand Lakes March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
San Juan (bear) March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 11-Sept. 24*
Oct. 2-Oct. 23
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
5 0
South Slope, Bonanza/Diamond Mtn/Vernal March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
3 0
South Slope, Yellowstone May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
1 0
Wasatch Mtns, West (bear) March 31-June 1
May 26-June 29
Aug. 18-Sept. 24
Nov. 3-Nov. 15
5 0


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