Black Bear Hunting Alberta Canada Guided Black Bear hunts with Ells River Black Bear Outfitting


Ells River Black Bear Outfitting specializes in spring bear hunting only.


Pete Wuenschel: (780) 356-3935 or cell: (780) 876-6866
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Pope & Young & Boone & Crockett Bears Black Bear Hunting with Ells River in Alberta, Canada
The 2011 season started off with a bang, A couple of potential Boone and Crockett bears being taken, one with a bow and one with a rifle. A beautiful color and Pope and Young bears were also taken.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had some surprises in store for us this year.  Due to safety concerns from the biggest forest fire in Alberta’s history burning to the north of Ells River Outfitting, we had to shut the season down 3 days into the third hunt.  Even with this early shut down in the third week, one client limited out with a potential Boone and Crockett and between him and his partner they saw close to twenty bears in those 3 days. Fortunately the area hunted by me was not affected by the forest fire. We are looking forward to an exciting 2012 season with lots of big bears being taken.

2010 spring season was excellent with 15 clients taking 27 bears, many 6 ft plus or better on the square, with 19 inch plus skulls, many over the 300lb mark with a couple pushing 500lbs including a massive color boar. Everybody had opportunities on a second bear.

Why such a high success rate? Ells River guarantees only 4 hunting clients per week or your money back including your deposit. We have expanded into a remote hunting area where bears have never been hunted by outfitters before. Due to extreme remoteness there is extremely low to no resident hunting pressure.


  • We are hunting areas previously inaccessible and never before hunted.
  • We are in remote area of the boreal forest with no local hunting pressure.
  • We have a carefully managed harvest.
  • Many bears in our hunting area live to the age needed to produce Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett class trophies and weigh between 400 and 500 lbs.
Our goal is to create memories that will last a lifetime by providing a top quality hunting experience, comfortable accommodations, excellent food and the chance to meet and make new friends. To book a hunt you will never forget with Ells River Black Bear Outfitting contact us for more information.
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Contact Pete Wuenschel for your next black bear hunt in Alberta Canada
(780) 356-3935 cell: (780) 876-6866

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