Bear Hunts

Double Spur Outfitters hunts in northwest Virginia, close to West Virginia and Maryland. Countless wild berry patches attract bear from miles around. Harvest records show more bear are taken in this area compared to any other area of Virginia most years. Best of all, it's easy to come and hunt, with access from all of the major interstates, I-66 and I-81. Book a hunt with us today.

Hunting Methods

We usually hunt mountain berry patches, white oak flats, and known bear crossings. It really gets exciting when a bear is so close in the brush that you can hear him eating acorns, but you have to wait for a clear shot. This bear hunt is perfect for the bear hunter looking for a truly challenging fair-chase bear hunt. Once you've hunted bear this way, you’ll want to do it again.

Trophy Quality

Bear numbers and average size have increased every year. Most bear weigh from 130 to 400 pounds and measure from 5 to 7 feet. A few bear have weighed over 400 pounds.


Shot Opportunity

Shot opportunity on our guided bear hunts has averaged 70% to 100%. Unguided hunters are roughly half as successful as guided hunters. Shooting distances vary from 10 yards to 40 yards. Bow hunters should plan on 10 to 40 yard shots and need to be confident out to 50 yards under pressure.

What's Not Included

Meat processing, taxidermy, licenses, gratuities, and other items not listed as being included. Bring your personal gear, and sleeping bag.

Taxidermy and Meat Processing

Both services are available locally for a fee of $185, or you may choose to transport your trophy and carcass home. Meat processing is usually done in a day or two.




3 day fully-guided rifle bear hunt with hounds (only fully-guided bear hunt offered):

* $4,200

What is included in a fully-guided hunt for bear?

* Guide(s) will be with you at all times

* Guides will take you to and from hunting area for duration of hunt

* Guide(s) will assist with dragging bear from woods and getting animal to processor

* All prices shown are per hunter and include lodging