Tri-State Outfitters, LLC., also offers a super high quality Black Bear Hunt with hounds. These hunts take place in New Mexico and run from August 16th through August 31st and again from September 23rd to November 15th. These hunts are done with our same pack of hounds that we raise and train for the Mountain Lion Hunts. Do not let the fact that these bear hunts are done with hounds turn you off. If you are willing and like using dogs to hunt birds, we guarantee you will enjoy watching these incredible athletes run down and tree or bay a big bear for you.
This is a challenging hunt and there is nothing unfair or unsporting about using hounds. There is nothing in the world like sneaking in on a roaring pack of bear hounds with a giant bear bayed or treed. However we do offer a limited number of spot and stalk hunts.
Bear hunts are done with 4X4 pickups, ATV’s, horses, mules, and on foot. In the areas we hunt, black colored bears are actually rare. Colors range from Chocolate, Cinnamon, Blonde, and then a blend of all three. We average a 6 foot (and taller) bear on our hunts, consistently producing 100% success rates.
Depending on where we are hunting at the time, our lodging ranges from nice tent camps to our four-star ranch houses. These hunts take place on several hundred thousand acres of private land as well as on some very good National Forest areas. Call for more details.
As an outdoor writer and television show host, and simply as a hunter, I’ve had the opportunity to hunt with outfitters throughout the world. I’ve hunted with a lot of good people and outfits, but my pick of the best is Tri-State Outfitters! Put simply, they just don’t come any better!
Biologist/Outdoor Writer/Television Show Host
I am really looking forward to my fourth mule deer hunt with Tri-State this year. Why would a guy go back to the same place that many years in a row? Simple. I’ve been able to take three great Mule Deer bucks and one Boone and Crockett pronghorn on those previous hunts. But that’s only part of it. You’ve got great guides, quality equipment, the best territory, a real opportunity to look over a lot of bucks and, hopefully, find that big one.
Senior Vice President of Cabelas, Inc
I really cannot remember how many years I have hunted with Tri-State. I have hunted mule deer, big horn sheep and antelope for 10 or 12 years. Their antelope hunts are the best in New Mexico with many B & C book animals taken every season. However, in my opinion, Tri-State offers the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer hunter one of the very best opportunities in the USA to take a True Trophy Mule Deer buck.
Ray A. Murski
Owner/Founder Bliss/Murski Sales Group