Black Bears are found throughout The San Carlos Apache Reservation at all elevations and habitats. Very limited hunting pressure provides hunters with an excellent chance at harvesting older age bears with skull measurements in excess of 19 inches. In addition to big Bears the San Carlos offers a wide variety of color phase. Bear hunts are divided into five main units (A,B,C,D and R-100) with each unit encompassing well over 400,000 acres. There are two hunts available in the Fall with a third hunt in the Spring.
Baiting is not allowed.
All Bear hunts are Tribal Guide Required.
Black Bear Hunt Schedule
Non-Member: NON-MEMBER BEAR APPLICATION
|Activity:||Period:||Fee:||No. of Licenses per Unit:|
|1st Fall Bear||August 12-27, 2017||$700||A & B - 10 per unit|
|C - 20 permits|
|D - 5 permits|
|R100/C - 3 permits|
|2nd Fall Bear||October 07-15, 2017||$700||A,B,D - 5 per unit|
|C 10 - permits|
|Spring Bear||April 21 – May 06, 2018||$700||A or B - 20 per unit|
|C 25 - permits|
|D 5 - permits|
|R-100/C - 3 permits|
|Acitiviy:||Period:||No. of Licenses per Unit:|
|1st Fall Bear||August 12-27, 2017||All units/No limit|
|2nd Fall Bear||October 07-15, 2017||All units/No limit|
|Spring Bear||April 21-May 06, 2018||All units/No limit|