Bear Hunting

Guided Bear Hunting on the Upper Red Lake

Master License # 13524

Steve and Tyler, are Father/Son business on the east shore of Upper Red Lake in the town of Waskish, MN. We have over 60 years of combined guiding experience. Hunting and fishing is our passion and our lively-hood.

We have the chance to run baits in permit areas 12, 13 and 41, but really key on area 13.  Our bait stations have been established and open for over 17 years.  It’s no secret that the Big Bog area around Waskish is home to some BIG BLACK BEAR!!!

We have had countless entries in the Pope and Young Record Book and the Boone and Crocket North American Record Book.

Bear Paw Guides caters the hunt to the hunter, accommodating your personal weapon of your choice.  We accept people of all skill. We have some baits that are of easy access however, most that are remote areas. We run ground blinds or elevated ladder stands.  Each hunter will be guaranteed to be on an active bait station and will have an alternate bait station available if needed.  We want your bear hunt to be an experience of a lifetime!  We do our best to ensure that it happens.

We do things a bit different than most other outfitters.  We leave your hunting days OPEN-ENDED!!!  You will hunt for 5 days during the first time period of your choice. If you do not harvest a bear during that time, you are welcome to return to bear camp to hunt again at a later date.  This greatly increases your chance for success. 

Bear Paw will bait and monitor of your bait station for you.We will track, retrieve, field dress and skin your bear.  We have freezer space available right at bear camp. Please bring your own coolers and freezer bags. Trail cam pictures available upon your arrival.

Bring your boat and fish one of the finest Walleye fisheries in Minnesota, UPPER RED LAKE.

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Bear Application deadline is the first week in May…



The price of a bear hunt is $2000. Fish houses available for lodging needs. 

Each evening after the hunt, there will be a meal available for hunters at camp.

Deposit of $500, hunts are non refundable but can be rescheduled. 

We have a list of references available upon request.