Taylor Creek Outfitters offers free-range guided black bear hunts through baiting only. We do not run dogs. Bait stations are fully baited starting 31 days prior to your hunt per Michigan’s DNR guidelines. Bait Stations are monitored for bear activity through the use of trail cameras. Once hit, we bait every other day until the week prior to the hunt at which we then bait on a daily basis as needed. This ensures the bears stay in the area and provides us for the best chance to harvest a bear. Stands and Blinds are provided.
These are wild bears. Their activity is unpredictable. Safety measures and caution are exercised on every hunt. While we can not control and plan for every situation, we can be educated on what to do in certain situations. Bears are usually more afraid of humans than we are of them. However, we will review what to do should you encounter an aggressive bear prior to your hunt. If you plan to carry a handgun, residents must possess a concealed pistol license. Non-residents must own and have either a concealed pistol license or a license to purchase, carry, or transport issued by their own state in their possession in order to legally carry or transport a handgun in Michigan.
1st Hunt - September 9 - 13 (4 spots)
2nd Hunt - September 14 - 18 (4 spots)
3rd Hunt - September 26 - 30 (4 spots)
Rates for our 2020 guided black bear hunts will depend on what type of hunt you select. We have two options. The first option will be guide only and this fee is 1500.00 flat fee. This includes us baiting two sites, stand placement, and transportation to and from the site, and help recovering your bear. The second option is an all inclusive hunt and rates are set at $2,500. ($1,500 flat guide fee plus $1,000 room and board for 5 days/nights.) A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to guarantee your hunt. Both hunting options include transporting your bear to a Michigan DNR site to have your bear sealed. Meat processing and taxidermy suggestions are available. If you choose to use our local meat processor and/or taxidermist, we will also help transport you to both the processor and taxidermist. Should you have any questions about our rates or have any special requirements please contact us to discuss how we may be able to accommodate.