2013 Bear Pricing Changes

For 2013 our Utah Black Bear Hunt pricing is as follows:

$1,000 for a 2 day hunt guided hunt (with hounds)
$1,000 Boar Trophy Fee
$500 Sow Trophy Fee
$500 Hunt Extension Per Day
(A successful 2 day guided hunt will cost the hunter either $1,500 or $2,000 depending on the trophy.)

Bear Hunting with hounds is one of most intense and exciting hunts you will ever go on.

This hunt entails using well trained bear hounds of various breeds to run the bear. We do this by "rigging" with strike dogs. Once the hounds scent the bear, they are released to track and tree the bear. Each dog is equipped with a radio collar to monitor their direction and activity. The dogs are followed by vehicle or foot, depending on the location. Once the bear is treed or bayed up we move into position for the hunter to take his shot.

A Bear hunt with hounds can sometimes become a physical fitness test. We recommend anyone interested in a hound hunt to be in excellent physical condition. There is nothing more frustrating for a hunter than to lack the stamina to make the entire run. For those wishing to pursue this hunt, you are in for a very exciting time.

Most of our Bear are color phase black bear, cinnamon, brown, and some blonde. They generally square 6 to 7 1/2 feet and score 18 to 21.

Utah has a Conservation Tag Program. Conservation tags are 100% tax deductible for the buyer. This conservation money is used on wildlife projects here in Utah. It is money well spent for wildlife and habitat. These tags allow us to hunt the premium areas without waiting to draw a tag. We can assist you in purchasing these tags and help you apply for the big game drawings.

2013 Utah Black Bear Tags:

The tags for these hunts and seasons can be drawn out in the Utah Online Application Black Bear Public Drawing or purchased at a Conservation Auction. The Utah Online Public Black Bear drawing is in February each year. The Utah Conservation Tags are tax deductible in most cases as a charitable donation. The Conservation Tag Auctions are held from January to June each year. Contact High Top Outfitters for estimated Utah Conservation Tag Pricing.

2013 Utah Limited Entry Black Bear Public Seasons:

All units have Spring, Fall some units have Premium Tags available.
The spring hunts give the hunter and increased chance at getting a boar.
Snow can make spring hunt access more difficult depending on the year.
During the fall season in September the black bears are very active storing fat to prepare for winter.
There are now Utah Spot and Stalk hunts as well as a few Harvest Objective Units and seasons.


Spring Season: April 6-May 28, 2013.

Extended Spring Season: to June 2, 2013 on some units.

Fall Season: August 24-September 29, 2013 and November 1-November 20, 2013 on some units.

Spot And Stalk Season: Book Cliffs Roadless Spring: April 6-June , 2013

Spot And Stalk Season: Book Cliffs Roadless Fall: August 24-November 20, 2013.

Spot And Stalk Season: Lasal: October 7-October 28, 2013.

Spot And Stalk Season: San Juan: October 7-October 28, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Beaver Unit: October 7-November 20, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Nine Mile Unit: October 7-November 20, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek Unit: April 6–June 2, 2013.

Below are some pictures of our past client's trophies

Below the pictures you will find the Utah Black Bear Unit Information:





2013 Utah Limited Entry Black Bear Public Seasons:

All units have Spring, Fall some units have Premium Tags available.
The spring hunts give the hunter and increased chance at getting a boar.
Snow can make spring hunt access more difficult depending on the year.
During the fall season in September the black bears are very active storing fat to prepare for winter.

Spring Season: April 6-May 28, 2013.

Extended Spring Season: to June 2, 2013 on some units.

Fall Season: August 24-September 29, 2013 and November 1-November 20, 2013 on some units.

Spot And Stalk Season: Book Cliffs Roadless Spring: April 6-June 2, 2013

Spot And Stalk Season: Book Cliffs Roadless Fall: August 24-November 20, 2013.

Spot And Stalk Season: Lasal: October 7-October 28, 2013.

Spot And Stalk Season: San Juan: October 7-October 28, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Beaver Unit: October 7-November 20, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Nine Mile Unit: October 7-November 20, 2013.

Harvest Objective Season: Wasatch Mtns, Avintaquin/Currant Creek Unit: April 6–June 2, 2013.



2013 Utah Black Bear Hunting Units Guided By High Top Outfitters Below:


Nonresident Utah Spring Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

Beaver Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 2

Central Mountains Manti North Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 2

Central Mountains Manti South Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Central Mountains Nebo Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Fillmore Pahvant Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

LaSal Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 4

Monroe Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Mount Dutton Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Nine Mile Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 3

Panguitch Lake Zion Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Paunsaugunt Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 2

Plateau Fishlake Thousand Lake Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

San Juan Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 4

Wasatch Mountains, West Spring Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 4

Nonresident Utah Fall Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

Beaver Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Central Mountains Manti North Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Central Mountains Manti South Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Central Mountains Nebo Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Fillmore Pahvant Fall Hunt:
20123 Nonresident Tags: 0

LaSal Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Nine Mile Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 2

Panguitch Lake Zion Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

San Juan Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Wasatch Mountains, Avintaquin/Currant Creek Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Wasatch Mountains, West Fall Hunt:
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Resident Utah Spring Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

Beaver Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 9

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 22

Central Mountains Manti North Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 17

Central Mountains Manti South Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Central Mountains Nebo Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 13

Fillmore Pahvant Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 1

LaSal Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 31

Monroe Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 0

Mount Dutton Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2

Panguitch Lake Zion Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 7

Paunsaugunt Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2

Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 21

Plateau Fishlake Thousand Lake Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

San Juan Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 31

Wasatch Mountains, West Spring Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 31

Resident Utah Fall Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

Beaver Fall Hunt:
20123 Resident Tags: 5

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 5

Central Mountains Manti North Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Central Mountains Manti South Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 8

Central Mountains Nebo Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Fillmore Pahvant Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 1

La Sal Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Mount Dutton Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 1

Panguitch Lake Zion Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Paunsaugunt Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2

Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 11

Plateau Fishlake Thousand Lake Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2

San Juan Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4

Wasatch Mountains, Avintaquin/Currant Creek Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 8

Wasatch Mountains, West Fall Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 9

Nonresident Utah Spot And Stalk Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Spot And Stalk Spring Hunt: April 6-June 2, 2013
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Book Cliffs Little Creek Roadless Spot And Stalk Fall Hunt: August 24-November 20, 2013.
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Lasal Spot And Stalk Hunt: October 7-October 28, 2013
2013 Resident Tags: 27
2013 Nonresident Tags: 3

San Juan Spot And Stalk Hunt: October 6-October 29, 2013
2013 Resident Tags: 27
2013 Nonresident Tags: 3



Premium Utah Spring Black Bear Limited Entry Hunts, Public Online Drawing Tags:

A Utah Premium Black Bear Tag allows the hunter to hunt both the spring season and the fall Black Bear Utah Season allowing the hunter to be more selective.

Season Dates are as follows:
Spring Season: April 6, 2013-May 28, 2013.
Extended Spring Season: to June 2, 2013 on some units.
Fall Season: August 24-September 29, 2013 and November 1-November 20, 2013.


Book Cliffs Bitter Creek South Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 3
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Book Cliffs Little Creek Roadless Area Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 1
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Central Mountains Manti North Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 3
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Central Mountains Manti South Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Central Mountains Nebo Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

LaSal Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1

Panguitch Lake Zion Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 2
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Plateau Boulder Kaiparowits Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

Plateau Fishlake Thousand Lake Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 1
2013 Nonresident Tags: 0

San Juan Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1


Wasatch Mountains, West Premium Hunt:
2013 Resident Tags: 4
2013 Nonresident Tags: 1


2013 and 2014 Utah Black Bear Season Outlook:

Utah has a good number of Black Bears. Utah states Black Bear population increases every year.
The Utah Division Of Natural Resources continues to give out more Black Bear Tags each year as the bear population increases.
We at High Top Outfitters anticipate the 2013 and 2014 seasons to be the best Utah Black Bear hunting seasons to date. The Utah Black Bear population is growing. The bears are healthy.

The World Record Boone And Crockett Black Bear is from Utah.

Contact us prior to the drawing if you are interested in coming to Utah and hunting Black Bears with us.
High Top Outfitters Staff want you to have the best tag possible when you come to Utah for your hunt.
The Utah Conservation Tags are the best Black Bear hunting tags in the state. We can get you one of these tags.

Refer to the Utah DNR Black Bear Guidebook For All Regulations And Seasons Regarding Utah Black Bear Hunting.