For the 2021 North Carolina Bear Season - Western Unit, we will only be offering six, 2 day or 3 day hunts, for the first bear season.
Black bear hunting in Western North Carolina takes dedication and perseverance due to how the hunts are structured and bear behavior. All day sits in a blind or stand is the outfitter's reccomendation since bear may visit your hunt area anytime of the day without a clear or definite pattern or schedule--they may show up at first light, last night, or any time in between. The best way to sucessfully harvest a black bear in North Carolina is to be there when they show up.
The average weight of a bear harvest for the 2020 season was 405 lbs.