Rainy May Proved Tough For Spring Bear Hunters

In Wyoming and across the mountain west, the month of May brought record levels of precipitation in many areas. At our Box Y Lodge along the scenic Greys River, dark and drizzly days seemed to dominate the entire month.

The unusual weather led to tough spring bear hunting conditions. According to Wyoming Game and Fish early estimates, bear harvest statewide is down as much as 80 percent. Our spring bear hunters and guides worked hard, and in the face of these difficult conditions, we were able to harvest and create opportunities on some nice, color phase Wyoming black bears.

Wyoming Bear HuntAmid the wet, muddy conditions, the biggest challenge is that the stormy May weather has kept bear activity at a minimum. In addition, the unusually long grass has kept their visits to bait sites inconsistent. With the abundant grass available for grazing, catching bears at the baits has been more of a challenge.

Through it all, our guides have been persistent and our hunters have been willing to work hard for their opportunities. We have all enjoyed the hunts despite the wet weather. Our spring bear hunts in the Greys River region are always one of our most popular hunts of the year.

These hunts always fill fast, so if you’re interested in a spot for 2016, give us a call at 307-266-4229. For general information on spring bear hunts with SNS Outfitter and Guides, please see our Bear Hunting Page.

Wyoming Spring Bear Hunt



Spring Bear Hunt

Spring Bear in Wyoming