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Color Phase?
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Contributors to this thread:
wisconsinteacher 15-Mar-21
t-roy 15-Mar-21
grape 15-Mar-21
Nick Muche 15-Mar-21
Bowbender 15-Mar-21
grape 15-Mar-21
grape 15-Mar-21
Ollie 15-Mar-21
Rob in VT 15-Mar-21
MathewsMan 15-Mar-21
Powder 15-Mar-21
CFMuley 16-Mar-21
rattling_junkie 16-Mar-21
foxwillkill 16-Mar-21
JAW 16-Mar-21
spike buck 16-Mar-21
Moosemania 16-Mar-21
TEmbry 17-Mar-21
Rob Nye 17-Mar-21
carcus 17-Mar-21
15-Mar-21
Where would you go if driving from WI for a color phase spring bear? Thinking about a spring hunt if we can ever get over the boarder again.

From: t-roy
15-Mar-21
Mike’s outfitting in Alberta, kills several color phase bears.

From: grape
15-Mar-21
Desjardins outfitting has many color phase bears.I’ve shot many there.

From: Nick Muche
15-Mar-21
Idaho has a high percentage of Color Phase bears, and you can go there, unlike Canada.

From: Bowbender
15-Mar-21
Like Nick said, Idaho. Was just reading this past week they have the highest percentage of color phase bears in the lower 48.

From: grape
15-Mar-21

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Desjardins Manitoba

From: grape
15-Mar-21

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Trails End Outfitters Saskatchewan

From: Ollie
15-Mar-21
Several good outfitters in Manitoba. Have hunted twice with Stickflingers at their bow only camp in western Manitoba. About 20% color phase with some big, mature bears.

From: Rob in VT
15-Mar-21

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Lots in southern Colorado. Mainly chocolate.

From: MathewsMan
15-Mar-21

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About every other bear I have seen in Central Colorado has been some color phase. This was my first CO Bear. When we lived in Monument hunting near the Airforce Academy most bears were jet black, same thing around here on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

When we lived in Meeker, Colorado there were always quite a few bears hitting the oak brush. I tried to sit the gutpile when I shot my moose up near Trappers Lake, but that September there was a lot of snow and the roads were a muddy mess so getting back to sit near it did not work out.

From: Powder
15-Mar-21
Saskatchewan. Is flying ok or only drive to? Either way, there are a lot of choices in Saskatchewan that would fit your bill. Ontario and Manitoba have a high % of black phase.

From: CFMuley
16-Mar-21
Montana. We’ve killed 5 bears in the last 5 years and all but one have been color phase. Most are chocolates, but we’ve killed a really light blonde and a really red one as well.

16-Mar-21
Duck Mountains, Manitoba.

From: foxwillkill
16-Mar-21
I'm with rattling junkie, Duck Mountains, Manitoba.

From: JAW
16-Mar-21
I live in MN and hunted the Duck Mountains in Manitoba twice. I shot a beautiful chocolate boar on my first hunt and a black boar on my second. All color phases were present. The Duck Mountains are an easy drive from MN (and WI) and Manitoba outfitter bear hunt pricing seems more reasonable than some other areas. The outfitter I hunted with retired many years ago. Good luck.

From: spike buck
16-Mar-21

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Pine Acres Camp
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Pine Acres Camp
Western Ontario has some colors... nothing like the western Provinces though.

From: Moosemania
16-Mar-21
Spike that is one of the coolest looking bears I've ever seen!

From: TEmbry
17-Mar-21
Every bear I killed came from Alaska. I’d have to count the hides but I think I have more color phased than pure black when you include the brown bears lol. Very few outfitters offering hunts where they are reliably found though. In your situation Idaho is where I’d be headed

From: Rob Nye
17-Mar-21

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Color phase cubs are cute little gaffers.

From: carcus
17-Mar-21
"I live in MN and hunted the Duck Mountains in Manitoba twice. I shot a beautiful chocolate boar on my first hunt and a black boar on my second. All color phases were present. The Duck Mountains are an easy drive from MN (and WI) and Manitoba outfitter bear hunt pricing seems more reasonable than some other areas. The outfitter I hunted with retired many years ago. Good luck." This is where I would go, Ryan D, stickflingers Manitoba who has been a long time bowsiter now owns a pile of tags in the Duck Mountains, he may have even bought the tags of the outfitter you mention. Big genetics and colors, cant go wrong

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