I recently concluded my third Spring black bear hunt with Bear Track Outfitters. Although I am a rifle hunter I think my review is appropriate because Bear Track services both bowhunters and firearm hunters. I'll randomly touch on areas i think prospective hunters would find useful. Food, Jeannine Dare is a chef, not a cook! The meals are delicious,ample quantity,with appealing presentation. The accomadations are in clean,warm,comfortable cottages. All equipment,i.e. atv's, trucks, boats, motors,are in good working order. The bait sites are constantly checked and rebaited. The treestands are safe and secure. The guiding, done by owner Ron Dare and Darren Shipp, is as good as it gets. They both have years of experience. They work hard to help you get a shot opportunity. The bears in this area seem plentiful. There are big bears taken every week and they also take color phase bears. I hope this review of Ron and Jeannine Dare's Bear Track Outfitters is helpful to hunters looking for a reputable, professional, top notch outfit to book with. I'm a three time repeat client and will hunt again with them in the future. I offer this recommendation without reservation. Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions. Respectfully, Harry Lawler Lewiston, New York (716) 754-2259
Harry's review can make our heads here swell! What he gives us the high ratings on reflects on what we truely believe, is what we should do every week: take control of what we can take control of. We may not be able to make the sun shine or bears show up at the bait sites, each and every day, but when our guests' heads hit the pillow at the end of the day, they know we tried our best. We battled wind the entire week Harry hunted with us, but knew, a break in the weather would help us fill the last tags left in camp, and it did.
Two days of windy weather limited bear activity on those days. Fortunately it cleared the last day and I took a great bear.