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For your Black Bear or Whitetail Deer Hunt of a Lifetime

Ready for a Hunt you will never forget? Up against The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, we have some of Eastern North Carolina's best Black Bear and Whitetail Deer. With lodging and meals provided, the only thing you will have to worry about is which one to harvest.

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The 2024 Black Bear season is Nov. 8-17 and Dec. 7-22. With lodging and meals included, give us a call for prices and dates for your 3 day Black Bear Hunt. 252-340-2585

*dates subject to change according to ncwrc , depending on availability a five day hunt may be an option for black bear., 2024 whitetail deer season, bow season is sept. 7-sept. 27, *3 day hunt $1500, *5 day hunter $2000, black powder is sept. 28 - oct 11, *3 days $1700, *5 days $2200, gun season is oct.12 - jan.1, *3 day hunt $1500 , *5 day hunt $2000, * dates subject to change according to ncwrc.

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Dismal Swamp Outfitters LLC.

Hunting Outfitters in Northeast North Carolina, bordered against the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge that's over 200,000 acres with an unlimited supply of bear. Home to some of Eastern NC's biggest Black Bear and Whitetail Deer.

Dismal Swamp Outfitters is here to help you make your hunting dreams come true. Whether its Black Bear or Whitetail Deer, we've got you covered. Give us a call and let us help you with a hunt of a lifetime.

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Dismal Swamp Outfitters is a one stop shop for amazing Black Bear and Whitetail Deer hunts here in Eastern North Carolina.Located in Gates County, NC,  up against The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge . We offer the best North Carolina has to offer in Big Black Bears and Whitetail Deer. We have lodging and meals provided. Our guides will drop you off in the perfect spot, pick you up when you are done, and then let you relax and talk about your day while your Bear or Deer is being cleaned.  The hardest part about your hunt is picking out the perfect Bear or Deer to harvest. Give us a call and let us get you booked for a hunt of a lifetime.

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WELCOME TO LICKSTONE OUTFITTERS

Lickstone Outfitter is a family-owned and operated outfitter specializing in bear hunts in North Carolina.

We offer a variety of different bear hunts in the

Smokey Mountains or on the East Coast!

Weather you want to harvest you NC black bear using the

hounds or over bait we have you covered.

 Head over to Our Hunts to find your next

adventure, we can't wait to see ya at our place in the woods! 

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Jeremy and everyone else at Lickstone Outfitters were awesome. They put my 5 year old son and I on our first bear ever the 2nd morning we were there! The hunt, food, hospitality and overall experience were amazing and we can’t wait to go back!!!

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EMAIL [email protected] to inquire about our Trophy Black Bear Hunts and to receive current information about our hunts. We currently have dates available for November and December seasons!

Our trophy bear harvest weight has averaged over 500 pounds since 2018! With a 90% success rate on TROPHY black bears and a GUARANTEED opportunity at a 300 pound (or larger) Trophy Black Bear, it’s crazy to consider anywhere else. We’re truly a destination location for the black bear giant of a lifetime!

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To ensure we deliver a world-class bear, we only offer hunts to six hunters a year. To guarantee an exceptional experience we only have three hunters in camp at a time, and only hunt the first week of the first season.

You will rise to a light continental breakfast before heading out to the field.   In the field, you will likely be in a tower stand or ground blind.   We like to be settled in our hunting position 30 minutes before legal shooting time, which is 30 minutes before sunrise.   You will be accompanied by a guide at all times, while your guide’s job is to make sure you are in position and set up for the shot when the time comes.    We try to take all of our shots within 100 yards.   Scoped high power rifles such as a 7mm, 300 Winchester Magnum, or higher calibers are preferred for this style of hunting.  

In the event the bears do not cooperate on a still hunt, we will call in the houndsmen.   Hound hunting is an exciting and challenging method of hunting that will provide you with a story of a lifetime.    Here you will need an unscoped rifle such as a 45-70 or a shotgun loaded with slugs, which we can provide. These shots can be up to 50 feet or even as close as point-blank.

Hunters are expected to arrive at camp fully licensed  and prepared for the hunt, we’ll take care of the rest!

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Still Hunting

There is something about climbing into the stand or ground blind on a cool crisp morning in Eastern NC an hour before sunrise that satisfies the soul. The adrenaline of walking in the dark, knowing a world-class bear is close by, is exhilarating.

Countless hours of scouting coupled with weather conditions, wind, and the hunter’s ability all play into the overall strategy of getting a hunter lined up on a trophy black bear.

Official shooting time in NC is 30 minutes before sunrise, therefore we like to be in the stand 30 minutes before shooting time. This gives the hunter a chance to settle down and get his bearings on the possible shot opportunities. We typically try to take all of our shots within 100 yards.

Be sure to layer up with warm clothes. You can expect 10-40 degree temperature changes throughout the day with lows in the 30s and highs in the 70s. State law requires us to wear hunter orange at all times while in the field. Knee boots are a necessity for this part of the world.

We recommend scoped 7mm magnums, 300 Winchester Magnum, or higher calibers for these hunts due to the bear’s thick hide and extremely thick and dense fat.

Hound Hunting

Known for excitement, hound hunting is no easy way of taking a black bear, especially in Eastern North Carolina.   The extremely thick pocosin offers unbelievable bear habitat, but it does not offer easy passage for us 2-legged creatures.   You will be challenged physically and mentally as the bear maneuvers and tries to evade the hounds.   Through bear dens, ditches, briar patches, and game trails; you will likely be reduced from walking to crawling on your stomach, hands, and knees or rolling on top of the thick canopy.  

This style of hunting offers an intimate look inside the black bears world.   You will be exposed to the wilderness and solve the mystery as to why these bears grow to be the “Worlds Largest Black Bears.”   These ultra-thick pieces of forest are loaded with berries, nuts, and small game making it the perfect habitat.  

The houndsmen take great pride in the skill and effectiveness of their hounds.   Therefore they train year-round to ensure their ability.   We typically hunt with Walkers and Black-and-Tan hounds.   These particular hounds stand up well against the thick wilderness and large bears.   Lead dogs are chosen for their strong scent-trailing abilities, speed, focus, and drive.   Once the lead dog strikes a bear, the houndsmen will then dump a few more hounds to give chase.   The idea is for the bear to bay, depending on size and stamina of the bear, this could take a while.   You will know the bear is bayed when you hear the dog’s tone and cadence change.  

It is now time to dive in after him.   As you draw closer to the action you may hear the bear growling or chomping his teeth.   The roar of the dogs will mask your sound some, but it is best to move in as stealthily as possible.   Keep in mind most shots on dog hunts are from 50 feet to point-blank.   When you’re that close to the bear the whole world tunes out and you become keenly focused on the bear.  

As you draw down on the bear, it is critical to listen and take careful instruction from your guide.   Your guide will help position you for the best possible shot, making sure the hounds are out of the way and the shot is clear.  Shot placement is key as you take aim, be sure to aim for vitals or his head if possible.   “Don’t forget the double safety if you’re using a 45-70.” Once you have taken the shot, reload quickly and prepare to shoot again.   The accompanying guide will be able to provide guidance during this unnerving time.   45-70’s and slug guns are the preferred, and most effective, guns for this style of hunting.  

That night, we can promise you will have an epic bear story to tell for all time.

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How To Judge A Bear

Because they don’t have distinctive antlers or other obviously measurable attributes, black bears can be among the hardest big game to judge in the field.

Here are three elements to consider as you size up your trophy.

1. Behavior Does the bear walk with a swagger? Does it seem to own the field and intimidate other bears? He’s probably an older, bigger male. But if it shies away from its fellows, or acts nervous and edgy, it’s probably a young, submissive bear.

2. Scale Use other bears or known objects(like tractors) to scale and find the trophy. The bear most frequently misjudged is the solo bear.

3. Anatomical Features Lastly, judge a bear’s ear size, the length of its legs, and how saggy its belly appears. The ears of large, old boars tend to look small and jut from the sides of his head while a younger bear has pointed ears that appear close together.  An older bear looks like he has short, squatty legs because his body is so muscular.  A bear whose belly sags close to the ground is probably an older, well-fed boar.

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Proprietor Vince Hall is a lifelong hunter with a special joy for teaching and sharing the sport with others. Pappa Bear Lodge opened for its first bear hunt in 2017 and boosts a 100% success rate. Vince invites deer and bear hunters alike to enjoy hearty, southern cooking, cozy rooms in a 100-year-old farm house, and spinning yarns as only hunters can.  Services vary from standard 3-day hunts to accommodating your camper. We specialize in kids! Call today for booking and quotes. We're always open!

Bear Hunting

With 80 acres nestled next to 110,000 conservation area acres, Pappa Bear Lodge boasts ample land to attract the best bear. Hunts begin at $3500 for 3 days full outfitting, meals and accommodation.

Three day hunts are $1500 and include hunting, accommodation and all meals and snacks.

Turkey Hunting

3 day hunts for meat or trophies $1200.00 Lodging and meals  provided.

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Pappa Bear strives to be ecologically and environmentally sensitive. We do not run dogs on the property and we recycle. No toxic materials are used in the woods or in the lodge. We are scaling up solar and wind power and hope to become self sufficient in the near future.

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Your next hunting adventure starts here.  Let us welcome you with southern hospitality and take care of your hunting needs. The lodge features a wheelchair ramp and will soon have a full handicapped accessible bathroom.

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Pricing varies depending on game. Booking with a group of 4 guarantees you have the place to yourself. We are very flexible and can accommodate most needs.

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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 2022 season was 280 lbs. 

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Welcome to Hunt-Hyde Your Hyde County Adventure starts Here

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We are located out of Belhaven, North Carolina (Hyde County) bordering Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Hyde County has the Highest population of Black Bears in the country.  We offer bear/deer hunts from fully enclosed blinds shielded from the weather. We also offer Tundra Swan and Wintering Goose Hunts on New Lake.

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  • Trophy black bear stand hunts
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Hunting Area

Hyde County, North Carolina has more Black Bear per square mile than anywhere in the world. The bears in NC do not hibernate, and huge tracts of farmland with corn and soybean fields surround this area. There are also several National Wildlife Refuges in every direction that assure an endless supply of bears will use our property.

North Carolina is a “natural bait” only state and therefore we use corn and peanuts to lure in our bears. To assure multiple bears are using our stands when you arrive, we bait year round. With so many bears using the same baited areas they will stay active all day long moving from stand to stand to get their chance to feed.

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Early each morning, while still dark, we will go to our stands to maximize your hunt with early morning movement. Since the bears are active all hours of the day, each hunter will take a bag lunch and snacks for the day. If a bear is harvested, your guide will be just a radio call a way. If you choose to not harvest a bear that day your guide will pick you up after the sun has set, allowing you ample time to see that big bear.

Common Calibers

Due to the size of these bears and the dense cover around our baits a large caliber rifle with scope is a must.

30-06 with 180 grain deep penetrating bullet

Shooting Distance

Most shots are 50 yards with the longest shots at 100 yards.

Trophy Size

In 2018, there were 260 bears taken in a 3 week season with the average weight being 472 lbs.  Some of these bears will weigh more than 700 lbs. This area has produced the current record bear (800lbs) and due to North Carolina’s mild winters, Black Bears have a very limited hibernation period allowing for almost year round growth.

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Welcome to Backwoods Trophy Outfitters located in Hertford County, North Carolina. We have over 12,000 acres of private land located throughout Hertford, and Bertie Counties. Here at Backwoods Trophy Outfitters, North Carolina’s premiere whitetail hunting destination, we specialize in guided whitetail deer, black bear, and spring eastern turkey hunts. 

We offer up to 5 day hunts, lodging and 3 meals a day. We have a 4000 sq ft lodge with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms each bedroom has its own full bathroom. 

The majority of our stands are 4’x4′ tower stands, anywhere from 11′ to 16′ to shooting rail, they have tops on them to ensure hunting even through some of the worst conditions. We have some ladder stands, and climbing stands for the serious bow hunter.

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Blue Ridge Outfitters

Black Bear Hunting, Deer and Turkey. Fishing, Bowfishing and more

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About B.R.O.

  

Owner of Blue Ridge Outfitters, Casey Woody, was born and raised in Bakersville, NC, a small town that sits at an elevation around 3000 feet in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Upon graduating from North Carolina State University in 2005 with a bachelors degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Casey became a professional hunting guide. He has worked for various hunting outfits in Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, including Seven J Outfitters, J&S Trophy

Hunts, and Double H Outfitters. His professional experience includes guiding hunts for whitetail deer, elk,

mule deer, antelope, and turkey. Over the past 20 years he has also video

produced/hunted with various television shows including Primos-Truth About Hunting, Hank Parker’s Flesh and Blood,  Dropzone TV, and others. He also co-owned his own television show, Ironman Bowfishing, which was broadcast on the Sportsman Channel.  Casey has 30+ years of experience hunting in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. His guiding expertise has also enabled him to hunt and stay in lodges throughout the world (Spain, Argentina, Canada, and more).

He has taken this knowledge, returned home, and applied it to make Blue Ridge

Outfitters the premier outfitter in Western North Carolina.  B.R.O. is located in extremely rugged, but beautiful terrain and offers a very unique hunting/fishing/outdoor experience. We also specialize in introducing people to the outdoors! If you have zero fishing or hunting experience, that is no problem. We offer adventures for all experience levels! If there is a season for it, we pursue it!  Lay down the tablets and phones and get lost in the mountains.  Give us a call today

and visit online for pricing and further details at www.BROUTFITTING.com Email any questions to [email protected] or feel free to call or text at (828) 467-9893.

Western North Carolina's Premier Oufitter

Guided bowfishing trips.

The most fun you can have on the water!!!  We offer fully guided Bowfishing trips all over Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.   2-4 person trips, all ages, we  bowfish 365 days a year!  We supply 100% of the gear needed.  4 hour trips, $125/per person, groups of 3-5.  Just show up and shoot fish!!!  No previous archery experience needed!!  This is our fan favorite among clients here at Blue Ridge Outfitters!!  Add a night of bowfishing to any B.R.O. adventure. Book today!  Call/Email/Text.

Spring Turkey Hunts

We offer fully guided Archery/Gun Spring Longbeard Turkey hunts.  Guide, Lodging, and Meals are included.  Our typical turkey hunts are 3 day hunts, 1 bird, all inclusive $1,500. Come to the mountains, enjoy an Appalachian sunrise, and experience the birds 'hammer in the hollers.'  Being in shape certainly helps for this hunt.  Call/email/text for available 2024 Spring dates.

Fall Black Bear Hunts

We offer fully guided Archery/Rifle Black Bear Hunts!  Guide, lodging, and meals included.  We have meticulously maintained bear properties with extremely limited hunting pressure. We only sell a very limited amount of these hunts and they go fast!  Book today!!  Our typical archery/gun hunts are 5 day hunts over bait from blinds or shooting boxes.    We have multiple bait sites on each of our properties, current trailcam coverage, and we adamantly hunt the wind.  Why waste your time, effort, and money going to Canada when you can have a better experience right here in Appalachia!   Very limited availablity!!!

Spring Turkey 2023

2024 price list, spring turkey hunt dates.

Our Spring Turkey hunts are 3 day hunts,1 bird. Typically 100% opportunity. Being in good physical shape certainly helps for this hunt.

Hunt .1 APRIL 13-15

 3 day hunt, included lodging, meals, and guide.

HUNT 2. APRIL 18-20

3 day hunt, included lodging, meals, and guide.

HUNT 3. APRIL 25-27

Hunt 4. may 2-4.

**All TURKEY hunts require a 50% deposit upon booking and 50% due upon arrival**

2024 Fall Price List

2024 black bear.

WE ARE THE ONLY TRULY LICENSED BEAR OUTFITTER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. We only offer a very limited amount of annual bear hunts. These are high success hunts with 100% opportunity in 2022!!! 80% shot opportunity in the 2019 season, 80% in 2020 season, and 82% for the 2021 seasont!! These are truly unique mountain black bear hunts amongst the highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. We hunt elevations exceeding 5,000 feet of elevation.

Bear Hunt 1. October 5-9

5 Day Hunt, Lodging, Meals, Guide Included. 

Bear Hunt 2. October 11-15

Bear hunt 3. october 17-21, bear hunt 4. october 23-27, bear hunt 5. october 29-november 2, 2024 whitetail hunting.

We only offer a VERY limited amount of annual whitetail hunts. IN 2021 we were 100% opportunity on our whitetail hunts, and in 2022 WE WERE 100% SUCCESSFUL ON TROPHY WHITETAIL HUNTS! We have thousands of available acres of premium mountain whitetail habitat to hunt. We have many trailcam pics available upon request. Our trophy hunts require a 4.5 year old minimum and offers a great opportunity at a mature buck. Bucks range from 100-150 inches on trophy hunts.

Whitetail Trophy Muzzleloader 1 November 16-20

5 Day Hunt, Lodging, Meals, Guide Included.  Rut hunt with 4-7 year old bucks targeted. 100% success typically. text or email for photos. This is the first year of muzzleloader ever being in our rut.  This will be an excellent hunt for a mature trophy buck!

Whitetail Trophy Muzzleloader 2 November 22-26

5 Day Hunt, Lodging, Meals, Guide Included.  Rut hunt with 4-7 year old bucks targeted. 100% success typically. text or email for photos. This is the first year of muzzleloader ever being in our rut.  This will be an excellent  hunt for a  mature trophy buck!

Whitetail Rifle Trophy Hunt 1 November 30-December 4

5 Day Hunt, Lodging, Meals, Guide Included.  Rut hunt with 4-7 year old bucks targeted. 100% success typically. text or email for photos.

Whitetail Rifle Trophy Hunt 2 December 6-10

5 Day Hunt, Lodging, Meals, Guide Included. Rut hunt with 4-7 year old bucks targeted. 100% success typically. text or email for photos.

**All BIG GAME hunts require a 50% deposit upon booking and 50% due upon arrival**

We offer more than any other NC Outfitter

Guided whitetail deer hunts, guided trout & bass fishing trips.

We offer a very unique Whitetail deer hunt for the muzzleloader or rifle hunter.   We have properties that we manage strictly for mature trophy bucks (4.5 year old bucks or better), other properties for 8 point bucks or better,  and other properties for does and bucks of the clients choosing.  Our trophy bucks are some of the wariest whitetails on the planet.  Killing a trophy mountain buck is truly an accomplishment and we do not advise novice hunters to book a trophy hunt.  However, we have put together some fantastic mountain whitetail hunting.  From field to freezer, we will teach you the entire process and send you home with your trophy and meat!   

We offer  wade trips for Brook, Rainbow, Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the high country of appalachia. Half day, or full day trips available.  We have a 20' Flat bottom jet boat capable of 3-5 person groups.  And a Hyde drift boat capable of drifting 2 in arguably some of the  best trout and bass waters in the World!

(January-March) Trophy smallmouth and Trout.

(April-July) Smallmouth, Trout, Striper, Catfish, Hybrid

(August-December) Trout, Striper, Smallmouth

We also offer Native Southern Appalachian Brook Trout trips.  These trips are all well above 3,000 feet of elevation and require expert casting, ultralight tackle, and extreme mountain traversing.   If you think you have what it takes, let our guides take you to the native "speck" waters and catch one of Applachia's truly unique species.  

Small Game/Waterfowl Hunting

At BRO, if there is a season, we hunt for it!  Goose, Duck, Squirrel, Coyote, Raccoon, Rabbit, Ruffed Grouse, and more.  Contact us for any type of small game, upland bird  or waterfowl hunting!

Our mountain lodge is a cozy cabin located at 3,100 feet of elevation. No cell service, no TV, otherwise a fully functioning home with washer/dryer, kitchen, shower, etc. 2 private downstairs bedrooms and a loft with 3 queen beds. Also, our new lodge will be ready for the 2024 Fall Season! 

We have a variety of campsites available. Our river front campsites are perfect for the family.

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We love our customers.  Come as strangers, leave as friends.  If you do not see the adventure you are looking for online, call us, there is a good chance we can accommodate your needs!   Call, text, or email us today and book your next Appalachian adventure!!

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Buffalo Creek Outfitters

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One of the oldest hunting camps in North Carolina.

Buffalo Creek Outfitters is locally owned and operated by the Kassnove family. Together we represent four generations and over 75 years of hunting experience. We are hunters, we know what you are looking for and expect in an outfitter. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience that is appropriate for all ages.

With an abundance and wide variety of game, your visit to Buffalo Creek Outfitters will be one to remember. We are excited and look forward to a great year of providing enjoyable and successful hunts for both our returning and new guests.

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What you get at Buffalo Creek Outfitters

We are proud to announce 85% of our customers return to BCO!

  • 7000 acres of private managed property
  • Experienced and friendly guides
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Great southern food and hospitality
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BCO Hunting Packages

We successfully guide whitetail deer, black bear and spring gobbler turkey hunts from September through May. Bertie County consistently leads the state of North Carolina in the deer population per square mile and the number of deer harvested. Combined with a healthy population of bear and turkey, Buffalo Creek Outfitters offers the big game hunter a variety of opportunities.

3 Day / $1200,  5 Day / $1800 

With food & lodging.  Call for Dates.

1 – 5 Day Hunts Available

$1500 – 3 Day / $2000 – 5 day 

$1500 -3 Day / $2000 – 5 day with food & lodging

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$2500 for 5 days with food and lodging

5 Day Hunts

One bear per hunter

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$450 per day with food & lodging

1 – 3 Day Hunts Available

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All Bears weighing 400lbs or over = $1000 Trophy Fee

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Our lodge and hunting grounds are conveniently located 45 minutes east of Interstate 95 in Lewiston, NC. 

Camp life at Buffalo Creek Outfitters is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. In the main lodge you will find private sleeping quarters, our kitchen / dinning area and TV room. We also have three recently renovated cabins each sleeps up to four hunters comfortably. Each cabin has its own bath / shower and closet space. Your day at Buffalo Creek starts early with a grab and go breakfast before departing for the morning hunt. Mid day you will return to camp for a light lunch and some down time. For those of you that wish to hunt all day, a carry out lunch will be provided. You will be back in a stand around 2:30 for the afternoon hunt and be picked up by your guide shortly after dark. Back at camp you will clean up and get ready for a delicious home cooked southern style dinner and dessert. Finally, the day ends around a camp fire with family and friends where you will re-live the days hunt and plan for  tomorrow.

Vets 5% discount

Youth Hunts / Non Hunters Youth ages 16 and under accompanied by a parent or legal guardian may hunt under guardians game tag for $100 per day (sharing a stand). Youths hunts may be booked based on lodging availability.

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What to Bring

  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries
  • Rubber Boots
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Portable Coolers
  • Orange Hat or Vest
  • Insect Repellent
  • Tree Stand Safety Vest
  • Seat Cushion
  • Gracious harvesting limits
  • Game skinning and quartering is included for all hunts
  • Coyote and fox are free with all combo hunts
  • We provide all three meals per day
  • We provide all transportation to and from the hunting grounds
  • We only take a limited number of hunters at a time
  • Gratuities to the guides are customary and appreciated
  • All hunters must be legally licensed according to North Carolina Game Laws
  • No Hidden Fees!

*If you have not previously held a NC non resident hunting license you will be required to provide your hunter education certification number. **Please note all booking deposits are non-refundable

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