We are fortunate to have a substantial grizzly population in the Kootenay, and all indications show that the numbers continue to rise. These are interior grizzlies, which account for the beautiful silvertip hides and variations in color. These bears can square over eight feet, and are generally in excellent shape during the month of May.

All color phases of black bears inhabit these mountain ranges as well. Black, brown and blonde bears are quite common and a number of white and burgundy bears have also been seen by our hunters.

Our bear hunts are based out of the main ranch with spike camps used when hunting the higher elevations. Bears can often be found feeding on avalanche chutes, where a spot and stalk strategy is an effective method of hunting. Another option of hunting spring blackbear is using hounds to tree or bay the bears. This hunt can be very exciting! Drive the roads early in the morning, wait for the hounds to strike the scent of the bear and release the dogs. This hunt is probably my favorite of all and only guide clients that want to use dogs for blackbear. If you prefer to spot and stalk I have other guides that enjoy that.

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Grizzly – May 25 – June 3 10 day
Black Bear – May 15-19 5 day
June 7 – June 11 5 day
June 20 – 24 5 day

Grizzly 10 day $15,000 US
Black Bear 5 day $ 5000 US
*please note there is a 1 bear limit. 2nd bear can be taken for 1500 trophy fee. Hunt dates can be flexible to work with your schedule.

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Nov 3rd   I booked my Goat hunt with Marty in 2013 on the phone after several references said he was the best. My Goat hunt was this Fall of 2015. You know you have the right outfitter when the references will not get off the phone! If you want the real deal go with Rocky Mountain High Outfitters. We read more…

I had a successful bighorn sheep hunt with Rocky Mountain High in October, 2015.  I experienced sincere, professional and hardworking guides who were committed to providing the best chance for a successful hunt and a unique western Canadian wilderness adventure. Many thanks to Marty and Carrie, Jason and Evan.   Ben Van Sant October 21, 2015

Twice I’ve elk hunted with RMHO and both hunts were nothing less than spectacular and incredible experiences! Marty and his entire team are passionate about everything they do.  Abundant game, beautiful territory and first class hospitality…what else can I say except I can’t wait until next season!”

John Forte

For a few years now, I wanted to experience a Cat hunt.  I had such a good experience with Marty and his team with an Elk hunt that I was fortunate to go back a few years later. Marty and his team of guides are very knowledgeable and professional.  All, work very hard in order to please their clients, great read more…

Tamara Hale

When I harvested my Dall Sheep in 2009 it was the first step towards my Grand Slam and when I harvested my Stone Sheep in 2012, I only needed one more to complete my Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep.  Many fellow hunters warned me the 4th would be my toughest so I needed to control as many of read more…

Tim Salisbury

I’ve hunted elk with Marty Lightburn for the past five consecutive years, and looking forward to another hunt this fall. His accommodations, food, and hunting experiences are all great. That’s why I book every year.

Daryl Kraft
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All prices are quoted in US FUNDS. Please add 2.5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST). A deposit of 1/3 of the hunt fee is required to secure a booking. The balance is payable prior to departure to camps, in the form of a CASHIER’S CHEQUE, TRAVELERS CHEQUES, or MONEY ORDER. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.