Re: Struck out in Utah, going to Alberta
Sounds like a great hunt and I hope you kill a MONSTER! I'm not trying to change your mind, but should you want a bargain, North Idaho is full of bears and also has a 2 bear limit. No outfitter required and tons of public land to hunt. We need the populations knocked down to help replenish the elk herd that was fed to the dogs. To hunt in N. Idaho, you'll need a $154 hunting license, an either $186 bear tag (or a $31.75 reduced price bear tag in some units). A second bear tag will cost you $31.75. Baiting is legal and hounds are legal, although there are permits required for each.
Don't forget to throw in a wolf tag or 5 (5 is the limit) for $31.75 ea. They're not usually seen but I've seen them from time to time and everyone of them on a wall in Missouri is one less we have to worry about. You're also allowed to use electronic calls to bring wolves in. The wolf season varies according to region but has been extended to last the majority of the year in the Northern parts of the state.
You can PM me for info on some good places and help deciphering our regulations. Anywhere from drive and spot and stalk, to spot and stalk, to backcountry.
Just put that under your hat for future reference.
Have a good one in Alberta!