Resources

Hunt Dates

We book six hunts a year on a first come first serve basis.  We will only have three hunters in camp at a time.  We will release the dates of the season once they are released from NC Wildlife Resource Commission.  We hunt the first week of the first season (typically the 1st or 2nd full week in Nov.)

2021 Hunt Dates

November 12-16

  • Arrive in Camp on the 12th
  • Hunt 13th-16th
  • Depart camp at noon on 16th

November 17-21

  • Arrive in Camp on the 17th
  • Hunt 18th-21st
  • Depart camp at noon on 21st
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Bear Natural Habitat at LUX

Licensing

You must purchase your license through NC Wildlife Resources Commission website. Individuals hunting bear must purchase a “Bear Management E-Stamp.” 

  • The Bear Management E-Stamp is an electronic stamp required in addition to a hunting license, big game privilege license, and nonresident bear license (if applicable) to hunt bear in North Carolina. It is not a physical stamp.
  • The e-stamp may be purchased from July 1 until the close bear season and expire on June 30 of each year.
  • The e-stamp is $11

Gear

  • Scoped Rifle –  7mm or 300 Winchester Magnum or higher
  • Unscoped Rifle or Shotgun(optional we will provide if necessary) – 45-70 or Slugs
  • 1 box of bullets (we will shoot a few times on the range upon arrival to make sure your rifle is still sighted in) We strongly recommend premium, bonded bullets (Nosler Partition, Accubond, etc.) as bear are strong, with a thick and dense layer of fat.   Do NOT bring ballistic tips.
  • 1 box of bullets for unscoped gun
  • (2) 100 qt minimum coolers for meat 
  • Knee Boots
  • Camp Shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Binoculars
  • Flash Light/Head Lamp
  • Dress in layers, temperatures may change up to 40 degrees in a day.
  • Carhartt or like clothing for hound hunting – the brush is unforgiving 
  • Warm and Leather Gloves
  • Hunter Orange Hat
  • Hunting License
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Processing

Caping and quartering are included in your hunt.  If you would prefer to ship the meat and hide, we will do so for the cost of the Fed-Ex overnight fee.  Meat donation is also available for a $500 fee.  

If you do not have a preferred taxidermist, we have great references.

Gratuities

First, they are not expected only much appreciated!  The guides and hospitality team are there to ensure you have an exceptional hunting experience.  Your appreciation of the experience is reflected through your tip.  There is not a norm, regarding how to compute.  We believe 5% is a fair minimum, anything north of that will be that much more appreciated. 

Travel

Hunters have 3 options for arriving at Cypress Park. The first is to drive.  The second is to fly commercial, rent a vehicle, and have a 2-3 hour drive. The third option is flying private into the Hyde Co. airport (7W6).  In all cases, clients are responsible for all travel costs of getting to Cypress Park (outside of us picking you up from the Hyde Co. airport).  Cypress Park is adjacent to the Hyde Co. airport, making it a six minute commute from airport to Lodge.

Nearby Commercial Airports

Pitt Greenville (PGV)
Regional Airport
Greenville, NC
Drive Time – 2:01 // Directions

Coastal Carolina Regional (EWN)
Regional Airport
New Bern, NC
Drive Time – 2:19 // Directions

Norfolk International (ORF)
Major airport
Norfolk, VA
Drive Time – 2:40 // Directions

Nearby Non-commercial Airports

Hyde County Airport (7W6)
Regional Airport
470 Airport, Engelhard, NC 27824
Drive Time – 0:06 // 2.4 miles

Runways
4,700′ x 100′  Lighted
Fuel: 100LL self serve

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Dare County Regional (MQI)
Regional Airport
410 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954
Drive Time – 0:53 // Directions

Runways
05-23 –
4,305′ x 100′  Lighted
17-35 – 3,301′ x 73′ Not Lighted
Fuel: 100LL, Jet A+

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Cancellations

All deposits and balances paid are completely non-refundable in whole or in part for any reason including but not limited to: illness, injury, flight delays, unforeseen loss of income, early departure, late arrival, business emergencies, family emergencies, etc. Cancellation and/or trip insurance is highly recommended and is 100% the responsibility of the hunter to organize and pay for.

We recommend Rip Cord travel insurance.

Blood Policy

Please also be aware that any animal that is injured in any way is considered fatal and will be charged at full price.  If you draw blood, that will constitute your tag being filled.  We will use any and all means possible to track the bear.  

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