This particular Outfitter offers guided hunting experiences through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They offer a dream hunting experience in your quest for black bear. This Outfitter, is Star Tannery, Virginia's, premier hunting guide service. Operating exclusively on private and national forest land that is located in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, it is a sportsman's paradise. If you are hunting in Virginia, and looking for the best place to book your guided black bear hunt, look no further than this Outfitter. They have exclusive access to hunt more acres and offer a wider variety of hunting options than any other guide service in or around Star Tannery, Virginia.

This particular Outfitter is not your ordinary guide service that takes all customers to the same spot day after day. They have access to over 22,000 acres of private and national forest land that is nestled in the heart of Virginia's world famous Shenandoah Valley. You will not find another outfitter operating exclusively on more property than we do as we are the only licensed guide for George Washington National Forest. That fact alone is one of the biggest keys to our success. Another fact that should be considered when choosing a hunting guide is convenience. This Outfitter is conveniently located 2 hours west of Washington, DC, and 1 1/2 hours from Dulles International Airport. When the season opens, hunters from Virginia and from states all over the country flock to this area to hunt.

When you are hunting with this Outfitter you are hunting in what is considered to be the very best area in the state because of the abundance of land, both private and public. This place is the area that you read about, it is the area that is talked about, it is the spot you want to be if you are hunting in Virginia. Hunters from across the U.S. and Europe have come to love and trust this outfit for more than just a hunting experience, but rather a great, family-friendly relationship between hunter and outfitter.

They offer a cost-effective and customized hunt with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. They also ensure not only success, but a great experience.

This outfitter is permitted to guide in the national forest and run 99% of our hunts there so everything is on foot once we leave the truck. No atv usage behind any forest bars.  Average day is 5-6 miles off the beaten path. 

They are 100% success rate on the first day of the hunt. Their average bears are around 175-200. They’ve killed a pile of bear over 200 and 300, and a few over 3.  


Lodging includeds a full kitchen with all the  amenities. The lodge is 14x40 and will sleep 6 comfortably. Their cabin has a lot of the modern conveniences of home like electric, 12 volt and 110, a propane heater to keep the cabin warm during cold weather, propane range for all of your cooking needs, refrigerator, running water with a sink and hot water for a shower.

Rates Include

  • Lodging 
  • Fully licensed Professional Hunter
  • Field preparation of trophies 
  • Transport to and from hunting area         

Rates Exclude

  • Airfare 
  • Travel to and from airport 
  • Food or beverages 
  • Trophy fees of animals hunted or wounded animals
  • Accommodation before and after your
  • Any form of taxidermy
  • Gratuities 
  • Insurance and personal items