The Finest Northern Minnesota Bear Hunting Experience.

Joe Riehl

Founder of BearPaw Guiding

Joe Riehl has tracked, baited and guided bear hunts across most of the Northern Minnesota Region for 43 years. As an avid bow hunter he has baited and taken many black bears himself with his bow. He knows what a "bear hunter" needs and expects from a fully guided hunt.

Joe Riehl

PO Box 161

72223 Hwy 89 NW

Grygla MN 56727

Call Joe at evenings or 1.218.686.3305 daylight


Jennifer has been with BearPaw for 10 hunting years now and she handles ALL of the never ending paperwork and bookings. She is also the lady that will be telling you what bait you are hunting today so you better listen so you dont get lost!!


Tracy provides BearPaw guests with an excellent home cooked meal, each evening of your hunt. After a long afternoon of hunting or a late  evening of skinning, Tracy will be there with a hot meal and home  made breads and desserts. Just want to fill up with food?  Go on and head into town, but if you want the best food in the area, stay at Bearpaw and eat what Tracy is serving tonight!

Linda & Joe

Bulk Bear Bait sales and bear hunting guides

Linda and Joe supply BearPaw guiding with the quality bulk bait, attractants, and smear baits that we use to attract and hold your trophy bear. Joe has also guided bear hunts in Northern Minnesota for over 40 years. His expertise is unequaled when dealing with problem bears or tracking wounded bears. Linda, of course has a full time job keeping Joe in line!


The "Boys" at work !