My first thought was over the counter tag availability for this hunt for the State you are going to. Just for the sake of ease of tag availbilty then look at an outfitter if you want one for that State. Almost all the States out west offer a bear season but it takes some research on tags and the regs.(use of dogs and baits) for that State. Table Mountain outfitters runs a spring bear hunt and I think it's in Idaho. Full Draw outfitter in Colorado offers one but I think it is the fall. Just a few to mention but there is a lot more outfitters to look at.
Let us know what you find out and your hunt.