Bear Hunting

Bear HuntingExperience, Honesty, Integrity

We take pride in our outfitting! From newbies to the experienced, we cater to everyone. Join us this year!

$2000.00 per hunter, minimum of 2

Our package includes:

  • 7 day hunt
  • Lakefront HK cottage
  • 14′ boat and motor (based on 2 hunters)
  • Complete fishing privileges
  • Free freezer services for fish and bear
  • Staff assistance with orientation, set-up, tracking, skinning and cleaning your bear

Hunters must provide a current or old hunters licence form the state or province in which they reside. Licences are NOT available at the camp. You can obtain a licence online or through a licence distributor.

Visa, MasterCard and Cash are accepted.

Bear Facts

The vast, unspoiled wilderness of Northern Ontario is home to the largest population of North American black bear in the the world. Enjoying a diet of native fruits, buds, leaves and ants, bears adapt from spring until fall to a variety of foods. They are by no means vegetarian, rather opportunist in nature, feasting on fish and raw meats as they locate them. The period from leaving the den in the spring until returning to denning for the following winter serves as a period of gorging to develop as much body fat as is possible.

Although we call it hibernation, bears in fact don’t truly hibernate. They den in a semi dormant state, sows giving birth to singleton, twins or even triplet cubs in February. Ever protective, sows, remain vigilant for the nomadic boars that attack and kill the young in acts of cannibalism. Aggressive boars have even been known to even enter dens and slaughter all inside. During the breeding period in June, all antagonism is forgotten for a brief period although the sow still keeps her cubs well away while she mates with the boar. An interesting fact about sows is the fact that while she mates in June the fertilized embryos remain virtually Dormant. Once denned and if she is in healthy condition to birth and nurture cubs, the pregnancy awakes and continues until birthing in February.

Once out of the den bears need a certain diet to awaken their digestive systems. For the first several weeks they live on a diet of grass and water. Once their digestive systems are normalized they start to gorge on whatever comes into their path.

Bears continue their growth throughout their lives and changes are quite visible, from scrawny, fine headed yearlings whose ears look too large to fine mature, robust adult bears that seem to roll as they walk. In maturity, the skull domes and ears appear tiny in comparison to their head. White chest patches are quite common and some unique. The head shows mature doming and the ears seem to be set far back.

Commonly, we harvest bear in the 300 lb. plus range with our largest fall bear weighing in at 397 lbs. We have a long term commitment to the bear that inhabit our bear management unit. We have continued our tradition of heavy feeding of quality protein in the spring (to supplement lean food years) and heavily in the fall to ensure sows go into the den in prime condition in preparation for healthy birthing. We also believe this decreases cannibalism by large boars of smaller male bears, cubs and sows during the year.

Bear Weapons & Equipment

AbearYYThis handsome, mature boar was taken with a rifle and weighed above 300 lbs. Critical to your success with any weapon, is compensation for the heavy coat that bears carry. Hunters must allow for this and visualize the body underneath the impressive coat of fur. Our bait sites allow for a well placed, accurate and lethal shots. They simply don’t make a gun too large for bear. Our hunters have been successful with a variety of guns, including black powder, shotguns with slugs, 30-30 (little on the light side). Preferred and popular sizes are 308, 30-06, 300 and 375. Hand guns are strictly prohibited in Canada!

We understand the specific needs of bow hunters, therefore we do not use permanent tree stands. We recommend hunters bring 3 tree stands with screw in steps. These provide versatility in dealing with variable wind conditions. Alternate stand options maximize success when combined with our excellent up close, short distance shooting sites.

bearHuntRecommended hunting equipment

  • Trigger locks
  • Previous hunting licence (required proof)
  • Hunter orange vest and hat
  • Weapon case (required by law)
  • Rain gear/waterproof boots
  • Sufficient clothing for layers
  • Cooler
  • Camera
  • Trail Cameras
  • Tree stands (3 for each hunter)
  • Rifle/shotgun recommended for bow hunters
  • Fishing equipment