Northwestern Ontario has the biggest and the densest population of Black Bears in the world. Black Bears in our area are common in the 225 to 425-pound range. There are bigger massive males hanging around. In the fall of 2005 a truck hit a 1000-pound Black Bear just down the road from us. Our Black Bears also come in color variations, which are known as Blonde and Cinnamon bears.
Our BMA (Bear Management Area) is approximately 35² miles and is stuffed with big trophy Black Bears. All of our bait stations are close to a mile apart and because of such a high population of bears, we only need to start baiting 2 weeks before the hunt. The closest bait station is 1.5 miles from the lodge and the farthest is 25 miles from the lodge.
Due to liability issues, we do not supply tree stands anymore. You have to bring your own. We do have bait stations, which are easy for physical challenged people to get to, but they need to bring a tree stand that they themselves know they can get into. In some cases, a ground blind is more practical.
We help with retrieval and field dressing. Skinning is not included. We also have a local butcher and taxidermist that specialize in wild big game.
What is an Outdoor Card:
An outdoor card offers conservation officers a quick way of authenticating your identification and Black Bear hunting license. This card is good for 3 years and must be presented to purchase your fishing or hunting license every year.
Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca for hunting regulations.
Hunting Regulations in Adobe PDF Format:
Ontario Black Bear Hunting Regulations
Should you have any general questions pertaining to the hunting regulations summary please contact the Natural Resource Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.
Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 1-800-731-4000 (Canada and U.S.) or 1-506-624-5380 (other countries) and from all Customs offices across Canada. Visit the RCMP web site for more information
You can also download the form as Adobe .pdf
Please Note: Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.
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