Our professionally organized Black Bear Hunts preparations begin in the early Spring, with scouting for new areas, updating stands and bait sites and clearing trails and access points. With all aspects of our Bear Hunts being very labour intensive, we still offer a very reasonable price for our package. Our goal is to develop a friendship with our Hunters, so that they will return annually to hunt with us, and enjoy the surroundings of our beautiful Northern Ontario wilderness area. Although we have a large Bear Management Area, we limit our Bear Hunters to 4 per week for our 1 week spring hunt and also 4 per week for our fall hunt. We do have many trophy Black Bears … but we exercise good management conservation for our bear population so as not to disrupt Mother Nature’s delicate balance.
After checking into camp and getting settled into your accommodations, we will organize our Saturday evening Hunter Orientation Meeting in our Main Lodge, where you’ll get to know your Outfitter and Guide. You’ll learn how we operate our hunt, and together choose a hunt location. We’ll then go over the scenarios, hunting regulations & licensing to prepare for the next day’s hunt.
Every Hunter will be guided to their stand, guaranteeing that they will be hunting over an active bait that has been prebaited for weeks prior to arrival. Our new stationary ladder stands are constructed of lumber and very secure. Stands are only accessible from our Lodge by our UTV side by sides. Groups over 4 hunters may need to bring an ATV for transportation, keeping in mind that we insist on keeping our area quiet and undisturbed as possible before and during the hunting season. We do not allow ATV’ing on trails or remote lake trips during the hunting season for this reason.
Ladder Stands are constructed of wood and are very sturdy and comfortable. Your eye level while sitting in your stand is 20 feet. Pull up ropes are provided along with metal hooks to hang your extra gear. Bow hunters should bring a mounting arm if you choose to hang your bow.
When it is time to hunt, you follow your Guide to your stand who will then set up your bait. It is not advised to add any extra scent or change baits that would negatively affect the bear’s feeding habits due to the fact that this could shut the bait down. Bears become comfortable with OUR scent and accustomed to the usual bait … but your new human scent at their dinner table will make the bears coming to that bait very hesitant to come back – so bring an abundant amount of scent cover spray!
After your successful kill, we are happy to help in retrieval and transportation back to camp, where we will also offer our guidance and assistance in the gutting, skinning and quartering of your Bear at our processing area.
Along with a very memorable wilderness experience, you will find that we work very hard to assure not only your hunt success, but also your comfort at camp.