Black Bear Hunting Details:

Hunt Cost: $1550 US Funds per person. $200 deposit required per person.

Success rates are usually between 85% and 100% each year. Weather is the biggest factor.

Hunting dates:

  • Hunt begins August 15 to the end of September
  • Weekly hunts are Saturday to Saturday
  • Check-in time is 2pm. Check-out time is 9am.

    Outstanding Features:

  • 100 square mile BMA (Bear Management Area) and located in WMU 8 (Wildlife Management Unit 8)
  • Area surrounds Vermilion Bay, Ontario's waste disposal site (garbage dump)
  • Very successful area for large bears only 8 miles from lodge

    What's Included :

  • Fully modern lakefront cabin with gas BBQ.
  • 2 pre-baited sites. Baited 2 weeks prior to hunt per hunter
  • Saturday orientation at sites.
  • 17ft. boat, 25hp. Honda 4-stroke all gas for mid-day fishing
  • Retrieval assistance, skinning assistance.
  • Freezer service, 1500 sq. foot indoor cleaning and freezing facility.
  • Firearms Declaration Form provided at sport show bookings only (fee not included $25) (1-800-731-4000)

    What's Not included:

  • Tree stands - Due to insurance issues, outfitters in Ontario can no longer provide tree stands
  • Ground transportation
  • License - approximately $193.25 Canadian Funds
  • Export tag approximately $35 Canadian Funds
  • Taxes
  • Firearms Declaration Form not provided at camp - You can phone 1-800-731-4000 to obtain one. Do not sign until in front of a customs agent.

    What to bring:

  • 4 wheeler ATV's (optional) helmets required and proper insurance.
  • Tree stands and accessories
  • Previous hunting license - Canadian or US
  • Warm clothes, hunters blaze orange 400sq. inches required (hat and vest or jacket). Camouflage hunter orange is not accepted in Ontario
  • Weapon of choice gun, bow or crossbow.
  • Soft gun case or bow case (legal requirement)
  • Bug jacket and repellent
  • Rain gear, binoculars, flashlight (batteries)
  • Scentlock suit or scent killer
  • Coolers and freezer bags for meat
  • Hunting & skinning knives/ sharpener
  • Fishing rods/tackle
  • Food and drinks
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Camera

    Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
    You can phone toll free 1-800-731-4000 and purchase a declaration form for $25 or download the form for free at Download CAFC 909 (PDF 323 KB)

    Canadian Firearms Declaration Form Continuation Sheet:
    Download CAFC 910 (PDF 300 KB)

    Please Note: Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.

    Ontario Hunting Regulations:

    Visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/FW/Publication/MNR_E001275P.html for hunting regulations.

    Ontario Hunting Regulations in Adobe PDF Format:

  • Ontario Black Bear Hunting Regulations
  • Ontario Whitetail Deer Hunting Regulations
  • Ontario Moose Hunting Regulations
  • Ontario Small Game 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 mnr.nric.mnr@ontario.ca

  • Main Black Bear Hunting Page
  • Black Bear Hunting Gallery