Black Bear Hunting Lodges


Northumbrian Resort has exclusive Black Bear hunting rights to 200 square miles of the most bear-stuffed forest in Northwestern Ontario. Within their BMA (Bear Management Area), the landscape consists of open areas with huge patches of Blueberries and Raspberries. There are also many streams and small lakes, which are surrounded by towering pines of many species. They offer both drive-in Black Bear hunts and fly-in Black Bear hunts. Their BMA is scouted for major bear sign and then baits are places at strategic spots and all at least one mile apart. Baiting starts at least three weeks before the first day of bear hunting season to maximize the success of their guests. Each hunter gets three different baited stands to hunt from, which is why their hunting guests enjoy, on average, a 92% harvest rate and a 100% sighting rate. Black Bears in the area are common in the two hundred to three hundred pound range. Bears in the area do get up to and over five hundred pounds. This is your best chance at harvesting a trophy Black Bear.


Bay Wolf Camp is a modern, drive-to housekeeping hunting camp located about 100 miles north of Sudbury, Ontario, in an area known for having both big and high numbers of Black Bears. Their Black Bear Hunting Area (BMA) is 80 square miles of wilderness. This is prime bear habitat with a variety of food sources. Bears can hunt and scavenge along shorelines and streams, and eat their fill on late season berries, fruit, and nuts, as well as all the other food available to this omnivore. Black Bear hunting at Bay Wolf Camp is a time honored family tradition, which has allowed their hunting guests to enjoy a high success rate. Black Bears in the area average around 200 pounds with many harvested bears exceeding 300 pounds, and even some over 400 pounds. Each year, about 70 sites are kept baited, and then scouted prior to the hunt to see which sites have the best bears sign for size and numbers. Bay Wolf Camp also offers a fishing add-on for hunters who choose it as well as other Fishing/Small Game Packages. Their lakes have great fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Trout, Perch & Whitefish.


Lower Twin Lakes Lodge is a drive-to camp and located north of Nakina, Ontario. Their massive Bear Management Area (BMA) is steadily producing Black Bears in the 175 to 325 pound range with a few bears reaching the 400 pound mark. Stands are baited for 6 weeks before the hunt to ensure our bear hunting guests keep enjoying the 90%+ success rate that our BMA has provided. Our BMA is in WMU 19. Nakina is famous for Moose hunting and the bears have basically been ignored. There are only a couple of outfitters in the Nakina area offering Black Bear hunts so the population of bears is extremely high and there are lots of big old males hanging around out bait stands. The hunt starts August 15th. This is a 7-day housekeeping Bear hunt. Accommodations are in their clean and comfortable lakeside cottages.


Shooting Star Camp is located north of Lake Huron in Ontario at at the northern headwaters of the Spanish River between Sudbuy and the Gogama / Timmins area. They are not close to any town so it's hard to say what town is closer. There are no other camps in their area and as a result they have an extremely high population of Black Bears including big old boars that commonly exceed 350 pounds. The average size Black Bear harvested in their area is around 250 pounds. Their guests commonly see bears in the 400 to 500 pound range. Bears that big are really smart and very cautious and don't get taken very often even though there are a fare amount of them around. Accommodations are in outpost camps right beside theor Bear Management area.


Olive The Lake Bear Hunts: Olive The Lake is a hunting and fishing lodge located an hour north of North Bay, Ontario in the Temagami / Marten River wilderness zone. This area has a tradition for being one of the top Black Bear hunting areas in Ontario do to the vast amounts of wilderness and diverse terrain. The region is far enough south for a longer growing season. As a result the Black Bear population is extremely high and the bears get much bigger than the bears father north that have far less food to eat. It's common for their bear hunting guests to harvest bears in the 250 to 325 pound range, which is much greater than the Ontario average. In 2013 a hunting TV show harvested a monster 625 bruin and the video is available on their website. Their three Bear Management Areas total over 770,000 acres of prime Black Bear habitat and in all that wilderness they only have 10 baited Black Bear stands at the most strategic hotspots with some being accessible for persons with physical challenges. This ensures an extremely high success rate for their bear hunting guests. Olive The Lake has beautiful lakefront cottages and offers both American Plan, with delicious home cooked meals, and Housekeeping Black Bear hunts. All bear hunters are welcome to enjoy the great fishing.


First Nation Guides is a family-owned boat-in wilderness lodge at the south-east shores of the Aulneau Peninsula within Lake Of The Woods. Guests are boated in from the Nestor Falls / Sioux Narrows area. The Aulneau Peninsula is a hot location in Ontario for big Black Bears. First Nation Guides has two Bear Management Areas (BMAs) that cover hundreds of square miles and the success rates are always close to 100%. Black Bears in the area average around 200 pounds and hunters have harvested Black Bears up to 350 pounds. Guests have reported seeing much larger bears but did not get the shot. They have 20 baited stands and only take 10 hunters per year so each hunter has 2 baits and the low amount of hunting ensures a high success rate for future years. They start baiting over a month before the hunt and replenish the baits every second day. Rifle, Archery, Crossbow, Shotgun & Muzzleloader are all legal weapons in their BMAs. Accommodations are in a large lakefront housekeeping cottage with all modern amenities. Interiors are tastefully decorated with newer furniture and tongue-&-grove pine throughout. They also have hunting for Whitetail Deer, Wolf and Waterfowl.


Harris Hill Resort is located near Rainy River on Lake of The Woods Black Bear of Blonde, Brown or Cinnamon Bear Color Phases are seen here. The Natural Resource's Biologists tell us that Black Bear migrate to Harris Hill Resort's exclusive black bear hunting area in large numbers from other areas miles and miles away. Perhaps it's the abundance of berries, fruit trees in the area, or acorns that fall from the many Oak trees on our property that draw the bear here. It could be the large amount of vacated land with low pressure Black bear hunting also. All of our sites are set up with stands that are baited. The largest black bear recorded in our large hunting area was a 650 lb. dressed male Black Bear, and a 700 lb. live weight Cinnamon Bear. Bears are more common between 200 and 400 pounds though. Whatever size you harvest, you will be thrilled by the excitement of your Trophy Black Bear Hunt.


Big North Lodge is a drive-in lodge at Minaki, 25 miles north of Kenora, Ontario. We offer the best black bear hunts in the Minaki area. You can hunt 600 square miles of prime black bear country with over 30 baited stands, accessible by truck , boat, or ATV. Our success over the last 12 years has been over 80 % with both bow & rifle hunters. All our hunters will see bears, but will have the chance to patiently wait for the trophy of a life-time. Bears taken average 250 pounds, but 300-400 pound bears are taken as well. We have the #2 Ontario record for Black Bear shot with a bow at well over 600 pounds, with Boone and Crockett Score of 21 10/16. We hunt the first 3 weeks of September, limiting the number of bear hunters to 6 per week to provide you with the best opportunities for success. Our fully-guided hunts can either be American Plan or Housekeeping Packages.


Marten River Lodge is located on the Marten River and just a few miles south of Temagami. They are located on the border of WMU 40 and WMU 41. Black Bear hunting has been a tradition for many years with their bear hunters enjoying a 90% to 100% success rate every year. Black Bears in their area average around 175 pounds with big males over the 300 pound mark being available. On occasion Black Bears in the 400 pounds range get harvested. They multiple stands set up for both rifle and archery. This is an American Plan bear hunt with all meals and accommodations as part of the package..


Murray Lake Cottages & Outpost Camps is located south of Missanabie and between Wawa and Chapleau, Ontario. Murray Lake Specialize in Black bear Hunting. They have 5 BMAs (Bear Management Areas) which together total 500 square miles of the top Black Bear Hunting country in Ontario. One of the BMAs borders the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve. Black Bears in their area and common in the 200 to 300 pound range. Every year that have Black Bears in the 300 to 400 pound range get harvested and in the last few years have had a couple of bears over 500 pounds. They have five housekeeping cabins on Murray Lake and they also have Silver Birch Cottages that are father east towards Chapleau for hunters that want to hunt beside the game preserve. They are a 95% success rate and a 100% sighting rate.


Green Wilderness Lodge & Outpost Camps is located in Northern Ontario in the Gogama / Timmins area. Green's has great hunting for big trophy Black Bear. They cater to both Bow Hunters and Rifle Hunters. Black bear hunting is a time-honored tradition that has been handed down since Russ' great grandfather first built the lodge. Black Bears in their area are common in the 250 to 350 pound range and their customers enjoy a 100% success rate because Russ has 70 bait stands all 2 miles apart in their massive bear management area. Hunters have the choice to have yummy home made meals cooked by the lodge or bring their own food. Their cabins are equipped for housekeeping.


Maple Leaf Outfitters is your source for the best in trophy black bear hunting at reasonable prices. With over 30 years of experience, our world class guides have amassed the knowledge and secrets needed to provide you the hunt of a lifetime! M.L.O. is located in northern Ontario, situated on 5 management units that overlook more than 800 sq. miles of prime black bear habitat. Each year hunting guests harvest Black Bears over 350 pounds and once in a while bears top 400 pounds.


Cozy Camp Bear Outfitters: We have a large BMA (Bear Management Area) and the camp is right in the middle of it. We have an exceptionally large population of big trophy black bears including rare color variations such as Cinnamon Black Bears and Blonde Black Bears. Our guests enjoy an exceptionally high success rate. Black Bears commonly reach 300 pounds with many that are much bigger. The hunt caters to archery, crossbow, rifle and black powder hunters.


Sandy Point Camp is located on Kawashegamuk Lake, which is between Dryden and Ignace, Ontario and in the deep wilderness. They have outstanding hunting for Black Bear. Their bear management area is large and very productive. Their guests enjoy a high success rate with Black Bears common in the 250 to 350 pound range. This lodge boasts a 100% sighting rate so hunters can pass of Smaller Black Bears and wait for the big old males. Baited stands are all at east 1 mile apart with the target zone being between 15 and 30 yards from the stands. This is a housekeeping hunt at a very reasonable rate.


Red Pine Lodge & Outpost Camps: We are well known for having one of the best Black Bear Hunts in Ontario. Our BMA is over 750 square miles of prime Black Bear habitat. As a result, our guests enjoy an exceptionally high success rate. We have 100 baits set up in all different types of terrain so even people who are physically challenged can enjoy our great hunting. Our Black Bear hunting package is full service American Plan so all you do is relax, hunt bear and have fun.


Paquette's Camp's Black Bear Hunt: Bordering the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve makes our Black Bear hunting excellent. We run a small select Black Bear hunt, which makes our success rate high....Very High! Bears in the area average around 150 pound but there lots of big boars that reach up to 500 pounds. Success rates range from 75% to 100% depending on the weather. They cater to both Bow Hunters and Rifle Hunters. This is a housekeeping hunt at a great price.


Hidden River Lodge is located on Whitefish Lake, which is part of the famous Michipicoten River System. The closest civilization is the tourist outpost town of Wawa, Ontario. Hidden Lake has great hunting for Black Bear with a massive bear hunting area and strategically placed baited stands in different terrains. Black Bears in their area are common in the 150 to 350 pound range but bigger bears do get harvested. They cater to Archery, Rifle, Crossbow and Plack Powder hunters. They have nice comfortable housekeeping cabins.


Auld Reekie Lodge is located 3 hours north of North Bay near the town of Gowganda and located on Gowganda Lake. They offer a few different Black Bear Hunting packages to meet your needs. Rifle, Archery and Black Powder hunters are welcome. They have three BMAs (Black Bear Management Area) with Black Bears common in the 200 to 300 pound range. Hunting guests have harvested bears over 400 pounds in their BMA. They start baiting their stands 6 weeks before the hunt and have their guides constantly scouting out which stands have the biggest bears. Some of their stands are set up so people with physical challenges can easily get to the stands and hunt. Having a guide is optional. Their success rate has been 100% since 2009. They have beautiful lakefront cottages along with a main restaurant and British Pub style bar. They offer American Plan, European Plan and housekeeping plan.


Camp Missanabie is located north of Wawa & Chapleau in Northern Ontario. They have a large BMA with some of the biggest Black Bears in Ontario. They take a limited number of hunters each year to ensure a very high success rate. Black Bears are common in the 150 to 350 pound range and sometimes bears exceeding 450 pounds are harvested. They offer Black Bear hunts for both Bow Hunters and Rifle Hunters. Hunt plan can include meals or you can save some money and chose a housekeeping bear hunt.


Moose Horn Lodge is located just outside of Chapleau Ontario and right next to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve. They offer one of the best Black Bear hunt in Canada. Black Bear hunting has been a family tradition since 1957 and success rates are always close to 100% with sighting rates over 175%. They just have tons of bears in their area and hundreds of photos of hunters with their prize. This is a beautiful brand new lodge built where the old lodge used to be. The cedar wilderness cottages will make you feel awesome.


Flame Lake Lodge is located near Chapleau Ontario and offer excellent Black Bear and are set up for both rifle hunts and bow hunts. They have an exclusing 350 square mile Black Bear Management Area right close to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve thus they get tons of bears and big bears. Accommodations include housekeeping cabin or American Plan in the main lodge.


Seine River Lodge is located near Atikokan Ontario, between Quetico Provincial Park and the White Otter Wilderness Preserve. They have incredible hunting for Black Bear. Bears average around 200 pounds in their area but many of their hunting guests take Black Bears close to 500 pounds. They average 70% success rate, but flirt with 100% each year as many of their regular hunters choose not to kill, waiting for that big one or that special color phase. They offer American Plan, housekeeping log cabins and camping for tents and RVs.


Twin-J Hide-A-Way is located on Mattagami Lake, west of Timmins and close to Gogama, Ontario, which is famous for outstanding Black Bear Hunting. Due to the food-rich environment of their Bear Management Area, Black Bears are plentiful and big. Black Bears are common in the 125 to 200-pound range. 500+ pound trophies have been harvested. They offer both American Plan and housekeeping Black Bear Hunts with very high success rates.


North Country Lodge is located an hour west of Dryden, Ontario and close to Vermilion Bay. Their area is world famous for having the best Black Bear hunting. Black Bears can get over 600 pounds but most harvested at their many baited stands are usually between 225 to 425 pounds. Color variations such as cinnamon Black Bears and chocolate Black Bears are also available. Their BMA is 1225 square miles and the largest of any lodge in Ontario. Join North Country on crystal-clear Canyon Lake for a hunting vacation of a lifetime.


Birch Dale Lodge is located on Eagle Lake, south of Waldhof and Vermilion Bay and just west of Dryden. They have outstanding hunting for Black Bear. The Black Bear hunting is excellent. They have a large BMA with 20 or more bait stations. Their guests have harvested several bears over 500 pounds in the last few years. They offer housekeeping cottages on the shore of Eagle Lake and also have a small restaurant where you can buy your meals and even cook your own steak.


Indian Point Camp is located on Wabigoon Lake, which is just southwest of Dryden Ontario, and in the center of some of the best Black Bear hunting in Ontario. Their bear hunt takes place in WMU 8 and Indian Point hunting guests have a 250 square mile bear management area (BMA) to their own exclusive use. Bear hunters have a 100% sighting rate. Black Bears are common in the 150 to 350 pound range but on occasion bears over 500 pounds get harvested. The harvest rate could be higher but many hunting guests return every year and pass on smaller bears because they know there is a great chance of seeing a big trophy. Their hunt is housekeeping.


Five Mile Lake Lodge & Outpost Camps is located on Five Mile Lake which is south of Chapleau, Ontario. They are rated as 4 Star (****) accommodations with housekeeping cabins at the base lodge and outpost cabins on Goldie Lake. They have great hunting for Black Bear but you have to book early because they only take 8 hunters per year to keep their Black Bear Management area stuffed with Trophy Black Bears. Bears are common in the 150 to 350 pound range. Their Black Bear hunt is a housekeeping hunt.


Pasha Lake Cabins is located near Jellicoe, Ontario and just down the road from Armstrong, Nipigon and Nakina. Pasha Lake has the biggest Black Bears in Ontario. Back Bears in their area are common over 300 pounds with the occasional Black Bear in the 400 to 600-pound range. They take a limited number of hunters each year to ensure their guests harvest Bears that other outfitters dream of having. One look at their bear hunting photo gallery tells it all. They also have very comfortable cabins and their rates are very reasonable.


Pine Sunset Lodge - As a result of the availability of food, our hunting guests harvest some of the biggest Black Bears in Ontario. Black Bears average 300 pounds in our BMA, which is much larger then the Ontario average. Every years guests harvest bears, which reach close to the 600-pound mark. Bears that big are just not available in most places in Ontario. We don't want you to think every guest gets the opportunity to harvest a 600-pound Black Bear but we do want you to know there is a chance. Having that chance builds anticipation, which makes your bear hunt exciting and adventurous. Our bear hunting guests enjoy a 100% success rate and have the confidence to pass on smaller bears to wait for the big old males. We only take a limited amount of hunters each fall to prevent over-harvesting and maintain the unbelievable bear hunting. As a result of our conservation efforts, there is a 2 to 3 year waiting list to hunt our BMA.


Seven Lakes Wilderness Camps is located in Nakina Ontario. They offer drive-in Black Bear hunting from their base camp on Lower Twin Lake or their drive-to outpost cabin on Hanover Lake. They also have a special guided backcountry Bear hunt at their outpost cabin on Marshall Lake. Black Bears in their area are common in the 275 to 300 pound range but trophies over 400 pounds get taken on occasion. Their bear hunting guests have enjoyed a 100% success rate in the 750 square mile Black Bear management area. www.nakineoutpostcamps.com


Merkel's Camp is located on Wabigoon Lake between Dryden and Dinorwic and in heart of Ontario's best hunting. Their family built the lodge back in 1963 and continue to be the top hunting outfitter in the area. Their private 250 square mile bear management area ensures a high success rate. They are the only outfitter in Ontario that baits bears at the stands for 2 years before your hunt. Not only does this giver their hunting guests a 100% success rate, bear hunters are always harvest Black bears in the 275 to 500 pound range. Not many Black Bear outfitters in Ontario can claim that. They have 5 housekeeping lakefront cottages and are not far from their hunting areas.


Bonny Bay Camp is located on the north shore of Wabigoon Lake between Dryden and Dinorwick. They have a brand new 250 square mile Black Bear Management area that has never been hunted before and it's full of big old trophy male Black Bears with a few that have been seen by their scouts that were well over 500 pounds. They have gone to no expense setting up this new BMA and have built ladder and platform stands at strategic areas where the bears are moving through. This is a great chance to hunt virgin territory in the remote wilderness of Northwestern Ontario. Accommodations are in big well-built and modern housekeeping cottages on Wabigoon Lake.


Prairie Bee Outpost Camps are located on Prairie Bee Lake, which is located between Chapleau and Wawa, Ontario. They have a large Black Bear Management Area of 125 square miles in the middle of the best Black Bear hunting region of Ontario. Black Bears average around 225 pounds but guests who are patient many times harvest Black Bears in the 300 to 400 pound range. Black Bears exceeding 500 pounds have been seen in the area. The camp takes a limited number of hunters each year to maintain their high success rate, which is 90% or higher. At the far west end of the lake they have an extremely remote outpost camp. The main camp is located at the north-east end of the lake. These are remote boat-to housekeeping camps.


Happy Day Lodge We offer a high quality Black Bear hunt. Whether you will be hunting with gun or archery , your choice of stands will be along the shores of Windermere Lake, Kathleen Lake, Goldie Lake or at one of our remote stands. Access to your stand can be by boat or ATV. Each of our hunters are provided with 2 - 3 active stands that haven't been utilized by any other hunter for that season, which means that you have a fresh stand from the beginning. Our territory covers approximately 250 square miles of exclusive black bear territory with approximately 30 baited stands. In addition, part of our area hunted is adjacent to the World's Largest Game Preserve. This gives you an added advantage because the game preserve is protected from regular hunting pressure. Over half of our hunters experience more than one active bear at their stands which provides additional opportunities. With this in mind, we put a lot of time and dedication toward our hunts and hunters. Remember, our stats speaks for themselves, 100% of our regular bear hunters have shot a bear since 2003.

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