Vermilion Bay Black Bear Hunting


Anishinabi Lodge is a fly-in hunting and fishing lodge north of Vermilion Bay and west of Ear Falls. The main lodge is on an island at the south end of Anishinabi Lake and they have two remote outpost camps at the north end of the lake. Black Bear Hunting is a time honored family tradition at Anishinabi Lodge. Their BMA is in a hilly area northwest of Vermilion Bay where there are lots of bears and big bears. The Black Bears in their area average around 200 pounds so guests waiting for the bigger bears usually harvest bears between 250 and 350 pounds. Black Bear over 400 pounds do get harvested on occasion with the largest Black Bear in recent years being a monster 453 pounds. They have baited stands set up for archery / Bow hunters as well as rifle and Black Powder hunters. Their success rate is usually between 80% and 90%. They have beautiful lakefront log cabin cottages, which are fully equipped for housekeeping. They have a main lodge and can offer American Plan with prior notice.


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.


Rugby Lake Lodge is located 35 miles north of Dryden and 45 miles northeast of Vermilion Bay, Ontario. Their large Black Bear Management area has 30 baited stands, all at least 1 mile apart. They start baiting 6 weeks before the hunt to make sure the biggest bears keep coming back. Their BMA covers nothing but prime Black Bear Hunting territory. Bears in their area average around 250 pounds but every year hunting guests harvest Black Bears in the 350 to 450 pound range. Since owning the lodge they have had guests harvest truly magnificent trophy Black Bears pushing 500 pounds. They offer clean and comfortable lakefront housekeeping accommodations. They have hunting for Moose and Whitetail Deer as well as bear hunts.


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.
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