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.
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.