Our Black Bear Hunts
Join us in one of Ontario’s hotspots for Black Bear Hunting; The Missanabie Region of Ontario. Our two Bear Management Areas (BMAs) are the hottest of them all, totalling 333 square miles and have a healthy population of Black Bears. Being located in a very fertile area that has many lakes and streams, our BMA’s produce an abundance of food that bears like such as wild Blueberries, Raspberries and soft grasses. Our BMAs border on the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve (largest preserve in Ontario) and are also in close proximity to Missanabie Provincial Park. This results in very low levels of hunting pressure which means our guests will enjoy an outstanding Black Bear hunt.
Black Bears in our BMAs average around 250 pounds, but on occasion hunters meet up with bears between 400 and 500 pounds.
Our sightings range from 95% to 100% while our harvest rates are typically around 65%. The reason behind this discrepancy is that our guests feel the confidence to pass on smaller bears and wait for the larger old males. Remember sportsmanship is key to a healthy population, please pass on little bears as bears don’t reproduce until 5 to 6 years old and every 2nd year after. A 5 year old Sow is about 160 to 175 lbs while a 5 year old Boar is about 180 to 200 lbs. Absolutely do not shoot a Sow with Cubs.
- we do the tracking with your help retrieving.
- we recommend hard bow or gun cases.
- all Bow or Guns have to be in their case 30 minutes after sunset.
- we provide transportation to and from the baits, you can do transportation if you would like by ATV or truck.
We take a limited number of hunters per season and set-up a minimum of 35 baited hunting stands that are approximately 2 miles apart. We have stands set up for both rifle and archery hunting and ensure that some of our stands are easy to access for people with physical challenges. Most of our stands are very remote and accessible by boat, ATV or bush truck. Our baiting begins weeks ahead of time to lure the bears in long before the hunt begins. This gets the bears in a pattern of returning to the stands to feed. It also enables us to view tracks and have sightings ourselves to know which stands are producing the most bears and which stands have a big bear feeding. We use 16-foot high manufactured ladder stands. We don’t use any homemade equipment. This ensures you have a comfortable and safe hunt.
Our family has been in the lodge industry for generations and we use all our skills and experience to provide you with the best Ontario Black Bear hunting vacation you will ever have.
Black Bear Hunting Packages
Experience the hunting package of your dreams at Northern Walleye Lodge. The excitement of a hunt combined with the added pleasure of fishing. Included is the use of a boat and motor for every 2-3 hunters in the party. We transport you to and from bait location by boat, ATV or truck.
NWL’s package includes accommodations; personal guides to baited area; baited area assigned based on physical needs or weapon selection; over 300 square kilometers of bear country on the edge of the Chapleau Game Preserve; all hunts are fair chase hunts; assistance with retrieval of downed animal; freezer service; and clean, screened accommodations for process.
- The season starts August 15
- Stay Saturday to Saturday. Hunt Sunday to Friday, depart Saturday
- Check in is after 2 pm, check out is before 9 am
Included in the Bear Hunt:
- Full housekeeping cabin for your group
- Two Active baits per hunter
- Freezer space
- Boat and motor per 2-3 hunters for morning fishing before evening hunt
- Tree Stands
- Small game included in any fishing or hunting package: Grouse, fox or rabbit
- You can bring your ATV
Ontario Moose Hunting
Northern Walleye Lodge offers an 8-day moose hunt. Our family has been in the lodge business for generations and we use our vast amount of skill and experience to ensure you will have a Moose hunting vacation that you will never forget.
Experienced hunters know Moose are typically prevalent in areas where the deer population is very low. We are happy to report that the deer population in our region is almost nonexistent and the Moose population is very high. There are so many Moose in our area that we are allocated multiple adult Bull & Cow tags, which most drive-to or boat-to lodges in Ontario only dream of getting. The most common size of moose in our area is in the 1000 to 1300 pound range with the odd guest harvesting Moose over 1500 pounds.
When you join us for a moose hunt and you get your Moose early in the week you can spend the rest of the week fishing, it’s all included at Northern Walleye Lodge!
Each year we receive two cow tags for rifle and four bull tags for archery. This may change from year to year.
Please note: Our Moose tags are booked for 2020. We will not be taking Moose hunt reservations for 2021 until after the 2020 hunt.
Our Moose hunts are unguided but professional guides with years of experience in the Missanabie area are available. We can also arrange assistance with retrieval and field dressing if desired.
Northern Walleye Lodge has hundreds of miles of game trails, ATV trails, old logging roads and burn areas, which will give you access to spectacular Moose hunting. Moose hunts can also be by boat where you can comb the shoreline and stake out actively used trails down to the water, which moose often visit in the morning and late afternoon. Our Moose tags are for WMU 32. We have Adult Bull tags and Adult Cow tags and can accommodate both Rifle Hunters and Bow Hunters.
Fishing & Hunting Licences
Please Note: Fishing and hunting licence’s would have to be picked up on your way through Wawa, Sudbury or Chapleau. You can also purchase on-line by visiting the proper page at https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing
Wawa – Young’s General Store
111 Mission Road
Wawa, ON, Canada
Phone: (705) 856-2626
Sudbury – Ramakko’s Adventure Store
(Everything but non-resident hunting licenses)
125 Loach’s Road
Sudbury, ON, Canada
Phone: (705) 522-8889
Sudbury – Service Ontario
(Government – Non-resident hunting licenses sold here)
199 Larch St, Suite 300
Sudbury, ON, Canada
Toll Free: 1-800-267-8097
What To Bring:
- Warm Clothes (Never know what the temperature will be)
- Solid Hunter Orange Hat and Vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
- Previous Hunting License – Canadian or American
- Weapon of Choice: Gun, Bow or Crossbow
- Hard Gun case or Bow case
- Scentlock Suit/Scent Killer
- Bug Jacket and Repellent – 10% DEET or better
- Rain Gear
- Extra Footware/Gloves
- Flash Lights (Batteries)
- Coolers & Freezer Bags for Meat
- Hunting Knife/Sharpener
- Fishing Rod and Tackle
- Food & Drink for Housekeeping
- Drinking Water
- Suntan Lotion (15 SPF or better)
Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.
Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 1-800-731-4000 (Canada and U.S.) or 1-506-624-5380 (other countries) and from all Customs offices across Canada. Visit the RCMP website for more information
Please Note: Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.