Ontario Spring Bear Hunt Outfitters and Guides

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The province of Ontario will expand the spring bear hunting pilot program, intending to learn more about and evaluate issues brought up by northern communities regarding conflicts between humans and bears. The program is also expected to bolster northern tourism and economic growth.

The expansion will include:
– Lengthening the program by five years (through 2020)
– Including all 88 wildlife management units currently with a fall bear hunt
– Including non-resident hunters

Hunting bear cubs and females with cubs will remain illegal. If convicted, offenders could be fined up to $25,000 and face imprisonment of up to one year. Licensed hunters, in most cases, will be permitted to hunt only one bear per calendar year.


  • With up to 105,000 black bears calling Ontario home, the province has a healthy and sustainable population
  • The spring bear hunt pilot will take place annually from 2016 to 2020, from May 1 to June 15
  • Every province and territory with black bears currently has a spring and fall bear hunt, except for Nova Scotia (fall hunt only)
  • In 2014 and 2015, the province of Ontario had a bear management pilot program in eight wildlife management units. All units noted high levels of human-bear conflict. This pilot program was open to Ontario residents from May 1 to June 15 of each year. Communities in and near the units include Timmins, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay.

Below is a list of Outfitters, Resorts and Lodges that will be offering a May 2o16 Spring Bear Hunt

Algoma Country

Spring Bear Hunts in Chapleau, East Algoma, North Channel, Thessalon, Mississagi Valley, Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste Marie, White River, Wawa, and Hornpayne.

Kanipahow Wilderness Resort – Chapleau, Ontario

Moose Horn Lodge – Chapleau, Ontario


James Bay Frontier

Spring Bear Hunts in Haileybury, New Liskeard, Latchford, Cobalt, Kirkland Lake, Elk Lake, Gowganda, Matachewan, Shining Tree, Gogama, Foleyet, Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, James Bay and Matheson areas.

Golden Eagle Camp – Matachewan

Bay Wolf Camp – Shining Tree

Spruce Shilling Camp – Shining Tree

Auld Reekie Lodge – Gowganda

Red Pine Lodge – Foleyet

Nighthawk Outfitters – Matheson


Lake Superior and North

Nakina, Nipigon, Manitouwadge, Longlac, Jellicoe, Geraldton, Orient Bay, Marathon, Thunder Bay, Armstrong, Upsula, and Allanwater Resorts.

Wild Goose Lake – Geraldton

O’Sullivan Lake Outfitters – Aroland

Near North and Blue Sky Region

Spring Bear Hunts in North Bay, New Liskeard, Temagami, South River, Loring, Restoule, Callander, Field, Sturgeon Falls and River Ralley and area.

Island Lake Camp – Field/Marten River

Lake Herridge Lodge – Temagami

Olive the Lake – Marten River/Temagami

Opimika Wilderness Hunts – Thorne

Andorra Lodge – Temagami

Camp Horizon – Field

Martin’s Camp – Restoule

Mountain Home Lodge – Field/Marten River


Rainbow Country – Explorers Edge Country

Spring Bear Hunts in Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Pointe au Barile, Britt, Nobel, Moon River, French River, Pickeral River, Sudbury, Biscotasing, Massey, Killarney, Manitoulin Island, Webwood and area.

Agnew Lake LodgeWebwood

Sunset Country

Spring Bear Hunts in Lake of the Woods, Lac Seul, English River, Ignace, Pickle Lake, Savant Lake, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Wabigoon, Eagle River, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Perrault Lake, Kenora, Minaki, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Emo, Atikokan, and Quetico Park Fishing Lodges.

Big North Lodge – Minaki

Rainbow Point Lodge – Perrault Falls

Wilderness Air Escapes – Vermilion Bay

Lac Seul Evergreen Lodge – Ear Falls

Northumbrian Resort – Sioux Lookout

Northern Walleye
Island Lake Camp
Red Pine Lodge
Baywolf Camp
Moose Horn Lodge

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