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Ontario Black Bear Hunt

 

Book for 2018 and 2019 now and lock in the 2017 rate!!!

!!!!ATTENTION BLACK BEAR HUNTERS!!!! The Spring Black Bear Hunt is back!!

Our 2018 spring Ontario black bear  season will begin May 26th till June  9rd (2 weeks)and 2018 fall Ontario black bear season will begin on September 1st till the 15 ( 2 weeks) . We start baiting black bears one month before the season starts to make sure we attract and hold every bear in the area. A lot of time is spent checking baits to ensure the success of our hunts.

We can cater to either gun hunters or bow hunters. The average distance to a bait a gun hunter will have is around 30-40 yards. Bow hunters will be set up 15-20 yards away depending on finding a useable tree/wind direction.

The density of bear in this area are some of the highest in Ontario with 40-60 bears per 60 square miles. As provided from a recent survey by our Ministry of Natural Resources.

You will be hunting in our bear management area so you will not encounter other hunters from other tourist outfitters.

We only take a limited number of people to make sure we are successful in the future as well. So space is limited.

Package 1 American Plan

What's included:

-6 day hunt

- 3 meals a day and snacks

- Skinning and freezing of your bear meat and hide (walk in freezer on site)

- Active baits

Only $1650.00 USD Per Hunter**


****Package 2 Accommodation and Hunt****

What's included:

-6 day hunt

-Furnishd cottage complete with kitchen and bathroom

- Towels and linens

-Skinning and freezing of your bear met and hide (walk in freezer on site)

- Active baits

Only $1350.00 USD Per Hunter**

 

****Group of 6 is required to take this package during the first week****

 

Non-hunters are welcome.

$600 includes meals and accommodation.

$350 includes accommodations.

 

 **A non-refundable deposit of $550.00USD is required upon booking to hold your spot. Licence, export tag, outdoors card, gun transfer and tax are extra**

If hunting with a muzzleloader, long, compound or crossbow. No fee will be charged to bring it across the boarder.

 

Hunting with a handgun is not allowed in Ontario.

 

Please note: To insure a good hunt, We only tke a limited number of people during the first two weeks of the season( up to 12 per week). So do not delay space is limited.

 

Group Discounts are available.

 

Please make all payments payable to Nick Farace

 

Rules to follow while hunting with Wild North Outfitters

Upon booking, you are agreeing to the following terms:

 

Hunters will not shoot any sows with cubs.

Hunters are required by law to wear hunter orange (vest and hat) while walking to and from your hunting spot. It may be removed once at the bait.

 

Hunters are required to have their weapon encased before dawn and after dusk.

 

Please note a wounded bear is considered your bear, found or not.

So take the time to make a well placed shot.

 

2017 Licence information

Non-resident Black Bear licence $243.87 CAN

Export Permit $30.00 CAN

Outdoors Card $11.94 CAN

Gun Transfer $25.00 CAN

8 day Conservation fishing licence $30.54 CAN

 

All licences can be purchased over the counter.

 

Caliber Sizes Recommended

25-06 and up

 

Its shot placement that kills, not caliber size. Use what you are comfortable and confident with.

2017 Spring Bear Hunt Summary

This was by far the toughest hunt we ever had in the past 10 seasons. We have never had so many miserable rain days starting with a 7 hour sit in it on opening day. Everyone got wet expect for Goldie who was sitting in the Taj Mahal lol The bears just wouldn't move it in and I couldn't blame them. Poor Frank had gone out early one morning. He got into his blind, sat down and broke the chair then to add insult to injury he had bears come in but his glasses and scope were fogged up. By the time he got everything cleared up the bears had left. It rained that morning as well lol. John had a 300 pounder sneak up behind him and when it as all said and done he could only get its butt in the crosshairs and never took the shot. Darren was hunting with a bow and had a bear come in 10 mins after it was to dark to see his sights. Needless to say he waited up the tree for me to come get him. By the end of the week we had a couple of people wound bears that after many hours of looking, we could not find them and a very unlucky lady that got into the stand at 4:30am, had a bear walk out at 8:30 pm and missed. It happens. Every time I moved someone to any site, bears would come to where they where the night before..

I had left up some trail cameras a week after everyone had left. The woods are crawling with bears and many daytime pictures of some real nice ones!! If we would have hunted a week later we would have limited out within no time as always. It was a tough week and that's why its called hunting..


Everyone still enjoyed themselves and a bunch wanted to rebook for this fall as well as next year.

Less then 3 months to go till the fall season begins!!!!

2016 Fall Bear Hunt Summary

We hosted 16 hunters during our fall season. As usual opening day bought lots of success with 50% of hunters tagging out with most of the bears being taken in the afternoon. By the end of the second day, the main camp had gone 100% with farther and son harvesting bear 5 minutes apart of each other. The 3rd day brought more success. By the 4th day the last two hunters decided it was time to start hunting (one was extremely sick and the other has been hunting up here for many years and couldn’t careless if he went hunting). No matter what we did to get John Michaels a bear it just wasn’t meant to be. He only able to hunt for two days before he had to call it quits due to his health. 

We finished the season 14 for 16!!

With the spring season just around the corner we are excited to get back out there!!

We are sold out for the 2017 spring season!!

2016 Spring Bear Hunt Summary

After many years of being cancelled the hunt had finally been approved. It first came to light in November 2015 that the hunt might be coming but was never officially approved till the end of February.  During that time we had received lots of interest but did not want to take any deposits till I knew for sure if it was happening or not. By the time it had been approved most people had already booked hunts elsewhere so we only ended up taking out a small group. We had 5 confirmed hunters planning on come but two weeks left, 2 had to rebook for this fall 2016 due to health issues in the family.

 Baiting in the spring was totally different ball game than the fall.  Most of the baits were still hard to get to because of the snow/ice and plenty of water/mud on the trails. As expected, the bears didn’t hit the baits hard right off the bat. Once emerged from their dens, they are looking for mainly greens to get their stomachs going again but it got going a few weeks into it. The weather was different with some weeks being extremely warm then cold with snow so I’m sure it was messing with the bears a bit.

As planned the guys arrived on Saturday afternoon with much anticipation to be one of the first guy to get to hunt spring bear in this area in a very long time. Hunting began on Sunday. Frank harvested his bear at about 5.30pm that afternoon. The next day I had been back there to check the trail camera because Frank was curious to see if it had gotten it and it did. Sure enough just after an hour of a bunch of us there recovering his bear, another had come into the bait as if it was just a regular day. If it wasn’t for the picture you would have never believed it.  The rest of the week had been tough. The bears were there but just not co-operating. Pete harvested his bear on Wednesday with his crossbow. He hit it a little 2 far back and only one drop of blood to go off of. With 4 us of looking we were lucky enough to find it and boy was it a beauty. If it had been the fall the brush would have been way too thick and the chances would have been very slim. All eyes were on John now to get it done but it wouldn’t be easy.  It wasn’t till Saturday morning it all finally came together with literately hours to go till they departed home. It was the bear with the white V on its chest that we wanted. We pulled it off again. Another perfect season!!!

It was definitely a fantastic week with great company, from Frank catching his first northern pike, conversations at meals to listening to the Pittsburgh Penguins final few playoffs games. Lifelong friendships have been If you’re looking place to go next spring and want to experience something different this is a place you should consider. We provide personal experiences not just a bear hunt. Give us a call at 613.334.5235. 

Thanks for your time,

Nick

Ps. All hunters have rebooked for Spring 2017 and are bringing more buddies along. So if you are considering it space is limited so don’t delay!!

2015 Bear Hunt Summary


2015 proved to be our best year to date!! We hosted 24 hunters and harvested 24 bears!!!! 100%!!


We hosted 21 hunters during the first week. Opening day started out fantastic with 10 bears being harvested, other hunters had seen bears during the day but decided to wait. One hunter only had to wait about 20 minutes to arrow his 250lb bear. While being dropped off, we noticed the bear had put it claws into his climber and left cookie crumbs on it. Another had 6 different bears come by from 6am - 8am. He ended up arrowing a 230lb bear. Bears were harvested throughout the day, only proving once again, you must hunt all day. Another missed 3 different bears. With high hopes of success for the days to come all but 2 hunters were done by the 4th day, by the 5th day both hunters harvested their animals. During the week, many of the hunters had seen multiple different bears on many different days.


During the 2nd week, two bears were harvested on their first day. One only waited 45 minutes before he arrowed his first 230lb bear, the other weighted 210lb. The second day was a write-off with it raining pretty hard much of the day. He had sat out all day in the rain and was rewarded on the 3rd day of his hunt. At camp we were all impatiently sitting around waiting for the call. We were placing bets on the time when it would happen and it all started at 6pm. It took about 30 minutes from when the bear first came out till it presented a prefect broadside shot. He sent his arrow flying and knew he had made a great shot. The bear only went about 40 yards and let out the famous death moan. Thats when we got the call, it was his first bear and the excitement in his voice will never be forgotten. That was it, a perfect season!!! All the hard work had paid off and everything had fallen into place.


Even as I started to shut things down, make my rounds, removing trail cameras and stuff. I noticed the bears were still steadily coming out, the woods were crawling with them. Even into October on our deer baits the bears were still around. In 2012, we received a survey from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) regarding the densities of bears in the area we hunt (around 40-60 bears per 60 square miles) and this year really confirmed this!


We have some of the highest density of bears in the province and if you are looking for a quality personal hunting experience we are the place you got to check out.

Thanks for your time,

Nick

 

2014 Bear Hunt Summary

Just like any other year baiting went very well. Baits were being hit constantly and all times of the day and night. Our trail cameras revealed bears frequently coming into bait stations during all hours of the day. So i decided to have the hunters hunt all day instead of just the afternoon. Opening day started around 4:30am for an early breakfast. Excitment was in the air and for some; it was a sleepless night because of the excitment of the week to come. The first bear of the season was taken at 6:45am. A total of 7 bears were taken that first day. Due to the heat, all bears were skinned out, quartered and out in the freezer to cool. The freezer was over filling with bear hides spread out on the floor and couldn't fit another. We hosted 15 hunters and 13 out of them were successful in harvesting a bear, with two missing twice. It was rewarding to see that the hard work of a month long baiting had paid off and unlike the last two years, Mother Nature didn't get involved and make things difficult with a mass crop of barriers and nuts. Many hunters witnessed multiple bears at baits at any given time. A timber wolf was also seen up close and personal at 20 yards. Some of the hunters went bass fishing and did very well i might add, while others explored the area with their ATVs. We also checked out Algonquin Park and were lucky enough to come face to face with a big bull moose.


If you have ever dreamed of going on a bear hunt, check out our video testimonials from this and past hunters. Give us a call at 613.334.5235 or shoot us an email at info@wildnorthoutfitters.com. Youwill have an experience of a lifetime, be treated like a member of the family and be hooked on bear hunting for life.

 

Thanks for your time,

Nick

2013-2008 Bear Hunt Summary


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Sorry about the inconvenience.