2017 Update - Spring Black Bear Hunting is back and open May 1 through June 15!
Medicine Stone Resort is thrilled to offer spring and fall trophy black bear hunts in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, the premier hunting spot for trophy SPRING black bear.
We have the exclusive black bear outfitter rights for one of the best section of Northwestern Ontario, over 700 square miles of superb black bear habitat in the healthy mixed boreal forest in the Red Lake area. Bear Management areas Red LAke-02-021 and Red Lake-03-030. See bear management map (.pdf).
As black bear hunting outfitters in Northwestern Ontario we NOW offer black bear hunts in both the spring and fall. We conduct our hunts within two Bear Management Areas where we have a large, exclusive black bear hunting territory for our non-resident clients use. Thanks to our LARGE isolated locations, commute times to hunting areas are minimal. We cater to groups of hunters and book one group (min of 4 hunters) per hunting week. This will ensure no other groups interfere with your hunt week. Each hunter will have access to two personal baits. If your hunting group is 4 or more hunters, the group will be the only hunters in camp for the entire hunting week!
At Medicine Stone Resort we start baiting each of our 16 bait location three weeks before the spring and fall opening seasons. We do cater to bow hunters and some of our areas lend themselves to this type hunting quite well. You should specify well in advance if you are a bow or rifle hunter.
One item which I make sure all of our hunters are well aware of, is our policy on wounded animals. If you do happen to wound a bear we will track it as long and as far as we are able, as well as using tracking dogs to find your bear. I expect all of our hunters to be MUCH better than the average shot with either rifle or Archery. You will find that your average shooting distance will be about 25 yards. In this range there is no excuse for a missed bear. My philosophy is that if you are unsure of hitting your target animal DO NOT shoot.
If you wound a bear and we do not find it through tracking you must consider that your hunt has been fulfilled and the hunting completed. You can fish as much as you wish or videotape animals coming in to the bait stations, but your hunting is completed. We will hopefully provide you with a good clean opportunity to take a trophy animal, but, if you wound an animal regardless of the reason, consider your hunt completed. No exceptions.
Bears You Will See At Medicine Stone Resort & Outposts
Hunters have the opportunity of seeing black bear in excess of 500 lbs. The 3rd largest black bear in North America was taken from the Red Lake area (over 750 lbs). You will find that the average Black bear in our area will weigh about 275 pounds and about five percent of the bears will be a color phase of brown. This will be from cinnamon to chocolate brown. Although we have had excellent success early in the season everything depends on the first heavy frosts that normally come in late August. To make an exceptional hunt you do need the frost to knock the berries down and then the bear will frequent the bait stations on a more regular basis.
Most of your successful hunting will be carried out between 4:00 P.M. and dusk as our past records show this is the time frame in which 90% of our bears have been taken. We provide ripened meat scraps and molasses for bait but if people prefer day old pastries they will have to provide those themselves.
Map of our Bear Management Area (.pdf)
Bear Hunting Details
Below you will find practical information to help plan for your hunting trip with us. To book your bear hunting trip, or for more details, email us or give us a call on 1-807-735-2353.
|Bear Hunting Rates:
- $1,800 per person per week (US FUNDS)
- We bait a minimum of 2 baits per hunter and set up a minimum of 16 bait locations
- Since 2008, all hunters have seen bears with a 95+ % successful hunt.
- If your hunting group is 4 or more hunters, the group will be the only hunters in camp for the entire hunting week!
Please note: We do our very best to ensure all hunders have at least two active baits, but due to Mother Nature, if we do not have an active bait available and a hunter does not install his stand, he will be refunded $800.00 USD of the hunting fee.
- 7 Day Hunt at Medicine Stone Lake.
- Lakeside cabin - fully equipped for housekeeping
- Pre-baited stands
- Orientation on hunting area
- Retrieval assistance
- Freezer service
- 16 ft Lund with 4 stroke engine and gas for fishing when bear hunting is quiet in the afternoon
- Export Fee-$35
- Export Fee-$35
- Non-residence hunting license-$170.00
- Firearms Declaration Form - $25 CAN - (Toll Free: 1-800-731-4000)
- Tree Stands (Must bring your own for insurance purposes)
- Food & Drink (Housekeeping Accommodations)
Please Note: Do not sign any part of the Firearms Declaration Form until you are asked to by the customs agent. A customs agent needs to witness the signing.