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Black Bear Hunting in Ontario

Medicine Stone Resort, based in Northwestern Ontario, is a secluded resort which offers spring and fall Black Bear hunting.


Spring Black Bear Hunting

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.

Note: Once your group books, you have the entire hunting area to yourself. We never book 2 groups together.

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. 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 book groups of 4 to 8 hunters only. Once your group books, you have the entire hunting area to yourself. We will never book two groups during the same week. This will ensure no other groups interfere with your hunt. Each hunter will have access to at least two active baits.

At Medicine Stone Resort we start baiting a minimum of 16 bait locations three to four weeks before the spring and fall opening seasons.

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 100 to 200 lbs and about 5% 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)

What an experience! I have never been so thrilled to stay in one spot for a whole week but the amount of adventure your resort offers is simply amazing! We did 2 bear hunts and fished the rest of the time and I’m still tingling from the experience. Smiles ear-to-ear on all of us and we look forward to coming back next season!

James D., Mike H., Patrick D., Thomas F.

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Taxes Not Included | All Rates are in US FUNDS

Black Bear Hunting

$1800 /hunter per week

  • We book one group per week.  Your group must be 4 to 8 hunters.  You’ll be the only hunting group at the camp during the week that you book.
  • We bait a minimum of 2 baits per hunter and set up a minimum of 16 bait location.
  • If we do not have an active bait available, and a hunter does not install a stand, we will refund $800.00 USD of the hunting fee.
  • Since 2008, approximately 95% of the hunters have seen bears with varied success.


  • 7 Day hunt at Medicine Stone Lake.
  • Lakeside cabin – fully equipped for housekeeping
  • Pre-baited stands
  • Orientation on hunting area
  • Retrieval assistance
  • Freezer service
  • 17.5 ft Lund with 5 stroke engine and gas for fishing when bear hunting is quiet in the afternoon

Not Included

  • Export Fee-$35
  • Export Fee-$35
  • Non-residence hunting license-$170.00
  • Firearms Declaration Form – $25 CAN – (Toll Free: 1-800-731-4000)
  • Taxes
  • Tree stands (must bring your own for insurance purposes)
  • Food & drink (housekeeping accommodations)

Bear Hunting Dates

  • Spring bear hunts from May 1 through June 15
  • Fall bear hunts from August 15 through September 30
  • We run our hunts from Saturday to Saturday
  • Check in is 2 PM, check out is 8:00 AM.

What To Bring

  • Tree stand (steps/rope + safety belt)
  • Warm clothes (never know what the temperature will be)
  • Hunter orange hat and vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
  • Previous hunting license CN or US
  • Weapon of choice, gun, bow, or crossbow
  • Soft guncase or bowcase (legal requirement)
  • Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
  • Bug jacket and repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Extra footwear/gloves
  • Flash lights (batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Coolers & freezer bags for meat
  • Hunting knife/sharpener
  • Fishing rod and tackle
  • Food & drink
  • Suntan lotion (15 SPF or better)

Ontario Laws for Bowhunting

  • Draw weight must be at least 48.5 lbs.
  • Arrow length must be at least 23.6 in.
  • Arrow head must be at least 0.97 in. at the widest point.
  • Must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, non-serrated barbless steel.
  • Hunters required to wear blaze orange vests and hats to and from their stands. Once in their stands they may be removed.