Ontario Black Bear Hunting Bow/Archery Crossbow Hunts
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We are lucky to be located in the Gogama Wilderness Region, which is well known for having an extremely high population of big trophy Black Bears. We have over 70 feeding stations, stratigiaclly spread-out over many square miles. The feeding stations are 1.5 to 2 miles apart and are accessible by boat, truck and ATV.
The bears in our hunting management area are among the biggest in Ontario. Our guests enjoy an extremely high harvest rate. Sightings are common and most hunters can pass on smaller bears and wait for a big trophy Black Bear to come into range. Guests also see wolves at our feeding stations so if you purchase an attitional small game license, you can take a wolf if the opportunity arrises. We have tree stands but you are welcome to bring your own.
There are some rules that bow hunters should be aware of:
· By law, your bow must have a 50-lbs. pull or better for bear. A 60-lbs. pull is highly recommended.
· When taking a shot, the bear has to be 20 yards or closer.
· Do not hit the bear in the shoulder as that will only wound the bear and cause suffering.
· Hunter Orange must be worn at all times while hunting or transporting to-and-from the feeding stations.
· A 100-grain broadhead is the best size to use and it must be sharp.
· It is illegal to shoot cubs or a sow with cubs, so examine the situation completely.
· Residents must be at least 15 years old and non-residents must be 16 years old to hunt in Ontario.
· Hunters need to bring their old hunting license and proper personal identification.
· Crossbows can be used
If you want the best bow hunting vacation, Green Wilderness Lodge is your best choice. Please contact us with any questions.
What To Bring Bear Hunting:
Important note: Handguns are not allowed in Canada!
Firearms Declaration Form ($25 - read below or download)
Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Regulations in Adobe PDF Format:
Should you have any general questions pertaining to the hunting regulations summary please contact the Natural Resource Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing email@example.com, 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 web site for more information
Please Note: Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.