Ontario Black Bear Hunting Bow/Archery Crossbow Hunts

Black Bear Rifle hunters, please click here

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.

Black Bear • 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:
• Bath towels and washcloths
• Food & Drink (Housekeeping Accommodations)
• Warm Clothes (Never know what the temperature will be)
• Thermocell
• Solid Hunter Orange hat and vest
• Previous hunting license CN or US
• Weapon of choice, gun, bow or crossbow
• Soft guncase or bowcase (legal requirement)
• Bug jacket and repellent
• Rain Gear
• Extra Footware/Gloves
• Flash lights (Batteries)
• Binoculars
• Coolers & Freezer Bags for meat
• Hunting knife/sharpener
• Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
• Fishing rod and tackle

Important note: Handguns are not allowed in Canada!

Please click here to download .pdf reader

Firearms Declaration Form ($25 - read below or download)
Bear Hunt License & Outdoor Card ($235.96 + $9.68) (Buy On-line)
Sport Fishing Licence ($52.41) (Buy On-line)
Conservation Fishing Licence ($29.97) (Buy On-line)

Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca for hunting regulations.

Regulations in Adobe PDF Format:
Ontario Black Bear Hunting Regulations

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 mnr.nric.mnr@ontario.ca

Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.

Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, 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.