Your Ontario Black Bear Hunting Outfitter
Located in North Eastern Ontario east of Chapleau Ontario At Kanipahow Wilderness Resort, Black Bear hunting has been a time-honored tradition for over forty years. We pride ourselves in having a world class Black Bear hunting resort. We are trained and experienced with Ontario Black Bear hunting techniques which have resulted in a 70% to 90% success rate for our customers. We have a large population of black bear in our area for two reasons. One being that we are located right next to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve which is the largest game preserve in the world where no hunting or trapping takes place along with the fact we are in a very remote area of northern Ontario. The other is the fact that we have had no spring bear hunt in our province for the last 10 years only a fall bear hunt starting August 15 of each year. Because of this our population and average size is on the increase. Our black bears average in the range of 225 lbs with increasing numbers in the 300 to 400 lbs range. A few trophies of 500 plus pounds are taken from our area each year.
Sunday after. They take place back in off of the old logging roads in areas were clear cut logging has taken place and in a area of good berry crops. This gives the hunter a good viewing, shooting area and the fact that the bears will be heavily feeding on berry’s and hazel nuts at this time of year. We feel that we can have 2 to 5 bears hitting most bait sites at any given time over a one week period.
Most of our baited sites you can drive to with your vehicle to the area and some are ATV only access. Drive time to sites is 10 to 30 minutes. We start baiting around the first to middle of June using the sites from previous years. We find that the baits start to get hit within a week to 10 days. We go once a week in mid to late afternoon for the first 3 weeks and then twice a week for 2 weeks working our way to every 2 days and then once a day the week before the first groups shows up. This we find puts the bears on a feeding schedule.
Most baits get hit with in the first hour or two after being baited. When you arrive we first get you settled into your cabin then we get all the necessary paper work completed. If you are arriving late after 6:00 pm please stop and pick up your bear tag at a sporting good store along the way. You my not be able to get one until the next day in Chapleau. We do not sell the bear tags at our location. Once the paper work is done and if time remains in the day, we will take you along with us to do the days baiting and start getting you familiarized with the area. At this point you and your group can decide were each person will hunt from, a tree stands can be put up at this time. Your hunt will start the next day. If you arrive too late on the first day we will do this the next morning leaving camp around 10:00 am. It will be your choice when you hunt, whether you hunt both morning or night or just morning or just night. Like any hunt you will find that the bears will start to come to the baits within the last hour or two before sunset and the bigger coming right before dark.
We try to make you part of the hunt as much as possible, we have found in the past everyone enjoys running the baits. So once we are sure you know your way to and from the baited sites, you will then be responsible for dropping and picking each other up along with baitting. We will sit a few miles away each night to help track and retrieve the bears after they have been shot. We will have the baits ready each day for you to take along with you. You will have two baited sites per person to bait each day, the one you are hunting and your alternative one. We suggest that you bring along trip timers, game cameras to put at both sites so that you know when the sites that you are not at are getting hit.
When your bear is shot we take pictures at the kill site (don’t forget your camera) and take it back to camp for more pictures. We then skin the hide out to the way you want it. We suggest that you talk to your taxidermist and find out the way he wants to see your hide when you bring it to him. We then cut the back straps and tender loins off. The front shoulders and hind quarters and ribs are then cut off. All the meat is left on the bone. If you want you can de bone the meat from this point? We then freeze the meat. You will be required to have coolers big enough to transport the meat and hide.