Whitetail Deer Hunting Trips
With an abundance of deer in the area, many Kenora Outfitters offer whitetail deer hunting trips. We have some of the biggest whitetail deer in Canada. Taking a 250-300lb whitetail here is not uncommon. Whitetail around Kenora have to be big - this is about as far north as their range extends. Less than 100 miles farther north and the deer peter out and only the moose, caribou and the odd tough Whitetail can survive. Kenora is located in Wildlife Management Area (WMU) 7B, but some of the outfitters also hunt in WMU 6. The whitetail season opens the first Monday closest to the 8th of October until November 15th for non-residents. There is a short archery and muzzle-loading guns only season directly preceding the regular season. Link to Kenora outfitters that offer whitetail deer hunting in Canada at the bottom of this page.
Guided Whitetail Deer Hunting
Some of the outfitters in Kenora offer guided whitetail deer hunting. Many of these hunts are all inclusive - meals, lodging, guide service etc. Outfitters may use stand hunting, stalking, rattling, drives by guides and/or hounds. Your guide's knowledge of the area combined with the many miles of wilderness definitely increase your chance of finding that trophy buck.
Un-Guided Whitetail Deer Hunting
While some areas to the south of Kenora, Ontario (including some parts of WMU 7B) require a guide for whitetail deer hunts, it is not required for Kenora outfitters. Semi guided deer hunts are also available at some hunting camps.
Big game, including deer, may only be hunted with a firearm (this includes bows). When hunting deer you may use or carry only a firearm of the type permitted for hunting deer at that time in that WMU. For example, when hunting deer during an archery only season, you may use or carry only archery equipment. You may not carry a rifle or shotgun for hunting other game species. However, when hunting deer during a rifle/shotgun season you may also carry a rifle or shotgun for small game (in addition to your firearm that meets the specifications to hunt deer) because it is the same type of firearm. Please be advise you are required to register your firearms at the border to hunt deer in Ontario. Visit the Canada Firearms
website for more information.
Ontario Deer Hunting Regulations
For information on Sealing and Transporting Deer, Party Hunting, or Export and Shipping, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resource (MNR) website. You can download the Ontario Deer Hunting Regulations as a PDF where you'll find important information such as Residents and Non-Residents Hunting Licenses, maps of Wildlife Management Areas and Non-Resident of Canada Crown Land Camping Restrictions.
Please link to the hunting camps offering some of the biggest whitetail deer in Canada below. If these outfitters are all booked up, please visit our website listing Northwestern Ontario outfitters that offer Canada whitetail deer hunting.
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Shoal Lake Lodge [Website | Summary]
PO Box 31 Kejick Ontario, Canada P0X 1E0
Separation Lake Camps [Website | Summary]
Box 2850 Kenora ON P9N 3X8
Houseboat Adventures - Houseboat Rentals [Website | Summary]
Box 1030 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X7
800-253-6672 or 800-253-6672
Walsten Outpost Cabins [Website | Summary]
Box 1220 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X7
807-468-5970 or 800-567-7715
Smith Camps and Old Pilots Pub [Website | Summary]
Box 293 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X3
807-548-5764 or 888-416-6628
Pipestone Point Resort [Website | Summary]
Box 296 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X3
Perch Bay Resort [Website | Summary]
Box 594 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X5
807-468-9655 or 866-495-4545
Andy Lake Resort [Website | Summary]
Box 172 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X3
807-543-4051 or 888-543-7533
Portage Lodge [Website]
Site 220, Comp 72, RR2 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3W8
807-548-5156 or 800-565-6474
Northwest Outfitters and Outpost Camps Ltd. [Website]
Box 564 Kenora Ontario P9N 3X5
Mead's Spruce Island Camp Ltd. [Website]
Box 19 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X1
MacKenzie Lodge [Website]
RR2, Bigstone Bay Rd., S220, C1 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3W8
Jeff Gustafson Outdoors [Website]
RR1, Site 1, Box 11 Keewatin Ontario P0X 1C0
Gustafson's Resort [Website]
Box 676 Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 3X6
Best Western Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre [Website]
470 First Ave S Kenora Ontario, Canada P9N 1W5
807-468-5521 or 800-465-1120
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