Hunting for Black Bear begins in August and runs into October. Red Lake is located in prime bear hunting territory that is accessible by road, water or float plane. You will often have the opportunity to choose a bow or rifle hunt. Pre-baiting is done in advance.
Bear hunting is open to both residents and non-residents. A non-resident who wishes to hunt black bear in Ontario must have a Black Bear Hunting Licence Validation Certificate to validate a non-resident black bear hunting licence. This certificate can be obtained from a tourist operator (operator of a tourist establishment, guide or air carrier) licenced in Ontario to provide black bear hunting services to non-residents. There are two exceptions to this. Please download the Ontario Hunting Summary for more information. A non-resident hunter using the bear services of an operator licenced to provide black bear hunting services must hunt only on the areas designated on the Black Bear Hunting Licence Validation Certificate issued to him/her by the operator. These areas can include Crown land located within a Bear Management Area (BMA) assigned to the operator, private land located within a BMA assigned to the operator and private land located within a Wildlife Management Area (WMU). Resident hunters are not restricted to BMAs and may hunt anywhere on Crown land, or on private land with the owner's permission.
Please link to the following outfitters in the Red lake area that offer Canada bear hunting. If these bear hunting outfitters are all booked up, visit our website dedicated to Canada bear hunting in Sunset Country.