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Ontario Hunting Tips & Regulations

For Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting in Ontario
Crossbows:

Draw length must be al least (11.8 in.);
Draw weight must be at least (119 lbs.);
Bolt head must be at least (0.9 in.) at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.

Longbows:

Draw weight must be at least (48.5 lbs.) at draw length of (27.6 in.) or less;
Arrow length must be at least (23.6 in.);
Broad head must be at least (0.9 in. at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel

Rifle:

A rim-fire rifle, a shotgun smaller than 20 gauge when loaded with shot or any shotgun loaded with shot smaller then SG or No. 1 buck cannot be used for hunting black bear. For rifle hunting Black Bear we recommend using nothing less than a .270 Winchester

Hand Guns ARE NOT PERMITTED in Canada.

Hunting Tips for Black Bear:

Many of our bait sites are geared for the rifle hunter in mind with ranges available up to 100 yards. We can set you up at a site with the yardage that you are most comfortable with. Our tree stands are well built and designed to be down wind of the bait station to minimize the chances of the bear winding your scent. The same wind and scent tactics will apply if you prefer to hunt from one of our ground blinds.

It is a good practice to keep your hunting clothes in a separate bag away from other clothing articles to maintain as scent free as possible while in your stand. Changing into your hunting clothes just prior to accessing your
stand and applying scent shield are two more tactics that can put the odds in your favor to harvest your Black Bear.

While a Bear’s nose is it’s strongest asset, hunters must not underestimate the Bear’s sight and hearing abilities. You will greatly increase your odds of tagging a nice trophy by minimizing your movement and noise while hunting in your stand.

Be patient and let the Bear present you with a good shot.

For Moose Hunting

Moose Hunting in Ontario

Crossbows:

Draw length must be al least (11.8 in.);
Draw weight must be at least (119 lbs.);
Bolt head must be at least (0.9 in.) at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.

Longbows:

Draw weight must be at least (48.5 lbs.) at draw length of (27.6 in.) or less;
Arrow length must be at least (23.6 in.);
Broad head must be at least (0.9 in. at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.

Rifle:

A rim-fire rifle, a shotgun smaller than 20 gauge when loaded with shot or any shotgun loaded with shot smaller then SG or No. 1 buck cannot be used for hunting Moose. We suggest using at the minimum one of the following: 300 Magnum, 30-06, 7MM Magnum with bullet weights in the 180 grain range.

Hand Guns ARE NOT PERMITTED in Canada.

Hunting Tips for Moose:

All of our moose hunting is done in WMU 32 which is located adjacent to the Chapleau Game Preserve. Moose are prevalent and regularly move within and without the Preserve. Although you are likely to spot numerous moose during your hunt, it is the patient hunter who is likely to be successful with a trophy animal.

The moose hunt will test your hunting skills and equipment. Proper hunting gear and clothing is essential as our weather is unpredictable. Temperatures can range from the 70’s down to zero degrees. Comfortable waterproof boots, jackets and gloves with a layered clothing approach is essential. All efforts will be made to accommodate your hunting needs and requests.

Our experienced guides will be one of your most valuable assets in your hunt. Their knowledge of the region and the habits of our moose is a tool for you to utilize. Moose can be unpredictable and sometimes the unconventional produces the best results. If your guide wants to run his chainsaw as you enter the fresh clear cut, don’t be afraid to go with it. Upon booking your hunt you will be provided with a detailed list of recommended equipment needed for your hunt.


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