The ingredients for any successful hunting trip are going to an area with a lot of animals and low hunting pressure. That's what the vast tracts of wilderness in Northwestern Ontario offer bear hunters. With a huntable land area of around 50,000 square miles and many professional outfitters to choose from, Sunset Country is one of the better destinations in Ontario to hunt black bears. These outfitters manage what are called Bear Management Areas (BMAs) with each BMA having a number of active and regularly-tended bait sites. You can hunt in Sunset Country during the spring or fall and you have the choice of archery or rifle. Many fall hunters combine their bear hunt with grouse as a secondary species and of course, many also enjoy the spectacular fishing we have to offer.
Bear hunting in Ontario is regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) which sets the rules hunters and outfitters must follow. The rules are in place to help the Ministry regulate the harvest, especially the protection of sows with cubs, so it is important to be aware of the rules and regulations for bear hunting in Ontario, Canada. Once you know the rules and as long as you follow them, you can hunt with confidence and no hassles from the authorities. The MNR estimates the population of black bears in the Province to be somewhere between 85,000 and 105,000 animals so that is a good number, meaning your chances of success are high.
Many bear hunters also take time to try their luck at fishing