Bear Hunting Facts
Bear Hunt Season and Rates
FALL BEAR HUNT 2022
Saturday – Saturday, Aug. 13-20, Aug. 20-27, Aug 27-Sept 3
$1,800.00 per hunter
$350.00 per Non-hunting Cottage Companion
Note: non-hunting guests do not count toward boat and motor numbers allotted with the hunt
- HOUSEKEEPING COTTAGE for 7 nights (Saturday-Saturday)
- HUNTING FOR 6 DAYS (Sunday-Friday) with the exception in ’22, of opening week, which will have 5 days of hunting, starting on Monday, August 15th.
- PRE-BAITED SITES
- ALL BAITING SUPPLIES daily
- EXPERIENCED OUTFITTER with vast knowledge and advice – use it!
- ORIENTATION TRIP to bait site
- BOATS & MOTOR to enjoy fishing when not at your bear site (1 boat for 1-3 hunters, 2 boats for 4-6 hunters)
- ALL MARINE GAS for fishing on Perrault Lake
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the terrain in our vast bear area, it is recommended hunters bring along an ATV. A limited number of the bait sites are accessible by truck. You must discuss personal requirements with Bob prior to your hunt. Refer to our bear hunting facts or call us for further details.
Bear Hunting Licences, Fishing Licenses, bait for fishing and gas may be purchased at the lodge.
Where is the Bear Hunting Area
No need for long drives to reach your bait sites. We have exclusive commercial rights to a large, private Bear Management Area, and our lodge is located in the centre of this area. Your hunting can be as close as ½ mile from the Lodge, to as far as 20 miles. The bait sites are chosen in advance by the Lodge owner based on the regularity and quality of the bear activity at the sites. On average most of our hunters will travel 10-20 minutes by transportation to get to their stand.
As most of our baits are in remote areas you should anticipate supplying your own ATV to access the sites. We do have a number of baits with truck access. Hunters must discuss their personal requirements when reserving the hunt. If you have not discussed transportation with Bob we will assume you are bringing ATV’s for your group.
Keep in mind that if you have a large group, all members are not going to be necessarily hunting in the same direction from the Lodge. Make sure that you provide the proper number of trucks and trailers etc. for your group size. A detailed discussion with Bob will be required to make sure that all questions are answered with respect to transportation requirements.
Rainbow Point Lodge is a license issuer for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, so for your convenience your hunting licenses may be purchased directly from the Lodge. For first time hunters to Ontario, you will be required to provide proof of your hunting qualification in order to have an Ontario Hunting Outdoors Card issued to you. We will ensure you have all the requirements in advance.
Once issued, your Ontario Hunting Outdoors Card gets you registered as a qualified hunter in the Province. This can be renewed every 3 years as required. For hunters that already have been issued an Ontario Hunting Outdoors Card, the lodge will verify the number, and pre-issue any renewals or license tags that are needed. Hunters are welcome to contact the Lodge with any questions they have regarding the licensing process. Complete details can be found on the MNR website.
Current license costs can be viewed on the Ministry of Natural Resources website.
- Export Permits are required to transport your animal home. These permits are available right here at the Lodge at the current rate.
- Skinning & Hide Preparation $100.00/animal
- Meat Processing is not available through the Lodge – Most hunters will cut and package their meat on their own while here.
- Gratuities – greatly appreciated.
- Your weapon of choice with case
- Camo clothing (quiet & scent free)
- Rain gear (quiet & scent free)
- Head Net
- Assortment of clothing for variety of weather conditions.
- Flashlight, Flagging Tape, Compass or GPS (Know how to use it). Keep in mind this is not a small piece of bush in a farmer’s field! (I have had to look for a few unprepared hunters over the years, but haven’t lost one yet)
- Helmet for use on ATV (required by law)
- Registration or title for private ATV and Liability Insurance
- Blaze orange hat & vest (required by law to be worn to and from the bait site)
- Game Sleigh or field aid to haul your bear out of the woods.
- Safety harness for your protection on tree stand.
- Fishing gear if you plan to take advantage of this during your stay
- Most Importantly …… a POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Importing Firearms to Canada
All Firearms (does NOT include bows) being brought into Canada must be registered at the Canadian Customs at the time of entry into Canada. It is a relatively simple process, and requires a little bit more time at the border to get the required form filled out and fee paid ($25. last we are aware).
Canadian firearms, and ammunition regulations
Absolutely NO handguns, tasers, & mace can be imported into Canada.
You should be aware of special customs and immigration issues whenever traveling to another country.
For people with prior legal charges or convictions, (including DUI’s), you may want to look into any restrictions on your travel.
Currently, proof of double Covid-19 vaccination is a pre-requisite to entering Canada. Contact the lodge for clarification on any further requirements for entering the country at this time.
You may also visit Canada Border Services Agency website for further information.
A $300.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation to guarantee a hunt. A 2nd installment of $300.00 is required by February 1st, and balance of the hunt is payable 30 in advance of your arrival. Hunting deposits and installments are non-refundable. Consideration may be given to date transfers if vacancy can be filled.
To discuss these topics or to get an answer to any other concerns, please feel free to call Bob or Gale at 1-800-282-9039, or contact by e-mail: email@example.com