Chapleau Ontario Black Bear Hunting

Located just 25 miles south of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve in Northern Ontario, Five Mile Lake Lodge sits in the heart of the Black Bear hunting capital of Ontario. Our B.M.A. or Bear Management Area is over 300 square miles and we not only hunt the area surrounding our lake, but the many nearby lakes, streams and marshes. There are numerous logging roads that we utilize to access our area and there are many trails as well that tie into these roads. Although a pickup truck works just fine for much of our access, we highly recommend bringing an ATV for even deeper access. Depending on your preference and the terrain, we use a variety of tree stands and ground blinds. There are some solid tree stands that have plenty of room for a nice chair and your gear which gives you the ability to stand up and stretch if needed. We also use single person ladder stands that have the ability to be moved if necessary. Both of these stands will place you up approximately 16 feet. Our ground blinds have been very well received as well and some are made out of logs while others are framed and covered with plywood. All will have some bushes strategically placed for additional cover (click here to see tree stand pictures).

We run a quality Chapleau Black Bear hunt and guarantee to put you on an active bait. As mentioned, our area to hunt is quite large, but we have elected to "manage" our area and not over harvest it in order to maintain its healthy population. We run a 3 week fall hunt bringing in a maximum of 6 - 8 hunters per week.

All baiting begins at least one month prior to the start of our hunt, which we run the last two weeks of August and the first week of September. Our proven baiting techniques, along with the use of trail cameras, provide the hunter with the best opportunity to harvest an animal by determining the time of day that the animal is coming to the bait. This also assists us in sizing of bears and if sows and cubs are present at which time we abandon the site. Your Chapleau Black Bear Hunt includes a fully equipped housekeeping cottage, boat, motor and gas, all baiting prior to / throughout your hunt, assistance with retrieval of downed animal, skinning, quartering and freezing. Tree stands and/or ground blinds set up for either rifle or bow hunters.

References available on request.

Please join us in Chapleau at Five Mile Lake Lodge for an Ontario Black Bear hunting adventure that you will remember for years to come.

Chapleau, Ontario Bear Hunt Details

Bear Hunt Includes:
· Housekeeping Cottage near Chapleau
· Boat & Motor for each 2 Hunters, (Includes Gas)
· Baiting and Bait Orientation
· Tree Stand and/or Ground Blind
· Help with Animal Retrieval
· Skinning, Quartering and Freezer Storage.

There is an outdoor store in Chapleau where you can pick up things you forgot.

Not Included in Bear Hunt:
· You must bring your own food, towels, dish towels, toiletries & soap
· Export Fee-$35
· Ground Transportation
· Firearms Declaration Form ($25 - read below)
· Bear Hunt License & Outdoor Card ($235.96 + $9.68) (Buy On-line)
· Sport Fishing Licence ($52.41) (Buy On-line)
· Conservation Fishing Licence ($29.97) (Buy On-line)

What is an Outdoor Card:
An outdoor card offers conservation officers a quick way of authenticating your identification and Black Bear hunting license. This card is good for 3 years and must be presented to purchase your fishing or hunting license every year.

What To Bring Bear Hunting:
· Food & Drink (Housekeeping Accommodations)
· Warm Clothes (Never know what the temperature will be)
· Hunter Orange hat and vest (Ontario laws require solid orange)
· Previous hunting license CN or US
· Weapon of choice, gun, bow or crossbow
· Soft guncase or bowcase (legal requirement)
· Bug jacket and repellent
· Rain Gear
· Extra Footware/Gloves
· Flash lights (Batteries)
· Binoculars
· Coolers & Freezer Bags for meat
· Hunting knife/sharpener
· Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
· Fishing rod and tackle

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Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Visit the MNR website at for hunting regulations.

Ontario Regulations in Adobe PDF Format:
Ontario Black Bear Hunting Regulations

Should you have any general questions pertaining to the hunting regulations summary please contact the Natural Resource Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940 or by emailing

Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.

Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing, or by calling 1-800-731-4000 (Canada and U.S.) or 1-506-624-5380 (other countries) and from all Customs offices across Canada.

Download Non-Resident Canadian Firearm Declaration Form

Download Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Continuation Sheet

More Firearms Related Forms

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Please Note: Complete the forms but do not sign the forms until you are asked to by the custom's agent.