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. We hunt the area surrounding our lake and other nearby lakes, streams and marshes from tree stands, as well as groundblinds depending on the terrain and your preference. This prime habitat has a healthy Black Bear population and we have kept it strong by not over harvesting and only bringing in a small group of hunters each year.

We run a quality Black Bear hunt and guarantee to put you on an active bait. As mentioned, our hunt has been kept on the small side, bringing in between 10 and 12 hunters per year, with our new and quite large area, we have the ability to bring in more hunters, but have decided not to and will continue our policy of harvest management to keep our Black Bear population strong.

All baiting begins at least one month prior to the start of our hunt, which we run the last two weeks of August and 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. Most baits can be accessed with a short walk from your vehicle off logging roads and trails, but ATV's are always welcome if you prefer. Your Black Bear Hunt includes a fully equipped housekeeping cottage, boat, motor and gas, all baiting prior to your hunt and baiting assistance during your hunt, retrieval of downed animal, treestands and/or groundlbinds, skinning, quartering and freezing.

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 us 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.

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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.