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|Saskatchewan - Eastern Sky Guiding Service
|Ontario - Call of the North
|Ontario - Black Bear Adventures
|New Brunswick - Nictau Lodge
New Brunswick - Nictau Lodge
Nictau, NB E7G 3B2, Canada
Phone: (860) 463-6699
Nictau Lodge is one of the premier black bearhunting locations on the east coast of Canada! We lease over 350,000 acres of land and run over 70 different bait site locations all behind a locked gate system which limits access to those who carry access passes! Don't get this confused with high fence as there are none. This land is owned by lumber companies which lease land to use for the purpose of hunting.
Every stand (all new ladder stands) will be set for the clients weapon of choice and will have had trail cameras on them. Our clients are often impressed with not only the number of bears they see but the quality of the bears as well! When hunting for black bears with us at Nictau Lodge you will also get in some great fishing action on the Tobique River!
NOTE: If you tag-out early in the week and would like to continue hunting, we offer a second bear hunt for $1500 USD, all inclusive.
Nictau Lodge offers SPECIAL Group Rates. For more information contact us @ 1-860-463-6699 or use the contact form on our Contact page.
|Manitoba - Riverside Lodge
|Manitoba - North Mountain Adventures
North Mountain Adventures
|Manitoba - Canadian Wilderness Outfitters
Canadian Wilderness Outfitters
The best bear hunting in Canada is with the Canadian Wilderness Outfitters. The Canadian Wilderness Outfitters have been hunting bear in the Duck Mountains of Manitoba since 1996. The dense forested areas and rich agricultural land of the Swan River Valley provide the habitat and food source required to hunt the biggest trophy bears in Manitoba. If you’re looking to hunt trophy black bear or trophy brown bear, this is the Manitoba bear hunt for you.
SPRING OR FALL BEAR HUNT?
We hunt from mid May to Mid June then again end of August to mid September. When is the best time? Depends on your schedule & what you want in a bear. There is no size difference between a Spring bear skull and a Fall bear skull. However, there are major seasonal differences in weight and fur conditions. A bear can emerge in the Spring from its winter den weighing 30% less than it did in the Fall. While a bear dens he is living off his fat reserve. It is essential that during the Fall prior to denning a bear must gorge himself to put on all this extra weight. Therefore, that Fall bear can be huge due to this massive weight gain. Fur conditions also vary from season to season. Most hunters believe a bear’s fur is finest soon after den emergence in the Spring. That is when the guard hairs are the longest & the under fur the thickest. It is during the Spring that hunters must look at the condition of the fur carefully before shooting. Bears will scratch & rub themselves to help shed this heavy coat of fur leaving rubbed marks. A hunter may see a bear that has bare patches on their hind quarters or behind their front shoulders. A Fall bear fur will be sleek, dense, & shiny with no rubs. The benefit of being able to "look a bear over" while on a bait is that you can observe for the quality of the fur.
Manitoba Black Bears can come in "color phase" of brown, cinnamon and chocolate colors and as light as blonde.
Bear hunting requires some knowledge of bears, so we try our best to educate our hunters about judging bears for size, fur quality and sex. When you arrive we have "Bear School" where we discuss methods of baiting, hunting, recovering bears, our routine and the reasons for it, usual bear activity, how to judge bears, and most important the killing shot.
We access our areas by truck, quads and walking. Our stands are about 12-16 feet off the ground, or ground blinds that are between 10-75 yards from the bait depending upon what weapon you are shooting; gun or bow.
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|Manitoba - All Terrain Bear Hunts
|Alberta - McKinnon and Co Outfitters
|Alberta - Boss Outfitting