• Black Bear
  • Trophy Black Bear
  • Bear Hunting - Fishing Combo Packages are available upon request.
  • New - Black Bear Hunting reopens for a 5 year pilot program for residents and nonresidents in Ontario for Spring May 1 – June 15, 2017
  • Fall Black Bear Hunt from August 15 – October 30, 2017 Be bear wise in the great Canadian wilderness outdoors French River Provincial Park. Book your Canadian hunt for spring and fall today.
  • Ontario Black Bear Hunting at Bear's Den Lodge
  • Canada Black Bear Hunting at Bear's Den Lodge resort for trophy black bears in the French River Provincial Park.
  • Expert outfitters with over 31 years of bear experience. An extreme outdoor adventure experience for bear hunting in Ontario - a  remote wilderness setting.
  • Prime Hunting Territory
  • Travel with the Bear Outfitter Guides by boat to remote baited bear sites located in beaver pond areas and known bear travel areas in the French River Delta.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts, bring your camera to shoot your next bear photos at Bear's Den.
  • Baits are set for hunters wishing to bag their bear with a rifle, muzzleloader, bow & crossbow archery, or camera in French River.
  • All species of fish are open during the fall hunt at Bear's Den.
  • Average size of Bear's Den Lodge bear are 5 ½ - 6 foot – placing it in the world class trophy size for bear
  • Average weight for a fall bear is 350 pounds
  • Fair chase wilderness hunt
  • 98-100% Opportunity
  • 90-95% SUCCESS history
  • Archery, Muzzleloader, and Rifle Bear Hunting Available:
  • Bear's Den Lodge has been offering black bear hunts since 1987
  • A few rifle stands provide shots in excess of 100 yards with the average being closer to 40 yards.
  • Archery stands provide shots at 12 to 25 yards.
  • Please specify choice of hunt at time of booking.
  • Black Bear Hunting & Fishing Combo Package includes:
  • 2 Active baited sites per hunter
  • Skinning and freezing of your trophy. Lodging in the Main Lodge (modern facilities) - double occupancy
  • 3 Excellent home cooked meals per day served family style. Nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, and ice
  • 16’ Lund Boat with 25 hp. Mercury motor
  • Two hunters per boat
  • Cushioned swivel seats, gas fill up per day, worms and safety equipment.
  • Daily boat and maid service
  • Landing net, and minnow buckets are available upon request.
  • Arrival time – must be prior to dark - Hartley Bay Marina closes at dark.
  • Departure – the morning of 7th day.
  • Water taxi to and from Hartley Bay Marina landing
  • Additional charges not included:
  • Hunting License
  • Fishing License
  • Gun & hunting equipment
  • Fishing equipment & tackle
  • Depth-fish finder
  • Transom mount trolling motor
  • Valet parking at Marina
  • New: Now offering Housekeeping Bear Hunting Option
  • 6 Day hunting
  • 2 Active baited sites
  • Skinning and freezing of your trophy
  • Self-catered meal plan – prepare you own food
  • Fully equipped housekeeping cottage – 6 nights
  • Water taxi for arrival and departure
  • Additional charge for:
  • Boat & Motor
  • Gas
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Parking at Marina
  • Dates for Wilderness Hunting on the French River:
  • Spring hunts May 1 – June 15, 2017
  • Fall hunts August 15 – October 31, 2017

Request full bear hunting fishing combo information – (Contact us form or Call now)

  • Upland Game & Waterfowl
  • Avid hunters will find plenty of game within easy reach of the lodge.
  • There is a large population of ducks - including but not limited to:
    • Woodies
    • Blacks
    • Mallards
  • Game birds such as partridge.
  • Small Game
  • Wolves & Coyotes September 15 – close with game seal
  • Raccoon October 15 - close
  • Red Fox September 15 – close
  • Skunk – Resident only
  • Night hunting not permitted by Ontario Government.

Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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