Trophy Black Bear Hunts near Dryden Ontario

Bonny Bay Camp is fortunate to have exclusive black bear outfitting access to over 130 square kilometers of highly productive land at the doorstep of the camp. Careful stewardship of this land over the past many years has resulted in maintaining a strong bear population that consistently provides world class black bear hunting opportunities. Please refer to the attached summary of Bonny Bay Camp's Bear Management Plan for details on how we help manage this important resource.

Bonny Bay Camp's Bear Management Plan (Adobe .pdf)

The habitat in our exclusive Bear Management Area (BMA) is ideal for black bears to thrive and grow BIG! Overgrowth of softwood and grasses in logged areas and natural clear areas are all prime locations where raspberries grow in great abundance. The many rocky outcroppings of Canadian Shield Rock covered with mosses are perfect areas for blueberries to grow. These fruits are especially important for a balanced diet that the bears need from the time they are cubs until they reach maturity to be healthy, strong and grow. Their diets are also supplemented with the high amounts of small game in the area. Since the decline of the fur trade, the beaver population has increased significantly, and they offer easy prey for bears. The high population of whitetail deer also offers an abundant food source for bear. This abundance of food and extremely low hunting pressure create an environment where our hunting guests have the potential to harvest some of the biggest black bears in Ontario.

Within our BMA we maintain 20 baited sites. Fifteen of these sites are equipped with fixed platform 4'x4' stands, and the remainder utilize ladder tree stands, or climbing tree stands. All stands are located between a 5 to 30 minute drive from camp, so you can return to camp at your convenience during the day. The sites are all road accessible to within 200 yards, and from there access is on foot. The shooting range varies from 15-40 yards. For bait we use popcorn covered in used cooking oil that has a butterscotch concentrate added to it. The bait is covered in 4' long logs to protect it from birds and other animals. The scent of this bait is absolutely alluring to bears, and they will stay at the bait until every kernel of corn is gone, often also eating the dirt that the oil seeps into!

We limit the number of hunters per season and per week so we can focus on the success of your individual or group hunt. All baits are active 3 weeks prior to our hunter's arrival, and we discuss in detail with each hunter the patterns and habits of each bait site.

We publish a weekly Bear Bulletin and email it to each of our hunters in advance of their hunt. This bulletin includes recent game camera pictures, field observations and any additional details that our hunters need to be aware of to be successful.

Guests are welcome to bring ATV's to aid in retrieval of harvested bears, however we have a dedicated 6-wheel ATV and trailer outfitted specifically for this purpose. Guests are responsible for field dressing of the animal. At camp, a large shop with an overhead hoist is available to guests for use in skinning the animal. A walk-in cooler is available for hanging the meat, and game processing tables as well as several on-site freezers are also provided. If guests desire, there are local options for butchers to process your game, either on or off-site.

We do not provide a Spring bear hunt. The Fall non-resident bear season starts August 15 every year and runs until October 15th.

All packages are in Canadian funds, so our American Guests realize a significant savings on the exchange rate.

Black Bear Hunt:

Included in the package:
• 7 day housekeeping cottage fully equipped including bedding, BBQ, deck & picnic table
• Electric heat & air conditioning
• 3 piece bath with towels, toilet paper & hand soap
• fully equipped kitchen including dish soap, coffee filters, paper towels & garbage bags
• free wireless internet throughout camp & courtesy computer in the lodge for guests over 16 yrs old or children supervised by an adult.
• Use of the lodge, big screen TV, Games room etc.
• 6 day hunt with baited sites + 1 day orientation
• Ladder stands or platform stands will be at each site, but if you desire you may bring your own.
• First day guiding/field orientation
• Assistance with retrieval & field dressing
• Use of our walk in cooler and processing area
• Assistance with hanging your bear
• Freezer service

Not included in the package:
• Taxes, licences and export permit. Export Permit $35, Firearms Declaration Form $25 CAN - Call (1-800-731-4000) or see the link below, Non-Resident hunting license is about $250, outdoors card $10, fishing license $30-$60
• Harness & tree strap (must bring your own)
• Ground Transportation
• Food and beverages (Housekeeping Accommodations)
• Boat rental

$1,950.00 CDN + 13% HST Per Person Per Week - minimum 2 hunters per cabin or a premium will apply.

Deposits for Bear Hunt: $800.00 per person at time of booking and Payment in full by June 1st. All deposits are non-refundable.


Fish & Black Bear Hunt:

Included in the package:
• 7 day housekeeping cottage fully equipped including bedding, BBQ, deck & picnic table
• Electric heat & air conditioning
• 3 piece bath with towels, toilet paper & hand soap
• fully equipped kitchen including dish soap, coffee filters, paper towels & garbage bags
• free wireless internet throughout camp & courtesy computer in the lodge for guests over 16 yrs old or children supervised by an adult.
• Use of the lodge, big screen TV, Games room etc.
• 6 day hunt with baited sites + 1 day orientation
• Ladder stands & platform stands will be at each site, but if you desire you may bring your own.
• First day guiding/field orientation
• Assistance with retrieval & field dressing
• Assistance with hanging your bear
• Use of our walk in cooler and processing area
• Freezer service
• 17' Lund Outfitter with a 50 hp Yamaha 4 Stroke, electric start, power trim & tilt
• Deluxe boats with live-wells, flat floors, comfy pedestal seats, depth finder and large casting platform at the bow.
• Life jackets, minnow/leech bucket, landing net, anchor, paddles & safety kit.
• Up to 100 litres of gas for the boat included.
• Up to 14 dozen live bait, minnows, leeches or crawlers, (2 dozen per person per day)
• Friendly courteous staff on the dock to assist you from daylight until dark daily.
• Free lake tour for first time guests.
• Freezer storage & packaging
• Docking & battery charging

Please Note: the above pricing is based on 2 or 3 persons per rental boat. If you wish to use your own boat the price is the same, but the gas allowance, bait and docking are included.

Not included in the package:
• Taxes, licences and export permit. Export Permit $35 CDN, Firearms Declaration Form $25 CAN - Call (1-800-731-4000) or see the link below, Non-residence hunting license about $245 CDN, outdoors card $10.68 CDN, fishing license $30-$60 CDN
• Harness & tree strap (must bring your own)
• Ground Transportation
• Food and beverages (Housekeeping Accommodations)

$2,200.00 CDN + 13% HST Per Person Per Week - minimum 2 hunters per cabin or a premium will apply.


What To Bring Bear Hunting:
• A handheld GPS is not mandatory, but it is a very useful tool to bring for tracking game
• Seasonal appropriate clothing
• Hunter orange hat and vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
• any camo pattern clothing, face paint or camo game face gear, head net,
• A current hunting license CN or US,
• Soft gun sock or case
• Scentlock suit/Scent Killer (being scent free is very important!)
• Rain gear
• Extra footwear
• Gloves
• Flashlights & Batteries
• Binoculars
• Coolers for transporting meat home
• Hunting knife/sharpener
• Food & drink.

Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Visit the MNR website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca for 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 mnr.nric.mnr@ontario.ca

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 cfp-pcaf@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, 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. Visit the RCMP web site for more information

Please Note: Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.

Buy a Hunting License and Outdoor Card on-line here

Buy a Fishing License and Outdoor Card on-line here