(In-Season address)
Wassiagomin Lodge
P.O. Box 61
Dog Lake,
Missanabic Ontario
Canada POM 2HO


(All Season address)
c/o Bruce Andersen
PO Box 105
Manistique, MI 49854

(906) 446-3288

A remote camp, without the fly-in price.

Black Bear Hunting Rates




 $1650.00 US
per hunter (minimum 2 hunters)


unlimited fishing during the length of you stay

your own cottage equipped with 3 piece bath, hot and cold running water and all your housekeeping needs
a 14 or 16ft Naden aluminum boat equipped with a newer
   15hp Johnson 4 stroke outboard with padded swivel seats,
    landing nets and minnow buckets
pre-baited stand
round trip boat transport to the lodge
use of portage lakes with boats and motors
freezing of hide and meat
lake map and orientation
fish cleaning facilities and freezing
assistance with tracking and retrieval
use of main lodge and lounge area


 Not included in Package  


hunting license  
Ontario tax

$300.00 deposit required

NOTE: *You will need to show an old hunting license from your home state when purchasing your Ontario hunting license Minimum of 2 hunters per group

Deposits are non-refundable on hunting packages.




Wassiagomin Lodge's Ontario bear hunting area is located adjacent to the world's largest game preserve. The Chapleau Game Preserve was set aside in 1925 as a protected area banning all hunting and trapping with in it's boundariesOur bear hunting area and the chapleau Game preserve Ontario is known to have the worlds largest population of Black Bears (estimated at 400,000) and this 7000 sq km area has perhaps the largest concentration of Bears in all of Canada.


In government wildlife surveys measuring Bear populations, our wildlife management area is always at the very top of the list. Many of our hunters see several bears before they choose to bag one You will be the only person hunting in a specified area. This will ensure you of a quality hunt without any other hunting pressure nearby.



Upon your arrival at Wassiagomin Lodge we'll get you settled in, go through some of the necessary paper work then we'll start to prepare you for your Ontario bear hunt. Our method of bear hunting is over baited blinds. We will do our best to provide each hunter with an active bait-one which is being hit on a regular basis (at least a couple times a week) by a bear. We do limit the number of hunters we take each week so that our baits our not over hunted during any one season. This also permits us to take advantage of varying weather conditions by rotating our hunters as those factors dictate. Except for a few stands behind the lodge all our baits are placed around the lake. This is a remote area, you will see no signs of logging and we do not drive to any of our stands.


The first night of the hunt your guide will take you and your hunting partner to the baits and make sure you get set up. For the month before your arrival we have been baiting your stand every 2-3 days. We have had great success baiting our stands with several tonnes of ground livestock feed plus an assortment if other goodies. Great care is taken not to contaminate the bait areas with human scent, gasoline or oil from boats and a record is maintained of all activity at each bait. it is also very important for your own success that you take great care in keeping the baits and blinds clean. With this in mind we will provide you with a bottle just in case nature calls while you on the blind.



Generally we only hunt in the evenings and like to see you on your stand by late afternoon .This will provide you with 4-6 hrs of hunting time. Each hunter and his partner will take their boat to their blinds with one dropping the other off. All stands are located a short distance from the lake's shore.


When archery hunting, bows must meet the following specifications.


Crossbow and Longbow Specifications



  • Draw length must be al least (11.8 in.);
  • Draw weight must be at least (119 lbs.);
  • Bolt head must be at least (0.9 in.) at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel.


  • Draw weight must be at least (48.5 lbs.) at draw length of (27.6 in.) or less;
  • Arrow length must be at least (23.6 in.);
  • Broad head must be at least (0.9 in. at the widest point; and, there must be at least two cutting edges of straight, sharp, unserrated, barbless steel

Rifle Hunt

Many of our bait sites are geared for the rifle hunter in mind with ranges available up to 100 yards. We can set you up at a site with the yardage that you are most comfortable with. We recommend placing your tree stand no lower than 12 feet high and down wind of the bait station to minimize the chances of the bear winding your scent. The same wind and scent tactics will apply if you prefer to hunt from one of our ground blinds. It is a good practice to keep your hunting clothes in a separate bag away from other clothing articles to maintain as scent free as possible while in your stand. Changing into your hunting clothes just prior to accessing your stand and applying scent shield are two more tactics that can put the odds in your favor to harvest your Black Bear. While a Bear's nose is it's strongest asset hunters must not underestimate the Bear's sight and hearing abilities. You will greatly increase your odds of tagging a nice trophy by minimizing your movement and noise while hunting in your stand. Be patient and let the Bear present you with a good shot.



Gun Specifications

  • A rim-fire rifle, a shotgun smaller than 20 gauge when loaded with shot or any shotgun loaded with shot smaller then SG or No. 1 buck cannot be used for hunting black bear
  • For rifle hunting Black Bear we recommend using nothing less than a .270 Winchester

Things To Bring

  • Tree stand (Steps/Rope + Safety belt)
  • Warm Clothes (Never know what the temperature will be)
  • Hunter Orange hat and vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
  • Previous hunting license
  • Weapon of choice, gun, bow or crossbow
  • Soft gun case or bow case (legal requirement)
  • Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
  • Bug jacket and repellent
  • Rain Gear
  • Extra Boots/Gloves
  • Flash lights (Batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Coolers & Freezer Bags for meat
  • Hunting knife/sharpener
  • Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
  • Fishing rod and tackle



For More information on booking your Canadian fishing,
hunting or family vacation here
at Wassiagomin Lodge contact Bruce Andersen:


All Year
Wassiagomin Lodge
C/O Bruce Andersen
P.O. Box 105
Manistique, MI 49854
(906) 446-3288

Or during the season
Wassiagomin Lodge

PO Box 61
Dog Lake
Missanabie, Ontario P0M 2H0
(705) 234-2665



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