Black Bear

Spring Season 2017:
May 28 – July 2




For 2017 the hunt is being hosted at our Big Blue Hill Pond camp. The Bear population in the area is extremely good and the area has not been hunted since 2011. We’ll be baiting our sites several weeks prior to opening. The camp is also close to the calving grounds of the Middle Ridge Woodland Caribou herd, and the area is excellent for spot and stalk hunting. It’s extremely remote and with high lookouts near camp which offer commanding views of the hunting area. Travel to camp is accomplished by chartered helicopter or float plane after a 5 hr drive from your arrival in Deer Lake, or a 4 hour drive from the airport in Gander. We need to depart for the hunting area on Sunday morning so hunters should arrive in Newfoundland on a Saturday. The hunt is 7 days in duration and includes 6 hunting days as Sunday hunting is not permitted during this period. The trip is very scenic and the topography of the area is stunning. Allow us to suggest bringing along a non-hunting guest/spouse, in which case a small supplement in charged only to cover the cost of the charter flight.


Our bait sites in this area can be observed from a distance, and when a Bear shows up a stalk is conducted either on foot or by boat. Hunting is normally done from mid-afternoon till dark, however Bears can be spotted at all times of the day in this area, sometimes very close to camp.


The first stage of trophy preparation is handled by the guide and includes skinning, caping and salting of the hide. You may take your hide home with you in a leak proof bag/container after the hunt, as well as any meat you wish to take, however skulls may not be taken.


We suggest a medium to long range rifle .284 (7mm) calibre or larger. .300, .338, and .35 calibre rifles are excellent on Bear. 7mm, .308, and .30-06 calibre should be considered an acceptable minimum. Your rifle should be well sighted in prior to arrival in camp. 


We welcome up to 2 hunting guests per week. Non hunting guests can also be assured of a very, very warm welcome by our staff.





For 2017 we will again be hosting a fully guided Bear hunt at our cabin which is accessible by road. There is a paved road nearly right to the camp, and from here bait sites are reached by ATV, 4WD truck and boat. This hunt allows us to cover much more ground. The hunt can also be complimented with fishing, sightseeing, or touring Newfoundland and we highly suggest bringing along a non-hunting guest/spouse. We had excellent success in this hunting area in 2012-13 and once again we’ll be using our traditional bait sites and several new areas we’ve discovered as well. The owner has maintained these sites over the past two seasons for his personal use, and in 2017 will once again be taking guests in the area.




This is an excellent hunt for bow hunters or rifle hunters, as we have several double ladder stands that are 15-30 yards from the bait. 


Bears will be 200-350 lbs, and exceptional trophies are 400+ pounds. The area is adjacent to the famed King George the 4th Wilderness reserve, and Lloyd’s River, so here you never know what could show up at the bait at any time! 


Our camp is not fancy, however it is clean and comfortable with running water, hot showers, wood heat, generated electricity, and features beautiful views of the Lake. It is a scenic drive about 2 hrs from the ferry terminal in Port aux Basque, and 2 hrs from the airport in Deer Lake if you wish to arrive by air.


The hunt is 5 days in duration and hunters are asked to arrive on a Monday and depart on a Saturday. 


For more information at this time please

contact us at

(709) 632-8073 or mark.p@nf.sympatico.ca