On average bear sightings are 95% - 100%. Our bears are hunted over baits. These baits are checked daily. Having over 100 bait sites and relocating to virgin forest every two years gives hunters the best opportunity of scoring Boone & Crocket. Some permanent stand are available for all rifle hunters. Stands are 20 - 50 yards away from the bait: bow hunters stands are 12 - 22 yards away from the bait. Keep in mind for fall hunts...
Deer Hunting in NB
New Brunswick is considered, "The Sleeping Province of Canada", for huge whitetails. It holds the record for the second biggest buck killed in Canada, scoring 199 1/8 net. Having minimal amount of hunting pressure and heavy cover has allowed our deer to reach maturity. We offer the finest possible chance of getting a trophy. Our success rate ranges from 30% - 50%. Average scores run from 125 - 140 net. It is not uncommon to shoot a 170 class buck. These bucks...
Moose Hunting in NB
Moose hunting is done in late September while the bulls are in full rut. The temperature at this time of year varies between 30° - 40° F early mornings, 50° - 70° F mid-afternoons, and 40° - 50° F late evenings. Early mornings and late evenings are usually the most effective hunting times, as calls seem to carry better at this time. All hunts will be done by tree stand or ground blinds. The average bull has between a 40" - 50" spread. It is not uncommon...
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Hunting Black Bears with Rifles & Archery
On average sightings of black bears are 95% – 100%. Our black bears are hunted over baits. These baits are checked daily. Having over 100 bait sites and relocating to virgin forest every two years gives hunters the best opportunity of scoring Boone & Crocket.
Some permanent stand are available for all rifle hunters. Stands are 20 – 50 yards away from the bait: bow hunters stands are 12 – 22 yards away from the bait. Keep in mind for fall hunts, that a full hunters orange hat in addition to 400 square inches of hunters orange on the chest front and back is required.
Hunting Black Bears in the Spring
~ Hunting black bears begin early May to mid-June. Spring hunts are from approximately 3:00pm – 9:30pm, Monday – Friday. As temperatures vary so much at this time of year, please check our website for an up-to-date weather report before your departure. We suggest you bring full camo and a head net; as flies could be bad at this time of year. For spring hunts, you can use bow rifle or muzzle loader.
Archery Hunting of Black Bears in the Fall
~ Hunting black bears begin in early September and continues for two weeks. Fall archery hunts are from approximately 2:00pm – 8:00pm, Monday – Friday. Temperatures vary from 50° – 75° F.
Rifle & Archery Hunting of Black Bears in the Fall
~ Hunting black bears begin in early October and continues through the end of October. Fall rifle & archery hunts are from approximately 2:00pm – 8:00pm, Monday – Friday. Temperatures vary from 40° – 60° F.
Hunting Black Bears – License Information
The bag limit is two black bears per year.
A person may purchase only one Black Bear License per year. Licenses are valid for hunting during the three black bear hunting seasons (spring, fall bow, and fall gun) in a calendar year until the bag limit is filled. Once the tag has been detached from the Black Bear License, the license is invalid for hunting black bears further.
Resident Black Bear Licenses are valid for all Wildlife Management Zones open for hunting black bears.
Non-resident hunters may acquire Black Bear Licenses in either of the following two methods: (a) Through a designated, licensed outfitter or guide who has received an allocation of Black Bear Licenses. (b) By entering and being successful in the computerized random access draw. Application information and procedures are available from Service New Brunswick centres and Natural Resources offices. http://www.gnb.ca Keyword: Natural Resources
Non-resident Black Bear Licenses are valid only for the Wildlife Management Zone specified on the license.
The holder of a Black Bear License may transport a firearm two days before the opening of or two days after the closing of the black bear season. The firearm must be unloaded, in a case properly fastened or completely wrapped in a blanket or canvas and securely tied, or in the locked luggage compartment of a motor vehicle.
When you are outside the Wildlife Management Zone indicated on your validation sticker and license during the bear hunting season, all firearms must be unloaded, in a case properly fastened or completely wrapped in a blanket or canvas and securely tied, or in the locked luggage compartment of a motor vehicle.
Non-residents are required to hunt with a licensed New Brunswick guide.
Immediately upon harvesting a black bear, the hunter must: (a) Remove the tag from the bear license and attach it to the right foreleg of the bear. (b) Within 72 hours of killing a bear, present the entire carcass, including the hide, for registration and tagging at the first open bear registration station. (this is done at the lodge)
The license is void for hunting black bears once the tag has been removed.
The licensed hunter who harvests a black bear must accompany the carcass to a bear registration station.
A bear registration agent will attach a plastic lock-seal tag to the hide of each bear. The registration agent will issue two copies of the registration permit to the successful hunter.
Each of our log cabins sleep six comfortably and offer full facilities, patio decks, TV’s, link to Internet, electric heat and refrigerators.
All hunts include 3 home style meals prepared daily, starting with supper Sunday evening and ending with supper Friday evening. Each of these meals will be served in our main lodge which overlooks Salmon River.
Non-hunters are welcome to join you at our lodge. They will receive the same accommodations as hunters, including all meals, lodging, etc. Please note that space is limited for non-hunters so be sure to advise us in advance.