Kim Smith

Fair Weather in NW Ontario – Go Bear Hunt

Here is NW Ontario we’ve had some unusual spring like weather that has brought a few bears out of hibernation. This is most likely due to their dens being flooded out when able 0 temperatures have hung around. They will crawl back in and go back to sleep once cooler temps arrive.

Fall Bear hunting

We had a great fall bear hunting season. The last week was a little warm but that didn’t stop the hunters from being successful. We harvested a few big bears that had so much fat on them, we were surprised at the amount. We are now taking booking for the spring and fall bear hunting dates and still have a couple spots available

Successful Spring Bear Hunt

We’ve had a very successful bear hunt so far this spring. Lots of bears around, rut is about to start and lots of activity

Ontario Bear Hunting Update

We have been busy getting stands and other jobs done so we can have a great Ontario bear hunting season. We’ve already been seeing lots of sign while we’ve been out and about.

2022 Canada Entry Requirement Update

Canada has removed the vaccine mandate for crossing the border into Canada. You no longer need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They have also made the ArriveCAN app optional.

Dates are available for our fall bear hunt 2023

Ontario Fall Bear Hunt-Pickerel Lake Outfitters

The Ontario fall bear hunt is coming fast and starts August 15th. Back at the beginning of July we’ve started baiting for the bear hunt. We’ve seen lots of bear sign out there as we had two seasons of no bear hunts due to Covid-19 lockdowns of the border. Blueberries along with other berries are in full swing. Should be an awesome Ontario fall bear hunt this year.

Fall Bear Hunt Cancellations available

We have a couple more Fall bear hunt dates available from cancellations. They are as follows:

August 14 to 20th /NOT AVAILABLE

August 20th to 27th

August 27th to September 3rd. If interested please contact us by phone or email

2022 Canada Arrival Requirement updates

There has been some changes to the Canada arrival requirements starting March 23rd, 2022. You now do not need to have a pre-arrival negative covid PCR test or a rapid clinic/pharmacy administered covid test to cross the border. You still are required to have both shots of Covid vaccine and the ArriveCan app still needs to be filled in before arrival. Please check out the Government of Canada website for updates

There will still be random testing at the border.

Winter Hibernation

Looks like its starting out to be a great winter for the bears. Hopefully with lots of snow to keep them protected from wolves, they will come out of dens in spring in great shape. We should have an awesome Ontario bear hunt

2022 Fall Bear Hunting

We have a fall bear hunting trip available for 2022. It was a cancellation and is a 6 day trip, guided with optional conservation fishing when not hunting. Please call or email for details

Contact Us!

Kim and Greg Smith
Pickerel Lake Outfitters

Group #12, Box 24
Keewatin, Ontario
Canada P0X 1C0
Phone: 807-543-3113
Mobile: 807-464-0876

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