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2022 Canada Entry Requirement Update

Canada has removed the vaccine mandate fro crossing border into Canada. You no longer need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They have also mad 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 https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions

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

Ontario Bear Hunting for 2021

Due to the Canada/USA border opening, we have aa couple of unused bear hunts available this fall. If interested please call or email us for dates

Border Update-Ontario Bear Hunting

We have been informed by the Canadian Government that the border between Canada and the USA has been opened effective August 9, 2021. At this time American who are fully vaccinated are allowed into Canada. They must have documentation for vaccines, a covid-19 test within 72 hours of crossing the border and have a quarantine plan available for border agents. CBSA will be doing random testing. Guests will also need to have forms from ArriveCan app or website filled out before you arrive at border.

2020 Hunting Season update

To our Valued Hunting Guests and Friends;

This year has not started out too well with the onset of the coronavirus across the world, however, on a bright note, we have no cases of covid-19 in our area.

We are planning for a hunting season this year, and are constantly in contact with border officials and the Canadian Government as to when the border will be reopened between the USA and Canada so we can proceed with supplying a great relaxing vacation to our guests..  

Our hunting area will be ready to go as soon as the border re-opens and Greg has already been out cleaning up fallen trees and such.

We will work with all our guests to reschedule dates, either to later in the season, or if not available, the following year.

Stay safe.

Your hosts,

Kim & Greg

Opening for Fall fly-in Bear Hunt

We have a rare opportunity for a fall fly-in bear hunt at our Brown Bear lake outpost. It is always booked 2 years in advance but was a cancellation. The dates are Saturday, August 29th to Saturday, September 5th.  Please call our cell number for questions or to book the hunt.  It is available for up to three hunters.  Fishermen can also join them as cabin sleeps up to 12 people.

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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