If you are planning to bear hunt with us this year, below is information that you need to know. We look forward to seeing you this fall!



  • Our success rate is very high…..generally 80 – 100%.
  • Please be sure to bring an expired hunting licence with you, one that is valid for the State that you reside in,  and that I can keep.  I need to staple it to the licence I issue you as proof of previous hunting experience.  Don’t have one of those?  Then please bring along an existing one.  It involves more paperwork, but I can make it work with an affidavit.
  • Please arrive well rested.  Traveling all night and then trying to hunt often times leads to tired mistakes that destroy an entire site.
  • Hunter orange (at the very least a vest and hat) must be worn to and from the hunting stands.  Once there, it can be removed if you wish.
  • It is no longer necessary to pre-approve your entry and your weapon when crossing the border.  I phoned to inquire about pre-approval last year and the Customs Official at Fort Frances told us that they no longer did pre-approvals as they have done in the past.  She said that their computers are updated now and much faster and they can do it as you speak.
  • the new procedure is to drive up with your weapon cased, etc and when they ask about firearms, say “yes, you do have with” and they will want to look at the weapon, and view serial numbers, etc.  If you have any information about registration, etc you might bring it along.
  • at this time they will also ask for identification and when you produce it, they will run it, and they will be looking for information such as, have you ever had any DUI’s, and if so when and how many?  Do you have a felony record of violence, etc?
  • depending on your answers, you could be denied entry.
  • there are steps you can take to get around some of these situations, so if it applies to you or to somebody in your hunting group, please call us on our toll-free 1-877-222-3265 or e-mail us at our new address:  info@troutriverlodge.ca and we can help to provide information that may help you to gain access to a bear hunt with us up here in Canada.  The process takes time though, so please act now.
  • We pre-bait extra sites in the off chance that they are needed.
  • Arrive with transportation suitable for traveling 15 to 30 miles on a gravel road.
  • ATV’s are often times useful when traveling right to the site and saves you walking that last 50 to 100 feet into the site.

  • For more information, Contact Us!





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