Hunting In Newfoundland, Canada
ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIAL
"SPOT-AND-STALK" SPRING BLACK BEAR HUNT- ONLY AVAILABLE AT
PINE RIDGE LODGE.
Black Bear (Ursus Americanus Hamilton
) in Newfoundland, is the most voracious of our predators. Wildlife
Biologists estimate that 35 to 40 per cent of moose and caribou calves
are killed annually by Black Bears, and, they also kill adult animals of
Newfoundland Black Bears are amongst the largest on the planet.
The reasons for the large body size are not known. However, there is
likely a link between this unusually large body size and the high protein
intake from predation on moose and caribou.
study conducted by the Newfoundland Wildlife Division
revealed the male black bear in our area is 37% larger, and female
black bear is 55% larger, on average, then their cousins in New
Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Maine, and Alaska.
At the various Pine Ridge Lodge locations within the Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve,
we are amidst the very best Black Bear habitat, and the large bears taken
here is the undisputed evidence of this fact.
will not be hunting with a busload of bear hunters. You won't hear the
factory whistle, nor will your hunt be disturbed by passing ATV's or
You will be in remote wilderness, where we manage the hunting to ensure
that hunters consistently have opportunities to take bear in the 300 to
700 pound class. So, bring your heavyweight bows and rifles.
is Black Bear Hunting at its best. The province of Newfoundland
offers two black bear hunting seasons - Spring, and Fall.
Hunting is permitted with baited stands in both seasons.
We also offer a "spot-and-stalk" hunt in both
seasons. Spring hunting season runs from late May to early July, with
archery, rifle or muzzle-loader. Fall hunting opens in early September
and continues until early November.
RATE FOR BLACK BEAR = 80% (21 YEAR AVERAGE)