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Hunting and Firearms - Tips, Information and FAQ
Big Game Gun Caliber:
For Bear, Moose, Deer or Wolf hunting, the rifle should be in the 30 caliber range. A 30-06 to a 300 WIN MAG is recommended. By law, all guns must have a trigger lock and be locked and in a transportation case within 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise. You do not want to deviate from these instructions. Gun laws in Canada are very strict.
Reference: Regulations Guidelines and Summary Booklet - PDF format - pages 27-29.
Small Game Gun Caliber: 12 gauge, 410, 7 - 7 1/2 - 8 shot is best.
Bow Draw Weight:
By law, a bow must have a minimum draw weight of 40 pounds for Deer and a minimum draw weight of 50 pounds for Bear and Moose.
Hunting From A Boat:
By law, you are allowed to hunt from a canoe. If you are hunting from a motor boat, you must stop the boat so there is no motion, turn off the motor, pull the motor out of the water and disconnect the gas hose before you are allowed to shoot your rifle. You can not shoot a rifle from any boat if the waves are creating white-caps on any part of the lake. (don't shoot if it's wavy)
Hunter Orange: Most hunters in Ontario must now wear hunter orange garments during the big game season. All licensed individuals hunting during the rifle seasons for Deer, Moose or Black Bear, must wear an outer garment of at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist. A hunter orange cap also must be worn.
The regulation applies to upland game hunters and archers during the big game rifle seasons as well. Water fowlers won't be required to wear hunter orange, nor will archers during archery-only seasons. Upland game hunters escape the regulation outside the rifle seasons for deer and moose. Small game hunters with the exception of Water fowlers must wear hunter orange during the big game rifle season.
The clothing must be solid hunter orange. Open mesh or camouflage hunter orange does not qualify. The 400 square-inch minimum equates roughly to a solid hunter-orange vest and cap.
Freezer: Black Bear Camp has a walk-in freezer/cooler to keep your prize fresh.
Tree Stands: We do not supply tree stands. Please bring your own.
Assistance with tracking, skinning, wrapping and freezing are included in our hunts.
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