Big Woods Wilderness Outfitters is thrilled to offer spring and fall trophy black bear hunting in Manitoba, Canada, the premier hunting spot for trophy black bear in all of North America.

We have the exclusive black bear outfitter rights for the best section of Manitoba, approximately 700 square miles of superb black bear habitat in the healthy mixed boreal forest along the Ontario border.

Our hunting area offers all color phases of black bears. We are located in and around Nopiming Provincial Park, which is along the border of Ontario, where the spring bear hunt had been banned for several years, offering a surplus of black bears coming into our bear bait sites.

Please see our Location page for more information and directions.

All black bear hunts are over active bait sites with tree stands set up for the appropriate firearm (bow, muzzleloader, or rifle), with most baits about 10 to 15 yards from the stand. Bear hunting from ground blinds is also an option, upon request. Bear bait sites are accessed by ATV, 4X4 truck, or boat to make your trophy black bear hunt a success.

You will be bear hunting established baited sites, as well as hunting where no one has hunted before. Our area has many lakes (over 100 in Nopiming Provincial Park alone), rivers, and creeks in Canadian Shield country, offering excellent black bear habitat and opportunities.

Please see Our Environment pages for a glimpse into the spectacular wildlife habitat in our area.

Black bear hunts are 5 days, Monday to Friday.  Our area also offers excellent fishing opportunities, including walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass .

Black Bear Hunting Dates
2024 / 2025 / 2026

Spring 2024:  April 29 to June 22, 2024
Spring 2025:  April 28 to June 21, 2025
Spring 2026:  April 27 to June 20, 2026

Black Bear Hunting Rates


5-day hunt: $3500 US funds per hunter, plus taxes and license/allocation fees.

The license fee is $232.75 funds, plus $100 resource allocation fee. We will pre-purchase your license prior to your arrival.

All prices include:

  • comfortable cabin accommodations
  • delicious home-cooked meals
  • professional, licensed, insured guide services
  • use of safe, comfortable hunting stands
  • hunting sites baited before and during hunt
  • rifle and archery range
  • field dressing
  • taxidermy preparation

Prices do not include:

  • taxes
  • license and permit fees
  • alcohol
  • tobacco products
  • gratuities
  • safety harness
  • taxidermy
  • shipping/packing/handling of trophy
  • butchering, packaging, transporting of meat
  • other personal items

Prices may change without notice. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. Remainder is due 2 months prior to your arrival. In the event of a cancellation, deposits may be transferred to another hunt (different date), or to another hunter for the same dates.

Please see our Trip Tips page for additional valuable information, including what to bring, bringing firearms into Canada, and taking your trophy black bear home. Please note that hunters are required to produce a Hunter Education/Safety Certificate in order to purchase a Manitoba hunting license.

Book your trophy black bear hunt today!  Phone toll-free 1.866.444.0401 or send us an email. We would love to hear from you and talk about bear hunting in Manitoba's Big Woods!

Big Woods welcomed The Radical Hunter, Dick Scorzafava, on a recent fall bear hunt.

Free timber wolf hunt included with every hunt!

"Whatever it is, it's yummy!"

A couple of northern pike lunkers during a fall bear hunt.

Enjoy walleye fishing during your hunt!

Fish for fine smallmouth bass during your bear hunt.

Fish for northern pike too!

Bring the family and your cameras to really enjoy your hunting vacation!

Marked territory during the spring bear rut.

700 square miles of prime black bear habitat! See our Location and Our Environment pages for more details.

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Huge color-phase black bear Spring 2015


A Big Woods black bear with grizzly characteristics.

12-year old hunter was not to be outdone by her big sister and takes her first bear with a Winchester in 45Colt.

First bear, taken with a 45-Colt Winchester!