Black Bear

The black bears of Newfoundland and Labrador tend to be bigger due to a genetic predisposition and low hunting pressures. Here, you’ll find approximately 10,000 of North America's black bears, some topping a whopping 650 pounds. There are two black bear seasons - one in the spring (April-July) and one in the fall (September - November) with rifle or bow. You can also take two black bears (either sex) per licence.


The key to a successful black bear hunt is a local outfitter. Outfitters act as your main point of contact before and during your trip, so be prepared to make long-lasting memories - and friends.

Our friendly, down-to-earth outfitters’ guides are the difference between a good experience and a great one. After all, they know this place like the backs of their hands. And they're bound to share a few stories over a drink and a hearty meal back at the lodge. In the video to the left, listen to Trevor talk about hunting bear. And also be sure to check out our bear hunting packages by viewing the Packages tab at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Regulations

The best way to get the most out of your hunting adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador is by using a local outfitter. Non-resident bear licenses are only available through a licenced outfitter. Hunters must be accompanied by a licenced guide to hunt big game.

Helpful Links

Information for Non-Resident Hunters and Anglers

Department of Environment and Conservation Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF)

Order Traveller’s Guide and Map or Hunting Brochure

Getting to Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Weather & Climate

Starting at $2500 USD
Black Bears in Newfoundland are a unique sub-species, and are among the largest in North America with Spring weights exceeding 500lbs or 226kg.

Victoria Outfitters has been a specialized Spring Black Bear Outfitter for more than 25 years. This is an all-inclusive hunt from Millertown and return with length of trips from 6 days to ten days. All home cooked meals / lunches. Owner on site 24/7. Contact Dave for more information.

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the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.

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