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.

Outfitters

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

Related Offers:
Starting at $4500 USD
Join us for a great wilderness experience! Our six (6) day hunt (Monday to Saturday) includes 1:1 hunter-guide ratio, licence fees, home-cooked meals, trail lunches, accommodation, field dressing of meat, taxes, pick-up at Deer Lake Airport and transportation to the staging area. Our success rate in 2013 was 90% moose and 100% caribou and we have an excellent lodge with hot showers, satellite phone and TV. We take four hunters per week and you will not see any local hunters at our fly-in camp.
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Spruce Pond Hunting

Starting at $3800 USD
With annual success rates of 95% and higher we offer intense days and soft nights. Guides are professional callers and strategically plan hunting areas tailored to each guest's physical condition. Our professional chef caters to your hunters hunger and dietary needs. With private entrances to your own personal accommodations and hot showers in our charming local-wood constructed lodge you will experience camaraderie and privacy depending on your mood.
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Mayflower Outfitters

Starting at $5300 USD
We offer world class fly-in Moose, Caribou and Black Bear hunts. Situated in Newfoundland's Pine Martin Ecological Reserve, we cater to Bow , Rifle and Black Powder hunters. For your next Newfoundland hunting adventure for moose or caribou please book with Nichols Outfitting. Contact Kent for more information.
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Nichols Outfitting Inc. (Chuck's Pond Lodge)

Starting at $5200 USD
4-star Scandinavian-style wilderness lodge in the heart of a hunting and fishing paradise. Our guides will take you to remote regions for an off-the-beaten-path experience. You’ll return home from a true wilderness experience refreshed and revitalized! Contact Barb for more information.
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Tuckamore Lodge Ltd. (Southwest Pond Lodge)

Starting at $6500 USD
Welcome to our neck of the woods! Our friendly, skilled guides will strive to make your big game hunt a successful and memorable experience. One-on-one guided hunts, with rifle or bow, for moose, caribou and/or black bear. Our modern and remote lodges are accessible by aircraft only. Contact Adrian Walsh for more information.
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Arluk Outfitters Ltd. (Arluk Lodge, Main River Lodge)

 

* Offers are subject to availability. Taxes are extra. You may have to pre-book and/or mention
the promotion at the time of booking. Please check with the operator for more details.

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