Air Ivanhoe - Fly-in fishing Ontario Canada  / Walleye and Pike on Remote Lakes
Fly in fishing action for Ontario Pike and Walleye! Great fishing just waiting for you in this area of Ontario. Just think of the action for these walleye and pike with Air Ivanhoe. Bear and Moose hunting available, we are just an hour from Chapleau Ontario .

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George and Jeanne Theriault
P.O. Box 99, Foleyet, Ontario Canada POM ITO.

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Bear Hunting Ontario Canada


Hunting Video

2015 Bear Season Opens August 15


DRIVE IN 7 Day Trophy Hunt, 7 day Trophy Hunt. Transportation to and from your pre-baited sites and accommodations at the Ivanhoe River Inn. A professional guide that will take you to and from your hunting sites and we will freeze game for transportation home. $1300.00 CDN/hunter. Deposit $300 per hunter / Minimum $600.

  • For Single hunters in a cabin add $500.
  • All prices subject to applicable Canadian taxes.
  • Hunters orange hats and vests required.
  • Extra guests : Drive in non bear hunters $500 per person.
  • Skinning of your bear by our guides is $200 per bear.

HUNTER NEEDS -Food, fishing and hunting licenses (we sell), first aid kit, fishing tackle and hunting supplies. Hunters must pay all Canadian customs fees for importing firearms and exporting game. The fee for importing firearms into Canada is $25 per hunter for up to 3 firearms.  The export fee for taking a black bear across the border is $35 per bear.

BOAT & MOTOR - To add boat, motor, unlimited fuel and live bait, with a minimum of 2 hunters with your package add $220 per hunter.

Since 2001, Air Ivanhoe has offered a drive in fully guided, fully baited bear hunt as well as our traditional self guided, self baited, fly in bear hunts.  Most of our bear hunters prefer to have the baiting, brush clearing, and tree stand placement done well prior to their trip and select our drive in lodge option.  Our 2015 price of $1300 Canadian per bear hunter covers accommodations, transportation from our lodge to the hunting areas, and guiding services for up to 7 days.  Bear hunting fees for guiding services include pre-arranged baiting, tree stands, assistance in retrieval efforts for bears which have been shot and gutting, of all harvested animals.  Bear hunters are responsible for the cost of their hunting licence and government fees, their food, and their personal effects.  Bear hunters should expect to pay between $1500 to $1600 US (depending on the exchange rate at the time of the hunt) when all Air Ivanhoe and government fee’s are taken into account.  Our bear hunters generally focus on fishing once they have filled their bear tag. 

We strive to give all of our hunters excellent fair chase hunting opportunities, heavily and frequently baiting for 3 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the season and we continue this baiting until all of our bear hunting guests have departed.  We use over a dozen trail camera’s to determine the best hunting locations during your trip.  Our operation uses a half dozen temporary pop up ground blinds if hunters prefer to hunt from ground level and over 40 two man ladder tree stands.  We purchase this type of double wide tree stand for hunter comfort, and to give bear hunters an opportunity to continue hunting (with their buddy) after they had filled their tag or to accommodate father / child pairs.

Non-bear hunting guests can be accommodated with hunting groups for a rate of $500 per week.  If there is empty seating in the pickup truck(s) that we are using for bear hunting, we are happy to provide complimentary transportation to non bear-hunting guests into the field to sit with their bear hunting partners on their tree stands.  If vehicle seating is filled with hunters and guides, non-bear hunter guests are welcome to follow behind our guides in their own vehicle.

From our experience, we believe that the largest factor impacting the quantity, size, and overall comfort levels for bears coming to our baited sites when hunters are present is hunter scent control.  As a general rule, hunters who smoke tobacco while wearing their hunting clothing (or worse, while on their tree stands) see fewer and smaller bears, alerting nearly every dominant and mature animal in the area of the hunter’s presence and hence missing their best opportunities at huge bruins.  We have also noticed that hunters failing to use urine capture bottles inevitably end up scaring away bears, especially mature bears which have been consistently coming into the bait sites.  We aim to have multiple active bear baits for every hunter, to assist us in connecting hunters with the largest animals in the area and to give us secondary baits to hunt in the event that primary baits become inactive during a hunt, or if bears at the primary baits become nocturnal.  Our bear hunting season runs from August 15th to October 31st, but Air Ivanhoe believes the best bear hunting opportunities are from August 15th to September 15th.  During this period, the natural blueberry, raspberry, and chokecherry bushes still hold their edible berries and as a result individual bears can be more easily targeted because they are more inclined to hold within a smaller section of their territory.  After their primary summer food source is gone, bears begin to wander greater distances and become more difficult to pattern.  Furthermore, September 15th marks the start of small game season and the forest generally becomes busier and more hectic.

We strongly encourage hunters to refrain from smoking tobacco while in their hunting clothing or while in the field hunting.  Smokeless tobacco or nicotine gum or patches are the preferred option if hunters truly cannot last without nicotine for a typical 7 or 8 hour hunting day.  We suggest that all hunters use scent elimination sprays, and keep their hunting clothing in a sealed bag with vegetation from our forests such as jack pine, tamarack, spruce, and cedar.  We suggest hunters refrain from using insect repellents, and rather wear gloves and use a bug mesh on top of their hat.  If the bugs become unbearable for the hunter, we suggest using a Thermocell instead of bug spray.  However, keep in mind that any new scents which bears have not become accustomed to while previously feeding at bait sites can negatively impact hunter’s chances for success.

It is commonly thought that black bears rely on their sense of smell to a greater degree than whitetails, and as such hunter personal scent control is a huge key to success.   Scent control is thought to be the largest single factor in maintaining bear traffic at baits during legal shooting hours

Bear hunting success rates measured by the combination of hunters spotting a bear of a size the hunter feels right about taking, hunters making an effective kill shot, and hunters with guides finding the shot animal have generally ranged between 75 to 100% during the past decade at the Ivanhoe River Inn.  During the 2014 bear hunting season the average size of the bears retrieved was approximately 275 pounds.

Scent control and personal practice with hunting weapons were once again the key determining factors for which hunters saw the larger bears and which hunters found the bears they were shooting at.  Rifle hunters who practice good scent control inevitably enjoy the greatest success rates among our groups, but we have seen some excellent archery shots over the years as well.  We recommend that archery hunters also have a backup firearm available with them in their tree stands, in the event that a large bruin climbs their tree, or is wounded and charges at the hunter while being tracked.  We strongly recommend that archery hunters avoid expandable broad heads.  These arrow tips, if hitting the front shoulder blade, will cause significant bleeding but often the thick front shoulder blade of a mature bruin will stop a lethal penetration required to find the bear after being shot.

Frequently our fly-in moose hunting guests will also purchase a bear hunting licence in the event that they attract a bear to a baited food scrap site, or just bump into one while in the outdoors.  We frequently see fly in fishing groups with one or two group members also seeking to hunt bear if the opportunity arises to take a shot at a decent bruin.  Pricing for these types of combined fly in fishing / fly in bear hunting trips as well as our fly in moose hunting / fly in bear hunting trips are set at the same level as our fly in fishing or moose hunting rates, with a few additional fees for bear hunting as described below. .   If the floatplane extraction of your harvested animal coincides with your departure from your bush cabin and can be safely accomplished without overloading the aircraft from the additional weight or bulk, you will not be charged for the extraction.  If you require an additional flight on your departure date because of the weight or bulk of the animal, or require an extraction of your animal prior to your scheduled departure date (most likely due to warm weather and spoiling concerns), you will be charged our aircraft charter rate of $500 + tax. 

Bear hunters seeking to use a firearm will have to pay a $25 government fee to import their firearm into Canada.  There is no import fee on archery equipment but as indicated, we suggest that all of our archery hunters bring along a backup firearm for their own safety and to increase their opportunity for success.  Successful bear hunters will have to pay a $35 CITES government export fee to export their hide and meat from Canada.  Bear hunters will have to purchase a bear hunting licence, which for non-residents is set at $241.61 for 2015 by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.  

Air Ivanhoe has both block and cube ice available for purchase at our main lodge, called the Ivanhoe River Inn, to keep your trophy cold at the bush camp and during your ride home.  We also have large deep freezers available to store the meat and hides for hunters at the Ivanhoe River Inn.  These freezers are also available for fly-in bear hunting guests in the event that they choose to have their trophy flown out of the bush prior to their departure date. 

For more information about our bear hunting program, please call, write, or email.

Non Resident Permit to bring a Gun into Canada

Gun Registry Form to Bring Guns into Canada

References are available upon request. 


A Couple Pictures of our Successful Hunters...


Black Bear