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Ontario Moose Hunting Lodges & Information

The moose hunt of legend is built around a misty marsh, a birchbark horn, and the mournful wail of a cow moose. The dream response is the soft grunt of an answering bull and a ticking of antlers on frozen branches. Stay still now. The giant of the boreal forest is headed your way. For many, the moose defines big game hunting in North America.

Ontario’s vast moose range offers gun (rifle, shotgun, or muzzleloader) seasons, bows-only seasons, and a special bows and- muzzleloaders-only season for moose. The season for bow hunters and for northern gun hunters starts in mid-September. Some of these early gun hunts are in remote areas where access might be fly-in only. In other areas, the gun hunt opens in early October.

Calling, although tremendously exciting, certainly isn’t the only way to hunt Ontario moose. You can slip up on them by paddling a canoe quietly along a creek, river, or lakeshore, or by stalking them in the bush. Watching and waiting patiently for moose in feeding areas, especially along the edges of remote marsh meadows (known as moose pastures), proves highly successful for hunters each season. Recent burns (2 to 5 years old) and forest cutovers can be rewarding, particularly if a browsing area or travel corridor is nearby.

For some, the best moose hunting occurs once snow has blanketed the ground. Depending on snow depth, hunting then can be physically and mentally exhausting, and the hunter should be in proper condition for this exercise. Few thrills compare with tracking and stalking moose as they travel a snow-clad landscape. When moose bed, they frequently criss-cross the wind and then button-hook back to watch their downwind trail. Hunters who track moose in snow can work as a team, with one following the trail and another hunter or two on the flanks of the tracker.

A well-placed shot will quickly down a moose. Because of the animal’s size, hunters choose heavy or magnum cartridges to minimize chances of wounding. Popular calibres for Ontario moose include the .270, .308, .30-06, and the .300 Winchester Magnum. Select a premium bullet weighing at least 150 grains that has the ability to penetrate thick hide, muscle, and bone.

Ontario Moose Hunting Lodges

Algoma Country
Hunting near Chapleau, East Algoma, North Channel, Thessalon, Mississagi Valley, Elliot Lake, Blind River, Spanish, Sault Ste Marie, White River, Wawa and Hornpayne.

James Bay Frontier
Haileybury, New Liskeard, Latchford, Cobalt, Kirkland Lake, Elk Lake, Gowganda, Matachewan, Shining Tree, Gogama, Foleyet, Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, James Bay and Matheson.

Near North
Hunting Camps and Lodges near North Bay, New Liskeard, Temagami, South River, Loring, Restoule, Callander, Field, Sturgeon Falls and River Valley

North of Superior
Nakina, Nipigon, Manitouwadge, Longlac, Jellicoe, Geraldton, Orient Bay, Marathon, Thunder Bay, Armstrong, Upsula, and Allanwater Hunting Camps

Rainbow Country
Hunting Camps and Lodges near Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Pointe au Barile, Britt, Nobel, Moon River, French River, Pickeral River, Sudbury, Biscotasing, Massey, Killarney, Manitoulin Island

Sunset Country
English River, Ignace, Pickle Lake, Savant Lake, Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Wabigoon, Eagle River, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Perrault Lake, Kenora, Minaki, Sioux Narrows, Nestor Falls, Fort Frances, Rainy River, Emo, Atikokan, and Quetico Park Hunting Lodges.