All you need to know about black bear hunting in Ontario - 2023
The black bear (Ursus americanus) is the most common member of the Ursidae family in North America. It prefers forests and mountains where it finds its food and can hide. Bear hunting has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, being a prey coveted by hunters for its meat.
*Hunting season dates are subject to change without notice. We still recommend checking the dates directly on the government website.
**The shooting of cubs or female bears accompanied by a cub is not permitted during the spring season.
Note : Some territories are closed to bear hunting. If a territory is not in the choices of the drop-down strip, it means that this territory is prohibited for the hunting season 2023.