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Big Game Hunting Opportunities in Ontario, CA


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I'm looking at the big game hunting opportunities in Ontario, CA.  According to the province's regulations, non-residents (with some exceptions) have to hunt bear and moose with a licensed guide.  So, unguided, DIY hunts (at least for bear and moose) aren't feasible up there.


I've looked through a few different guiding websites to get a baseline for the prices that are charged: $3.5k-$6k per person for Moose hunts (depending on the level of guide services); and $2.5k-$3.5k for black bear hunts (again depending on the level of guide services).


My question: are there any guides/outfitters which offer minimal services, and cheap fees, for hunting these animals?  For example, is there an outfitter which takes on a non-resident hunter as registered guest but allows him/her to hunt DIY for a cheaper rate than what is mentioned above?

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Years ago when we went moose hunting (mid-80s) it was not a guide that was required, but an outfitter. Have they changed the law? We used the outfitter's camp officially, but we went off on our own miles and miles away and set up our own tent camp to hunt out of .....on our own. The law was just a subsidy for their outfitter industry. The good thing was that the cost was minimal and they did get all the tags that we needed, and they had a walk-in cooler for the moose when we finally got back from the hunt. Also, it was nice to have a cabin to spend the night before heading home.

I'm not sure they are even still in business, but we used Three Bears Camp near Shining Tree, Ontario. But that was a lot of years ago.

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