Black Bear Hunt Preperation:

You Bring.....(Bear necessities)

Tree stand (lock on type preferred)
Safety belt
Screw in climbers
Hunting gear and clothing for all seasons
Previous hunting license CN or US
Fishing rod and tackle
Soft bow or gun case
Fluorescent Orange hat and vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
Weapon of choice, gun, bow or crossbow
Scentlock suit/Scent Killer
Bug jacket and repellent
Rain Gear
Extra Footware/Gloves
Flash lights (Batteries)
Coolers & Freezer Bags for meat
Hunting knife/sharpener

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Purchase Licenses On-line:
• Bear Hunt License & Outdoor Card ($235.96 + $9.68) (Buy On-line)
• Sport Fishing Licence ($52.41) (Buy On-line)
• Conservation Fishing Licence ($29.97) (Buy On-line)

Ontario Hunting Regulations:
Visit the MNR website at for hunting regulations and other information.

Ontario Black Bear Hunting Regulations (.pdf)

Should you have any general questions pertaining to the hunting regulations summary please contact the Natural Resource Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940 or by emailing

Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.

Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing, or by calling 1-800-731-4000 (Canada and U.S.) or 1-506-624-5380 (other countries) and from all Customs offices across Canada.

Download Non-Resident Canadian Firearm Declaration Form

Download Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Continuation Sheet

More Firearms Related Forms

Please Note: Complete the forms but do not sign the forms until you are asked to by the custom's agent.