About Bear Track
Brandon and Will have been in the hunting industry for over 20 years. The first thing you will notice at our camp is the love they have for hunting and the great outdoors. They take pride in running a professional camp and giving their guests the best experience possible.
Bear Track operates in Manitoba’s Inter-lake region which boasts some of the largest bears in the country due to the environment and low hunting pressure. In our area there are no other hunters which means the bears up here have not been hunted until you are in the stand.
- To provide a first class service at an affordable price.
- Do our very best to exceed your expectations.
- Have fun!
To date, we’ve done all three. We are fortunate in that what we love to do most in this world, we get to do almost every day and we get to share it with some of the most incredible people that join us each year at camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’re welcome to hunt with a bow, rifle, muzzle loader, or crossbow. We have a pretty even split between bow hunters and rifle hunters. We accommodate both. The average shot at our bait sites is 20 yards.
For more information on what should be brought on the trip, visit our Accommodations page.
Email or give us a call, with your date preference and we’ll fit you in, without overbooking the camp. A $500.00 deposit guarantees your date and spot for the upcoming season. We have a payment schedule that our guests find helpful in their budgets.
Although our camp can handle up to 12 guests per week, we like to have no more than 8-10 hunters at a time so we can provide a more personal service.
In our 1,400 square miles of allocated area, we can have up to 50 guests per year. Remember, there are no other outfitters in this part of Manitoba, and no resident bear hunters. Our bears see little to no hunting pressure in their lifetime.
Generally a current passport and your firearm paperwork allows you smooth entry into Canada. Please call if you may have any old, past DUI or criminal issues.
To bring firearms into Canada, contact the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000, or visit their website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm
For information on Canada Border Services Agency regulations, contact the Canada Border Services Agency at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html or 1-800-461-9999; in Winnipeg 204-983-3500.
Absolutely! We at BearTrack believe that hunting is a great pass time that should be shared. A non-hunter is $50/day. If you do not wish to share a cabin and want one for just the two of you, it is $100/day. While there’s not much to do at camp when we’re not in camp, most non-hunters accompany their partners to video the hunt.
You are welcome to still accompany your guide on their bait runs, or video at another bait site. Fishing later on in the season is pretty good too. Boats and motors are supplied (after June 1st).
Yes, we can accommodate all allergy or dietary concerns. Kara is well-versed in dietary needs and nutrition and can accommodate whatever they may be.
From a month before you get to camp and right through the season, we run a line of 42 active bait sites, and visit them every day to every second day.
Generally not. Rarely will we hunt a bait site 2 days in a row. The only time we’ll do this is if we have a trophy size bear visiting that site. If we don’t take him within 2 days, we’ll assume he’s moved on and we’ll choose another of the many sites we have for you to hunt.
There is 5 days of hunting. You will arrive in camp Sunday afternoon, and your departure day is the following Saturday. By Thursday of most weeks, our guests have seen enough bears and have taken one, giving them the last day to relax around or video on their last day.
You will fly to Winnipeg Sunday and we’ll pick you up. We will also drop you off at the end of your stay. Transport to and from the airport is included in the price of your hunt.
For those who are driving, you will cross the border at the Pembina-Emerson crossing (I-29). Once in Canada take Hwy 75 through Winnipeg, then it is a short 3 hour drive to our camp.
Our average size bear is 5 1/2 to 6 feet, tipping the scale at 220-325 pounds. Of course some are bigger and some smaller. Our biggest bear to date was 8′ 3″ and though it was impossible to accurately weigh him, we say easily 500+ pounds plus which is not bad for a spring bear.