Bears on the bait… Multiple bears… Snorting… Clawing… Clacking… Sneaking… Climbing…
Wild black bears! This is what you can expect within yards of your tree stand!
Your guided bear hunt will take place in either zone-7A or zone-7B of the Lake of the Woods region. This BMA (Bear Management Area) is EXCLUSIVE to Ballard’s Black Island. We are the only licensed outfitter allowed to hunt this territory.
Our designated mapped area covers two hundred square miles of wilderness lake country. You will be accompanied by a guide to these remote areas accessible only by boat!
We provide hunts for bow, rifle, and black powder hunters. To maintain this quality experience we limit ourselves to sixteen hunters per season. There are no more than four hunters in camp during each week (four week season). Every hunter is guaranteed at least three active baits.
Once you have successfully tagged your black bear, the hunting portion of your trip is complete. No party hunting.
Example of daily activity: 700am breakfast in the lodge, 800am guided fishing with one guide boat and one follow boat / per group of four bear hunters, 200pm return to camp for lunch, 300pm depart together in one guide boat for the afternoon hunt, each hunter will be dropped off individually and walked to the bait / tree stand site, you will be picked up at the end of legal shooting hour, return to camp approximately 845pm, 930pm evening dinner in the lodge, end of an action packed day!
During the course of your week, if you are able to fill your tag early, then your guided fishing days will run from 800am to 500pm. This allows for more multi-specie opportunity during the prime fall bite!
Ethics Notice: A wounded bear is considered your animal. If you draw blood and the search for your bear comes up short, it may be considered a kill (determined by the outfitter) and a successful hunt. Classifying a wounded animal as dead animal also promotes a sustainable population and trophy experience for future years of hunting.