Golden Eagle Camp & Outfitting
Matachewan, Montreal River and Elk Lake Area
A Three Season Resort
Fishing, Hunting, ATVing and Cottages
Professionally Organized Northern Ontario Black Bear Hunting!
Golden Eagle Camp has an excellent reputation for our high success rates with the Fall Black Bear Hunt. We cater to both archery hunters and rifle hunters, offering packages including comfortable accommodations and experienced guide service.
We do all the work… you have an exciting hunt and a relaxing vacation!
Our large Bear Management Area is situated in prime upland game terrain, with almost 100 bear baits in over 300 square miles of Crown Land. All our bait areas are permanent structures built of wood, and have been in place for many years. Hunters will need to have vehicles or ATVs to get to and from their stands. We will be traveling mostly on logging roads, some of which are rough and brushy.
When you arrive at Golden Eagle Camp, you will be directed to your fully equipped cottage. All cottages are fully furnished, have full kitchens and bathrooms, with bed linens provided. Prior to the hunt, we will have an information and licensing meeting. You will meet your guides, discuss a schedule, and be assigned your stand. To be issued your license, non-residents will need to have proof of prior hunting experience.
In the Spring, our guides begin preparing for the hunt. Trails are cleared and all stands are checked, wrapped for better concealment, and repaired as necessary. Light baiting begins 6 weeks prior to the first day of the hunt, in order to “wake up” the bait areas. Heavy daily baiting begins 2 weeks prior to opening. Our baits consist of butcher shop meat scraps, beaver, popcorn, and molasses. The baits are placed in big metal drums at each tree stand, and meat scraps are hung above.
Every hunter is guaranteed to be assigned to an active fresh stand. Game cameras are consistently rotated, so we have a very good idea of the size of bears and feeding times at your particular stand. Should the area become inactive, a new bait area will be assigned. Schedules can be adjusted to suit each stand’s unique requirements. We remain flexible to ensure the best possible success, and take each hunter’s individual preferences into account.
When you shoot your Black Bear, our guides will retrieve, gut, skin, and quarter your trophy - after pictures, of course! All processing is done on a sanitary stainless steel table, and the hide and meat will be stored in our walk-in freezer. After the celebrations, you can spend the rest of your vacation fishing, since a boat is included in your hunting package.
In order to best manage the bear population, and ensure personal attention to all hunters, we limit the number of reservations each year. Plan your trip soon to reserve your spot!
Check out the Ontario Out of Doors Article by Dale Hainer on our Bear hunt and watch his video below!:
Golden Eagle Camp Record Black Bear!
598 lb boar shot by Jerry Davenport on August 18, 2013.
During September & October, our area offers excellent hunting for ruffed & spruce grouse, duck, rabbit, and wolf. Small game can be very exciting to hunt! But it's also a fun and not-so-serious type of hunt, giving you a reason to get out in the wilderness and enjoy the crisp air and beautiful Fall colours.
We're surrounded by accessible Crown Land - frequent logging produces perfect habitats of open areas and new growth. Small islands along our private waterway offer ideal places to set up for waterfowl. Whether you rent or bring an ATV, drive your truck, or venture out on foot, we're happy to spend time going over the map and pointing you in the right direction. Our camp is pet-friendly, your hunting dogs are welcome. We can issue Ontario Small Game Hunting Licences to residents and non-residents, as well as Wolf Game Seals. Duck hunting also requires a federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit, available at the post office in town.
While conditions and populations can vary from year to year, we're sure you'll appreciate the abundance of wildlife surrounding us and the amenities we offer. Contact us to plan your next hunting trip!
Golden Eagle Camp is located in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 40, right on the border with WMUs 28 & 29. These areas are hot spots for moose, divided by the magnificent Montreal River and surrounded by wilderness forests. Moose are tracked through the open clear cuts and swamps, accessible by old logging roads and trails. Rent or bring an ATV to reach the more remote areas, and ride right from the camp. Fuel is available onsite.
your group is hunting with your own Tag, or purchased one of our Tag
Packages (when available), we have complete hanging and processing
facilities including a walk-in freezer. For groups staying in the
bush, take a break from the elements and get cleaned up - daily
accommodations can be arranged, or just stop by for supplies and a