HUNTING

 

We currently offer fall bear hunts in two large bear management areas. We have over 30 bait stations with 16' ladder stands.

Black Bear

 

This medium-sized bear is the continent's smallest, most widely distributed and common bear species. Black bears often mark trees using their teeth and claws as a form of communication with other bears, a behavior common to many species of bears.



Cedar Lake Camp offers Fall Bear Hunts and our Bear Hunting Package includes the Fishing package as well... allowing you some downtime and relaxiation between hunts.

Cedar Lake Camp offers Fall Bear Hunts and our Bear Hunting Package includes the Fishing package as well... allowing you some downtime and relaxiation between hunts.



The Bear Management Areas that we maintain have produced many trophies, which include cinnamon & chocolate phase colors, the largest weighing in at 450lbs.



Bear hunting season always opens AUGUST 15th. Our hunting
packages begin on the Saturday following the 15th and run for the next four weeks. Your hunt starts with a Saturday arrival, a short briefing, registration & issuing the CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMMODATION. Your GUIDED HUNT begins on Sunday and runs through Friday.



Bear hunting packages include bait, baiting, 16ft. ladder

stands, transportation to and from stand, assistance with bear
retrieval and plenty of freezer space.

Ontario Moose

 

The moose (North America) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. ​Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in 

temperate to subarctic climates.​  Currently, most moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.

 

*Unfortunately, we no longer offer moose hunts.

Grouse

 

These birds feed mainly on vegetation—buds, catkins, leaves, and twigs—which typically accounts for over 95 percent of adults' food by weight. Thus their diet varies greatly with the seasons. Hatchlings eat mostly insects and other invertebrates, 

gradually reducing their proportion of animal food to adult levels. Several of the forest-living species are notable for eating large quantities of conifer needles, which most other vertebrates refuse. To digest vegetable food, grouse have big crops and gizzards, eat grit to break up food, and have long intestines with well-developed caeca in which symbiotic bacteria digest cellulose.[2]
Forest species flock only in autumn and winter, though individuals tolerate each other when they meet. Prairie species are more social, and tundra species (ptarmigans, Lagopus) are the most social, forming flocks of up to 100 in winter. All grouse spend most of their time on the ground, though when alarmed, they may take off in a flurry and go into a long glide.[2]
Most species stay within their breeding range all year, but make short seasonal movements; many individuals of the Ptarmigan (called Rock Ptarmigan in America) and Willow Grouse (called Willow Ptarmigan in America) migrate hundreds of kilometers.[2]

FISHING

Cedar lake lies within the Ontario Fisheries Management Zone 4.

At Cedar Lake Camp you can experience some of the best fishing in Northwest Ontario, Canada. There are many varieties of fish that reach very large size.  

Cedar Lake Camp promotes catch and release of the larger fish to sustain excellent fishing for future generations.

Potential World Record Muskie!

The muskellunge, also known as muskelunge, muscallonge, milliganong, or maskinonge, is a species of large, relatively uncommon freshwater fish of North America. The muskellunge is the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae.



Muskie prefer clear waters where they lurk along weed edges, rock outcrops or other structures to rest



 

Anglers seek large muskies as trophies or for sport. The fish attain impressive swimming speeds but are not particularly maneuverable. The highest speed runs are usually fairly short, but they can be quite intense. The muskie can also do headshaking in an attempt to rid itself of the hook(s). Muskies are known for their strength and for their tendency to leap from the water in stunning acrobatic displays. A challenging fish to catch, the muskie has been called "the fish of ten thousand casts." Anglers tend to use smaller lures in spring or during cold front conditions and larger lures in fall or the heat of summer. The average lure is 7.9–12 inches (20–30 cm) long, but longer lures of 14–26 inches (36–66 cm) are not uncommon in the musky angler's arsenal. Many times, live bait is used in the form of "musky minnows" or 8-12 in long fish strung on treble hooks.

Although there are a lot of Muskie in Cedar Lake, anglers are strongly encouraged to practice catch and release when fishing for this unique species due to their low, overall world population.

MUSKIE action is always exceptional at Cedar Lake and the area has been chosen by the Ministry of Natural Resourses as a site for potential record-sized specimens.

**54" length minimum for keepers.**

Northern Pike

 

The northern pike is known simply as a "pike" in Britain, Ireland, most parts of the USA, or as "jackfish" in Canada or simply "Northern" in the Upper Midwest of the USA. Pike are found in sluggish streams and shallow, weedy places in lakes, as well as in cold, clear, rocky waters. 

Although generally known as a "sporting" quarry, some anglers release pike they have caught because the flesh is considered bony, especially due to the 


substantial (epipleural) "Y-bones". Larger fish are more easily filleted, and pike have a long and distinguished history in cuisine and are popular fare in Europe. The flesh is white and mild-tasting. Fishing for pike is said to be very exciting with their aggressive hits and aerial acrobatics. Pike are among the largest North American freshwater game fish.

Unlike the similar-looking and closely related muskellunge, the northern pike has light markings on a dark body background and fewer than six sensory pores on the underside of each side of the lower jaw.

A hybrid between northern pike and muskellunge is known as a Tiger Muskellunge.​

Yellow (Jumbo) Perch

Yellow perch look similar to the European perch, but are paler and more yellowish, with less red in the fins. They have six to eight dark, vertical bars on their sides. The yellow perch is in the same family as the walleye and sauger, but in a different family from the white perch. Yellow perch size can vary greatly between bodies of water, but adults are usually 4 - 10 in (10-25.5 cm) in length.  Large yellow perch are often called "jumbo perch" or "jack perch".

Yellow perch are fairly easy to catch and are often caught while fishing for other species with which they share the same body of water. They are also an important source of food for larger species, so many fishing lures are designed to look like yellow perch. Yellow perch are considered to be one of the finest flavored of all panfish..​​​