The warm, dry summer that was experienced in northwestern Ontario made for a poor berry crop in the forest. As a result, the bears were very aggressive on baits as they looked for alternate food sources. This, along with the high density of bears in our area made for an exciting hunt for all.
This year’s moose hunt was exceptional. We had two 50 plus inch bulls taken by bow. When scored, these bulls could potentially be in the Ontario record books for archery. There were also four more 50 plus inch bulls taken with rifle. We had a very high success rate for archery this season with bulls being taken as close as eight yards. This was a testament to how well the moose called.