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Big Game Hunting in Manitoba

Diverse species, prime habitats and remote populations,  essential qualities that have all shaped Manitoba’s reputable status as a premier big game destination. Central Canadian barren ground caribou, Canadian moose, elk, whitetail deer, black bear, wolf and coyote inhabit the limits of our various terrains and present  an array of sought-after hunting experiences, with many unique  to the heart of Canada. 

Epic adventures in the  wildest of places

With abundant game hunting areas and generous seasons,  Manitoba offers promising options for extraordinary pursuits  and heart pounding encounters. From a coveted spot and stalk  for the nomadic caribou to an invigorating vocal engagement  with an elusive predator, it’s here, where exceptional big game  hunting opportunities are the norm, not the exception.

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Find an expert guide, lodge or outfitter to help you plan your next black bear hunting trip to Manitoba!

Choosing the Best Outfitter for a Manitoba Black Bear Hunt

Manitoba is a black bear hunter’s dream, with the Canadian province covering over 250,000 square miles and stretching from the U.S. border at Minnesota and North Dakota all the way to Hudson’s Bay and Nunavut...

Moose Hunting Manitoba - Jackson's Lodge and Outposts

Black Bear Hunting in Manitoba's Parkland - Riverside Lodge

Black bear hunting in Canada is a valued experience that often places a patient hunter in a mix of unique environments. Riverside Lodge, located in the Parkland Region of Manitoba, offers an intriguing bear hunting opportunity where an unassuming landscape breeds prime bear habitat...

First Black Bear Bow Hunt - Bear Hunting Magazine

Massive Manitoba Whitetail Deer - Bear Hunting Magazine

 It was the final day of my hunt in one of the most iconic regions of North America’s whitetail country. It was November 3rd 2018. Time wasn’t just fading metaphorically; I had 14 minutes of legal shooting light remaining. Manitoba is known for massive, knarly whitetails...

Whitetail Magic in Manitioba - Canada in the Rough TV

Anyone who knows the Canada in the Rough crew knows we love whitetail deer hunting. We grew up on it and we continue to pursue these noble animals to this day, some may even say excessively.  Though a lot of our deer hunting is done in Southern Ontario where we reside, when we’re looking...

Manitoba Moose: Experience the Hunt of a Lifetime

The guide’s pleading cow calls caught the old bull’s attention, but it was his expert handling of the warn and weathered shoulder bone aggressively scraped against a scrub willow that got the moose moving toward you. Now, with every third or fourth step he lets loose a grunt, each one sounding strangely hollow and nasal at the same time. He’s announcing his arrival...

The Hunt for Manitoba's Big Bruins

Two hours after I had settled into my stand, I caught a glimpse of black ears far into the oaks. A big bear had come to investigate. The cautious old bruin sat watching for more than 20 minutes before he edged closer. I didn’t move, and at times, caught myself holding my breath. Just when I thought the bear would venture out into the open...

Manitoba Black Bears — Big Game Thrills During Spring or Fall

If you love to pursue whitetails, but are looking to add a little more excitement to your upcoming hunting plans, then consider planning a trip — spring or fall — to Manitoba for black bears. While spotting a big buck is exciting, it simply can’t compare to the heart-stopping thrill of watching a mature black bear suddenly appear from the shadows...