Float Plane by Fishing Dock in Front of Lodge

Hunting

Air Ivanhoe offers a variety of big game and small game hunting including moose, bear, wolf and smaller game like waterfowl, grouse, and rabbits.  Bear hunting in Ontario is open during the spring and fall seasons.  All other animals in our area have open season in the fall.

Many of our guests will do a combination fishing / hunting adventure.  Many of our groups are mixed groups, where one guy wants to hunt, two want to to fish, and the fourth wants to ride his ATV / UTV on a huge variety of gravel logging trails.

Moose

2021 Moose Hunting Package Information and Rates

Moose Hunting Brochure

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DRIVE-IN MOOSE HUNT 2021

Lodge Packages Include: adult moose validation tag(s) and private cottage accommodations.

Campsite Packages Include: adult moose validation tag(s) and government approved wilderness campsite for your tents / trailers.

Archery Moose Hunting – Group Packages 2021

Package 1:1 ARCHERY Bull Tag in WMU-30 & Accommodations at the Ivanhoe River Inn

1-4 Hunters/1 Log Cottage ………………………………………………………..$4600.00

1-8 Hunters/2 Log Cottages OR1 VIP Suite / Large Cottage….……..$5200.00

9-12 Hunters/1 Log Cottage AND1 VIP Suite / Large Cottage..…….$5800.00

 

Package 2: 1 ARCHERY Bull Tag in WMU-30& Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied………………………………………………..…….$4600.00

 

Package 3: 1 ARCHERY Bull Tag AND1 ARCHERY Cow Tag in WMU-23& Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied……………………………………….……..…….$6000.00

 

Package 4:  1 ARCHERY Cow Tag in WMU-23& Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied……………………………………………..…….$1500.00

 

Gun Moose Hunting – Group Packages 2021

Package 1: 1 RIFLE Bull Tag AND1 RIFLE Cow Tag In WMU-31 & Accommodations At The Ivanhoe River Inn

1-8 Hunters/1 VIP Suite……………………………………………………………….…..$12000.00

9-12 Hunters/ 1 VIP Suite AND1 Log Cottage……………………………………$12600.00

9-16 Hunters/2 VIP Suites ORFoleyet Downtown Lodge………………. $13200.00

 

Package 2: 1 RIFLE Bull Tag In WMU-31 & Accommodations At The Ivanhoe River Inn

1-8 Hunters/2 Log Cottages OR1 VIP Suite……………………..………….$8600.00

9-12 Hunters/1 Log Cottage AND1 VIP Suite / Large Cottage….…….$9200.00

9-16 Hunters/2 VIP Suites OR1 VIP Suite /1 Large Cottage…….….…..$9800.00

 

Package 3: 1 RIFLE Cow Tag In WMU-30 Or WMU-31 & Accommodations At The Ivanhoe River Inn

1-4 Hunters/1 Log Cottage  ………………………………………………………….$4600.00

1-8 Hunters/2 Log Cottages OR1 VIP Suite / Large Cottage.…….$5200.00

9-12 Hunters/1 Log Cottage AND1 VIP Suite / Large Cottage….…..$6000.00

 

Package 4: 1 RIFLE (or 1 ARCHERY) Bull Tag In WMU-31 & Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied…………………..…………………….$8000.00

 

Package 5: 1 Bull Tag AND 1 Cow Tag (RIFLE OR ARCHERY) In WMU-23 & Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied…………………………………..…….$6000.00

 

Package 6:  1 RIFLE Cow Tag In WMU-23 & Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied…………………………………..…….$2500.00

 

Package 71 RIFLE Bull Tag AND1 RIFLE Cow Tag In WMU-26 & Campsite Accommodations

1-12 Hunters/Camp Site Supplied…………………………………..…….$6000.00

 

 

General information regarding the 2021 Moose Hunt

 

Accommodations:  For Campsite Accommodations,Hunters bring all of their necessary camping supplies / tents / trailers etc. The campsite is yours during the entire valid moose hunting season for your hunt (Archery or Rifle), and you can hunt the entire duration of this season if you choose do to so.  Housekeeping cottages at the drive in lodge include all bedding/towels/kitchen supplies/dishes/pots/pans and a propane BBQ outside.  Expanded descriptions of the cottages can be found at page 8 of the brochure.

 

Hunt Duration:  All packages offered at the drive in lodge are based on a 7 Day hunt, starting on a Saturday.  Any additional nights prior to (or after) the 7 Day hunt are $49 per hunter per night (as available).

 

River Hunts:  If you’re interested in traditional “water hunting” and more fishing, we do also have 3 boat-in cottages up the Ivanhoe River in WMU 31, located approximately 8, 14, and 22 miles by water from our drive in lodge.  Guests would need to bring or rent boats to hunt from these locations. These river camps are priced out as 1 large cottage.

 

Registered Guests:  All guests & hunters staying at the campsite / cottage must legally be “registered” in our log-books and actually sleeping at the site to hunt the adult moose tag(s) supplied in our packages.

 

ARCHERY SEASON

WMU-23/30/31…………………………September 25th – October 15th

 

RIFLE SEASONS

WMU-23/30/31…………………………October 16th – November 15th

WMU-26……………………………………September 25th – November 1st

Dates above are estimated at the time of brochure printing and will be officially released in April 2021 by the Ontario government.

 

Deposit and Payment Schedule:  Moose hunting deposit is $1200 per adult moose tag supplied in the package.

General Information page 15   

 (ITEM 17 “FOR ALL GUESTS”)

If the government enacts COVID-19 related regulations pertaining to a “stay at home order” or other travel restrictions physically preventing all members in your group from making the trip happen during the calendar year season, 100% of your deposit will be available for 2022.

 (ITEM 18 “FOR ALL GUESTS”)

Group Sizes:  Group sizes listed within our packages are based on “comfortable” accommodation levels for the various cottages and are not set by any government agency. If government regulations are established regarding maximum group sizes in cottages relating to COVID-19, these will apply.  Groups would then have the option of renting additional cottages (if available) or bringing additional tents/trailers/RVs.

 

The drive in cottage accommodations moose hunts are 7 days / 7 nights.   Additional nights can be added for $49 / night.  Add $200 for each additional adult joining the group and staying in the same cottage for the 7-day hunt.

All guests on all moose hunts must be “registered” on our guest lists.  Guests on camping style moose hunts can hunt the entire duration of the season (3 weeks of archery OR 5 weeks rifle), but must maintain and sleep at their accommodations at the pre-determined camping site.

 

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Bear

2021 Bear Hunting Package Information and Rates

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Download our Brochure

Housekeeping Semi-Guided

Season Dates SPRING BEAR HUNT DATES:

MAY 22-29/MAY 29-JUNE 5/JUNE 5-12, 2021

FALL BEAR HUNT DATES:

AUG 14-21/AUG 21-28/AUG 28-SEPT 4/SEPT 4-11, 2021

THIS IS A 7 NIGHT / 6 DAY HUNT.

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE ON SATURDAY. HUNT STARTS SUNDAY.

Rate $1895 CAD per hunter
Price Includes Private accommodations for each group/2 active bait sites per hunter with tree stands & trail cams setup/bear bait for the duration of the hunt/skinning/quartering/freezing your bear.

In this package, guests will arrive on Saturday afternoon and will be shown bait sites and start hunting Sunday early in the afternoon. After this point, guests will be responsible for re-baiting and checking the trail camera’s, transportation and fuel in their own vehicles to and from the bait sites for hunting, as well as field tracking, gutting, and getting their bear back to the drive in lodge at Ivanhoe Lake. A GPS is essential (preferably with the Ontario topo maps pre-installed) because the most active bear baits may be located between 15 – 40 miles from our drive in lodge, with frequent Y’s on unmarked logging roads. Additional assistance for tracking and/ or animal retrieval from the woods to the lodge is available on an “as needed” basis at a rate of $50/guide/ hour. Satellite phone’s are limited but available at $125/week and come with 30 minutes of airtime.

No Trophy fees apply on any of our hunts.  There are however mandatory export permits for bears and moose which cost about $30 payable to the Ontario government.  We sell all licenses for our hunters including bear/fishing licenses and export permits.  Make sure that you bring a previous hunting license so that we can issue your bear tag.

Hunter Needs Food, fishing and hunting licenses (we sell), weapon, first aid kit, flashlight, all fishing tackle and hunting supplies. Hunters must pay all Canadian fees for licenses, importing firearms, and exporting game.

To add a boat and motor and unlimited fuel to the package, with a minimum of two hunters,  add $300 per hunter based on 2 in a boat.

  • For a single hunter with no other guests in a cabin – add $500
 MEAL PLAN PACKAGE – FULLY GUIDED
Season Dates  SPRING HUNT: MAY 29 – JUNE 5, 2021. FALL HUNT: AUG 14-21 & AUG 21-28, 2021. THIS IS A 7 NIGHT / 6 DAY HUNT. ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE ON SATURDAY.

HUNT STARTS SUNDAY. IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 4 HUNTERS, CALL US TO DISCUSS OPTIONS FOR TIMING WITH ANOTHER FULLY GUIDED MEAL PLAN GROUP IN CAMP.

Rate $2795 Canadian funds per hunter – Minimum 4 hunters in the group
Price Includes Private accommodations/2 active bait sites per hunter with treestands & trail cams setup/3 meals daily/full guide service including transportation and bear bait/field tracking/gutting/skinning/quartering/freezing your bear.

In this package, guests will arrive on Saturday afternoon and will start hunting Sunday early in the afternoon. Meals will be mixed between the cottage and restaurant setting. Breakfast will be made available for self-serve and self-preparation in your cottage, and will include coffee, bacon, eggs, hash browns, oatmeal, cereals, fruits, juice, and toast.

Lunch and supper will be restaurant meals, where guests most commonly will order lunch and supper (or sandwiches to be eaten in the tree stand) at the same time, taking their supper “to go” to be eaten later. For the days that the restaurant at our drive in lodge is not open, guests will need to drive themselves in their own vehicles to the Foleyet Northern Lights restaurant, which is located 7 minutes away from Ivanhoe. Hunters will typically leave the lodge for the evening hunt at 1 pm will not return until after dark, sometimes as late as midnight depending on any difficulties with field tracking and game retrieval.

rates bear hunt

Additional Information and Rates for Bear Hunters

  • All prices are subject to applicable Canadian taxes
  • Hunter orange vests and hats are required

Cancellation Policy:

 If you cancel your trip 180 days prior to your trip, you will receive 90% refund. You can however modify your hunting trip dates (subject to cottage availability) within the same calendar year and use your entire deposit.

Deposit: $300 per hunter

For additional information about bear hunt packages please download our brochure.

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Small Game

Guests can add a small game hunt onto basically any package with Air Ivanhoe.  Small game season (grouse and rabbits) starts September 15 and runs through our entire fall operating season (generally ending mid November).  There no additional costs or fees on our end.  You would however need to possess a valid small game hunting licence.  This licence can be purchased over the counter at Ivanhoe, or can be purchased online at  https://www2.on.wildlifelicense.com/start.php?lang=1

 

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Please note that to purchase any hunting licence in Ontario, both residents and non-residents must first produce a copy of a previous hunting licence or proof of taking a hunter competency course.  After the initial hunting licence is purchased and credentials provided to the licence issuer, subsequent outdoors cards will be valid to purchase both fishing and hunting licences.

Current pricing for small games licences can be found at the following link              https://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting-licence-fees-ontario-residents

Waterfowl

rates ducksGuests can add a watefowl hunt onto basically any package with Air Ivanhoe.  Waterfowl season starts September 10 and runs through our entire fall operating season (generally we’re closing mid November).  There no additional costs or fees for Air Ivanhoe.  The hunter does need to possess a valid small game hunting licence as well as a duck stamp to enjoy this type of hunting.

The small game licence can be purchased online (https://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting-licence-fees-ontario-residents) or at our drive in lodge office.  Hunters must purchase a duck stamp at the post office.
They can also be purchased online at       https://www.permis-permits.ec.gc.ca/en/

Fin Feather and Fur Adventures

rates wolfOne of our favorite fall adventures includes bears, wolves, grouse, waterfowl, and fishing.  The middle of September (Sept 15 starting) is a really interesting timeframe that appeals to many outdoorsmen looking for a huge variety of adventures that are possible during the same time.  We offer a 1 week bear hunting / wolf hunting combination trip where guests will either fish or hunt small game or waterfowl in the mornings (as well as after their big game hunts), and hunt wolf and bear in the afternoon.  We recommend one week at the minimum for all of our hunting trips (especially so for this big of a variety of animals and adventures).


We would recommend each hunter bringing a high power rifle, shotgun, and 22 to challenge himself when chasing grouse.  A few rods from lightweight perch and walleye to medium heavy for big pike would be ideal.  Temperatures are generally in the mid 70s (21 Celsius) during the days and 50’s in the evenings.  We have usually had one good frost by this time meaning that most of the mosquitos and black flies will be gone by this point.  It’s just a lovely time of the year with changing colours of leaves, mild temperatures, and more adventures than most outdoorsmen can dream of easily within your grasp with us at Air Ivanhoe.