Hunting & Fishing

 

In the Shining Tree area, there are many different kinds of hunting and fishing packages available from all the local tourist outfitters. 

Hunting:

The Shining Tree area offers both big game and small game hunting in the fall. Black bear and moose populations are stable and offer exciting challenges for the big game hunter.  For the small game hunter, Grouse, Snowshoe Rabbits, and migrating Ducks are abundant.  We recommend that you hunt through a local outfitter for the best chance of success.  Most offer guided hunts for bear and moose.  Refer to Ministry of Natural Resources website for more information.    Licenses can be obtained from various tourist camps in the local area.

OBTAINING A HUNTING LICENSE IN ONTARIO

HUNTING REGULATIONS IN ONTARIO AND FACTS

 

Fishing:

Fishing in the Shining Tree area can be very rewarding. There are many different kinds of fish that populate local lakes and streams. These include: Northern Pike, Walleye (Pickerel), Smallmouth bass, Whitefish, Perch, and many Trout species including Lakers, Brook, Rainbow, Aurora (rare), and Splake (Brook trout/Lake trout hybrid cross). The town of Shining Tree is situated on West Shining Tree Lake, which flows into a series of five other lakes through some narrow passages. There are also many other lakes within driving range to satisfy the adventurous fisherman.

During the winter months, ice-fishing is a very popular sport. It combines some great snowmobile rides with an opportunity to catch some great fish. Whether fishing with a group of friends or by yourself, you are sure to enjoy the peaceful outdoors and the spectacular winter scenery.

The Ministry of Natural Resources practices the right to have some lakes open only during certain years. This is to ensure a good quality of fishing for everyone. If you would like specific information about a particular species or lake and the fishing season, you can download the entire regulations from the Ministry of Natural Resources website. Fishing licenses can be purchased from a few tourist outfitting camps in Shining Tree. There are two types of licenses available, a conservation and a regular license. Depending on your preference you may want to ask which is better for your vacation.

We encourage "catch and release".

HOW CANADIAN RESIDENTS CAN OBTAIN THEIR OUTDOORS CARD

VARIOUS FISHING REGULATIONS AND TRANSPORTING ADVICE

 

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