Spring Bear Hunting At Dogskin Lake Lodge

Our remote American Plan lodge is ideally situated to host exciting spring trophy bear hunts. We have exclusive rights to nearly 60,000 acres of Crown Land and typically hunt on the 13,000 acres around Dogskin Lake. Unlike some outfitters, our exclusive hunting package guarantees that you will be the only hunters during our spring season.

Blonde bear caught on the trail camera

Some areas of Manitoba host one of the largest concentrations of color phased bears in Canada, with approximately thirty percent of our bears ranging from, blonde, cinnamon, and chocolate in coloration. In order to provide our guests with the highest quality hunt possible, we offer hunts for only two bear hunters per week during the spring two week season. 

Although we don't guarantee you an animal, historically we have nearly a 100% success rate. We want you to harvest the animal of your dreams and whether you're an avid bear enthusiast, or simply looking to score your first bear, our experienced guides will be there to provide you with all the support and advice you'll need to make a safe, ethical, and fulfilling black bear harvest. 

Our professionally built and maintained bait sites will provide you with clear shooting lanes for using archery, cross bow, muzzle loader or rifle and you will have access to both tree stand or ground blind locations. Each bait site is equipped with trail cameras, providing you and your guide with critical insight into the specific size of the animals at the site, their preferred feeding times, and behavioral tendencies. We take great pride in our bait stations which are all strategically placed within a twenty minute boat ride from our lodge, with a 50 to 150 yard walk through a groomed trail to your sitting location. 

At Dogskin, we believe that there is no substitute for experience which is why our guides are life long hunters, with forty plus years experience within the bear hunting industry. In addition to catering to any of your individual needs, your guide will be happy to put you on top of trophy class fish during non-hunting hours. After all, you will be coming in during our prime fishing season when trophy northern pike and walleye are only a cast away. We offer one of the most comprehensive and value added fly-in black bear hunting / fishing packages on the market. Customer service is always our first priority and we take pride in providing our guests with world-class outdoor experiences. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to being part of your dream black bear hunt of a lifetime. 

Hunt Information

Our spring bear hunts typically take place around the last week of May through the first two weeks of June.

  • Cost is $4500 US + tax for our 7 day hunt and include:
  • Professional guide
  • Flights from our floatplane base in Silver Falls, Manitoba
  • Chef prepared meals and daily shore lunch
  • Fishing license and allocation fees
  • Private cabin with bathroom
  • Deposit of $1000 is required to reserve your hunt
The owner, staff and accommodations are as good or better than any hunting camp I have been to. What really makes the trip are the guides, they are knowledgeable, friendly and more than willing to work their tails off to make your hunt a success.
— R. Christianson, NE


For me the fishing was a big part of my selection to bear hunt at Dogskin. I expected nearly a full day of fishing when I wasn’t sitting on the bear bait. Staff both times I have been to Dogskin was very friendly and personable. This area was considerably better than most hunting and fishing camps I have been to.
— C. Smith, IL