The Ottawa National Forest Offers hundreds of thousands acres for a variety of hunting opportunities ranging from small game to large animals. A valid Michigan State hunting license is required. Be sure to acquaint yourself of the State seasons, regulations and any other federal rules that may apply to a specific area you will be visiting. White tail deer, Black Bear and Grouse hunting are all popular in the forests of our area. Other small game fowl and fur bearing hunting is also excellent.
Michigan Bear Season has 3 hunt periods. 1st season is a 5 day hunt from September 10 – 14 and is a no dogs period. Second season begins September 15, and 3rd season begins September 25. The final hunt day is October 25. Permit applications for the Bergland area need to be submitted to the State of Michigan in early spring (see www.michigan.gov/dnr ), with results generally posted around June 30.
On receiving news of a successful permit, give us a call and we can provide you with information on private and public land bear hunts. We have package deals to fit your needs and we are booking now. Contact the Walleye Lodge at 906-575-3557 or you may contact our guide directly at 906-235-0289 to make your reservation. The Walleye Lodge has partnered with Pete Popps of Boone ii Outfitters. Pete has been providing quality hunts in this area for more than a decade and is fully licensed and insured. Check out information on Pete at
Beginning 2010 The U.S. Forest Service requires all guides on Forest Service land to be licensed and insured and to pay land use fees. The State of Michigan now has similar requirements for 2011.
INFORMATION WE WILL NEED TO KNOW:
- Which hunt period you have and how many are in your group
- Your lodging needs
Your weapon of choice
Are you left or right handed
- Type of stand or blind you prefer
If any in your group have special medical needs or issues
If any in your group is a smoker
Other pertinent details
OUR HUNT INCLUDES:
- Stands baited each day
- Guaranteed Active Bait
- Ground blinds
- Recovery of Bears
- Freezer Service/Processing Available
- Lodge accommodation
- Attentive and dedicated service!
Contact the Walleye Lodge at 906-575-3557 or Pete Popps of Boone ii Outfitters at 906-235-0289. You won’t be disappointed!