Bear Hunting Prices

Species- Black Bear (High % Color Phase)

Manitoba Black Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting- "It is unexplainably exciting, instantly causing adrenaline rush induced mind and body chaos!"

Gildas Paradis

We have grown our bear business again!

Each year we are improving and increasing the quality of what we offer. We are proud to announce that we have expanded our Bear hunting allocation and available tags. We purchased 2 more excellent bear hunting areas exclusively for Riverside Lodge guests. Combined our 4 huge areas have over 50 active baits to hunt plus we add more baits every year!

Did you miss out on booking a trip with us? 

-more available hunts each year!

-more excellent baits!

-more areas, all connected together forming one huge area of over 3 million acres!

More for us means more for you!

If you would like details please contact us thru the many ways on this site.

Please share this email/ website with anyone who desires a great bear hunt. We have "fixed" many other dreadful bear hunting experiences.

Package Pricing

"We would rather explain PRICE once, than to apologize for QUALITY forever." 

No hidden fees. All upfront and listed below on this page.

Rare event, extra bear tags to move!

2024 Only-Fall bear discounts on remaining spots,

$4000 US! 

Plus the more spots you book, hunts will be even further discounted! (number of spots available each week differs.)


Additional Color Phase fee= $500 

Yes, you saw it here first, a color phase fee. For those who don't necessarily want a color phase, it's no concern. For those who truly desire a color phase, you can appreciate the fact that this incentive increases the odds for more and LARGER color phase bears! Without this fee, many color phase are shot every year (45-66% of our yearly bear harvest are color phase) because color phase are so rare in most areas of North America. However, some that are shot are... well let's just say they had a few more years until maturity. To prevent putting too much pressure on these bears and to preserve the great genetics, we felt this small fee might be enough to let a few walk away and grow/breed for the future hunter who dreams of harvesting one of these rare beasts. Don't want to shoot one and pay the fee, no problem you can choose from our huge selection of the many black bears that visit the same baits.

So again, no hidden fees, everything is up front and detailed on this page.

Our price includes magnificent meals and accommodations provided right here at our Lodge! Unlike many other outfits, you won't need to cook or clean, eat at the "greasy spoon" restaurant in town, or stay in a noisy motel. We built this place for maximum comfort and smooth operation. This is also where we take unlimited pictures of your trophy in daylight and our expert guides will skin your bear very professionally to get the most out of your rug or mount, we know how to skin them properly. Plus the whole time you are standing beside a world-class walleye fishery teeming with fish. Yes if you get the feeling this is the real deal you have good instinct. We pride ourselves on running a "well-oiled machine". The scenery and ambiance of spending a week here are healthy for you also. You just relax, enjoy the week as it should be, and let us treat you right. We provide a great experience to match our fantastic bears. Plan to gain a little weight here also because we're a hunting lodge, not a health spa. And nobody leaves the table hungry. When you call, ask about the many different dishes we serve, and the deserts! You can also ask for either accommodation in the lodge or a private cabin, but it is all based on FCFS.   

Season: Spring & Fall -Archery, Muzzle loader, Rifle

Opening dates for Bear season change each year, please contact us for exact opening dates, which will always start on Monday.

  • Spring - April 30- Middle of June. Resident, Non-Resident, Foreign Resident
  • Fall - Beginning of Sept - End of October. Resident, Non-Resident, Foreign Resident

    Trying to decide which season to hunt? Click here-What is the difference between Spring and Fall Bear hunting?

    Arrive on Sunday and depart the following Saturday.  Hunts are 6 nights stay, & 5 days of hunting!

    Complimentary fishing also included in the price!

    Like to catch Fish before or after your bear hunt? Walleye and Pike are abundant here and you can catch them right off the dock 50 steps from the lodge. Enjoy a delicious shore lunch of fried walleye during the week, and take a limit home too! (Common species= Walleye, Pike, Drum, Smallmouth Bass, Bullhead, Perch)

    One of the many important factors, on any outfitted hunt, is our amazing staff! We employ only the best in the business to ensure your trip is the finest. I can't stress how important great staff is for providing a great experience. Seasoned traveling hunters and our references will back that claim from their past experiences with us. Our staff is some of the finest. That is where your success starts on your trip, leaving the work to us, you just enjoy the hunt.

    You will be happy to know there are NO black flies, no-seeum's, or any other biting flies, only mosquitoes and thermal cells work great on them! Scroll down to see the list of inclusions and things to bring.

    We should have a conversation to cover all the great details. There is more to explain than we can write about here.

    We also have a list of references-we encourage you to call and ask them all about us. Here are a few excerpts from the growing list of Testimonials

    We would be happy to explain all about it anytime, Contact Us, or call us Toll-Free at 1-866-214-8402.

    All Guided Hunts Include

    • All applicable taxes
    • Clean, warm private accommodations
    • All bedding, towels, etc
    • Daily housekeeping
    • 3 hearty mouthwatering meals/day
    • Assortment of major hunting equipment
    • 1 expert guide per 2-3 hunters
    • Friendly personal service and use of all facilities
    • Big-game trophy handling and freezing
    • Professional Outdoorsmen (Guiding and Lodging Outfitter)
    • Tips and info to share with you from our many years of experience

    Not Included In Guided Hunts

    • Hunting License (Big Game hunts add $100.00 for non-resident Government Allocation fee)
    • Soft drinks, snacks, etc
    • Taxidermy; nor shipping of trophy or meat
    • Personal hunting equipment
    • Pre/post-hunt accommodations and travel
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Gratuities

    Deposits Required To Book Your Hunt

    • $2000.00 per hunter to reserve a date.
    • Balance of hunt price due 120 days before arrival.

    Cancellation Policy

    Click here to read our full Cancellation policy

    As such is life things happen, which is why we highly recommend that you purchase a Trip Cancellation Insurance Policy from one of the many Insurance Companies in the market. Different packages will ensure your trip expenses to different levels of protection. We can not insure any of your trip costs or related expenses for you. 

    All deposits and payments are non-refundable, regardless of the circumstances.

    Payments are to be made out to:

    Riverside Lodge
    PO Box 358
    Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada R7N 2V2

    What To Bring

    For all of our hunts, we want to remind hunters to bring any medications, puffers, Eppipen, or allergy medication if you are allergic to bee stings, etc. We are a fair distance from any emergency services and while hunting the response time is even greater. There are no air ambulances locally.

    • Camouflage or hunter green clothing
    • Blaze orange hat/togue and vest for the fall hunt
    • Thermacell or Mosquito repellent and/or Mosquito netting jacket, headgear, etc. (no black flies here! Just mosquitoes)
    • Safety harness and lanyard
    • Firearm and ammunition
    • Bow hunters. Bring a screw in bow hanger and a practice broadhead. 
    • Waterproof walking boots
    • Rain gear
    • Knee-high rubber boots
    • Light jacket
    • Light footwear for around camp/lodge
    • Insulated jacket
    • Headwear - light
    • Headwear - insulated
    • Gloves - light
    • Gloves or Mitts - insulated
    • Insulated pants or jumpsuit or long underwear
    • Personal effects, such as medication, toiletries, alcohol, and tobacco
    • Cooler (if you wish to take meat/trophy home)
    • Passport is now required
    • Hunter Safety Certification
    • Border crossing forms pre-filled. (Firearms declaration form 1-800-731-4000), info @ Canada customs 1-800-461-9999
    • Travel arrangements made and confirmed
    • Camera
    • Optional- Any old unwashed T-shirt of yours that you don't mind giving to the "bears".
    • Thermos

    The Weather

    The weather is usually very pleasant in May, June, September, and October but some mornings can be quite cold. Temps range from 75 F to 40 F.

    It may snow in October but more likely in November and December. One should be prepared for winter weather after approximately November 1st when temperatures can be 10 F and colder. It is not uncommon to have some snowfall in May either, so be prepared.

    Hunting in winter conditions can be very pleasant so long as one is properly dressed, and has the necessary equipment.

    Hunters Please Note

    All hunters are required to sight in their rifles at our range on day of arrival. Allow for arrival in daylight and extra ammunition accordingly.

    All Hunters - Hunter safety Certification is required to purchase a hunting license in Manitoba.

    Wounded policy- If the animal is hit but not recovered, the hunt is considered complete and the hunt is over. Rest assured we will search as hard as physically possible with available sign to track the animal. It is best if you make a perfect shot so practice lots before your hunt. Give us a call to discuss particulars.

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