Fall happens quickly in Northwestern Ontario. Last week’s lush hiking trails begin to transform and the forest floor, once thick with various foliage starts to thin in preparation for our long winters. The multitude of greens gives way to a burst of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns; The air becomes crisp while the ground still clings to summer’s warmth and that can mean only one thing: It’s hunting season.
Atikokan is home to numerous avid hunters with the knowledge and experience of many generations. As a novice hunter, the advice, patience, and guidance from these experts has been invaluable in developing hunting skills while also instilling a passion for wildlife conservation.
With the sheer volume of accessible crown land, it is little wonder why hunting is so popular. There is no shortage of old gravel and logging roads, trails, and (for the adventurous) unkept paths to traverse to find that perfect hunting spot – stumbling across a long-forgotten road that you’re not sure ends in fifty meters around the bend or a few kilometres and uttering “let’s find out”.
For big game hunters, we have deer, moose, and black bear. If hunting small game is more up your alley, we have spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, and snowshoe hare as well as a variety of migratory birds.
Contained within hunting zones 11A, 11B, and 12B, Atikokan is home to copious amounts of huntable land. With the ever-changing landscape of boreal forest, swamps, and lakes and rivers of varying sizes, harvestable wildlife is abundant.
Check out our Resorts and Outfitters page to find a guide for your trip and to get tips on hunting locations. Tags go quickly so as soon as you know when you’re visiting be sure to book a spot.
Shop local at some great stores to gear up for your next hunting trip.
For more information on open seasons and hunting regulations refer to the 2021-2022 Hunting Regulations Summary.
Atikokan is on the doorstep of one of Ontario’s most traditional wilderness areas, as Quetico Provincial Park stands among the best for its beauty and its ruggedness. We’re only too happy to have you here, whether it’s for a day, for a week, or a lifetime. We are the Canoeing Capital of Canada. We are the Gateway to Quetico Provincial Park. We are Naturally Wild.