The entire Loring-Restoule Region has long been renowned as a great area for the huntsmen. Many lodges, resorts and campgrounds cater to the needs of fall hunters, with experienced guides available to provide a knowledge of the area only gained from years of experience. Most successful hunts here are conducted by tourist resort operators and many hunters return year after year to enjoy not only the thrill of the hunt but warm, friendly Northern hospitality as well.
Governed under Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 47 in the North Bay district of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the unit is bound by Highway 69 to the west, the Magnetawan River and Highway 126 to the south, Highway 11 to the east, and the French River and Lake Nipissing to the north.
The unit covers an area of approximately 4,200 square kilometers and is part of the Cervid Ecological Zone (CEZ) D.
Species include partridge, grouse, wild turkey, white-tailed deer (the area is home to the largest herd in the province) and moose. Bear outfitters and guides operate in the region as well, and there is plenty of accessible Crown land here too. Outfitters may also have tags available. Many of the area accommodations welcome hunters and hunting parties and are equipped to handle vehicle parking requirements
White-tailed deer are common here. Each fall hunters return to the area to take advantage of facilities offered by local tourist operators as a base for their usually successful hunt.
Mature Black Bears can weigh in at over 300 lbs. Then can be hunted best here in Spring and Fall. Although fairly common, they are not often seen and so must be hunted with the assistance of an experienced guide. Resorts, lodges, motels and cottage resorts cater to the needs of bear hunters both spring and fall.
In fall several species of Ducks are abundant in the area. For the hunter there is usually little need to build elaborate blinds, for natural cover is abundant and usually, the day’s bag is excellent.
Excellent ground cover and food assures outstanding Partridge hunting and many hunters return year after year to bag their limit here.
Squirrels, Rabbits, and Hare are also be found here and may be hunted in season from comfortable accommodations located throughout the region. Check out the Business Directory for further information.