Many people not familiar with Canada wonder whether there is any advantage to hunting in a Wildlife Reserve. The answer is yes, and for several reasons. Wildlife reserves restrict access for all activities (hunting, fishing, touring, etc.) which means that harvest of all species is more restricted than on crown (public) land. In the case of bear hunting, the activity is strictly managed and all hunters (residents and non-residents) must go through a designated guide to hunt. This means that there is no competition between guides in the area for sites, and no residents hunting on their own in the area. Therefore, hunters can expect to see many bears during their stay and are more likely to encounter large boars.

Another advantage is access to great fishing lakes. Furthermore, the Laurentide Wildlife Reserve has over 1,000 lakes and 8 major rivers to offer exciting sport fishing (speckled and lake trout) for both the beginner and expert. For more information about the Province of Quebec and maps of the area click here.

The Laurentide Wildlife Reserve encompasses 7,861 km2 of beautiful forest, rivers, and lakes. It is ideally located 1 hour north of Quebec City and 1 hour south of the beautiful Saguenay region.