Michigan Bear Hunt & Sportsman Package

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This action-packed Sportsman Package, featuring a baited Black Bear hunt, is conducted in the game rich Western Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan.  The 3 or 6 Day Sportsman Package is conducted at our Lake Gogebic Lodge and can be taken from late September thru late October.  The baited bear hunts are conducted in the afternoons.  Clients may spend the mornings (or evenings for those that tag out early) as follows:  grouse hunting, whitetail deer hunting, fishing, golfing, or other outdoor activities.  Meals, lodging, guides for bear hunts, baited bear sites, and game retrieval are all included in our package.

2018 Last Minute Specials:

5 Day Hunt: Regular $3,000,  Special $2,000
3 Day Hunt: Regular $1,500,  Special $1,000
 
$500 trophy fee for 3 day hunt only.
 
Licenses are not included ($40 for MI resident) and had 100% draw success last year for Michigan residents. The closest airport is Duluth, MN (2.5 hours from the camp).
 
Bears average 200-300lbs but some of the biggest bears in Michigan come out of this territory each year. With over a million acres of prime habitat  to hunt and a high density of  black bears makes this trip very enjoyable for our clients.  The 3 or 6 day Sportsman Package includes the following:
  • Afternoon baited bear hunts
  • Mornings may be spent deer hunting, grouse hunting, fishing, golfing, hitting nearby ATV or Kayak trails, or just enjoying the peace and serenity of Lake Gogebic at the lodge.  Clients must bring their own dogs for grouse hunting and their own boats for fishing.
  • Baited bear sites with ground blinds provided.  Hunters are welcome to bring their own climbing stands. 
  • Lodging (See below for additional info)
  • Meals include continental breakfast, hot and hearty homemade lunches and dinners.
  • Game retrieval
  • You can also bring along non-hunters ($1000) who just want to get away and enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.  Lodging and meals are provided for non-hunters.

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We recommend you using a high caliber bullet or a broadhead that will leave a big hole such as a Rage. Black Bears are extremely hard to kill especially if your shot placement is not perfect. A slug gun is a great weapon for bear. Leave the low caliber and fast bullets at home. Most rifle shots are within 50 yards and bow shots within 30 yards. You will be hunting over bait primarily out of ground blinds, or your own climbing stand if preferred.


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Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the U.P. of Michigan, encompasses 13,380 acres with 38 miles of beautiful shoreline and boasts more state angler awards than any other lake in the Upper Peninsula. Species on Lake Gogebic include Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Crappie, and Smallmouth Bass.


Grouse
The Western U.P. of Michigan features some of the finest grouse habitat in the country!  Both grouse and woodcock are plentiful in the aspen-filled forests surrounding our lodge. Hunters are welcome to bring their dogs with them.
 
Upland bird seasons and limits are as follows:
  • Grouse:
    • Season: September 15 – November 14
    • Limits: Daily – 5 / Possession – 10
  • Woodcock:
    • Season: Septeber 20 – November 3
    • Limits: Daily – 3 / Possession – 9

Cabin_Refurb_Strip_5Pics The lodging consists of private cabins completely furnished overlooking Lake Gogebic.  Our resort consists of 7 cabins, all completely refurbished in 2015, that sleeps 2-6 people per cabin.  All linens and towels provided.

Additional Lodging Details:

  • 4 Two Bedroom Cabins w/ Fully Equipped Kitchens:
    • Full-size refrigerator
    • Full-size stove/oven
    • Microwave
    • Dishes and silverware
    • Coffee Maker
  • 3 Cabinettes (Efficiency Units) include:
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Dishes and silverware
    • Coffee Maker
  • Coin-operated Laundry Center on premises
  • Roll-away beds available

Directions to Lodge

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Travelling from any location other than Michigan Lower Peninsula (through Minnesota or Wisconsin)

Plug in “Marenisco, Michigan” into your GPS or online at Mapquest.com and then follow these directions:

  • Navigate onto U.S Highway 2 heading east.  Travel approximately 2.1 miles, then turn left on Michigan State Highway 64 (M64).  Travel approximately 7 miles to the Lodge, which will be on the right/east side of State Highway 64.  Look for the Cast and Blast Lodge sign at the entryway.

Travelling from Michigan Lower Peninsula (“over the top” of Lake Michigan)

Plug in “Bergland, Michigan” into your GPS or online at Mapquest.com and then follow these directions:

  • Continue travelling west on Michigan State Highway 28 for 4 miles, then turn left on Michigan State Highway 64.  Travel approximately 10.8 miles to the Lodge, which will be on the left/east side of Highway 64.  Look for the Cast and Blast Lodge sign at the entryway.

  • NOTE: This route may be closer/shorter for locations in Northern Indiana  Ohio.  

Equipment to Bring on your Michigan Black Bear Hunt:

  • hunting license with bear tag
  • bug spray
  • fishing gear (optional)
  • flashlight
  • 2 way radios
  • scent spray
  • batteries
  • coolers
  • anti-bug gear
  • camera
  • rain gear
  • compass or gps
  • duct tape 
  • fishing gear (optional)

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Additional Activities

  • 4 public golf courses are located within a 30-45 minute drive from the resort
  • Extensive ATV and Kayak Trails near by
  • The Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino is located in Watersmeet, MI – approximately 35 miles from the lodge
  • Scenic Waterfalls and Tourist Attractions near by
  • Visit Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce for additional information and attractions

Michigan Black Bear Gallery


Contact us today to book this trip!

Email: hhhunts@gmail.com
Phone: (724)421-3618