Dryden Whitetail Deer Hunting


Merkel's Camp is located on Wabigoon Lake between Dryden and Dinorwic and in heart of Ontario's best hunting. Their family built the lodge back in 1963 and continue to be the top hunting outfitter in the area. They have outstanding private land Whitetail Deer hunting with massive Whitetail Buck being harvested. Each year there are several Whitetail Bucks spotted and harvested, which are well above the 160 B&C score. Some are over the 200 B&C. The Whitetail Bucks taken are an average of 275 lbs field dressed and have some up to 380 lbs. Generally they are in the 300 plus range. Most of our hunters prefer fair chase hunts with 70% success. Baited stands are available if that is the hunter's choice. They have 5 housekeeping lakefront cottages and are not far from their hunting areas.


Bonny Bay Camp is located in Dryden Ontario, which is the hottest Whitetail Deer hunting spot in Canada. Their extremely large hunting management area ensures their guests get an excellent chance at harvesting one of those giant Dryden bucks that everyone has been taking about. They have the pictures to prove it!! Note from Len: The Whitetail Bucks in our area are large bodied with heavy racks. The largest that we harvested last year weighed in at 275 lbs. dressed and the rack scored 176 B&C. Bucks harvested from our lodge using our 8 point beyond the ears rule have scored from 120 B&C to 176 B&C. In the area every year there are deer seen and harvested over 200 B&C.! Rifle, Archery and Black Powder hunters are all welcome. This is a semi-guided or unguided housekeeping deer hunt.


Indian Point Camp is located on Wabigoon Lake, which is just southwest of Dryden Ontario, and in the center of the best Whitetail Deer hunting in Canada. They offer both do-it-yourself hunts, which can be rifle or bow as well as organized and packaged archery Whitetail hunts on highly productive private land. Their success rate is close to 100%. Their guests harvest Whitetail Bucks over 175 B&C every year and a few every couple of years that are close to 185 B&C. Their scouts have sighted 200 B&C Whitetails but the bigger they are the harder they hide.


Rugby Lake Lodge is located north of Dryden and northeast of Vermilion Bay. The open grasslands and farms north of the Dryden region have become legendary for Whitetail Deer Hunting. Primarily Rugby Lake Lodge provide guided private-land hunts on 1500 acres of property exclusive to Rugby Lake Lodge, which consist of farmland, a mixture of previously logged brush and areas with standing timber. All of their hunts are fare-chase for wild bucks. They have both tree-stands and ground blinds available depending on the suitability of the location. Stands and blinds are strategically placed to ensure best direct line-of-sight of the target zone for your weapon of choice. They offer comfortable lakefront housekeeping accommodations. They also have hunting packages for Black Bear and Moose.


North Country Lodge We are located an 20 minutes west of Dryden, Ontario and close to Vermilion Bay. Our area is world famous for having the best Moose, Black Bear and Whitetail Deer hunting (White Tailed Deer). Whitetails in our area have racks that rival world record class bucks including the famous Dryden Buck. Come join us on crystal-clear Canyon Lake for a hunting vacation of a lifetime. Our hunting guests can also enjoy the best fall Musky fishing in Ontario.


Sandy Point Camp is located between Dryden and Ignace, Ontario and located at the north-east corner of what many Whitetail Deer Hunters are calling the Whitetail Triangle. They have monster size buck all around their camp. They also offer hunting for Moose and Black Bear.

Below are camps that are close to Dryden


Birch Dale Lodge is located on Eagle Lake, south of Waldhof and Vermilion Bay and just west of Dryden. They have outstanding hunting for Whitetail Deer and Black Bear. Their Whitetail Hunt takes place on either private land or public land. Their guests enjoy hunting the giant Whitetails that you can expect from the Dryden area. You can choose housekeeping plan or feel welcome to have meals in their Bull Pit Steak House where you can sink your teeth into the thickest steaks in Ontario.


Pine Sunset Lodge - Northwestern Ontario Whitetail Deer Hunting: The Dinorwic and Dryden areas have become legendary for Whitetail Deer Hunting. Deer hunters from all over North America have been taking notice of all the wild trophy bucks that have been harvested with a few that scored very close to the Hanson Buck. Not only is there a high population of Whitetail Deer; Whitetail Bucks in our area are very large with thick muscular bodies and big racks. All our hunts are in WMU 9A and WMU 8. We offer an unguided do-it-yourself hunt, which is basically just a cabin rental hunt. Our hunters report 95% sightings on nice bucks and 50% choose to harvest a buck to brag about. We also offer a full-service fully-guided hunt on private land. Hunters taking advantage of our private land hunts have enjoyed 100% success so far. We have had some really impressive bucks with many of them over 250 pounds dress weight. If you look at our photo gallery, you will see the bucks in our area have thick necks and nice racks.

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