Shining Tree area has been known for its hunting for over a
century. Our varied forests, lakes, and rivers are accessed
by hundreds of miles of old logging roads. Some are usable
by trucks, some by ATVs, and some only by walking.
We are on the border between
Wildlife Management Unit 29 and Wildlife Management Unit 40,
and about a 25 minute drive from the northeast part of
Wildlife Management Unit 39. The area is very popular with
hunters as we are an easy drive from both southern and
eastern Ontario. Current and abandoned logging roads provide
excellent road and trail access into both WMUs. Hunters who
enjoy hunting shorelines have dozens of accessible lakes and
rivers where they can launch their boats.
WMU 29 has a moose archery season
that begins in mid-September and lasts for the 3 week period
leading up to the gun season. Advance scouting in an area
will improve your chances of success, and give you the
opportunity to build or set up stands ahead of time.
moose gun season in WMUs 29, 39, & 40 opens on the Saturday
closest to October 8th each year. Hunters must apply for
their own tags, and the larger your group is, the better the
chance of getting a tag and also the better the chance of
Our small game season opens
September 15th each year. Ruffed grouse, spruce grouse,
sharp-tailed grouse, snowshoe hares, and migratory birds are
all found in this area. You can hunt popular areas and roads
where travel is easy, or you can walk trails where you
arenít likely to see another person.
See our accommodations page for
cottage rental rates