Wawa, Ontario is located 140 miles North of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Follow Hwy. 17 N from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa. Rick's Bear Management Area is in excess of 3,000 square km and is one of the largest in Ontario, surrounded by 3 Provincial Parks, 1 Federal Park and the largest Crown Game Preserve in North America, the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve.
Rick and Darleen Dickson were born and raised in Northern Ontario. Rick's father worked in lumber camps, with fishing and trapping a way of life. His sons carried on the family tradition. Rick also worked in the lumber camps until he attended university and graduated from the Forestry Program. In 1978, Rick started his first string of bear baits.
NRA, OFAH, Safari Club ( Mid Michigan chapter), Ontario Fur Managers
Photo: Huntress with Rick and 500# Bruin.
All hunters are welcome to hunt with me. I have areas set up for bow hunters, rifle hunters and those wishing to hunt with muzzle loaders. I believe that so long as an Outfitter recognizes the requirements for each group of sportsmen and the needs for an individual hunter, he will be able to successfully accommodate all groups of sportsmen and sportswomen.
The Bear Facts: