Hunting On Cape Breton Island

Your Base Camp for Hunting in the Southern Cape Breton Highlands

Hunting always has been an important means of providing nutritious food for people on Cape Breton Island. Many Nova Scotians are avid hunters, fishers and trappers, the majority of whom have a great respect and love for the outdoors and wildlife that provides for them.

At Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins we encourage legal, ethical hunting that is inline with wildlife management plans and done in accordance with the local laws and regulations. We are very passionate about environmental conservation - having worked with local and national nature conservation organizations in the past, we know hunting can be a humane and ecologically responsible method for managing wildlife and acquiring high quality food for the table. It also helps our cultures to preserve traditional knowledge and survival skills. We are also big believers that a day out hunting is a positive experience even if you don't take one shot! There is always much to learn and appreciate while in this environment that will enhance your skills and abilities to succeed - in the hunt, and in life in general!

Ruffed grouse on tree branch in Whycocomagh on Cape Breton Island

We welcome like-minded licensed hunters to take advantage of our wilderness location. Make our comfortable cabins your home base during hunting season. The Cape Breton backcountry offers a vast territory of crown land with excellent opportunities for hunting big and small game.


Be sure to brush up on where, when and what you can hunt by reviewing the Province's Hunting Bag Limits, Seasons and Regulations. We are located in zone 4 for moose and bear, and on the border of zones 111 and 112 for antlerless deer.

Licenses can be purchased at the local Department of Natural Resources office from Monday - Friday. It is located about 5km from our location. Hunting on private property is only permitted with the landowner's permission - this includes our property. Please speak to us before engaging in any hunting on our property. We look forward to hosting you during your hunting trip. If there is anything we can do to assist in facilitating your hunting party, we are happy to talk with you in advance.

Please note: any firearms on our facility must be licensed to you, locked and safely stored at all times.

We are all four seasons!

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