Excellent Grouse, Black Bear, Rabbit and Deer hunting land surrounds the Resort Running Bear Resort Paulding Michigan - Surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest - Western Upper Peninsula


Running Bear Resort is an excellent place for hunting groups with its affordable lodging.

  • 8 Cabins,1 & 2 bedroom, super clean, price based on 4 person occupancy, full kitchens, Direct TV, WiFi
  • Gun Racks in Cabins, Buck Pole, Game Cleaning Station
  • Hunting Dogs Welcome – stake out areas
  • Campsites with water & electric
  • Licenses, Ammo & Supplies
    Settlers Co-op in Bruce Crossing 8 miles north or at Nordine’s in Watersmeet 8 miles south

Information or Reservation Inquiry
email [email protected]
Phone 906-827-3208

Sharpen your skill at a Great Gun Club
fifteen minutes from the Running Bear. It has a world class sporting clays course and trap shooting all open to the public.


Black Bear: The Running Bear has been a place for bear hunters since the 1950s. We are in a great location the Resort is in the Bergland Management Unit and the Amasa unit is across the road. Ruffed Grouse; Hunting is excellent in the area surrounding the resort. Season Dates (all zones): Sept. 15-Nov. 14, Dec. 1-Jan 1 Woodcock: Sept. 19 - Nov. 1 Whitetail Deer Seasons: Archery Season: Oct. 1- Nov. 14 December 1-January 1 Regular Firearm Season: November 15-30 Muzzle-loading Season: Zone 1 (UP): 10 days starting 1st Friday in December Canada Goose: Sept. 22 - Nov. 5 Ducks & Mergansers: Oct. 4 - Dec. 2 Rabbits Statewide: Sept. 15 - March 31 Trapping - check digest for dates DNR Hunting Digest


Hunting is a major recreational activity on the Ottawa National Forest that surrounds Running Bear Resort. Hunting is allowed on National Forest lands with appropriate state hunting licenses. Seasons and bag limits are determined by the Michigan DNR


The Ottawa National Forest surrounding the resort offers the perfect habitat for grouse and woodcock making our area a grouse hunting destination Ruffed Grouse usually occupy mixed deciduous and coniferous forest interiors with scattered clearings. They also live along forested streams and in areas growing back from burning or logging. There are several G.E.M. areas within 15 miles of the resort too We are more that happy to direct you to hunting areas.


4593 Old US Hwy 45
Paulding, MI 49912  

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