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Bart
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Camping in BWCA and fishing the Quetico
Sep 24th, 2023 at 7:05am
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Because I am too lazy to look it up and I know one of you guys will know the answer.  Can you basecamp in the BWCA and fish the Q (assuming you have the proper permits (RABC) and Ontario fishing license)?  The Q used to have a separate permit and camping fee.  Now it is all rolled into one (isn't it?)  I guess I have never paid attention to that detail when obtaining my permit the past few years.  Can I even get a 'day-use' (although it would be for a week) permit like in the BWCA?  Thanks for your help.
  
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Re: Camping in BWCA and fishing the Quetico
Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2023 at 9:24am
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Short answer is "yes".

However, you'll need the outdoors card from Ontario MNR where you will add on your fishing license.

You'll need to visit a ranger station/EP in Canada to purchase the number of day permits you'll want for fishing in Canada. It's one per day unless they've changed that or perhaps now issue a "week-long" pass.

I usually had a RABC in possession to make sure that I was absolutely legal, but I'm not sure if it's needed. Others can clarify.

Enjoy!
  
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Re: Camping in BWCA and fishing the Quetico
Reply #2 - Sep 24th, 2023 at 11:03am
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Thanks HnD for the info.  We have tripped over 28 years to the Q, but next Fall we are thinking about basing on Crooked.  As I was exploring camps, I realized there are many more camp options on the US side, but I want to fish many of the bays in the Q. It got me to thinking on how I could make that work and I just did not have the answers.  I had never really thought about it before.  Anyway, I assume I can purchase the 'day permits' at the PP ranger station?  I would also assume the cost would be much less than camping fees/permits? Finally, (and this is a really dumb question), as I am not technically 'entering' the Q, I would not need to obtain an entry point permit?
  
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Re: Camping in BWCA and fishing the Quetico
Reply #3 - Sep 24th, 2023 at 12:23pm
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We picked up our day permit to fish Carp at PP. We didn't need a Quetico permit as I recall.  This was a couple of years ago. I think the cost was about 15USD per day.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 25th, 2023 at 6:01am
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Daily vehicle permits: (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

Looks like around CA$10/day but an annual is CA$100.  It appears you can get annual in advance, and dailies you have to get from ranger station, up to 5 days.  A vehicle permit covers one vehicle - car or canoe or similar.
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2023 at 11:00am
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Thanks Bill!
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 26th, 2023 at 1:37pm
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Yeah, thanks Bill!
  
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