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OFAH & WHC remind hunters of waterfowl opportunities

OFAH FILE: 842
August 6, 2013
For Immediate Release

 OFAH & WHC remind hunters of waterfowl opportunities

Regulation changes provides for additional seasons and species 

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) remind hunters in Ontario of the upcoming season and the excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities available this fall. Changes to the Migratory Game Birds Hunting Regulations will provide new opportunities for additional seasons and species. 

“Waterfowl hunting is one of the most traditional and time honoured of all hunts,” said OFAH Executive Director Angelo Lombardo. “Many of Ontario’s 440,000 licensed hunters were introduced to hunting through waterfowling and have many fond memories of early morning trips to the marsh. With events such as Waterfowl Heritage Days, it’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce youngsters to the outdoors and hunting. Recent regulatory changes for migratory game birds will allow for increased possession limits and hunting for new species such as mourning doves, which are strongly supported by the OFAH.” 

The Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp are now available at Canada Post outlets. Proceeds from the stamp, which validates the hunting permit, are transferred to WHC under an agreement with Environment Canada, which WHC uses to fund primarily waterfowl and wetland conservation projects across Canada. 

“Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada has provided more than $60 million in funding in support of over 1,500 conservation projects across Canada,” said WHC President Len Ugarenko. “WHC has also been instrumental in ground-breaking conservation initiatives like the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), an international action plan to conserve waterfowl throughout North America and associated upland habitat.” 

For more information on how to purchase your Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and Stamp, and to learn more about enhanced waterfowl opportunities, visit www.ofah.org/waterfowl

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is Ontario’s largest, nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, representing 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 710 member clubs. To learn more, visit www.ofah.org. Like the OFAH on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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Media Contacts

Shannon Gutoskie
OFAH Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext 270
shannon_gutoskie@ofah.org
Len Ugarenko
President, Wildlife Habitat Canada
613-722-2090 ext 224
lugarenko@whc.org