Hunting is part of the cultural fabric of Canada. Our nation was founded on the opportunities that hunting, fishing and trapping afforded our ancestors and indigenous peoples. Even today, recreational hunting activities contribute billions of dollars to the provinical economy every year.
Hunters come from all walks of life, yet are united in their shared passion for the natural environment. Hunters and anglers were among the first conservationists in North America and for over a century have been helping to shape fish and wildlife conservation management.
There are nearly 450,000 trained and licensed hunters celebrating our hunting heritage in Ontario, and new hunters are always joining the ranks. Every year, close to 20,000 people complete the Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP) which the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters delivers for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
The OFAH advocates for the protection of our hunting traditions and the conservation of healthy, sustainable wildlife populations.
Select a link to learn more about OFAH hunting and wildlife initiatives:
- Spring Bear Hunt
- Wildlife Management
- Ontario Hunter Education Program
- Wild Turkey Hunter Education Program
- Wild Turkey Registry
- OFAH input to policy, legislation and regulation proposals
- OFAH Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre
- Hats for Hides
- OFAH DeerSave fund
- Youth hunting
- Get Outdoors youth leadership programs
- Women's Outdoor Weekend
- OFAH landowner permission form
- Have Your Voice Heard!
- OFAH on Policy, Legislation and Regulations
- Invading Species Awareness Program
- Boater Exam®–Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card
- How to Find Crown Land for Hunting & Fishing
- Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary
- Connect with OFAH on Social Media
- OFAH Manager of Communications talks to AM640 about the merits of engaging youth in hunting.
- OFAH welcomes common sense approach to firearms licensing
- Ontario court throws out long-gun registry Charter challenge
- Our Manager of Fish and Wildlife Services talks hunting ethics with the Globe and Mail
- Sunday gun hunting allowed in Strathroy-Caradoc