Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)?

The OFAH is a grassroots, nonprofit, nongovernment, membership based organization - the largest of its kind in Canada - with a mandate to support fish and wildlife conservation and time honored traditions of fishing and hunting.

How many members does the OFAH represent?

The OFAH represents over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 710 member clubs. 

Is the OFAH a government organization?

No. We work cooperatively with the government to deliver specific programs, but when necessary, we confront the government on issues important to our fishing, hunting and conservation mandate.

Does the OFAH set hunting and fishing regulations?

No, hunting and fishing regulations are set by government. The OFAH provides scientific advice, shares input from our members, and lobbies on their behalf. The sale of additional deer seals, for example, was presented as an OFAH Zone A resolution which was endorsed provincially by MNR scientists.

Is the OFAH a registered Canadian charity?

Yes.

What is the OFAH definition of conservation?

Conservation is the protection, use and management of natural resources to supply benefits at optimal sustainable levels for present and future generations of Canadians.

Does the OFAH invest in projects that support nongame species?

Yes, OFAH projects have benefited a host of nongame species such as trumpeter swans, spotted turtles and barn owls. Naturally, OFAH efforts to restore elk, wild turkey and Atlantic Salmon produce local habitat improvements which benefit many other species.

Why do so many people belong to the OFAH?

Some OFAH members wouldn't go anywhere without the protection of $3 million in OFAH member fishing and hunting public liability insurance. Some members believe they have a responsibility to always be informed on hunting and fishing issues which they read about every month in their members' only section of Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine; and some members enjoy the OFAH member discounts provided by our various Affinity Partners.

Preferences for membership benefits may vary but every OFAH member would agree that hunting and fishing is a way of life that's worth fighting for - and, that's what OFAH membership is all about.


CONSERVATION
Elk & Wild Turkey Restoration
Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program
Community Stream Steward Program
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
OFAH Get Outdoors Program
OFAH TackleShare
Ontario Family Fishing Events
Ontario Hunter Education Program
Ontario Wild Turkey Hunter Education Courses
OFAH Ontario Angler Awards Program

Women's Outdoor Weekend

ADVOCACY ISSUES
Fishing and hunting on Crown land
Fair fishing and hunting opportunities
Cormorant control programs
Reasonable "No discharge of firearms bylaws"
Early season bear hunt
New Sunday gun hunting opportunities
Scrap the long gun registry

INFORMATION
Angler & Hunter HOTLINE
Angler & Hunter Radio
Angler & Hunter Television
OFAH Annual Conference
OFAH Zone Fish & Wildlife
Ontario OUT OF DOORS Magazine