Ontario takes important first step in cormorant control Today the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) announced that they will be introducing a fall harvest for double-crested cormorants. OFAH members, through two decades of advocacy, have been at the Continue reading Ontario takes important first step in cormorant control
OCOA – 2020 Officer of the Year news release
Fishing and hunting closures/restrictions due to COVID-19 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry hasn’t altered fishing and hunting in the province, but access to many areas used by anglers and hunters has been restricted. In order to help anglers Continue reading Fishing and hunting closures/restrictions due to COVID-19
BREAKING: Ontario shuts down Crown land camping This morning, the Government of Ontario announced the extensions of all emergency orders already in place until April 23, 2020, as well as new measures intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Continue reading BREAKING: Ontario shuts down Crown land camping
Today, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced major changes to moose hunting and the tag allocation process in Ontario. THE CHANGES These changes will be phased in over two years (2020 and 2021) and include: new bowhunting opportunities Continue reading MNRF announces changes to moose hunting in Ontario
MNRF Licensing System Changes
Ask a CO: Must hunters submit reports?
Hunters – if you harvest an animal wearing an ear-tag with the phone number 1-866-514-2327, this animal was chemically immobilized in the past using veterinary drugs. Health Canada has established recommended guidelines for consumption. Please call the above number for Continue reading Ear Tagged Animals
Wild pigs threaten Ontario
Black bear hunters, please help! By sending in premolars from your harvested black bear, you can help determine the ages of local bear populations. In return, you’ll receive a bear hunter crest! See pg 81 of the regulations for more Continue reading ATTN: BEAR HUNTERS
Ontario is proposing a new and improved Moose Management Program based on recommendations from our big game management committee. We encourage you to review the proposal and provide comments by September 26. https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0405
Licences expire 31 December 2018? You can purchase on-line licences now. (1) go to website and create an account (2) log in and make your purchases. Click on “My Account” and log in using your outdoors card and the password Continue reading License expire soon?
The MNRF is proposing to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants, which would run from March 15 to December 31. In principle, the government is planning to use hunters as a tool to reduce cormorant populations and mitigate their Continue reading CORMORANTS
Did you know you can play a part in helping manage Ontario’s wild elk population? Report your elk sightings at: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ontario-elk-distribution