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On January 14th, 2021 Ontario will enter into a 2nd provincial emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

This lockdown is similar to the initial provincial emergency that was implemented in the spring. The government of Ontario is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain home except for essential purposes, including grocery shopping, access health care, exercise, and essential work. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people and everyone must maintain a two-metre distance. Indoor gatherings are only permitted for members of your household (people who live alone are permitted to gather exclusively with one other household). The OFAH encourages everyone to follow the guidance of public health officials, realizing that this may impact many of our members’ plans (e.g. ice fishing). See the links below for guidance from public health units.

You can read the full announcement at:

We also recommend visiting for additional information on COVID-19 and how to stay safe.

Here’s how:

PHONE: 705-748-OFAH (6324) — NOTE: If calling and leaving a message, your return call will be delayed due to the closure of our main office.

EMAIL: General inquiries —  — NOTE: For any membership related questions or concerns please email

ONLINE: at with specific OFAH-related COVID-19 updates on this page, and with an ever-changing COVID-related FAQ here.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MEMBERSHIP: If you are looking to join or renew during this time, you can do it here from anywhere across the province, at any time.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all continue to work together to keep Canadians as healthy and safe as we possibly can.

Stay Strong, Stay Safe

The entire OFAH Team

RESOURCES: Hunting during a pandemic — by Dr. Keith Munro, OFAH Wildlife Biologist. Publish online and in print by Ontario OUT of DOORS Magazine

Hunting during a pandemic


OFAH COVID-19 closures landing page

UPDATED: OFAH COVID-19 FAQ landing page

UPDATED: COVID advice to hunters from Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

COVID advice to hunters from the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit

Contacts for all local Ontario Health Units

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