The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928


The OFAH employs a team of professional staff to review policy proposals, changes to regulations and legislation and any other initiatives or programs to advocate for Ontario’s natural resources and the rights and traditions of anglers and hunters.  Your Federation responds to proposed changes that could affect fish and wildlife conservation and angling and hunting opportunities.  The OFAH continues to be involved in migratory game bird management by:

  • speaking out on regulation changes affecting migratory game bird hunting
  • advocating for enhanced and new game bird hunting opportunities based on sound science (ex: mourning dove season open in 2013)
  • promoting game bird hunting opportunities for youth (ex: Waterfowl Heritage Day)
  • requesting clarification and updates to existing policies and regulations
  • representing migratory game bird hunters through the OFAH Sporting Dogs/Small Game/Migratory Birds/Wetlands Advisory Committee

Listed below are examples of your OFAH hard at work on migratory game birds management.

Official Submissions

Jan 31, 2024  Proposals to amend the Canadian Migratory Birds Regulations – 2024: consultation document, hunting seasons 2024-2025 and 2025-2026

Sept 15, 2021  OFAH Migratory Bird Priorities (letter to the Canadian Wildlife Service)

Feb 12, 2020  Proposal to amend the Canadian Migratory Birds Regulations December 2019

July 30, 2019  OFAH makes recommendations to update the Migratory Bird Regulations

July 8, 2019  OFAH comments on waterfowl hunting in Gravelly Bay, Port Colborne

Oct 19, 2018  OFAH/Delta proposal to establish a sandhill crane hunting season in Ontario

June 1, 2018  OFAH response to lead-free fishing tackle and ammunition proposal

Mar 20, 2018  OFAH comments on proposed fee increases on MGB hunting permit and stamp

Feb 26, 2018  OFAH comments on proposed changes to the Migratory Birds Regulations

Feb 17, 2017  OFAH Response: Migratory Bird Regulations – Bait Restrictions

Oct 2, 2014  OFAH support for a limited sandhill crane hunt 

Apr 28, 2014  OFAH Response: Proposals to Modernize Canada’s Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

Where we Stand

  • Migratory bird management decisions must be made using the best available science
  • The OFAH is in support of a sandhill crane hunting season where supported by science

Committee Involvement

Ontario Waterfowl Advisory Committee

Hunting and Angling Advisory Panel (HAAP)

OFAH Wetland/Migratory Birds Advisory Committee




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