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WATCH: OFAH and MNRF staff demonstration to hunters on how to navigate new online moose tag allocation process system

MOOSE FAQ: CLICK HERE for some frequently asked questions and answers on Ontario’s moose tag allocation process

OOD Jan 2021 – Unravelling the New Moose Hunt

OOD Apr 2021 – Let the Moose Applications Begin

OOD Jul 2021 – Your Second Chance at a Moose Tag

OOD Sept 2021 – What you Need to Know for the Fall Moose Hunt

Please note that current dates and deadlines for the moose tag allocation system can be found on the NDMNRF web page here.

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 OFAH responds to proposed changes that could affect fish and wildlife conservation and angling and hunting opportunities.  The Federation continues to be involved in moose management by voicing moose hunter issues through the OFAH Big Game Advisory Committee and making recommendations to the MNRF as part of the Moose Project.

Visit our moose hunting issues page for the latest OFAH action, and listed below are examples of your OFAH hard at work on moose management.

Official Submissions

May 4th, 2021  The Importance of Moose Aerial Inventories

Sept 25, 2019  OFAH response to proposed moose management changes (Moose Review)

Nov 2, 2018  OFAH advocates for moose bowhunting opportunities

Aug 13, 2015  OFAH response to Phase 2 – review of factors potentially affecting moose EBR# 012-4587

March 9, 2015  OFAH response to proposed changes for moose hunting in northern Ontario EBR# 012-3413

June 25, 2014 OFAH Letter to MNRF – Recommendations covering the spectrum of moose management tools available

Where we Stand

  • Moose management decisions must be made using the best available science
  • The existing MNRF selective harvest system should remain the primary tool for allocating adult moose tags in Ontario
  • Ontario moose hunting is economically important, especially in northern Ontario (~60$ million/year – activities relating to moose hunting)
  • Ontario moose hunting is culturally, and socially important (recreation, healthy meat, annual gatherings)
  • The MNRF moose management program should be reviewed on a periodic schedule
  • Moose habitat must be maintained, enhanced or restored through forest management planning
  • Moose conservation must include frequent and reliable moose aerial inventories (population assessment)
  • Moose hunter licence sales (~6.6 $million/year) should be available to support the cost of moose aerial inventories
  • Mandatory reporting for all harvesters is important to accurately estimate annual moose harvest

Committee Involvement

OFAH Big Game Advisory Committee MNRF Big Game Management Advisory Committee MNRF Human-Wildlife Conflict Advisory Group

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