Wolf & Coyote
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Wolves and coyotes are elusive fur-bearing mammals that provide hunting and trapping opportunities in Ontario throughout different parts of the year. Southern Ontario offers year-round hunting, while the northern Ontario hunting season runs from mid-September to the end of March. Ontario wolf populations represent one of the best protected and intact populations in Canada, as wolf conservation is addressed throughout deer, moose, forest and fur management and legislation. Coyotes are common and abundant across most settled areas of the province, are very adaptable and more tolerant of human disturbances than wolves. Wolves and coyotes are currently managed as a single species by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). The OFAH is seeking the separate management of grey wolves and coyotes in northern Ontario in order to increase hunting opportunities and help reduce wildlife conflicts.