The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928

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Visit our issues page for the latest information on the Algonquin Wolf

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 Federation represents wolf & coyote hunters through the OFAH Sporting Dogs/Small Game/Migratory Birds/Wetlands Advisory Committee

Listed below are examples of your OFAH hard at work on wolf and coyote management.

Official Submissions

Feb 12, 2018  EBR#013-1813 – OFAH comments on the proposed expanded wolf/coyote ban

May 31, 2017  OFAH comments on the management plan for the Eastern wolf in Canada

Aug 8, 2016  EBR#012-8104 – OFAH comments on proposed wolf/coyote ban

Jan 12, 2016  EBR#012-6073 – OFAH comments on proposed changes to wolf & coyote hunting regulations

Sept 28, 2015  EBR#012-4735 – Regulating the use of Relaxing Cable Restraints for trapping in Ontario

Nov 24, 2014  Management of wolves & coyotes across northeast and northwest Ontario

Mar 1, 2009  OFAH inquires about wolf/coyote game seal availability in northern areas

Jul, 14, 2008  OFAH response to the ban on hunting of wolves and coyotes in the townships outside of Algonquin Park

Jan 3, 2005  Provincial Strategy for Wolves in Ontario  EBR# PB04E6020 and Proposed Regulation Change to Enhance Wolf Conservation EBR# RB04E6012

Where we Stand

  • Wolf and coyote decisions must be made using the best available science
  • Coyote and wolf regulations should be reviewed and managed separately
  • Hunting and trapping contributes to healthy populations and control of localized populations

MNRF should better-communicate their wolf management conservation efforts which include:

  • prey management (provincial deer and moose programs)
  • forest management (forest habitat guidelines)
  • restoration programs
  • fur management (trapper harvest reporting)
  • wildlife population assessments (aerial surveys which include wolf counts)
  • land use programs that protect habitat (Crown land management, Provincial Parks programs)
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (FWCA) regulations that protect wildlife

Committee Involvement

OFAH Sporting Dogs/Small Game/Migratory Birds/Wetlands Advisory Committee