Matt DeMille

Director of Policy and Programs, OFAH
Matt joined the OFAH in 2010 and has been the Land Use Specialist and Fisheries Biologist, Manager of Fish & Wildlife Services and now Director of Policy and Programs. He also serves as a political lobbyist at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. Matt holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in biology from Queen’s University, and brings a lifelong passion for fishing and hunting to the OFAH.
Premier Doug Ford and his entire pre-election cabinet  — at least those who ran —  are returning to Queen’s Park, but
It’s election eve in Ontario. Tomorrow, many will go to the polls to cast their ballots in the provincial election. Although
Girl Fishing, Hooked for Life Kids Fishing Clinic & Derby (3) – A. Miehls, GLFC w PERMISSION Kollien
OFAH staff are in Ottawa today (May 30, 2022) for Great Lakes Day. In-person events on Parliament Hill have been all
For me, my grouse gun has always been a hinge action Remington 28-gauge or Cooey .410. My go-to turkey gun has
The Parliament – Ottawa City – Canada
The OFAH released a report this week titled: What Firearms Are Reasonable and Proportionate for Hunting in Canada. This wasn’t something
Parliament Of Canada In The Canadian Capital City Of Ottawa Onta
Conventional wisdom may say it’s taboo to talk about politics, but it has such an influence on fishing and hunting that,
White-tailed deer buck in rut in the forest
In late June, the Ontario government announced a cabinet shuffle that resulted in profound changes for the Ministry of Natural Resources
UPDATE: Crown land camping and Ontario Parks camping will re-open as of 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021. The prohibition on
The OFAH has developed a series of resources to challenge myths with facts and help better inform the general public, media,

During government budget season we’ve been talking to politicians about ongoing policy priorities, and how the OFAH, fishing and hunting can play into responding and recovering from the pandemic.


The OFAH delivered testimony on why fishing and hunting can and should be invested in as a critical sector in Ontario’s social and economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

UPDATE — AUGUST 27, 2020 In July, the OFAH wrote to Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair (see
Where does the Federation stand on firearms? It is a common question around here. Firearms are important to many of our
The OFAH is disappointed that a public conversation about “Reducing Violent Crime” has started with “A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault
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