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Six tom turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) with tail fans spread out in fall.
The OFAH was a driving force in the reintroduction of wild turkey to Ontario in the 1980s and has advocated for expanding hunting opportunities ever since.   The reintroduction of wild turkey has been a huge success and proves how restoration efforts can have extremely positive outcomes for biodiversity and our hunting heritage. Ontario’s first
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Count sleeps, don’t lose them! Let’s count down the sleeps until turkey, trout and bear openers instead of losing sleeps over the stress and worry about a spring without these traditions. The OFAH understands. You’ve had every right to be agitated and anxious. We have some good news. A year ago, the Covid-19 closure question was looming
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News of a coyote hunting contest sparked backlash from animal activist groups, including attempts to discredit legal hunting and trapping of coyotes. The OFAH debunks some of the myths about coyote contests and hunting.

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Some black bear hunters have begun receiving a 2017 Ontario Black Bear Hunter Survey in the mail from the MNRF.  A total of 3000 surveys were sent to randomly-selected black bear licence holders.  This survey is in addition to the mandatory annual harvest survey, and was specifically developed to gather additional information about expenditures related
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This past fall, the OFAH surveyed goose hunters to get their insight on a September 1st opener for Canadian Geese in the central hunting district.  Of the 117 goose hunters that completed the survey, 88% were in full support of a September 1 opening date for geese in their district.  Many respondents also suggested increasing
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