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Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP)

Responsible hunters support the many regulations that have been established to ensure our wildlife populations are sustained and hunting remains a safe activity. In 1957, Ontario became the first province to establish a hunter safety training course. Over time the course has evolved into a broader Hunter Education Program.

The OFAH administers the Ontario Hunter Education Program, which provides introductory information about ecosystems and wildlife management; hunting laws and regulations; hunter responsibilities; identification, biology, management of and hunting techniques for big game, small game and waterfowl; hunting and survival equipment and the hunter’s role in society.

The program also reinforces the firearms safety information contained in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

New hunters of all ages must take hunter education training and pass an exam before they can purchase their first hunting licence. For more information please visit,

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