Here’s what you need to know. Get results for the second chance allocation If you didn’t claim a tag during the primary allocation and applied to the second chance allocation, the results for the second chance allocation will be available Continue reading MNRF Wrapping up the 2021 moose tag allocation process
Fish without a licence Four times a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a fishing licence, during: Family Fishing Weekend in February (February 13-15, 2021) Mother’s Day Weekend in May (May 8-9, 2021) Father’s Day Weekend in June (June Continue reading Fish without a licence days in Ontario*
Province hiring 25 Conservation Officers by Editorial Staff | May 4, 2021 The province is recruiting 25 new Conservation Officers (COs). The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the move on Monday, May 3, fulfilling an election promise made by Continue reading Province hiring 25 Conservation Officers
Extra extra, read all about it! The new Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary is now available online. Hard copies have been mailed out to distributors and are expected to be available early next week. Check it out at: https://files.ontario.ca/books/mnrf-2021-hunting-regulations-summary-en-2021-04-01-v2.pdf
Hello moose hunters, The dates to apply for moose tags are different this year. The application period for the Primary Allocation is April 1 to 30. Get your applications in early! Tag quotas and hunt codes Starting April 1, moose Continue reading Moose Tags 2021
Fish ON-Line is turning 10! In the spring of 2010, the ministry developed what would eventually be known as Fish ON-Line. Our goal? Creating an easy-to-navigate web portal for finding information on recreational fishing opportunities throughout Ontario. Not long after Continue reading Fish ON-Line is turning 10!
2019 Mandatory Hunter Reporting Results are available! Thank you to all hunters who completed mandatory hunter reporting in 2019. We count on the information you provide to manage wildlife in Ontario. This valuable data helps us: monitor wildlife populations set Continue reading 2019 Mandatory Hunter Reporting Results are available!
No delays with Outdoors Cards: MNRF by Editorial Staff | October 6, 2020 The pandemic has not caused any delays to the production and distribution of Outdoors Cards, a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) spokesperson confirmed. “We have committed to clients Continue reading No delays with Outdoors Cards
Ask a CO: How close can you hunt to dwellings if you are hunting on private property or Crown land? by Editorial Staff | August 27, 2020 Q: How close can you hunt to dwellings, homes, cottages, etc., if you are hunting Continue reading Ask a CO
OFAH calls for PAL extensions to address backlog by Editorial Staff | July 27, 2020 The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is calling on the federal government to address what it called an “ever-growing backlog” of Possession and Acquisition Continue reading OFAH calls for PAL extensions to address backlog
Ontario takes important first step in cormorant control Today the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) announced that they will be introducing a fall harvest for double-crested cormorants. OFAH members, through two decades of advocacy, have been at the Continue reading Ontario takes important first step in cormorant control
OCOA – 2020 Officer of the Year news release
Fishing and hunting closures/restrictions due to COVID-19 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry hasn’t altered fishing and hunting in the province, but access to many areas used by anglers and hunters has been restricted. In order to help anglers Continue reading Fishing and hunting closures/restrictions due to COVID-19
BREAKING: Ontario shuts down Crown land camping This morning, the Government of Ontario announced the extensions of all emergency orders already in place until April 23, 2020, as well as new measures intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Continue reading BREAKING: Ontario shuts down Crown land camping
Today, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced major changes to moose hunting and the tag allocation process in Ontario. THE CHANGES These changes will be phased in over two years (2020 and 2021) and include: new bowhunting opportunities Continue reading MNRF announces changes to moose hunting in Ontario
MNRF Licensing System Changes
Ask a CO: Must hunters submit reports?
Hunters – if you harvest an animal wearing an ear-tag with the phone number 1-866-514-2327, this animal was chemically immobilized in the past using veterinary drugs. Health Canada has established recommended guidelines for consumption. Please call the above number for Continue reading Ear Tagged Animals