Ontario Hunting News

Province Ensures Conservation of Wolves
The Ontario government is implementing the strongest measures ever taken to conserve and protect the province’s wolf population, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced.
Moose Hunting Opportunities
The Ministry of Natural Resources manages the moose population in Ontario under a selective harvest system which ensures the population is sustainable. Moose hunting is very popular in Ontario and hunter numbers have increased from about 80,000 in the late 1970s to more than 100,000 now.
Province Protects Moose Population from Poachers
The Ontario government reports the 2004 Moose Watch program was a success with 660 charges laid and double the number of calls to the anti-poaching tip line, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today.
New Hunting Opportunities
The Ontario government is improving wild turkey hunting opportunities by extending hunting hours to a full day as part of a sustainable wildlife management program, announced Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay.
Province Wide Protection for Wolves Proposal
The McGuinty government is proposing to enhance the conservation of Ontario wolves through the first province-wide wolf strategy and through regulations to limit wolf hunting, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced.
Second Adult Moose Tag Draw Proposal
The Ontario government is meeting its commitment to northern hunters by proposing a second adult moose tag draw for northern residents, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced. Under the proposal, northern residents who were unsuccessful in moose tag draws for the previous two years would be eligible for the second draw.
Province Protects Moose Populations
"Poaching contributes to a decline in the moose population, which leads to a drop in adult moose tags and reduced hunting opportunities," said Natural Resource Minister David Ramsay. "Responsible hunters know this, and by working together we are providing government that works for Ontarians."
Increase in Hunting Opportunities
Following a 30-day posting on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry, the government has decided to extend the fall bear hunt by a little over two weeks from October 15 to October 31 in the areas of Northern Ontario where the hunt previously ended on October 15.
Province Helps to Reduce Crop Damage by Deer
The Ontario government is helping farmers reduce crop damage by deer by making deer removal authorizations more effective, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced.
Deer Hunt Expanded; New Proposals for Bear and Wild Turkey
The Ontario government is increasing hunting opportunities across the province as part of a sustainable wildlife management program, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced.