Ontario Hunting News

Game Farms may be Eliminated
The province is proposing to eliminate the hunting of wildlife in captivity, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. "Many Ontarians have expressed strong views against hunting in captivity and feel it's inconsistent with Ontario's hunting heritage," said Ramsay. "We have heard those concerns and are acting on them."
MNR Permanently Bans Hunting of Algonquin Wolves and Coyotes
The Ontario government is protecting the Eastern Wolf by banning the hunting, trapping and chasing of wolves and coyotes in and around Algonquin Provincial Park, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced.
Hunting Regulations Revised to Ensure Conservation
The Ontario government has revised and issued the 2004/2005 Hunting Regulations Summary to ensure conservation and sustainability of wildlife, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced late last week.
Added Protection for Wolves of Algonquin Park
The McGuinty government is acting decisively to protect the wolves of Algonquin Provincial Park, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today.
Government Takes Action on Nuisance Bears
Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said he shares northerners' concerns about the economic impact of cancelling the spring bear hunt. "My ministry will work as a team with the ministries of Tourism and Recreation and Northern Development and Mines to help develop real and lasting jobs for the northern economy."
New Moose Hunting Rules Proposed
The McGuinty government is asking for public input on proposed regulations intended to protect and manage declining moose populations in eastern Ontario.
Nuisance Bear Review Report Released
The report makes recommendations about bear harvest practices and nuisance bear management. A key finding of the report is that the committee could find no evidence of a scientific link between nuisance bear activity and the Tories’ cancellation of the spring bear hunt.
MNR Plans CWD Testing
The province will continue its surveillance program for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by again testing a number of deer killed by hunters this year.
Moose Watch 2003 Under Way
The Ministry of Natural Resources is launching Moose Watch, its annual enforcement campaign to prevent moose poaching. "Responsible hunters have helped to make this program a success for the past three years," said Moose Watch enforcement co-ordinator Charlie Todesco. "Hunters are law-abiding and want to do everything they can to help prevent poaching and sustain the resource for future generations."
Controlled Deer Hunt Application Deadline Approaching
Ontario deer hunters are reminded that the deadline for applying for the controlled deer hunt draw is Tuesday, September 2, 2003. Hunters may apply by using a paper application available at Ministry of Natural Resources district offices or at some outside issuers. Another way to apply is to call toll free 1-800-288-1155 from a touch-tone phone to the Ministry of Natural Resources Electronic Licensing Line.