Ontario Hunting News

Permit Required to Import Canadian Hunter-Harvested Game Meat
Hunters can immediately begin bringing wild ruminant meat products intended for their personal use into the United States, but will need a “Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat,” along with one of the following: a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat, or a copy of a valid hunting license or a valid hunting tag.
Antlerless Deer Tag Deadline Extended
The deadline for the antlerless deer validation tag draw has been extended to Tuesday, August 5, 2003 because of temporary technical difficulties with the 1-800 telephone application system, which is now up and running.
Moose Tag Draw Deadline Extended
The deadline for the adult moose validation tag draw has been extended to Friday, June 6, 2003 because of a recent province-wide government computer network shutdown.
New Wild Turkey Hunting Opportunities
Due to the Ernie Eves government's wildlife restoration activities, a sustainable wild turkey population now exists in Ontario, allowing us to expand hunting opportunities in eastern and southern Ontario, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today.
Ontario MNR Youth Employment Program
Young people can gain valuable job experience and help protect Ontario’s natural heritage through more than 2,000 natural resources jobs being offered this year by the government, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today.
Nuisance Bear Review Committee Seeks Comments
The Nuisance Bear Review Committee, appointed by Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette, is seeking written submissions from the public on all aspects of nuisance bear management.
Eves Government Contributes Nearly $1 Million Through Living Legacy Program
The Ernie Eves government has provided $985,500 through Ontario's Living Legacy to improve conditions for fish and wildlife and to increase recreational opportunities in northwestern Ontario, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today.
Ontario Hunters Help Moose Watch Program
Moose Watch, the high-profile enforcement campaign to prevent moose poaching, has resulted in 676 charges, 526 charges pending and 123 unlawfully hunted moose seized, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today. "We're very pleased with the hunter support we've received this year," said Ouellette. "Our government is proud to have implemented the Moose Watch program. It is another important step in ensuring our resources are available now and for future generations."
No CWD Found In Ontario Deer Pilot Test
A pilot surveillance project has found no evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in wild deer, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today. During the November hunt in the Owen Sound area, 151 deer were sampled and tested at the Animal Health Laboratory at the University of Guelph. None of the deer tested showed any evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease -- a fatal disease of the nervous system of deer and elk.
Public Invited to Participate in Woodland Caribou Signature Site Strategy
The province is inviting the public to participate in developing a strategy for the long-term protection, planning, development and management of the Woodland Caribou Signature Site, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today.