Ontario Hunting News

Ontario To Conduct Pilot CWD Test
The province will implement a pilot surveillance program for chronic wasting disease, by testing a number of hunter-killed deer this year, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today.
Phone Line For Additional Game Seal
A specific phone line has been established for hunters wanting an additional game seal for deer hunting in selected areas of southern Ontario, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette has announced. Deer hunters who want an additional seal can get one by calling toll-free 1-800-387-7011, Monday to Friday, between September 9 and September 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ontario Government Reviews Nuisance Bears
To help alleviate nuisance bear problems in parts of Ontario, a proposal to allow for the chasing of bears with dogs will be posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights registry. This proposed change would allow daytime pursuit, chase and search for bears, but would not permit the capturing or killing of black bear.
Moose Tag Draw Complete
Ontario's annual moose validation tag draw is complete, and the bull and cow validation tags are in the mail to the successful hunters. More than 102,000 hunters entered the draw for more than 16,000 tags. A computerized draw randomly allocated tags to groups and individuals who applied by the June 14 deadline. A total of 15,928 tags were distributed in the draw.
Ontario To Legally Recognize Recreational Hunting and Fishing
The Ontario government is introducing legislation that, if passed, would recognize recreational hunting and fishing as part of the province's heritage. The Heritage Hunting and Fishing Act would fulfill the government's commitment to anglers and hunters across the province to legislate the right to hunt and fish in Ontario.