Hunting in Ontario
Your guide to Ontario Hunting
The vast openness of the province make hunting in Ontario a prime destination for hunting enthusiasts from around the world.
A world class hunting destination
Northern Ontario has some of the best big game hunting available with healthy stocks of black bear, moose, deer and wolf while throughout the province hunting is available for smaller prey such as rabbits, waterfowl, grouse and wild turkey.
While hunting is frowned upon by many people it is legal and most conservationists will agree that when allowed under controlled conditions this recreational activity helps maintain abundant healthy animal populations.
Of course hunting in Ontario is strictly controlled so each hunter must have an Outdoors Card and license whether hunting by gun or some other method. To get a license each gun hunter must pass a Canadian Firearms Safety Course and an Ontario Hunter Education Course. For more information on hunting in Ontario and obtaining a hunting license visit the Ministry of Natural Resources site at www.mnr.gov.on.ca
or call MNR licensing line at 800-288-1155.
After obtaining all the necessary legal documents its time to pack up your gear and head out for an adventure of a lifetime. The Ontario government has divided the province into areas called Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) that outlines which animals can be hunted in certain areas at certain times of the year, their open season. Please check my page on Ontario Hunting Game for more information on the species of hunted animals and when they are available to be hunted. For specific dates please check the Ministry of Natural Resources site at www.mnr.gov.on.ca
You must also decide where you wish to hunt. Is it to be a dedicated fly-in hunting trip to a remote wilderness area in search of big game or is to be huddled in a blind waiting for a passing flock of ducks. No matter what you decide Ontario Canada hunting will satisfy your desires. A large part of the economy of Northern Ontario is geared towards the hunting and fishing industries and there are numerous operators providing various services that cater to all.
Please note that there are special rules and regulations with respect to Ontario bear hunting. Non-residents of Ontario must use a licensed tour operator or outfitter at all times when hunting black bears and polar bears cannot be hunted in Ontario except by First Nations people with a special license.
Hunting in Ontario Canada
Ontario Game Species
Ontario hunting provides a wide array of game animals to choose from. It's "big game" hunting is some of the best in the world. From 600 lb canivores to 1400 lb giants with massive antlers. For those seeking a smaller challenge there is an abundance of waterfowl and small land-based gamebirds to choose from. Find out all the information you need for your Ontario hunting adventure at my Ontario game species page.
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