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Boating bill changing angler game in shared waterways

by Amey Humphries | June 15, 2017

A boating bill that will change responsibilities between Canadian customs and American and Canadian boaters is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law as early as next week.

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Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows sells Ottawa Boat Show

by Amey Humphries | June 15, 2017

Master Promotions Ltd has announced it has purchased the Ottawa Boat Show from Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS).

Fish scanner on the Ganaraska

by Jeff Helsdon | June 2, 2017

Assessing fish as they move through a fish ladder has traditionally been a labour-intensive effort… Modern technology is changing that. A new fish scanner and camera at Corbett’s Dam on the Ganaraska River allows biologists…

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Sweeping changes proposed to hunting and fishing licensing

by Emily Walsh | May 30, 2017

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is currently developing a new hunting and fishing licensing system for the province. This proposal could mean sweeping changes to many areas of the current system.

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Live bait regulations could be changing

by April Scott-Clarke | May 26, 2017

The MNRF is currently reviewing the use and harvest of baitfish and leeches in Ontario in an effort to minimize the spread of invasive species and protect ecosystems, but some are saying the proposal in its current form is too restrictive.

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Outstanding young fish artists

by Barney Moorhouse | April 12, 2017

If the artwork in the 14th Annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest is any indication, the future of wildlife art in Ontario is in good hands.

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MNRF efforts recognized by environmental commissioner

by Steve Galea | April 6, 2017

The clean up of a Cold War radar station in Polar Bear Provincial Park earned recognition for involved MNRF staff and local First Nation communities.

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World record caribou reclassified

by April Scott-Clarke | April 1, 2017

When Russell Forbes, of Kitchener, and hunting buddy John Donato, of Cambridge, booked a muskox hunt in Greenland neither man expected to come home with a world record harvest — and of a caribou at that.

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MNRF in possession of cougar carcass found near Thunder Bay

by Gord Ellis | March 28, 2017

The decades old question about whether cougar prowl northwestern Ontario may have been answered… a communications specialist with the MNRF, said the carcass was in their possession and would be DNA-tested.

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