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licence interruptions

Plan ahead for Nov. - Dec. licence interruptions

by Steve Galea | November 14, 2018

Hunters and anglers who need hunting or fishing licences or licences requiring game seals should be aware of two planned service interruptions to the system that take place starting…

Canadian Armed Forces free recreational fishing

Free fishing for veterans and armed forces

by Lezlie Goodwin | November 8, 2018

The Government of Ontario is planning to amend provincial fishing regulations so veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members can enjoy free…

Pure fishing

Pure Fishing to be sold for $1.3 billion

by Emily Convery | November 7, 2018

Newell Brands has signed an agreement to sell Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners. Pure Fishing is a global provider of fishing gear and includes the following brands: Abu Garcia,Berkley, Fenwick, Hardy, Shakespeare, SpiderWire…

Premier names new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

by Emily Convery | November 5, 2018

Premier Doug Ford has announced a new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry as part of a cabinet shuffle. Replacing Jeff Yurek at the helm of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is John Yakabuski…

Fish and wildlife research grants and scholarships

by Steve Galea | October 24, 2018

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter (OFAH) Student Research Grants.

Record tournament bass

by Luigi De Rose | October 23, 2018

Jason Clay and Matt Belzil definitely proved that autumn is big bass time at the Barrie Bassmaster Lake Simcoe Fall Brawl held October 13, 2018.

cwd

MNRF steps up CWD monitoring

by Steve Galea | October 5, 2018

Ontario’s MNRF has responded quickly to a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outbreak in nearby Quebec. The discovery was made on a red deer farm that’s within 15 kilometres of the provincial border.

CWD

UPDATE: CWD found in Quebec, sections closed

by Steve Galea | September 24, 2018

Quebec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) has prohibited hunting, trapping, and fishing over a limited section of hunting zones 9 West and 10 East until Nov. 18, 2018…

moose draw

MNRF moose-draw result error causes confusion

by Steve Galea | September 14, 2018

Incorrect information placed on the MNRF automated-telephone service on Aug.1st from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. provided callers with incorrect moose-draw results.