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2018 Migratory bird stamp

by Steve Galea | June 27, 2018

A rendition of a trio of wood ducks sitting atop a tree trunk will adorn this year’s Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and print.

angler diary

Lake Erie Angler Diary program done

by Jeff Helsdon | June 20, 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is cancelling the Lake Erie Angler Diary program at the end of 2018 after 35 years

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Don’t wait to buy hunting licences

by Steve Galea | June 14, 2018

Hunters are advised to purchase their hunting licences and game seals prior to November 19 due to a restricted sales period during the service’s transition…

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Lyme Disease Task Force report released

by Steve Galea | June 12, 2018

A report released by the Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Illness Task Force has set out goals to prevent, mitigate, and find better treatment…

Gravelly Bay

Duck-hunting in Gravelly Bay at risk

by Jeff Helsdon | June 7, 2018

Waterfowlers in popular duck-hunting spot Gravelly Bay are fighting to keep their tradition alive in the face of complaints by nearby residents

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Ear tagged bears – to harvest or not?

by Barney Moorhouse | June 5, 2018

An MNRF information notice released on April 5 was meant to make bear hunt operators and hunters aware that bears with ear tags have been immobilized with veterinary drugs.

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Moving towards less lead in ammunition and tackle

by Jeff Helsdon | May 3, 2018

A federal government consultation asking for public input on ways to reduce the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle has raised flags with some outdoors groups.

Moose validation numbers

Moose validation numbers posted for 2018

by Vanessa Stark | April 19, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has released the fall 2018 – spring 2019 hunting regulations. With the new regulations come the moose validation tag allocations for 2018. The quotas reflect both increases and drops, with the decreases focussed mostly on cow tag numbers.

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UPDATE No new gun registry but more firearms controls coming

by Jeff Helsdon | March 29, 2018

UPDATE – On March 28, after moving quickly through the House of Commons, the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security for discussion.