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    Quote Originally Posted by x_xeon_x View Post


    Please research the areas further before heading out to them as some areas have different rules regarding use.
    Nice to see you add the above comment, now I have no problem with you posting sites.

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    My hats off to you Xeon, well done!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skully1021 View Post
    My hats off to you Xeon, well done!!!
    If you know of anymore public spots feel free to post them and I'll get them up.

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    thanks for the list, i've been scratching my head for a while.

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    marked for intrest

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    To the County Forests section you could add Grey County. Hunting is allowed on their properties with no special restrictions that I'm aware of, except (understandably!) no permanent tree stands. http://www.grey.ca/explore-grey/fore...?activity=7239

    One thing that can't be stressed enough is that most provincial parks that allow hunting, at least the operating ones, have restrictions on where, when and/or what you can hunt. For example: at The Massasauga PP, hunting is prohibited in the "Wilderness Zone" (25% of the park, surrounding Spider and Clear lakes in the central core) but allowed in other parts of the park. At Lake Superior PP, you can hunt moose, grouse and snowshoe hare only, and only east of the highway. At Kawartha Highlands SS PP, there's no hunting in the summer, not that that would affect most of us.

    It would be a project of its own to research and compile all the rules about hunting in the various provincial parks. Ontario Parks does a pretty poor job of making the rules easily available. Go on their website and for every park where hunting is allowed at all, it says the same thing:
    Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or a Ministry of Natural Resources office.

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    Thank you to all contributing to this thread. As a 25 year old who is just starting out, and living in Mississauga it has been difficult finding places that are a bit closer to home. Sometimes using google and maps feels like banging my head against the wall. I think this may help me locate places to go that are "more convenient" to get to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweedwolfscream View Post
    It would be a project of its own to research and compile all the rules about hunting in the various provincial parks. Ontario Parks does a pretty poor job of making the rules easily available. Go on their website and for every park where hunting is allowed at all, it says the same thing:
    Thanks for the contribution!

    Also regarding the provincial parks, it would be a nightmare to try and figure it all out. I agree they do a pretty poor job advertising they allow hunting. If I'm feeling ambitious in the future I could try sending an email out to all of them and posting the emails.

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    Hello x xeon x
    It is a great reach out when you offered your help by listing public land info to other hunters on this website.
    I really think it is a nice gesture from you.
    I am not sure how to put this, because I do not want to come across as a negative person or as a jerk-please ,I am just trying to present a different opinion, opinion of the next guy.
    The next guy who hunts almost entirely public land, for many years now. I am not sure if you do hunt public land, or mostly private land-if you do hunt private land, you can consider yourself lucky .You may-or you may not seen and experienced some of the "misuse" of those public areas by unreasonable ppl.

    We can relay even to some threads from this very forum-public land with garbage, public land with permanent treestands etc.
    Getting more ppl onto public land is likely not the best thing that can happen to the areas...thus let me somehow apply my experience to this situation. Do let a person work for his/her goal, so the person will appreciate achieving the goal , to its full extent. .If a"gift "is presented to an individual, the individual may lack the sense of accomplishment of working hard to get it, thus may lack the respect for the "gift".
    The OOD just presented some of the public areas in Ontario,as they are in a "business"of doing so...so to say.
    I am not saying not to help other hunters -I did it more then once myself. But ,the person was asking for help in a way....

    What I am trying to say is-lets help the guy who needs help-wants guidance, and leave it to the person somehow to ask for it..

    Otherwise we may just overcrowd those areas with semi interested, semi respectful ppl,and taking chances of loosing some of those areas due of "misuse".

    I hope I came across clear,without offending anyone,and especially I did not wanted to offend you x xeon x

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    I see it a little differently. If we were creating a database of hunting sweet spots, like places on huntable public land where wildlife is dense, then I'd agree with gbk's points. Make that kind of information too public and hunters will swarm the good spots till there's nothing left. Let the committed hunters do their scouting, or help them out by offering information privately when they come asking for it. Same goes for fishing hotspots, obviously.

    But just knowing about the existence of public lands and the rules that apply to them is, in my opinion, the public's right as owners of that land. Doesn't mean you're going to find any animals there. But for more people to at least know what resources are out there for them, what opportunities they have to get out in the bush, look for sign, develop a relationship with these spaces and learn to value them, I think is a good thing.

    It's also pretty public information already. The lists of Wildlife Management Areas and huntable provincial parks are right in the hunting regs summary.

    Actually I think the huntable areas closest to the largest populations of people are already way too well-known for their own good. By helping people learn about opportunities that exist a little farther afield, we might actually be helping to distribute the hunting pressure a little better. I think there are a lot of huntable public properties in rural areas of southern Ontario that get very little use, because local hunters can just hunt on their own farms or their neighbour's farms. But if hunters from the GTA knew that instead of jostling through the crowds at the Nonquon they could drive an extra hour or two and explore an overlooked county forest or conservation property somewhere, we might be using our resources better overall.

    To go back to the fishing analogy, you can go on the MNR website and see their Fish ON-Line database of what species are in what lakes all over Ontario. But if you want to find out where there's actually good fishing for those species, you'll have to do the legwork yourself, or at least find someone willing to pass on their knowledge.

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