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    I am fairly new to hunting and am trying to find a place to use a rifle for deer. I am looking in wmu's 60, 61, 62, and have tried the crown land use atlas but did not find it helpful to locate any crown land. If anyone could send a link for a map or something to give me an idea of where there is crown land in that area it would be very helpful. I live in Barrie so if there were other areas that are within a few hours of here I would like to know as well.

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    You need to use both the map and the 'Guide for Crown Land Use Planning' as reference together, read the sections in the Guide pertaining to which type of designation includes hunting. For your reference see section '16.5.2 Recreation' which includes hunting, then go to the map and look for those areas.


    http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/stdprodcons...tdu_138092.pdf

    Remember Crown Land is shared by many users participating in other activities/sports and general day use activity.

    Good luck in your hunt.
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    There is a book from outdoors solutions which lists crown land in southern and northern ontario. Best 20 bucks I ever spent.

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    On the simcoe website there is an interactive map that shows all the crown land in simcoe county. Now a lot of the areas (mostly in green) you need to have the insurance through ofah. Its a very good map

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    Backroad Mapbooks also makes a Bancroft District recreational map that shows crown vs private land.

    Another hint to using the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas is to use the Information Tab:

    After you open the map browser and zoom in to the area of interest, select the map layers tab and then legend. Legend shows you what types of crown land is spread out over your area. The cream coloured general use is open to hunting but so are many other types.

    Select the information tab next to map layers, then select the "I" tab under that with a circle around it - hover and click on the area of the map you wish to see further information and a data box will show up on the lower left corner

    In the data box is another option for English or french - select that and a new window will open with a policy report outlining every activity that is allowed in the area. (Hunting - Yes etc) You will find that hunting is not restricted to general use areas, try a few.

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    This is the most inept information site I have ever seen! It is the most difficult site to navigate. Typical provincial 'cheapest bid' contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    This is the most inept information site I have ever seen! It is the most difficult site to navigate. Typical provincial 'cheapest bid' contract.
    I have no problem using it. It helped me a lot to find a few great spots on crown land.

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    Get a copy of the Back Roads Maps available at any Canadian Tire and use Google Earth.
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    The Crown Land Use Policy Atlas is a very powerful tool, you need to go to the area your considering, select map layers and get familiar with what that does for you, the colour coding really helps draw lines on where crown land use policies shift, general use to provincial park to no hunting etc. Then go to Find Information, click get land use information and put your mouse on the map where you are interested in and left click, on the left will pop "report" English/French, pick the language of your choice and voila, you get the same detail the ministry gets on land use for that area. This will tell you if you can use this area for your intended purpose, cross check against your hunting regs to make sure a special circumstance hasn't popped this year and your good to go. If your unsure or want confirmation, call the closest ministry office and have a conversation, you'll have the coding for the area your looking at and they'll confirm your research, I have found the ministry guys/gals to be very good and eager to help. Just remember, you need to do your own research first, they can only answer specific questions. Hope this helps.

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