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    I own land in WMU 65 and close by there is theses wooded lots. neighbors said it was crown land. I went to the town office and found one was labeled as Provence of Ontario Infrastructure the other as OPG. I assume the first is crown land? OPG i'm not sure about its rules.
    any info would be appreciated.

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    You could have probably had those answered at the Township Office....
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    No they didn't have that answer to my question

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    I guess the township considers it a private land....I see OPG doesn't usually allow hunting on their properties:


    With fall hunting season already underway in many parts of the province -and deer season beginning in southern Ontario Monday -Ontario Power Generation is cautioning hunters to stay off their properties for safety reasons.

    According to OPG, trespassers have ignored barriers and signs and entered Aguasabon and Hayes Lake facilities near Thunder Bay.

    "People who do so are putting themselves and OPG staff at risk," said John Murphy, executive vice-president hydro.

    "We have employees working at our stations -they aren't expecting hunting to take place on our sites and we're very concerned for their safety."

    Water levels near hydro facilities can change quickly and dramatically as well, the OPG warns.

    OPG spokesman Ted Gruetzner said the utility has about 69 dams across the province, many of them surrounded by significant acreage and trees.

    Hunters may not expect anyone to be on the property, and workers don't expect trespassers to be firing rifles around them, he said.

    "The combination doesn't add up to a very happy ending," Gruetzner added.

    Dan Smith, manager of provincial enforcement compliance for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, said hunters are generally allowed to use crown land or private property, if the landowner has granted permission.

    "If they're caught trespassing, and the landlord doesn't want them there or he's posted the property, they can be subject to charges under our official wildlife statute or under the Trespass To Property Act," Smith said
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    Quote Originally Posted by smacktrot View Post
    I own land in WMU 65 and close by there is theses wooded lots. neighbors said it was crown land. I went to the town office and found one was labeled as Provence of Ontario Infrastructure the other as OPG. I assume the first is crown land? OPG i'm not sure about its rules.
    any info would be appreciated.
    If it's owned by a public entity and it's not posted,it's huntable land.
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    Note that properties owned by provincial govt agencies are not crown land per se.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    If it's owned by a public entity and it's not posted,it's huntable land.
    I do not believe this to be factually correct. But am researching it as we type; for an actual doc that clarifies.
    Also note as per Province of Ontario:

    Under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, if you are convicted of giving false notice, you can be fined up to $25,000 and/or receive up to one year in jail.

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    Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
    Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune
    ONTARIO REGULATION 665/98
    HUNTING
    Consolidation Period: From April 1, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.
    Last amendment: O. Reg. 87/17.

    PART 3
    DESIGNATED CROWN LANDS AND PROVINCIAL PARKS AREAS
    3. The designated Crown lands and lands in provincial parks set out in the Schedules are those lands on which hunting is permitted in accordance with Part XIV of Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting). O. Reg. 378/00, s. 1.
    SCHEDULE 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horridfiber101 View Post
    I do not believe this to be factually correct. But am researching it as we type; for an actual doc that clarifies.
    Also note as per Province of Ontario:

    Under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, if you are convicted of giving false notice, you can be fined up to $25,000 and/or receive up to one year in jail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Horridfiber101 View Post
    Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
    Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune
    ONTARIO REGULATION 665/98
    HUNTING
    Consolidation Period: From April 1, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.
    Last amendment: O. Reg. 87/17.

    PART 3
    DESIGNATED CROWN LANDS AND PROVINCIAL PARKS AREAS
    3. The designated Crown lands and lands in provincial parks set out in the Schedules are those lands on which hunting is permitted in accordance with Part XIV of Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting). O. Reg. 378/00, s. 1.
    SCHEDULE 1
    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say. The OP asked about specific areas owned by OPG and the province. Generally,unless posted otherwise,covered by a municipal by-law OR when Hydro One right-of-ways and tower lines are on posted private property,these areas are open for hunting by anyone providing that access isn't landlocked.
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    Its been some time since this discussion came up in camp......
    In rural areas, such as farmland where transmisdion towers run through the property..."most" farmers have a 50 -100yr "lease" of the property that OPG has their tower on.. In other words.. OPG owns the tower.. U build a stand in the tower.. Youll be fined... U build a stand beside a leg outside thetower footprint.. Youre ok.
    In your case.. Its tricky because its an actual piece of land owned by OPG... And trying to find someone who works for a government funded institution to sign your OFAH permission slip? Good luck on anyone there taking responsability for a signature

    I would find the local Hydro maintenance office... Drop off abox of donuts at 0700... And ask the maintenace guys who to talk to ... The " boots on the ground" are usually the ones telling the truth... The rest cover their

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