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Mosquito - West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus study requires help from hunters

by Steve Galea | July 16, 2018

A study to determine the extent of West Nile Virus (WNV) exposure in wild turkeys and ruffed grouse requires hunter input, says Dr. Amanda MacDonald.

Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Act held to account

by James Palmer | July 12, 2018

Due to a recent court ruling, recovery strategies for endangered and threatened species will no longer be delayed. Under the Endangered Species Act...

bear encounters

Bear encounters end badly

by Tom Goldsmith | July 6, 2018

Two separate bear attacks within the same week in late April by a female bear with three cubs prompted the MNRF to issue warnings about potential encounters


Tench becoming a cause for concern

by Steve Galea | July 5, 2018

Catches of tench (Tinca tinca) are becoming more common in the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. This begs the question, will they soon establish in the Great Lakes?


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

hunting licences

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...

lyme disease

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