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UPDATE – MNRF in possession of cougar carcass found near Thunder Bay

UPDATE – DNA testing of the Thunder Bay-area cougar carcass, completed by the US Forest Service, has determined, with 95% certainty, that the cougar’s genetics were most closely related to individuals from the region of…

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Privacy laws used in attempt to poach fishing spot

Fishing pro and travel writer Mike Borger’s fishing spot was at risk of being poached due to an FOI request that sparked issues involving individual privacy.

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Rabies cases on downswing but not under control

Wildlife experts working to eradicate rabies in southern Ontario are breathing a small sigh of relief as they see the number of confirmed cases slowly drop from the skyrocketing levels of 2016.

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A modernized and transformed MNRF

Seems that 2017 has become a year of change for fish and wildlife management in Ontario. It began with the MNRF’s long-awaited update of the province’s small game policies…

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Fish scanner on the Ganaraska

Assessing fish as they move through a fish ladder has traditionally been a labour-intensive effort… Modern technology is changing that. A new fish scanner and camera at Corbett’s Dam on the Ganaraska River allows biologists…

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Sweeping changes proposed to hunting and fishing licensing

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is currently developing a new hunting and fishing licensing system for the province. This proposal could mean sweeping changes to many areas of the current system.

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Live bait regulations could be changing

The MNRF is currently reviewing the use and harvest of baitfish and leeches in Ontario in an effort to minimize the spread of invasive species and protect ecosystems, but some are saying the proposal in its current form is too restrictive.

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Outstanding young fish artists

If the artwork in the 14th Annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest is any indication, the future of wildlife art in Ontario is in good hands.

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MNRF efforts recognized by environmental commissioner

The clean up of a Cold War radar station in Polar Bear Provincial Park earned recognition for involved MNRF staff and local First Nation communities.