Tips and Essentials

There are specific licences, seasons, rules and regulations for hunting each type of game in Ontario.

LICENSING
Visit the Ministry of Natural Resources for full details on hunting license, firearm, attire and export regulations for residents and non-residents, and download the most recent Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary.
In some cases, hunters are required to take a Hunter Safety course, find out more from the Ontario Federation of Hunters and Anglers.

ONTARIO OUTDOORS CARD FOR HUNTING
To hunt in Ontario, you must have the hunting version Ontario Outdoors Card. A valid licence includes an Outdoors Card plus the required hunting licence validation tags, learn about licence regulations and options for Ontario residents and non-residents.

HUNTER ORANGE
Most hunters are required to wear hunter orange, become aware of full details of our regulation attire.

RESIDENT DRAW TAGS
Resident tag draws are for a tag or certificate which validates a licence to hunt game animals of a specified number, age or sex or in a specified area.

FIELD DRESSING, PROCESSING AND TRANSPORT
Get information on field dressing, processing and transporting game, and consult the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary regarding export permits.

FIREARMS
The Canadian Firearms Centre provides detail on national firearm regulations. Get the facts on types of ammunition and firearm class regulations and restrictions, importing firearms into the province and the application for anon-resident’s 60 day Possession License.

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ONTARIO HUNTING REGULATIONS SUMMARY

Download the most recent edition for information dealing with hunting licenses, seasons and laws in Ontario.

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