Get extra tags and seals (moose, bear and deer)

Information on additional tags and seals, and other updates for hunters.

Get a surplus moose tag

If you applied to the moose tag draw and did not receive a validation tag, you can request a surplus validation tag from a wildlife management unit that has extras. Surplus tags are only available while quantities last.

Surplus tags will only be available on August 18, between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm.

Apply by telephone at 1-800-363-3730.

Available surplus tags

Wildlife management units with surplus tags will be announced in early August.

Transfer a moose validation tag

If you received a moose validation tag in the draw and need to transfer it to the designated alternate in your group, complete this form and take it to a participating ServiceOntario centre.

Transfer an elk game seal

If you received an elk game seal in the draw and need to transfer it to a member of your group, complete this form and take it to a ServiceOntario centre.

Second bear seals

Second bear seals are available at participating ServiceOntario centres starting August 1.

Wildlife management units and number of seals available

WMUs offering resident black bear second game seals in the fall 2014.

WMU Number of second game seals available District
1C 10 Sioux Lookout
2 6 Red Lake
4 2 Sioux Lookout
11B 12 Thunder Bay
13 42 Thunder Bay
14 4 Nipigon
15B 10 Thunder Bay
16A 10 Sioux Lookout
16B 10 Sioux Lookout
16C 10 Thunder Bay
17 10 Nipigon
18A 10 Nipigon
18B 10 Nipigon
19 10 Nipigon
23 12 Hearst
24 50 Hearst
26 75 Cochrane
27 20 Cochrane
37 13 Sault Ste. Marie
43B 15 Sudbury
47 30 Parry Sound

Map of wildlife management units with second seals

Reminder: Enter Controlled Dear Draw August 1 to September 2

How to apply

Apply now

Big game draw results available in early August

  • moose draw results available August 1
  • elk draw results available August 2
  • antlerless deer draw results available August 8

Get results online

Get results by phone: 1-800-288-1155

Additional deer seals

Deer seals will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wildlife management units with additional deer seals and hunt codes

Ontario resident hunters with a deer licence tag are eligible.

Date: July 16, 2014 – July 31, 2014

How to buy

  • online
  • by telephone at 1-800-288-1155

Any additional deer seals remaining unsold at the end of the day on July 31 will be sold at participating ServiceOntario Centres starting August 1.

2014 application process for additional deer seals (brochure)

2014 Chronic wasting disease testing

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducts an annual surveillance program for chronic wasting disease in deer. This year, scientists will be testing deer harvested in the following southwestern Ontario wildlife management units:

  • 82A, 82B, 82C
  • 83
  • 84
  • 85A, 85B, 85C

How to help

If you harvest deer in these wildlife management units, you can participate in the testing program by:

  • giving roving crews a small tissue sample from the head of your deer
  • dropping off your deer’s head at a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry freezer within a few days of harvest

The list of freezer locations will be posted in late August.

Read more: Chronic wasting disease

Sunday gun hunting in southern Ontario

Sunday gun hunting during open seasons is permitted in the southern Ontario municipalities listed below. This list is updated twice a year, on April 1 and September 1.



Updated: August 1, 2014