Hunting notices and updates
Updates for hunters, including big game opportunities, chronic wasting disease testing and Sunday hunting.
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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.
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|
|37||13||Sault Ste. Marie|
Farmer/Landowner Application for a Controlled Deer Hunt Validation Tag
This completed application must be hand-delivered to a participating ServiceOntario centre by October 1.
Big game draw results available
- moose draw results available August 1
- elk draw results available August 2
- antlerless deer draw results available August 8
- controlled deer draw results available October 10
Get results by phone: 1-800-288-1155
Additional deer seals
The online and telephone sales period for additional deer seals ended on July 31. Additional deer seals that were not sold by that date are now available at participating ServiceOntario centres.
Additional deer seals for resident hunters successful in the controlled deer hunt draw will go on sale October 15 at participating ServiceOntario centres.
View this brochure for details.
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:
See the 2014 CWD testing locations below:
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
2014 Southwestern Ontario Freezer Locations
|Town or City||Location||Address||Hours|
|Owen Sound||Watson’s Tackle House||14th Street West||
Monday - Friday 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 4
|Tiverton||Lake Huron Rod and Gun||3643 Hwy 21 (Underwood)||
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 - 6
Thursday 9 - 8
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 10:30 - 3:30
|Hanover||Outback Sports||RR 1,
Fire # 281295
|Monday - Friday 10-7
|Maxwell||Grey County Meats||414014 - 41A Side Road||Monday - Friday 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 1
|Mount Forest||J Mar Meats||391064 Grey Road||Monday - Friday 8 - 6
Saturday 8 - 3
|Ferndale||UPI Gas Station||2875 Hwy 6 & Bruce Rd. 9||Monday - Sunday 6:30 - 9|
|Brussels||Rack and Roost Hunting Shop||530 Turnberry Street||Monday - Friday 9 - 6
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 10 - 3
|Hensall||Elder Enterprises Ltd.||72521 Airport line, R.R. 2||Monday - Friday 8 - 6
Saturday 8 - 12
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 from September 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
Municipalities added to this list on September 1 include: Adelaide-Metcalfe; Strathroy-Caradoc; Middlesex Centre; and Warwick.
No municipalities have been removed from the list.