Hunting notices and updates

Updates for hunters, including big game opportunities, chronic wasting disease testing and Sunday hunting.

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
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

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.

Farmer/Landowner Controlled Deer Hunt Application

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 online

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 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:

See the 2014 CWD testing locations below:

map of the 2014 chronic wasting disease sampling area

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

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

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
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-4
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.

View a map of the municipalities on the list.



Updated: October 22, 2014