Get extra tags and seals (moose, bear and deer)
Information on additional tags and seals, and other updates for hunters.
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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|
|37||13||Sault Ste. Marie|
Reminder: Enter Controlled Dear Draw August 1 to September 2
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 by phone: 1-800-288-1155
Additional deer seals
Deer seals will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ontario resident hunters with a deer licence tag are eligible.
Date: July 16, 2014 – July 31, 2014
How to buy
- 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 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
- 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.