Hunting notices and updates

Updates for hunters, including moose seasons and quotas, big game opportunities and chronic wasting disease testing.

Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits

Environment Canada now offers hunters the ability to purchase a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit online. The permit will be sent by email and can be printed by the hunter. Permits are also available for purchase through Canada Post Offices and some independent vendors. Ontario hunters are reminded that to have a complete and valid licence to take migratory game birds they must carry an Ontario hunting version Outdoors Card and Ontario licence to hunt small game with their Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit. The Ontario licence to hunt small game can be purchased online or from a participating ServiceOntario Centre.

Get information on the Ontario hunting Outdoors Card.

Second Game Seals for Black Bear

Second game seals for use during the 2015 fall black bear season go on sale at participating ServiceOntario centres on August 4.

View a map showing the location of Wildlife Management Units with second game seals for black bear in 2015..

View a table showing the number of second game seals available for these WMUs..

Additional Deer Seals

This year a total of 15,155 additional deer seals will be available in participating WMUs. Additional deer seals for WMUs with remaining quota are now for sale at participating ServiceOntario centres.  For information on which WMUs still have seals for sale, call the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011.

Starting October 15, additional deer seals for controlled hunts will be sold at participating ServiceOntario centres. For complete information, please refer to the brochure entitled 2015 Application Process for Additional Deer Seals.

Application Periods for 2015 Big Game Draws

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Updated: August 28, 2015