Hunting notices and updates
Updates for hunters, including moose seasons and quotas, big game opportunities and chronic wasting disease testing.
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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.
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.
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
- Antlerless Deer – March 1 to June 30 Results available on August 8
- Moose – April 21 to June 1 Results available on August 1 at 8:30 a.m.
- Elk – May 1 to June 10 Results available on August 2
- Controlled Deer – August 1 to August 31 Results available on October 10