Ontarians enjoy the social, economic and environmental benefits of a healthy, sustainable deer population.

We manage Ontario’s deer population to ensure it remains healthy and in balance with other wildlife populations. This means responding to changes in the deer population.

Each year additional deer tag quotas are set in relation to changes in the local deer population and management objectives.

In offering these deer tags for sale, limits will apply on both:

  • the total number of tags a hunter may purchase
  • the number of tags a hunter may purchase for any one hunt code

Hunters will be limited to a provincial maximum of six (6) additional deer tags, allowing a potential harvest of seven (7) deer when used with the deer tag accompanying the deer licence. The maximum number of additional deer tags a hunter may purchase for each individual hunt code is outlined in the table 2020 additional deer tag hunt codes, below.

Applying for an additional deer tag

In 2020 a total of 12,245 additional deer tags will be available in participating Wildlife Management Units (WMUs).

New this year

You must purchase your 2020 deer licence before applying for an additional deer tag. If you don’t have your deer licence already purchased or in your online shopping cart you will not be able to apply for an additional deer tag.

These additional tags will start being offered for sale through the telephone and online Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on July 8 to August 17, 2020, on a first come, first served basis. Both the telephone system and the online service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please refer to the table 2020 additional deer tag hunt codes for the list of WMUs that will offer additional deer tags by telephone and online.

There will be two sales periods for hunters wishing to purchase additional deer tags by telephone or online.

First sales period

During the first sales period, from July 8 to July 15, 2020, hunters may purchase only one additional deer tag.

Once all hunters have had this opportunity to buy one additional tag, the online and telephone service will remain open for a second period, July 16 to August 17, 2020, for hunters wishing to purchase multiple additional deer tags, where available.

Second sales period

During the second sales period, hunters may purchase additional tags in any combination of hunt codes that have tags available (not exceeding the limit for any one hunt code), up to the provincial maximum of six. A separate online or telephone transaction is required for each additional deer tag purchased.

Remaining additional deer tags

Any additional deer tags remaining unsold when the telephone sales period closes on August 17, 2020, will be offered online, at licence issuers and at participating ServiceOntario locations starting on August 18, 2020. During this sales period, limits will apply on both:

  • the total number of tags a hunter may purchase
  • the number of tags a hunter may purchase for any one hunt code

Additional deer tags for controlled hunts

Additional deer tags for the controlled hunts (see the table 2020 additional tags available for controlled deer hunt only) will be sold online, at licence issuers and at participating ServiceOntario locations starting on October 15, 2020.

Payment methods and conditions of use

An additional deer tag is only available for purchase after you have purchased a 2020 deer licence.

The cost of each additional deer tag for a resident hunter is $43.86 + HST. Payment by Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit and Debit Mastercard are accepted for additional deer tag purchases by telephone and online.

The cost of each additional deer tag for a non-resident hunter is $230.81 + HST. Non-residents may purchase additional deer tags only online during the July 8 to August 17, 2020 sales period, or at licence issuers and at participating ServiceOntario locations starting August 18, 2020. In 2020, non-residents are eligible for an additional tag in WMU 8, hunt code 807 only.

The use of an additional deer tag is subject to certain harvest conditions including:

  • WMU (or part of a WMU) and season
  • type of firearm (e.g., bow, shotgun, muzzle-loading gun)
  • type of deer that can be harvested (antlered or antlerless)
  • in some cases, possession of a controlled deer hunt validation tag

Refer to the table 2020 additional deer tag hunt codes and the table 2020 additional tags available for the controlled deer hunt only for the conditions that apply in your WMU.

Apply by phone

Review the steps below before purchasing an additional deer tag through the automated telephone service.

Before you start, make sure you have paper and a pencil in front of you during the call, so you can write down your authorization number. You must stay on the line to hear this number to ensure a tag is reserved for you.

When using the automed telephone service, you must respond to the questions by using the keypad of a touch-tone telephone. Do not say your answers out loud.

This telephone line will be open at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on July 8, 2020 and continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 17, 2020.

Step 1

If the WMU in which you wish to apply is shown in the table 2020 additional deer tag hunt codes, call 1-800-288-1155 from July 8 to August 17, 2020 and choose the additional deer tag purchase option.

Step 2

When the system prompts you, enter your 15-digit Outdoors Card number.

Step 3

After the prompt, enter your hunt code. If there are no tags remaining for that choice, you will be told there are no tags remaining for that hunt code and asked if you wish to enter a different hunt code.

Step 4

Enter your payment card number.

Step 5

Enter the four-digit expiry date from your payment card, and the three-digit Card Verification Value from the back.

Step 6

Stay on the line while the system authorizes your payment. Record the authorization number.

Step 7

Stay on the line to confirm your postal code to ensure that your address is up to date. If your postal code is incorrect, you may change your address online or call the Natural Resources Information and Support Centre as soon as possible during regular business hours (1-800-387-7011) to update your address.

Your transaction is now complete, and your tag will be available for printing as of August 18 until the end of season.

Apply online

Review the steps below before purchasing an additional deer tag online. Additional deer tags will only be available once you have purchased your 2020 deer licence.

Additional deer tags will be available online starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on July 8, 2020 and continue until the end of the year while supplies last.

Visit the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service to purchase an additional deer tag online.

Step 1

To log into the online service, select the Buy licence & enter draws button. If you have not logged into the new online service, you will be required to create an online account using your existing Outdoors Card number and unique email address.

Step 2

After you have read and acknowledged the privacy notification you may login to your previously created account using your email or Outdoors Card number and password or if you haven’t created an online account, select the don’t have an account? Create one button and follow the prompts to create your new online account. Once logged in confirm that your personal information is correct.

Step 3

Click on the hunting button and then choose the additional deer tag product by clicking the select button beside the product name. This will prompt you with a reminder about the new mandatory reporting requirements. Once you’ve read this click Close.

Step 4

You will now have 4 drop-down boxes available for you. If you know the hunt code of the additional deer tag that you are looking for click on select one hunt code and either type the hunt code or select it from the drop-down options provided. If you do not know your hunt code, you can find it in the table below.

You can also select your additional deer tag by choosing a combination of WMU, Animal Type, Firearm Type and then the hunt code.

Once your choice is showing in the drop-down boxes click confirm and add to cart. You may only purchase one additional deer tag per transaction.

If there is no quota remaining for the hunt code you’re applying for, you will get a message indicating that once you click confirm and add to cart and you will be prompted to select a different hunt choice.

Step 5

Click on the shopping cart or the checkout button and review your Hunt Choice for your additional deer tag to ensure it is correct. If it’s incorrect, click on the garbage pail beside the additional deer tag product and go back to sales & draws to select a different hunt code. If it is correct, fill out the billing address information and the payment card Information, check the box saying you certify the above information is accurate and complete and then click the complete transaction button.

If your transaction is successful you will be able to review your purchase and use the print option on the sales receipt page to print an updated licence summary. Your receipt and licence summary will be emailed to you automatically.

Your additional deer tag will be available for printing beginning August 18, 2020, which you may print yourself online, through a licence issuer or at a participating ServiceOntario location at no cost for your first print.

Apply in person

Starting August 18, 2020, additional deer tags for all WMUs with remaining quota will be available at licence issuers or participating ServiceOntario locations.

A client service representative will assist you with the purchase of an additional deer tag. You will need the following:

  • Outdoors Card number
  • date of birth
  • postal code
  • hunt choice

2020 additional deer tag hunt codes

This chart is organized by Wildlife Management Unit, showing the quota, type of deer and hunt code for units in which additional deer tags were available on July 8.
WMU Quota Type of deer Valid during Hunt code Tags available per hunter
01C 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 800 2
02 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 801 2
03 50 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 802 2
04 50 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 803 2
05 50 Antlerless only Any open season 804 1
07B - Restricted to
parts of the City of
Kenora south of
the Hwy 17A Bypass.
75 Antlerless only Any open season 805 2
08 1,100 Antlerless only Any open season 806 2

08

Tags for this hunt code available to both residents and non-residents.

300 Antlerless only Any open season 807 1
11B 50 Antlerless only Any open season 808 2
12A 25 Antlerless only Any open season 809 2
12B 250 Antlerless only Any open season 810 2
13 2,000 Antlerless only Any open season 811 2
14 25 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 812 2
15A 25 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 813 2
15B 50 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 814 2
16A 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 815 2
16B 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 816 2
16C 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 817 2
17 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 818 2
18A 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 819 2
18B 10 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 820 2
19 25 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 821 2
21A 50 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 822 2
21B 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 823 2
22 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 824 2
23 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 825 2
24 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 826 2
25 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 827 2
26 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 828 2
27 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 829 2
30 20 Antlered or Antlerless Any open season 830 2
66B 30 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 831 1
69A3 - Restricted to Wolfe Island only. 400 Antlerless only Bows only season 832 3
69B 100 Antlerless only Any open season 833 1
72B 50 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 834 2
78C, D & E 500 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 835 1
78C, D & E 500 Antlered only Bows only season 836 1
79 300 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 837 2
82A 500 Antlerless only Bows only season 838 1
84 250 Antlerless only Bows only season 839 1
85 1,100 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 840 1
86 500 Antlered or Antlerless Bows only season 841 1
88 400 Antlerless only Bows only season 842 2
92 1000 Antlered or Antlerless

Bows only season

843 1
93A & B 1000 Antlered or Antlerless

Bows only season

844 1
94A & B 1000 Antlered or Antlerless

Bows only season

845 1

2020 additional tags for controlled deer hunt only

This table shows the number of additional deer tags available on October 15 for use during specific controlled hunts in two Wildlife Management Units.

WMU Quota Type of deer Season dates for 2020 Tags available per hunter
79C 150 Antlered or Antlerless Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 2
79D 100 Antlered or Antlerless Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 2
Updated: June 03, 2021
Published: June 30, 2016