The Ontario Hunting Season is Here
Hunting News for Ontario
The hunting season is upon us and news will come out about successes, failures and transgressions. I personally have already experienced some success when my son and I took a nice cow moose in northern Ontario. I wish you all a safe and successful hunt this year!
The targeted area extended from the Hudson Bay and James Bay coasts in the north, to the French and Mattawa rivers in the south, and from the Ontario-Quebec border in the east to Lake Superior and Manitouwadge in the west.
From Oct. 6-12, conservation officers checked more than 3,200 hunters and uncovered 393 violations leading to 158 charges and 235 warnings. The blitz coincided with the opening of the regular gun season for moose in much of the region.
Charges were laid for a range of offences, including:
• Having loaded firearms in vehicles and boats;
• Unlawful possession of unencased firearms at night;
• Hunting without a licence;
• Trespassing to hunt;
• Hunting without validation tags and unlawful hunting of moose; and
• Careless hunting….More at 160 charges laid in hunting blitz – Timmins Press
- Bow hunter takes deer just above Old Town – Park Record
- The Buck Pole: Bay City bear hunters right on target in Ontario – MLive.com
- Hunting leases becoming more common – Owen Sound Sun Times
- Not all Métis in Ontario have hunting rights. – LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie
- OFAH and OCOA promote a safe and responsible hunting season – NorthumberlandView.ca
This is a typical report about the issues that surface during the hunting season in most areas in the world. There will always be good hunting stories and bad hunting stories. Let your hunting season be safe and a success by your own standards.
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