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Ontario Hunting Regulations
The Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary is published and updated every year copies are free and are available at a number of outlets.
 
These regulations include very important information for all hunters, included area maps and WMU locations, licence information, an outline of the program, regulations pertaining to firearms and wildlife regulations.
 
Hunting in Ontario is governed and regulated by both the Federal and Provincial governments, enforcement are the responsibility of a number of agencies, more importantly Conservation Officers.
 
Consider these regulations as a hunting bible, do not leave home without a copy.
Be aware of the following.
 
Turkeys
 
Currently there are two turkey hunting seasons, the Spring season starts April 27th and concludes May 31st,
Hunting hours, half an hour before sunrise to 19:00, two licences per hunter maximum, one bearded wild turkey per licence and the two birds cannot be harvested on the same day.
 
Hunters are allowed one fall licence per hunter, Check the hunting regulations for dates.
Hunting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Only one wild turkey may be harvested. Either male or female.
 
Finally to hunt wild turkeys you must possess the following.
1. A valid outdoors card.
2. Taken the wild turkey hunter education course.
3. A valid small game licence.
4.  A wild turkey paper licence and game seal.
Check the regulations for more information, to schedule a wild turkey course location phone (705) 748-6324 or visit this website. Here.
 
Hunting migratory game birds.
 
You must have a Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and a Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, as well as an Ontario Small Game Licence to hunt small game, in order to hunt migratory game birds. Most post offices sells permits and stamps.
 
It is illegal to bait Migratory Game Birds, please read the Regulations.
 
Ontario now has an Elk season also the Spring Black Bear hunt has been approved although as a pilot project.
 
Deer Family.
 
Be on the look out for Chronic Wasting Disease. The WHO has said that there is no scientific evidence that Chronic Wasting Disease can infect humans, they strongly advises that the meat from an infected animal should NOT be consumed. Please report any findings or concerns to the Ministry of Natural Resources. Here.