Enforcement blitz finds hunters and anglers obeying rules

Most hunters and anglers stopped during a recent road check station on Highway 502 were found to be obeying Ontario’s hunting and fishing regulations.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers conducted an enforcement blitz on August 18, 2017. Officers were checking for compliance with local and regional hunting and fishing regulations, paying special attention to the overharvest of fish and wildlife.

Conservation officers checked 370 individuals primarily from the United States during the six-hour operation. They issued 11 charges for fish- and wildlife-related offences, including:

  • possessing too many fish
  • failing to provide information on a big game seal

Conservation officers also used the enforcement blitz to educate the public about the spread of invasive species, the effects of over-harvesting, and hunter safety.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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