Welcome to Ontario Hunting News, your one-stop source for the latest updates, tips, and stories from the vibrant world of hunting in our beautiful province.

From regulatory changes to inspiring tales of outdoor adventure, we’re here to keep you informed and entertained. Join us as we explore the diverse landscapes of Ontario, share expert advice, and celebrate the traditions and challenges that unite our passionate community of hunters. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the hunting scene, we invite you to grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Ontario’s great outdoors.

HUNTING: Choosing the Right Turkey Call

HUNTING: Choosing the Right Turkey Call

Choosing the Right Turkey Call Want to call yourself a turkey hunter? Learn to talk the talk. By Jay Anglin Long before the modern hunting era began, Native American hunters effectively mimicked turkey vocalizations using flutes they made from turkey wing bones. Sure,...

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WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: CLOAKED in Performance

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: CLOAKED in Performance

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, BETTER VALUE WILDGAME INNOVATIONS' POPULAR CLOAK™  SERIES CAMERAS RECEIVE KEY UPGRADES FOR 2016 Dallas, TX (April 1, 2016) – Hunters and game managers need reliable, cost-effective cameras for monitoring game on their properties throughout the...

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ZINK CALLS: Triple Turkey Threat

ZINK CALLS: Triple Turkey Threat

TAKE THREE AND CALL THEM IN THE MORNING ZINK CALLS' NEW Z-PAK IS THE THREE-PACK OF CALLS THAT CAN DO IT ALL Port Clinton, OH (March 10, 2016) – Sorting out the countless types and styles of turkey calls available today can be intimidating – even for experienced turkey...

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Ontario to Expand Black Bear Hunting Pilot

Ontario to Expand Black Bear Hunting Pilot

February 19, 2016 Province Committed to Sustainable Black Bear Management Ontario is expanding the spring bear hunting pilot to gather further information to assess concerns voiced by northern communities about human-bear conflicts, and to support economic growth and...

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HALO Rangefinders: Far-Ranging Performance

HALO Rangefinders: Far-Ranging Performance

FAR-RANGING PERFORMANCE NEW 1000-YARD HALO ZIR10X LASER RANGEFINDER GOES THE DISTANCE AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE Dallas, TX (January 13, 2016) – Hunters and shooters must know the distance to their targets in order to accurately place a bullet, arrow or bolt. A keen...

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FLEXTONE: Hunt Loud and Proud

FLEXTONE: Hunt Loud and Proud

HUNT LOUD AND PROUD NEW HIGH-FREQUENCY FLEXTONE TRAMP STAMP ALUMINUM POT CALL CUTS THROUGH THE WIND TO DRIVE GOBBLERS INSANE New Roads, LA (January 12, 2016) – Turkey hunters who spend the spring-season chasing wiley gobblers know that it’s not unusual for inclement...

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AMERISTEP: Get Close, Crush Game

AMERISTEP: Get Close, Crush Game

GET CLOSE, CRUSH GAME ALL-NEW AMERISTEP CRUSH SILENCER BLIND PROVIDES EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND VALUE IN A SUPER-QUIET AND FEATURE-RICH HUB-STYLE HUNTING BLIND PLANO, IL (January 5, 2016) It’s often stated that great products sell themselves. This may be true, but...

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WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: Bucks for Under 50 Bucks

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: Bucks for Under 50 Bucks

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BUCKS FOR UNDER 50 BUCKS WILDGAME INNOVATIONS NEW TERRA 5 IR CAMERA IS A DUTIFUL PERFORMER Dallas, TX (December 31, 2015) – First-generation scouting cameras were bulky, drained batteries quickly and, frankly, didn’t work that well. Thankfully, those...

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Province looking at changes to wolf hunts

Province looking at changes to wolf hunts

The Ontario government is proposing to make it easier for hunters to shoot wolves in an effort to help restore the dwindling moose population. In a posting on the Environmental Registry (ER) this month, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to...

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AMERISTEP: Stand and Deliver

AMERISTEP: Stand and Deliver

STAND AND DELIVER NEW AMERISTEP HAVEN BLIND LITERALLY STANDS ABOVE THE REST WITH FEATURES AND VERSATILITY FOR BOW HUNTERS, FAMILIES AND FILM CREWS Dallas, TX (December 22, 2015) - Not all ground-blinds adhere to conformist design principals – some are just different,...

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AVIAN-X DECOYS: New Laydown Hen

AVIAN-X DECOYS: New Laydown Hen

THE TURKEY HUNTER'S SECRET WEAPON NEW AVIAN-X LCD LAYDOWN HEN SENDS GOBBLERS ALL THE RIGHT SIGNALS Port Clinton, OH (December 18, 2015) – Hens play the ultimate roles in determining spring gobbler behavior and, ultimately, spring turkey hunting success. From the first...

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PLANO: Crossbow Case Gets Lean & Mean

PLANO: Crossbow Case Gets Lean & Mean

THE CROSSBOW CASE GETS LEAN AND MEAN INNOVATIVE NEW PLANO SPIRE CROSSBOW CASE PROVIDES COMPACT, PREMIUM PROTECTION FOR TODAY'S CROSSBOWS AT A BUDGET-FRIENDLY PRICE Plano, IL (December 17, 2016) – For all their advantages relative to aiming ease and downrange accuracy,...

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WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: New Digital Scouting Camera

WILDGAME INNOVATIONS: New Digital Scouting Camera

GREAT HUNTERS HAVE GREAT VISION FOUR NEW WILDGAME INNOVATIONS VISION SERIES DIGITAL SCOUTING CAMERAS OFFER HUNTER-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE OPTIONS AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE Dallas, TX (December 16, 2015) – Scouting cameras have become indispensible tools for today’s hunters,...

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Tiny Township approves Sunday gun hunting

Tiny Township approves Sunday gun hunting

Hunters in Tiny Township will be able to hunt with guns on Sundays beginning in April. The township voted three to two in favour on Monday night of allowing gun hunting on Sundays, which was previously banned because it was considered a day of rest and worship. Mayor...

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AVIAN-X DECOYS: Weird Waterfowling

AVIAN-X DECOYS: Weird Waterfowling

EL NINO USHERS IN WEIRD WATERFOWLING OBSERVE AND ADAPT FOR WATERFOWL SUCCESS Dallas, TX (November 23, 2015) - With regular waterfowl hunting seasons well underway in the northern states and poised to kick off in the south, at least two things are clear: There are...

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Ontario Proposing to Expand Black Bear Hunting Pilot

Ontario Proposing to Expand Black Bear Hunting Pilot

Province Committed to Sustainable Black Bear Management Ontario is proposing an expanded spring bear hunting pilot program to gather further information to assess concerns voiced by northern communities about human-bear conflicts, and to support economic growth and...

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$5,500 in fines ordered for illegal hunt

$5,500 in fines ordered for illegal hunt

Two American hunters and their Canadian guide have been fined a total of $5,500 for an illegal moose hunt. Testimony in Dryden Court of Justice last month revealed that on Oct. 16, 2014, conservation officers contacted the men during a routine patrol on Lac Seul. They...

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OFAH commends the passing of Bill C-42

OFAH commends the passing of Bill C-42

On June 18, Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, received Royal Assent, officially enacting legislation that amends the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code in Canada. Effective immediately, the following legislative amendments come into force: Classroom...

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Bear standoff shows cuts put public at risk: Opposition

Bear standoff shows cuts put public at risk: Opposition

TORONTO - The Ministry of Natural Resources has abandoned its responsibility for nuisance bears, putting public safety at risk, opposition parties charge. York Regional Police have said repeated attempts to get a response from MNR about a bear in Newmarket were...

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Shoot to kill: Wild boars are back in Eastern Ontario

Shoot to kill: Wild boars are back in Eastern Ontario

Killer bees. Wild (and sex-crazed) turkeys. And now, Eastern Ontario’s latest danger: wild boars. Should you cross paths with one of the fierce feral hogs that have been sighted east of Ottawa and are thought to have escaped from a game farm, Ontario’s Ministry of...

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Hunters bear burden of moose management restrictions

Hunters bear burden of moose management restrictions

Moose hunting in Ontario is undergoing a dramatic change. Despite a clear lack of public support, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has approved changes to the licensed moose hunting season in Northern Ontario. “We’re disappointed that no...

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Ontario Changing Moose Hunting Season

Ontario Changing Moose Hunting Season

Province Taking Steps to Sustain Moose Populations in Northern Ontario Ontario is changing how moose are hunted to respond to concerns about the moose population in certain parts of the province. In 2015, Ontario is reducing moose tags for resident hunters by 15 per...

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$1,500 in Fines for Careless Hunting

$1,500 in Fines for Careless Hunting

A Sudbury man has been fined $1,500 for careless hunting. Richard Chamberland pleaded guilty and was fined $750 for discharging a firearm without due care and attention for people or property and $750 for having a loaded firearm in a vehicle. He is prohibited from...

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Fined $750 for Careless Hunting

Fined $750 for Careless Hunting

A southern Ontario man has been fined $750 for careless hunting and trespassing. Brett Scheerer of Elmwood pleaded guilty to careless hunting and trespassing on private land and was fined $750. He also forfeited his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to the Crown. In addition,...

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Total of $4,000 in Fines for Careless Hunting

Total of $4,000 in Fines for Careless Hunting

A southern Ontario man has been fined $4,000 for careless hunting. Cho Lay of St. Mary’s pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for discharging a firearm without due care and attention for people or property, $400 each for trespassing with the purpose of hunting and...

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