Province’s ‘baffling’ cormorant cull is ‘going to be a disaster’

Province’s ‘baffling’ cormorant cull is ‘going to be a disaster’

Hunt that begins today will allow hunters to kill 15 birds daily; ‘They might as well as be shooting loons and great blue herons … it’s mind boggling, says naturalist While the province says it’s a necessary step, its widespread…

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry looking for help to find turtle egg poachers

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry looking for help to find turtle egg poachers

“We’re looking for the public’s help with finding who’s responsible for taking these eggs. Over 100 eggs, snapping turtle eggs and midland painted turtle eggs — and we’ll be hoping that the public can assist with providing us with some…

$11,600 in Fines for Illegal Migratory Bird Hunt

$11,600 in Fines for Illegal Migratory Bird Hunt

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind migratory bird hunters that proper permits are required and that the rules regarding baiting and shot size are in place to protect the resource for future generations. Five men have…

COVID-19 — restrictions and closures that could impact fishing and hunting

COVID-19 — restrictions and closures that could impact fishing and hunting

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented and challenging times. We also know that many of you have questions related to the impact this situation may have on your spring outdoors pursuits. With all of the…

Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province

Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province

Supporting emergency responders by restricting all outdoor fires in Ontario’s fire region during COVID-19 outbreak April 2, 2020 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from…

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

Illegal hunts result in lifetime hunting-licence suspensions and almost $60,000 in fines

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind the public that non-resident hunters must use the services of a licenced outfitter while hunting bears in Ontario. In May 2018, conservation officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources and…

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

Out-of-Season Walleye Fishing on Lake Nipigon Nets Offender $6,000 Fine and License Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry would like to remind anglers that species-specific closures are in place to protect the fishery, and it is illegal to fish for those species during closed seasons. An investigation has resulted in a…

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

Five people convicted for trafficking black bear paws, gallbladders to Toronto

The sale of bear gallbladders, which are thought to have healing properties, is illegal. The bear paws were used to make soup and the fat was boiled down for use in skin creams TORONTO — Five people have been convicted…

Ministry investigating coyote carcasses dumped along Niagara Parkway

Ministry investigating coyote carcasses dumped along Niagara Parkway

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers are investigating the killing of a dozen coyotes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, but it may be too late for them to determine how the animals died. Ministry spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski said Tuesday that officers had…

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