MNR Press Releases

Ontario Taking Action Against Invasive Species, Including Wild Pigs
Ontario Taking Action Against Invasive Species, Including Wild Pigs

Ontario Taking Action Against Invasive Species, Including Wild Pigs

Province seeks public input into draft wild pig strategy and updates to Invasive Species Act TORONTO —The Ontario government is protecting the economy and environment by expanding protections to prevent invasive species from establishing or spreading in the province. “Our…

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting
$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

$3,000 in Fines and Firearm Forfeiture for Illegal Night Hunting

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind hunters that hunting at night is both dangerous and illegal. An investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in two people being fined a total…

Three southern Ontario men being fined a total of $10,000 for hunting violations.
Three southern Ontario men being fined a total of $10,000 for hunting violations.

Three southern Ontario men being fined a total of $10,000 for hunting violations.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that shooting across a road is both dangerous and illegal. An investigation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has resulted in three southern Ontario men being fined…

Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000 For Not Following Licence Conditions
Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000 For Not Following Licence Conditions

Bass Tournament Organizer Fined $9,000 For Not Following Licence Conditions

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) wants to remind fishing tournament organizers that they must follow all the conditions of licences and authorizations issued to them. On July 15, 2019, conservation officers responded to several tips about a…

Ontario Reducing Risk of Fire in the Province
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…

Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt
Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt

Province Consults on Annual Spring Bear Hunt

The Ontario government is taking steps to ensure a healthy and sustainable black bear population while supporting small businesses and jobs in northern and central Ontario. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced the start of government’s…

Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension
Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension

Pointing a Firearm and Interfering with a Hunt gets Kapuskasing Woman a 10-year Hunting Suspension

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind everyone to handle firearms safely, and that Crown land is for the use and enjoyment of all Ontarians. On October 8, 2018, during the open hunting season for moose, two…

Ontario Proposes a New and Improved Moose Management Program
Ontario Proposes a New and Improved Moose Management Program

Ontario Proposes a New and Improved Moose Management Program

Proposed changes will help address hunters’ concerns The Ontario government is taking action to address concerns from hunters on how the province manages its moose population to ensure sustainability and hunting opportunities for future generations. Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of…