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Proposed Changes to Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations

 

Ontario

WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS

It is proposed to add Mourning Dove and American Woodcock to the list of species that minors may hunt on the Waterfowler Heritage Day in Ontario. This change would provide increased hunting opportunity for youth in Ontario. Currently, Mourning Doves may not be harvested by minors participating in the Waterfowler Heritage Day despite an open season for doves for all other hunters at this time. This change would also allow mentors with the opportunity to educate minors about dove and woodcock hunting practices, ethics, and firearms safety.

INCREASE DAILY BAG LIMIT FOR LESSER SNOW GEESE IN THE HUDSON-JAMES BAY DISTRICT

It is proposed to increase the daily bag limit from 20 to 50 Lesser Snow Geese in the Hudson–James Bay Hunting District. This change may increase the Canadian harvest of overabundant Lesser Snow overabundant species.

Geese, an UPDATE THE BOUNDARY FOR NO-HUNTING ZONES

It is proposed to update the boundary names for all geographic hunting restrictions in Ontario. With changes in municipal and township names in Ontario over time (e.g., due to amalgamation), some boundary names are outdated. Updates to these names will clarify the Migratory Birds Regulations for migratory game bird hunters thereby facilitating compliance and enforcement of the regulations.

 

These changes include: using the County of

Norfolk, reflecting the name change made by the municipality; using Township of Frontenac Islands instead of Wolfe Island Township, which merged with Howe Island Township as part of a county reorganization; and the addition of “in the province of Ontario” in several locations throughout the descriptions.

If you have any questions or concerns involving the proposed changes please email consultation@rsmin.ca prior to February 27, 2016

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