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Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Northeastern Ontario
Natural Resources and Forestry Services

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  • Manages and regulates outdoors cards, hunting and fishing in Ontario
  • Offers environmental and natural resources maps
  • Protects animals, plants, land, water, forests and other ecosystems
  • Manages Crown land, including renewable energy projects, planning, work permits, buying and renting and camping on Crown land
  • Administers the Bearwise reporting line between Apr 1 and Nov 30 (between Dec 1 and Mar 31: report bear problems to the District office)
  • Provides advice on wild birds and animals in distress and takes complaints about poaching, fishing violations, etc.
  • Does not deal with the coyote problem, nuisance animals and will not provide animal control services
Natural Resources Violations - MNRF TIPS
  • Accepts reports of illegal activity against Ontario's fish and wildlife, species at risk, shore lands, forests, provincial parks and conservation reserves, petroleum, aggregate resources and Crown lands
Eligibility
  • Licences and outdoors cards are required for fishing and hunting
  • A licence and outdoors card for fishing are not required for individuals under 18 years of age or over 65 years of age
  • To be eligible to hunt, an individual must be 16 years of age, or 15 with written parental consent
Application Process
  • No walk-in service; call to make an appointment
  • Hunting and fishing licences as well as outdoors cards can be purchased, renewed, or replaced online, at a Service Ontario location, or at a licence issuer
Fees
Service - hunting and fishing licences; outdoors card
Documents Required
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Accessibility
Fully Accessible
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(30) Provincial Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On February 8, 2020

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