Sunday Hunting & Wildlife Management

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Strict laws regulate when, where, what and how a person can hunt. In Ontario, each gun hunter must pass both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course exam and the Ontario Hunter Education Course exam.  Legal hunting does not endanger wildlife populations. In fact, it can play an important role in maintaining an abundant population within the carrying capacity of its habitat. Those species that are hunted are managed sustainably.

Hunters contribute a great deal of time, money, and effort to wildlife management.  Hunters are involved in a variety of volunteer programs that help maintain and enhance wildlife and their habitat. In Ontario, the money from hunter licence fees contributes to monitoring and protecting wildlife.  Strict laws regulate when, where, what and how a person can hunt. In Ontario, each gun hunter must pass both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course exam and the Ontario Hunter Education Course exam.

The council of the Township of Howick  passed By-law 12-2010 which allows Sunday hunting.

The Council of the Corporation of the County of Huron approved By-law 2015-044 to provide for the control of nuisance coyotes.  If you have any questions or require a copy of the “Coyote Predation Compensation Claim Form” , please contact the Huron County Clerk at 519-524-8394 ext. 3257.

For more information on hunting in Ontario, please follow the following links:

Hunting in Ontario

The province of Ontario is subdivided into 95 wildlife management units (WMUs).  Each WMU has customized hunting regulations for: game you can hunt, open season dates, permitted methods of hunting.  It’s your responsibility to know which WMU you are hunting in and  follow the hunting regulations.  Follow this link for maps to identify the boundaries of your wildlife management unit (WMU) to avoid crossing into a neighbouring WMU with different hunting regulations.