Provincial Government freezing hunting licence fees
Tim Brody - Editor
The Provincial Government has announced a hunting licence fee freeze for 2019.
In addition to not raising hunting licence fees this year for Ontario residents, the $2 service fee will also be removed.
"We're making it easier for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping hunting licences affordable," said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. "This year, there will be no price hike and no service fee. This will put approximately $1.6 million back into the pockets of the hard-working people of Ontario."
The Provincial Government has also updated hunting regulations. Changes include a new Licence Summary that can be stored on a mobile device or printed at home, paper tags that replace the old game seals and enhanced hunter reporting.
"The hunting industry contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the Ontario economy," said Minister Yakabuski. "Our hunters are some of the best stewards of our lands and waters and we want to make it easier for them to enjoy our world class natural resources."
For more information on hunting in Ontario, people can visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting.
The Provincial Government recently froze fishing licence fees and added two new licence-free fishing events in 2019 on the weekends of Mother's Day and Father's Day. For more information, people can visit: https://www.ontario.ca/fishing