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  • Ontario Protecting Black Bears and Promoting Sustainable Hunting

    PETERBOROUGH — 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 consultation on a proposal to move to a regular annual spring black bear hunting season. 

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  • Ontario Sending Additional Fire Management Support to Australia

    TORONTO - Today, Ontario is sending another seven fire management personnel to provide fire management support and expertise to Australia, which is currently facing a devastating fire season. An additional two staff will be deployed Friday, January 17, bringing the total number of Ontario personnel committed to Australia over several deployments to twenty-eight since the start of that country's fire season.

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  • Ontario Takes Next Step in Making Forestry Open for Business

    MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is supporting the forest industry, and the northern and rural communities that depend on it, with the release of a draft Forest Sector Strategy. Ontario's strategy will aim to stimulate job creation, promote economic growth, and reduce unnecessary burden and costs for businesses, all while ensuring our forests continue to be managed sustainably.

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  • Government Improves Forest Industry Support Program

    POWASSAN — The Ontario government is helping the forest sector grow and supporting communities across the province by redesigning a key forestry support program to make it more streamlined, transparent and user-friendly.

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  • Multiple offences during moose hunt cost Aurora man $9,000

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry wants to remind hunters that it is dangerous to shoot a firearm across or along a road, and that meat from a hunted animal must be consumed.

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  • Seeking Public's Help with Deer Shot in Front Yard near Dryden

    On October 30, Conservation Officers from the Dryden office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry responded to a tip from a property owner that a man shot down his driveway at a deer. The property is on the North Minnitaki Road, west of Dryden.

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  • Seeking Public's Help with Bull and Cow Moose Shot and Left to Spoil near Sioux Lookout

    On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Conservation Officers from the Sioux Lookout office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a tip from a hunter that a cow moose carcass had been found. It was at the edge of a forest cutover off Botsford Road, which is accessed by Highway 642, east of Sioux Lookout.

    Bulletin | Natural Resources and Forestry

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