Moose Hunting Guide: Know the Rules Before the Season Begins This Weekend
The moose hunting season begins this weekend and there are many rules and regulations that you should be aware of if you are planning to go hunting.
It is important to know which areas open up, for the Kenora / Vermilion Bay / Dryden / Sioux Lookout area there are different Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Moose hunting seasons vary depending on the WMU for rifle and archery seasons.
It is up to the hunters to know the rules and regulations, refer to the Summary of hunting regulations 2021-2022 for the open big game seasons for this fall.
For the hunting season, there are a lot of things you need to do to make sure you are following the law.
- You must ensure that you have your outdoor card, the license summary, any tags or validation certificates required for the species you are hunting and proof of firearms accreditation if you are hunting with a handgun. fire.
- It is a good idea to let someone know where you are going to hunt and when you plan to return, be prepared for all types of weather conditions and plan for navigation aids to make sure you don’t get lost.
There are many rules regarding hunting near roads or having a loaded firearm in your vehicle.
In an interview with conservation officer Steve Harkof of the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MDNMNRF), Harkof said: “It is illegal to shoot from, down or through a public road during the hunt, without exception. In many parts of Ontario, it is even illegal to have a loaded firearm in the right-of-way – check what rules apply in the part of the province you are hunting.
“Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Usually in Ontario, you must transport your unloaded weapon while it is in a vehicle, motorboat or aircraft. Vehicles include all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, ”conservation officer Harkof continued.
It is also very important to ensure that you have permission to hunt on private land.
Conservation officers continue to patrol and protect our natural resources during the current COVID-19 pandemic and would like to remind everyone that by respecting the seasons, sanctuaries, bag and possession limits, we are all helping to ensure that our natural resources remain healthy.
To report a natural resource violation or provide information about an unresolved case, members of the public can call the ministry’s TIPS line toll-free at 1-877-847-7667. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.