Changes To Hunting Regulations At Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park
Changes to Dates Hunting is Permitted
Hunting will not be permitted in Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park from the Friday before Victoria Day to August 31. The summer hunting ban is designed to minimize potential conflicts with other park users.
Hunting will be permitted in the park from September 1 until the Thursday prior to Victoria Day, subject to open seasons for individual species, with the exceptions in the section below.
Changes to Species Which May Be Hunted
Hunting will be permitted for game mammals, game birds, migratory game birds, and furbearing mammals, with the following exceptions.
Hunting will not be permitted for wolves, coyotes, snapping turtles, bullfrogs and for other wildlife that do not appear in the schedules attached to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. These include groundhogs, porcupines, crows, and grackles.
Consultation on Proposed Changes
In October 2008, the Ministry of Natural Resources posted proposed amendments to the regulations for this park on the Environmental Registry. More than 2,700 submissions were received in response to the posting. The proposed amendments to the regulations were revised as a result of the feedback received through the registry posting.
Hunting in Ontario
To hunt in Ontario, most residents need a hunting version Outdoors Card and the applicable hunting licence and tags/seals. Hunters can review the 2008-2009 Hunting Regulations Summary online. The 2009-2010 summary will be available at ontario.ca/hunting in mid-April or from licence issuers and ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres in early May. Each hunter has a responsibility to read and understand the regulations before hunting.
For More Information
Dave Coulas, Park Superintendent, 613-332-3940, Ext. 255