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Safety Tips for Hunters

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Safety Tips for Hunters

Province Promoting Awareness for a Safe Hunting Season

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

With hunting season getting underway, Ontario is reminding hunters that safety needs to be their first priority.

There are a number of ways hunters can keep themselves, and those around them, safe. These include:

  • Telling someone where you will be hunting and when you will be returning
  • Wearing hunter orange
  • Handling firearms with care and attention at all times
  • Never shooting unless you're sure of your target and what lies beyond
  • Carrying a survival kit and a small first aid kit with you at all times
  • Never drinking alcohol while hunting

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, in partnership with the OPP, is encouraging all hunters to become familiar with all safety rules and resources that are available to them so that they have a safe hunting season.

Quick Facts

  • Hunters buy approximately 600,000 licences to hunt in Ontario annually, generating approximately $26 million in revenue.
  • To report unlawful night hunting or any other illegal and unsafe hunting activity, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Background Information

Additional Resources


“Safety needs to be a top priority for hunters as they head out this season. I urge everyone who takes part in this outdoor activity to know and follow the safety rules.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

“Knowing and respecting the rules when hunting ensures a safe and productive hunting season for everyone.”

Superintendent W.V. (Bill) Price

Chief Firearms Officer, Chief Firearms Office of Ontario

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Todd Lane

    Minister’s Office


  • Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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