Safety Tips for Hunters
Province Promoting Awareness for a Safe Hunting Season
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.
- 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.
“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.”
“Knowing and respecting the rules when hunting ensures a safe and productive hunting season for everyone.”
Superintendent W.V. (Bill) Price