Protected: Bill C-21: 8 things than can and should be done by government
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by Mark Ryckman
1y ago
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Ontario to make changes to controlled deer hunt
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by Shawn Cayley
1y ago
Big changes are coming for hunters who participate in Ontario’s controlled deer hunt program. In 2023, the provincial government has committed to a host of changes that include new timelines around the application period and draw results, along with new dates for when additional tags and farmer and landowner validations will be available. According to […] The post Ontario to make changes to controlled deer hunt first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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5 Reasons natural resources should have its own Ministry in Ontario again
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by Matt DeMille
1y ago
Premier Doug Ford and his entire pre-election cabinet  — at least those who ran —  are returning to Queen’s Park, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some changes in the look and feel of his executive council.   Elections create an opportunity for change, even when the incumbent political party is re-elected. A post-election […] The post 5 Reasons natural resources should have its own Ministry in Ontario again first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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It’s Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill — why should you care?
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by Shawn Cayley
2y ago
OFAH staff are in Ottawa today (May 30, 2022) for Great Lakes Day. In-person events on Parliament Hill have been all but non-existent throughout the pandemic, so this represents one of the first opportunities to return and engage Parliamentarians on key issues. While that might sound boring to some, these types of events are needed […] The post It’s Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill — why should you care? first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Ontario’s Wild Birds 
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by Dr. Keith Munro
2y ago
It is safe to say that we are all pretty fatigued by the topic of disease. In addition to human impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new and ongoing research has shown that multiple mammal species can become infected with the virus and spread it, including white-tailed deer. Beyond COVID-19, in the fall of 2021 we […] The post Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Ontario’s Wild Birds  first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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Protected: Discharge of Firearms by-law issues front and centre in Town of Grimsby
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by Shawn Cayley
2y ago
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Discharge of Firearms by-law issues front and centre in Town of Grimsby first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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The virus that causes COVID-19 has been confirmed in Ontario deer 
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by Dr. Keith Munro
2y ago
On January 18th, 2022, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry reported that the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) had been detected in five white-tailed deer in the London, Ontario area.    This marks the first time the virus has been detected in wildlife in Ontario, though similar detections have occurred in white-tailed deer in Quebec, Saskatchewan, and several American states. These five cases were found during the Ministry’s 2021 chronic w ..read more
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Will the next “Robin Hood” come from Ontario’s Schools?
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by Tim Watts
2y ago
The sport of archery does not care about your age, size, or athletic ability. It truly is what many would call a “universal sport”.   Educators are always looking for new ways to enrich the lives of their students and it can often be a significant challenge for schools to find activities that every student […] The post Will the next “Robin Hood” come from Ontario’s Schools? first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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Borrow, Discover, Return and Repeat — a new Conservation Crate program has launched for Ontario educators
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by Shawn Cayley
2y ago
Attention elementary teachers across Ontario – our new Conservation Crates are officially ready to borrow! Thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund grant, we’ve assembled a total of 20 brand new crates, filled with hands-on resources and curriculum-linked lesson plans. They are free to borrow through the OFAH|Mario Cortelluci Hunting and […] The post Borrow, Discover, Return and Repeat — a new Conservation Crate program has launched for Ontario educators first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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Better hunter reporting in Ontario drives new turkey hunting opportunities
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by Lauren Tonelli
2y ago
The OFAH was a driving force in the reintroduction of wild turkey to Ontario in the 1980s and has advocated for expanding hunting opportunities ever since.   The reintroduction of wild turkey has been a huge success and proves how restoration efforts can have extremely positive outcomes for biodiversity and our hunting heritage. Ontario’s first […] The post Better hunter reporting in Ontario drives new turkey hunting opportunities first appeared on OFAH Insider ..read more
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