(NORTHERN ONTARIO) โ€“ย The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 132 charges and issued 329 warnings over a 10-day period in northeastern and northwestern Ontario.


From October 13 to October 22, 2018, conservation officers checked 4,768 hunters from Ontario and the United States for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, the Off-Road Vehicles Act and the Liquor Licence Act. ย ย 

Charges and warnings were issued for:

  • failing to wear a proper helmet on an ATV
  • having open liquor in a vehicle
  • having a loaded firearm in a vehicle
  • not wearing proper hunter orange
  • night-hunting offences
  • shooting from the road
  • trespassing for the purpose of hunting

Officers also issued warnings for driving an off-road vehicle without insurance and seized 32 moose that were harvested illegally.

To report a natural resources violation, call the ministry TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.


You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Pleasevisit Ontario.ca/mnrftipsย to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

Source: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry



  1. Seized 32 moose?! That is a lot of meat. I hope it wasnโ€™t spoiled. What do they do with all that moose meat?

  2. All these charges and hardly any CO’s left to do the job…(1 or 2) in an area as big as 21A for the past several years… it’s time for the Government to realize that CO Officers are overloaded and need help in managing such big areas… before it is to late and moose hunting will have to be shut down for good …

  3. I’m fine with everything exept the helmet law… at 2.5km an hour in the bush when you’re trying to hear and see things I ain’t wearing one!!

    1. I’m a paramedic here in Ontario and I can tell you that ATV accidents are always bad. No protection… 20km/hr hitting a tree with your head likely means death. Helmets are mandatory for a very good reason. Safety never takes a holiday.

    2. BTW…it is illegal to pursue chase or the act of hunting from a motorized vehicle, read the law book again. Try walking like a real hunter you will see more.

  4. This will continue unless the MNR stops issuing calf tags as most of these cases tagging calves as cows. It also makes no sense shooting the future of the herd.Imagine splitting the meat of a calf among 6-8 hunters,,not worth it.

  5. Keep up the job your assigned to do. The native people need to let the moose population increase also. If they want to kill an animal out of season then do it with a willow bow and arrow like their forefathers.

    1. Oh Canada our home and Native land. Send the 32 seized moose to the reserves. The price of meat up north…you have to hunt and fish to eat.

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