Hunting Form and Restrictions
Hunting is not permitted on some Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) lands.
It is permitted on certain prescribed lands but only when hunters have obtained the proper Conservation Pass permit.
A map, showing where hunting is and is not permitted, is available from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority office and on this website at this link:
The 2017 Hunting Pass fees are:
Download the 2017 Agreement and Application Form for Conservation Pass for Hunting and Trapping on Designated Conservation Lands at this link:
Hunting seasons happen throughout the year and hunting activity is particularly active in autumn.
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority has the following public resources for the information of the public:
Hunting in Ontario
1) General Links Link to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry hunting information:
Hunting Tips and Essentials from Tourism Ontario: Tips and Essentials - Hunting
Hunting on some Ausable Bayfield conservation lands by hunters with conservation passes:
2) Hunters must pre-purchase conservation pass from the ABCA in order to hunt on permitted lands. Map of areas where hunting is permitted on some ABCA conservation lands, and where it is prohibited, is available by calling Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610 or by visiting abca.on.ca or the office at 71108 Morrison Line, two (2) kilometres east of Exeter.
Here is some information from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (November 2011 - subject to change). For updated information please go directly to the MNRF links listed above:
Safety in the Woods
Be Aware and Prepared if You're Heading into the Forest
People planning to hike, jog, ride or bird-watch in forested areas should take steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Public lands in Ontario are used for a variety of activities. All those in the forest and surrounding areas need to be aware others may be nearby, and ensure they are visible.
Hunting is allowed on most Crown lands, on private property with the permission of the property owner, and on some municipal lands. Anyone using public, municipal or county lands should check with the appropriate municipality for specific information.
JOGGERS, HIKERS AND BIRDWATCHERS
For information about hunting seasons and regulations, please consult the Hunting Regulations Summary which is available from licence issuers, ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, and on the ministry's website at ontario.ca/hunting.
The content provided here is intended for local educational and information purposes only. Every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of information as at the publication date (January 2017). Subject to change.