Hunters living in Ontario won’t have to pay more for their licences this year after all.

The Ford PC government is scrapping the increase planned by the Wynne Liberal regime, as well as the $2.00 service fee.

Natural resources and forestry minister John Yakabuski calls hunting a favourite pastime for people, adding 431-million dollars a year to the provincial economy.

Photo credit: ola.org

”Ontario hunters are the best stewards of our lands and water,” he says, ”and my ministry is working to make it easier for them to enjoy our world-class natural resources.

“All together, we are putting more than $4-million back into the pockets of anglers and hunters this yar.  We’re continuing to make it easier for people to enjoy our great outdoors right across Ontario.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Hunting is worth over $431,000,000 a year to the Ontario economy
  • The hunting licence fee freeze follows a similar move for a fishing licence
  • Licences are available online at huntandfishontario.com
  • Other innovations: Licence summary can now be saved on your phone, and/or printed out at home; paper tags replace game seals