Ontario 2019 Mandatory Hunter Reporting Results
Ontario hunters who completed the 2019 mandatory hunter reporting help provide information to manage wildlife in Ontario. This valuable data helps:
- monitor wildlife populations
- set tag quotas and determine the availability of additional tags
- adjust seasons and bag limits
- develop management policies
The ministry says reporting rates have increased significantly for most species. This means more hunters are supporting wildlife management.
Any hunter who bought or was issued a tag to hunt moose, elk, deer, bear, wild turkey or wolf/coyote (in Wildlife Management Units where a tag is required) needs to report even if got a tag but didn’t hunt or harvest an animal. Hunter reporting is mandatory under Ontario law. There are penalties if you don’t report including fines or not being able to purchase a licence. If you are uncertain about your requirements, please check this website and if you still need support you can contact us at the Natural Resources Information and Support Centre, contact information is located at the bottom of the newsletter.
Below are the results using the one-page summaries that present a big-picture look at each species, using graphics and charts.