* Please note that the following information
was gathered from the Ontario Hunting Regulations Summary booklet *
Firearms include: air or pellet guns, bows and
crossbows. You may use semi-automatic or self-loading firearms for hunting
in Ontario, but you CANNOT use revolvers, pistols, or fully automatic firearms.
A firearm is considered to be loaded if it has
a cartridge in the chamber or in the magazine that is attached to the firearm.
-You may only hunt half an hour before sunrise
until half an hour after sunset, unless other wise provided. Check local
-If you are in an area where wildlife may be found
during a half hour after sunset to half hour before sunrise, you must unload
and encase shotguns, rifles, or other firearms in your possession.
-Firearms must be enclosed in a manner whereby
they are not readily available.
-Hunting carelessly is an offence: Hunters who
discharge firearms without due care and attention, or consideration for
persons and property, are liable of a fine up to $ 25,000 and, or imprisonment.
-ANY hunting injury, caused by the discharge of
a firearm and results in treatment by a physician, MUST be reported to a
-HUNTER ORANGE must cover a minimum of 400 square
inches (2,580 square centimeters) above the waist and be visible form all
sides. A hunting coat or vest generally meets this requirement. Hunter Orange head cover
is also required.