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Hunters ducking increased licence fees

Licence fees are being frozen, and a service charge cancelled, to ensure hunting remains affordable, the province says
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The provincial government has announced it is freezing hunting fee increases and removing the $2 service fee.

Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski stated in a news release that the move is anticipated to put $1.6 million back into the pockets of Ontarians.

The government has also simplified hunting regulations, including providing a new licence summary that can be stored on a mobile device or printed, paper tags that replace the old game seals and enhanced hunter reporting.

"The hunting industry contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the Ontario economy," said Yakabuski. "Our hunters are some of the best stewards of our lands and waters and we want to make it easier for them to enjoy our world-class natural resources."

For more information on hunting in Ontario, click here.

Recently, the Ford government also froze fishing licence fees and added two new licence-free fishing events in 2019 on the weekends of Mother's Day and Father's Day. For more information on fishing in Ontario, click here.