Hunting

Hunting

When the weather cools and the trees change colour, it’s time to go on the hunt.  Lake of the Woods has an abundance of wild game such as Whitetail Deer, Black Bears and a variety of species of Ducks.  

Seasons - 2019

Seasons for Non-Resident Guests

Duck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 10 – December 24
Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 5 – November 15
Fall Bear Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 3 – November 30

Duck –                Sept 10 – Dec 24
Deer –                   Oct 5 – Nov 15
Fall Bear Hunt –     Sept 3 – Nov 3

Licenses

Under the current Ontario licensing system, everyone is required to have an Outdoors Card along with their license.  Outdoors Cards can be purchased at the resort or can be bought online in advance at ontario.ca/outdoorscard .

You must bring with you proof of hunting experience.  This can be in the form of…

  • An Ontario Hunting/Fishing Outdoors Card
  • An old or current resident hunting license from your home state or province
  • An old Ontario hunting license

DO NOT FORGET YOUR CURRENT OR EXPIRED OUTDOORS CARD IF YOU HAVE ONE

Outdoors Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.68
Small Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $128.84
Deer or Bear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$255.17

Outdoors Card –            $9.68
Small Game –            $128.84
Deer or Bear –           $255.17

Equipment

Hunter orange garments and headcovers are required to be worn at all times while hunting large game and must cover 400 square inches above the waist.  It is not required while hunting for migratory game birds.

Waterproof hunting apparel is recommended and remember to dress in layers as the weather can be unpredictable.

If you do not have a Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), then you will need to declare your firearms in writing to a customs officer at the point of entry to Canada using a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (Form RCMP 5589).  You can download the declaration forms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.  You may fill them out ahead of time but DO NOT SIGN THEM UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMS OFFICER.  A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25 and acts as a license for the owner for 60 days.

You may bring 200 rounds of ammunition across the border duty free.

Guests wishing to hunt in Canada MUST bring their own firearm.  For a comprehensive description of the laws and regulations regarding crossing the border with firearms and ammunition, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website page for Importing and Exporting a Firearm or Weapon.

Hunting

When the weather cools and the trees change colour, it’s time to go on the hunt.  Lake of the Woods has an abundance of wild game such as Whitetail Deer, Black Bears and a variety of species of Ducks.  

Seasons - 2019

Seasons for Non-Resident Guests

Duck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 10 – December 24
Deer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 5 – November 15
Fall Bear Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 3 – November 30

Duck –       September 10 – December 24
Deer –       October 5 – November 15
Fall Bear Hunt – September 3 – November 3

Licenses

Under the current Ontario licensing system, everyone is required to have an Outdoors Card along with their license.  Outdoors Cards can be purchased at the resort or can be bought online in advance at ontario.ca/outdoorscard .

You must bring with you proof of hunting experience.  This can be in the form of…

  • An Ontario Hunting/Fishing Outdoors Card
  • An old or current resident hunting license from your home state or province
  • An old Ontario hunting license

DO NOT FORGET YOUR CURRENT OR EXPIRED OUTDOORS CARD IF YOU HAVE ONE

Outdoors Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9.68
Small Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $128.84
Deer or Bear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$255.17

Outdoors Card –            $9.68
Small Game –            $128.84
Deer or Bear –           $255.17

Equipment

Hunter orange garments and headcovers are required to be worn at all times while hunting large game and must cover 400 square inches above the waist.  It is not required while hunting for migratory game birds.

Waterproof hunting apparel is recommended and remember to dress in layers as the weather can be unpredictable.

If you do not have a Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), then you will need to declare your firearms in writing to a customs officer at the point of entry to Canada using a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (Form RCMP 5589).  You can download the declaration forms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.  You may fill them out ahead of time but DO NOT SIGN THEM UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMS OFFICER.  A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25 and acts as a license for the owner for 60 days.

You may bring 200 rounds of ammunition across the border duty free.

Guests wishing to hunt in Canada MUST bring their own firearm.  For a comprehensive description of the laws and regulations regarding crossing the border with firearms and ammunition, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website page for Importing and Exporting a Firearm or Weapon.

Equipment

Hunter orange garments and headcovers are required to be worn at all times while hunting large game and must cover 400 square inches above the waist.  It is not required while hunting for migratory game birds.

Waterproof hunting apparel is recommended and remember to dress in layers as the weather can be unpredictable.

If you do not have a Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL), then you will need to declare your firearms in writing to a customs officer at the point of entry to Canada using a Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (Form RCMP 5589).  You can download the declaration forms from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.  You may fill them out ahead of time but DO NOT SIGN THEM UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A CUSTOMS OFFICER.  A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25 and acts as a license for the owner for 60 days.

You may bring 200 rounds of ammunition across the border duty free.

Guests wishing to hunt in Canada MUST bring their own firearm.  For a comprehensive description of the laws and regulations regarding crossing the border with firearms and ammunition, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website page for Importing and Exporting a Firearm or Weapon.

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