The Guide for the Modern Southern Ontario Hunter
Wellington County, ON - This time of year brings outdoor enthusiast into the area
including those who like to hunt. For those, we bring you this small list of "Hunt-Etiquette"
- 1. For every weapon there are specific acquisition and possession codes. Always
follow these codes for the weapon you carry.
- 2. Be sure of your game, your zone and your date. Always follow the Ministry of
Natural Resources guidelines to what, where and when certain animals can be taken
and always ensure you have properly registered for tags and/or licences and are
following those rules.
- 3. Always have permission to access property. One of the biggest complaints against
hunters is trespassing. Never hunt in an area where you don't have permission; multiple
hunting parties and unknown terrain can be deadly. If you do find yourself entering
private property to track a wounded animal do whatever you can to make it known
to anyone else your intent.
- 4. If you are in charge of a property, be courteous to you neighbours and inform
them of the hunting activities. This will prevent any surprises or calls to police.
- 5. Always, always, always be aware of what's behind your target and shoot in a safe
direction. It's not uncommon for police to receive reports of stray bullets that
have the potential to kill. Please, before you pull the trigger or release the bow,
know where your shot could end up. Also know that you will be held responsible for
every shot you take, right down to the smallest pellet.
- 6. Have a start and finish time and location, which follows regulations, and let
someone know. This way if you fall into trouble a search can be quickly started.
- 7. Have a backup plan. This includes methods of removing game or dealing with an
This is just a small list of thing hunters can do to ensure their hunting season
is a safe and prosperous one.
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