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Here's some good news for local hunters

The government is freezing hunting fee increases and removing $2 service fee
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The provincial government has announced that they are freezing hunting fee increases for all Ontario residents. They are also removing the $2 service fee.

Natural Resources Minister John Yakabuski stated in a release that the move will make life in Ontario's outdoors more accessible and affordable.

The PC government says this is anticipated to put $1.6 million back into the pockets of Ontarians.

In addition to halting increases, the government has also updated hunting regulations to simplify regulatory processes for hunters.

These changes include a new licence summary that can be stored on a mobile device or printed at home, 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 Minister 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.