Province freezes hunting licence increases

A new provincial measure aims to make life more affordable for hunters.

The provincial government is putting a stop to hunting licence increases and is removing the $2 service fee, which is expected to put $1.6 million back in peoples’ pockets.

Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett, the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources, says the hunting industry contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the economy.

Barrett says hunters are some of the best stewards of the land and water and government wants to make it easier for them to enjoy the world class natural resources in his riding.

The government has also updated hunting regulations including 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.

(Photo: Toby Barrett@TobyBarrettHN/Twitter)

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