Hunters interested in going after ducks, geese and other game birds can now get their papers for the upcoming open seasons. The federal government is now letting hunters purchase Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits, which will be valid until June 30th of next year.
A permit costs $17 total, including $8.50 that goes towards a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp on the permit that you need in order to legally hunt with it.
There’s also a new “Youth Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit” that people under 18 years old can get for free, so they can hunt with an adult mentor.
Mentors need to have their own permit, and you can only mentor one youth hunter at a time if you’re planning to stay in Ontario. You can buy physical permits at some Canada Post locations and hunting supply stores, or get a digital permit online. Youth permits are only available digitally. To learn more, purchase your permits online, or see a list of places you can buy a physical permit, visit the Government of Canada’s website here.