Hunt­ing li­cence fee freeze

The Sudbury Star - - NEWS -

The pro­vin­cial govern­ment says it is mak­ing life more af­ford­able by putting a stop to hunt­ing li­cence fee in­creases for all On­tario res­i­dents and re­mov­ing the $2 ser­vice fee. “We’re mak­ing it eas­ier for On­tar­i­ans to en­joy the great out­doors by keep­ing hunt­ing li­cences af­ford­able,” John Yak­abuski, min­is­ter of nat­u­ral re­sources and forestry, said. “This year, there will be no price hike and no ser­vice fee. This will put ap­prox­i­mately $1.6 mil­lion back into the pock­ets of the hard-work­ing peo­ple of On­tario.” In ad­di­tion to freez­ing fees, the govern­ment has up­dated hunt­ing reg­u­la­tions to make things bet­ter for hunters across the prov­ince. 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, ”Yak­abuski added. “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, visit on­­ing. The govern­ment also re­cently froze fish­ing li­cence fees and added two new li­cence-free fish­ing events on the week­ends of Mother’s Day and Fa­ther’s Day. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit on­­ing.

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