Fishing and Hunting Licences

Fishing and hunting regulations and guidelines can be found on the Ministry of Natural Resources website. The Ministry hosts Fish ON-Line, a useful tool that provides detailed information on each waterbody in Ontario by Fisheries Management Zone) Frontenac County is Zone 18).

Twice a year Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a fishing licence, during:

  • Family Fishing Weekend in February
  • Family Fishing Week in July 

Per the Ministry website, fishing licences are available for purchase at the following locations within South Frontenac:

  • Atkinson Home Hardware, 5276 Hinchinbrooke Rd, Hartington (613) 372-2838
  • Asselstine Hardware, 6826 Road 38, Verona (613) 374-3400

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Hunting Basics

To hunt in Ontario, you must:

  1. be at least 16 years old (or 15 with written parental consent)
  2. take the Ontario Hunter Education Course (or have recognized hunter credentials)
  3. take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (to use a gun to hunt)
  4. get a hunting version Outdoors Card
  •  H1 Class: qualified to hunt using a gun
  • H2 Class: not qualified to hunt using a gun

  5.  get all required tags and seals for the game you wish to hunt

You must carry both the hunting version Outdoors Card and licence tag whenever you hunt and follow all hunting rules in Ontario Hunting Regulation Summary.


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