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Hunting Permits

Osprey_Wetlands_3.jpgThe NVCA issues hunting permits for NVCA-owned portions of the Minesing and Osprey wetlands.

Applicants must have a valid Outdoors Card. Permits are $50 for individuals living or owning property within the NVCA watershed, and $95 for all others. Click here for a map of the NVCA watershed.

You can submit your hunting permit form, found below, either online (click submit button at the bottom of the form) or via mail, fax or visiting the NVCA offices.  Please note you will require both an Ontario Outdoors Card and an OFAH membership to apply for a hunting pass.

Hunting Permit.pdf

If you require the form in a different format, please contact us at 705-424-1479 or admin@nvca.on.ca.

Please allow up to 2 weeks to process your application and to receive your permit by mail. If you require a permit immediately, please apply in person at our office at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation.

Only 100 hunting permits are issued each year.

Fees from hunting permits go towards wildlife habitat enhancement and enforcement during active hunting seasons.


 FAQs - Hunting on NVCA Lands

Do I need a permit to hunt on NVCA land?

Yes, you must purchase an annual hunting pass. Call the NVCA at 705-424-1479 or see above for more information.​

Why do I need an OFAH membership to get a hunting pass?

​We require an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) membership for insurance purposes.

As a member of OFAH you are entitled to utilize a $3,000,000 public liability insurance policy.

Where am I allowed to hunt on NVCA lands?

You are allowed to hunt in the Minesing Wetlands and the Osprey Wetlands. Contact the NVCA office for copies of the hunting maps for both areas.

Are there any specific rules for hunting on NVCA lands?

Yes.

  • You need to follow all the MNRF Regulations, and general good hunting practices.
  • You may not construct hunt camps or stands. (Temporary stands, up-and-down in one day are allowed.)
  • You may not use ATVs or other motorized land vehicles.
  • Wear bright orange when appropriate.

All hunting activities should be conducted as per the Conservation Authorities Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulations 127, Conservation Areas, Nottawasaga Valley; Ontario Hunting Regulations; and other appropriate Regulations. Violations of Regulations, including any future hunting convictions, may result in permission to hunt on NVCA lands being withdrawn.​

Can I hunt on NVCA lands on Sunday?

​At this time, hunting with a firearm is NOT permitted on Sundays in either the Minesing or Osprey wetlands. 

What am I permitted to hunt with on NVCA lands?

​Shot guns (for deer and turkey) and bow-hunting are allowed. Rifles are not permitted. All MNRF hunting rules and regulations also apply.

Where can I find out about what is in season and other hunting rules and regulations?

Hunting is regulated by the Ontario Government.  You can find hunting rules, regulations and other information at https://www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/hunting

Can I camp overnight when I am hunting?

​No overnight camping is permitted on NVCA lands.  Make sure you give yourself enough time to get back out before the end of day.

Can I put up a tree stand?

Only temporary (up-and-down the same day) tree stands are permitted.  Tree stands must come down before you finish for the day.

Can I use a motorized boat and/or ATV?

​You can use a motorized boat/canoe on NVCA lands. Small horsepower engines are strongly recommended as shallow rivers and log jams pose a risk to larger motors.

There is absolutely no access for wheeled vehicles like ATVs, dirt bikes, etc.

Where can I walk in to hunt? Do I need a canoe in Minesing/Osprey?

​Minesing Wetlands has six walk-in access points. Note that the access to Willow Creek at George Johnston Rd. requires a boat. 

All access points in the Osprey Wetlands are walk-in.

Please consult the map provided with your hunting pass or contact the NVCA office with any questions.