Big game, including deer, may only be hunted with a
firearm (this includes bows). When hunting deer you may use or carry
only a firearm of the type permitted for hunting deer during an
archery only season, you may use or carry only archery equipment.
You may not carry a rifle or shotgun for hunting other game species.
However, when hunting deer during a rifle/shotgun season you may
also carry a rifle or shotgun for small game (in addition to your
firearm that meets the specifications to hunt deer) because it is
the same type of firearms.
The following cannot be used for
Note: It is illegal to hunt deer while they are
- A rim-fire rifle
- A shotgun smaller than 20 gauge when loaded with shot
- A shotgun loaded with shot smaller than SG or No.1
Contact the Canadian Firearms Centre at
1-800-731-4000 or http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/ for
more information about the requirements for firearms ownership, and
The object of the hunter orange regulation is to
maximize hunter safety without negatively impacting hunting success.
Under this regulation, ALL LICENSED HUNTERS, INCLUDING ARCHERY
HUNTERS hunting during the gun season for deer and moose, are
required to wear hunter orange.
As well, ALL BLACK BEAR HUNTERS
hunting during black bear season are required to wear hunter orange
except when in a tree stand. (this exception is in place because,
unlike deer and moose, black bear have colour
A HUNTER ORANGE GARMENT
AND HEAD COVER MUST BE WORN.
For further information on the hunting
regulations in Ontario visit the we site at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/MNR/pubs/pubmenu.html