MNR answers to common and not so common questions

Got a question for the MNR? Need some clarification of rules/regulations. Here we post specific questions and answers from the people tasked with enforcing those regulations.

Want to ask a new question? Post it to the message board in the MNR answers section locatedĀ here.

Recent Postings

Drinking in the Ice Shack

Question:

With all of the talk about drinking on the ice I would like to know what the real answer. To my understanding the hut needs to fit the requiements of a residence, ie sleeping and cooking facilities. But why the cooking facilities? Are you not allowed to pack a lunch? or have a bunch of sandwiches? Am I not allowed to use a fire to cook my food? It seems to me all that should be requried is a place to “sleep it off”. If cooking facilities are really required and a fire is not considered that, what about in summer when outdoorsmen are out in the bush in only a tent and a fire to cook with, are they consuming alchol illegally? Don’t get me wrong I understand the bigger picture is to prevent impaired driving and I am all for that, just want to make sure my practices are legal.

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No Fishing sign clarification

Question:

In regards to the no fishing signs just up river of Edward st, on the neebing river. Can someone stand below the no fishing signs, but cast up into the No fishing area? I did witness a guy standing below the signs (legal) but cast right up to the weir, legal or not? Also, the floodway below Edward, I did not see any no fishing signs below it, is it legal to fish there or not?

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Moose and bows

Question:

I understand that you need an archery adult tag for archery season. And u can hunt calf in archery season if no adult tag for any season. I also believe that if your adult tag in archery season is not filled it can be used on a calf in gun season. Now if say i had a bull tag in wmu 13 for gun season can I legally take that bull during gun season with my bow or is it strictly gun only.

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Rabbit Snares

Question:

Does someone with a valid hunting license/small game license need a trappers license to snare snowshoes? If not then is it illegal to use stainless steel snare wire? I’ve been told by someone that this is the case. Are they correct? Thanks in advance.

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dogs running loose

Question:

I live in Oliver Paipoonge and have a problem with dogs running onto my lot just about every day. They seem to be chasing rabbits, as well as deer.Talked to one neighbor about his two dogs, he says they have been running the area before I got here so that’s the way it is. What can I do about this?
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Non-Resident, Relative Moose Hunting in WMU 13

Question

I hunt in WMU 13 and I have been applying for a Bull Moose tag as part of a group for 3 years now. If everything works out, this upcoming season (2014) should see me getting the Bull Moose tag. I have been speaking with my family that lives in BC and if I indeed get the tag they would be interested in coming out and hunting with me (I grew up hunting with my family out in BC but obviously since moving to ON, this becomes much more difficult coordinating hunting trips and much more costly. With me having the Bull tag, it will allow for more opportunity in planning a trip that works for everyone vs coordinating with the tag holder). I have reviewed the regulations and I am certain that my father would be allowed to hunt with me; however, would my brother-in-laws be allowed to hunt with me as a family member falling under the sibling definition? read more…

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