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CF1 card

Ask a CO: Is the CF1 an acceptable substitute identification card for veterans to fish free in Ontario?

by Editorial Staff | January 27, 2023

This reader asks if the CF1 is a suitable form of veteran identification, allowing them to fish free in Ontario.

Whitetail Buck

Ask a CO: If a buck sheds its antlers in mid-to-late December, is it considered antlerless?

by Editorial Staff | January 3, 2023

This reader asks for clarification as to how antlered deer versus antlerless deer are classified in December.

Encased Crossbow

Ask a CO: do crossbows need to be encased, uncocked, and unloaded in the field before and after legal shooting times?

by Editorial Staff | December 15, 2022

This reader enlists the knowledge of Conservation Officers to question when crossbows need to be encased in the woods.

a snowy doe deer

Ask a CO: If I don’t fill a doe tag during rifle season, can I still use it later during bow season?

by Editorial Staff | November 23, 2022

“If I don’t fill a doe tag during rifle season, can I still use it later in the same WMU during the bow season?”

Ask a CO: What is the minimum info an angler or hunter must legally provide a Conservation Officer?

by Editorial Staff | November 8, 2022

This reader asks what hunting and fishing information is required when interacting with a Conservation Officer.

bowhunter approaching downed whitetail buck

Ask a CO: Am I permitted to keep an arrow in my quiver for small game during bows-only deer season?

by Editorial Staff | October 19, 2022

Am I permitted to keep arrows in my quiver with a small-game point during bows-only deer season? I don’t want to waste a broadhead.

A Moose Cow And Calf

Ask a CO: What are the penalties if a misidentified moose is shot?

by Editorial Staff | October 11, 2022

This reader’s Ask A CO question asks: what are the penalties if a misidentified moose is shot? Specifically, calves and yearlings?

bull moose bellowing in the bush

Ask a CO: Can I group hunt moose without a tag myself?

by Editorial Staff | October 4, 2022

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.

men riding ATV and dirt bike down a hill

Ask a CO: Do I need to wear a blaze orange helmet while riding an ATV during hunting season?

by Editorial Staff | September 9, 2022

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.