Requests from American anglers and hunters seeking refunds or extensions for purchased hunting and fishing licences are on the rise.
The Ministry of Natural resources and Forestry (MNRF) does not normally deal with many of these requests, but the Canada-US border closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more common.
“Refunds for fishing and hunting licences are provided in limited, specific circumstances. Each request is reviewed individually based on the situation,” said MNRF Assistant Media Relations Officer Maimoona Dinani. “We do not offer licence extensions.”
Dinani advised those seeking refunds or extensions of purchased hunting or fishing licenses to email NRISC@ontario.ca so that staff can evaluate the request.