No delays with Outdoors Cards: MNRF

by Editorial Staff | October 6, 2020
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The pandemic has not caused any delays to the production and distribution of Outdoors Cards, a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) spokesperson confirmed.

“We have committed to clients that they will receive their card, once purchased, in approximately 20 days, and we are hitting that target most of the time,” MNRF communication specialist Jolanta Kowalski stated via email.

Clients can use their Licence Summary (it will show they have a valid Outdoors Card) until they receive their plastic card in the mail, she added.

Renewals begin in December

The Outdoors Card renewal period starts on the first Tuesday in December every year. This year, it begins Dec. 1.

Outdoors Cards are available online at the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service, by automated telephone (1-800-288-1155), or at a participating Service Ontario or fish and wild licence issuer locations.

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  1. Ron wrote: I read with great questions about the wonderful ideas that are proposed to the boating regulations and of course the increase in fees. I am put in mind of the implementations of the fishing license program. " the fishing license will be only $6.00 and never be more than $6.00.All monies collected will be used for fish habitat improvements. It looks like another cash grab yet again
  2. STEVEN R LYMAN wrote: I received confirmation by PDF on license summary and receipt that my outdoor card was paid for but have not received a card to carry. Will a card be mailed or is there another procedure? Thank you for your time
    • Alesha Howran wrote: Thank you for reaching out, however Ontario OUT of DOORS is a fishing, hunting, and outdoors magazine and not a government body. If you have a question about your Ontario Outdoors Card and licencing, you can reach out to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry via telephone 1-800-667-1940 or email using