Posts Tagged ‘OFAH’

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Public help sought for wild pigs

The Invading Species Awareness Program (ISAP) is asking the public to join the effort to detect wild pigs throughout the province.

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Why wild pigs should NOT be hunted in Ontario

Prohibiting the hunting of wild pigs may seem counterintuitive, but it’s an important step in the effort to tackle this threat.

white-tailed deer in forest
Big Game
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Deer EHD outbreak confirmed

Samples taken from deer found dead in the Kingston area have tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), officials confirmed.

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OFAH report examines hunting firearms

What firearms are reasonable for hunting is the focus of a report released today by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).

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Lakers spawning in Lake Erie after 60 years

The discovery of wild lake trout fry in mid-May by New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was confirmed in a press release.

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Genetic mussel solution examined

Two separate initiatives are examining methods of genetic control, which would target a specific invasive mussel species.

Chris Yates of Chatsworth and Pumpkinseed record
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Pumpkinseed record confirmed

Ontario has a new pumpkinseed record at 10.8 inches long and with a 12-inch girth, DNA testing that began in 2018 has confirmed.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway
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Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

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New ballast-water regulations applauded

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.