OFA provides comments regarding the proposal to establish new fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 60, 63, 69, 70, 74, 75 and 86. OFA supports this proposal as high populations of wild turkeys have negative consequences. Many farmers incur significant losses due to turkeys feeding on growing and stored crops. Facilitating more opportunities for hunting wild turkeys should help to reduce growing and stored crop losses. Criteria outlined in Ontario’s Wild Turkey Management Plan and data from mandatory hunter reporting indicate the proposed wildlife management units boast robust wild turkey populations and can support a fall wild turkey hunting season.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA submission regarding new fall wild turkey hunting season
Updated: December 22, 2021