Ontario ban cancels hunting season for wolves and coyotes

September 16, 2016 — The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters says the province is letting emotion trump sound science when it comes to wildlife management.

Yesterday was supposed to mark the opening of wolf and coyote hunting seasons in several regions, but a decision was announced banning the hunt.

Effective immediately, hunting and trapping of wolves and coyotes has been banned in 40 townships from Anstruther to Minden to Killarney and a number of areas in between.

The OFAH says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry made a quick decision without sufficient time to adequately consider the thousands of public submissions received.