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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Manages and regulates outdoors cards, hunting and fishing in Ontario 
  • Offers environmental and natural resources maps 
  • Protects animals, plants, land, water, forests and other ecosystems  
  • Manages Crown land, including renewable energy projects, planning, work permits, buying and renting and camping on Crown land 
  • Administers the Bearwise reporting line between Apr 1 and Nov 30 (between Dec 1 and Mar 31: report bear problems to the District office) 
  • Provides advice on wild birds and animals in distress and takes complaints about poaching, fishing violations, etc. 
  • Does not deal with the coyote problem, nuisance animals and will not provide animal control services
 
Natural Resources Violations – MNRF TIPS 
  • Accepts reports of illegal activity against Ontario’s fish and wildlife, species at risk, shore lands, forests, provincial parks and conservation reserves, petroleum, aggregate resources and Crown lands
 
Operates a Field Office at 108 Saturn Ave in Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0 Ph: 807-597-6971, Fax: 807-597-6185
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
MNRF TIPS Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Atikokan ; Fort Frances ; Rainy River District
Eligibility
  • Licences and outdoors cards are required for fishing and hunting 
  • A licence and outdoors card for fishing are not required for individuals under 18 years of age or over 65 years of age 
  • To be eligible to hunt, an individual must be 16 years of age, or 15 with written parental consent
Application
  • No walk-in service; call to make an appointment 
  • Hunting and fishing licences as well as outdoors cards can be purchased, renewed, or replaced online, at a Service Ontario location, or at a licence issuer
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-5337
Toll Free Phone 1-800-667-1940 
Bear Wise 1-866-514-2327 
Invasive Species 1-800-563-7711 
Natural Resources Violations MNRF TIPS 1-877-847-7667
TTY Phone 1-866-686-6072
Fax 807-274-5553 
807-274-4438
Website www.ontario.ca/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 922 Scott St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1J4
 
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Intersection Scott St and Reid Ave
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial