The Game birds found in Southern Ontario are many and varied, and include the Canada Goose, Snow Goose, various Duck species, Woodcock, Snipe, Moorhen and the Wild Turkey.

All persons wishing to hunt wild game birds, must have both a Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit, a Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, as well as an Ontario License to hunt small game. Hunting season is in the Autumn and many Canadians are avid hunters.

The following are migratory game bird species that may be hunted in Ontario during the open season - Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), Geese, including Snow Geese and Brant, Rails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), American Coots, Common Snipe, Common Moorhens and Woodcock.

Below are the Birds featured on this site.

Canada Goose

Mallard Duck




Snow Goose

Wild Turkey


Wild Turkey pheasant Canada goose and mallard duck

Game Birds Info ...

Ministry of Agriculture & Food - info about Game Birds

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