All hunters in Ontario, both Ontario residents and non residents must have the hunting version of the outdoors card before they can purchase a hunting licence or  licence tag.

NON Residents hunting Moose

A non-resident who wishes to hunt moose in Ontario must have valid hunting accreditation and be a registered guest and actually accommodated at a tourist establishment. The outfitter must apply for and receive, on the non-resident’s behalf, a validation tag to hunt moose. Read the current fish and hunting regulation for more information.

Non Residents hunting Black Bear

The rules are slightly different from that of hunting moose. A non-resident who wishes to hunt a black bear in Ontario must have a Non-Resident Black Bear Hunting Licence Validation Certificate (white copy) to validate their non-resident black bear hunting licence. This certificate can be obtained from a bear operator (operator of a tourist establishment, guide or air carrier) licensed in Ontario to provide black bear hunting services to non residents. (some exceptions apply, read the current hunting regulation)

More up to date and detailed informatiopn can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry website. The MNRF regulates and enforce fishing and hunting in Ontario.


It is illegal to apply for or to purchase or possess more than one licence tag for moose, elk, deer or black bear.

Hunting version outdoors card holders may qualify for instant small game hunting and fishing privileges.

If you wish to hunt, you must have a licence valid for the species or group of species you are hunting, and you must carry your Outdoors Card, the licence tag, any validation tags and any game seals with you while hunting. (Validation tags and game seals are considered to be part of the licence.) Licence validity or expiry dates do not indicate open season dates. You must show the Outdoors Card and licence to a conservation officer if asked to do so.


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