Outdoors Card

Buy an Ontario Licence, Renew or Replace Your Outdoors Card, Enter a Big Game Draw

From this page you can get your first fishing Outdoors Card, renew your hunting or fishing Outdoors Card, buy your Ontario fishing or hunting licence tags, and (during annual application periods) enter big game draws. We offer online services, automated telephone services at 1-800-288-1155 and over the counter services at participating ServiceOntario centres and licence issuers. Read about these options in the tabs below.
 

 

 

Renew Your Outdoors Card and Buy Licence Tags

 

First Outdoors Card

 

First Outdoors Card

 

Which Card is Right For You?
Activity Card Licence Tag
Fish Only Fishing Fishing
Hunt Only Hunting Hunting
Fish and Hunt Hunting Fishing and Hunting

You need an Outdoors Card before you can buy licence tags to fish or hunt in Ontario.

 

There are two types of Outdoors Cards. If you want to fish only you'll need a fishing-version Outdoors Card; if you want to hunt only you'll need a hunting-version Outdoors Card. If you want to both fish and hunt you'll need a hunting-version Outdoors Card. In all cases you will need to purchase licence tags for the fish or game you wish to pursue, and carry them with your Outdoors Card. 

 

FISHING

In order to get your first fishing-version Outdoors Card, you'll need to have the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your mailing and residential address
  • Your height and eye colour

HUNTING

In order to get your first hunting-version Outdoors Card (available at participating ServiceOntario centres ONLY) you'll need all of the information listed above, as well as proof that you are eligible to hunt in Ontario. Applicants under the age of 16 will also need to complete a consent form.

 

If you're an Ontario resident, you'll need one of the following to prove you are eligible to hunt:

  • an Ontario Hunter Education Exam Certificate/Report issued to you after January 1, 1968  (If applying for a Class H1 Outdoors Card, proof of passing the Canadian Firearms Safety Course is also needed if the Ontario Hunter Education Exam Report was issued after January 1, 2006.)
  • an Ontario resident's hunting licence or hunting licence verification certificate which must have been issued to you after January 1, 1968 and before January 1, 2006.

 

From Outside Ontario?

 

If you're from outside Ontario, you'll need one of the following:

  • An Ontario non-resident's hunting licence issued after January 1, 1968 and before January 1, 2009.
  • A hunting licence issued to you by a designated authority in any jurisdiction as a resident of that jurisdiction after January 1, 1968.
  • An Ontario Hunter Examination Certificate/Report issued to you after January 1, 1968.
  • An Ontario Hunting Licence Verification Certificate showing that you were issued an Ontario licence to hunt, or passed the Hunting Licence Examination.
  • A certificate, issued to you after January 1, 1968, by a designated authority in any jurisdiction, giving you permission to purchase a hunting licence in that jurisdiction. 

Note that you cannot get your first hunting Outdoors Card online.  Ontario residents must get their first hunting Outdoors Card at a ServiceOntario office.  Non-residents of Ontario can get their first Outdoors Card at a ServiceOntario office or at a private licence issuer.

 

How to get your first Outdoors Card 

 

 

Buying Online 24 Hours A Day

 

If you're going to buy a fishing licence tag online at the same time you buy your fishing Outdoors Card you'll need to print these temporary documents and carry them with you until you receive your permanent card in the mail; you can use these temporary documents immediately. Before you buy, you'll be asked to test your printer. If you have trouble printing the test page, please call the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011.

 

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Buying In Person

 

When you purchase a first fishing or hunting Outdoors Card in person, you will immediately receive a temporary Outdoors Card and/or licence printed on durable stock. Please do not laminate your licence. The heat from this process will make your licence unreadable.

 

Ready to Buy in Person?

 

Find out where you can buy your first Outdoors Card in Person

 

 

Renew or Replace

 Outdoors Cards showing 2013 expiry date

The "13" circled on these Outdoors Cards indicates that they expired on December 31, 2013.  



Renew Your Outdoors Card
 

 
Which Card is Right For You?
Activity Card Licence Tag
Fish Only Fishing Fishing
Hunt Only Hunting Hunting
Fish and Hunt Hunting Fishing and Hunting

You need an Outdoors Card in order to buy licence tags to fish or hunt in Ontario. 


If you have never had an Ontario Outdoors Card before, go to the button at the top left labelled "First Outdoors Card".

 

If you already have an Outdoors Card you'll need to have the following information on-hand when you renew:
  • Your Outdoors Card number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your postal or zip code last on file

 

How to renew or replace your Outdoors Card

 

Renew Online 24 Hours A Day

 

If you're going to buy a fishing licence tag online at the same time you buy your Outdoors Card you'll need to print these documents and carry them with you until you receive your permanent card in the mail; you can use these temporary documents immediately. Before you buy, you'll be asked to test your printer. If you have trouble printing the test page, please call the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011.

 

 

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Renew By Phone

 

Ontario Residents can renew by phone using our automated telephone licensing line. Call toll-free at 1-800-288-1155.

 

Renew In Person

 

When you buy in person, you will immediately receive a temporary licence and/or Outdoors Card printed on durable weatherproof stock. Please do not laminate your licence. The heat from this process will make your licence unreadable.

 

Ready to Renew In Person?

 

Find out where you can renew your Outdoors Card in Person

 

 

Fishing

 

Fishing Licences

 

 

You must have an Outdoors Card and fishing licence tag to fish in Ontario, unless you're buying a one-day licence only.

 

Which Tag is Right For You?
Licence Tag Fishing Style
Sport Full limits
Conservation Reduced limits

There are different types of fishing licence tags available in Ontario.  The type you select will be based on the number of fish you wish to keep, the number of days you wish to fish in Ontario, and your residency status.

 

In order to get your fishing licence tag you'll need the following:

  • Your Outdoors Card number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your postal or zip code last on file

Ways you can get your fishing licence tag if you're:

 

Buying Online

 

You must print your e-licence and carry the e-licence with your Outdoors Card while you fish. (A PDF is available and must be saved at the time of purchase for printing a replacement e-licence if required.)

 

Ontario residents buying online

 

If you're going to buy a fishing licence tag online at the same time you buy your Outdoors Card you'll need to print these documents and carry them with you until you receive your permanent card in the mail; you can use these temporary documents immediately. Fishing e-licences purchased in a separate online transaction must be printed to carry with you. You will not be receiving a licence in the mail.

 

Canadians and non-residents buying online

 

Print your fishing licence tag and carry it with you; you will not be receiving a licence tag in the mail.

 

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Buying In Person

 

When you purchase in person, you will immediately receive a temporary licence and/or Outdoors Card printed on durable stock. Please do not laminate your licence. The heat from this process will make your licence unreadable.

 

Ready to Buy In Person?

 

Find out where you can buy fishing licence tags in person.

 

 

Hunting

 

Hunting Licences


 

 

You must have a hunting version Outdoors Card and hunting licence tag(s) to hunt in Ontario.

 

In order to buy a hunting licence tag you'll need the following:

  • Your Outdoors Card number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your postal or zip code last on file

 

Refer to these charts to see how you can get Ontario hunting licence tags if:

NOTE ABOUT EXPIRED OUTDOORS CARDS: If your hunting-version Outdoors Card has expired you can renew it while making your licence tag purchase. Simply add the Outdoors Card renewal to your cart and continue shopping to select any licence tags you wish to purchase.  

 

Buy Online 24 Hours A Day  

 

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Small Game Licence Tag

 

You can purchase your small game licence tag when you buy or renew your hunting Outdoors Card, or you can purchase it separately.  Cost of a small game licence tag is $24.59 for residents and $118.11 for non-residents.

 

If you buy a small game licence tag at the same time as you buy your Outdoors Card, you will need to print these documents and carry them with you when small game hunting until you receive your plastic Outdoors Card in the mail.

 

If you already have a valid Outdoors Card, an "instant use" small game licence tag is also available for purchase. Print this document and carry it with your Outdoors Card when you are small game hunting. You will not receive a licence tag in the mail when you purchase an "instant use" small game licence tag. 
 

 

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Deer and Moose Licence Tags

 

Ontario resident deer hunters must purchase their deer licence tag before entering the antlerless deer draw. Ontario resident moose hunters must purchase their moose licence tag before entering the moose draw. If you wish to purchase your licence tag and enter the draw in one transaction, refer to the Big Game Draws tab, above right.
 

If you wish to purchase your deer or moose licence tag only, you can do this by using the START NOW button below. (Deer licence tags go on sale on March 1; moose licence tags go on sale April 22.) If you purchase your deer or moose licence tag and later decide that you would like to enter the draw, you can do so up until the draw deadline online or at any local issuer or ServiceOntario centre that offers MNR services.
 

Hunters who enter the controlled deer hunt draw can wait until they know they are successful in the draw before buying their deer licence tag.  But remember: if you are successful in the draw you must purchase a deer licence tag in order to participate in the controlled deer hunt. To purchase a deer licence tag only after March 1, use the START NOW button below.
 

When you complete your transaction you have the option to print a copy of your receipt. Please note, whether or not you enter the draw, your deer or moose licence tag will be mailed to you after the draw is run. You should receive your licence some time in late August or early September. If you have not received your licence within one week of the start of the hunt, please contact the Outdoors Card Centre at 1-800-387-7011.
 

 
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Additional Deer Seals
 

Additional Deer Seals go on sale starting July 16. For information on quotas and the application process, refer to this brochure (PDF, 270 kb)  

 

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Black Bear Second Game Seals

 

Black Bear Second Game Seals are available from participating ServiceOntario locations starting August 1.

 

 

Get more information on Black Bear Second Game Seals

 

Big Game Draws


BIG GAME DRAW ENTRY 

 

deer

Ontario residents can apply to big game draws online, by telephone at 1-800-288-1155, at participating ServiceOntario centres and participating licence issuers. Continue below if you would like to apply online.

NOTE ABOUT EXPIRED OUTDOORS CARDS:
If your hunting-version Outdoors Card has expired you can renew it while making your licence tag purchase or entering a big game draw. Simply add the Outdoors Card renewal to your cart and continue shopping.

 

Periods during which applications to big game draws will be accepted:

 

Antlerless Deer Draw: March 1 - June 30, 2014

Moose Draw:  April 22 - June 2, 2014

Elk Draw:  May 1 - June 10, 2014

Controlled Deer Hunt Draw:  August 1 - September 2, 2014

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Antlerless Deer Draw

 

Entries to the antlerless deer draw are accepted from March 1 to June 30, 2014. Only Ontario residents can enter this draw.

NEED HELP?
1-800-387-7011
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Before you can enter you will need a valid hunting-version Outdoors Card and a deer licence tag. You can renew an expired Outdoors Card and purchase your deer licence tag as part of the draw entry process. The cost of a resident deer licence tag is $47.30; there is no cost to enter the draw. If you already have a licence tag, you can enter the draw separately online, at a participating ServiceOntario counter or at a participating licence issuer.

 

TIP: View the worksheet before entering online. (This worksheet will open in a new window.)

 

To use our online services you will need:

  • Your Outdoors Card number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your postal code last on file
  • Your first choice WMU
  • Your second choice (if you have one) WMU

Purchase your deer licence tag and enter the antlerless draw at the same time

 

If you are going to buy your deer licence tag and enter the antlerless deer draw online in one transaction, you'll be able to save and print out the confirmation receipts for your licence tag and draw entry. Before you buy your licence tag and enter the draw, you'll be asked to test your printer.

 

To enter the draw, select the START NOW button below. When you enter that you are an Ontario resident and provide a valid Outdoors Card, you will be prompted to "Continue your licence purchase". You will then be asked to confirm personal information on file. If you have already purchased a deer licence tag you may continue to enter the draw by selecting "Antlerless Deer Draw Entry" and entering your choices.



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Enter the Draw Only


There is no cost to enter the antlerless deer draw.


If you have already purchased your deer licence tag and now wish to enter the draw online, you must save and print out a confirmation copy of your draw entry receipt. Before you enter the draw, you'll be asked to test your printer.


To enter the draw, select the START NOW button below. When you enter your residency and provide your valid Outdoors Card number, you will be prompted to "Continue your licence purchase". You will then be asked to confirm personal information on file. You may now continue to enter the draw by selecting "Antlerless Deer Draw Entry" and entering your choices.

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CONTROLLED DEER HUNT DRAW


Entries to the controlled deer hunt draw are accepted from August 1 to September 2, 2014. Only Ontario residents can enter this draw.