Caring for Land

Elk hunting in Ontario

The Ontario government is pleased to announce the first elk hunt in the province since the restoration of elk to Ontario in the late 1990s. The restoration of elk is a significant achievement for the province, made possible by the many partners who contributed to bringing elk back to Ontario.

The goal of Ontario’s Elk Management Plan is to support self‐ sustaining elk populations in the province that can provide a range of benefits to Ontarians. The Ministry of Natural Resources has developed the following items to support healthy and sustainable elk populations in Ontario, and to create hunting opportunities in the province where self‐ sustaining elk populations exist: