Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP)

Ontario Hunter Education Program (OHEP)

In the province of Ontario, new hunters 12 years of age or older that wish to hunt or obtain a Ontario hunting license are legally required to have passed all components of this course. The goal of the OHEP is to ensure that prospective hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical participation in hunting recreation.

Individuals who have previously held a hunting license from any jurisdiction outside of the province of Ontario are eligible to challenge the OHEP examination 1 time in order to qualify for a resident hunting license in the province of Ontario. If the individual challenging the examination fails on the first attempt then they are required to take the complete OHEP.

The Ontario Hunter Education Program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. At WBSC, the program is delivered by Walter Bent, a certified Hunter Education instructor with more than 45 years of hunting experience.

The OHEP is 10 hours in length if you have previously completed the CFSC and can provide proof of course completion.  If the CFSC has not been previously completed, then the OHEP is 12.5 hrs in length in order to cover safe firearms handling procedures.

OHEP courses are generally delivered on weekends (Sat & Sun) from 9am to 5pm. We also conduct courses on weeknights as required, Mondays to Thursday evenings 6:30pm to 10pm. Everything you will need to pass the course will be taught with plenty of time to ask questions, personal hands on instruction for students requiring firearms training and a thorough review to ensure you are prepared.

At the completion of the OHEP there is a written examination consisting of 70 questions all of which are multiple choice. In order to pass the examination you must answer 59 of the 70 questions correctly.

The Ontario Hunter Education Program will assist you to understand the natural world and become a knowledgeable and responsible hunter.

The OHEP provides introductory information about:

The program also reinforces the firearms safety information contained in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

Each student will be supplied with their own copies of the OHEP Manual and the Annual Hunting Regulation Summary. These printed study and reference materials are necessary for success in the course and are included in the course cost.

If you have questions about the OHEP or would like to register, give us a call (416-452-3072) or send us an e-mail. For more information about the course, visit the Ontario Hunter Education website at www.ohep.net


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