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.

The Ontario Hunter Education Program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestryin partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. At Bent Safety Courses, the program is delivered by Russell and Walter Bent, certified Hunter Education instructors and avid lifelong hunters with years of hunting experience.

Our OHEP courses are generally delivered in one day on Sundays from 8:30am to 5pm. We also conduct courses on weekdays and weeknights as required. Everything you will need to pass the course will be taught with plenty of time to ask questions.

At the completion of the OHEP there is a written examination consisting of 50 questions all of which are multiple choice. In order to pass the examination you must answer 40 of the 50 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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