Hunting is a great way to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends. It’s
an opportunity to pass along traditions and share knowledge with the next generation. It also promotes the values of stewardship, conservation and sustainability, which are essential to ensure Ontario can support continued hunting opportunities for generations to come. South Frontenac's hunting opportunities are truly world class, and we all have a role to play to make sure it remains this way.

The 2020 Hunting Guide summarizes the rules and regulations for hunting in Ontario. It provides information about hunting licences and fees, as well as up-to-date regulations and seasons for each game species.

 An Outdoors Card is an identification card issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that allows you to hunt or fish. It is valid for three years. You are required to carry this card with you at all times while hunting.

Did you know that 100% of the sales of an Outdoors Card licence goes towards the future of fish and wildlife in Ontario.

License Dollars Support:
  • Big game wildlife population surveys to assess population densities;
  • Monitoring big game populations for disease;
  • Hunter education;
  • A province filled with opportunities to hunt deer, moose, elk, bear, wild turkey and small game;
  • Conservation officers who protect natural resources and public safety.

According to the County's website, South Frontenac Council passed a motion in September 2010 to permit Sunday gun hunting. The Ministry of Natural Resources has since issued a notice indicating that Sunday hunting is permitted. Desert Lake falls within Zone 67 on the ministry's Sunday Gun Hunting map.

The only by-law that restricts the use of firearms within the township (the village of Sydenham) is By-law 2001-04. If you have a concern about misuse of firearms and your safety that constitutes an emergency, contact the Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police by dialling 9-1-1.