First time hunters from the United States SHOULD obtain their license in person at a Ministry of Natural Resources Office for faster processing. On-line applications can take up to 15 days for processing
Hunter accreditation for non-residents
You must file your hunter accreditation with the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service before you can purchase any non-resident hunting products.
Before you file your hunter accreditation, you must:
1. Create an online account
2. Buy an Outdoors Card
3. File your accreditation
Submit an original or certified copy of your hunter accreditation through one of the following:
By email to NRISC@ontario.ca. We will process your accreditation within 15 business days. This method allows you to buy hunting products online before you go hunting. In person at a participating Service Ontario or licence issuer location. This method allows you to buy hunting products in person and hunt immediately. Your hunter accreditation will be forwarded to the ministry for processing. If your hunter accreditation is not in English or French, you must get it translated.
After you file: Once your hunter accreditation in on file, you can purchase products: online. through our automated phone line at 1-800-288-1155
at a licence issuer or at a participating Service Ontario location.
Acceptable hunter accreditation:
Non-residents must provide proof of hunter accreditation from a recognized jurisdiction.
Examples of acceptable proof of hunter accreditation include:
a hunting licence issued to you after January 1, 1968, by a competent authority that allows you to hunt in that jurisdiction as a resident
a hunter education certificate issued to you after January 1, 1968, by a competent authority which indicates that you were, or are, authorized to purchase a hunting licence in that jurisdiction
Below is the link for requirements of bring your meat/trophy back into the US