Wildlife Management

The Natural Resource Department manages the implementation of the Nipissing First Nation Hunting Policy. Permits and reporting are required by anyone hunting with a band member.

Our Hunting Policy guides how guest hunting is to take place on NFN Lands, and we have an Inter-Treaty Harvest Permission Policy to guide how First Nation guests will harvest in our Treaty and Traditional Areas.

Our office reviews and processes all inter-treaty requests (Shipman Letters), and monitors the activities of those requests to ensure the sustainability of the resource. The Natural Resources Department works with Chief and Council to make recommendations on all inter-treaty requests.

A reminder that anyone who is not an NFN member must have written permission or a permit to be on NFN lands, even if they are with an NFN member.  Our goal is to ensure that unauthorized access is eliminated, and that any non-members with permission to hunt on our lands are complying with provincial regulations.

Due to increasing reports of trespassing on NFN lands and bush roads during the hunting season over the last few years, NFN’s Enforcement Officers conducted regular patrols of these areas with the assistance of the Anishinabek Police Service.

Our main goal with wildlife management is to ensure sustainable populations that meet the needs of NFN members and their families.


Contact Information:

Jeff McLeod, Eniigaanzid Mtikeng / Ndawenjgeng (Natural Resources Manager)
705-753-2050 ext. 1325| jeffm@nfn.ca

To report a possible trespassing matter, please contact:

Tyler Couchie, Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Office: 705-753-2050 ext. 1224 | Cell: 705-498-2506
Email:  tylerc@nfn.ca

Clayton Goulais, Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Office:  705-753-2050 ext. 1236  |  Cell:  705-498-3823
Email:  claytong@nfn.ca