Malahide, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police are urging hunters and
firearm owners to take caution this year. An incident was reported to police on
the 6th of November that a stray bullet was found in a bedroom of a Dingle Line
residence in Malahide Township.
Police are reminding gun owners to be aware of their back stop when using their
firearms or while hunting. The following are reminders to hunters:
All hunters must wear solid hunter orange clothing (a minimum of 400 square inches
or 2,580 square centimetres above the waist) and a hunter orange head cover during
gun seasons for deer, moose and elk.
Hunters must never shoot unless they are absolutely sure of their target and what
lies beyond it.
It is illegal to shoot from a vehicle or carry a loaded firearm in or on a vehicle
All firearms must be unloaded while traveling in a vehicle
For further information on firearms safety and hunting please visit the following
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters: www.ofah.org
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: www.ontario.ca/page/hunting
Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario: www.fseso.org
OPP Contact Information