The MNR says hunter safety is one of their main concerns this season.

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro says safety needs to be a top priority for hunters as they head out this season.

Wearing hunter orange clothing covering at least 2,580 square centimetres is a must according to the MNR.

The MNR says carrying a survival kit can come in handy with unpredictable winter weather in the northeast.

The MNR says hunters can always approach Conservation Officers in the field to answer any questions or offer any help where needed.

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The Province says over 150,000 licenses to hunt are issued in northern Ontario every year.