Officers at the OPP detachment in Orillia have received a number of calls from citizens hearing gunshots in the nearby townships.
A media release notes that the same volume of calls is reported every year during the fall hunt and often originate from the townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte.
“The Orillia OPP would like to remind people that hunting season is upon us and in many areas hunting is legal,” it reads.
“The Orillia OPP would also like to remind hunters to be aware of their surroundings and abide by the laws and best practices for a safe, enjoyable and respectful hunting season.”
Those with concerns about the illegal shooting of firearms or feel that there is an immediate danger to the public are urged to contact the police.
Questions about the hunting season and regulations can be directed to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry online at www.Ontario.ca or by calling 705-325-7500.