Ontariohunt.ca - Firearm and Hunter Education

Welcome to Ontariohunt.ca

Our mission is to provide our students with quality firearm, bow and hunter education whie gaining knowledge and understanding. While providing a learning environment to obtain a PAL and/or  Ontario Outdoors card.

We provide services to Pembroke, Petawawa, Garrison Petawawa, Deep River, Chalk River , Cobden and surrounding areas.

New Hunter News!

As of Jan 2017, the Turkey course has been combined with the Hunter Education course.

For those who took the Hunter Education course prior to Jan 2017, or those who wish to have a Turkey refresher, you can visit www.huntercourse.com/Canada/Ontario to learn more about Turkey Hunting and Ontario Regulations concerning Turkey Hunting.

Services Provided:

Canadian Firearm Safety Course (PAL Course)

This is a 2 day course where you will learn about the different types of non-restricted firearms, safe handling, legalities associated with firearms, and firearms owner ship.

The course concludes with a written and practical test student must pass to obtain there PAL from the Canadian government.

Hunter Education Course

The Ontario Hunter Education Course is a required course for any resident wishing to hunt in the province of Ontario.

This 2 day course includes hunting laws, wildlife management, hunting techniques, hunting safety and firearm handling.

The student will have to complete a written test at the end of the course to get a valid Ontario Hunting Outdoors card for hunting.

International Bow Hunters Education Program

The IBEP program will assist hunters with the ability to hunt internationally using bow hunting equipment. Many provinces, states and countries require the IBEP be completed to hunt in there territory.

This is an 8 hour attachment course with the Ontario Hunter Education program. Students must have taken and passed the Ontario Hunter Education program to continue to obtain an International Certification.

The course concludes with a written test to certify them having passed the IBEP.

Restricted Canadian Firearm Safety Course (Restricted PAL Course)

To legally own and fire a restricted firearm in Canada you must a PAL certification endorsed with a restricted firearm’s licence.

This is a course which includes restricted firearm laws, restricted types of firearm types and handing of restricted firearms. A student must have a valid PAL or have passed the PAL test in order to complete this course.

The course is completed after a student passes both a writing and practical test.

Recent Changes to the CFSC/PAL and Restricted Challenges

On June 18, 2015 Bill C-42, 'the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act' recieved royal assent.

This includes, 'Make classroom participation in firearms safety courses mandatory for first-time licence applicants; '

This means we are no long provide challenging services for those wishing to obtain a firearm's license. To obtain a firearms license, you must take the Canadian Firearms Safety course (also known as a PAL course). Please check our website for future PAL and RPAL dates.

Online Material

If you have any questions, Refer to our Q&A page.

Please feel free to call 613-732-7727 and talk to Chris if you still need help.

Please try to call during the evening or weekend hours.

Upcoming Courses

    Restricted PAL
    Dec 17, 2017
    Registration has Closed

    Thank You for allowing us to promote another year of Hunter and Firearms safety.

    We will not be holding any more Hunter or Firearms courses for 2017 beyond the dates already listed.
    Courses for 2018 will be posted as soon as we can confirm dates.

    Thank you and have a
    safe and happy holiday season.


    The phone number, (613) 732-7727 is no longer being used for course information

    For Course information, you can contact Larry at (613) 432-7065.
    The website will be admended to reflect this in the upcoming days

    Course Timings

    Course Starts at 9am each day.
    Usually ends by 5pm.

    Class are held at the

    Carefor Centre
    700 Mackay St. Pembroke, Ontario,
    in the Opeongo Room
    unless noted otherwise on the course detials.

The Carefor Centre
(Formerly the Marguerite Centre)

700 Mackay Street
Pembroke, Ont

Park and use the entrance at the back parking lot.
Take the elevator/stairs to the main floor.

Follow the signs to the classroom.
Courses are usually held in the
Opeongo Room.

Click Here for Google Map to Venue

Eganville and District
Sportsman's Club

334 Gurlitz Road
Eganville, Ontario Pembroke, Ont

Click Here for Google Map to Venue

Youth Consent Forms

CFSC/PAL Minor Consent Form
For students under 18 years old taking any Firearms course

HE Consent Form
For students 12- 16 taking the Hunter Education Course

License Consent Form
For students 12 - 15 applying for a Outdoors Card

Apprentice Program Information
For Apprentice Program Information for mentor and Apprentice hunters

Important Telephone Numbers

MNR Information Center

Outdoors Card Center
1-800-387-7011 (Lost Card)
1-800-288-1155 (General)

Canadian Firearms Center


Chris Rudderham
(Hunter Ed & IBEP)


Larry Schwager
(Firearms Instructor