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.

Services Provided:

Canadian Firearm Saftey 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 one day 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.

Turkey Course Testing

To hunt turkey’s in Ontario,  you must have taken and completed a Turkey course DVD Package from the OFAH. This testing is for those students who have taken the Ontario-at-home-turkey course.

To take the Turkey Test you must have purchase and completed the Ontario-at-home-turkey course from the OFAH

PAL and Restricted PAL testing

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

    PAL (CFSC) Course
    May 28 - May 29
    Registration has Closed

    This course will be held at the
    Eganville and District Sportsmans Club.
    334 Gurlitz Road Eganville, Ontario

    Hunter Education
    Jun 4 - Jun 5
    Course location yet to be determined
    Restricted PAL
    Jun 25 - Jun 26
    Register Now!

    Yet to be confirmed,
    Class will be held at
    Carefor Centre
    700 Mackay St. Pembroke, Ontario,
    in the Opeongo Room

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

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

Turkey Education Course DVD.
or order the DVD online HERE.

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