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Ontario’s Bear and Moose Hunts in High Demand

As Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) works through some tribulations over what moose and bear population numbers really are, the demand for these two big game species is at an all-time high. Continue reading Ontario’s Bear and Moose Hunts in High Demand

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Ontario Spring Bear Season Expanded

The Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources and Forestry has announced the expansion of the spring bear hunt. SCI Canada has worked diligently over the past 20+ years to bring back this hunt as it was cancelled because of political pressure without and against science. Congratulations to the current government for recognizing this and doing the right thing. Dwight James, Chair of the Canada committee, expressed, “[W]we are extremely pleased with the decision by OMNRF to extend the pilot project to all WMU’s in Ontario. Wildlife management should always be done using science and facts rather than emotion and politics”

black bear in river
The extension will allow the ministry to gather further information to assess concerns voiced by Ontario’s communities about human-bear conflicts, and to support economic growth and tourism in the north and central parts of the province.

In 2014, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) introduced a two-year black bear pilot that included a limited early bear hunting season in response to increasing concerns in some northern communities about conflicts with black bears. Continue reading Ontario Spring Bear Season Expanded