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Moose hunter? The province wants your reaction to the big changes it’s proposing

Ontario has changes in mind for calf harvesting, seasons and quotas and licences
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The Ontario government has some big changes in mind for how it manages the province’s moose population, and it wants to hear from hunters about the proposed changes.

Back in the spring, the Big Game Management Advisory Committee was tasked with proposing changes to moose management based, the province said, on concerns from hunters.

That report is now in and hunters and others are invited to review the proposals and provide feedback by Sept. 26.  You can review the report here. 

It is also available for review and public feedback on the Environmental Registry of Ontario website, which you can find here.

The committee hosted seven listening sessions back in May and June, hearing from more than 600 hunters, members of the public and organizations, with more than 2,000 people having provided comments through an online survey.

Among the proposed changes are proposals to change the bow hunting season and quotas for moose, replacing the tag draw with a new point system and changing how licencing works so that a moose hunting licence doesn’t come with a harvesting tag. This would make it easier for someone who was unsuccessful at getting a tag to join another party.