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Monday, August 12, 2019

Province Proposes New Moose Management Plan

Regional | by Matt Sitler  
In Spring 2019, the government tasked BGMAC to advise the province on a path forward.

The Province is addressing how it manages Ontario's moose population to ensure sustainability and hunting opportunities for future generations.

Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the government's proposal to revise moose management here, based on the recommendations of the Big Game Management Advisory Committee (BGMAC).

In Spring 2019, the government tasked BGMAC to advise the province on a path forward. 

"We are listening to moose hunters across the province, and our proposal is designed to work for the hunting community," said Minister Yakabuski. "I encourage Ontario's hunters to review the proposal and consider its implications on moose populations and future hunting opportunities. I would like to thank BGMAC and the committee's Chair, John Kaplanis, for their dedication and insight on strengthening moose management in Ontario."

The government's proposal is now available on the Environmental Registry of Ontario for public feedback.

An additional proposal to address the committee's recommendation regarding moose predation has also been posted for comment. Interested hunters, members of the public and organizations are invited to review the proposals on the Environmental Registry and provide their comments by September 26, 2019.

"Our government recognizes the importance of moose hunting to Ontario families and communities," said MPP Mike Harris. "We want to make sure Ontarians can get outdoors and enjoy the sport of hunting, and that these opportunities are available today and long into the future."

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