(Originally from Feb. 13, 2014)
The spring bear hunt proposal was added to the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry last week and is open for comment until March 7.
In an open letter released today, Terry Quinney, provincial manager, fish and wildlife services, with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters urges the public to show support for the proposal.
“The decision to cancel the spring bear hunt was driven by politics, and was in no way based on science. Although Ontario still has a healthy and sustainable bear population, the big city animal rights extremists responsible for lobbying the government in 1999 will try to block the return of the spring bear hunt. The OFAH is calling on northern Ontario residents to help us make sure that does not happen,” he wrote.
Read the proposal and submit a comment here.