December 4, 2022

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Moose hunting break to avoid herd end

Moose hunting break to avoid herd end

If a temporary ban on sports hunting for moose in the La Verendri Wildlife Reserve is announced, there is a risk that poachers will be able to relate to local communities as an example.

“The signs we have are positive […] I think everyone wants a good coexistence, ”said Mark Florde, president and CEO of the Federation of Quebec Companies.

On Friday, the Quebec government and Algonquin factions approved in principle an agreement that would provide at least a one-year moratorium on moose hunting in the La Verendri wildlife reserve, between a tois and abbtb-tamiscomming.

This problem is due to the claims of the locals that the hunting season was disrupted by the construction of several roadblocks on Route 117, which crossed the reserve and fueled tensions.

The deer herd demanded a five-year halt to sport hunting to rehabilitate itself.

Share with neighbors

For Serge Danis, co-owner of Shannon Clothing, which lost thousands of dollars in revenue due to the show, the deal was “a huge leap”.

“We need to learn to share territory. [Les autochtones] There are rights, there are rights to clothing, I think there is a way to make the connection, ”believes a local maniwaki neighborhood of Kitigan GB Reserve.

Sepak, who authorized 175 groups of hunters in wildlife storage last autumn, declined to comment Saturday.

The Quebec Federation of Hunters and Fishermen fears the temporary ban will serve as an example.

“After Sepak, they are going [interdire la chasse sportive] In ZECs and costumes? President asks its President Mark Reynolds.

Collective effort

He sees the temporary ban as an injustice that targets only sport hunting, and not the livelihood practiced by locals.

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“If there really is a decline in the herd, everyone should take care. Livelihoods have a very wide backbone, ”said the hunter.

Algonquin Anishina Beg Nation Tribal Council Grand Chief Verna Paulson and Kitigan GB Chief Dylan Whitak did not respond to interview requests Journal Saturday. The chief of the Lock-Barrier, Tony Wawati, declined to comment.

The Quebec and Algonquin leaders are giving themselves until April 15 to reach a final agreement and unveil the details. Among other things, the temporary ban could be extended to all three hunting seasons.