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Miller Supports Review Of Moose Tag Draw

Posted: 2019-04-23 07:48:15 By: hbr

Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller says he’s heard the concerns about the moose tag draw system and the sustainability of the moose populations, and supports a government review of the whole system.

Last week, Minister Yakabuski announced the Big Game Management Advisory Committee (BGMAC), tasked with advising on improvements to how the province manages moose and other big game including deer, elk and black bear.

The committee consists of members with diverse knowledge and experience in moose management and quota review, moose hunting, tourist outfitter operations, and previous experience on wildlife advisory committees. The initial task of the committee will be to develop recommendations on moose management, with a focus on how quotas are developed, and how tags are allocated to hunters through the draw.

Miller says “Hunting is an important economic driver and a way of life in many rural and remote communities like Parry Sound-Muskoka,” said Miller. “It is important we continue to support an industry that many Ontarians depend on.”

The Committee will be hosting six listening sessions open to the public, including one in North Bay on May 23, 2019. For more information on this and other listening sessions in the province, visit Ontario.ca/moose.