Spring Bear Hunt Could Result In Orphan Cubs

Spring Bear Hunt Could Result In Orphan Cubs

Posted: 2020-01-21 09:33:44 By: hbr

The operator of a bear sanctuary is calling on residents to start a letter writing campaign to abolish the spring bear hunt.

Mike McIntosh of Bear With Us based in the Almaguin Highlands says that if the hunt is to continue, changes must be made including hiring more Conservation Officers and shortening the hunt.

Zoocheck Canada supports the call for abolishing the hunt, saying “If those of us concerned about wildlife don't contact the Premier and our own MPPs on this, then bears will be shot and cubs orphaned.”

Wildlife biologist, Dr. Keith Munro, with the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters (OFAH) says the spring bear hunt was always a sustainable wildlife management activity. Nothing has changed in that regard since it was cancelled and the proposal to restore the hunt is a final step towards correcting a long-standing mistake. “In our view, it’s long overdue,” he said.