September 25, 2013
(Queenâ€™s Park) Residents, municipalities and groups throughout the North have been expressing growing concern about the increase in nuisance bear activity and the dangers that presents. Today, Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan announced that he will be introducing a Private Memberâ€™s Bill that, if passed, will significantly increase opportunities for hunting black bears.
The expansion of the hunt would:
"The expansion of the Black Bear Hunt is something that a lot of Northerners have been calling forâ€”so that we can reduce the danger presented by nuisance bears, protect the regionâ€™s moose population and give the Northâ€™s economy a boost. This issue is becoming more important as time goes on. The growth of the regionâ€™s bear population seems to be resulting in more frequent encounters and attacks by aggressive bears. Iâ€™m hoping that thereâ€™s a way that we can strike a balance that will bring about the expansion of the hunt, while addressing the concerns that many have about the orphaning of bear cubs. If this bill goes forward, Iâ€™m happy to work with others to help find that balance."
- Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
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