Rondeau Provincial Park to host First Nation deer hunt

Rondeau Provincial Park will be closed to the public November 14, 16, 19, 21st and 23rd for a First Nation deer hunt, announced government officials.

The hunt will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset on all scheduled hunt dates.

First Nation communities will conduct a deer hunt in Rondeau Provincial Park.

First Nation hunters will use scoped rifles and follow mandatory safety protocols.

Ministry staff will be monitoring access points to make the public aware that the park is closed for public safety.

For more information about the hunt call Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1760 or Jason Ecker, Assistant Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1759.

Quick facts:

 

  • For many First Nation communities in Ontario, hunting is a traditional activity that is fundamental to the distinctive cultures of Canada’s Indigenous people. The hunted deer will be used by the local First Nation communities.
  • This will be the first year since 2014 that a First Nation deer hunt will be once again conducted within Rondeau Provincial Park. In 2015 a Deer Herd Reduction was conducted in Rondeau.

 

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