WOW, how bad can you do at moose management ? guess we are all finding out, we pay the price once again so MNR officials can sit at their desks in Peterbrough waiting to collect their pensions while keeping us off Crown Land once again
Hi … this is all quite predictable …. MNR has been ‘needlessly reducing tags’ since the moose population reached the top of the bell curve of ‘maximum sustainable mortality yield’ in 1994 (and perhaps few years before); despite the slashed tags, twenty years later and Ontario’s herd has not gained one moose. In 1994 the tag # was 24,000;with this announcement we will be lucky to have 50% (12,000). The main reason being that the only predator MNR is willing to mange is perhaps the smallest number of moose mortality taken (hunters).
What about the out of control populations or wolves & bears????
Pay attention to section 6.0 in the attached and tell me I’m wrong … the other moose mortality factors on the downside of the bell curve are First Nation’s kills, road kills, rail kills, disease & starvation … of which the MNR has a handle on none of those, let alone any idea of their numbers.
Nothing good will be in the future of moose hunting until & unless they start paying attention to the important stuff this original plan (1980) … it’s all there in this solid plan yet MNR simply ignored many crucial important measures … MNR just needs to adhere to it and implement it!!!! Unfortunately it may already be too late!!
Some members may have received this e-mail but this is not good. No where does it say the #’s are reduced for all groups, only us licence “paying” individuals. The system is “Stupid” in the first place. Most would agree.
I have been attending meetings since this calf /lottery tag system was first introduced. The MNR armed with BOGUS info keep reducing the numbers for “us”.
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