Ontario government proposes full return of annual spring black bear hunt

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The Ontario government is launching consultations on a proposal to reinstate a spring black bear hunt.
The Ontario government is launching consultations on a proposal to reinstate a spring black bear hunt. File / Getty Images
The Ontario government is launching a consultation process on its proposal for the reinstatement of the annual spring black bear hunting season.
In Peterborough on Friday, John Yakabuski, Natural Resources and Forestry minister, announced a plan to make the current spring black bear hunting pilot project an annual hunt, subject to annual review.

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The pilot project was introduced in 2014 after the annual hunt was cancelled in 1999. The pilot was expanded in 2016.

“Ontario is home to a healthy bear population,” stated Yakabuski. “The province will continue to monitor black bear populations, harvest results…

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