By Steve Galea Special to the Echo
A Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposal that if implemented will dramatically change moose hunting in Haliburton County and the rest of the province beginning in 2020 is open for public comment on Environmental Registry of Ontario until Sept. 26.
ERO proposal 019-0405 is based on 15 recommendations provided to the Minister of Natural Resources by the Big Game Management Advisory Committee. Those proposals were intended to address sustainability making tag allocation simpler fairer and more consistent as well as addressing a range of hunter concerns.
The advisory committee engaged the public in seven open house listening sessions across Ontario in May and June and worked with MNRF to review input from Moose Management Review surveys.
Some highlights that will affect hunters in the Haliburton in 2020 are:
In 2021 other changes will take effect. They include:
To get a full picture of the proposal and to provide comment visit https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0405 . The deadline for comment is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 26.