Spring Bear Hunt in Ontario Yields Lower Numbers

Spring Bear
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The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry decided to reinitiate a spring bear hunt due to growing public safety concerns about the large population in the province – estimated at as many as 100,000 individuals in the province. However, the Ministry reported only 847 hunters shooting less than 200 bears, which are much lower numbers than what had been historically reported before the hunt’s cancellation. Results of the second year of the hunt, which begins in May, will determine if the hunt is kept or cancelled again.

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