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Congrats. Perhaps some of you Ontario hunters can try and explain the whole moose lottery/pool system in Ont (since I'm moving there in 2 weeks). What are the differences between the pools, how does the group thing work etc etc?

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Saskie we finally had to apply for an area that is a 14 hour drive to get a tag.Now there is only two of us But one more would be welcome for it takes two to be guaranteed a tag that means with three we would get a tag for this area every year untill they changed the #s for a bull tag.When you move here post your location maybe we can get together for bull sesion or some fishin.

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Congrats Sawman, good luck with the hunt.

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My Question
Everybody knows moose population is going down since you's guy's come out with the draw sys.
Every body knows there’s a lot of poaching going on.
So how come nobody does anything about it.
We the hunters know that everybody tags out even peoples that do not hunt
so y don’t they make it a draw system give so many hunters a amount of tags or a single tag when that tag is gone out of the bush I can pretty well guaranty every body would be happy and the population would go up and pretty soon more tags and the real hunters
Will hunt not grandpas & wife sitting at home

Hey if nothing is done hunting is going out

This has got to be fix a lot more important then gun laws.

ps. no tag this year again its been ten years
a lot of hunters or thinking of going out of province to hunt
what a goverment ont. has the worst syst
Thanks Guy

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nobody else thinks there a problem
with moose rules in ontario

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Moose populations in Ontario going down? Hardly. According to figures released last yr by MNR moose population estimates are almost double estimates done in the early 80's when the selective harvest system was first introduced. My question is, if the goal back then was to increase the herd significantly by introducing this lottery system, when will the herd be big enough to adopt a system that makes more adult tags available? Is double the herd enough, or do we need to triple or quadruple it? Has the arm of the MNR that administers the lottery system become so big that it needs to perpetuate the system to justify it's own existence?
Yes moose are being poached in Ontario in staggering numbers. Why?
Are normally law abiding hunters so frustrated with the lottery system that they choose to ignore the rules, believing the chance of them ever being caught is remote?
Or has the Ministry of Natural Resources reduced the enforcement budget to such an extent that they can no longer provide a significant deterrent?
Ten years without a tag? Have you considered using the group application system to your advantage? In some readily accessible WMU's only 2 hunters in the preffered pool are needed to guarantee a bull tag.

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What are the higher percentage zones that are drive-in (realistically drive in). And how do you find out who owns the remote forestry lands to get permission to hunt them?

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Saskie-
If you pick up a copy of the 2003 Ontario Hunting Regulations, available at any MNR office or wherever hunting lisences are sold, there are maps inside detailing the Wildlife Management Units in your area. The regs also include information on the Selective Harvest System and how you can apply. Most everything you need to know is right there in the regs. Your local MNR office should also be able to help answer any questions you may have. I've always found MNR staff to be most helpful.
Most remote logging areas in Ontario are owned by the crown, and you don't need permission to hunt them.In a few cases, large tracts of bush are owned by private companies. Here in NWO Abitibi Cosolidated owns a parcel west of Thunder Bay, but you can purchase a permit to use the area quite cheaply.Check with your local MNR office regarding the area you want to hunt.
Up in this neck of the woods, WMU 13, just west of Thunder Bay and easily accessible by road currently requires 2 persons in the preferred pool (as explained in the 2003 hunting regs) to be guaranteed a bull tag.
Hope this answers some of your questions.

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15B is the same 2 for a bull tag heading up there on the 9th season opens on the 11th of oct.

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Well bushman things are about to get worse.
see my post in Forum for Eastern Canada for details.

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