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Ontario Elk hunting

Is their any elk hunting in the northwest part of Ontario, I have heard both yes and no, if their is is their enough elk for someone to hunt, would anyone know where I can find out when the seasons for big game are. Ive tried a couple of web pages but they are all in pdf format which I cant open the files, not quite sure how to convert to pdf files, but i have a few guys interested in hunting Ontario as soon as we can get some questioned answered Thank You

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You should be able to get the info hereor link to it: It is not PDF

http://www.oeba.ca/pages/prdcts/trophy.htm

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Ontario Elk hunting

There is no open season for elk in Ontario, and there are no immediate plans to institute an elk hunt. MNR is having a serious problem with poaching, to the point that one of the three herds (Lake of the Woods) is already nearing extinction.

It is hoped that eventually the herds will grow and an elk hunt will be feasible, but there's no official estimate as to when they may implement a hunt. The situation is improving - the herds are reproducing, and wolf predation appears to have stabilized into something resembling natural stasis. Now if only the 2-legged predators would leave them alone.... Brick Wall,)

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Ontario Elk

Thanks for your answers to my question on elk hunting in Ontario. It is sad that these poachers have nothing better to do than mess it up for us sportsman that love the outdoors and what nature has to offer. Thanks again guys for your help. Any bear hunting in Nova Scotia

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The Black Bear and I now live in Peace but it wasn't always that way

There is NO Spring bear hunting in NS
Fall season for Rifle & Bow over approved bail sites
General open bear hunting same as General Deer hunting I believe (last Friday in October to 1st Saturday in December.)
I don't believe Bear trapping is open to non residents, but I'm not sure.

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Hi hammer I respect your opinion on bear hunting, is their any size to the deer in NS, just checking around for places to go and have a good time regardless of what you hunt. Hope you had a nice holiday, cant wait till hunting season, stay in touch bubbadog

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A few years back the record doe was dressed at 156.5lbs. I remember that because I had one at 155.0 lbs. Those weights are the exception, not the rule.
A buck over 225 are not uncommon, I seen one being weighed in at 261 lbs, early in the season one year.
You may be able to find more info at:
http://www.novascotiahunting.com

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Hammer 1 is right, bear trapping in Nova Scotia is not permited for non residents

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Saskies deffinetly right about that there is no open season yet because I would have been right up for that a long time ago. Hopefully soon..