Ontario Hunting News

Elk Hunt Expanded In Bancroft Area, Ontario

McGuinty Government Committed To Sustainable Elk Population

Ontario is extending its elk hunt in the Bancroft area from one week to two weeks this year, running from September 17 to 30.

Due to the successful restoration efforts of the Ontario government and its partners, elk have made a comeback in the province. The elk population is particularly strong in the Bancroft region, which last year supported the first elk hunt in Ontario since elk were reintroduced more than 10 years ago.

Ontario Successfully Restores Elk to Bancroft Region

Ontario and its partners have restored the elk population to the province.

The once endangered elk has made a come back and the elk population continues to grow at a healthy rate in the Bancroft region since being reintroduced ten years ago.

The Bancroft elk population is even healthy enough to support the first elk hunt in more than a century this upcoming September. The hunt will help manage the population in this area, and will be carefully harmonized to continue to ensure a long-term sustainable elk population.

Ontario Planning 1st Elk Hunt in Over 100 Years

The first elk hunt in Ontario in more than a century will be held in the Bancroft-North Hastings area this upcoming fall.

The elk population in the area has flourished and continues to grow at a healthy rate since being reintroduced to the province 10 years ago. The elk hunt will help manage the population in this area, and will be carefully harmonized to ensure a long-term sustainable elk population.

Wisconsin Offers New Web Based Alerts on Wolf Activity

Administrators from the natural resource agencies in 13 Midwestern states and three Canadian provinces have signed a joint resolution urging the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list.

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