Expanded hunting opportunities in Bancroft district

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Expanded hunting opportunities in Bancroft district

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

BANCROFT, ON, Oct. 4 - An expanded deer archery season will be available to hunters in the Bancroft District, Minden area, to better serve the hunting community. "In the past, there were times when the opening of deer archery and moose gun seasons would only be a few days apart. Hunters who wanted to take part in both hunts couldn't because of logistical problems," said Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) Minden Area Biologist Gerry Moraal. "The regulation is changed to give hunters an extra two weeks for the archery season so they will be able to participate in both the deer and moose hunting season. The Minden Area Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee helped push for the regulation. This committee, made up from a variety of public interests, regularly meets with MNR and provides valuable input into its fish and wildlife programs. For the 2003 fall hunting season, the expanded deer archery season will open October 1 for hunters in MNR's Wildlife Management Units 54 and 56. In the past, the season opened on October 15. The closing date for archery hunting will remain the same, at November 30. Normal archery season closures still apply when the regular deer gun seasons are in effect. Disponible en fran├žais For more information visit www.mnr.gov.on.caFor further information: Gerry Moraal, Ministry of Natural Resources, (705) 286-5226