Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park to Host First Nation Deer Harvest
Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park will close to the public November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 14, 2018 for an Indigenous deer harvest. The harvest will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset on the scheduled harvest dates.
Ontario honours the traditional activities of Indigenous communities to conduct a deer harvest in Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park.
The harvest will take place in the area of the park between Morrison Road and Duart Road, and Cochrane Line and Talbot Trail. Ministry staff will monitor access points to make the public aware that the park is closed for public safety.
Indigenous harvesters will use shotguns and archery equipment and follow mandatory safety protocols.
For more information about the harvest call Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1760 or Jason Ecker, Assistant Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1759.
- Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park is located near Clearville, Ontario.
- For many Indigenous communities in Ontario, harvesting wildlife is a traditional activity fundamental to the distinctive cultures of Canada’s Indigenous people. The local Indigenous communities will use the harvested deer.
- The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown conducted a traditional deer harvest at Clear Creek Forest in 2016 and 2017.
- Traditional harvests by Indigenous communities were conducted in the past at Pinery, Rondeau and Short Hills Provincial Parks.