Restricted Deer Hunt in Rondeau Provincial Park
Delaware Nation of Moraviantown Conducts Deer Herd Reduction
Rondeau Provincial Park will be closed to the public on the afternoons of Nov. 18, 20, 25, 26 and all day from Dec. 8-12, 2014, for a deer herd reduction.
On Nov. 18, 20, 25 and 26, the deer herd reduction will begin at 12 noon and end one half-hour after sunset. From Dec. 8-12, the deer herd reduction will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset.
Ontario Parks and the Delaware Nation of Moraviantown have reached an agreement to conduct the deer herd reduction in Rondeau Provincial Park.
Aboriginal hunters will be using rifles and will be following agreed upon safety protocol and harvesting techniques. Park staff will be monitoring access points to the park to ensure the safety of the public.
Deer population surveys for 2014 show a deer herd reduction in Rondeau is needed to help make sure there is a healthy number of deer in the park and their habitat and health is protected.
Deer herd reductions are allowed under the park's current management plan.
- Rondeau Provincial Park is located southeast of Blenheim.
- A deer herd reduction program has been in place in Rondeau since 1998 in partnership with the Delaware Nation of Moraviantown.