Restricted Deer Hunt in Pinery Provincial Park
Ontario Honours Treaty Rights of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
The Pinery Provincial Park will be closed to the public from Dec. 8-12, 2014 for a traditional Aboriginal deer hunt. The hunt will take place daily from one half-hour before sunrise until noon.
Aboriginal hunters will be using rifles and archery equipment for the hunt and will be following agreed-upon safety protocol and harvesting techniques.
Hunting is allowed in some provincial parks where there is a sustainable wildlife population. Aboriginal hunting activities have taken place at this park in the past. Park staff will be monitoring access points to the park during the hunt.
- The Pinery Provincial Park is located in Grand Bend.
- Hunting is one of the traditional activities of Aboriginal peoples, which is recognized through their Aboriginal and treaty rights.