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Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park to Host First Nation Deer Hunt

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Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park to Host First Nation Deer Hunt

Ontario Honours Traditional Deer Hunt of Local First Nation Communities

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park will be closed to the public November 14, 16 and 18, 2016 and December 13 and 15, 2016, for a First Nation deer hunt. The hunt will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset each day.

First Nation hunters will use shotguns and archery equipment and follow agreed-upon safety measures and hunting techniques.

Ministry staff will be monitoring access points to the park during the hunt.

For more information about the hunt call Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1760.

Quick Facts

  • The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown has conducted several deer hunts in nearby Rondeau Provincial Park in the past.
  • Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park is located near Chatham.
  • Deer hunting is one of the traditional activities of Indigenous peoples.
  • The deer will be used by the local First Nation community.
  • In past years, First Nation deer hunts have also been held in The Pinery, Rondeau and Short Hills provincial parks.

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Emily Kirk

    Minister’s Office

    416-314-2206

  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch

    416-314-2106

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