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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 Honoring Traditional Activities of Local First Nation Communities

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park will be closed to the public on the following dates for a First Nation deer hunt:

  • November 10, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until one half hour after sunset
  • November 11, 2017 from one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset
  • November 12, 2017 from one half hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon
  • November 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until one half hour after sunset
  • November 25, 2017 from one half hour before sunrise until one half hour after sunset
  • November 26, 2017 from one half hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon.

Ontario honours the traditional activities of First Nation communities to conduct a deer hunt in Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park.

First Nation hunters will use bows and follow mandatory safety protocols.

Ministry staff will be monitoring access points to make the public aware that the park is closed for public safety.

For more information about the hunt call Brad Connor, Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1760 or Jason Ecker, Assistant Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1759.

Quick Facts

  • Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park is located near Clearville, Ontario.
  • For many First Nation communities in Ontario, hunting is a traditional activity that is fundamental to the distinctive cultures of Canada’s Indigenous people. The hunted deer will be used by the local First Nation communities.
  • The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown conducted a traditional deer hunt at Clear Creek Forest in 2016.
  • First Nation communities have conducted traditional hunts in the past at 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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