Deer Harvest Dates set for November

The Delaware Nation at Moraviantown has expressed an interest in conducting a deer “harvest” in Rondeau Provincial Park.¬†Working with the ministry, the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown has agreed to carry out its harvest during prescribed times and within the boundary of the park.

The deer cull will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset on the scheduled harvest dates; November 14, 16, 19, 21 and 23, 2017 The harvesters will use scoped rifles during the harvest.

On the harvest dates, the park will be closed under Section 8(1) (c) of Ontario Regulation 347/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (2006).

To provide for the safety of the public, the harvesters and ministry staff, a number of measures will be put in place:

  • Buffer areas and safety zones to ensure a safe harvest.
  • All harvesters will be stationary and well away from the park boundary.
  • The park access points will be monitored and public access to the park will not be allowed throughout the harvest.
  • Park staff will be available on site at all times during the harvest.
  • The deer will be removed from the park and all portions of the harvested deer will be used by the First Nation community members.

To ensure a safe and humane deer harvest all First Nations harvesters will be made aware of the terms of the harvest operations plan and safety measures that have been developed between the ministry and the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown.

For safety reasons, The Park Supervisor, Brad Connor, asks that you do not enter the park and that you comply with all posted notices.

If you require additional information please click here to read the letter, or contact Brad Connor at (519) 674-1760 or Jason Ecker, Assistant Park Superintendent at (519) 674-1759.

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