PREDATION
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry proposed a regulatory amendment to wolf and coyote hunting and trapping seasons under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in response to amendments to Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 for Algonquin Wolf. To help support the protection and recovery of Algonquin Wolf, it was proposed that hunting and trapping of wolf and coyote be prohibited in three additional core areas where Algonquin Wolf is known to occur.  As such the following regulatory changes are being proposed under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act: 
  • Amendments to Ontario Regulation 670/98 (Open Seasons) to close hunting and trapping seasons for wolf and coyote in three additional core areas where Algonquin Wolf is known to occur, which include:
    • In the area of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park which includes to geographic townships or: Anstruther, Burleigh, Cardiff, Cavendish, Chandos, Harvey, and Monmouth;
    • In the area of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, which includes the geographic townships of: Anson, Dalton, Digby, Longford, Lutterworth, Minden and Ryde;
    • In the area of Killarney Provincial Park, which includes the geographic townships of: Allen, Attlee, Bevin, Burwash, Caen, Carlyle, Cox, Curtin, Dieppe, Eden, Foster, Goschen, Halifax, Hansen, Humboldt, Killarney, Kilpartrick, Laura, Roosevelt, Sale, Secord, Struthers, Tilton, Truman and Waldie
OSMA Communication re Wolf Hunt Trap Ban August 2016