Hunting allowed on first two Sundays of season
A ban will be lifted on the first two Sundays of the general deer hunting season in Nova Scotia, the Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday.
The change will apply to all wildlife in season on those dates except moose.
Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill said the decision follows a public consultation process that drew more than 22,000 responses.
“The result was very close and so we saw that as an indication that we needed to find some middle ground and a bal- anced approach to this,’’ he said.
“Sometimes we need to work to find compromise and I feel we were really successful at doing that.’’
Churchill said he believes the decision will ultimately be supported by most Nova Scotians.
Sunday hunting will be allowed Nov. 1 and 8.
The department also said amendments to Wildlife Act regulations will clarify the distance hunters need to stay back from Christmas tree and agricultural operations.
The changes will also make it easier for hunters to help farmers deal with nuisance wildlife.