Hun­ting on SNC lands

Le Reflet (The News) - - COLLECTIVITÉ • COMMUNITY - Fran­cis Ra­cine

As fall ap­proaches, it is a spe­cial time for ma­ny re­si­dents of the area. The crisp co­ol air brings a change in the sea­sons as sum­mer gives way to au­tumn, and hun­ting sea­son. South Na­tion Conser­va­tion (SNC) owns some 12,000 acres, in­clu­ding fo­rests and wet­lands, dis­tri­bu­ted across its 4,384 square ki­lo­me­ters ju­ris­dic­tion. SNC al­lows hun­ting on some of its pro­per­ties and is re­min­ding hun­ters that they re­quire a hun­ting per­mit be­fore ac­ces­sing SNC ow­ned lands. The cost for a hun­ting per­mit is $100 and al­lows hun­ters to ac­cess over 8,500 acres of fo­res­ted land. Hun­ters are al­so re­qui­red to have a mi­ni­mum $2 mil­lion dol­lar lia­bi­li­ty in­su­rance, which can be ob­tai­ned through a mem­ber­ship with the On­ta­rio Fe­de­ra­tion of An­glers and Hun­ters. The as­so­cia­ted hun­ting per­mit fees help sup­port va­rious youth edu­ca­tion pro­grams such as the Youth Hun­ter Ap­pren­ti­ce­ship Pro­gram, in part­ner­ship with the South Na­tion Del­ta Wa­ter­fowl Chap­ter. “Hun­ters re­quire writ­ten per­mis­sion to hunt on SNC lands. It’s a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that be­cause lands are ow­ned by a pu­blic agen­cy such as SNC, they may be used without per­mis­sion,” said Phi­lip Dun­can, SNC Pro­per­ty and Ap­pro­vals as­sis­tant II. SNC lands of­fer a range of hun­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties for spe­cies such as white-tai­led deer, moose, wa­ter­fowl, and upland game.

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