Hunting on SNC lands
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.