SCI-Canada SNAP SHOTS: (Vol. 2: 13TH Edition)

SCI-CANADA DIRECTOR ADDRESSES NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR OUTFITTERS:

snapshotTHE NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR OUTFITTERS’ ASSOCIATION (NLOA) INVITED BOB VALCOV, DIRECTOR OF SCI-CANADA, TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE GALA BANQUET WHICH WAS PART OF THE NLOA ANNUAL CONVENTION HELD THIS WEEK IN CORNER BROOK. IN HIS REMARKS, VALCOV ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF THE PRESERVATION OF HUNTING AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO HUNTERS AND TO OUTFITTERS. HE HIGHLIGHTED SCIF’S $250,000 CONTRIBUTION TO NEWFOUNDLAND’S STUDY OF THE DECLINE IN WOODLAND CARIBOU, AND HE ALSO APPEALED TO PARTICIPANTS TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT SCI AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN SCI-CANADA CHAPTER IN THEIR PROVINCE. PICTURED HERE (l-r) BOB VALCOV; LARRY STEINER, PRESIDENT OF ALBANY-CATSKILLS SCI CHAPTER AND MEMBER OF SCI’S GUIDES & OUTFITTERS COMMITTEE; RON HICKS, NLOA PRESIDENT; AND KEITH PAYNE, NLOA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. (Please see news article below)

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GOVERNMENT NEWS

MANITOBA: 

Province Advises Trappping Banned in Provincial Parks that have Heavy, Year-round Use:     December-06-12, 4:32:00 PM

ONTARIO:

Ontario Releases Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity :     December-04-12, 8:27:54 PM | Ministry of Natural Resources

Ontario is improving protection of its forests, lakes, animals, plants and citizens through the implementation of a new biodiversity plan.

QUEBEC:

Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches et Gaspésie – Les agents de protection de la faune mettent fin à d’importantes activité de braconnage :  5 décembre 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK:

Provincial government will require permits for using managed all-terrain vehicle trails :     December-07-12, 9:36:08 AM

Anyone riding an all-terrain vehicle on a managed trail in New Brunswick will be required to display a permit starting Jan. 1, 2013.

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GENERAL NEWS

 

Outfitter hopes worst is over in declining caribou numbers:     Western Star: Keith Lewis gives an update on the Caribou Recovery Committee at the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association convention on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Published on December 6, 2012: Published on December 5, 2012; Jamie Bennett · RSS …

Canada asked to explain polar bear policies to international environmental group:     Globe and Mail: The petition concludes by suggesting that hunting quotas for the bears set by Inuit co-management boards are unsustainable for some populations. Ms. Uhlemann said Canada’s most recent scientific assessment of bear populations minimized the impact of …

Quebec government says it will create its own long-gun gun registry:     Vancouver Sun: Public Security Minister Stephane Bergeron said in a statement Thursday it will happen once Ottawa turns over Quebec data that was in the now-defunct federal long-gun registry. Alexa Conradi, president of the Quebec Women’s Federation, welcomed the …

Harper rejects committee’s advice to relax gun laws:     Globe and Mail: Conservatives used the Liberal long-gun registry as a prime fundraising tool and rural electoral wedge issue for more than a decade. But now that the registry is gone, the government appears to be playing down further changes — at least for broad …

Mulcair on the long gun registry:     Macleans.ca (blog): Mulcair on the long gun registry. by Aaron Wherry on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:00am – 0 Comments. VIEW IN CLEAN READING MODE ». WHAT IS THIS ? Here at Maclean’s, we appreciate the written word. And we appreciate you, the reader. We are …

HEBERT: Long-gun registry gone, but not forgotten:      The Chronicle Herald: Some policies are born after a hard and divisive labour and yet eventually mature into matters of national consensus. Such has been the case of the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms and, more recently, same-sex marriage. Over a relatively short …

Harper government quietly defers long-delayed anti-gun smuggling rules:     Hamilton Spectator: The government noted in October that the repeal of the long-gun registry has created a gap in Canada’s international obligations with regard to two protocols on arms smuggling. The Gazette notice said ensuring most firearms in Canada had unique serial …

Trudeau accused of flip-flopping after calling long-gun registry a ‘failure …:      Globe and Mail: Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau is drawing fire for comments denouncing the long-gun registry as a “failure,” despite his previous votes to keep the registry. “The long-gun registry, as it was, was a failure and I am not going to …

Give a Toy Gun & Ignite the Spark of a Future Gun Owner:    Ammoland: Manasquan, NJ — I must have been 9 or 10 when an uncle gave me a G14 1970s Combat Machine Cap Firing Gun for Christmas. At the time it was not a toy I would have asked for, I think that my uncle gave it to me more to annoy my mother as I ran

Wolf Pack on Todagin Mountain:     National Geographic
Over 2011 and 2012, Paul Colangelo camped on Todagin Mountain with its large herd of endangered Stone’s Sheep for five months to tell the story of the herd and document its habitat use, using specialized camera equipment to record the movements of the …

With grizzly population rebounding, managers look toward trophy bear hunts in …:     Edmonton Journal
Wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy grizzly bear hunts in the Northern Rockies as the government moves toward lifting the animals’ threatened species status. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart, File). BILLINGS, Mont …

Roell addresses DNR wolf forum:     Sault Ste. Marie Evening News: 6, 2012 3 p.m.. Various stakeholders gathered in St. Ignace Wednesday for a six hour Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wolf Forum to share their thoughts, opinions and concerns regarding future management. Wolf Program Coordinator Brian Roell …

Canada’s iconic reindeer in crisis:     Wanderlust: The survey published the results of research into the George River migratory caribou herd population. The MRNF worked in partnership with a range of environment and conservation organisations, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Government’s …

Forest industry remains committed to Boreal Forest Agreement:      PR Newswire (press release): Progress under the CBFA includes: 29 million hectares of caribou-sensitive habitat that continues to be suspended from logging; a win-win solution in north-east Ontario that protected caribou while increasing wood supply to support mills and …

Checking in on ‘Split Lip’ the grizzly bear:      Calgary Herald (blog)
Once we completed the early morning count, Steve asked if we wanted to take a drive along the Bow Valley Parkway to check on a male grizzly bear that he and a team of resource conservation staff had re-collared a few days earlier. Yes, please. Off we …

6000 Restaurants Boycott Seal Slaughter:     Global Animal: The Canadian Government allows hunters to club or shoot baby seals and skin them for their fur in order to meet its increasing demand. And within the past five years, Canada’s commercial seal hunt has killed nearly one million seals—97 percent of …

2 Canadian hunters accused of illegal moose hunt:     WHDH-TV: LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says a cooperative effort along the border separating Pittsburg and Quebec, Canada, led to the arrest of two Canadian hunters accused of illegally entering the United States for the …

MUST-KNOW REINDEER FACTS For Children of ALL Ages:     Dish Magazine: However, in Canada and also Scandinavian countries they do have actual, wild herds of Reindeer. A Reindeer is sort of a Caribou cousin. Reindeer is it’s own classification, but it’s more like a Caribou cousin. Caribou and Reindeer are the only animals …

Two people in hospital after grizzly bear attack near Kimberley:    Vancouver Sun: A man and a woman who startled a female grizzly bear and at least one cub were airlifted to Calgary.

Hipsters Who Hunt:     Slate: More liberals are shooting their own supper. Hunting is undeniably in vogue among the bearded, bicycle-riding, locavore set. The new trend might even be partly behind a recent 9 percent increase

 

Français

 

La fin d’une chasse gardée :     Espaces : Septembre 2012 par Charline-Ève Pilon

On a souvent l’impression que la chasse est une affaire de boys. Pourtant, de plus en plus de femmes désirent marcher sur les traces de Daniel Boone. À quelques jours de l’ouverture officielle de la saison de la chasse, elles sont plusieurs à préparer leur arbalète et à sortir leur pantalon de camouflage.

Registre des armes: les propos de Trudeau sont un cadeau :    La Presse

(05/12/2012) Le changement de position du député libéral Justin Trudeau sur le registre des armes de chasse est…

La structure CerfChasse a cessé ses activités :     Le Soleil

(03/12/2012) Dix ans après sa création, l’organisme CerfChasse (www.cerfchasse.ca) – inventé pour faire le lien…

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