Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 33, No. 6

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 33, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...that during September and much of the hotter parts of October, the animals spend a good deal of their time in the water to escape the flies, where they (all an easy prey to the sportsman, affording little sport. In such weather too a head could hardly be brought home before it would be spoiled. After due consideration of the meagre data which we have at hand, we do not feel competent to advise as to a proper moose and caribou season for Ontario; and we are asking that instructions be given to all Park, Fire, Wood and other Rangers, also Timber Inspectors to observe closely the habits of moose and caribou and report as early as possible, for the purpose of furnishing reliable data for the use of this Board to enable it to suggest an intelligent open season. At present we are inclined to think that the season should be thirty days long for each alternate year, beginning October 15th and ending November 15th, or from November 1st to November 30th. We would be very loth to see the open season for deer enlarged, rather would we see the use of dogs stopped, and consequently the barbarous killing of deer in the water also stopped. Sarrnsns Pssmrrs AND Ornua Lwsssss. We fear that the granting of settlers' permits is much abused, and that professional hunters, half-breeds and Indians are killing game as a regular means of livelihood during the whole year, supplying villages, lumber camps and farmers with the meat much as butchers do in more settled districts. The intention of the Act was not to allow such work, but to allow the poor farmer settler to provide meat for the necessity of his family. We would, therefore, recommend that settlers' permits be only granted to bona fide farmers, and not to townspeople and villagers. Waansss....
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814827
  • 9781236814821