Bear hunting season : the MFFP requests the cooperation of citizens
Article published on 13 May 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Bear hunting and trapping begins this Friday and the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des parcs (MFFP) has informed hunters and trappers that a team from the Ministry is currently conducting a study on black bear populations in four regions of Quebec, including the Outaouais.

The Department wishes to obtain data on the reproductive and survival parameters of the species in order to ensure sound management of the populations.

For this purpose, some bears have a red plastic label on their ears, and sometimes even a radio collar. Harvesting a bear with a radio collar or a plastic ear tag is legal. If you catch a black bear wearing a radio collar, you are invited to contact the Ministry so that the collar can be recovered and then placed on another bear. The phone number to dial is printed on the back of the plastic tag on the bear’s ear. If the bear only has this plastic label, without a transmitter collar, you are also invited to inform the Department.

It is also mentioned that in the vast majority of cases, the meat of a bear wearing a radio collar and / or a plastic label can be consumed. However, before consuming it, you are invited to communicate with the Ministry to ensure that the waiting period prescribed by Health Canada is respected between the moment of capture (chemical immobilization) of the bear and its death. The phone number to dial is printed on the back of the plastic tag on the bear’s ear. Hunters are encouraged to contact the Ministry by calling the number printed on the back of the label if you are harvesting an animal that has one of these labels.

It is also possible to register game online on their website by visiting: https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/covid-19-implementation-measures-register-wildlife-remotely-2020-04-20-2/?lang=en

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Accidental death in Thorne

10 August 2020

Last Friday (August 7) at around 11 a.m., the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) from the MRC Pontiac were called to the scene of an accident on Brouse Road in Thorne. A 63-year-old man from Clarendon had reportedly been struck by a branch of a tree he was cutting down. The man was taken to the hospital where (...)

lire la suite

Woman found dead in Coulonge River (Plage du Pont Blanc)

9 August 2020

The body of a woman in her sixties was discovered today (Saturday) in the Coulonge River (Plage du Pont Blanc). According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the woman was found around noon near Mansfield-et-Pontefract, just north of Fort Coulonge. The SQ added that her death appears to be a drowning (...)

lire la suite

Call for vigilance on construction sites

7 August 2020

Several projects resumed this week after the construction holidays and the Commission des normes, de l'équité, dela santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) reiterated the importance of taking the necessary measures to prevent accidents at work. Employers and workers alike must take into account (...)

lire la suite

Why should you apply to the Pontiac Scholarship Fund?

7 August 2020

Applications for the Pontiac Bursaries are still open for a few days in order to help students in the region to pursue their higher studies through funding or a scholarship. Former recipient of this annual initiative, Travis Narlock, from Otter Lake, shared how the scholarships have benefited (...)

lire la suite

SOPFEU : a more active season than normal

7 August 2020

COVID-19 and the confinement of recent months could be factors in the increased activity of the Société de la protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) in 2020. According to the organization's prevention and communications officer, Mélanie Morin, the final summer 2020 assessment could reveal (...)

lire la suite

The establishment of a bio-refinery in the Pontiac is still an opition for Fiber Pontiac

6 August 2020

During a long conversation with the president of Fiber Pontiac, Pierre Vézina indicated that the project to welcome the American bio-refinery company Renmatix in the industrial park in Litchfield was still on the table. The Pontiac is currently in competition with the states of Maine and New (...)

lire la suite


Advertising