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Quebec Cree, Algonquin say moose populations need more protection – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202029 Views

Cree Trappers Association asking hunters to not kill female moose this spring

Jan 14, 2020

Some Indigenous hunting groups in Quebec say more needs to be done to protect moose populations in the province.

Cree hunters are being asked to avoid killing female moose between February and the end of the calving season in late May or early June, in an effort to allow the population to recover.

The Cree Trappers Association is also working on a moose management plan and hopes it will protect the population from more drastic declines, such as what is happening with caribou in Quebec, where some populations are down more than 99 per cent.

“I think it’s most appropriate to put something in place,” said Cree Trappers Association president Fred Tomatuk. “Look what happened to our caribou …15 or 10 years ago caribou were thick like mosquitoes.”

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