Advocates against Shorthills deer hunt calling it a public safety issue
A spokesperson with the Shorthills Wildlife Alliance says the planned deer hunt this November/December is not about aboriginal rights, it's about public safety.
Robin Zavitz says hidden boundaries on the 15 hundred acre park makes it dangerous for both property owners and hunters.
Zavitz is hoping for enough public support to put a stop to the hunt forever.
She says the Ministy of Natural Resources needs to see that the community as a whole is outraged this is happening at Shorthills Provincial Park.
Zavitz says her organization has written letters to MPP for St. Catharines Jim Bradley, Niagara West MPP and leader of the Progressive Conservative party Tim Hudak and members of the Ministry of Natural Resources regarding the deer hunt.
You can have your say at a public meeting on Thursday September 19th from 6 to 8pm at White Meadows Farm in St. Catharines.
The Aboriginal Deer Hunt at Short Hills Provincial Park takes place from November 21st to the 24th and November 28th to December 1st.
Once again guns or rifles are not allowed with all hunting done by bow and arrow.
The Ministry of Natural Resources adds the hunt is allowed through Aboriginal and treaty rights.