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#54881 2,600 Coyotes Killed After Nova Scotia Government Takes Out Bounty On Animals

Posted by wibskey on 25 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

HALIFAX - More than 2,600 coyotes were killed during the first year of Nova Scotia's bounty hunt on the animals, about 900 more than the year before.

The provincial government introduced the $20-per-pelt bounty to encourage more trappers to hunt the animals, which have been turning up in more populated areas of Nova Scotia in recent years.

The Natural Resources Department says $52,860 was paid out for the 2,643 coyotes that were killed from last October to the end of the hunting season on March 31.

There were 1,736 coyotes killed the year before the bounty was in place.

The province brought in the bounty after a young Toronto woman was attacked and killed by coyotes while hiking in Cape Breton in October 2009.

The government says it will review this year's hunt to determine if the bounty will continue.

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#54903 2,600 Coyotes Killed After Nova Scotia Government Takes Out Bounty On Animals

Posted by KPR on 25 May 2011 - 03:01 PM

I believe it does crock....

If you look at the bottom right of each post you will see a small green circle with a plus in it....?
I just clicked it on the original post here and it increased to 1.... ;)
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#119039 Stolen Traps

Posted by Markus on 28 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

It was in an irrigation ditch between 2 cornfields. And it wasnt completely submerged, but it was secured.

DNR is a waste of time. They didnt do anything about the tresspassing in the last 3 years and they didnt do anything about the guy we caught that stole a trailcam....nor did the rcmp. What would they have done here? yup, yup, yup....nothing. Our laws are for the innocent, not the guilty, so nothing would have come of it. Like I said, if it had been tagged, I would have called the dnr.

I dont need the internet police to tell me that taking the trap was not the right thing to do. I just dont care anymore. If it's yours or anyone you know, just have them contact me. I put the word out with local trappers that I have it and to let anyone looking for it to contact me.

Personally, I'd just like to talk to the guy. Give him his trap back. Highlight a few reglations in the book for him. And let him know he's not welcome back on or around the farm.
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#119264 Stolen Traps

Posted by Markus on 30 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

It's this simple to me....you come knock on my door and ask to set legal traps on the farm, you'll have my complete blessing. You trespass onto the farm and set illegal traps, I'll pick them up everytime. Right or wrong, that's not going to change with me.
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#119050 Stolen Traps

Posted by KPR on 28 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

Ya know...we have a "like" button here.
If you wish to indicate a good post you just have to click on the green # on the bottom right of the post.
Shown here in the yellow circle in CT's post.
Shown in the red circle in Markus's post is what it looks like after you click it and indicate you agree with either the action or just outright "like" the post
Just sayin' :)

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#419153 Sunday Hunting Public Consultation & Survey

Posted by op-dog on 01 March 2015 - 11:14 PM

This is perplexing, on one side, I don't want to feel that we have been denied an opportunity to make our own choice by a bunch of antis who realy never voted against hunting on Sunday, but are truely anti gun and actually voted against any hunting at all. Like Marcus has already stated DNR can already rule out any "you'll shoot my eye out" theory because nobody has got their eye shot out. Unless this whole gammit is postured and they have included the antis to ensure that the vote is no flavored to ensure that the question was satisfied by a vote, but the outcome was predetermined by shear numbers alone. None of that, difficult as it is to concieve, is anywhere near as disappointing as haveing to think that we have been denied by our fellow hunters and outdoorsman. At this time in space, we should all know that the only way ahead is through solidarity. The fight we have to fight, is not with each other, but with those who oppose us and our ability to be free to choose to go afield. If you choose to not go afield, I support your choice, for what ever reason, but ahead of that, I support your ability to have that choice. If you, as a member of the hunting comunity, oppose hunting on Sunday, then I support your choice to not hunt on Sunday. I do not, however, accept your vote against letting the remainder of the hunting community to make their own choice, and therefore, I would have to consider you to be an anti, since you voted with them.  As far as voting against Sunday hunting to support the health of the deer herd, I believe that to be uneducated, unsubstantiated retoric, offered up without any science, to support some ghost story, scare tactic. Point in case, the mainland moose has been protected from any hunting pressure forever, and look how well they have rebounded. On the other extreme, the Highland herd population cannot be controlled. Apples and oranges you say, exactly I say, one has no bearing on the other. The opportunity to hunt on Sunday does not mean we have the right to hunt any species to extinction, nor does it mean we shall no longer be guided by rules and regulations that will continue to be enacted and enforced by those who do have the science to support these decisions. Of course, I'm not realy surprised by some of the members speaking out against Sunday hunting, as they have shown their anti hunter colors in previous posts.O 

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#417937 Sunday Hunting Public Consultation & Survey

Posted by Hawkeye on 26 February 2015 - 03:54 PM


I don't disagree but I think th effect sunday hunting will have on this ( growing our hunter number) is so minimal that it won't be a factor there for the argument isn't valid.

 Hi Scott, I respectfully disagree with you on this statement.  Your kids and my kids both go to school and I'm sure are involved in other pass times.  Basically that gives kids one day a week to participate in their passtimes like hunting.  Speaking from my experience as a father and avid hunter, my son and all his friends would have had twice as many opportunities to get out hunting if Sunday was available, thus twice the chance of developing the interest in hunting.


I agree with the allowing younger hunters, but I think many young hunters do get to tag along when they are younger.  They might not get to pull the trigger, but they can certainly get to experience all the other positive aspects of hunting.  My son  followed in my boot tracks as soon as he could walk.  First day of deer season he always fell ill and had to take the day off school....somehow the cool fresh air always made him better.  He would have had twice the chance to hunt, even if he could have hunted when he was twelve, if he had the opportunity to hunt on Sundays.  Allow younger hunters...yep, most of us will agree to that one, but ask those younger hunters if they want to go out on Sunday and I'll bet they'll say yes (with the exception of TS and BackCountries kids and grand kids of course).


My niece moved from Nova Scotia to Alberta about 10 years ago.  When she arrived there she suddenly had Sundays availble to hunt.  When she heard we Nova Scotian's might have a chance to hunt on Sundays she was so excited that we might actually get another full day to enjoy this outdoor interest with the rest of our families, that she made a great FaceBook post about all the benefits she and her family have realized from it.  How can it be so accepted and enjoyed in other provinces, but not here? 


As has already been pointed out by others, there are lots of ways to manage populations.  Seasons, bag limits, weapons, etc.  In my mind, that other weekend day gives flexibility to many folks that don't currently have a lot of flexibility and options. 


This has been an interesting thread.  It really gives a person a view of why things are so slow to move ahead in Nova Scotia.  Interesting, very interesting!





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#361026 Keyboard Game Warden

Posted by ChrisThompson87 on 02 November 2014 - 09:47 PM

Im starting to get a real intolerance for all the keyboard DNR COs on here, a person tries to make a post and 80% of the time they are cut off with some arm chair game warden being critical of their post or questioning the legality of something, for example a post about having some camp meals and last year's moose meat veing used for tacos at camp..someone had to ruin a fun and good topic with a stupid post about a meat permit, or the guy who was chewing about a triggerlock walking out...give me a break, just let people tell their damn stories and make their posts without criticizing everything someone says....i know of members of this site who are illegal hunters...i don't start crapping on them, just let ppl post without fear of being bombarded with laws and technicalities ffs,im not trying to "troll" im just giving my opinion, i don't agree with the way people are on here at times
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#259257 Unsatisfied Customer

Posted by daveyn on 25 February 2014 - 10:30 PM

No sympathy here... I work in retail and meet people like you all the time. All you have to do is make one little mistake or an oversight and people just can't wait to scream "poor customer service" and use that for leverage to get something for nothing.  So they made a mistake and you saw an opportunity, got on the phone to see what you could get for nothing...cause I mean really how were you inconvenianced' you had one mag that you could use while waiting for the other 3 to arrive, they were just late, its not a life or death situation here, just a couple of mags. Really there is no inconvenience at all. So the guy offers you 10% and a tee shirt, which is pretty darn reasonable, you accept the offer and then you decide "nope I want more" so you called back and said give me a free mag,(25% discount, which is a pretty big discount) chased the issue through a number of people, annoying them to no end and taking them away from servicing good customers and because you didn't get enough free stuff you were crying poor customer service. 

I think the 10% was reasonable,they offered, you accepted and then you tried to get 25%, they wouldn't give it to you and they are the problem?  You are the problem my friend, not the retailer. You got your mags, you got them for less than you expected to pay and you got a free toque to boot. sounds like you made out pretty well.

But you're upset because they didn't give in to your unreasonable request for a 25% discount cause they made a mailing error. I can guarantee they lost money on this deal with all the man hours involved, 2 mailings and the discount, I'm confident they are not upset at all that you won't be back.

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#106077 Seen Some Weird **** In Quinan!

Posted by butch on 25 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

So Saturday me and a couple friends decide to go wheeling in the back of quinan on the dirt road towards meat rock, so we went by meat rock made it to the pit thats up there played around there notice there was like a small tree that was like laying down across two rocks the tree was still green so I picked up on it right away didnt make sence so we decide to check it out, it was someone trying to cover their path we drive down as were going we can see a clearing and im think its some ones tree stand , finally we get to the bottom of the ridge and I spot a barrel, I was likre there someones bear sight and were parked there checking it out i look to my left and theres a big doe hanging in the tree about 10 feet from the barrel guts still in it, been there while cause it smelled awful! looked like either she had just gave birth or was about too she had some big nipples... but anyways it was a little freaky to say the least, the was a bunch of empty buckets painted black for growing I would guess but anyways should I report this to dnr? or just leave it be? I cant see why someone would jus hang a deer there and let it rot?

I stumbled across this post the other day and it just makes my blood boil to read all the “BULLS**T “that has been posted here. I can’t hold my anger back any longer and am going to post what really happened.

I am the owner of the bear site in question. I had it registered back in 1999-2000 and am still hunting there today. Yes, I had a small tree covering the 4 wheeler track to my bear site, as I wanted to keep all the “Yahoos and Thieves” out, as we all know that there are plenty of those types around today. About 3-4 days before you Yahoos “discovered” my trail, I had re baited the site with a road kill doe deer, obtained legally from Natural Resources, and I hung the doe up a tree at my site. I had two white buckets at that site, one fastened to the base of the same tree as the doe, and that bucket had cooking oil in it. The other white bucket had some food scraps in it, and I just set it by the tree. The black bucket with holes in it to let rain out, is one that I usually put some fish in and hang it up high to keep small animals and out. It is black so it won’t be too conspicuous. There is also a 45 gallon steel barrel chained to a tree, and that barrel has a 8 inch hole cut into it for the bears to get at the bait, it stands out like a sore thumb. My tree stand with ladder and roof overlooking the whole set up stands out quite well too. Those numerous black lumpy things scattered around on the ground, “Hawkeye”, are called Bear scat.
Now, after you Yahoo 4 wheeler cowboys find my path, you sashay right down to my site, not caring if you stink up the site with human and gasoline odors. You dismount, from your critters, and then mosey all around through my bear site. You look around and take everything you see into deep consideration, Lets see boys, theres a tree stand, a ladder, a 45 gallon bait barrel, 3 empty bait buckets, Heavens sake boys one bucket is even black with holes in it, a dead deer for bait and bear poop all around. “YEP SHE`S A GROW OP SITE BOYS, AINT NO DOUBT ABOUT IT”. An extraordinary conclusion “Sherlock”, an outstanding piece of detective work, “ABSOLUTLY BRILLIANT”. Then you mount your trusty steeds, and roar off in a cloud of dust, back to Dodge, wondering whether or not to turn me in to Marshall Dillon
Now let us get to the good part. You went into great detail in your post, about what you saw. But it is AMAZING, that, although you could see big nipples on a dead deer, you never once mentioned seeing a “TRAIL CAMERA”. You know the one. The TRAIL CAMERA THAT YOU GUY`S TOOK WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEFT. You have got some kind of Gall, to steal my trail camera and then make this post.
Imagine my surprise when I later returned at a later date, with more bait, to find my Trail Camera stolen. I was definitely not impressed. Sort of spoiled my faith in humanity, you might say. So I immediately reported the THEFT to DNR since it happened on Crown Land. The very professional ranger that I dealt with, put 2 and 2 together from other information that he had, and got my camera returned from you guys, under a “no questions asked” deal. At least I got my camera back, but unfortunately you got lucky and avoided criminal charges. But I bet it sure was embarrassing to have to hand over the camera,. Wish I could have seen that. LOL
“OH” By the way. I have some nice pictures of you guys messing around my site. Really like the one where one of you has a leak beside my bear bait. Thanks for that. I will let you know if it draws them in. Maybe if I see you around my site again I would be able to show you the pictures, or maybe I could just post the pictures on the site here when I get home. Yes, there has been some “WEIRD ****” going on in Quinan, been a lot of camp break-ins too. My friends and I will be keeping and eye out for you cowboys, maybe our trails will cross in the great outdoors, and we can have a hands on experience while discussing this a little further. Till we meet again, Happy Trails, “Partn`ers”
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#652642 3Rd Moose Cull Planned For C B H N P - Cbc News

Posted by Bob LeBlanc on 07 January 2017 - 12:55 PM

Sorry nomad, but neither the moose nor the land give a hoot about politics. The politics, jealousies, prejudices and anger this cull generates are the feelings of we humans alone. ...


...and so is the want to play / be God. (that's directed at Parks Canada...not you, ALW ;) )

The moose isn't an ecological problem...the park is the problem.

The moose (not necessarily this sub-species) has been here for a lot longer than people...and people have hunted them since the dawn of time. The moose are, simply, a re-introduction.


If nothing else, the park is clear example of how important hunting and hunters are to the ecology.

Take us out of the equation, and things'll get out of hand...quick! ;)

Resolving one problem by creating another?...is putting a band-aid on a severed leg. It only looks good for a short period of time.


Shut the park down mid-September...make it its own 'Zone'...and allow everyone to hunt...and the 'problem' goes away...and the moose gets to live another day...


Unfortunately, political correctness will never allow that to happen.

Definition of 'political correctness'??...Wrongness justified.



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#617722 Mi'kmaq Chiefs Have Reached Out To The Nsfah

Posted by Bob LeBlanc on 16 October 2016 - 07:10 AM

Some questions...(I don't expect any answers...that would certainly be atypical of those involved!! :lol:  :wacko: )...


1) Has the NSFAH enlisted specialists in race relations...and more specifically the Indian Act ?

2) Is the NSFAH prepared to take on / participate in any action against the Indian Act in the Supreme Court of Canada ?

3) Who, from the Federation, is actually, physically participating in these discussions with Chief Googoo ?

4) How (Who) is the Federation determining the facets of Chief Googoo's wishes that are to be supported ?

5) Under what authority is the Federation involved ?


This is much, MUCH more than simply Highland's moose.

Federal recognition of the Qalipu (Newfoundland Mi'kmaq descendants) is at its heart.


So...IF this is trully about moose...in my opinion...


People can only control that which is under their immediate control.

The NS Mi'kmaq community needs to get their own house in order before dictating to others that they clean up theirs...ie. institute controls over their band members.

If they aren't prepared / willing / taking actual steps to do that...they aren't sincere...and the NSFAH is simply a political pawn.

If they don't have the authority / means to do that...neither does the NSFAH.


The Pandora's Box that we know as the Native hunt in the Highlands was opened and exploited by the Mi'kmaq.

They need to fix what they can fix (which means controlling themselves) first before the hunters of this province give them any support...IMHO.

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#617106 Mi'kmaq Chiefs Have Reached Out To The Nsfah

Posted by Woodsie123 on 13 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

maybe try starting with simpler things, like getting all the hunters and tribes hunting ethically, (yes i know its not everyone in every band) lets try giving the moose a fighting chance to survive, by this i mean no driving around at night time killing them with lights in there face or standing up in the back of your pickup trucks during the day racing up and down the woods roads shooting them. it was like a highway watching truck loads of natives driving up and down all day long back and forth. i was in zone 4 this year during the first season and it was absolutely disgusting how the moose were being hunted and killed there were more gut piles in the roads than you could imagine, there were 4 killed on saturday and sunday before the season even opened, even a bigger joke that the DNR officers (who were also guides there guiding) joke about how they are being killed saying "about another hour or so night shift should be rolling in" 

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#615178 2016 Successful Moose Hunts

Posted by BigBuck152 on 06 October 2016 - 07:21 PM

Wow where are all the entries??!! Wasn't fortunate enough to get a tag this year but did manage to get up for a few days to do some calling, videoing and sight seeing. Every time I get up there I never want to leave!! I took a little footage so hope you all enjoy!

Congrats to everyone who has tagged out! Truly a great way to spend a fall in Nova Scotia!!

Take'em, man oh man what a beast! Glad I got to see it in person! That thing is a true giant! Not two alike in the world!
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#552130 Tax Time !

Posted by Bob LeBlanc on 02 February 2016 - 04:48 PM


Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early mandatory retirement thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.


This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).


Persons selected to be RAPEd can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).


Persons who have been RAPEd and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).


A person may be RAPEd once, SHAFTed twice and SCREWed as many times as the Government deems appropriate.


Persons who have been RAPEd could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).


Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTed or SCREWed any further by the Government.


Persons who are not RAPEd and are staying on will receive as much **** (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of **** they give our citizens.


Should you feel that you do not receive enough ****, please bring this to the attention of your MP, who has been trained to give you all the **** you can handle.



The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)


PS - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.


:lol:  :lol:  :D 



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#497442 Gun Owners Are In The Sights Of Rcmp .....again

Posted by JohnHope on 24 October 2015 - 02:42 PM

I know I will be labeled an anti, but aside from the lost monetary value of a possession I have no issue with a ban on SKS rifles. I have no idea why they are necessary to have, and the bayonet makes them look worse. I get that people like shooting them, they are cheap to buy, and people see this as the thin edge of the wedge, but because I use guns for hunting the loss of the SKS is not meaningful to me. And to be honest I think that is part of the issue. There may may be 2m gun owners, but I wonder how many would actually lament the loss of SKS and other semi-auto rifles that are not made for hunting.

Pile on.

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#414481 Sunday Hunting Public Consultation & Survey

Posted by nomad on 17 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

I am curious as to everyone who votes no because "it will hurt deer herd number" get the idea it will devastate their numbers?

I equate it to a kind of "chicken little" disease. It has been around longer than the common cold lol. The traditional archers said compound bows would devastate game numbers,the compound guys said crossbows would do likewise. The rifle guys say the muzzleloader guys will devastate deer numbers and so on.......lif anyone thinks today's hunting pressure is really effecting game numbers to the degree we see on a zone by zone basis,they really need to look elsewhere imo for a more impactful cause. It is right under our noses. You can clearly see it when you fly over the province.Habitat loss and the demise of the family farms are having the most profound affect followed by predation imo.
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#387913 Two Deer A Season

Posted by ALW on 15 December 2014 - 12:46 PM

I'd like to clarify that the Province of Nova Scotia does not issue a "Primitive Season Deer Tag" as is being tossed around here. We have an "Archery/MuzzleLoader" tag and a "General Season" tag.


For all those many online armchair wildlife biologists and managers and self proclaimed law makers I'd respectfully ask that you keep your personal opinions as just that, YOUR OPINION rather than trying to impose and design new provincial regulation based on your personal beliefs on licensed, legal hunters. Again, get over yourselves and your beliefs that YOU have all the answers, are the ONLY honest, ethical hunter YOU know of, and are somehow entitled to dictate to the rest of us just how its gonna be in YOUR WORLD.


I had 2 tags this season, as did many other hunters I know. I filled neither. A few filled both, and many others filled only one or neither. That was my choice, and I do not believe I'm exceptionally unique in that fact. I find it ironic in the extreme that those that are most vocal about opportunities afforded the 'other guy', are generally also those so called sportsmen obsessed with filling their tag at any cost. Which IMO is typically where the rubber meets the road in these complaints... concerns over if they are getting deer, how will I ever get MINE! Petty jealousy and an irrational fear of somebody getting ahead of them at the end of the day.


I'd suggest that those that feel inline muzzleloaders should be removed from the early season as being 'too modern', what are your thoughts on limiting archery gear to only recurves and self-bows? As we certainly wouldn't want an unfair advantage offered by wheels, cables, 80%+ let off, overdraws, illuminated peep and pin sights, carbon shafts, releases, and composite limb materials? After all, none of this very 'modern' archery accessories are in any way 'primitive' by any measure.


This province seems to have an over abundance of 'sportsmen' that have all the answers, and can point out all the errors they perceive in every aspect of their lives it seems. It must be trying being so perfect folks! 


I'll say it again, get over yourselves!   

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#367986 Proud Of Myself Today (New Photo Added)!

Posted by justin_james on 08 November 2014 - 11:39 PM

Well Today was my first day hunting by myself and it was also the first day I actually got to see a deer come out while in the stand.

It was windy and cold today but I had a good feeling about this evening due to the wind dyeing down.


As I was climbing my stand ladder a button buck came out and started eating apples. I was making lots of noise due to just arriving and getting setup with a backpack and a rifle on my back that still needed to be loaded. I was shocked to see that before I was even sitting in the stand I had a deer at the apple pile.


I took some photos of him eating apples and posted them on my facebook and I had lots of experienced hunters saying "take him", and "what are you waiting for"... but my ethics told me not to shoot him because in my eyes he was just a fawn... 


I said "no" and that I would wait for something with more meat to offer allowing this little guy to grow up to feed a family next year.

It didn't feel right to me but I feel really good about leaving him eat his apples and walk off into the woods with a full belly.


No more deer came out today but even if I knew I would not get another buck to shoot at today I would still have made the same decision.


I have heard so many stories of first time hunters getting all worked up and shooting the first thing they see but I didn't have that feeling at all. I felt calm and satisfied with just getting to see one eating my apples.


I'll wait for the 6 pointer that I have been seeing on my trail cam.



I'm curious as to what other people's thoughts are and what they would have done. Did I make a good ethical decision or was I a fool to let that meat walk off into the woods?


Regardless of what people feel I should have done I only care about how my decision made me feel but it would be interesting to hear the comments.

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#358482 Hunters For The Hungry

Posted by MWO on 30 October 2014 - 09:57 AM


The very best advise anyone can give you (I mean this in a positive way totally) is as a new Hunter (you indicated that in another thread) that you read your hunting summary booklet from cover to cover. It is rather informative and will keep you on the straight and narrow regarding what you are allowed to do and what the regs are. I have hunted for decades but read it each and eevry year, cover to cover.

As to your question onlya6pt has answered it.

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