Dr. Scott Petrie response to Charles Cecile concerns regarding Ontario’s Dove Hunting Season
As a media recipient of Dr Scott Petrie email about Dove hunting I felt this topic important.
Please contact either person if you have concerns,
BUT please respect their views and stay on topic
From: Charles Cecile <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM
Subject: [Ontbirds] Ontario Doves
To: [email protected]Hi Birders,The Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada) has changed its Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations to allow the hunting of Mourning Doves in central and southern Ontario starting this fall. This is an area of Ontario that hosts many breeding and migrating bird species.My understanding is that the hunt is mainly for target practice and sport for hunters. But how many other bird species will be shot by frustrated or ignorant hunters?
Shame on Scott Petrie (Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, Long Point Waterfowl) for pushing to get this hunt approved. He is reported to have said that “the dove hunt will be great for young hunters. “Because we have so many (doves), it’s a good opportunity for them to get out and shoot and practise their skills.”http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4051895-doves-get-another-reason-to-mourn-in-september/
( You can respond [email protected] about the above article )
Apparently, Birds Studies Canada (Port Rowan) hasn’t taken an official position on the hunt.
If you care about this issue, let your opinions be known to those who make these decisions! Write to: Jack Hughes, manager of population conservation with Canadian Wildlife Service Ontario, Environment Canada.
From Dr. Scott Pertrie