Friday, 17 June 2016

Petition to Create Metis Hunting Zones

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The Rural Municipality of Pipestone, Manitoba has passed a resolution and created a petition to have the Provincial Government create designated hunting zones for Metis status hunters in the province. Story here.


John Fefchak, Virden said...

Say Good-by to our Wildlife Animals and hunting.

It is upsetting to me.(Supreme Court rules on Metis,non-status Indians,14 Apr. 2016 ) The most recent decision
provided by the Supreme Court of Canada,regarding Metis and non-status Indians, I believe could place our
wildlife and their survival in dire jeopardy. There will be no safe place,and it will be open season on hunting,
"anytime and anywhere"!

Using modern firearms and transportation modes will surely add to the demise of natures creatures,….our Wildlife
and Conservation Officers are powerless to intervene. It's a sad state of affairs.

The present unrestricted,open season, hunting privileges are being sorely abused. Unrestricted hunting becomes a killing field and
animals have no safe refuge for themselves or to bear and raise their young. The Rights and Freedoms of our wild life
needs to be honoured and protected, but they are not!

Unrestricted hunting by First Nations members is also threatening moose numbers, according to Manitoba Wildlife

A very sad but predictable ending for our wildlife.

As long as there are different hunting laws/and no laws for different people in Manitoba, this contentious
issue will continue.

Personally, I have no quarrel with First Nations people /and Metis having unrestricted hunting privileges, as their fore bearers,
"WHEN there is a desperate NEED for food and Survival". However, if they are so eager to pursue "their inherent right to hunt",
regardless of any season, time or law, the they must revert to using arrows and spears,as utilized by their forefathers.

Unless the hunting laws are changed, I am of the opinion, that it is only a matter of time that big game hunting will be no more.
The animals will eventually be shamefully exterminated. The predication, by humans, will be complete.

John Fefchak said...

High Powered Rifles.....Winches on trucks and using Quads , all to make harvesting animals "easier"
And these people have the impudence to brag about these accomplishments!
Further more, that is not the traditional way that their forefathers and people hunted animals for food.
John Fefchak.

John Fefchak said...

Who will Stand Up for Manitoba's Wildlife?‏

An Open Letter to the Premier of Manitoba.

Moose 'doomed' without closure on hunting: Official (re:Brandon Sun,June 23)

Dear Premier Pallister;

So,who will stand up for our wildlife and tell it as it needs to be told?
It was my understanding that the AMM (Association of Manitoba Municipalities)
was the 'sounding board' for the Reeves and councillors to have their say and
provide input for the betterment of issues and all Manitobans.
Apparently I am wrong.

The Reeve of Pipestone had brought forth a very serious situation concerning
the shooting of moose in southwestern Manitoba and for that he is deserving
of a medal, but what does he get from the AMM district meeting, for his efforts,
…a raspberry! And when certain names are brought forth…Oh!.. that is being racist.
This situation really makes me sad. Because of being perceived as a racist, we
will have to stand by and watch the moose and other wildlife disappear.
And guidelines as we all know are not the same as regulations! Guidelines have no enforcement.
Conservation Officers are powerless to administer charges to certain
individuals who hunt at night, using spotlights without regard of seasons or safety.
Granted,the claim of inherent rights applies. However,using modern weaponry in to-days
society is a far cry from how 'their ancestors' hunted animals.

Recently a Metis hunter told CJ Radio about purchasing a new quad and using
the winch in his truck and a high power rifle that could shoot moose at 500 yards
to make harvesting animals easier.
He boasts about his purchases in a manner
that suggests impudence to the moose and the residents of the area.

The province must re-act. It has to undertake the challenge of terminating the existing situation from continuing and provide conservation for the animals. The repercussions are intolerable.
Without question,the province cannot shirk this responsibility.