Deer Herd Reduction Planned For Rondeau Provincial Park
Monday November 9th, 2015
Posted at 7:22pm
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A “deer herd reduction” is being planned for Rondeau Provincial Park.
The decision was made after recent deer population surveys conducted in 2015 indicate a deer herd reduction was warranted. A high deer population is a major pressure on the park’s ecological integrity.
Deer herd reductions are allowed under the park’s current management plan.
Ontario Parks and the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown have reached an agreement to conduct the deer herd reduction at Rondeau Provincial Park. Members of the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown will only be using rifles and will be informed of the safety protocol and harvesting techniques before the deer herd reduction begins.
The park will be closed to the public on the afternoons of November 10th, 12th, 17th and 19th and the mornings from December 8th to 10th, 2015, for a deer herd reduction. In November the deer herd reduction will begin from noon to one half-hour after sunset. In December, the deer herd reduction will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end at 1pm.