From the Manitoba co-operator- which has been serving Manitoba farmers since 1925- not to be often presented due to political correctness– Its not unlike radio host Shaun Hannity explaining that during Hurricane Katrina that it was a shame that he was stuck at work. What he would not of given to be holding a rugged chain saw back home in his yard.
It seems he had been trying for years to have a number of large big old oak trees cut down or at least to obtain permits to do such with more rules than Obamacare in his way – and all to non-avail. Its not as if gun-safety factors & procedures for hunters were an issue at hand.
With the storm on-board. Strong weather conditions and all the down roads it was near impossible for any storm troopers to appear in a big black Expedition to quell the sounds of chain saws in the forest.
For after all – nature took those trees out and in the city cleanup they were hauled away in big Ford trucks. All in all not much would be noticed or be on the record .
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A lot of Manitoba’s seasonal hunters come from out of the province and even offshore. Sure to some extent its competition for locals and their families. Yet we are not at subsistence hunting levels on the Manitoba prairies – not matter what the incidental damage the well meaning government biology types and San Fransisco high rise academics and environmentalist green and granola types have done. Believe it or not some of these do-ggoders are setting up “drone fleets” to monitor us. Lets hope Manitoba Hydro cannot ship them power. Yet is a case of miss prim and proper down there in the big city - look at your own record of dealing humanely with animals and livestock. Yet why don’t you just speed and away and leave the roads to the rest of here in rural Mb. We work hard enough here just to maintain our livestock. farms and fields – as well as wildlife without you bothering us. The other way of expressing this – is that when you chew your food don’t complain about the farmer working his guts out while you have coffee at the mall.
On top of that the influx of the “foreigners” gives the trade good income as well as new types to mingle and interact with. Everyone has different experiences , skills and tips. If nothing else they will need reliable transportation. Perhaps your brother or cousin will fix their dearborn blue or gun-metal grey Ford F-150 truck in his shop to get it going.
Hence its a wise idea to check and verify what hunting seasons are like and what is going on elsewhere. If the weather or hunting is not good so to speak – there is a higher likelihood of a visit and more visits to “our friends in the North” from our American cousins and even those overseas. Lastly remember its not only 2013/ 2014 we are thinking of – but in the upcoming 2014 through to 2-16 future seasons as well. After all it may be a case of waterfowl populations in the Dakotas fluctuating on the low side.
On top of that who knows – just like the pest Red River channel catfish are revered by American fisherman – these imports may just love our “wild boar” ?
One good resource to follow is at the link below:
Duck elk deer hunting provincial licenses
Its not unlike the City of Winnipeg Police going after the Hell’s Angels in Winnipeg and then after all the lockups having a competitive group from Quebec move in to fill the vacuum. So it starts with TB in elk & deer in Riding Mountain.
Yet here we are at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba .When you adjust one variable or deal with one pressing issue it always seems something else or just the inertia of wildlife looking for sustenance or a “free / easy meal” works its way in. You might think that these wild animals were Manitoba NDP proponents and members. Yet deal with one thing and next you are out there in field and forest with your FX4. Yet is the whole conclusion that these areas should be closed to hunting ?
So it is with ranchers adjacent to the Riding Mountain National Park. The headline reads: Riding Mountain ranchers face new threat, or perhaps threats. Yet its not as if you can just pack up the farm in your blue flame Ford F-150 or F-250 crewcab truck and just roll away.
First in response to concerns over elk tuberculosis and culling of the elk herds. In response wolves and coyotes have begun attacks on ranchers flocks of sheep as well as calves . The concern is that this bovine tb can spread to cattle and even the Bison ( Buffalo) herd at lake Auty in the park. Luckily all in all even with a cull of neighborhood wolves and coyotes their population and extinctions are not an issue what so ever – even by Provincial Gov’t biologists.
“The predators are having their McDonald’s taken away. “Now what you’re going to have is a predator problem,” said Ed Maydaniuk, who runs a small cattle and horse operation north of Rossburn, and just south of RMNP.”
Yet the issue is to hunt ,not to hunt or close the season for the year ??
Add in an increased hunting season for deer in the area , and lastly bears that are not the biggest and largest and being left alone by hunters – and now coming to feed at the ranch and its one big troubling party.
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The CBC further wrote an article about the Bloodvein band having a moose hunt. Somehow its wrong for this group to have a derby whereas fishing and even other hunting derbies as well as fishing derbies abound in Manitoba.
As us pointed out in the CBC report that “not every one hunts nowadays” and that “hunting is expensive”. People in the community could well have benefited from the sharing of a rich bounty of fresh meat , which even older members of the community seldom have and are unlikely to obtain. You need a good tough reliable truck to be in the backwoods .
You can read more below at the following link for the article from the CBC : http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bloodvein-first-nation-s-moose-derby-draws-criticism-1.1859837?cmp=rss
This poster advertises a “moose derby” on the Bloodvein First Nation later this month, with prizes ranging between $500 and $5,000.
This poster advertises a “moose derby” on the Bloodvein First Nation later this month, with prizes ranging between $500 and $5,000. (Submitted)
photo is from CBC article
Oh no – loose lips sink ships. You would think this is a good thing for people to feed themselves off the land with moose meat. Bloodvein Reserve was going to have a community, which is essence would of been a way for people to fill up their freezer with good moose meat.
Yet somehow this was too well promoted – the word got out and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson contacted contacted Bloodvein First Nation Chief Roland Hamilton and put an end to this all fun.
What a shame there were prizes and all. Who knows there could of been real good prizes like brand new shiny pickup trucks with all the bells and whistles. What a shame – now people may well have to drive south to Winnipeg to get their groceries and mens’ toys.
You can read more at this link : http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Moose-hunt-derby-called-off-on-Bloodvein-First-Nation-224139761.html
The CBC also wrote about this at this link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bloodvein-first-nation-s-moose-derby-draws-criticism-1.1859837?cmp=rss
The nominations are open for the 2013 Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award. It would be best to get those in as soon as possible as nominations must be received by Oct. 15 and you know what Canada Post is like in the north.
Award ceremonies are actively being prepared for Nov. 21 at the Canad Inns Polo Park in Winnipeg.
Please take the time to nominate a deserving aboriginal youth in one of the many categories by logging onto the web site at MAYAA.ca. Nomination must be received by Oct. 15.
The Community Centre is in the process of finalizing the entertainment line up for the 13th Annual Métis Festival, which will be held on Oct.19.
The full posting is at this link and more can be read : http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2013/10/03/call-for-aboriginal-youth-noms
You can also join the Facebook and Twitter accounts.
There have been some justifiable concerns raised by the inhabitants in the area of the Grass River Provincial Park areas. Yet this is not the only discussions on the table when it comes to economic development of the Manitoba North. Manitoba Hydro and its Bi-Pole transmission line come into question as well.
Local residents feel that they have not been properly nor fully consulted , as per procedure , by the HudBay upcoming project. Hunting and game population levels can suffer. Yet all in all its neither a black and white issue nor a done deal.
Perhaps some of these Winnipeg centered bureaucrats should take a long drive up north in a reliable big SUV.
The effect on local upland caribou for subsistence hunting, as guaranteed by treaty by the Queen, Crown & Canadian governments. , as well as effect on local water quality by mining effluents are both concerns on the table. Both the Manitoba Government Wildlife Branch as well as HudBay spokespeople have yet to comment on the Reed mine project local area inhabitants concerns’ in full. Yet will the Reed project go on ?
You can read more at the following link to the article published in the Thompson Citizen newspaper online:
Yet as of today the Hudbay Reed project seems to be underway and “production “ according to reputable mining and mining resource authorities.
With the fall duck & waterfowl hunting season soon to arrive it might be fair game to mention again one of the most popular and widespread waterfowl that abounds for Manitoba hunters - the Mallard duck.
The proper latin nomenclature for this species is Anas platyrynchos. They generally run about 2 1/2 pounds in weight.
What is their range and where can they generally be found - : Breeds throughout majority of Canada and U.S. (Canadian breeding range expanding in east and north due to natural expansion and introduction by humans). Winters in U.S., northern Mexico and southern Canada (as long as open water and food are available far away from 40 below Manitoba winters ). Most widely distributed dabbler in the world. Yet for good bagging come fall hunts you will need a well serviced SUV to get you to the marsh wetlands.
Yet although commonly known as a North American species the Mallard is also known and distributed in 2013 in Europe and Asia.
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