Harvesting

Algonquins of Ontario

2019/2020 – HARVEST UPDATE

ALGONQUINS OF GREATER GOLDEN LAKE FIRST NATION       

MOOSE HARVEST

The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) as represented by the Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) continue to work closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to implement this year’s harvest plan. The moose numbers continue to remain stable and are increasing within certain Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), in part due to the efforts of our sustainable harvest.

In keeping with last year, the 2019/2020 Moose Harvest will involve a draw system for both inside and outside Algonquin Park and the harvesting requirements will remain the same.

DEER HARVEST

We request that you continue to report all deer harvest by WMU, so that the ANRs will have a better handle on what to do for future harvests to ensure sustainability.  Remember, we need to look out for future generations.

ELK HARVEST

The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are entering our seventh year of our trial Adult Elk Harvest from September 1, 2018 to December 21, 2018.  In 2016-2017, the AOO harvested 9 Elk, specifically 8 cows and 1 bull.  Based on the results from the 2017 aerial elk survey the population is stable however it is estimated to be below the current population objective. The calf and mature bull proportion of the population has been noted as a cause for concern.  Allocations of tags recognize the need optimize proportions of bulls, cows and calves.  Allocations for elk will remain the same for the 2019 season.

Harvesters are to continue to report their harvest by WMU and Elk Harvest Area. In addition, harvesters are to report the bull elk antler class. The antler class is determined by the number of points per side (e.g. 2×2, 3×3, 4×5 etc.). This information will assist the AOO in determining how many bulls are harvested each season.

Like last year, individuals in all communities are eligible to apply for both Elk Tags and Moose Tags.  Individuals will also be allowed to hold both an Elk Tag and a Moose Tag.  However, individual communities may choose to opt out of this approach and allocate tags differently.

There is no Elk Calf Harvest and there are no Bow Tags for Elk.

AVOID HARVESTING

Mature Bull Elk

The AOO are encouraging harvesters to avoid harvesting mature bull elk. As noted above, the ratio of mature bull elk to cow elk is a cause for concern. In order to protect the population and move towards maximum productivity, the mature bull elk require some assistance. It is recommended that Algonquin harvesters avoid harvesting bull elk with an antler class greater than 3×3. A 3×3 bull elk is described as having 3 points (tines) on both antlers (see image below). A bull elk with at least one side with 4 or more points should be avoided.

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The image above depicts the antlers of a 3×3 bull elk.

Collared Elk

Algonquin Harvesters should avoid harvesting elk that have been collared. These collared animals are an important component of ongoing elk research and monitoring programs. No replacement tags will be issued in these circumstances.

If you harvest an animal wearing an ear-tag or collar, this animal was chemically immobilized in the past using veterinary drugs. Health Canada has established recommended guidelines for consumption. Please contact the AOO Consultation Office at 613-735-3759 to report your harvest. The AOO will follow up with MNRF to obtain information on the length of time when the animal was chemically immobilized and advise the harvester accordingly.

For additional information on the consumption of chemically immobilized wildlife see Attachment 1 provided by Health Canada.

HARVEST REQUIREMENTS

Moose Harvest inside Algonquin Park

  • A minimum of six names to an Adult Tag and one name to a Calf Tag. The number of Calf Tags available will be limited as in past years.
  • Individual harvesters may request a Calf Tag from their ANR if they are not successful in the adult draw.

Moose Harvest outside Algonquin Park

  • A minimum of six names to an Adult Tag and one name to a Calf Tag. The number of Calf Tags available will be limited, particularly in WMUs 48, 55A, 55B and 57, to continue to manage these herds sustainability.
  • There will be a special Bow Harvest in some of the WMUs outside of Algonquin Park. This will require two names to an Adult Tag and one name to a Calf Tag.
  • Individual harvesters may request a Calf Tag from their ANR if they are not successful in the adult draw.

Moose Harvest Dates inside Algonquin Park (Rifle)

2019 – 2020 Season:

Cow Moose:    October 15, 2019 – December 21, 2019

Bull Moose:     October 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Calf Moose:     October 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020 (or earlier if the target has been achieved)

Deer:               October 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Moose Harvest Dates outside Algonquin Park (Rifle) 

2019 – 2020 Season:

Cow Moose:    October 15, 2019 – December 21, 2019

Bull Moose:     October 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Calf Moose:     October 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Note: WMU 41 begins on Sunday, October 8, 2018 for Cow, Bull and Calf Moose 

Moose Harvest Dates outside Algonquin Park (Bow Harvest)

There will be a special Bow Harvest in some of the WMUs outside of Algonquin Park. Two names to an adult tag and one to a calf tag.

2019 – 2020 Bow Season:

Bull Moose:  September 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Calf Moose:  September 15, 2019 – January 15, 2020 (or earlier if the target has been achieved)

Cow Moose: September 15, 2019 – December 21, 2019

Deer Harvest Dates outside Algonquin Park (Rifle)

Deer:               September 1, 2019 – January 15, 2020 (except for special permit).

WMU 41:         September 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019 (Please note, season has been reduced for deer harvest in WMU 41)

Elk Harvest Dates outside Algonquin Park (Adult Elk Only, Rifle Only)

Elk:                  September 1, 2019 – December 21, 2019 (Cow or Bull) (Please note, season has been reduced for the elk harvest)

Note:  Remember that the boundary for WMU 41 starts at the westernmost point of Trout Lake using Trout Lake North which becomes Hwy 63.  The Boundary is then Hwy 63 (harvest southeast) through to the Quebec border bridge over the Ottawa River.

Reporting and Enforcement:

It is mandatory that you report your harvest to AOO harvest monitors and ANRs within 24 hours after your harvest. Reporting is essential to the conservation of moose within Algonquin territory. Please respect MNRF enforcement and other authorities encountered while harvesting.

Application Instructions for Moose and Elk Harvest

  1. This year, individuals in all communities are eligible to apply for both Elk Tags and Moose Tags. Individuals will also be allowed to hold both an Elk Tag and a Moose Tag.  However, individual communities may choose to opt out of this approach and allocate tags differently.
  2. WMU Option 1 is the applicant’s first choice for an area to harvest Moose. WMU Option 2 is the applicant’s second choice for an area to harvest Moose.
  3. WMU Option 2 will only be used if no one applies for a certain WMU as their first choice. In past years, several of the WMU Option 1’s were filled, so it is important to include a second option.  See the attached Algonquin Harvest Map A for Moose Harvest WMU selections.
  4. For Elk Harvest there are no WMU selections (see the attached map for Elk Harvest Areas).
  5. All applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply for any draw. Those who are successful this year will not be able to apply in next year’s Adult Moose Tag draw.
  6. If you received an Adult Moose Tag last year, you are not eligible for this year’s draws. Please check that no one on your application was successful with last year’s draw for an Adult Moose, if you do not want to be excluded from this year’s draws.
  7. Only one Adult Moose Tag per household.
  8. Tags will be drawn by alternating Bull, then Cow for both inside and outside Park.
  9. Anyone not receiving an Adult Moose Tag will be eligible for Moose Calf Tag. Calf Tags will only be provided upon request from your ANR.
  10. Anyone over the age of 16 years of age can apply specifically for a Calf Tag, if their name isn’t attached to an Adult Moose Tag already. Algonquin
  11. Only those who apply and return this application by the due date will be allowed to participate in this year’s community Adult Tag Draw.
  12. The Moose Harvest and Elk Harvest Draw will take place on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 1pm at the Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre located at 1 Henan Road, Pembroke.
  13. Applications should be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:

Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation

1692 Black Bay Road, Petawawa, ON     K8H 2W8

Telephone: 613-687-2608 or 613-587-4360

Fax: 613-735-6307

Email: cpmielke@bell.net or paulthewall@nrtco.net

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED

NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. Friday, July 26th, 2019

 

Here is the application – 2019-2020 Harvest Update Newsletter

 

Please also fill out the following Questionnaires as well after the harvest ends. your feedback is much appreciated in protecting the herd in the years to come.

2019-2020 Moose Harvest Questionnaire_20180416

2019-2020_ Elk Harvest Questionnaire_20180316

Review our harvest maps here:

Map A_Algonquin Harvest of Moose_Deer_2016-2017

Map B_Elk Harvest Areas

Algonquin Park Harvest Area

 

Harvest Draw Results 2018

 

Rifle Results
Last Name First Name WMU Bull/Cow
Bertrand Paul 51 Cow
Blackmore Darwin 51 Bull
Boulanger Richard 48 Cow
Boulanger Todd 41 Cow
Bourgoin Adam 61 Bull
Brady Tyler 48 Cow
Brunette Robert 48 Bull
Caughey Craig 58 Cow
Chartrand Edward 51 Cow
Clouthier Brad 51 Cow
Clouthier Todd 51 Cow
Dent Cindy 51 Bull
Eno Allen D 51 Cow
Fleury Kevin 55A Bull
Fleury Donald 51 Bull
Godin Dylan 51 Bull
Godin John Thomas 51 Bull
Godin Reid 51 Cow
Grace Blaine 51 Bull
Grace David 51 Cow
Hisko Ruth 48 Cow
Jones Jack G 51 Cow
Jones Tom 51 Cow
King Betty 51 Cow
King Vincent 51 Bull
Laderoute Lawrence 61 Cow
Lance Micheal 51 Bull
Lance Ron 48 Bull
Lance Tammy 51 Bull
Libby Dave 55B Bull
Maika Wade 58 Bull
McCutcheon Kirk 51 Cow
Meilleur Terry 51 Cow
Mielke Edward 51 Cow
Nicholas Ronald 63 Cow
Poirier James 51 Bull
Roberts Paddy 48 Bull
Sperry Michael 63 Bull
Suckow Danby 51 Bull
Switzer Donald J 51 Cow
Traversey Michael 48 Cow
Trenhaile Rob 51 Bull
Turcotte Brandon 51 Cow
Turcotte Perry L 51 Bull
White Steven 51 Bull

 

 

 

Bow Results
Last Name First Name WMU Bull/Cow
Bourgoin Brett 48 Cow
Godin Jacinthe 48 Bull
Lamure Benjamin J 48 Bull
Moreau Kristin 48 Bull
Moreau Tyler 48 Bull
Morgan Keith 48 Cow
Murphy Judy 48 Cow
Phinney Randy 48 Bull
Phinney Tim 48 Cow
Rabishaw Karen 48 Cow
Tomasini Adam 55b Bull
Tremblay Roger 48 Bull
Trottier Jeffrey 48 Cow

*Scott Phinney gave back his cow tag and an internal draw was conducted and Judy Murphy won

Elk Results
Last Name First Name Bull/Cow
Bourgoin Adam Cow
Bourgoin Kerry Cow
Clouthier Geoff Cow
Fleury Kevin Cow
McMillan Tom Cow
Poirier James Bull
Turcotte Perry L Cow

 

 

Check here for the F2017 Harvest Numbers

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