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Update: Hunting in Elk Island National Park?

June 1, 2017

June 2017 Wildlands Advocate article, by Ian Urquhart

Should Parks Canada use hunters to cull what it calls “hyperabundant” ungulate populations in Elk Island National Park? That is one of the proposed management strategies Parks Canada is considering to address what the Agency regards as too many elk, moose, plains bison, and wood bison confined in the Park. “Population control” is the euphemism Parks Canada uses to describe the hunting option. The other options under consideration are: translocating disease-free animals (both bison populations) to other locations, auctioning the bison, selling all species to slaughterhouses, or altering the park’s fences to allow elk and moose to move outside of the park.

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