Hamilton announces Deer Harvest dates and location

A controversial deer hunt in St.Catharines will start this weekend.

The annual event at Short Hills Provincial Park has drawn protest for several years, with supporters claiming it helps to control the deer population at several Ontario parks.

Meantime, the Hamilton Conservation Authority announcing its deer harvest will take place in two areas of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

The hunt takes place in one area of the park on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between November 13th and December 7th.

The harvest continues in the new year in another part of the park Monday to Thursdays between January 2nd and the 11th.

Hamilton officials say the number of deer to be harvested is limited at 60 and police and ministry officials have been notified.

The release states 'Deer harvesting has been a long-standing tradition of the Haudenosaunee dating back thousands of years and serving an important role in their way of life. With regards to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA), the Nanfan Treaty or the Treaty at Albany of 1701 gives the Haudenosaunee the right to harvest and fish in this area.'

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