Province seeks trail camera owners to help manage deer and bear populations

The province says it's seeking trail camera owners to help biologists manage the province's deer and bear populations. 

The government is asking hunters and others to fill out a trail camera survey describing what they see in their photos. 

A news release from the government says the responses could reveal information about how many deer have fawns, how fast the deer population is growing, and locations where bear and deer are thriving. 

Natural resources already collects information on the deer herd through pellet surveys and by examining a deer's jawbone after harvest to determine the deer's age.

Survey information must be from trail camera photographs taken before Dec. 10th and can be submitted at https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/trailsurvey/.

Everyone who submits a completed trail camera survey form before Dec. 10, will have a chance to win a high-quality trail camera.