Moose Numbers Still A Concern In The Northeast

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 14:42



Chiefs in the Cumberland Delta expect to meet soon with Saskatchewan Environment officials regarding the dwindling moose population in the area.


For the past several years, the number of moose in the region has been on the decline.


Much of the blame has been placed on poaching and natural predators like wolves.


However, Shoal Lake Chief Marcel Head says he believes the government should limit the number of hunters allowed to bag moose on an annual basis.


Head also thinks too many members of the public are under the belief First Nations hunters are responsible for the decline.


He says nothing could be further from the truth, since young hunters are taught about the importance of conservation from their elders.


Meanwhile, Chief Walter Sewap of the Cumberland House Cree Nation doesn’t believe the situation is quite as bad as some have made it out to be, but he looks forward to future meetings on the issue.