A controlled deer hunt by bow and arrow will be permitted on private properties in rural areas within the City of Thunder Bay this fall.
Deer Bow Hunt Season (City of Thunder Bay) – September 1 to December 15, 2012
Bow hunters will require the written permission of private property owners in designated rural or semi-rural area within city limits to hunt deer from September 1 to December 15. Hunters taking part in the controlled bow hunt must abide by the provincial hunting regulations for archery equipment including the possession of a valid outdoors card and proper tags to hunt deer.
*Print copies of the Maps, Rules and Forms are available at Development Services in Victoriaville Civic Centre.
City of Thunder Bay Licensing & Enforcement, Thunder Bay Police and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources are involved in the administration and enforcement of the rules and regulations for the controlled bow hunt.
A public information session was held on Thursday August 23 at Confederation College to answer public concerns about the controlled hunt. Close to 90 people turned out to the evening session to ask questions related to public safety and the safety for bow hunters involved.
For more information on the bylaws pertaining to the City of Thunder Bay's Deer Management Strategy, call City Licensing & Enforcement at 625-2710.