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    Quote Originally Posted by MihajloSimsic View Post
    In 55A they allow hunting of Wolves and coyotes from Sept 15th to March 31st. I still have a wolf tag from February (I take one with me when winter camping incase I need it because we have dogs with us).

    Regardless, the wolf population there seems aggressive and out of hand. I do not hunt deer there but the only animal I'm seeing there are wolves and they seem to have little fear of people. There are also several sheep and cattle farmers further south.
    55 has an asterisk beside it, there are counties in that area that are closed, due to the Algonquin Wolf. Ya, the numbers are going up but that is kind of the idea.

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    with the encroachment of human population i feel every wildlife population needs to be ....."managed" unfortunately politics and human "feelings" seem to get in the way of proper management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMcK View Post
    with the encroachment of human population i feel every wildlife population needs to be ....."managed" unfortunately politics and human "feelings" seem to get in the way of proper management.
    Yea the spring bear hunt was sure a great example of that !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    55 has an asterisk beside it, there are counties in that area that are closed, due to the Algonquin Wolf. Ya, the numbers are going up but that is kind of the idea.
    Good point. But the township I hunt is not on that list. Wolves that move up-wind towards human scent while yipping in excitement is a concern. Not only that but they are packing up pretty early around there. I doubt their numbers are going to be hurt being 20km away from possibly the biggest wolf population in ontario where they cannot be hunted (algonquin). You can tell their numbers are getting too high here. I used to see deers 2 years ago here and now I never see them all year. Also I have no raccoons on any of my baits and I rarely see foxes compared to in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Yea the spring bear hunt was sure a great example of that !!!
    The bears in Bruce peninsula are sprawling south now. They used to have a full length fall and spring season in 2019 and now they have only a single week of spring season. Ever since then there have been way more human/bear encounters up there and now we're seeing bears as far south as kettle point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Seeing that he is in 55 he may be in an area that does not allow hunting of wolves and coyotes.

    Also, why the blanket statement, wolves have been part of the natural ecosystem here long before man, they do kill and eat deer and moose but so do you.
    True enough. Wolf populations follow deer population cycles. The main population control for wolves are empty stomachs along with disease and parasites. Wolf populations across Ontario are plentiful and some hunting pressure wouldn’t hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Also, why the blanket statement, wolves have been part of the natural ecosystem here long before man, they do kill and eat deer and moose but so do you.
    I agree, but they do have to be managed.
    Unfortunately MNRF are MIA. IMO
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    The MNR has always wanted to increase the wolf population in the park as part of their wildlife management plan and the 'real' reason they don't want wolves hunted in adjacent WMUs (their winter area).....they want the Moose more than they want the Deer.

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    So instead of having great opportunities for hunting the excessive number of elk-deer-moose etc,lets have wolves take them all down.
    Hunting brings $ and keeps eco system in check -the better managed ,the more it does.
    Look at many successful European countries.

    No-we bring up wolf numbers,no one really wants to hunt them that much, to affect the population-voila, wolf becomes hunting control.
    Nothing to hunt = no hunting= no headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SongDog View Post
    Just polluted with them at our camp in 49 too. Wolf,coyotes,mutts whatever ya wanna call em, Need thinning bad.

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    We're in 49 as well but rarely see wolves. Maybe a handful over the winter but so far none during deer or bear season.

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