Retired biologist says southern Manitoba moose in decline, wants hunting ban – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018106 Views

December 4, 2018

A retired Manitoba wildlife biologist is calling for a ban on moose hunting in the southern half of the province.

Vince Crichton says the species has declined over the past four decades to the point where an average of 130 moose remain in each of the nine areas where game hunting is currently allowed. He says that with numbers that low, there shouldn’t be any hunting allowed.

“If we keep going this route there’s not going to be anything left,” Crichton said.

In addition to hunting, he says disease and predation by wolves is causing the population to decline.

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