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Tory bill gives Indigenous hunters exemption from night hunting ban – Brandon Sun

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2018116 Views

While asserting that night hunting is a dangerous practice, the provincial government isn’t looking to outright ban the act for everyone, according to proposed legislation.

Instead, the Wildlife Amendment Act (Bill 29), tabled on Wednesday, “would allow Indigenous hunters to exercise their right to hunt at night in designated areas by obtaining a night hunting permit,” according to a government release.

During a teleconference shortly after the legislation was introduced, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires said there isn’t a disconnect between public safety and maintaining Indigenous rights.

This, despite Manitoba Wildlife Federation managing director Brian Kotak stating during a press conference in Winnipeg that “there is no place for night hunting that can be safe.”

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