Dispatching of 4 escaped Red Deer / Elk Hybrids in Chesterville Area (Winchester Twp)!

Another important issue for those in WMU 65. Sharing an email from Kemptville MNRF

On behalf of Domaine du Cervin and the owner of 4 escaped Red Deer / Elk
Hybrids (all female), Mr. Samuel Gutknecht, we would like to inform you
that as part of the recovery plan associated with this escape, that
local hunters (with a valid small game hunting licence) are being
requested to dispatch (kill) these animals, if the opportunity presents
itself.  The Ministry has requested that any animal that is dispatched
be immediately reported to either Mr. Gutknecht and/or our Kemptville
District office and that the head be submitted to the Ministry for
disease testing.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reply or
call.  And please feel free to pass this on to other hunters in the
area.

Joffre Côté
Management Biologist / Biologiste, gestion des ressources
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry / Ministère des
Richesses naturelles et des Forêts de l’Ontario
Kemptville District / District de Kemptville
10-1 Campus Drive / 10-1 Promenade Campus
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 / Kemptville ON  KOG 1J0
613-258-8214

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