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> Who has the right?, Moose hunting vs bird hunting
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 07:12 pm


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Greetings everyone.

Question for everyone. (I'm sure this will get some feather ruffled). My friend and I were discussing the topic on bird hunters in the bush when moose and deer hunting is on going and we had two different thought on it. Here are my thoughts (and I am a big game hunter as well).

One morning a few years back, I was sitting in a clear cut area (north of Sudbury) when two bird hunters passed by. We chatted for a few minutes they had a few birds, said good luck then they left. Later that after noon another moose hunter was walking the road and he was upset about the bird hunters being in the area where people are hunting moose. I said I didn't see a problem with it as they have a right to be out here as much as we (moose hunters) do. He didn't seem to like that answer and said that with all the money and time moose hunters spent on their hunting trip only moose hunters should be out here. I just agreed that we do spend a lot on our moose hunting adventures and left it at that.

Now, most of the time when I am hunting big game it's for the first few hours in the morning and late evening so the bird hunters don't bother me.

What is your opinions?
- Should bird hunters stop hunting during big game season?
- Most of the trails have campers on or near them, should they just leave the area (in which case, where do they hunt?)

Just wondering what your thoughts are?



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Posted: Oct 23, 2018 - 09:07 pm


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Planet not big enough? Sure everyone pays to indulge in "their" favourite hunt, I don't think either has more right otherwise MNR would make a ruling. Just wait, I hear the squirrel hunters are complaining crow hunters are encroaching on their spot. Personally I'd avoid the area where rifle hunters are, those projectiles fly a lot further than birdshot and some of them have been know to shoot at things they hear without giving thought to the backstop.

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Posted: Oct 24, 2018 - 07:44 am


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I personally do not bird hunt when the majority of people are moose hunting...say the first 3 weeks. By then, its time to deer hunt which I do. Then I go bird hunting and it's rare I see anyone in the bush.

There are plenty of birds left too. I usually bag my 5.

When I did moose hunt, I had no problem with bird hunters because they moved the moose around by driving roads.


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Posted: Oct 24, 2018 - 10:17 am


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I don't get too excited . Moose hunters shoot their share of birds too . Since I'm not hunting moose this week and season is only a week long I just give the lads their space . I'm sure bow hunters can complain too but it comes with being a hunter and sharing crown lands . No reason to get into a p!ssing match over it .

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Posted: Oct 24, 2018 - 11:27 am


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Bottom line if another persons activity bothers your activity either buy the land and post it or shut the heck up.
Private land you make the rules either wise share and share alike.
Now I don't hunt up north but the closest would be the control hunt down here.
That's where I opt out of the public areas for 2 reasons A. really they only got 1 week and B although probably being neurotic but just don't feel safe competing with deer hunters.
Usually pick a spot for waterfowling that week.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 11:21 am


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Crown land is everybody’s land. If people are abiding in legal activities and within the rules of their chosen sport we should all be able to share the area and the resource. Should we close fishing seasons during big game seasons? Live and let live is my motto. We could all practise more tolerance and respect with each other. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 12:58 pm


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As long as all parties are doing what they are doing legally it should be of no concern. I can see people getting upset, because today a lot of people think they are owed something and it is a me world. I avoid public places for that reason. Down south it would be more squirrel hunters, I want to get me some squirrels, but don't want to bother the bush I'm deer hunting in.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2018 - 10:23 pm


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I see no problem with it as long as all are legal and preferably respectful. I have come across other hunters in the bush on my own and also had other hunters come across our party hunt. Always have a pleasant as possible chat and I ask what area they will be in so i know where to avoid so I'm not bothering them and I will let somebody that comes up on is know that we are doing a drive in this particular area so they know where we are and won't be interfering with our hunt. Sounds like the disgruntled moose hunter needs to get over it in my opinion... Or maybe take up bird hunting where he can spend less and get more action and run around throwing it in all the grumpy broke moose hunters faces

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Posted: Nov 04, 2018 - 05:47 am


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My opinion here, This is exactly the kind of moose hunters that poach. its crown land, its everyones right to hunt it, but one would have to be of sound mind to understand you are going into a place where other may be , or be passing through.
Wish i had the power to kick the "its my moose people" right out of hunting, simply put... they are killing this hunt totally.

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