The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) continues its local hunting opportunity program this autumn. Permit cost for hunting in selected areas of the South Nation River watershed region under SNC control is $100 for watershed residents. Hunters applying for their SNC permits must also have a valid provincial hunting permit and also provide proof of liability insurance. The permit fees help support land management work and also the annual SNC Youth Hunt Apprenticeship program.
The SNC owns and manages more than 13,000 acres of community forest, wetlands and grasslands within the 4,441-square-kilometre watershed region. More than 8500 acres of SNC-controlled lands are made available for seasonal hunting of deer, moose, rabbit, various upland game species, and waterfowl, provided all hunter safety procedures, bag limits, and public/private property courtesies are observed.
Hunting is not allowed in SNC public conservation areas where there are managed trail systems. During hunting season, residents using SNC lands for other recreational pursuits are advised to use the mapping tool at the SNC website at www.nation.on.ca to determine what areas of the watershed are open for hunting.
Both hunters and non-hunters are asked to report any suspected illegal hunting or poaching incidents to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry tip line at 1-877-847-7667.