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18.000 Mourning Doves Killed

September 2014

In 2013, the Federal and Ontario governments opened the first sport hunt for Mourning Doves since 1955.  The hunt continues this year with a larger bag limit of 15 birds per day per hunter.

Last year, approx. 18.000 birds were killed with approx. 2900 hunters participating in the sport. 

The only other Canadian province which currently has a Mourning Dove hunting season is British Columbia where there has been an open season since the 1960s. In BC, in 2013, there were 13 successful hunters who harvested an estimated 89 Mourning Doves.

Mourning Doves are primarily used by sport hunters for target shooting. 

The hunting of Mourning Doves is a difficult campaign to challenge, therefore PPC is looking for creative ideas to raise this issue publicly and politically.  We would appreciate any ideas.

Please send your ideas to this email address:  ppc@peacefulparks.org

To review the full report (only two pages) issued by the Canadian Wildlife Service, please contact us at ppc@peacefulparks.org or call 1.877.785.8636

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