Hmmm, I missed the link lol. How foolish of me to surmise that ole Rod may want to fix the current situation. He just doesn't want to share the pie with the other "so called" natives.They refused for decades to work with the fed and now he wants the Fed to help protect their near "moose monopoly"? I hope the fed tells Rod to go F*** himself! If they don't, I think they'll suffer losses in membership and they certainly can't afford that.
Hey there nomad, that pie you refer to has been picked over this year by non-residents and some who have been self identifying as aboriginal.... problem is, the Enforcement Division at Dept of Environment doesn't know how to deal with it. Word is out that its "open season" and its gotten pretty bad this year. Dozens of dead moose each week are coming out of Cape Breton and heading to parts unknown. Some suggest there are poachers from Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec and even some from the US. I have seen the photos showing out of province license plates on the Highland Road, dead moose in tow, so maybe the rumors are true.... This particular year has been described as the worst is 2 decades.
As a simple FYI, the chief didn't reach out to the Federation on his own. The Mi'kmaq from the 13 Bands throughout Nova Scotia did. The chief is the lead on the project and he and I have had many hours of discussion over the last little while on all things outdoors. Turns out we have a lot in common - who'd a thunk it, eh?
Moving forward, we have agreed to work together on some of the bigger outstanding issues such as the plight or state of the moose on CB Island and all things to do with moose. Some will most certainly disagree with our new partnership, while many others will like whats unfolding. My hope is to shed light on the problems and see if we can fix them.
Then there's whitetail deer, bear.......
We have compiled quite a long list!
As I stated in my interview with the Local Xpress reporter - The next few years are going to be interesting!