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New Brunswick Hunting Survey - UdeM

How important is Hunting to you?

It is an oft-repeated quote in New Brunswick that the government (and big business) do not respect the economic impact of hunting. Along with that statement often comes claims that other areas better respect hunters and their actions bear that out. The problem is that, beyond license and application fees, there doesn't appear to have been much study into the economic impact of hunting in New Brunswick.

Now, New Brunswick hunters have an opportunity in 2016 to have their voices heard as part of a study being undertaken by a team at the School of Forestry at the University of Moncton. The study is being financed by the Government of New Brunswick with collaboration from the Canadian Forestry Service, and is also supported by the Quality Deer Management Association (Northern NB Chapter).

According to their website, the goals of the study are as follows:

This year, hunters in New Brunswick have the chance to show how important recreational hunting is for the provincial economy and our society. By participating in this study, you can help us to better understand hunters activities and their contribution to the economy, while also sharing your vision of hunting in New Brunswick.

This information will allow better planning of recreational hunting to improve wildlife management, to make hunting more enjoyable and to ensure future of hunters and hunting.

The group acknowledges the economic importance of hunters along with their importance in the social fabric of New Brunswick. The study will be completed and a report will be available in the spring. All information will remain completely confidential and your responses will not be associated to your name.

The signup period is still open, and all who are interested can do so at the following website:

http://www.umce.ca/chasse/index.php/en

After signing up, you will receive a questionnaire to complete, but please note that it may take some time to receive the survey (via email).

Wilderness Obsession encourages all New Brunswick hunters to take part in this study to ensure all voices are heard! Does hunting really matter to you? Time to prove it...

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