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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:21

Elk Herd Reduction Program expands into Suffield’s National Wildlife Area

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Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield is expanding access within its Range and Training Area to support the Government of Alberta’s annual Elk Herd Reduction Program.


New this year, this expanded access will include the National Wildlife Area (NWA), an area that is protected from the disturbance of military training and defence research.
In previous years, the NWA has remained closed to hunting activity, but a recent Environmental Effects Determination found hunting activities are not anticipated to result in significant adverse effects and may also be beneficial to the area.
Members of the public may observe hunting activities and weapons effects on the west side of the South Saskatchewan River along the border of the Base on the following dates: Dec. 1-10; Jan. 9-14 and  Jan. 23-28.
Hunters and their helpers are reminded not to pick up or handle ammunition, such as bombs, grenades, mortar rounds or artillery shells, found in and around the training area.
If any ammunition is discovered, do not move or disturb the item and contact CFB Suffield Range Control (403-544-4310) immediately.

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