Spring Hunt Expected To Bear Economic Benefits

Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:00 AM

Reviving a spring hunt is expected to bear economic benefits for the north.

That according to Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario, following an announcement yesterday that the province is proposing an expanded spring bear hunt.

NOTO President Brenda Baughman says they figure it'll generate about $100 million, noting it'll put money into the pockets of outfitters, after winter and before fishing can begin.

She adds new provisions to include non-resident hunters play an important role in the economy, estimating the pilot could draw in the neighbourhood of 3,000 hunters from out-of-town.

Baughman says that while simply selling the licences garners millions for the MNR, non-residents also stimulate growth in the tourism market.