Initiatives

Sunday Hunting

The Sunday hunting ban is a form of “blue law” which is a law enacted to restrict certain activities on Sundays in order to increase attendance at religious institutions.

SCI Nova Scotia is committed to continuing to press provincial politicians and bureaucrats to take action and lift the ban on Sunday hunting in Nova Scotia. We will accomplish this by using hard data, community outreach and continuing an open dialog on the subject with policy makers.

Youth Outreach

SCI Nova Scotia understands that we as Nova Scotian’s bear responsibility to encourage youth to get out and enjoy the outdoors. It is crucial that we recruit, and retain young hunters, anglers and trappers each year in order to pass on our beloved past times.

SCI Nova Scotia accomplishes this by organising multiple youth friendly outdoor events each year such as our Spring youth trout derby and Hardwater Classic. We also provide sponsorship to other like minded organisations committed to getting youth outside such as the Women That Hunt and the Little Fishers.

Spring Bear Hunting

Nova Scotia is currently the only province in Canada with a stable population of black bears that does not allow a Spring harvest. The reasons for this are not based on science or economics. Many Nova Scotians leave the province each spring to hunt black bears in New Brunswick, Newfoundland or other provinces. Additionally each Spring, Nova Scotia loses out on potential tourism revenue from U.S. hunters who would come here to hunt black bear.

SCI Nova Scotia has committed to pursuing the creation of a Spring black bear season. We will achieve this by continuing to press our local politicians and bureaucrats to make sounds science based decisions on wildlife management.

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