Moose Management

moose-management-logoMoose have provided much to the Mi'kmaq through the years. The Mi'kmaq way of resource management includes a spiritual element that ties the people to the plants, animals and the environment as a whole. A Moose Management Plan will put into practice the responsibilities that accompany Mi'kmaq treaty rights.

UINR has the responsibility to create a moose management plan for the moose in Unama'ki. UINR is mandated to implement this plan with the support of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council and the Unama'ki Council of Elders. Further development and long-term acceptance of this initiative is supported by Mi'kmaq leadership and by resolution of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs.

UINR works closely with the Mi'kmaq community and its leadership, along with representatives of the federal and provincial governments, to develop a plan that is supported by the Kwilmuk Maw-klusuaqn, Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative.

The Moose Management Initiative developed as a result of a partnership between UINR, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and Parks Canada.


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UINR staff featured at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

UINR staff featured at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

February 10, 2012Moose, News, Research

UINR Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul and UINR Biologist and Research Coordinator Shelley Denny are presenting at the Wagmatcook Lecture Series on Thursday February 23 at 10:00 am. Clifford will discuss moose regulations and harvesting initiatives underway through the province-wide Moose Management Initiative. Shelley’s talk will be on the science of eels, covering such topics … Read More

Feast in the Highlands 2011

Feast in the Highlands 2011

January 7, 2012Galleries, Moose, News

It was a beautiful, sunny fall day for the sixth annual Feast in the Highlands, an event that usually has snow and sleet to dampen the coals of the campfires! For the past six years, the Moose Working Group has organized a gathering in the Cape Breton Highlands to celebrate the annual moose hunt and … Read More

Invitation to the feast

Invitation to the feast

October 2, 2011Moose, News

Join us on Saturday October 8 at noon for the Sixth Annual Feast in the Highlands. Check out the invitation for full details. Bring your appetite! If you have any questions, contact Clifford Paul, UINR’s Moose Management Coordinator at    

Importance of Moose Harvester Reporting

Importance of Moose Harvester Reporting

August 30, 2011Moose, News

Moose harvest time approaches and another season has stealthily crept upon us. For many it signals the need to reflect upon and experience the splendour and beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands. Clifford Paul, Moose Management Coordinator at UINR explains “As we partake in our yearly harvest of moose, it is universally recognized by hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike that … Read More

Moose management–the next step

February 25, 2010Moose, News

Moose management–the next step The release in August of Tiamuwel Netuklimkewe–Unama’ki Moose Harvesting According to Netukulimk was an historic moment for the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. It showed that we accept the responsibility as stewards of the resource and that the time has come to assert our rights. Clifford Paul, Moose Management Coordinator explains, “The … Read More

A Giant Leap

A Giant Leap

November 15, 2009Moose, Netukulimk, News

A giant leap After years of consultation, research and planning, Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs released Mi’kmaq guidelines for moose hunting in Cape Breton. Tia’muwe’l Netuklimkewe’l–Unama’ki Moose Harvesting According to Netukulimk was created by the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia and is an important step for Mi’kmaq self-governance over our traditional resources. If you … Read More

Guidelines for Cape Breton Moose Hunting released

September 16, 2009Moose, Netukulimk, News, Partnerships

The Cape Breton Highlands have always been known as traditional Mi’kmaq hunting grounds. In fact, a Mi’kmaq hunter recently found a 4500 year-old arrowhead there, evidence that Mi’kmaq hunted there for thousands of years. However, in the 1800s, moose disappeared from Unama’ki and this ancient relationship came to an abrupt end that lasted for almost … Read More

Moose gathering findings

Moose gathering findings

December 27, 2008Galleries, Moose, News

The findings of a two-day conference–Mawikwamk Wjit Tia’muk–Mi’kmaq Gathering on Moose have been released. Delegates representing Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq communities met and discussed developing guidelines for the native moose hunt in the Cape Breton Highlands. Dan Christmas, a conference facilitator explains, “The Mi’kmaq have treaty and aboriginal rights to hunt and we have taken an … Read More

Moose symposium

September 27, 2008Moose, News

Moose have provided so much to the Mi’kmaq through the years and now they will provide a model for self-government. Clifford Paul, Moose Management Coordinator explains, “The moose symposium is a significant event for Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq as it sets the framework for self-government. By empowering communities to take an active role in management, we … Read More

Ethical hunting

March 24, 2008Moose, News

Organized Youth Hunts There is a lot of work and responsibility involved in a moose harvest, and it takes great effort to ensure our youth are taught these things in a proper way. The Millbrook Youth Hunt has been setting the standard for Mi’kmaq communities with successful harvests in the last several years. Moose meat … Read More

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