Welcome to the
Northeastern Ontario Bear Management Association.
The aims and objects of the Association are:
To represent licenced professional Bear Management Area holders in Northeastern Ontario and
Be an active partner with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in the black bear management program and
Ensure sustainable black bear populations across the landscape and the ecosystems on which they rely for the continuous provision of ecological, cultural, economic and social benefits.
Our primary concerns are:
Allocation of Form 33's for 2019 and beyond.
Non-resident property owners obtaining form 33’s valid for the entire WMU and non-residents who are immediate relatives of Ontario residents obtaining Form 33’s for the entire WMU. COMPLETED
Non-licenced outfitters guiding resident hunters on Crown land and on private property in existing licensed BMA areas and their effect on bear populations.
The Ontario Moose and Bear Allocation Advisory Committee (OMBAAC) and their effectiveness/input in bear management decisions in Northeastern Ontario
The new baiting regulations initiated in 2016 without industry consultation or notification. Of particular concern is the new 200 meter restriction on bait placement from a roadway and the definition of a roadway.
Include Private land in BMA area calculations for form 33 allocation.
That MNRF include NOBMA in the BMA allocation process.
Allocation of Vacant and un-allocated BMA's
Your support and added voice will benefit the association and all licenced BMA operators in Northeastern Ontario. If you would like more information please let me know.
Northeastern Ontario Bear Management Association