Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Mar 25 1990, Page 113

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 25, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Hunters take toll on Hecla Moose population by Doug Nairne Hecla Island a wooden Tower just off the main Road in Hecla Island provincial Park was constructed in 1987 so that travel lers could scan the windswept Marshland for a glimpse of its famous Moose Popula but unless youre Lucky or per your chances of seeing anything More than Barren landscape and a few slowly circling Ravens is according to the natural resources officer who helps look after this the once abundant Moose population now faces an Uncertain As Hunters and natural threats continue to kill off a Large number of the animals each Irwin Schellenberg said although the Small amount of Hunting that was previously allowed in the area was discontinued last illegal Hunters and treaty indians who Are allowed to Hunt in the part of the Park which is not a wildlife Refuge Are still killing too Many this is an important provincial and most people associate Moose with Hecla said people come up Here and expect to be Able to View the Moose population but the numbers Are so Low probably never see the treaty Hunters and the illegal Hunt ing wont finish off the Moose on Hecla is land or take the last animal but if we have kill Levels staying As High As they have we wont Ever see the optimum num Bers the Park should have when the Moose were counted last there were Only about 120 left from a one time population of 230 or since 30 animals have been confirmed As being killed by with Schellenberg Estima Ting the actual total to be As High As he said about on Quarter of the animals were killed according to its very difficult to track Down offenders because they slip in and out of the Park Early in the morn see infestation Page 6 free press presenting satellite to sports channels channels networks listed March your own monthly payments discounts available odder in phone toil free Manitoba largest satellite show Root world wide satellite i05i Portage ave 783h87b1 the Long Way Home grandmother to walk 860 pm after second bout with cancer Dodo Nairne by Doug Nairne eau Kosdale they called her but it didst slow Down Lorna a 58yearold grandmother with a when Anderson won her second Battle with cancer five years she decided she would try to do something to pay the cancer society Back for their efforts in saving her she began planning a walking expedition thai would see her cover the 860 Kilometres of Highway Between her Sisters Home in Thunder Bay and her Home in she thought she could raise for her i went put last August and started walking up to 10 Miles a Day training for i never told anyone what i was doing because they think i was crazy and try and Stop said i wanted to wait five years before i went on the because if you can live for five years after its Good with the april 16 departure Date looming Anderson remains committed to going out and taking on the armed Only with determination and a Good pair of in not worried about it at i know ill be Able to do so i just want to get on with the whole thing and prove i can do she some of the older people think ill get cancer again if i so there just trying to be Nice when they Tell me not to do if i can save one More life with the Money i every step i take will be Worth at first reluctant to see Anderson depart on the her friends have now banded together to form a committee to support they now say there will be no turning Back until the walk is at first we hoped she would change her so we tried to talk her out of said Iris who walks with Anderson As she when we saw she was going to go through with we decided we better help her walking the streets of Eriksdale with its obvious she is getting More than just support from the Shes become a local getting words of Wisdom and questions about her plans wherever she that interest has meant Success for the fundraising efforts close to even before the main Effort gets this area is known for its ability to get together for a Good said Craig who is collecting the Money for the there Are always a few but the town is sure she can make and the Community is fully behind Andersons husband and a few friends and family members will accompany her on the following her in a motor Home As she treks 20 Miles a Day for a she is expected Back in Eriksdale on May donations to the walk can be made through the Eriksdale credit Box Lorna Anderson tests out the pavement As she prepares for her walk from Thun Der Bay to Eriksdale next month to raise Money for the Canadian cancer

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