Hunters who are fortunate enough to take a hog deer are required to tag it and take it to a Checking Station within 24 hours of harvest. The Game Management Authority collects biological data on each deer taken (including age, size, weight and even DNA samples) in order to monitor hog deer population and health. This information forms an important part of a the overall management plan, allowing for informed decision making and ensuring a sustainable population of deer.
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Species - Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) and the spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata)
Canadian populations of Blanding’s turtles are found in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. This medium-sized turtle is known for the distinctive upward curve of its mouth, giving the appearance of a perpetual smile. Blanding’s turtles can also be identified by their bright yellow throat and distinctive domed shell. Found primarily in shallow waters, Blanding’s turtles also make long overland journeys, with some females travelling more than 10 kilometres during nesting season.
The spotted turtle is named for the yellow-orange spots that dot its shell, neck, head and limbs. In Canada, this semi-aquatic turtle is often found in shallow bogs, ponds, marshes and bays, as well as slow-moving streams in pockets of central and southern Ontario. One of the province’s smallest turtles, its shell measures less than 13 centimetres in length.
Habitat loss, road mortality and illegal collection are among the biggest threats facing Canada’s turtle populations today.
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Decided to throw a landscape into the mix of my Sable Island horses. This was one of my last images before making our way back to the plane.
The Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route - the Dirt Road Version - runs the length of the country's volcanic corridor, following jeep tracks and tertiary, low traffic sealed roads. Meandering a remote course through the Ecuadorian Andes, it connects vibrant, colourful market towns with small mountain settlements. Amongst many highlights, its itinerary includes the volcanic trio of Cotopaxi, Quilatoa and Chimborazo, as well as the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca