Numbers game

From 2 million to 3—numbers that Canadian anglers and hunters need to know

     

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1

Waterbodies in Alberta where fish-killing whirling disease has been confirmed, as of press time.

2,000,000

2

Chum salmon returning to B.C.’s Fraser River this past fall, the river’s largest return on record, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

10,424

4

Moose-hunting tags issued in Ontario in 2015, out of 88,115 applications; an average of 5,700 moose are harvested annually. The province’s Environmental Commissioner says the moose population has dropped from 115,000 to 92,300 since the early 2000s.

3

3

Nights this past November that Newfoundland hunting guide Randy Hilliard spent alone in the wilds after getting lost en route to a camp operated by Mountain Top Outfitters.

$200,000

5

Estimated value of the roe from just one large lake sturgeon, poached from the Great Lakes. U.S. and Canadian authorities are asking the public to report any “suspicious activity” involving the threatened species.