Updated hunting, fishing maps now available

The most up-to-date hunting and fishing maps—covering Kenora, Fort Frances, Dryden, Ignace, Sioux Lookout, and Atikokan—are now available from retailers across Northwestern Ontario.
“The Explorer Map Series, produced by Crime Stoppers, is filled with information most requested by the hunting and fishing public,” said Ross Johnston, Ministry of Natural Resources community liaison conservation officer for Thunder Bay District and a Crime Stoppers rep.
“The forest industry and the Ministry of Natural Resources provided the data to create the maps,” he noted.
“Maps for the Red Lake area are expected in early 2006,” Johnston added. “As well, the Thunder Bay series, first released in 2001, will be updated and ready for distribution in the fall of 2006, along with a new Nipigon series.”
The maps provide the following information:
•Land use designations (Crown, patent, First Nations, and federal
provincial parks: Nature Reserve, Waterway, Natural Environment, Recreational, and Wilderness);
•Conservation areas/reserves
•Enhanced management areas;
•Forest reserves;
•Green zones;
•Highways, primary roads, secondary roads, tertiary roads, trails
and restricted roads, railways, pipelines, power lines, and snowmobile trails;
•Points of interest (main base lodges, remote main lodges, outpost camps, remote outpost camps, picnic sites, commercial campgrounds, and designated camping sites);
•Boundaries (MNR district boundaries, Wildlife Management Unit boundaries, Ontario boundaries, and fish sanctuaries); and
•Fish species index (salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, splake, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sturgeon, brook trout, speckled trout, lake whitefish, muskellunge, and walleye)
The maps, priced at $11.95, may be purchased online at www.kestrelforestry.com as well as at outlets throughout Northwestern Ontario.
The revenue generated will support the work of Crime Stoppers