By Miranda Leybourne Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Manitoba Metis Federation is reopening the Duck and Porcupine mountains for the limited harvest of bull moose in its third annual moose conservation harvesting initiative. The initiative, which resumes Oct. 17, is the first of its kind in Manitoba and saw “safe and successful” results in the first two iterations, according to a press release issued by the MMF this week. MMF President David Chartrand said he has heard from elders, harvesters and citizens in the Duck and Porcupine mountains, located 166 kilometres and 311 kilometres north of Brandon, respectively, that the moose population in those areas has remained “stable and safe” to harvest. Manitoba has stated that two per cent, or 60 bull moose, in the Duck and
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