With black bear season beginning in Ontario, the provincial government is calling for hunters to save the teeth from their kills.
Ontario Fish and Wildlife is asking people to send the teeth of black bears to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
The ministry uses the teeth to determine the bear’s age, helping it assess how sustainable black bear hunting is and control the population.
If you submit teeth and include your Ontario Outdoors Card number, you’ll receive a special commemorative crest and the age of the bear you killed in the mail.
You’ll also need to include the bear’s sex and the wildlife management unit where you hunted it in your submission.
The provincial government website has a guide for which teeth you need to remove and the address you need to send them to.
***With files from Steve Berard