Algonquin Nation seeks moose hunting moratorium

La Verendrye FAUNIC RESERVE, Quebec—Tempers have stirred in Quebec as the Algonquin Nation has blocked access to hunting trails until a proposed moose-hunting moratorium is called. Dozens of sports hunters angered by the move recently blocked a stretch of Highway 117 in Quebec’s La Verendyre Faunic Reserve in protest—on what was supposed to be the first day of gun hunting for big game.

After more than two hours, officers with the provincial police force finally persuaded hunters to leave.

The hunters pay thousands of dollars to kill approximately 80 to 90 moose in the La Verendrye Faunic Reser...