QUEBEC CITY, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Environment Canada wishes to inform waterfowl hunters that they can register for the random draw to hunt Greater Snow Geese next fall at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. Entry forms for the random draw must be received by our office no later than April 30, 2015, for the hunt that will take place from October 1 to 23, 2015.
- Entry forms for the draw can be downloaded from the Environment Canada website under the "Highlights" menu of the "Nature" section. Registration details can also be found on the website and additional information can be obtained by calling 418‑827‑3776, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The winning hunters will be contacted by telephone in mid-May following the order in which their names were drawn.
- For those interested, Environment Canada representatives will be at booth 801 of the Quebec Salon expert, chasse, pêche et camping at the Centre de foires, ExpoCité, from March 12 to 15. They will be able to give you valuable information about the various services offered.
- The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is situated on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 50 km east of Quebec City. It is one of 54 national wildlife reserves across Canada dedicated to conserving significant habitats for wildlife species, including species at risk.
"Since 1972, Environment Canada has managed a hunting program at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to help control the overabundant Greater Snow Geese population. The fall hunt is part of the Arctic Goose Joint Venture and ensures sound management of the species."
– The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Snow Geese in Québec: 2013-2018 Action Plan
Arctic Goose Joint Venture
2015 Entry Form: Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area – Controlled Fall Hunt Program for the Greater Snow Goose
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For further information: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008