QUÉBEC, March 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Environment and Climate Change Canada invites waterfowl hunting enthusiasts to register for a random draw to hunt the Greater Snow Goose, next fall, at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. The hunt will take place from September 29 to October 24, 2017, and entry forms for the random draw must be received by our office no later than April 30, 2017.
"The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, located in the province of Quebec, is the only one in the country to offer a controlled hunting program for the Greater Snow Goose. In addition to other measures, this fall hunt helps to slow the growth of an overabundant goose population and ensures the sound management of the species."
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Entry forms for the draw can be downloaded from Environment and Climate Change Canada's website. Registration details are also 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 [email protected].
- The winning hunters will be contacted by telephone in mid‑May in the order in which their names were drawn.
- Interested in one of 128 hunting excursions at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area? Come meet our representatives, from March 16 to 19, at booth 920 of the Salon expert, chasse, pêche et camping de Québec, which will take place at Expocité – Centre de foires.
- Since 1965, the Canadian Wildlife Service has conducted an aerial inventory of the Greater Snow Goose population during their spring migratory stopover in southern Quebec. For 2016, the preliminary estimates for the Greater Snow Goose indicate a population of 915 000 (± 103 000) geese.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338