QUÉBEC, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The registration period for the Greater Snow Goose controlled hunt in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area begins today and ends on April 30, 2019. Hunting will take place from September 27 to October 22, 2019, in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area. The distribution of hunting packages will be determined by a random draw in May.
The hunt helps preserve the Greater Snow Goose population and the local ecosystem. The overabundance of geese degrades their habitat, which then harms other animal and plant species, to the extent of decreasing regional biodiversity.
To learn more, please consult the brochure on the controlled fall hunt for the Greater Snow Goose.
- Nearly 40,000 hunters have exercised hunting rights since the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area was created in 1978.
- Additional information on the hunting program is available by contacting 418-827-3776, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday), or by emailing [email protected].
- Since 1965, the Canadian Wildlife Service has conducted aerial surveys of the Greater Snow Goose population during its spring migratory stopover in southern Quebec. For 2018, preliminary results of the Greater Snow Goose population estimate were 877,000 geese (± 96,000).
- Entry form for the controlled fall hunt program for the Greater Snow Goose
- Controlled Fall Hunt for the Greater Snow Goose brochure
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free), [email protected]