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News Release

NOTIFICATION

Registration for the Greater Snow Goose Fall Hunt at Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

QUÉBEC, Que. -- February 15, 2011 -- Environment Canada wishes to inform waterfowl hunters that they can register starting today for the unique experience of hunting 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 29, 2011, for the hunt that will take place between October 4 and 22, 2011.

The hunting package includes two half-days of hunting for a party of four hunters, at a cost of $430, taxes included. Hunters will have access to a variety of services, including an information session on hunting techniques, electronic callers, decoys, high-tide blinds, transport of equipment to and from the hunting grounds by all-terrain vehicle, and goose storage.

Entry forms for the draw can be downloaded from the Environment Canada website at http://www.ec.gc.ca/nature, under the Highlights menu. 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 chasse-hunt.captourmente@ec.gc.ca.

Registration fees are $8 and are non-refundable. Only one registration per person will be accepted. To increase their chances of winning the draw, hunters should make sure that all members of their party have registered. Don’t delay. Register now for this unique experience in an exceptional natural setting. The winning hunters will be contacted by telephone in mid-May in the order in which their names were drawn.

The Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 50 km east of Québec City.It is part of the 54 National Wildlife Areas across Canada dedicated to conserving critical habitat for wildlife species, including species at risk.

For additional information, please contact:

Media Relations
Environment Canada
819-934-8008
1-888-908-8008

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