Controlled fall hunt for greater snow goose

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Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Do you want to hunt the Greater Snow Goose in a stunning environment under unique conditions?

Whether you’re a veteran hunter or a beginner, this hunting adventure at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Turnkey package

Come hunt at the heart of the action! The hunting sites, all located along the bulrush marsh, are easily accessible. The hunt is held during the first three weeks of October, during peak goose migration season.

The package includes:

  • two consecutive half-days of hunting;
  • an information session on hunting techniques and regulations;
  • a site for a party of four hunters;
  • the transportation of equipment to the blind by all-terrain vehicle;
  • a professional guide for two parties of hunters;
  • effective, realistic and cutting-edge decoys;
  • a powerful, far-reaching electronic caller;
  • harvest storage in a refrigerated room; and
  • a game preparation table.

Register for the draw!

More than one hundred packages are available by draw. Registration is from mid February to the end of April; the draw is held in May. Only one form per hunter is accepted. A small registration fee applies.

You can obtain a registration form at the National Wildlife Area, by telephone, by email or online.

Note

Only Canadian citizens may register. However, hunters who have received a package can be accompanied by non Canadian citizens. All hunters must comply with general regulations for migratory bird hunting, including having federal and provincial hunting permits.

Hunting to control an overabundant population

Environment and Climate Change Canada manages a protected areas network that currently includes 54 National Wildlife Areas and 92 Migratory Bird Sanctuaries that cover an area larger than 12 million hectares in Canada.

Established in 1978, the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area protects a large American bulrush marsh that serves as a migratory stopover point for the Greater Snow Goose. Today, there are nearly 800,000 birds, while this figure should be between 500,000 and 750,000. Hunting is one of the ways used to control the over- abundance of geese. Fewer birds means less damage to natural environments, like the bulrush marsh and crops.

To Contact Us

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
570 chemin du Cap-Tourmente
Saint-Joachim, Quebec G0A 3X0
Tel: 418-827-3776
Email: ec.captourmentechasse-captourmentehunting.ec@canada.ca
Website: Protected Areas website

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