Nova Scotia Deer Season Opened Oct 31st

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Nova Scotian hunters looked forward to the start of another deer hunting season, which began Friday, Oct. 31.

"Nova Scotia's hunter safety training program has resulted in an excellent record. I trust this year will be no exception," said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. "Deer hunting not only provides recreation for nearly 40,000 participants, but puts meat on thousands of tables, generates economic activity in rural areas and helps manage deer numbers to the benefit of all Nova Scotians."

The five-week season excludes Sundays and runs until Dec. 6. Hunters and non-hunters are reminded to wear hunter orange when in the woods.

Again this year, meat can be donated to Nova Scotia's food banks through Feed Nova Scotia's Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Hunters can bring a deer or moose to one of the participating meat cutters to donate a portion of the meat and make a significant difference to families in need.

With the exception of those hunters who qualify for a bonus stamp in zone 2A, all hunters have a limit of one deer. Only hunters holding an antlerless stamp or a bonus stamp are allowed to hunt antlerless deer.

Information on the 2008 draw and the bonus deer stamp offered in Zone 2A can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw/.