Quebec Hunting News

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

Environment Canada wishes to inform waterfowl hunters that they can register for the random draw to hunt 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 30, 2012, for the hunt that will take place between October 2 and 20, 2012.

Results of the Leaf River Caribou Herd Survey, Quebec

Minister Simard is closely monitoring the decrease in caribou herd size.

As he had promised, the Minister for Natural Resources and Wildlife, Mr. Serge Simard, released the results of the Leaf River caribou herd (LRH) survey that was conducted in 2011.

Quebec Takes Steps to Protect George River Caribou Herd

Mr. Serge Simard, Minister for Natural Resources and Wildlife, has announced a series of precautionary measures that he intends to implement for the George River migratory caribou herd during the forthcoming hunting season.

The survey performed in the summer of 2010 confirmed that the herd now comprises only 74,000 animals, and that its numbers are declining. "If we are to manage the species responsibly, the current situation demands that some decisions be made and concrete steps taken," said Minister Simard.

Quebec Concerned With George River Caribou Herd Decline

The Minister for Natural Resources and Wildlife, Mr. Serge Simard, says he is concerned at the reduction in the size of the Northern Québec region's George River caribou herd, as revealed by the aerial census carried out in the sector in the summer of 2010. The census estimates the current total caribou population at 74,000 animals.

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Quebec MRNF Monitors Wolves in Lower North Shore Area
The Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF) asks the Lower North Shore population to be vigilant, following reports of wolves behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner in their area.
Quebec Hunters Asked to Donate to Cree Communities
The Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF), Nord-du-Québec region, invites hunters to submit to the Department on a voluntary basis the pelts and antlers of moose bagged during the sport hunting season for use for handicraft purposes by the Cree communities present on its territory.
Quebec MNR Breaks Poaching Network
At 6:00 a.m. on March 28th, the wildlife protection officers of Québec's Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la faune (MRNF) ended the illegal activities of a group of poachers working mainly in the Mansonville area.
Quebec and New Brunswick Stop Large Scale Poaching Ring
Starting at 6:00 am January 25th, wildlife protection officers from Québec's Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, New Brunswick and Environment Canada have put a stop to the illegal activities of a group of poachers active in the Gaspé and northern New Brunswick regions.
Wing Quon Enterprises Charged with Possession and Sale of Endangered Species
Environment Canada has laid 14 charges against Wing Quon Enterprises Ltd. for allegedly importing CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) specimens without the required permits and for unlawfully possessing and distributing medicines containing Tiger, Bear, Pangolin, Musk Deer and Rhinoceros derivatives.