With the first edition of Relève à la chasse which will take place on October 31 and November 1, the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) wishes to innovate to stimulate the next generation of white-tailed deer hunters as well as promote the practice activity and knowledge transfer.
“The succession weekend is a highly anticipated novelty,” said Minister Pierre Dufour. I am proud to launch this activity which will support the next generation and the practice of white-tailed deer hunting. Our wish is to make hunting accessible for the benefit of future generations. In addition to economic benefits for many regions of Quebec, white-tailed deer hunting enables better management of the species. ”
These dates are added to the usual hunting calendar and are reserved for apprentice hunters and their companions. The next generation is invited to participate by registering by September 20, 2020 at the mffp.gouv.qc.ca/la-faune/plans-de-gestion/cerf/releve-chasse/.
Note that this hunting weekend for the next generation is an initiative stemming from the 2020-2027 White-tailed Deer Management Plan. It aims to help ensure the sustainability of white-tailed deer hunting, a practice that helps to showcase this game and ensure sound management of populations. In addition to generating economic spinoffs in various regions, it also aims to ensure a succession of white-tailed deer hunters in Quebec and thus counter the decrease in the number of followers.
Text by Stéphane Lévesque, Local Journalism Initiative, L’Hebdo Journal