September 30, 2010
For immediate release
Hunting Season on Prince Edward Island Opens October 4
Environment, Energy & Forestry
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With the beginning of fall, Islanders will see the fields and marshes of the province dotted with goose and duck decoys as the annual hunting season opens on October 4, says Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Richard Brown.
“This is an exciting time of year for waterfowl hunters who look forward to the tradition of getting out with family and friends and sharing in a great outdoor experience,” Minister Brown said.
Popular hunting spots include Malpeque Bay, New London Bay, Rustico, Covehead Bay, Tracadie Bay, Rollo Bay, Orwell Bay, Pownal Bay, Kensington, Kildare, Cascumpec and O’Leary.
Not only is there a long history of hunting in the province, but it contributes significantly to the provincial economy. People who hunt spend a lot of money on the purchase of sporting goods, accommodations, firearms and ammunition. Non-resident hunters employ local guides and outfitters helping to support communities across rural PEI.
“Hunting involves being outdoors and learning about wild animals and their habitat. I encourage all hunters to respect the rights of private landowners by seeking permission before going on private property,” Mr. Brown said.
If you have any questions about hunting in Prince Edward Island please contact the Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division at 368-4683.
A summary of this year’s hunting and trapping seasons and regulations can be found at: www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/2010hunttrapsum.pdf.