The gratuity in the zecs to attract young people

News 18 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Sunday, 18 march 2018 11:14

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    The controlled exploitation Zones (zec) will soon allow for minors to fish and hunt small game for free on their territories, with the aim of attracting young people to these activities, reported Radio-Canada.

    The director general of the quebec Federation of managers of zecs, Jean-Claude d’amours, explained that the number of hunters and anglers on the 63 zecs of the network should begin to decline in 2019 due to the ageing of the population.

    The Federation hopes to rejuvenate its clientele by providing opportunities for young people aged 17 and under, free access if they are accompanied by an adult. A rate of $ 27 per day and per person is currently required to hunt or fish in a zec.

    Free for minors to come into force in may 2018.

    Mr. D’amours has also shown to Radio-Canada that the Federation intends to build on new activities, such as mountain sports, obstacle course, or the picking of berries and mushrooms in order to attract a new customer base.