This week on “Canada in the Rough”, we’re headed to the Province of Quebec, for a spring season conservation snow goose hunt!
The fields of Cap Tourmente, situated along the Beaupre Coast of the St. Lawrence River, hold five-hundred-thousand snow geese during the spring.
As they stage here before making their long trip to their Arctic nesting grounds, they feed heavily on grasses and the root system of the American Bulrush. Though the heavy foraging is ecologically sustainable here, the birds are so numerous that they are destroying their own habitat in the Arctic. By harvesting the adult birds in the spring, we obtain great table fare and are actually helping reduce the damage on the fragile Arctic eco system.
Join us today as Thomas, Keith and waterfowl biologist, John Sauro, get into some great snow goose hunting in Quebec!