Two lucky Nova Scotians have won free hunting and fishing licences for the rest of their lives.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell and Travis MacLeod, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, randomly selected this year’s winners of the Licence of a Lifetime lottery today, Dec. 13.
The winners are Devin Muise from Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co. and Gerald MacIsaac from Halifax Regional Municipality.
“Sportfishing and hunting are popular traditional activities that are enjoyed by over 100,000 Nova Scotians each year,” said Mr. Colwell. “The Licence of a Lifetime lottery is a fun way to promote and support these very popular activities. The winners will now be able to enjoy these free, for the rest of their lives.”
The winners receive a free general fishing licence, small game hunting licence and either a deer hunting, bear hunting, bear snaring or fur harvester licence. They are still required to purchase a Wildlife Habitat Stamp.
“I want to thank the departments of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Lands and Forestry for their co-operation and support in this lottery draw,” said Mr. MacLeod. “We are pleased to work with government to highlight these popular activities enjoyed by so many Nova Scotians each year. Congratulations to the winners!”
This is the 26th year that the province and the federation have offered the prize. Money earned from the ticket sales help support the federation’s education and advocacy programs.
In Nova Scotia, you must have a wildlife resources card and appropriate training to obtain a hunting licence. Information about the card is available at https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/.