Two area residents win lifetime hunting, fishing licenses

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TRURO - Two area men have won this year's Licence of a Lifetime through a draw offered by the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Department of Natural Resources.

Mike Drummond of Truro and Don Ferguson of MacKay Siding, near Stewiacke, both had their names randomly drawn earlier this week.

Their win means that each man will have free life-long hunting and fishing licences provided within the province. This is the 21st year the draw has been held.

Each winner receives a free general fishing licence, small-game hunting licence and either a deer hunting, bear hunting, bear snaring, or fur harvester licence.

The Licence of a Lifetime is a fundraiser for the federation and about $4,000 was raised this year from ticket sales to support its education and advocacy programs. Hunters and anglers who purchased tickets had their names entered into the annual draw.

All holders of hunting and fishing licences in Nova Scotia must first have a wildlife resources card and appropriate training. Information about the card is available at www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt.

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

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