Joining Forces to Preserve the Natural Splendour
Fishing in Mauricie (subtitling available in FR / EN)
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Mauricie residents have long believed that there is strength in numbers. In 1984, three Upper Mauricie outfitters—Ghislain Beaudoin, Jean-René Carpentier and Gilles Tessier—founded a corporation to unite the region’s many outfitters around a common goal: to work together to preserve and develop the area’s wildlife while encouraging hunters, fishers and trappers to visit the region.
Three decades later, it is astonishing to see that most of the corporation’s original goals are still valid. One top goal is to maintain the highest quality standards to ensure clients are fully satisfied with the services they receive. Ahead of their time, Upper Mauricie’s outfitters have long included the word “experience” in their vocabulary.
The Association remained a corporation until 2001. It was then that Ms. Rolande Savoie—who retired in 2005—and a group of outfitters officially opened a head office, in the La Tuque train station. Did you know that the Mauricie Outfitters Association is still the only regional association representing Québec outfitters to have a head office and regular employees? Seven outfitters sit on the Association’s board of directors, while the Association represents over 50 outfitters across the territory.
The Association’s members strive to promote fishing and preserve fish species to ensure their sustainability for future generations.