Second Festival of the Ala Blanca Pigeon begins in Tamaulipas
Agosto 11 by 2018
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.- With the participation of the municipalities of Abasolo, Miguel Alemán, Casas, Güemez, Jiménez, Padilla, San Fernando, San Nicolás and Victoria, which house Management Units for the Conservation of Wildlife (UMA) , as well as local, national and foreign sports hunters, started the Second Festival of the Ala Blanca Pigeon in Tamaulipas, with the aim of promoting hunting tourism and the sustainable use of species for sport hunting.
The event was held from the 11 to the 12 in August as part of the White-winged Dove hunting season that began this weekend.
"This type of event makes us aware that it is not killing, hunting for hunting. It has to be useful and sustainable. That is why the Parks and Biodiversity Commissions were created, which promotes conservation; and the Hunting and Sport Fishing Commission, which encourages exploitation. There must always be a balance, "said Gilberto Estrella, head of the Ministry of Urban Development and Environment, on behalf of Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.
Tamaulipas has the largest protected natural area of Paloma de Ala Blanca in Latin America, located in Parras de la Fuente, municipality of Abasolo, which makes the entity one of the main hunting destinations in the country and North America.
Sample of the recovery of the UMAs in Tamaulipas is the record of shooters that the SEDUMA has, which in 2016 reached only 86, while in 2017 it reached up to 1,000 600 shooters in the different hunting ranches of the entity.
The Second Festival of the Pigeon White Wing of Tamaulipas featured as a special guest Dave Watson, presenter of the popular American television program The Journey, specialized in hunting and camping, who described the entity as one of the main hunting destinations in North America and recognized the Government of Tamaulipas for promoting tourism and the sustainable use of wildlife.
During the event it was held in a tournament of American skeet and trap in the open, female and novice categories, in which sports hunters from different municipalities participated, as well as a tasting of local cuisine, music and gifts among attendees .
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