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MILLBROOK, N.S. – A Millbrook woman has been named one of two people in the province to win this year's Licence of a Lifetime lottery.

Erica Riley will never have to purchase another fishing, small game or deer hunting licence in Nova Scotia after her name was drawn in the annual lottery held jointly by the Department of Natural Resources and the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

This is the 24th year the prize has been offered but Riley said it is only the third time a woman won. The last time was in 2009.

“It really means a lot to me because I hope that I can open other people’s eyes to show that hunting and fishing is not just for males,” she said.

“It’s a good chunk of change every year that I don’t have to spend anymore.”

The other randomly selected winner was Danny Bowie of Guysborough County.

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

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

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