Specific permits, seasons, rules and regulations for the hunting in Quebec:
Visit the Ministry of Natural Resources website for complete details on hunting regulations (licenses, firearms, dress and export) for residents and non-residents, and download the latest version of the Summary of Quebec Hunting Regulations.
In some cases, hunters must take a safety training course. For more information, visit the Quebec Federation of Hunters website.
OUTDOOR CARD FOR HUNTING IN QUEBEC
To hunt in QUEBEC , you must have the Outdoors Card – Hunting version. A valid license includes an Outdoors Card and validation tags required for the hunt. Learn about licensing regulations and options for QUEBEC residents and non-residents.
ORANGE HUNTING CLOTHES
Most hunters must wear orange hunting clothes. Discover all the details on the regulatory outfit.
VIGNETTES FOR RESIDENTS
Resident vignette prints involve a vignette or certificate that validates a game hunting license for a specific number of animals, age, sex or area.
DE-CUTTING, TRANSFORMATION AND TRANSPORT
Learn about game cutting, processing and transportation, and see the QUEBEC Hunting Regulations Summary for Export Permits.
The Canadian Firearms Center provides details on firearms regulations at the national level. Learn about the types of ammunition, the regulation of firearms classes and related restrictions, the importation of firearms into the province and the submission of a 60-day possession license application. for non-resident.
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HUNTING AT THE TIME OF SHOOTING
A safe, responsible and respectful hunter seeks not only to harvest the game he covets, but to do it properly and effectively in accordance with the hunter’s code of behavior. Hunting at the moment of shooting is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and judgment in scenarios illustrated by images grouped by species.
- Identify your target
- Is your target well placed and within a reasonable distance?
- Is the firing line clear?
- In this situation, is your shot legal and safe?
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PLANNING A HUNTING TRIP, A STRATEGIC CHOICE!
In public land :
No matter where your hunting activities take place, you must have read the [hunting regulations according to the territory] and ideally have a copy with you.
There are many variations depending on the area for:
- The catch limits;
- Hunting seasons;
- The gear allowed.
To indicate your presence in a territory, use [temporary posters] on which it may be indicated by example “Hunters on the lookout”. Ideally, your display should be limited to a radius of 300 meters from a lookout site.
In private land :
Always ask permission from [landowner] before traveling on his land:
- Drive in a respectful manner in all respects;
- Always mention the number of hunters who are present on [his land];
- Ask him to indicate areas where he prefers that you hunt (and those whose access is forbidden).
Many hunters practice their activity on private lands. The regions of Estrie, Center-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and Montérégie are predominantly consisting of private land. Although the fauna is a collective property, the land base belongs to right to the owner and he alone has the choice to allow or to prohibit access.
[Hunting regulations by territory]
The mobile application for iPhone “Hunting Zone” allows hunters to know the hunting areas, including hunted species and the regulations specific to each. She is available for free on the App Store. www.zonechasse.com
PREVENT ACCIDENTS BY CHOOSING THE GOOD EQUIPMENT
Your equipment must be chosen according to the type of hunt that you practice and maintain with care at all times.
It is essential to follow rigorously [the safety rules] in handling, transportation, storage and the maintenance of your weapons.
Always insist on your companions to observe these same rules. [The weapon] with which you hunt must be well regulated and you must have practiced your shot beforehand.
[ Security rules] Statistics show that there are very few accidents during the hunt, which makes it a very safe activity.
The rare accidents are often due to imprudences. They can therefore easily be avoided. In Quebec, never a hunter in a hunting situation did not hurt a non-hunter. [Firearm] A weapon often arouses fear or lust. Do not expose it not in public. Any firearm must be handled as if it wereloaded, that is, pointing it in a safe direction for all (either upwards or downwards) while making sure that the room and the store are empty.
[Hunting regulations by territory] The mobile application for iPhone “Hunting Zone” allows hunters to know the hunting areas, including hunted species and the regulations specific to each. She is available for free on the App Store. www.zonechasse.com