It’s the high season for hunting in many regions of Quebec. There are many rules to be respected, and some are not well known. You can test your knowledge with this short quiz.
From age twelve, a youth can hunt with a firearm. They must be accompanied by an adult who is a licensed hunter. In addition, the youth must have obtained their hunter’s certificate. This is granted upon completion of an accredited course.
Wild animals do not belong to the owner of the land where they happen to be. They are free to roam from one area to another without asking permission!
However, a property owner is under no obligation to permit hunting on their land.
Hunting at night is generally illegal. The Quebec government’s website explains that “night” (for these purposes) begins a half-hour after sunset and ends a half-hour before sunrise.
In addition, an orange safety vest is required at all times for many types of hunting.
It is illegal to hunt while under the influence of alcohol. There is a fine of at least $250 in case of violation.
In general, it is illegal to sell meat from game you have hunted.
There are hunting permits for non-residents of Quebec. Some special conditions apply.