MFFP - Sport Hunting - Main rules 2018-2020 - Transportation, registration and exportation
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Transportation, registration and exportation

Attachment of coupons and punching of the licence

As soon as a hunter kills a white-tailed deer, a moose, a black bear or a wild turkey, he must remove from his licence the appropriate transportation coupon and attach it to the animal. Moreover, when he kills an antlerless deer under an antlerless deer hunting licence (random draw) or an adult female moose under an adult female moose hunting licence (random draw), he must punch out in the appropriate place the hunting licence awarded by random draw for this category of animal. When he kills an antlerless deer under an antlerless deer hunting licence (1st killing, random draw), he must remove from the licence the transportation coupon and attach it to the antlerless deer. In wildlife reserves, outfitting operations with exclusive rights and certain zecs, specific rules may apply to white-tailed deer (see the sections entitled " Sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence" and "Hunting white-tailed deer in a group" in the appendix). Specific rules may apply to moose in wildlife reserves (see the section entitled "Sharing an adult female moose hunting licence" in the appendix).

In the case of a moose, the hunter must ensure, on the same day that the animal is killed, that the number of additional transportation coupons is attached to the animal corresponding to the established annual bag limit (see the section entitled "Bag limits"). Any additional coupon must come from the hunting licence of an individual who is legally entitled to hunt moose using a permitted arm during this period and in this area, in this outfitting operation with exclusive rights (see page 30), or in this controlled harvesting zone (ZEC) where hunting this species is subject to quotas and who has participated in the hunting expedition during which the animal was killed. Moreover, in the case of a moose killed in a controlled harvesting zone (ZEC), any additional coupon must come from the licence of an individual who, before the animal was killed, paid the requisite fee to hunt moose in the ZEC and registered when he entered the ZEC.

During moose hunting subject to quotas in a wildlife reserve, and regardless of whether the group is a single group or a double group, the hunter who kills the animal must ensure that another transportation coupon from the hunting licence of a person in the same group, as defined in the section entitled “Bag Limit”, is attached to the animal on the day it is killed. The people whose transportation coupons are attached to the animal are then deemed to have reached their annual bag limit for moose.

In the wildlife reserves, a single group of four hunters may accept a fifth hunter, provided he or she is a young person or a student (see "Young people and big game hunting"). The same applies to a double group of seven or eight hunters, who may accept no more than two additional hunters on the same conditions. If the additional hunter holds a moose hunting licence, he or she may place the transportation coupon from that licence on the animal killed, just like any other group member. If the additional hunter does not hold a moose hunting licence and is hunting under the licence of an adult in the group, as stipulated in the section entitled “Young people and big game hunting”, he or she will be deemed to have attained his or her moose bag limit and may not participate in the registration of another moose during the current year.

A hunting licence is no longer valid when the transportation coupon(s) has/have been removed or it/they should have been removed or, in the case of an antlerless deer hunting licence or a female moose hunting licence, when it is punched out or should have been punched out. Specific procedures may apply to white-tailed deer hunting in wildlife reserves, outfitting operations with exclusive rights and certain zecs (see the sections entitled "Sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence" and "Hunting white-tailed deer in a group") and moose hunting in wildlife reserves (see the section entitled "Sharing an adult female moose hunting licence").

When a young person kills big game or a wild turkey under the regular licence or the antlerless deer hunting licence (1st killing) of an adult, he must attach to it the transportation coupon of the licence under which he was hunting and ensure that he abides by subsequent obligations such as the registration of the game in his own name.

When the licence expires, i.e. when all of the transportation coupon have been removed, neither the adult nor the young person may again hunt the animal indicated on the coupon during that year. When a young person kills an antlerless deer under the antlerless deer hunting licence of an adult, he must punch out the licence under which he was hunting and ensure that he abides by subsequent obligations such as the registration of the antlerless deer in his own name. Once the licence has been punched out, it expires. The same rule applies to the female moose hunting licence.

Transport and registration of game

Within 48 hours of leaving a hunting site, a hunter who has killed a white-tailed deer, a moose, a black bear or a wild turkey must present in person his licence and register the animal with a person, a corporation or an association authorized by the MFFP. At that time, he must declare the calibre of the firearm used and the licence plate number of the vehicle used to transport the game, then allow the punching of the transportation coupon(s) and, in the case of a male moose, allow the marking of the antlers. In the case of a moose, the hunter must also present the hunting licence from which the transportation coupons were attached to the animal. Specific procedures may apply to white-tailed deer hunting in wildlife reserves and outfitting operations with exclusive rights (see the sections entitled "Sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence" and "Hunting white-tailed deer in a group") and moose hunting in wildlife reserves (see the section entitled "Sharing an adult female moose hunting licence").

A hunter who has killed big game or a wild turkey must, upon request of a wildlife protection officer, have the officer register it immediately.

Any wild turkey that is killed must be transported and shown whole, whether eviscerated or not, at a registration station.

A hunter who kills a black bear must at the time of registration show the animal's carcass or pelt.

Any moose killed must be transported and produced whole or in identifiable quarters at a registration station.

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In the case of a moose produced in quarters, the hunter must also produce and make accessible the full head , failing which, he must produce and make accessible the full lower jaw and, in the case of a male, the antlers attached to the calvarium or to a part thereof.

 

A white-tailed deer killed must be transported to a registration station and produced whole or in two approximately equal parts separated transversally along the floating ribs or the kidneys (see the diagram). Furthermore, when the deer is divided in two, the hunter must present both parts without removing the head and the external genital organs (scrotum or vulva) from either part of the animal.

A hunter must pay the applicable fee for registering animal.

Following registration, the hunter must ensure that the transportation coupons remain attached to the animal until it is cut up or stored or, in the case of a black bear, until its pelt is dressed.

To facilitate the management of black bear, all hunters are asked to provide, at the time of registration, the two upper premolars (see the diagram) and to indicate the date and exact location of capture, the animal's sex and the presence or absence of milk.



PREMOLAR

The premolars are located directly behind the canines. They can easily be removed in the following manner:

The operation is identical for both premolars. To avoid confusing one animal with another one, for each black bear captured, put the two teeth and the information requested in a single envelope. The premolars are not always apparent in older animals.

Registration stations

During the hunting period, big game or wild turkey may be registered at wildlife registration stations authorized by the Department. Moreover, registration can be completed in certain regional offices of the Department that report to the Direction générale de la protection de la faune.

To obtain additional information on the location, dates and operating hours of the registration stations, please contact the Department's customer service department at 1 877 346-6763 or contact one of its regional offices.

Exporting

The punched transportation coupon allows a hunter to transport outside Québec a big game animal or a port thereof, including the pelt. However, in the case of a black bear, a CITES export permit is usually required to transport the animal or part of it outside Canada.

Furthermore, to export raw fur outside Québec, an individual other than a non-resident must, in respect of the product of his own hunting activities, hold a dealer's licence or a tanner's licence and obtain the export form issued by the Department.

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