Main new mesures
- Abolition of antlerless white-tailed deer licences (1st killing);
- Abolition of antler restriction pilot project (ARPP) licence;
- Maintaining of the AR standard (white-tailed deer whose antlers measure 7 cm or more and that bear a minimum of three points of 2.5 cm or more on at least one side) in zones 6 north et 6 south;
- Opening of white-tailed deer hunting in parts of zone 15 east and 26 west;
- Opening of white-tailed deer hunting with firearm in parts of zone 7 north, 7 south, 8 east and 8 north;
- Westward shifting of the boundary between parts of zone 2 east and 2 west;
- Subdivision of zone 1 into north and south parts;
- Opening of white-tailed deer hunting to the whole of zone 27 west;
- Establishment of a white-tailed deer hunting licence valid for a single zone or part of zone (elsewhere than in zone 20);
- Introduction of the possibility to get a second licence to kill a second white-tailed deer elsewhere than in zone 20.
- Introduction of the possibility to use white-tailed deer hunting licences issued for any zones or parts of zone in any wildlife reserve or outfitters with exclusive rights (except for the licence issued for the zone 20);
- Uniformity of white-tailed deer hunting periods in ZECs with the rules of the zone where they are located;
- Authorization of shotgun hunting during the muzzle-loading firearms, bows and crossbows season to hunt white-tailed deers and black bears;
- Authorization of white-tailed deer baiting from September 1st to November 30, except for mineral substances that are allowed year-round;
- Prohibition on using natural cervid urine (except for moose urine) taken for hunting purposes on farm or free-range cervids from Quebec or from outside of Quebec;
- Broadening the sharing of an antlerless deer hunting licence to immediate family;
- Abolition of the obligation that the second bear harvested during the fall has to come from zone 10;
- Introduction of the possibility for a hunter to kill two black bears per year : one in the spring season and another one in selected zones during the fall season;
- Addition of a fall black bear hunting season in selected wildlife reserves;
- Addition of three half-days for spring wild turkey hunting in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 et 10;
- Extension of the spring wild turkey hunting season and introduction of the possibility to harvest a second bearded wild turkey in zone 9;
- Addition of a seven half-days period for the fall wild turkey hunting season in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10;
- Introduction of a hunting licence for the fall wild turkey hunting season in zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 to harvest one bearded or beardless wild turkey;
- Authorization to use a pointing-type or flushing-type dog during the fall wild turkey hunting season;
- Authorization to use #7 lead shotgun ammo for wild turkey hunting;
- Prohibition to hunt wild turkeys within 100 meters from a bait;
- Recognition of equivalent training to the hunter's certificate that was obtained elsewhere in Canada.
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ATTENTION: It is possible that, after the publication of these rules, hunting practices change in the wake of an agreement between the Québec government and an Aboriginal nation or an Aboriginal community, represented by its band council. Indeed, in its resolutions of March 20, 1985 and May 30, 1989, the National Assembly formally recognized Québec's 11 Aboriginal nations and their specific rights within the framework of the legislation in force. The Québec government opted to negotiate with the Aboriginal nations in order to conclude agreements to better define and clarify the exercising of their activities. This approach hinges at once on the historic legitimacy and importance for Québec society of establishing with the Aboriginal peoples harmonious relations centred on mutual respect and trust. To obtain additional information on possible modifications, please contact the Department Customer Services at the MFFP or one of its regional offices.