MFFP - Sport Hunting - Main rules 2018-2020 - Special rules applicable to non-resident
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Specific rules applicable to non-residents

A non-resident is not obliged to possess a hunter's certificate to obtain a hunting licence or an attestation to hunt wild turkey. He may hunt indiscriminately with a firearm, a crossbow or a bow the species deemed to be game. However, he must use the hunting implements authorized for each of the species according to the hunting periods in force.

A non-resident is subject to certain restrictions concerning the purchase of hunting licences and access to certain territories or hunting areas according to the game hunted. The restrictions are indicated below.

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Sport hunting in Québec 2018-2020 - Main rules

In addition to abiding by the provisions stipulated in the section entitled "Transportation, registration and export", a non-resident must register the big game animal at a registration station before he leaves Québec.

A punched transportation coupon serves as authorization to transport outside Québec a white-tailed deer, a moose or a black bear, or part of such an animal, including the fur or part of the fur.

A non-resident may, without possessing a dealer's licence or a tanner's licence or an export form, export outside Québec raw fur from the product of his own hunting activities. However, if he wishes to sell or tan such fur, he must obtain a licence issued for this purpose in the case of the product of his own hunting activities.

When a non-resident between 12 years and up to and including 15 years of age hunts with a crossbow or a bow, he must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who holds a valid or expired non-resident's hunting licence that was issued between April 1 and March 31 or the hunter's certificate appropriate to the type of hunting implement (see also the section entitled "Notion of family, age required to hunt and initiation licence").

When a non-resident between 12 years and up to and including 17 years of age hunts with a firearm, he must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who holds a valid or expired non-resident's hunting licence that was issued between April 1 and March 31 or the hunter's certificate appropriate to the type of hunting implement (see also the section entitled "Notion of family, age required to hunt and initiation licence").

Lastly, black bear and wolf are covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). For this reason, when they are exported outside Canada, the animals and the parts thereof and products derived therefrom must be accompanied by a CITES export permit for entry to be permitted to the importing country.

The permit can be obtained from:

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3

Telephone: 819 997-1840 or 1 800 686-6767;
Fax: 819 953-6283;
Website: www.cites.ec.gc.ca

However, a resident of Canada or the United States who personally exports from Canada or imports into Canada in his personal luggage a black bear or a part thereof that is the product of his own hunting activities, provided that the bear or part thereof is fresh, frozen or salted, does not require a CITES export permit. If the bear or a part thereof is stuffed, dressed or otherwise preserved, or if it is transported by a person other than the hunter who killed it, a CITES export permit is required.

Lastly, a non-resident must declare his hunting weapon when he goes through Canadian customs (see the section entitled "Federal legislation governing firearms and hunters").

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