Wildlife registration stations
COVID-19 and remote registration of wild turkey and black bear
The COVID-19 pandemic situation forces all citizens to avoid travelling from one region to another and to keep a distance of 2 metres at all times from people not living at the same address. Consequently, the Department asks hunters and trappers who cannot move to an open registration station to use the online registration form, which will be available for the opening of the wild turkey hunting season.
Please note that the registration form is not supported by the Internet Explorer browser. You must use another Internet browser such as Chrome, Mozilla or Safari and copy the following link: https://sondages.mffp.gouv.qc.ca/index.php/217983?lang=en
The hunter who has killed a black bear or a wild turkey must register his animal himself within 48 hours of his departure from the hunting grounds; this period is increased to 15 days for the trapping of a black bear.
Please note that people with limited Internet access can register their game by phone at: 1 877 346-6763. This service is offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, except on Wednesday, when customer service is open from 10 a.m.
Some registration stations, located in essential businesses, will thus remain open. The list of open registration stations (in French) is available.
Find here the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding wildlife registration, especially remote registration.
Respect of recommendations
Hunting, fishing and trapping activities are permitted in Québec this spring, but always in compliance with the instructions and directives formulated by the Direction générale de la santé publique in the context of COVID-19.
The compulsory wildlife registration by hunters is essential: it allows the condition of herds to be assessed with accuracy and ensures optimal exploitation of species while ensuring their sustainability.
The Department wishes to recall that the laws and regulations that apply to hunting, fishing and trapping activities remain valid in all circumstances.
If you witness an act of poaching or any act that goes against wildlife or their habitats, report it to a wildlife protection officer by contacting SOS Poaching:
By phone: 1 800 463-2191
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For online report (in French).