Wildlife Registration

COVID-19 pandemic: instructions to follow

Hunting, fishing and trapping activities may be carried out in Québec during the pandemic, though always in compliance with the instructions and directives  from the Direction générale de la santé publique.

Refer to the specific measures regarding hunting, fishing and trapping during the COVID-19 pandemic , notably regarding mandatory mask-wearing.

To register game

When killing an animal that must be declared (white-tailed deer, moose, black bear and wild turkey) you must register it within 48 hours of your departure from the hunting grounds; this period is increased to 15 days for the trapping of a black bear. Make sure that your game has been registered before taking it to a butcher shop or cutting it yourself. 

As a hunter or trapper, you can now choose from two options to register your game:

1. Go to a registration station

In-person registration through a MFFP delegate is still possible for people who prefer doing it this way, who do not have Internet access or who have to register a white-tailed deer harvested on île d’Anticosti. The usual $7.12 registration fee remains in this case since it is a service provided by businesses.

See the list of open registration stations  [in French only].

2. Fill out the online form (15 minutes)

Online registration allows hunters and trappers to register their game without having to travel. This government service is free for the 2020 fall hunting season and available in both French and English.

 

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To register your game online, you will need to provide the following information:

  • the hunter’s certificate number;
  • the hunting licence number;
  • the type of game;
  • the weapon and calibre that was used;
  • the time and location where the animal was killed.

Some situations may require you to provide additional information. For example, when registering a moose, you must provide the licence number and the birth date of the hunter(s) who accompanied them and whose transportation coupon was attached to the animal. For a deer harvested while sharing an antlerless deer licence with an immediate family member, you must also provide the antlerless deer licence number.

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding wildlife registration.

Important reminders

Wildlife registration by hunters is mandatory for some species. It allows for an accurate assessment of population status and ensures the optimal use of different species and their sustainability.

In some areas of the Laurentides, Outaouais and Montérégie regions, special measures are in effect to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids . Restrictions apply for the transportation of some anatomical parts from white-tailed deer and moose, and the Department requires hunters to make the necessary arrangements to have a mandatory sample collected on their game.

The Department would like to point out that the laws and regulations that apply to hunting, fishing and trapping activities remain valid at all times.

If you witness an act of poaching or any other action against wildlife or their habitat, please report it to a wildlife protection officer by contacting SOS Poaching:

By phone: 1 800 463-2191
By emailcentralesos@mffp.gouv.qc.ca
To file a report online (in French only).