Frequently Asked Questions
What measures do I need to follow to limit the spread of COVID-19 while hunting or trapping?
Hunters and trappers must always comply with the directives and guidelines from the Direction générale de la santé publique to contain the pandemic while carrying out their activities, notably when it comes to travelling between regions and cities . The Department also recommends following the best practices for hunting, fishing and trapping during the COVID-19 pandemic .
What happens if I do not register my game?
The regulation states that hunters who have killed an animal that must be declared (white-tailed deer, moose, black bear and wild turkey) must register it within 48 hours of their departure from the hunting grounds; this period is increased to 15 days for the trapping of a black bear. Any offender is subject to prosecution.
Is it still possible to register game by going to a registration station?
Which species may be registered online?
Starting on September 5, hunters will be able to register moose and black bear. Registration for black bear caught by trapping, wild turkey and white-tailed deer will be made available during the fall.
However, remote registration will not be available for people who hunt white-tailed deer on île d’Anticosti, which means that hunters will have to register their game in person.
What is the game registration fee at a station?
The usual registration fee of $7.12 remains in effect since it is a service provided by businesses who act as MFFP delegates.
What is the online game registration fee?
Online registration is a free government service for the 2020 fall hunting season.
Is online registration safe?
May I use a smartphone or tablet to register my game online?
Yes, you may register your game using a desktop or laptop computer, or using a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet.
What information do I need to provide to register my game remotely?
You need to provide a valid email address: the registration confirmation will be sent to this address. You need to provide information similar to what is required when registering in person, including personal information, hunting licence number and hunter’s certificate number.
You will also need to declare:
- the type of game and, according to the species, information on its age and sex;
- the date and time of the animal’s death;
- the cause of death (for bears only);
- the weapon and calibre used;
- the location where the animal was killed.
Some situations may require hunters and trappers to provide additional information:
- Registering a moose requires providing the hunter’s certificate number, the hunting licence number and the birth date of the hunter(s) who accompanied you and attached their transportation coupon on the animal.
- Sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence obtained by random draw with an immediate family member requires that the immediate family member register the antlerless deer under his/her name. The family member must hold a deer hunting licence, either regular or additional, valid for the same hunting zone as the holder’s antlerless deer hunting licence. Two licence numbers must be provided during registration: the holder’s antlerless deer hunting licence number and the immediate family member’s deer hunting licence number. The holder may continue to hunt under his/her regular or additional licence and in compliance with the regulations in effect, but his/her antlerless deer hunting licence is no longer valid. For more information on sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence, refer to the white-tailed deer management plan 2020-2027 .
How can I make sure that my game has been registered?
Once the form has been completed, a registration summary and a confirmation number will be generated. Write down this number on the back of your licence or keep it on your smartphone. It could be subject to verification by a wildlife protection officer and requested by the butcher to whom you entrust your game.
What should I do if I do not receive the registration confirmation by email?
First, check that the confirmation email is not in your spam folder. If you cannot find it there, you can send a verification request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, your contact information and your confirmation number with your request.
Is it possible to change the information provided during online registration once the form is submitted?
It is not possible to change the registration form once it is submitted to the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs. At the end of the form, a summary of your answers and a registration number will be generated. We recommend that you write down the registration number and carefully check the provided information before submitting the form. If you encounter any difficulties during online registration, please contact the MFFP consumer service at 1 877 346-6763.
Is online game registration a permanent measure?
The Department wants to increase its provision of services online, which is why we are working on making remote registration permanent. In-person registration through a MFFP delegate remains possible.
I have killed a deer or a moose within a 45 km radius from where the chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in 2018 (in a area of the Laurentides, Outaouais or Montérégie). Can I register it online?
Yes, you can use online registration. It should be noted though that the Department requires you to go to a specific location for sample collection on your game to have it tested for CWD. It should be noted that special measures apply for a white-tailed deer or a moose that was killed within a 45 km radius from where the chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in 2018 to avoid the spread of the disease. Thus, the Department requires you to make the necessary arrangements to have a mandatory sample collected on your game.
Some of your game’s anatomical parts must not leave the 45 km radius and must also stay within the hunting zone in which the animal was killed. Meat cutting should then be done near the location where the animal was killed.
Parts with transportation restrictions:
- Spine and spinal cord
- Retropharyngeal lymph nodes
- Eyes and tonsils
- Internal organs (spleen, liver, heart, kidneys, mammary glands, bladder, etc.)
Parts that may be transported without restriction:
- Meat without attached pieces of spine or head
- Antlers without velvet
- Disinfected skull caps without attached skin, meat or flesh
- Teeth without attached meat or flesh
- Any part mounted by a taxidermist
Where should I go to have a sample collected on the deer or moose I have killed in the zone targeted by restrictions due to CWD?
If you have killed a white-tailed deer or a moose over 12 months old, you must imperatively have it tested for CWD, starting on October 3, through one of the following methods:
ATTENTION: From September 19 to October 2, you must contact the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs at 819-360-1928 to make an appointment with an employee in order to have a sample collected on your game.
1. By going to one of these registration stations during white-tailed deer hunting seasons:
1404, route 117
Sport N.P. enr.
14-1, rang Sainte-Julie Est
Coopérative de solidarité Laurel-Station
3455, route Principale
Halte routière Pétroles Bélisle
125, route du Canton
An employee from the Department will be on location to collect the necessary samples on the base of the animal’s head.
2. By having your game cut at a participating butcher shop
Many butcher shops take part in collecting samples to detect CWD.
3. By leaving your game’s head at one of the drop points provided for this purpose
You may keep the antlers.