Black bear hunting

New rules are now applicable to black bear hunting. See the “Main New Measures” section for details.

What to do before, during and after hunting

Before hunting

During hunting

Comply with the rules respecting:

After the kill

  • If necessary, follow the rules for locating an injured game animal.
  • In the event that the animal is illegally killed (by accident or by mistake), follow the applicable rules.
  • When you have found the animal, attach the required transportation coupon
  • Transport your weapon in accordance with the rules (empty, in a closed case, etc.).
  • Collect and eliminate waste properly (empty cartridges, waste from meals, etc.).
  • Register your game online or at a registration station within 48 hours of leaving the hunting area.
  • Leave the transportation coupon on the carcass, or on the skin if you do not keep the flesh, until the flesh is cut up or the skin is cured.

Black bear baiting periods

Food may not be used as bait for black bear during the following periods:

  • From July 1 to August 15 in zones 16, 17, 19, the western portion of zone 27 and zone 29
  • From July 1 to August 31 in zones 1 to 15, 18, 26, the eastern portion of zone 27 and zone 28.

See the hunting zone maps.

Regulatory Information

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free phone line: 1 844 523‑6738 

Last update: November 16, 2021


The information published on this website has been simplified and provides a summary of the main regulatory provisions. It does not replace in any way the official texts of laws and regulations. For more detailed information on a specific rule, refer to the Regulation respecting hunting in Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window., the Regulation respecting hunting activities This hyperlink will open in a new window. or the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This hyperlink will open in a new window., which are all available on LégisQuébec.


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