The term “poaching” means engaging in hunting, fishing or trapping activities that are against current rules.

Examples of poaching during the hunting season:

  • Using lights to locate large game.
  • Hunting during a prohibited period or at night.
  • Hunting without a licence or hunter’s certificate.
  • Killing game outside the permitted season.
  • Killing game from a vehicle without a special licence.
  • Killing more game than is permitted.
  • Failing to attach the required transportation coupon(s), or failing to attach them within the stipulated time.
  • Omitting to register a game animal that must be registered.
  • Killing game for someone else (multiple kills) other than in the situations where this is permitted.
  • Selling, offering to sell, buying or offering to buy the flesh of a species for which sales are illegal.

Reporting an illegal action or suspicious activity

If you witness poaching or an action you believe may endanger wildlife or its habitats, report it to a wildlife protection officer via the SOS Poaching – Wildlife Emergency website or by calling 24/7 1 800 463-2191.

Regulatory Information

Last update: April 18, 2024


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