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.
- Firing 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.
- Unauthorized multiple kills.
- 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 the flesh of a species for which sales are illegal.
Reporting an illegal action or suspicious activity
Last update: February 18, 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 , the Regulation respecting hunting activities or the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife , which are all available on LégisQuébec.