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

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 This hyperlink will open in a new window. website or by calling 24/7 1 800 463-2191.

Regulatory Information

Last update: June 2, 2022


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 theRegulation 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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