Vehicles, aircraft and boats
Specific rules apply to vehicles used during hunting.
- Hunt down, injure or deliberately kill an animal using a vehicle, an aircraft or a motorboat.
- Use an aircraft to locate or drive animals for hunting.
- Hunt migratory birds using an aircraft, a motorized land vehicle or a moving boat equipped with a motor or sails (a boat is considered to be moving when it continues to travel as a result of the movement generated by its motor or sails).
- Be in or on any motorized land vehicle whatsoever, or an aircraft or a trailer pulled by a vehicle and:
- Be in possession, at any time, of a crossbow whose string is taut and connected to the firing mechanisme with ou without an arrow attached to it or a firearm containing an unfired cartridge placed in the chamber, the loader or the magazine when the latter is attached to the firearm or, in the case of a muzzle-loading firearm, containing powder and a bullet in the chamber, and a detonator in the shaft, or powder in the pan.
- Shoot with a firearm, a crossbow or a bow from such a vehicle, aircraft or trailer.
- Be in possession, at night, of an unloaded firearm, a bow or an unloaded crossbow, except if it is stored in a closed case or placed in the trunk of the vehicle or the hold of the aircraft.
You must also comply with the provisions of the Federal Firearms Act .
For your safety, refer to the recommendations for safely transporting a crossbow when travelling.
Last update: March 22, 2023