Vehicles, aircraft and boats

Specific rules apply to vehicles used during hunting.

You cannot:

  • 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 mechanism (with or without a bolt on the rail); 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; or an air rifle containing a projectile;
    • 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 This hyperlink will open in a new window..

For your safety, refer to the recommendations for safely transporting a crossbow when travelling.

Regulatory Information

Last update: March 19, 2024


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