Random draw

Random draws for large game hunting are held every year, and only resident hunters are eligible to register. Two types of random draws are offered:

  • Limited hunting licence (adult female moose, antlerless deer
  • Hunting in a wildlife reserve

The limited hunting licences allow the winners to hunt for the designated animal at the location indicated on the licence. Hunters who win the right to hunt in a wildlife reserve may hunt for moose or white-tailed deer in the sectors reserved for them.

Registration periods and draw dates

Draw nameRegistration periodDraw
Moose and white-tailed deer in wildlife reservesDecember to January 15End of January
Adult female moose*June 1 to 20End of June
Antlerless deer*June 1 to 20End of June

* The number of limited hunting licences allocated in each zone and territory is determined based on the analysis of deer and moose population monitoring data. Since 2021, the registration period is in June, in order to better take into account information on winter severity that affects white-tailed deer populations.

Contact Sépaq for additional information

Special rules apply to these various draws, which are generally managed by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq). For additional information on the draws, please visit the site Web de la Sépaq This hyperlink will open in a new window. or call 1 800 665-6527.

Independent wildlife reserves

For information on hunting in:

Regulatory Information

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free phone line : 1 844 523‑6738 

Last update: September 29, 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 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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