Random draw

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New hunters in all three novice categories can participate in the annual random draw for special antlerless deer hunting licences.

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 18End of June
Antlerless deer*June 1 to 18End 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.

Winner of a female moose licence or an antlerless deer licence

The winner of a female moose licence or an antlerless deer licence does not have to take any particular steps to receive a special licence. They only have to buy their regular white-tailed deer or moose licence at a licence sales outlet. The system will automatically attach the special licence for antlerless deer or female moose at no additional cost.

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.

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Last update: December 8, 2023


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