Licences and certificate
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 name||Registration period||Draw|
|Moose and white-tailed deer in wildlife reserves||December to January 15||End of January|
|Adult female moose*||June 1 to 18||End of June|
|Antlerless deer*||June 1 to 18||End 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 or call 1 800 665-6527.
Independent wildlife reserves
For information on hunting in:
- the Duchénier wildlife reserve, please call 418 735-5222 or visit its website ;
- the Dunière wildlife reserve, please call 418 756-6174 or 1 888 730-6174 (toll-free), or visit its website at www.cgrmp.com .
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: May 8, 2023