Sharing an antlerless deer hunting licence

New rules have been introduced to expand the sharing of licences with family members. See the “Main New Measures” section for details.

This rule allows you to form a group of no more than six hunters in order to use a single antlerless deer hunting licence obtained in a random draw and issued to one of the group’s members, in an area in which the licence is valid. 

Territories where you may share (this licence)

This measure applies only in wildlife reserves, outfitters with exclusive rights and the Bras-coupé-Désert, Maganasipi, Pontiac, Rapides-des-Joachims, Restigo, Saint-Patrice and Jaro ZECs, including the territory contemplated in Schedule CCI of the Regulation respecting hunting (chapter C-61.1, r. 12, territoire privé sous protocole d'entente avec le Ministère et la Société beauceronne de gestion faunique inc.).

Process and conditions to meet

To take advantage of this measure, you must meet the following conditions:

Commitment form: When your group of hunters enters the hunting site, it must give the reception officer a copy of the commitment form (PDF 94 Kb) allowing it to use the antlerless deer hunting licence of one of its members. The form includes the name of the licence holder and the numbers of his or her regular white-tailed deer and antlerless deer hunting licences, the purpose of the commitment and its duration, the name of the area, the date of the commitment, the names and signatures of the group members, and the numbers of their white-tailed deer hunting licences.

Duration of commitment: The duration of the commitment cannot exceed the duration of your group’s stay at the site. All the hunters whose names appear on the commitment form and whose licences are valid may, for the duration shown, use the antlerless deer hunting licence at the site in question, provided its holder is present at the site, and until an antlerless deer is killed by one of the group’s members.

Licence expiration: The antlerless deer hunting licence expires as soon as an antlerless deer is killed. The hunter who kills it must immediately attach his or her own transportation coupon to the carcass, and must punch, in the circle provided, the licence obtained in the random draw, under which the antlerless deer was killed.

If the holder of the antlerless deer hunting licence kills an antlered deer, the privilege for another hunter to kill the antlerless deer remains valid for the duration of the authorization, provided the holder of the antlerless deer hunting licence remains present at the site.

Game registration: When the kill is registered, the hunter who killed the antlerless deer must present his or her regular licence along with the antlerless deer hunting licence under which the animal was killed. However, in the case of a group hunt, it is the hunter whose coupon is attached to the antlerless deer who must register the carcass and present his or her regular licence in addition to the antlerless deer hunting licence. 

In wildlife territories where this measure is authorized by the regulations, it is up to the holder of the antlerless deer hunting licence to decide whether or not he or she will share the licence with the other group members, when the group arrives at the hunting site.

Your group members are responsible for complying with the limit on the number of antlerless deer that the group can kill. You must therefore ensure that you always hunt close to one another, so that you can communicate when a deer is killed and avoid multiple kills.

Regulatory Information

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Last update: September 9, 2021

Notice

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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