Forming a group to hunt white-tailed deer

This measure allows for the formation of a group of no more than six hunters, who undertake to share the white-tailed deer bag limit. All group members can continue to hunt for as long as one of them still has a transportation coupon on his or white-tailed deer hunting licence.

Territories where you may share (this licence)

Licences can only be pooled in this way in wildlife reserves and outfitters with exclusive rights, and on the Kenauk Nature X S.E.C., Seigneurie du Lac Métis and Seigneurie Nicolas-Riou territories, on the following conditions:

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 76 Kb) that allows all its members to use another member’s hunting licence. The form includes the names and signatures of the hunters, their white-tailed deer hunting licence numbers, the purpose of the commitment and its duration, the name of the area, and the date of the commitment.

Duration of commitment: The duration of the commitment cannot exceed the duration of your group’s stay at the site. A hunter who is a party to the commitment cannot, for its duration, become a party to another similar commitment. For the duration shown on the form, all the hunters whose names appear on the form may use the white-tailed deer hunting licence of another member of the group, in the area concerned, for as long as one of them has a valid deer hunting licence and is present in the area.

Document mandatory: When hunting, all the group members must carry a copy of the commitment and must also carry their own hunting licence, even if the transportation coupon has been removed. The commitment must be shown to a wildlife protection officer or assistant upon request.

Transportation coupon: A hunter who kills a white-tailed deer must remove the transportation coupon from his or her own licence and attach it to the carcass. If the coupon has already been removed and attached to a carcass, the hunter must ensure that a transportation coupon from a valid licence held by a person named on the commitment form and present at the site is placed on the carcass, on the day of the kill

Registration game: Each hunter must register the deer to which his or her transportation coupon has been attached.

At wildlife sites where the rules allow for this measure to be applied, it is up to the hunters to decide whether or not they will adhere to it when they enter the site.

The members of your group are responsible for complying with the limit on the number of deer that they can kill. To do this, group members who no longer have a transportation coupon on their licence must make sure they hunt in the vicinity of another group member who still has a valid transportation coupon, so as to be able to communicate with that person in the event that another deer is killed, and hence avoid multiple kills.

Regulatory Information

Last update: June 2, 2022


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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