The general sport hunting rules are updated and published every two years. This section presents the main new measures that came into force for the period from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2026.

Moose hunting in zones 2, 3 and 27

For the 2024 hunting season, hunting the female is prohibited throughout all of zone 2. In controlled zones (ZECs) located in zone 2, hunting the female and fawn is prohibited. Hunting the female and fawn is also prohibited in zones 3 and 27 for an indeterminate period. These measures are aimed at fostering the growth of the moose populations in these hunting zones.

A change to the hunting seasons for moose was made throughout all of hunting zone 27 (West and East). This measure is aimed at fostering mating, in particular by delaying firearms hunting seasons after the peak of reproduction.

Consult the hunting seasons for moose

Consult the moose hunting seasons in ZECs

Change to the bag limit for moose in certain ZECs

In the following ZECs, the annual bag limit for moose is 1 moose for every 3 hunters:

Bas-Saint-Laurent, Bras-Coupé-Désert, Buteaux-Bas-Saguenay, Casault, Chapais, des Martres, des Nymphes, Lesueur, Mitchinamecus, Owen, Pontiac, de la Rivière-Blanche, Saint-Patrice

And 1 moose for every 4 hunters in the Lac-au-Sable ZEC.

Removal of date of birth from the hunter or trapper’s certificate

Individuals who become certified for the first time after April 1, 2024, as well as those who request a replacement of their hunter or trapper certificate after this date, will receive a card that does not have the holder’s date of birth.

New terms for hunting for wild turkey

To ensure healthy management of the species and to offer an adequate opportunity to hunt this game animal, the terms for hunting for wild turkey for the 2024–2025 period have been changed as follows:

Spring hunt:

  • Zone 2: Start of spring hunt with 12 half-days and bag limit of one bearded turkey
  • Zones 3, 11, 26 and 27: Increase of hunting half-days to 25 and of the bag limit to two bearded turkeys in these zones

Fall hunt:

  • Zones 3, 9 and 11: Start of fall hunt with 7 half-days and bag limit of one turkey, bearded or not

For more information, consult the 2024–2025 hunting seasons for wild turkeys section

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