Moose hunting seasons in ZECs

General notice

Modification in zone 17

Based on the results of the 2021 aerial surveys and in compliance with obligations under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), moose hunting activities in zone 17 will be limited to harvesting by Indigenous people for subsistence hunting. The decline in the population of moose observed in this area implies a decrease in harvesting.

Note that other rules may apply in zone 17 for sport hunting in 2023.

Hunting dates are established based on the zone where hunting is permitted, the type of weapon used, the sex of the animal and its maturity.

Specifications on the hunting zones

In some zones, hunting may be prohibited in some specific territories, including wildlife reserves. You must contact your outfitter to find out the rules. 

A resident holding an adult female moose hunting licence (random draw) may hunt adult female moose at the location indicated on their licence. The adult female moose hunting licence (random draw) for zone 1 cannot be used in a wildlife reserve or the Casault ZEC.

To find out what to do before, during and after hunting moose, refer to the rules for this species.

2022 hunting seasons in ZECs

Anse-Saint-Jean, de l’ (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Batiscan-Neilson (zone 27 West)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 10 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Bas-Saint-Laurent (zone 2).

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 15 to October 23, 2022

Buteux-Bas-Saguenay (zone 27 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to  September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 9, 2022

Boullé (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Chapais (zone 2)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 15 to October 23, 2022

Chapeau-de-Paille, du (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Chauvin (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Collin (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Croche, de la (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

D’Iberville (zone 18)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 10, 2022

Dumoine (zone 13)

Age and sex: Varies with hunting seasons. 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bow
Male, female and calf
September 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 8 to October 16, 2022
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 17 to October 23, 2022

Forestville (zone 18)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 9, 2022

Gros-Brochet, du (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Jaro (zone 3), including private land subject to a memorandum of agreement

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowOctober 1 to October 5, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 15 to October 23, 2022

Jeannotte (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Kipawa (zone 13)

Age and sex: Varies with hunting seasons. 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bow
Male, female and calf
September 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 8 to October 16, 2022
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 17 to October 23, 2022

Labrieville, de (zone 18)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 10, 2022

Lac-aux-Sables, du (zone 27 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 9, 2022

Lac-Brébeuf, du (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Lac-de-la-Boiteuse (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Lavigne (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Lesueur (zone 15 North)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
BowSeptember 17 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Lièvre, de la (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Maganasipi (zone 13)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bowOctober 17 to October 23, 2022

Maison-de-Pierre, de la (zone 15 West) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Mars-Moulin (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Martin-Valin (zone 28) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Martres, des (zone 27 est)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 9, 2022

Mazana (zone 15 North)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Menokeosawin (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Mitchinamecus (zone 15 North) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
BowSeptember 17 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Nordique (zone 18) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 10, 2022

Normandie (zone 15 North)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
BowSeptember 17 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Nymphes, des (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 16, 2022

Onatchiway-Est (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Owen (zone 2) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 15 to October 23, 2022

Passes, des (zone 28)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Restigo (zone 13)

Age and sex: Varies with hunting seasons.

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bow
Male, female and calf
September 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 8 to October 16, 2022
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bow
Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf
October 17 to October 23, 2022

Rivière-aux-Rats, de la (zone 28) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 3 to September 18, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 24 to October 14, 2022

Rivière-Blanche, de la (zone 27 West)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf.

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 10 to September 25, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8, to October 16, 2022

Tawachiche (zone 26) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). 

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Wessonneau (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2022 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 17 to October 2, 2022
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 8 to October 23, 2022

Other ZECs

In the list of the following ZECs, the rules for moose hunting in 2022 are those of the zone in which each ZEC is located.   

Anses, des (zone 1)
Baillargeon (zone 1) 
Bessonne, de la (zone 26) 
Borgia (zone 26) 
Bras-Coupé-Désert (zone 10 ouest)
Cap-Chat (zone 1)
Capitachouane (zone 13)

Casault (zone 1)
Festubert (zone 13)
Frémont (zone 26)
Kiskissink (zone 26)
Louise-Gosford (zone 4)
Matimek (partie ouest de la zone 19 sud)
Petawaga (zone 11 ouest)

Pontiac (zone 10 ouest)
Rapides-des-Joachims (zone 10 ouest)
Saint-Patrice (zone 10 ouest)
Saint-Romain (zone 4)
Trinité (zone 18)
Varin (zone 18) 

2023 hunting seasons in ZECs

Batiscan-Neilson (zone 27 West)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 9 to September 24, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Buteux-Bas-Saguenay (zone 27 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 2 to September 17, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 8, 2023

Boullé (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Collin (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023
  

Dumoine (zone 13)

Age and sex: Male, female and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bowOctober 16 to October 22, 2023

Forestville (zone 18)

Age and sex: Male, female and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 8, 2023

Jaro (zone 3), including private land subject to a memorandum of agreement

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 30 to October 4, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 14 to October 22, 2023

Jeannotte (zone 26)

Age and sex: Male, female and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Kipawa (zone 13)

Age and sex: Male, female and calf. 

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bowOctober 16 to October 22, 2023

Lac-aux-Sables, du (zone 27 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 2 to September 17, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 8, 2023

Lavigne (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Lesueur (zone 15 North)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
BowSeptember 16 to September 24, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Maganasipi (zone 13)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bowOctober 16 to October 22, 2023

Maison-de-Pierre, de la (zone 15 West) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited. 

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Martres, des (zone 27 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited. 

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 2 to September 17, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 8, 2023

Mazana (zone 15 North)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 22, 2023

Mitchinamecus (zone 15 North) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
BowSeptember 16 to September 24, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Normandie (zone 15 North) 

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
BowSeptember 16 to September 24, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Nymphes, des (zone 15 East)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more).

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 23 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Petawaga (zone 11 West)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 30 to October 8, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Restigo (zone 13)

Age and sex: Male, female and calf. 

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023
Muzzle loading firearm, crossbow and bowOctober 16 to October 22, 2023

Rivière-Blanche, de la (zone 27 West)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more) and calf

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 9 to September 24, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 15, 2023

Wessonneau (zone 26)

Age and sex: Moose with antlers (10 cm or more). Calf hunting is prohibited.

Gear2023 hunting season
Crossbow and bowSeptember 16 to October 1, 2023
Firearms, crossbow and bowOctober 7 to October 22, 2023

Other ZECs

In the list of the following ZECs, the rules for moose hunting in 2023 are those of the zone in which each ZEC is located.   

Anse-Saint-Jean, de l’(zone 28) 
Anses, des (zone 1)
Baillargeon (zone 1) 
Bas-Saint-Laurent (zone 2) 
Bessonne, de la (zone 26) 
Borgia (zone 26)
Bras-Coupé-Désert (zone 10 West)
Cap-Chat (zone 1)
Capitachouane (zone 13)
Casault (zone 1)
Chapais (zone 2) 
Chapeau-de-Paille, du (zone 26) 
Chauvin (zone 28)
Croche, de la (zone 26)
D’Iberville (zone 18)
Festubert (zone 13)
Frémont (zone 26) 
Gros-Brochet, du (zone 26)
Kiskissink (zone 26)  
Labrieville, de (zone 18) 
Lac-Brébeuf, du (zone 28)
Lac-de-la-Boiteuse (zone 28) 
Lièvre, de la (zone 28) 
Louise-Gosford (zone 4) 
Mars-Moulin (zone 28)  
Martin-Valin (zone 28) 
Matimek (western part of 19 South)
Menokeosawin (zone 26) 
Nordique (zone 18)
Onatchiway-Est (zone 28) 
Owen (zone 2) 
Passes, des (zone 28)
Pontiac (zone 10 ouest)
Rapides-des-Joachims (zone 10 West)
Rivière-aux-Rats, de la (zone 28)
Saint-Patrice (zone 10 West)
Saint-Romain (zone 4) 
Tawachiche (zone 26) 
Trinité (zone 18)
Varin (zone 18)

Regulatory Information

Last update: February 1, 2023

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 theRegulation 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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