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Hunting by people with disabilities and compensation for accidents

Special authorizations for people with disabilities

If you have a persistent, significant physical impairment that prevents you from hunting in accordance with the Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife This hyperlink will open in a new window., you may be authorized to disregard some of the Act’s provisions.

Two kinds of authorization may be available:

  • An authorization to be in a stopped vehicle (or trailer) and to be in possession of an armed crossbow or loaded firearm and to fire with a firearm, bow or crossbow from the vehicle or trailer. This authorization may be granted if you have a physical impairment that prevents you from moving around otherwise than in a wheelchair or by similar means.
  • An authorization to hunt using a crossbow during a period when bow hunting only is permitted, except in zones 17, 22, 23 and 24. This authorization may be granted if you have a physical impairment that prevents you from using a hunting bow recurrently and effectively, while hunting or practising.

To check your eligibility or for information on what to do to obtain these authorizations, please see the section on Hunting authorizations for people with disabilities.

These authorizations only apply to you. The hunter who accompanies you cannot take advantage of the exemptions they grant, and must comply with the rules in force for the hunting season.

Compensation for accidents

If you have a hunting licence and suffer an injury (permanent total disability or total loss of a limb or total incurable loss of an eye) as a direct result of legal hunting for recreational purposes, you or your beneficiaries (if you die) may be entitled to a lump-sum compensation payment of between $2,500 and $5,000, on certain conditions.

To claim this compensation, you must complete the Hunting or Trapping Accident form (PDF 108 Kb) and return it to the address indicated at the bottom of the document.
 
To check your eligibility and find out the details surrounding this claim, consult the regulations on LégisQuébec This hyperlink will open in a new window. or contact our customer service at the coordinates below.

Regulatory Information

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: September 29, 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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