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New information on trapping rules

The trapping regulations are valid from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. They are updated every two years.

Here is where you can consult new information and changes made during the year.

Registration for black bear

When you capture a black bear, you must register at a registration station or online. Your transportation coupon no longer needs to be punched.

See the directives on registration and transportation coupons.

Proof of registration required for export

To export a black bear or part of a black bear from Québec, including the pelt, the transportation coupons and the proof of registration serve as authorization.

See the “Export the pelt” section.

Identification of a trapping licence holder

A trapper must prove he or she is the licence holder at the request of our wildlife protection personnel. This identity check must be done with the trapping licence and a photo ID, issued by a government, one of its departments or a public body.

See the information on carrying the licence.

Wildlife offence in the rest of Canada

From now on it is forbidden to purchase a trapping licence in Québec if you have been convicted of an offence against an equivalent category of game in other provinces of Canada or in a territory, during the period covered by the prohibition in this other province or territory.

See the information on the trapping licence.

Penal provisions

The amount of most fines has been increased. The new provisions also allow the imposition of a term of imprisonment upon the first conviction in the case of the most serious offences. Moreover, the prescription applicable to penal prosecution increases from two to three years.

Changes during the year

It may happen that other regulatory amendments occur during the year. If this is the case, these changes are announced in our News section This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Information on the regulations

Last update: November 6, 2023


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