Deer hunting initiation opportunity

Introductory Deer Hunting Opportunity


Next weekend, as a nemrod emeritus, you will have a golden opportunity to introduce this beautiful activity to neophytes of all ages.

Normally , to hunt in Quebec, you must have taken and successfully completed safety training in the handling and responsibility for the types of weapons. 

From the age of 12, young enthusiasts can use a firearm, provided they are supervised by an adult who respects the basic accompanying rules as well as certain obligations under the federal law on firearms. . 

For bow and crossbow, you must have passed the training, be over 12 years old and be accompanied by a responsible adult. However, from the age of 16, the amateur can set off on his own after game.


The third edition of the White-tailed Deer Hunting Weekend will take place on October 29 and 30. To be eligible, the neophyte must reside in Quebec. Young people aged 12 to 17 must hold their hunter's certificate depending on the weapon used. They must then request an authorization number for the initiation, at 1 866 424‐2773.

Only once in life

This number will allow them to obtain a hunting license associated with the hunting area where they will practice the activity, from all retailers. Please note that you can only make such a request once in a lifetime.

New hunters certified between January 1 and December 31, 2021, aged 18 and over, having obtained their certificate with code A, B or F depending on the type of weapon used, can also participate in this great promotion. Just like those who hold an authorization number issued in 2022 or before and who have never acquired a hunting license or those who bought their license for a species other than deer. 

For their part, new amateurs certified in 2022, aged 18 and over, will have to wait until the 2023 edition.

As we can read on the ministry's website: “When you hunt, you benefit from the same privileges and are subject to the same obligations as a regular hunter. You must carry the appropriate license and you must be accompanied by a resident who is at least 25 years old and has the appropriate certificate for the weapon used. However, he can only accompany one uncertified person at a time. If you borrow the weapon from your guide, you use it under the direct supervision of the latter, and respecting the same legal obligations as him. »

Without a weapon

During the succession weekend, as an accompanying person, you cannot use a weapon or have one in your possession. It is important to remember that a follower whose hunter's certificate has been canceled in the past is not eligible for this weekend, even if he obtained a new one in 2021.

Take the opportunity to introduce this beautiful harvesting activity that has been practiced for centuries in the Belle Province to the generations of tomorrow. 

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