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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

Hello I'm new here and would appreciate any help anyone can give me. I have been reading the game regulations for the Province of Quebec and it appears on page 57 that a non-resident can simply purchase a moose hunting license at any time before hunting. There are no restrictions that you go through an outfitter or hire a guide as is often the case. I called the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and the lady I spoke to confirmed my reading of the regs.

The question then becomes where in Quebec can a non-resident hunt once he has purchased his license. The zecs, sanctuaries, preserves, reserves and parks all seem to have a set of rules regulating hunting. I was wandering if anyone on the forum had any experience in this area.

Being new I apologise for any breach of protocol I may have made in posting this message, it was certainly unintentional and I wish to thank everyone in advance for any help you can give.

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

Welcome to the forum! No breach in protocol. Hopefully one of our neighbors to the north will see this post and help you out. I don't know all the in & outs of CA regs, so I'm no help in that department.

I had always been under the assumption that ALL hunting in Canada had to be with a guide if you were a non-resident, but like I said, I don't know this for sure.

Good luck and let us know what you find out.

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec
cowgal wrote:
I had always been under the assumption that ALL hunting in Canada had to be with a guide if you were a non-resident, but like I said, I don't know this for sure.
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You're probably right, however much like in the US game laws are 90% a provincial (state) responsibility. It may be possible that some provinces don't require a guide for certain types of hunting. Usually this is only for small game or birds though.

Quebec game laws are VERY confusing, but I suspect you can buy the license yourself but may need a guide to actually hunt (as in Nova Scotia non-res hunting). There's probably a draw as well, and you'll need some sort of validation code to prove you were successful (like in New Brunswick). Call ahead and ask, and GET YOUR ANSWER IN WRITING before actually hunting.

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Thanks

I appreciate your info and agree, I have a great deal of research to do on this subject before I grab my rifle and head into the woods. I have been told by outfitters that you must have an outfitter to hunt moose, however, the brochure published by the Ministry of Natural Resources doesn't say that at all and the ministry personnel have verified "no outfitter" over the phone. I will folow your advice and write the ministry and see if I can get a written response. Even if they reply affirmatively I still will have to figure out where I can hunt. It is confusing especially since my french is pretty much limited to "Bonjour", however the thought of being able to hunt the lakes and streams of Quebec on your own in search of a moose is definitely worth pursuing.

Thanks again.

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

There is no lotorie in Québec for non-resident, evevy one can hunt here even with out pass by a outfitter...

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

there you go

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

is it the same for caribou hunting

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Non-Resident Moose hunting in Quebec

I poured over the Quebec site for a couple hours last night and am still not certain on moose.
It sounds like
(1) a non-resident can purchase a moose license, but may still have to use a outfitter/guide to hunt a certain area, still foggy to me if there are any areas that are just crown land and open to access.
(2)late caribou definitely states non-res must use an outfitters.
So all in all Brick Wall,)
If anyone can clear this more, I for one would be really interested to find out, being able to hunt bullwinkle on your own is a d**n site cheaper

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Hell ya me too

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any updates

I know that this is an old post.  google brought it up when I was looking for info on Quebec moose licenses.  Any updates to this question?  Any new members have new info?

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FYI

It looks to me like a non-resident CAN have an unguided hunt.  I have found an outfitter in Quebec who will sell a moose license and access to the hunting area for about half the cost of a guided moose hunt.  You get the license from teh outfitter but the guide service is optional.

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