Big Game Hunting Guide
Moose Hunting | October 21, 2022
September 03, 2021
Migratory bird hunting is well regulated in order to allow for the conservation of different species and their habitats. Read these tips to learn more about the regulations and the gear you’ll need to hunt.
Article written in collaboration with FedeCP.
In this article, we’ll cover the following information that will come in handy if you are taking your first steps towards migratory bird hunting.
To gear yourself up, visit our section specific to migratory bird hunting and waterfowl hunting gear.
In fact, it’s the same type of hunt, but with two different names. Migratory birds include snipe birds, woodcocks, mourning doves, and waterfowl (such as ducks and geese).
To hunt migratory birds, you must have a provincial small game licence as well as a federal migratory bird hunting permit. You must carry both licences when hunting.
The Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit can be purchased online or at Canada Post’s branches.
The main species:
For more information, visit the section on migratory bird hunting in Quebec on the Government of Canada website.
The main species:
For more information, visit the section on migratory bird hunting in Ontario on the Government of Canada website.
Information on dates, species, possession limits, districts (hunting zones) are detailed on the Zone de chasse mobile application (for Quebec only, in french only).
You can also visit the Migratory Bird Hunting section on the Government of Canada website. Possession limits differ between Quebec and Ontario.
There are three types of blinds to effectively hunt migratory birds. Adapt your installation according to the zone where you are going to hunt, because geese have very good eyesight.