Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
A hunter’s or trapper’s certificate is a document attesting that a person is recognized as being qualified to handle hunting implements (firearm, crossbow, bow) or trapping implements. Anyone who successfully completes the courses in the Programme d'éducation en sécurité et en conservation de la faune required for the type of hunting he or she wishes to practise is automatically issued a certificate. The certificate is issued within 30 days following the end of the courses.
NoteAll hunter’s or trapper’s certificates issued in Québec on or after March 31, 1994 are permanent. Certificates issued and expired before March 31, 1994 may become permanent if the certificate holder applies to have it replaced. The sticker that formerly indicated permanent status for certain certificates is no longer used.
A hunter’s or trapper’s certificate is required in order to purchase
The certificate is a plastified card which must show
The codes C and L certify that the holder has successfully completed the firearms safety course.
Since March 31, 1994, the firearms safety course has been a mandatory complementary course for the certificate for hunting with a firearm or crossbow (code F).
NoteA hunter's or trapper's certificate with code F can be used as proof of course completion when applying for a possession and acquisition licence for non-restricted firearms.
To obtain a hunter’s or trapper’s certificate, a person must
Hunters or trappers whose certificate has been withdrawn because they were convicted of an offence entailing cancellation of the certificate must redo the required program(s) to obtain a new certificate.
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