HUNTING

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Prices

Due to fluctuating exchange rates, the prices indicated in this brochure are subject to change. Prices are based on a favorable exchange rate of USD $0.99 = CAD $1.00 at time the website was launch. We therefore strongly recommend that you check the exact price when making your reservation with the outfitter of your choice. In some case, prices quoted do not include applicable federal and provincial taxes. The packages described in this brochure are just a selection of those available.

Fishing and Hunting zones

Each outfitting camp operates within a specific fishing and hunting zone. As you read through a given package, you will find the number under which the outfitter is identified and the number of the zone in which it operates. You can then locate the zone and outfitter identification numbers on the maps (pages 30, 31 and 32). For detailed information on zone boundaries, contact the Quebec Natural Resources and Wildlife Department at www.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/english/wildlife/hunting-fishing-trapping or 1 866 248-6936.

Hunting license

Anyone who wishes to go hunting in Quebec needs a hunting lisence. Hunters must have their license with them while hunting. Special conditions apply to those with a family license. The hunting license must be presented upon request to a wildlife officer or assistant wildlife officer. The license holder must sign his or her license.The hunting license for residents is given to any Canadian resident living in Quebec holding a valid hunting certificate. A certificate is not required to hunt hares, eastern cottontails, leopard frogs, green frogs and bullfrogs. Anyone wishing to hunt migratory birds must obtain two licenses: the the migratory bird license available at the post office, and the small game hunting license.

Any non-resident of at least 12 years of age and living outside Quebec can obtain a hunting license for non-residents. The Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife has several types of family licenses to accommodate the needs of the public. A hunting license may be obtained from official license vendors, such as certain sports stores, hardware stores, corner stores or authorized outfitters. For the cost of a hunting license or for any other information on the subject, see the Web site of the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife.

Hunting rules

You should be aware of the rules for bag limits and transporting, registering and exporting bagged big game animals. What should you do if you make an accidental kill? Is it legal to shoot a weapon from public roads or to go night hunting? What vehicles and watercraft can be used on hunting trips? How can a person with a disability obtain a hunting license? Other rules for hunting in Quebec pertain to such topics as ammunition, hunting with dogs and the wearing of an orange safety vest.

Contact the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife to obtain a copy of the hunting regulations currently in effect. A valid license can help you avoid many problems and, in certain cases, can provide you with compensation should you suffer a serious accident while hunting.

The hunting license and certificate are a commitment, responsibility and requirement that must not be overlooked.

Esclusive and non-exclusive rights

Exclusive rights: Only customers of the outfitter operating on the leased territory are permitted to hunt, fish, or trap on that territory.

Non-exclusive rights: All hunters and anglers are allowed into the territory, even if an outfitter offers accommodations and services on that territory.

Attention non-resident hunters

Special rules apply to non-resident hunters, such as the requirement to use the services of an outfitter to hunt black bear, woodcock, and caribou. For details, see “What You Should Know,” on page 109. Don’t be caught off guard: get the facts!

Trip cancellation

Whether you are dealing with an outfitter or an intermediary, make sure to inquire about cancellation policies and refunds on deposits or full payments. These conditions should appear in the agency’s or outfitter’s brochure.

Responsibilities of fishing and hunting agencies and outfitters

Fishing and hunting agencies serve as intermediaries between travelers and travel-service organizations (carriers, outfitters, etc.).

Since they have no control over suppliers, agencies cannot be held responsible if suppliers fail to provide the services described. In addition to the general conditions stated above, neither intermediaries nor outfitters can be held responsible for any damage, loss, delay, illness, injury or inconvenience arising from:

a) Errors, negligence or omissions on the part of other suppliers such as carriers, hotels, etc.;
b) Strikes, mechanical failures, quarantine or other restrictive government action, meteorological conditions, or other factors beyond human control such as forest fires;
c) Failure on the part of the customer to carry the necessary travel documents;
d) Any airport delays on the customer’s day of departure, for whatever reason;
e) Any material damage, loss of property or theft;
f) Illness, injury, or death.

Insurance

Most agencies offer trip-cancellation, medical, and baggage insurance. For information on such policies, please contact the fishing or hunting agency of your choice. If the trip has not been completely paid for before your departure and you do not intend to settle the bill with cash, it is recommended that you verify whether the outfitter accepts personal checks, traveler’s checks or the credit card you plan to use.

Baggage

Before departure, you should always check the weight limit on baggage with your airline carrier.

Weather conditions

While every effort is made to comply with published timetables, irregularities in flight operations may occur in some regions due to the weather. Such conditions can also affect the schedule of activities at the outfitter’s camp. There is no refund for adjustments to activities resulting from such irregularities.

Code of ethics and basic principles

Professional ethics are the basic principles of moral conduct and obligations that QOF member outfitters must follow when dealing with society in general, as well as their clients, employees, and colleagues. They also include outfitters’ duties to the profession.

Each outfitter that becomes a member of the QOF must respect the Federation’s Code of Ethics and basic principles.

Distance

Montréal Québec Ottawa
km ml km ml km ml
Boston 510 315 645 400 670 410
Buffalo 635 395 895 555 547 340
Chicago 1365 847 1620 1005 1280 795
Detroit 925 573 1180 732 813 505
Harrisburg 821 510 1070 665 725 450
New York 605 378 870 540 716 445
Philadelphia 760 465 1010 620 725 450
Pittsburgh 980 610 1225 760 885 550
Toronto 525 325 775 480 454 282
Washington 965 600 1210 752 922 573


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