National Harvest Survey permit sales

Graph of total numbers of Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit stubs returned to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Excludes permits which were sold but for which stub was not returned.

Graph showing numbers of Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits
Long description

This figure shows the total number of reported Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits sales in Canada since 1966, based on permit stubs returned to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Permits that were sold, but for which the stubs were not returned to Environment and Climate Change Canada are excluded from the totals. From 1966 to 1978, the number of permits sold across Canada increased from approximately 380,000 to 525,000. From 1978 to 2002, the number of permits reported sold across Canada declined to approximately 175,000 and has since remained fairly stable.

Numbers of Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit stubs returned to Environment and Climate Change Canada by provinces and territories

Excludes permits which were sold but for which stub was not returned.

Numbers of Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit stubs returned to Environment and Climate Change Canada by provinces and territories (excludes permits which were sold but for which stub was not returned)
Year NFLD PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC NT/NU YT NU CanadaFootnote 1
1966 13,269 3,271 7,220 8,535 35,868 144,063 37,784 44,744 52,911 32,394 N.A. N.A. N.A. 380,059
1967 14,863 3,094 7,883 7,739 32,491 146,493 35,620 44,651 55,892 33,195 N.A. N.A. N.A. 383,032
1968 17,645 3,649 9,022 9,558 37,110 139,182 38,712 43,596 53,623 33,301 N.A. N.A. N.A. 385,553
1969 19,089 3,794 8,848 10,110 39,477 134,037 41,611 45,347 53,602 32,764 N.A. N.A. N.A. 389,325
1970 21,347 3,962 9,926 10,293 46,009 135,231 39,230 47,722 59,986 31,350 N.A. N.A. N.A. 405,650
1971 23,460 4,513 11,381 11,146 50,276 133,563 40,960 49,448 62,902 30,225 N.A. N.A. N.A. 418,237
1972 23,682 4,492 12,158 11,336 53,082 131,427 41,133 50,004 63,309 31,032 N.A. N.A. N.A. 421,677
1973 27,919 4,972 15,071 12,869 57,247 141,277 41,711 51,307 67,012 33,456 N.A. N.A. N.A. 452,841
1974 25,127 5,038 13,791 11,916 58,345 136,469 37,167 51,504 66,127 27,764 591 323 N.A. 434,162
1975 30,115 4,963 13,990 12,930 63,768 148,670 42,846 57,723 69,191 25,918 721 485 N.A. 471,320
1976 29,621 5,756 13,326 13,743 66,453 143,816 46,681 61,669 75,739 26,561 893 513 N.A. 484,771
1977 36,188 6,158 15,744 14,209 72,828 156,895 46,438 60,029 82,175 28,357 902 607 N.A. 520,530
1978 37,297 6,396 16,297 15,249 74,745 159,698 50,169 57,958 77,117 28,561 821 638 N.A. 524,946
1979 35,490 5,888 14,098 13,409 73,209 150,224 49,344 56,174 77,021 28,263 755 584 N.A. 504,459
1980 31,362 5,802 14,257 12,471 76,133 147,952 48,340 54,081 79,318 27,943 732 525 N.A. 498,916
1981 31,401 5,611 14,130 12,287 75,178 141,677 46,528 42,856 66,163 28,243 764 514 N.A. 465,352
1982 31,215 5,461 13,728 12,759 72,850 144,436 45,273 47,236 64,968 26,522 800 572 N.A. 465,820
1983 30,977 5,898 13,468 12,758 67,700 139,569 40,443 45,383 61,742 24,170 750 474 N.A. 443,332
1984 31,309 5,525 12,896 11,486 65,308 140,521 35,238 37,720 51,717 21,892 850 496 N.A. 414,958
1985 25,652 5,171 10,749 10,354 60,823 130,089 31,753 36,445 44,880 18,753 713 361 N.A. 375,743
1986 25,498 5,300 11,047 11,083 59,685 131,930 33,570 37,692 45,042 17,924 692 358 N.A. 379,821
1987 21,080 4,959 10,299 9,897 55,124 122,472 30,207 29,930 40,122 16,259 523 391 N.A. 341,263
1988 23,655 4,906 10,264 10,646 57,206 117,310 25,108 23,258 34,513 15,595 496 367 N.A. 323,324
1989 24,707 4,838 10,092 9,971 54,605 114,292 23,898 22,916 34,559 14,694 420 308 N.A. 315,300
1990 24,831 4,625 10,115 9,974 54,700 115,130 22,641 22,964 32,212 13,851 431 240 N.A. 311,714
1991 20,738 4,209 10,104 9,997 53,739 108,802 22,122 22,414 29,399 13,601 352 300 N.A. 295,777
1992 20,317 3,753 9,193 9,338 49,267 103,403 20,048 20,620 28,059 12,429 348 256 N.A. 277,034
1993 20,585 3,609 8,988 9,008 47,675 95,824 19,199 19,771 26,787 11,818 327 287 N.A. 263,878
1994 20,399 3,380 9,314 9,468 46,537 92,344 18,838 20,254 26,211 11,037 320 294 N.A. 258,396
1995 20,231 3,479 9,176 8,674 38,955 83,720 19,630 20,554 25,747 9,855 342 318 N.A. 240,681
1996 16,312 3,303 8,652 8,536 36,004 80,194 19,702 20,475 27,299 10,069 318 306 N.A. 231,170
1997 14,289 3,051 7,731 7,573 31,435 72,522 18,918 20,109 26,863 10,186 278 268 N.A. 213,223
1998 13,101 2,946 7,681 7,095 30,115 70,427 18,494 21,822 22,239 9,816 286 231 N.A. 204,253
1999 13,120 2,671 7,411 6,828 31,960 67,084 17,524 21,685 21,415 9,317 292 231 N.A. 199,559
2000 12,220 2,805 7,072 6,402 31,375 63,678 15,856 21,962 21,792 9,010 272 224 2 192,694
2001 17,185 2,445 6,647 5,982 30,480 58,483 15,059 18,425 19,543 8,200 224 251 24 183,087
2002 16,069 2,342 6,317 5,943 29,994 56,677 14,905 17,339 17,815 7,480 250 217 28 175,430
2003 15,756 2,316 5,926 6,069 30,450 56,953 15,132 18,208 18,373 6,541 244 159 12 176,194
2004 14,821 2,124 5,727 5,715 30,065 55,570 14,292 18,339 18,782 6,409 192 182 24 172,507
2005 13,574 2,012 5,485 5,556 28,877 53,164 13,892 18,611 19,340 6,187 193 204 30 167,152
2006 14,224 1,474 5,382 5,331 28,035 54,404 14,246 18,647 19,403 5,833 202 167 20 167,368
2007 15,680 1,620 5,467 5,406 28,836 53,667 14,089 19,381 20,460 6,130 186 207 22 171,311
2008 16,155 1,578 5,573 5,531 29,767 55,039 13,648 18,082 20,463 6,371 190 183 26 172,614
2009 15,686 1,687 5,555 5,564 29,700 55,624 12,708 17,898 19,378 6,639 217 190 34 170,882
2010 15,762 1,775 5,704 5,550 30,599 55,674 12,761 17,995 19,939 6,442 247 200 52 172,700
2011 15,826 1,761 5,619 5,595 30,866 56,314 11,896 17,533 21,433 6,314 251 234 26 173,711
2012 17,449 1,784 5,794 5,818 31,352 57,426 12,421 20,112 21,866 6,800 261 254 38 181,449
2013 17,548 1,742 5,825 6,182 31,943 62,009 12,765 21,376 22,736 7,108 287 259 44 189,844
2014 15,957 1,768 5,289 5,969 32,506 61,539 12,219 20,518 23,429 7,474 391 281 54 187,552
2015 15,109 1,704 5,096 5,566 31,265 59,975 12,386 21,099 25,096 7,558 341 301 63 186,201
2016 14,695 1,681 5,109 5,686 30,902 58,105 11,721 20,756 25,394 7,076 329 286 69 181,908
2017 13,826 1,213 4,726 5,077 30,422 53,250 8,172 19,864 24,337 6,886 286 297 50 169,052
2018 12,873 1,195 4,602 5,050 29,811 51,519 8,511 19,723 24,517 7,047 267 276 65 165,660
2019 12,381 1,214 4,700 5,081 28,479 50,659 7,875 18,270 24,328 7,047 283 286 85 161,271
2020 12,615 1,231 4,583 5,053 28,727 50,801 6,031 9,057 23,153 7,592 313 296 83 149,560
2021 11,412 1,201 4,470 5,017 28,889 48,549 6,694 11,648 22,483 7,298 254 305 61 148,394
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