Migratory game bird hunting permit
To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you must have a valid federal migratory game bird hunting permit with a Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp or the electronic image of it affixed to it.
Beginning August 1, 2019, you can purchase your permit (valid from August 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020) by any one of these three options:
- purchase an electronic permit
- purchase a permit from select Canada Post outlets
- purchase a permit through an independent vendor
When you purchase a permit electronically, you will have the option to order a physical stamp by mail for no additional charge by checking the appropriate box in the online form. However, the stamp is not required to validate a permit that is purchased electronically.
You must know and obey the provincial/territorial firearm regulations in which you will be hunting migratory game birds. For season, bag and possession limits in the area where you will be hunting, and to verify the applicable regulations for that area for additional restrictions, please check the Migratory Bird Regulations or the hunting regulation summaries.
Funds raised from the sale of the stamp go to Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC), a national, charitable, non-profit conservation organization. Since its inception in 1984, WHC has received over $50M through the sales of the stamp supporting more than 1,500 habitat conservation projects across the country.
For any questions about the act or its regulations, you can reach us at: 1-800-668-6767.
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