Hunting and Firearms Safety Courses
What do I need to hunt on PEI?
In order to hunt legally on PEI, you must have a valid hunting license and you must successfully complete a Firearms Safety Course, Hunter Safety Course and/or a Bow Hunting Safety Course.
How do I take a Hunter Education course?
The Hunter Education program has two components.
First, you must successfully complete the online component which can be accessed at Hunter Course.
After successfully completing this part, the site will issue a Field Day Voucher to you. This voucher enables you to participate in a field day where you will receive extra training and the instructor will confirm your knowledge and understanding of the online course materials. When you receive your Voucher, call (902) 368-4683 to confirm your attendance in the field day.
Upon completion, the student will receive an updated Prince Edward Island Wildlife Card.
What do I need to purchase firearms or ammunition?
In order to legally purchase firearms and ammunition you must have a Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) . You can get you PAL by successfully completing the Firearms Safety Course.
Where can I take the Firearms Safety Course?
In order to take a Firearms Safety course, you must first register at an Access PEI Office. Courses are ongoing and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. When space becomes available you will be notified.
Students are required to use the Canadian Firearms Safety Course manual (17.0M).
Can I challenge the firearms course?
No. Under federal legislation everyone seeking to obtain their PAL must take and pass the Firearms Safety Course.
Where can I get my PAL?
Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) information, application forms and licence renewal can be found on the Firearms Licence Services (individuals) site .
Do I need to take a Bow Hunting Safety course?
Yes. All bow hunters are required to take a Bow Hunting Safety course.
The Course includes:
- Pennsylvania Bow Hunting Safety Course
- Hunter Safety Course;
- Tree Stand Safety Course; and
- a practical bow shooting test.
How do I apply for a bow hunting course?
To take a Bow Hunting course, you must register by calling (902) 368-4683 or 1-800-368-4683.