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 the Wildlife Conservation Fund fee. Most people also require:
- Firearms Safety Course
- Hunter Safety Course
- and/or a Bow Hunting Safety Course.
How do I take a Hunter Education course?
The Hunter Safety eduction program has two components.
1. You must successfully complete the online component which can be accessed at Hunter Course. For 2018-19, this component of the Hunter Safety Course is being offered free of charge to residents of PEI free. However, before you register on the site you must call (902) 368-6080 to get an access code for the on-line component.
2. After successfully completing the on-line component, 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 on-line course materials. When you receive your voucher, call (902) 368-5275 to confirm your attendance for the field day.
Upon completion, the student will receive an updated Prince Edward Island Wildlife Card, a complementary 2018-19 WCF and 2018-19 PEI Hunting Licence.
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 your PAL by successfully completing the Firearms Safety Course.
Where can I take the Firearms Safety Course?
To take a Firearms Safety course, you must begin by registering at an Access PEI Office and paying the $60 registration fee. 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 apply for my PAL or renew my PAL?
Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) information, application forms and licence renewal can be found on the Firearms Licence Services (individuals) site.
Who do I contact if I lost my PAL?
If you lost your PAL or misplaced your completed Firearms Safety exam, contact the Firearms Office or call (902) 368-4585.