Hunting Resources and Information Centre

Hunting for migratory birds or upland game has been an important activity for generations of Islanders. The Hunting Resources and Information Centre provides links on licensing, resident and non-resident hunting regulations, outfitting and guides and hunter education programs.

Information for Residents of Prince Edward Island

What do I need in order to hunt on PEI?

If you are a resident of PEI, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age; or
  • if you are between 12 to 17 years of age you must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter

and you must have:

  • Hunter Safety Course
  • Firearms Safety Course 
  • PEI Hunting Licence and a federal Migratory Bird Permit if you are hunting migratory birds such as ducks or geese
  • Current Wildlife Conservation Fund licence

Information for Non-Resident Hunters

Please visit our Non-Resident Hunter Information Page.

Where can I buy a hunting licence?

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Permit can be purchased on-line, at Canada Post or at PEI vendors who carry the permit. You can purchase a PEI Hunting Licence from Hunting Licence vendors across PEI or you can buy it on-line at Buy Your Hunting Licence On-line.

What are the fees for hunting licences?

Hunting licence fees for residents and non-residents of PEI (HST not included)

Title Age Cost
Resident Game Hunting 18-59 $5.00
Courtesy Resident Game Hunting 60 and over no charge
Resident and Non-Resident Youth  12-17 no charge
Resident Furbearer Hunting All ages $5.00
Non-Resident Hunting   $75.00
Non-Resident 3-day Hunting   $60.00
Resident Hunting Guide Licence   $30.00
Non-resident Hunting Guide Licence   $50.00
Wildlife Conservation Fund** 16-64 $20.00
Wildlife Conservation Fund** 65 and over $13.00
Snowshoe Hare Snaring Licence    $5.00

**Charged once annually with first fishing, hunting or trapping licence purchased. Youth under 16 are not required to purchase a Wildlife Conservation Fund Licence. 

Where can I hunt on PEI?

Most of PEI is privately owned so you should have the owner's permission before crossing and or hunting on private lands. Public lands are open to hunters unless otherwise posted.

What are the common game species on PEI?

Common Upland Game Species

Common Migratory Bird species

Are there any changes or restrictions for hunters this year?

For changes and updates to hunting regulations ,seasons and other important hunting information, consult the 2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Summary.(15M)

Where can I get accurate information on sunrise and sunset times for PEI? offers accurate sunset and sunrise timings for locations around the world. Follow the links for Canada and Prince Edward Island to get the correct times for the community where you plan to go hunting.

Reporting Illegal Hunting Activity

To report illegal hunting activity, consult Report a Violation to a Conservation Officer


Published date: 
July 9, 2015
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General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6450
Fax: (902) 368-4713

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