Hunting Information for Non-Residents

What do non-residents need in order to hunt legally on PEI?

In order to hunt legally on PEI, non-residents must :

  • Obtain a PEI hunting Licence
    • If you are hunting for species such as ducks or geese, a federal Migratory Bird Permit
  • Show proof of Hunter Safety training
  • Hunt with a licensed resident hunter, or
  • Hunt with a registered Hunting Guide.

Where can I buy a non-resident PEI hunting licence?

You can buy your Non-Resident PEI Hunting licence from any 2021 PEI Hunting Licence vendor or on-line through Buy Your Hunting Licence On-line.

Are there other licenses or fees for non-resident hunters?

In order to hunt migratory birds such as Canada geese and black ducks you must purchase a federal Migratory Bird permit. This permit can also be purchased from Island vendors, Canada Post or anywhere in Canada  where Migratory Bird permits are sold.

Resident and Non-Resident Hunters must also pay a Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) licence of $20/year ($13/yr for seniors 65 years of age and older). Funds from the WCF are used to support a wide range of wildlife conservation activities on PEI.

Where can I find a registered Hunting Guide or Outfitter on PEI?

The PEI Hunting Guide and Outfitters List

Can I bring my firearms into Canada?

For information on bringing firearms into Canada, visit the RCMP site:  Importing and Exporting Firearms (Individuals) 



Published date: 
September 7, 2021
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

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

Wildlife Emergencies:

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