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 PEI Residents
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 accompanied by a licensed adult hunter if you are 12 to 17 years-old. You must also have the following:
- Hunter Safety Course;
- Firearms Safety Course;
- Bow Hunting Safety Course (bow hunters only);
- PEI Hunting Licence
- and a federal Migratory Bird Permit to hunt migratory birds such as ducks or geese; and
- current Wildlife Conservation Fund licence
Information for Non-Resident Hunters
Where can I buy a hunting licence?
A federal Migratory Bird Hunting Permit is also required to hunt for species such as ducks and geese. This permit can be purchased on-line Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Permits or at Canada Post and PEI licence vendors.
What are the fees for hunting licences?
|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 3-day Hunting||$60.00|
|Federal Migratory Bird Permit (if hunting ducks and geeese)||TBA|
|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 the 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 hunting unless otherwise posted.
What are the common game species on PEI?
Common Upland Game Species
Common Migratory Bird species
Are there changes or restrictions for hunters this year?
Download the 2020-21 Hunting and Trapping Summary (1.5M) for changes and updates to hunting regulations ,seasons and other important hunting information.
Where can I get accurate information on sunrise and sunset times for PEI?
Timeanddate.com 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