Hunting Guide and Outfitter Information

Non-resident hunters must either hunt with a licensed PEI hunter or use a registered Hunting Guide or Outfitter while hunting on PEI. Regulations require all hunting guides and outfitters to be licensed by the province.

How can I become a hunting guide or outfitter on PEI?

To become a Registered Hunting Guide Licence, you must:

  • be 19 years of age or older;
  • have a valid PEI hunting licence;
  • have a valid Firearms Safety certificate;
  • have a valid emergency first aid and CPR certificate;
  • pass a competency test which will confirm your knowledge of applicable legislation, hunting practices, firearm and hunter safety, and other related topics; and
  • not be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.

Are there licensing fees for hunting guides and outfitters?

  • A Registered Hunting Guide Licence is $30 for PEI residents and $50 for non-residents.
  • A Registered Hunting Outfitter Licence allows an individual or company to provide services, equipment, guides or guiding services in relation to hunting. The fee is $50 for both residents and non-residents.

Are there other requirements?

  • A resident of PEI who has a valid hunting licence can accompany up to two non-resident hunters, but they may not accept payment or other compensation for these services.
  • A Registered Guide may accompany up to four non-resident hunters.
  • Registered guides may not actively hunt while guiding but may kill an injured bird for a client if necessary.

How do I apply?

Complete the Hunting Guide/Outfitter Licence Application Form  and contact:

Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change
Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
183 Upton Rd.
Charlottetown PE Canada
Toll-free 1-866-368-4683

Other Resources

The 2020-21 Hunting and Trapping Summary contains details on hunting regulations and other facts such as open season dates, daily bag and possession limits, hunter safety, as well as ethics and responsibilities.




Published date: 
September 26, 2020
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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