Hunting training, first-time licenses now free

Young and first-time hunters have incentives from the provincial government to take up the sport this season.

Hunting licenses – as well as the required hunter safety training courses – are now free for first-time hunters. Hunter licenses are issued to Islanders and non-residents by the province’s Department of Communities, Land and Environment.

“Hunting has been an important activity for generations of Islanders, and we want to encourage prospective hunters to know and understand the regulations,” Communities, Land and Environment Minister Richard Brown said. “I wish all hunters a safe and enjoyable season.”

The department will also host the annual Youth Hunting Workshop for boys and girls ages 12-17. The free day-long workshop will be September 8 at the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club in Mt. Albion. It is held in partnership with Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club, the PEI Wildlife Federation, and the PEI Retriever Club.

To register for the Youth Hunting Workshop or the first time hunter program, contact Fish and Wildlife at (902) 368-4683.

For more information on licensing and hunting regulations, go to

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Wayne MacKinnon

General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
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183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6450

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