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
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.