QUÉBEC CITY, March 22, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Beginning this year, moose hunters who are not Québec residents will be required to use the services of an outfitting operation, wildlife sanctuary or controlled zone ("zec") when hunting moose south of the 52nd parallel. Non-resident hunters are already required to use the services of an outfitter to hunt moose north of the 52nd parallel, and the amendment to the Regulation ensures that the same rule will apply in southern Québec.
The new rule, which comes into effect for the 2018 moose hunting season, will generate extra economic benefits in the sector and will have a positive impact on prosperity. More specifically, it will help consolidate the outfitting industry and maximize economic benefits in controlled wildlife areas, while giving resident hunters privileged access to uncontrolled areas.
Non-resident hunters in the three following categories will be exempted from the application of the new rule and will be authorized to hunt in uncontrolled or private territories:
- non-resident hunters accompanied by a member of their immediate family who is a resident who holds a valid or expired moose hunting licence, provided, in the latter case, that it was issued between April 1 and March 31 of the current year. Members of a licence holder's immediate family are the holder's grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, children and grandchildren, and the children and grandchildren of the holder's spouse;
- non-resident hunters who are members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Canadian Armed Forces and perform their duties in Québec or lived in Québec immediately before establishing their residence outside Québec for the performance of their duties;
- non-resident hunters who are members of a diplomatic mission or consular post established in Québec, including as a member of the service personnel.
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Ministère des Forêts,
de la Faune et des Parcs
Phone: 418 627-8609, extension 3061
SOURCE Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
For further information: Nicolas Bégin, Media relations, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, Phone: 418 627-8609, extension 3061