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The initiation licence

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Youth under the age of 12 years old can obtain, for one year only, a special licence allowing them to purchase their hunting licence (small game, bear, deer, caribou) without being required to obtain the hunter's certificate. Obviously, terms apply to this approach. A young person can obtain an initiation licence provided that he has never possessed a hunting or trapper’s licence. Moreover, he is subject to the same obligations as a regular hunter. However, he must be accompanied by an adult of at least 25 years and who has the appropriate hunter’s certificate for the arm being used.

Residents can purchase their initiation licence from an agent who has access to the computerized system for selling licences. Before buying an initiation licence, you must obtain an authorization number by calling the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife. Before assigning an authorization number, the ministry will check if the applicant has ever had a hunting licence and ec Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife. Before assigning an authorization number, the ministry will check if the applicant has ever had a hunting licence has not benefited from the hunting initiation program.

To get an authorization number, dial 1.866.4CHASSE (1.866.424.2773).