Hunting of migratory birds in Canada is regulated by Environment Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Regulations.
You are required to possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit (or ePermit) with an affixed (or printed image of a) Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp.
2016 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits will be available for purchase on August 2, 2016. Pemits are valid until March 10, 2017 during open season and until July 31, 2017 for specified overabundant species.
Canadian and international hunters can purchase permits online and print them from home. Permits are also available for purchase at Canada Post outlets. If you have any questions about the availability of Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits at a postal outlet, contact Canada Post customer service at 1-866-607-6301.
Please verify the provincial/territorial regulations pertaining to hunting and the carrying of firearms for the province/territory where you will be hunting.
Revenues from the sale of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, which is affixed to the permit, are dedicated to conserving habitat.