Buy a Permit

Please note that you must verify the provincial/territorial regulations pertaining to hunting and the carrying of firearms for the province/territory where you will be hunting migratory game birds.

For information on the Migratory Bird Convention Act, 1994 and Regulations, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada’s website.

If you are in need of further information on the Act or the Regulations, please contact the Environment Canada Inquiry Center at 1-800-668-6767; enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca.

BUY A PERMIT ONLINE:

In August 2015, Environment and Climate Change Canada implemented a full electronic permitting system which enables Canadian and international hunters to buy federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting permits online and print them from home!

E-permits include a printed image of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (Canadian Duck Stamp) for validation. Hunters who also wish to receive a physical copy of the Canadian Duck Stamp by mail can do so by checking a box when purchasing their e-Permit. There is no additional charge for shipping the Stamp. Note: the physical stamp is not required to validate the e-Permit.

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BUY A PERMIT AT CANADA POST:

If you have any questions with regards to the availability of the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits at a postal outlet, you can contact Canada Post customer service at 1-866-607-6301.

BUY A PERMIT FROM AN INDEPENDENT VENDOR:

2016 Permits are also available for purchase through some independent vendors.

NOTE: A separate Stamp does NOT need to be purchased to validate a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit

All Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits come with a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (Canadian Duck Stamp) affixed for validation.

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T. Bodanis’ hunting partner, Angie!
Photo Credit: T. Bodanis, Mississauga (ON)