Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit

The sale period for the 2015 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit is now finished. The new 2016 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits will be available as of August 2, 2016.

Environment and Climate Change Canada will continue to offer a fully electronic permitting system to enable Canadian and International hunters to buy permits online and print them from home. The 2016 permits will also be available for purchase at Canada Post outlets and through some independent vendors.

To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you are required to possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting (MGBH) Permit (or e-Permit) with an affixed (or printed image of a) Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp. 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 its regulations, please contact the Environment and Climate Change Canada Inquiry Center at 1-800-668-6767.

Revenues from the sale of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp, which is affixed to the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit, are dedicated to conserving habitat. Philatelic products are available and can be purchased through Wildlife Habitat Canada. To date, over 1,500 conservation projects across Canada have been supported through the sale of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp.

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