Small game day hunting
There are hunting sectors set aside exclusively for day hunting. Perfect for an outing in the great outdoors under the colours of autumn! Pay your access fee and it’s all yours.
- Hunting access fee
- Holders of a small game hunting licence are authorized to hunt in the entire or a particular sector of a wildlife reserve for a specific period. Each hunter can harvest 5 birds (ruffed grouse and spruce grouse) per day for a total of 15 birds. There are no limits for snowshoe hare.
Taxes not included.
The advantage of purchasing your right of access on line is that you can head directly to the designated territory without having to stop at the reserve’s registration centre. However, the group leader is responsible for getting all of the information about the hunting trip: weather conditions, road conditions, access, quotas, etc. To do so, we recommend contacting the registration centre before the hunting trip.
To be able to print out your right of access, you must enter the licence plate number(s) of the vehicle(s) you will be using and the names of the people in your group.
You must leave your right of access in plain view on the dashboard of your vehicle and have a copy in your possession. When you leave the reserve, you must also fill out the “Hunting results form” and hand it in to the reserve’s registration centre or deposit it in one of the designated boxes. Please note that this form comes with the right of access.
Rates for the 2023 season.
Hunting licence and taxes not included.
Day hunting periods - Season 2023
|Ashuapmushuan||September 23 to October 23, 2023|
|Chic-Chocs||October 29 to November 14, 2023|
|Laurentides||October 17 to 31, 2023|
|La Vérendrye||October 23, 2023 to January 15, 2024|
|Mastigouche||October 7 to 22, 2023 (sector B only)
October 23 to November 29, 2023 (all the territory)
|Matane||October 25 to November 20, 2023 (sectors 8, 9 and 13)
October 28 to November 20, 2023 (sectors 11, 12 and 15)
October 31 to November 20, 2023 (sectors 21, 22 and 25)
|Papineau-Labelle||September 4 to 17, 2023
October 13 to 29, 2023
November 19, 2023 to January 15, 2024
|Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles||October 9, 2023 to January 15, 2024|
|Port-Daniel||October 2 to 9, 2023|
|Portneuf||October 7 to November 11, 2023|
|Rimouski||October 15 to 31, 2023|
|Rouge-Matawin||September 5 to 14 and October 7 to 29, 2023 (Saint-Michel sector)
September 5 to 14 and October 7 to 26, 2023 (La Macaza and L'Ascension sectors)
|Saint-Maurice||October 6 to 22, 2023 (day hunting sectors only)
October 23 to November 26, 2023 (whole territory)
You can now book for the 2023 season.
You can consult the ABCs of small game hunting document, available for downloading.
Sépaq wishes you an unforgettable outdoor experience and invites you to be Careful by nature!
General rules and regulation
When you hunt, you must carry a valid small game hunting permit for Québec along with your firearms registration certificate. You must wear an orange vest. It’s a question of safety!
For all of the regulations for this activity, please consult of the main sport hunting rules in Québec.
Hunting dogs (flushers, pointers or retrievers) are allowed. However, it is important to note that trapping activities could be going on in certain areas.
The use of ATVs is not permitted in the day-hunting sector, except in the following wildlife reserves where ATVs are authorized on designated trails only:
- Laurentides (Launière sector only)
- La Vérendrye
You have questions?
Call us! Our hunting experts are there to advise you.