Forests, Fish and Wildlife
Hunting Guide and Outfitter RegulationsUnder new Hunting Guide Regulations which came into effect in September 2005, hunting guides and outfitters will now be licensed by the province and non-resident hunters must be accompanied by either a licensed resident hunter or a registered hunting guide while hunting in Prince Edward Island.
A resident of PEI who has a valid hunting licence can accompany up to two non-resident hunters, but they may not accept payment or other compensation for these services. A registered guide may accompany up to four non-resident hunters. Registered guides may not actively hunt while guiding but may kill an injured bird for a client if necessary.
Anyone applying for a Registered Hunting Guide Licence must meet the following basic criteria:
- they must be 19 years of age or older;
- they must have a valid PEI hunting licence;
- they must have a valid firearm safety certificate;
- they must have a valid emergency first aid and CPR certificate;
- they must pass a competency test which will confirm their knowledge of applicable legislation, hunting practices, firearm and hunter safety, and other related topics; and
- they must not be prohibited from owning or possessing firearms.
A Registered Hunting Guide Licence is $30 for PEI residents and $50 for non-residents. A Registered Hunting Outfitter Licence, which allows an individual or company to provide services, equipment, guides or guiding services in relation to hunting, is $50 for both residents and non-residents.
- Frequently Asked Questions on Hunting Guide Regulations
- Hunting and Trapping Summary - Details on hunting regulations and other facts such as open season dates, daily bag and possession limits, hunter safety, as well as ethics and responsibilities.
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division