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Hunting Guide and Outfitter Regulations

Under 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.

Licence Fees

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.



Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
(902) 368-4683
Toll-free 1-866-368-4683


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