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Island Wildlife

Bonshaw Fishing

The Fish and Wildlife Program is responsible for the conservation and management of Prince Edward Island's wildlife resources, including the preservation, maintenance and restoration of habitat and the enforcement of legislation related to the protection of species and habitat. Learn more about Island wildlife, freshwater fish, wet lands and publicly owned lands by exploring the links listed below.



Hunting is a popular recreational activity in PEI, famous for abundant migratory Canada geese. Quality opportunities also exist for other waterfowl such as black ducks, teal and a variety of sea ducks, as well as upland hunting for ruffed grouse and snowshoe hare. Learn about seasons and bag limits, regulations, game survey results and more...
Recreational Fishing

Learn more about angling opportunities. Sea run brook trout are especially prized for sport and table fare and can be caught using a variety of methods, from delicate presentation of tiny dry flies to the popular tradition of using minnows...
Trapping and Furbearers

Learn more about trapping seasons, regulations, trapper education and information on the commonly trapped furbearers...
Plants and Animals

Learn about the diversity of plants and animals found in PEI, from backyard wildlife to rare and endangered flora and fauna. to exotic and introduced wildlife species...
Natural Areas Protection Act
Learn more about the Island's designated Natural Areas and offer your ideas and suggestions on the Natural Areas Protection Act. . . .


Learn more about wetlands, a critical type of wildlife habitat, why they are important and what policies and laws are in place to protect them...
Provincially-Owned Lands
The Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division manages close to 31,000 hectares of publicly-owned land. Some of these lands are designated as Wildlife Management Areas, Natural Areas and Provincial Forests. Public lands also provide access for a number of wildlife-related recreational and educational opportunities...
Licences and Permits

Learn about the various permits and licences related to wildlife and wildlife habitat...
Visit this site to learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Act, the Environmental Protection Act and the Natural Areas Protection Act. The site also contains the various regulations established under these acts as well the 1995 Wildlife Policy for PEI.

Funding Programs
This site contains information on funding prgrams that can be used to support wildlife management and conservation including the Wildlife Conservation Fund, the Small Marsh Program, the Watershed Management Fund and more . .
Explore topics such as other wildlife values, the history of fish kills and the efforts to eliminate this problem, watershed management and forest restoration on PEI. . . .

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