From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s beautiful, rugged wilderness, inhabited by a vast array of wildlife, from fowl to big game, draws hunting enthusiasts from all over the world. Hunting in the pristine Canadian wilderness brings with it inherent hazards, challenges and a huge responsibility that even the most seasoned hunter must acknowledge.
Sport hunting in Canada is highly regulated. Guides know the hunting rules and regulations, know the best places to hunt, can offer tips to novice hunters, and are experienced outdoors people who are invaluable in an emergency situation.
Even if you are a local area resident, a guide can make your hunting trip safer and more enjoyable.
Respect Canada’s bountiful wildlife and wilderness resources. Before you head out:
- complete the Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) hunter safety course (BC residents)
- obtain all required licences (resident and non-resident)
- be Bear Aware
- check the weather and know the inherent hazards of the area in which you’re hunting
- prepare a Trip Plan – have a Plan A and a Plan B
Photo: NWTT/Terry Parker (banner); Jeff Morari - Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment