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The first things you may need are the regulations and links

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icon download British Columbia LinkQuebec's Hunting Regulations

icon download Hunting RegulationHunting zone maps for Quebec

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According to Statistics Canada (2015), Quebec has an estimated population of 8,245,470 people and its capital is that of Quebec City. Quebec covers a geographic area of 1,356,547.02 sq km and that yeilds a population density of 6.08 people per sq km.  Wikipedea​​

Much of Northern Quebec and Labrador are in what is called the Eastern Canadian Shield Taiga. It stretches from Hudson Bay in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The Shield Taiga has cool summers and very cold winters, which is caused by the Atlantic Ocean. The Larch Plateau and the Richmond make up the western taiga. The world's largest migrating caribou herd visits this ecosystem and visits the George River regularly. The taiga is dotted with string bogs, which may be some of the most extensively developed bogs in North America. Steep-sided, rounded mountains, U-shaped valleys, and fjords line the East Labrador coast. This taiga has been formed from the process of glaciation.

Quebec Hunting Districts

Québec has 17 wildlife administrative zones but the province is divided into 29 hunting and fishing zones. Zone 25 exists only for fishing leaving 28 zones for hunting and fishing. In several cases, the administrative zones are subdivided to apply special regulations according to a given species.  Note: Administrative zones are not EXACTLY the same as hunting zones. Go here to view hunting zones.

Quebec Hunting Zones

 

Permafrost has thawed at a rapid rate over the past 50 years in northern Quebec and the southern permafrost limit has retreated about 130 km north.62 As a result, the landscape is changing from frozen peat plateaus and palsas (mounds of peat and soil containing ice lenses) which support dry, lichen-heath ecosystems and black spruce trees, to wetter landscapes characterized by ponds, fens, and bogs. The changes are widespread – from east of the southern part of James Bay north to the southern boundary of the “continuous” permafrost zone on the Ungava Peninsula, where, in a study area along the Boniface River, palsas decreased by 23% in area and permafrostthaw ponds increased by 76% between 1957 and 2001.57 Lichen, an important forage for caribou, is expected to decrease in abundance along with this transition.

Black Bear

The black bear population is estimated at 60,000 is a very popular quary in Quebec.

Caribou 

The George river herd in eastern Canada was once the world's largest herd with 800,000–900,000 animals. By 2012 the herd numbered 27,600 and declined to 14,200 animals in 2014 Despite the concerns over dwindling caribou herds there is still a harvest that is August 15 to January 31.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzlies do exhist in Quebec but only in the northern tip of Quebec / Labrador and there is no hunting season.

Moose

Since the 90's the moose population in Quebec has doubled to about 120,000. However, but in the southern regions of the province, their numbers have declined, declairs biologist Sebastien Lefort, who manages large-mammal populations for the ministry of environment. The Outaouais, in particular, has seen moose numbers drop by nearly half and said ticks may be a factor. [2-2013]

Wild Turkey

With some hunting zones offering two turkey limits, it suggests that the Wild turkey is doing well in Quebec.

WhiteTailed Deer

Quebec has been reporting some decline in its deer herd. However in Area 20 (Île d'Anticosti) there is an overabundance of deer and there is no bag limit.

References

  • http://www.biodivcanada.ca/A519F000-8427-4F8C-9521-8A95AE287753/EN_CanadianBiodiversity_FULL.pdf
  • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/us-moose-decline-not-mirrored-in-ontario-or-quebec-1.2055639 
  • https://ahs-biomes08.wikispaces.com/Canadian+Taiga
  • Harvest Data - https://www.mffp.gouv.qc.ca/english/wildlife/statistics/index.jsp
  • Wildlife Enforcement Directorate - Annual Summary 2012–2013 - https://www.ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default.asp?lang=En&n=C980A089-1
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