Migratory game bird hunting

An unforgettable hunting trip in Quebec

Saint-Jean lake, located in the Greater Snow Goose and Canada Goose migration corridor, is the first and the largest fall staging and feeding area from their breeding location in northern Canada.

We hunt waterfowl (the iconic Greater Snow Goose, the Canada Goose and other migrating waterfowl game) mainly early in the morning on farmland, marshes, rivers, in layout blinds, dug  or natural caches (hedges, ditches…).

Bearspirit Outfitters has exclusive access to the best private fields. The quality of hunt is ensured by daily scouting to ensure high successful outcome.

Each hunting group is accompanied by a professional guide who masters both natural and artificial calling. Several hundred decoys are used to attract as many birds as possible. For this kind of hunting, we recommend .12/76 or .12/89 gauge shotguns. The use of non-toxic shot is compulsory.

Little known and not coveted in the province, Saint-Jean lake area offers first-class biotope for the scolopax minor, better known as the American woodcock. It is often confused with its cousin, the common snipe, because it is smaller than the European woodcock (scolopax rusticola). It is not unusual to see more than 20 woodcock rises per day. You will be also able to harvest the ruffed grouse (bonasa umbellus), the spruce grouse (falcipennis canadensis) and snowshoe hares. We strongly recommend that you come with your dog(s) to enjoy a successful hunt.

It is your dream to attend the magnificent and fascinating migration spectacle, we will do everything possible to ensure that your hunt at Bearspirit Outfitters will be successful and unforgettable. 

We offer you a 7 night/6 hunting day package but other options are available, especially for Quebec residents. Do not hesitate to contact us for prices and further information.

Included: 

  • Quebec-City airport reception
  • Transfer to and from Bearspirit Outfitters’ lodge by car
  • Full board accommodation
  • 6 hunting days with a guide
  • Transport for hunting

 Non Included:

  • Flight tickets
  • Hunting licence
  • Taxidermy
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Beers, wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Additional activities : fishing, quad rental, tourist visits…
  • Meal expenses during transfers and visits
  • Fishing licence

NEW

  • The spring snow goose hunting in the Saint-Jean-Port-Joli area. Because of the overpopulation of snow geese,  it is the only spring waterfowl hunting opportunity in Quebec.
  • The sea duck hunting (common eider, white-winged scoter, surf scoter and black scoter)) from mid October to the end of November on St.Lawrence’s shores.
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SALES TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Reservations

A 50% deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation. This payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard), by bank transfer or by cheque. As soon as we get your deposit, we will send you a reservation contract that you must sign and return. This deposit is non-refundable (in case of cancellation unless you postpone your stay at a later date) . The balance must be paid in cash or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) upon arrival or by bank transfer 30 days before your date of arrival.

NB: For payment by credit card, a 3% administrative fee will be charged.

Hunting licences

In Quebec, any resident or non-resident person older than 12 who wants to hunt (alone or accompanied for young people aged 12-18 ) must hold a hunting licence and the hunter’s certificate for the weapon used. At any time, you must be able to present these documents to any wildlife protection officer.

A person who hunts migratory birds must hold two licences: the migratory game bird hunting permit available at Canada Post offices, and the small game licence.

Responsabilities

During your stay, you must comply with the current laws, regulations and formalities in Quebec. We are not responsible for any accident, damage, theft, lost items or any incident that may occur during your stay. Hunting expeditions require skills and physical fitness. It is solely your responsibility to participate in this kind of activityOur packages are sold without insurance. We recommend that you take out an insurance covering all risks related to this type of trip. Certain conditions (weather, health, forest fires…) may involve changes (schedules, routes, services…). Such modifications do not give you the right to a refunding or other compensation. In case of health crisis, your booking will be postponed to a later date.

COVID: In the event of further restrictive measures from public health, you will be able to postpone your booking until a later date. Given the current situation, please also respect the arrival time (4:00 p.m.) and the departure time (10:00 a.m.)

Security

During your stay, your guide will give you the safety instructions. Before your first hunting day, you will do some target shooting tests. Your guide has all the necessary equipment for emergency: GPS, firstaid kit and survival equipment.

Our goal is to give you a real moment of pleasure, we will ask you to comply with all the current laws and regulations. This is for your safety and the safety of others. Your guide has full authority to stop any dangerous behavior.

By making your reservation, you agree to accept our sales terms and conditions. It is your responsibility to read carefully the sales conditions, the recommendations and other documents as they enter into force as of the date of deposit payment.