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Disabled Hunting Permit Guide

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Which of the following Permit types are you seeking?

Four different permits, issued under the Permit Regulation are available to disabled hunters, should they meet the criteria:

  • Discharge a firearm from a motor vehicle
    • This is intended for those persons who are unable to safely exit a motor vehicle to shoot (e.g., paraplegics)
  • Use a motor vehicle to hunt in areas closed to motor vehicles
    • This is primarily intended for those persons who are unable to walk very far without mobility assistance (e.g., cane, walker, crutches, wheelchair, or prosthetics)
  • Be assisted by having one or more hunting companions, to track, kill and retrieve big game wounded by the disabled person (open or closed area)
    • This is primarily intended for those persons who are unable to walk very far without mobility assistance (e.g., cane, walker, crutches, wheelchair, or prosthetics)
  • Be assisted by having one or more designated (proxy) hunting companions, to hunt and kill big game on behalf of the disabled person
    • This is intended for those persons who are completely unable to discharge a firearm or crossbow due to their physical disability (e.g., quadriplegics, double arm amputee)

Medical Assessment Form

  • A completed medical assessment form completed and signed by a medical doctor
  • This form will have to be downloaded and signed by a doctor and then be scanned and uploaded along with your Disabled Hunting Application form in Virtual FrontCounter as Supporting Documentation.

Companions

Authorizing a physically disabled person to be assisted by having one or more hunting companions. Please refer to the Disabled Hunting Permit Application (available in Virtual FrontCounter) for further details on companions and the definition of hunt.

Other Important Notes

If you are seeking exemptions from motor vehicle restrictions or time of day restrictions you must provide the management unit (M.U.) and the specific closure within that M.U. where you are seeking the exemption. Please refer to the most recently published Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.


Please review your application form carefully and ensure that all required fields have been filled out before you submit your application.