How do hunting licenses work when travelling abroad for hunting? It's not a case of re-locating to a new country, just spending some time there. Is there an international recognition of a national license? Or are international licenses just the privilege of the extremely wealthy travelling to the extremely poor regions (in exotic places like Botswana)?

I have interest in how a international group of people (mainly from the UK) could go on a hunting holiday in Canada.

  • You should try making your question more specific, someone might be able to help you find a license for the region you're traveling to. There is no such 'international hunting license.' Poorer regions simply don't have the resources to effectively enforce hunting regulations. May 15 '14 at 21:27
  • What type of game are you thinking of hunting? I have my hunting licence and live in Canada. I know a lot of Americans do hunt for larger game in my province. I am not sure, but have a strong feeling that the answer to your question will vary from country to country. If you are hunting larger game, most provinces hold a lottery here in Canada for the licences to hunt certain large game each season. May 16 '14 at 18:39
  • Nope, no caribou or the like. It would be more like wild boars. May 16 '14 at 19:11
  • I'm interested in this too, but travelling from the US - WA state to be precise, so just up and over the border.
    – Ryno
    May 16 '14 at 19:54
  • be prepared to spend a lot of money - non-resident alien costs for a specific tag are typically an order of magnitude greater than for residents and most if not all provinces / territories will require you to be with a registered guide and they charge plenty $$$
    – tomfumb
    Aug 19 '15 at 23:13

In Canada, you will need a hunting license depending on the province (or territory) and type of game you wish to hunt. Typically, a safety course is also required.

For example, moose requires applying for a draw which is valid for a certain zone as determined by the department of natural resources.

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