I think it’s an attempt to ease the ice fisherman since the goverment pass a new law this spring that forbiden all live little fish (call “méné” I don’t know the english word for it, ) and to try to give a push to have newbies… lol @bob31 @BIGE
Méné it’s baitfish or minnows in english and they are not allow in Québec, dead or alive… @BIGE and the permit for a year is 30,58 +tx for under 65 (17,45 for 65+) resident. It’s 78,77 +tx for non-resident.
Non-resident can also choose for a 7 days permit (47,46+tx), 3 days permit (31,56+tx) and 1 day permit (18,38+tx)…
So it’s only from 31 December 2017 to the 31 March 2018 that it’s gone a be allowed to ice fishing without permit in Québec in the existing possession and some length regulations for some species (walleye for example) limits.