If you are an Aboriginal harvester in the NWT, you need a General Hunting Licence (GHL) to harvest in areas of the NWT in which, subject to land claim agreements, you do not have a right to harvest. The GHL is good for your lifetime.
You need a resident hunting licence (RES) if you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has been living in the NWT for 12 continuous months.
If you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who lives outside the NWT or has not resided in the NWT for 12 months, you need a non-resident hunting licence (NR).
If you intend to hunt migratory game birds in the NWT, you need a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit (or ePermit) with an affixed or printed image of a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp.
Hunting of migratory birds in Canada is regulated by Environment Canada under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Regulations.
Please verify the provincial/territorial regulations pertaining to hunting and the carrying of firearms for the province/territory where you will be hunting.
More information on Licenses, Hunting Information and the NWT Hunting Guide can be found online at www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/services/apply-hunting-licence.