26.2 If the Minister has reason to believe that it is necessary to avoid injury to agricultural interests in a particular area or areas or to avoid injury to public health or safety or to the use of land in the area or areas and that other means to avoid those injuries are not sufficient to avoid the injuries described, the Minister may issue to a person who owns, leases or manages land in the area or areas a permit authorizing the person and the person's nominees named in the permit to undertake, in the manner described in the permit, any activities necessary for the purpose of relocating the migratory birds, eggs and nests described in the permit, including all of the following:
(a) capturing or taking the migratory birds, eggs and nests;
(b) removing the migratory birds, eggs and nests from the area or areas described in the permit; and
(c) transporting and releasing the migratory birds, eggs and nests in the area or areas described in the permit.
- SOR/2000-247, s. 1;
- SOR/2005-186, s. 4.
27. (1) [Repealed, SOR/2000-247, s. 2]
(2) No person while acting under the authority of a permit issued under section 25 or 26 shall use decoys, duck or goose calls or blinds or other concealment.
(3) Where a permit is issued under section 25 or 26 to kill migratory birds that are causing or are likely to cause damage to crops, no person mentioned in the permit shall
(a) shoot migratory birds elsewhere than on or over fields containing such crops; or
(b) discharge firearms within 50 metres of any water area.
(4) Subsection 5(3) and sections 7 to 9 do not apply to a person while he is acting under the authority of a permit issued pursuant to section 25 or 26.
(5) No person shall hunt in a lure crop area or a bait station area unless the area has been declared open for hunting by the chief game officer or the Regional Director.
(6) No person shall enter a lure crop area or a bait station area unless authorized in writing by the chief game officer or the Regional Director.
- SOR/78-490, s. 5;
- SOR/2000-247, s. 2.
28. (1) The Minister may issue a permit
(a) to the manager of a civilian airport or the nominee of such manager, or
(b) to the commanding officer of a military airport or the nominee of such commanding officer,
to kill on the airport migratory birds that are considered by such manager, commanding officer or nominee to be a danger to aircraft operating at such airport.
(2) A permit issued pursuant to subsection (1) is valid from the date of issue to the expiry date specified in the permit or, if it is cancelled by the Minister, to the date of cancellation.
- SOR/82-264, s. 1.
29. No taxidermist shall have in his possession the carcass of a migratory bird unless he has a permit issued by the Minister entitling him to have migratory birds in his possession for the purposes of taxidermy.
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