Migratory Birds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1035)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

 Subject to subsection 5(9), no person shall

  • (a) disturb, destroy or take a nest, egg, nest shelter, eider duck shelter or duck box of a migratory bird, or

  • (b) have in his possession a live migratory bird, or a carcass, skin, nest or egg of a migratory bird

except under authority of a permit therefor.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 4.

BAG LIMITS

 Subject to section 8, no person shall in any area in Canada kill, in any one day, a number of migratory birds of any species that, in the aggregate, exceeds the number specified as the daily bag limit for that area and that species in Schedule I.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 3;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.

 Any person who hunts in more than one province or area in any one day, may kill in that day a number of migratory birds of any species that, in the aggregate, does not exceed the number specified as the daily bag limit in Schedule I for that species in the province or area having the highest daily bag limit of those provinces or areas in which the person hunts.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 3.

 No person shall hunt migratory birds in any day after he has killed the number of birds he is permitted to kill under section 7 or 8.

  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.

POSSESSION

  •  (1) No person shall have in his possession in a province or any area within a province on the first day of the open season set out in Schedule I for that province or area, carcasses of migratory birds of any species in excess of the number specified as the daily bag limit in Schedule I for that species in that province or that area.

  • (2) No person shall have in his possession in any province at any time, carcasses of migratory birds of any species in excess of the number specified as the possession limit in Schedule I for that species in that province unless that person has

    • (a) an export permit certifying that those carcasses were lawfully taken in another province, or

    • (b) a valid licence for hunting migratory birds issued by another province,

    and the number of carcasses does not exceed the possession limit for that species in the province that issued the export permit or licence, as the case may be.

  • (3) No person shall have in his possession in any province a carcass of a migratory game bird belonging to or taken by another person unless the carcass has attached to it a tag that is signed by the holder of the migratory game bird hunting permit under which the bird was taken and that indicates

    • (a) the name and address of the owner;

    • (b) the number of the migratory game bird hunting permit under which the bird was taken; and

    • (c) the date the bird was taken.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), a corporation that trains dogs as retrievers may, for the purpose of that training, have in its possession not more than 200 carcasses of migratory game birds.

  • (4.1) Subsection (3) does not apply to a corporation referred to in subsection (4).

  • (5) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person acting under the authority of a permit issued pursuant to section 25 or 26.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 4;
  • SOR/82-703, s. 4;
  • SOR/99-393, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.