Wood Buffalo National Park Game Regulations (SOR/78-830)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-02-13. Previous Versions

 No person shall

  • (a) hunt game except during an open season for that game as set out in Schedule II or in a notice made pursuant to subsection 56(2) or (3);

  • (b) take or kill game in excess of the bag limits for that game as set out in Schedule II; or

  • (c) have in his possession any live game or any game taken or killed in violation of these Regulations.

  • SOR/87-657, s. 4.

 No person shall hunt or be in possession of any game specified in Schedule III.

  •  (1) No person shall implement an agreement entered into with another person for assistance to trap game in a trapping area unless that agreement has been approved by the superintendent pursuant to subsection (2).

  • (2) The superintendent shall approve an agreement referred to in subsection (1) where

    • (a) after discussion with the group leader for the trapping area and having regard to all the circumstances in that area, the superintendent believes on reasonable grounds that such an agreement for assistance will not seriously and adversely affect wildlife or the interests of other trappers in respect of that trapping area;

    • (b) the person requiring assistance holds a trapping permit;

    • (c) the person with whom the agreement is made holds a general hunting permit; and

    • (d) the person requiring assistance has demonstrated that an adequate livelihood from the trapping of game cannot be obtained without such assistance.

  • (3) The superintendent may, before approving an agreement pursuant to subsection (2), establish conditions of approval to ensure that the agreement will not adversely affect wildlife or the interests of other trappers in respect of a trapping area.

  • (4) Where an agreement is approved pursuant to subsection (2), the superintendent shall endorse the general hunting permit of the person with whom the agreement is made and shall inscribe on that general hunting permit the conditions of approval, if any, as described in subsection (3).

  • SOR/87-657, s. 5;
  • SOR/91-420, ss. 2(F), 8.

PART IIIGeneral Hunting Permits, Trapping Permits and Certificates of Registration

Issue of Permits and Certificates

  •  (1) A general hunting permit authorizing the holder thereof to hunt game other than fur bearing animals may be issued by the superintendent to a resident who

    • (a) was eligible to hold a general hunting licence pursuant to the former Regulations; or

    • (b) is the spouse, or child over 16 years of age of

      • (i) a person who holds a general hunting permit, or

      • (ii) a person who held a general hunting permit or a general hunting licence prior to his death.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), no more than 370 general hunting permits shall be issued during one permit year.

  • (3) A general hunting permit issued to a resident who is 65 years of age or older shall not be included in the number referred to in subsection (2).

  • SOR/80-52, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

 A trapping permit authorizing the holder thereof to hunt fur bearing animals may be issued by the superintendent to any person who

  • (a) is the holder of a general hunting permit; and

  • (b) is named in a certificate of registration for the trapping area, whether or not he is the holder of the certificate.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.
  •  (1) A certificate of registration for a trapping area may be issued by the superintendent to a person either on his own behalf or on behalf of two or more persons, if each person is the holder of a general hunting permit.

  • (2) Where a certificate of registration is issued pursuant to subsection (1), the superintendent may add the name of a person to the certificate if written permission is obtained from

    • (a) the holder of the certificate, where the certificate is issued on behalf of one person;

    • (b) the holder of the certificate and the second group member, where the certificate is issued on behalf of two persons; or

    • (c) the holder of the certificate and the majority of the other group members, where the certificate is issued on behalf of three or more persons.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

 Where a certificate of registration is issued on behalf of three or more persons, the superintendent may remove the name of a person from a certificate of registration if he has

  • (a) a written request from the holder of the certificate; and

  • (b) written approval from a majority of the members of the group.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

 [Repealed, SOR/80-52, s. 2]

 No person who is the holder of a licence or permit to trap from the Province of Alberta or the Northwest Territories shall be issued a trapping permit.

Prohibitions

 No person shall

  • (a) hunt game unless he is the holder of a general hunting permit; or

  • (b) assist in hunting game unless he is the spouse, or child under 18 years of age, of the holder of a general hunting permit and is accompanied by the permit holder.

 No person shall, within a trapping area, hunt fur bearing animals, set traps, skin or prepare or assist in the skinning or preparation of pelts unless

  • (a) he holds a trapping permit and is named in a certificate of registration for that area or is the spouse, or child under 18 years of age, of the holder of a trapping permit for that area;

  • (b) he is an assistant, under an agreement entered into pursuant to section 11, of a person who holds a trapping permit and is named in a certificate of registration for that area; or

  • (c) he is authorized to take or kill fur bearing animals for scientific purposes pursuant to paragraph 56(1)(a) and has notified the holder of the certificate of registration for that area.

Application

 An application for a general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration shall

  • (a) be made on a form supplied by the superintendent; and

  • (b) contain the information required by the form and any additional information requested by the superintendent.

  • SOR/81-357, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

Signature

 No general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration is valid unless

  • (a) it is signed by the person to whom it is issued; and

  • (b) in the case of a person signing by a mark, the mark is witnessed and the signature of the witness is endorsed thereon.

Expiry Date

  •  (1) A general hunting permit or trapping permit expires on the expiry date mentioned in the permit, or if no expiry date is mentioned, on the 30th day of June next following its date of issue.

  • (2) A certificate of registration expires at the end of the fifth permit year following the date of its issue.

Renewal

 [Repealed, SOR/91-420, s. 3]

  •  (1) The superintendent may refuse to renew a trapping permit and may, notwithstanding section 15, remove the name of the holder of the trapping permit from a certificate of registration if

    • (a) the holder did not, without reasonable excuse, engage in hunting and trapping fur bearing animals in any year in which the certificate of registration was in effect; and

    • (b) the superintendent has obtained the written agreement of the group leader or a majority of the group members of that trapping area in respect of which the certificate of registration was issued, as the case may be, for the refusal and removal.

  • (2) Where a person whose name is removed from a certificate of registration pursuant to subsection (1) was the holder of the certificate, the superintendent shall, if the certificate is issued on behalf of two or more persons, designate one of the other persons named in the certificate to be the holder thereof.

  • SOR/87-657, s. 6;
  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.
  •  (1) Where a certificate of registration has expired, the holder of the certificate shall be given priority over other applicants for the renewal of the certificate if he applies for renewal within 60 days following the date of expiry.

  • (2) Where a certificate of registration has expired and has not been renewed, trapping permits shall not be issued for that trapping area.

 
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