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

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12

Returns and Information

 The holder of a certificate of registration shall furnish to the superintendent such returns and information respecting game and trapping and hunting operations of any person named in the certificate as the superintendent may reasonably require.

  • SOR/87-657, s. 7;
  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

 The holder of a general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration shall, when requested to do so by a Park Warden, forthwith submit the permit or certificate to the Park Warden for inspection.

 Any person having possession of game shall, when requested to do so by the superintendent or a Park Warden, forthwith disclose the time and place of the capture, taking or killing of the game.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

Suspension and Cancellation

  •  (1) Where the superintendent has reasonable grounds to believe that the holder of a general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration has violated these Regulations, he may suspend and take possession of the permit or certificate.

  • (2) A permit or certificate suspended pursuant to subsection (1) shall be reinstated and returned to the holder if

    • (a) the holder is acquitted of any charge laid as a result of the suspension; or

    • (b) no charges are brought within 30 days of the date of the suspension.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.
  •  (1) Where the holder of a general hunting permit is convicted of a hunting offence, his permit shall be cancelled.

  • (2) Where the holder of a trapping permit is convicted of a trapping offence, his permit shall be cancelled.

  • (3) Where a permit is cancelled pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), the holder shall, immediately on conviction, deliver the permit to the superintendent.

  • (4) Where a trapping permit is cancelled, the name of the holder thereof shall be removed from the certificate of registration and, where he was the holder of a certificate of registration issued on behalf of two or more persons, the superintendent shall designate one of the other persons named in the certificate to be the holder thereof.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

 Subject to paragraph 57(1)(a), where a permit is cancelled pursuant to subsection 30(1) or (2), the person whose permit has been cancelled shall not, for a period of 12 months following the date of conviction, obtain or be in possession of

  • (a) where the offence was a hunting offence, a general hunting permit; or

  • (b) where the offence was a trapping offence, a trapping permit.

 For the purposes of sections 30 and 31,

trapping offence

trapping offence means

  • (a) any violation of paragraph 5(a), section 7 or 10, subsection 19(2), paragraph 37(1)(a) or (c), subsection 39(1), subsection 41(1), section 42 or 43, paragraph 45(b) or subsection 46(2) that involves a fur bearing animal, or

  • (b) any violation of paragraph 6(a), section 11, paragraph 37(1)(b) or subsection 50(3); (infraction ayant trait au piégeage)

hunting offence

hunting offence means any violation of these Regulations that is not a trapping offence. (infraction ayant trait à la chasse)

General

 No person shall sell, transfer or assign a general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration.

  •  (1) No person shall knowingly allow his general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration to be used by any other person.

  • (2) No person shall use the general hunting permit, trapping permit or certificate of registration of another person.

PART IVGeneral Rules of the Park

Dogs

  •  (1) No owner of a dog shall

    • (a) permit the dog to run at large or to chase or molest game; or

    • (b) use the dog for the purpose of hunting game.

  • (2) Where a dog is running at large or chasing or molesting game, a Park Warden may impound the dog or destroy the dog, if he cannot seize it.

  • (3) Where a Park Warden impounds or destroys a dog pursuant to subsection (2) he shall, if the name of the owner can readily be ascertained, forthwith notify the owner of the dog.

  • (4) An impounded dog shall not be released until the person claiming the dog has paid an impounding fee of $10 and a boarding fee of $5 for each day or part thereof that the dog has been impounded.

  • (5) Where the owner of an impounded dog is unknown or where the owner of an impounded dog does not claim the dog within five days from the date of notification pursuant to subsection (3), the dog may be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to the superintendent.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8.

Firearms

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall be in possession of a firearm unless the firearm is unloaded and

    • (a) if the firearm is of a kind or model capable of being dismantled by taking apart and separating the barrel and stock, it is carried in a dismantled condition; or

    • (b) if the firearm is not of a kind or model capable of being dismantled, it is carried in a closed case or wrapped and tied securely in such manner as not to expose any part of the firearm.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) the holder of a general hunting permit; or

    • (b) a person authorized to take or kill game for scientific purposes pursuant to paragraph 56(1)(a).

  • (3) No person shall

    • (a) have a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle; or

    • (b) discharge a firearm from a motor vehicle.

  • (4) No person shall discharge a firearm or cause a shot, bullet or other missile to pass within two hundred metres of any building unless he is the owner or occupier of that building.

  • (5) No person shall discharge a firearm or cause a shot, bullet or other missile to pass along, across or within one hundred metres of the center line of any highway.

  •  (1) No person shall,

    • (a) use a firearm of less than .23 calibre for the purpose of hunting big game;

    • (b) be in possession of ammunition that contains non-expanding or steel jacketed bullets; or

    • (c) use an automatic loading or recoil loading rifle of more than .22 calibre that has a capacity of more than five cartridges in the magazine.

  • (2) No person shall, for purposes of hunting or trapping, be in possession of

    • (a) a firearm capable of firing more than one bullet during one pressure of the trigger;

    • (b) a firearm that can be altered to operate as an automatic firearm; or

    • (c) a shotgun that is capable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined unless the magazine has been permanently plugged or altered so as to reduce the capacity of the firearm to not more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined.

  • (3) Subject to subsection 56(1) and paragraph 57(1)(c), no person shall shoot fur bearing animals with a shotgun except a shotgun loaded with a single ball or bullet.

Hunting Lights

 No person shall, for purposes of hunting, use a search light, spot-light, flash light, jack light, night light, motor vehicle light or any other type of light.

Traps

  •  (1) No person shall set a trap for an animal set out in Column I of Schedule II except during the open season set out in Column II opposite that animal.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/91-420, s. 4]

  • SOR/91-420, s. 4.

 Where a trap has been set during an open season, the person whose identification mark appears on the trap shall remove or spring the trap on or before the last day of the open season.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall remove, damage, spring or in any way interfere with a trap set by another person.

  • (2) The holder of a trapping permit may, if he discovers traps, snares or other trapping equipment within his trapping area that do not belong to him or to any other person lawfully authorized to trap within that area, remove them and shall forthwith deliver them to a Park Warden.

 
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