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  1. Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 - SOR/2022-105 (SCHEDULE 3 : Open Seasons, Limits and Special Measures)
    Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022

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    • 2 The open seasons set out in Table 1 do not apply to the following areas of New Brunswick:

      • (a) the islands, islets, rocks and ledges in the County of Charlotte, Parish of Pennfield, and in the Bay of Fundy, designated as The Wolves according to the Gazetteer of Canada for New Brunswick, Ottawa, 1972, and shown on 1:50,000 series National Topographic System Map No. 21B/15 and 21B/14, third edition (combined map), including any foreshore and any small islets or rocks that do not appear on that map, and also including the reefs and surrounding waters lying within the quadrilateral defined by points having the following geographic coordinates: latitude 45°00′N, longitude 66°39′W; latitude 44°55′N, longitude 66°39′W; latitude 44°55′N, longitude 66°46′W; latitude 45°00′N, longitude 66°46′W, and the area of the Tabusintac River Estuary in Northumberland County, east of Highway number 11, south of Wishart Point Road, west of a line between Wishart Point and Point of Marsh and northwest of Covedell Road;

      • (b) Bathurst Harbour and Bathurst Basin, commencing at the Carron Point lighthouse; from there north across the mouth of Bathurst Harbour to Youghall Point; from there following the mean high-water mark to the first bridge on the Tetagouche River (Highway 134); from there following the mean high-water mark of Bathurst Harbour and Bathurst Basin to the first bridge on the Middle River (Riverside Drive and Little River Drive); from there following the mean high-water mark to the first bridge on the Little River (NB Trail); from there following the mean high-water mark to the first bridge on the Nepisiguit River (Bridge Street); and from there following the mean high-water mark to the point of commencement;

        Except for the following, which remain open to hunting: all lots, pieces or parcels of land situated in the Parish of Bathurst in the County of Gloucester and described as follows: the ungranted Crown islands, situated in Bathurst Harbour, which are numbered 1 and 2 and have the following approximate geographic coordinates:

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      • (c) the area containing portions of the Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay as shown on National Topographic Series Map Sheet No. 22B/1 (Escuminac, edition 3(B)) produced at a scale of 1:50,000 by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources at Ottawa, and described as follows: commencing at the most easterly extremity of Dalhousie Island at approximate latitude 48°04′15″ and approximate longitude 66°21′45″; from there due east in a straight line to a line in the Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay that is 1 km perpendicularly distant and parallel to the southerly ordinary high-water mark of the Restigouche River; from there generally southeasterly and southwesterly along the line that is 1 km perpendicularly distant and parallel to the southerly ordinary high-water mark of the Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay to a point that is due east of the mouth of Miller Brook; from there due west to the mouth of that brook; and from there northerly, northeasterly and northwesterly along that ordinary high water-mark of the Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay to the point of commencement, including all islands, shoals and rocks lying within the above described area.

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    • 3 The open seasons set out in Table 1 and Table 2 do not apply to the following areas of Quebec:

      • (a) Cap Tourmente:

        The waters included within the limit described as follows:

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        The parcel of land described as follows:

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      • (b) Portage:

        In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, at approximate latitude 47°37′15″N and approximate longitude 61°29′30″W, a part of les Îles de la Madeleine together with the waters included within the limit described as follows:

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      • (c) Havre aux Basques:

        In the municipality of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, including a portion of Île du Cap aux Meules and a portion of Île du Havre Aubert, a parcel of land described as follows:

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    • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

      Northern District

      Northern District  means the portion of Ontario included in Wildlife Management Unit 1C, the portions of Wildlife Management Units 1D, 25 and 26 lying south of latitude 51° and west of longitude 83°45′, as well as Wildlife Management Units 2 to 24, 27 to 41, and 45. (District nord)

    • 2 In this Part,

      • (a) a reference to a Wildlife Management Unit is a reference to a “wildlife management unit” in the Province of Ontario as referred to in Schedule 1 to Part 6 of Area Descriptions, Ontario Regulation 663/98 made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 41, and if a wildlife management unit is referred to by a whole number only, the reference is to all of the wildlife management units referred to in that Schedule by that number used in combination with a letter or a letter and another number; and

      • (b) a reference to municipalities where hunting with guns on Sundays is permitted is a reference to those municipalities in Ontario referred to in Schedule 1 to Part 7 of Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions) as being the areas south of the French and Mattawa rivers where it is permitted to hunt with a gun on Sundays under Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 41.

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    • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

      Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4

      Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4  means Provincial Game Hunting Areas 22, 23, 24, 25A, 25B, 27, 28, 29, 29A, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 33, 34, 34A, 34B, 34C, 35, 35A, 36 and 38 as described in Manitoba’s Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, M.R. 220/86, made under The Wildlife Act, C.C.S.M., c. W130. (Zone no 4 de chasse aux oiseaux considérés comme gibier)

    • 2 For the purpose of paragraph 28(3)(b) of these Regulations, during the period that begins on the first day of an open season set out in Table 1 in respect of Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese or Brant and ends on the second Sunday of October, the period during which hunting — in those parts of Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4 or in Provincial Game Hunting Areas 13A, 14 and 14A, that portion of Area 16 south of the north limit of Township 33 and Areas 18, 18A, 18B, 18C, 19, 19A, 19B, 20, 21A, 23A and 25, as described in Manitoba’s Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation 220/86, made under The Wildlife Act, C.C.S.M., c. W130 — by non-residents of Canada for those species is prohibited begins at noon local time on any day and ends half an hour before sunrise the next day.

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  2. Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 - SOR/2022-105 (Section 1)
    Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022
    Marginal note:Definitions
    •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

      chief provincial wildlife officer

      chief provincial wildlife officer  means a person appointed as chief or director of a provincial authority responsible for the administration of a provincial wildlife act. (agent provincial en chef de la faune)

      daily bag limit

      daily bag limit  means, in respect of a species, or group of species, of migratory game birds or murres, the maximum number of birds that a person may kill or take in a day in a given area as set out in column 5 of Table 1 or, if applicable, of Table 2 of the relevant Part of Schedule 3, for that area and that species or, if the Minister has altered the daily bag limit under section 19, the limit established by the Minister. (maximum de prises par jour)

      game officer

      game officer  means a person who is appointed as a game officer under section 6 of the Act. (garde-chasse)

      habitat conservation stamp

      habitat conservation stamp  means a stamp issued for the following purposes set out in the Certificate of Continuance of Wildlife Habitat Canada dated July 11, 2014, as they relate to migratory birds:

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      lure crop area

      lure crop area  means an area of cropland that, under an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province, remains unharvested for the purpose of luring migratory birds away from other unharvested crops nearby and that is designated as such an area by a sign. (zone de cultures de diversion)

      lure station area

      lure station area  means an area established under an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province where bait is deposited for the purpose of luring migratory birds away from unharvested crops nearby, and designated as such an area by a sign. (zone de diversion)

      open season

      open season  means, in respect of a species, or group of species, of migratory game birds or murres, any season during which birds of those species may be hunted in an area as set out in column 4 of Table 1 or, if applicable, Table 2, of the relevant Part of Schedule 3 or, if the Minister has altered the open season under section 19, the open season established by the Minister. (saison de chasse)

      overabundant species

      overabundant species  means a species of migratory game bird that causes damage or is likely to cause damage to agricultural, environmental or other similar interests as a result of the rate of increase of the population of that species or the abundance of that population, and that is is set out in column 2 of Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3. (espèce surabondante)


  3. Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 - SOR/2022-105 (Section 1)
    Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022

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    Marginal note:Definitions
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       (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

      chief provincial wildlife officer

      chief provincial wildlife officer  means a person appointed as chief or director of a provincial authority responsible for the administration of a provincial wildlife act. (agent provincial en chef de la faune)

      daily bag limit

      daily bag limit  means, in respect of a species, or group of species, of migratory game birds or murres, the maximum number of birds that a person may kill or take in a day in a given area as set out in column 5 of Table 1 or, if applicable, of Table 2 of the relevant Part of Schedule 3, for that area and that species or, if the Minister has altered the daily bag limit under section 19, the limit established by the Minister. (maximum de prises par jour)

      game officer

      game officer  means a person who is appointed as a game officer under section 6 of the Act. (garde-chasse)

      habitat conservation stamp

      habitat conservation stamp  means a stamp issued for the following purposes set out in the Certificate of Continuance of Wildlife Habitat Canada dated July 11, 2014, as they relate to migratory birds:

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      lure crop area

      lure crop area  means an area of cropland that, under an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province, remains unharvested for the purpose of luring migratory birds away from other unharvested crops nearby and that is designated as such an area by a sign. (zone de cultures de diversion)

      lure station area

      lure station area  means an area established under an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province where bait is deposited for the purpose of luring migratory birds away from unharvested crops nearby, and designated as such an area by a sign. (zone de diversion)

      open season

      open season  means, in respect of a species, or group of species, of migratory game birds or murres, any season during which birds of those species may be hunted in an area as set out in column 4 of Table 1 or, if applicable, Table 2, of the relevant Part of Schedule 3 or, if the Minister has altered the open season under section 19, the open season established by the Minister. (saison de chasse)

      overabundant species

      overabundant species  means a species of migratory game bird that causes damage or is likely to cause damage to agricultural, environmental or other similar interests as a result of the rate of increase of the population of that species or the abundance of that population, and that is is set out in column 2 of Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3. (espèce surabondante)


  4. Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 - SOR/2022-105 (Section 42)
    Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022
    Marginal note:Means for retrieval
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    • Marginal note:Prompt retrieval of killed bird

      (2) An individual who kills a migratory game bird must ensure that the bird is retrieved as soon as the circumstances permit.

    • Marginal note:Prompt retrieval of wounded bird

      (3) An individual who wounds a migratory game bird must ensure that the bird is killed and retrieved as soon as the circumstances permit.


  5. Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 - SOR/2022-105 (Section 11)
    Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022
    Marginal note:Possession without permit
    •  (1) A person may, without a permit, temporarily have in their possession

      • (a) a migratory bird that is found dead, for the purpose of disposing of it according to applicable law, delivering it to a lab for analysis as soon as the circumstances permit or analyzing it in a lab;

      • (b) an injured migratory bird, for the purpose of delivering it as soon as the circumstances permit to the holder of a scientific permit referred to in section 75 that was issued for the purpose of rehabilitation; and



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