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Migratory Birds Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1035

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

Regulations Respecting the Protection of Migratory Birds

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Migratory Birds Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

    Act means the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994; (Loi)

    bait

    bait means corn, wheat, oats or other grain, pulse or any other feed, and includes any imitation thereof that may attract migratory game birds; (appât)

    bait crop area

    bait crop area means an area of cropland, harvested or unharvested, that is intended to attract migratory birds and that is designated as such an area by poster, notice or sign; (zone de culture-appât)

    bait station area

    bait station area means an area established pursuant to an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province where bait is deposited for the purpose of luring migratory birds from unharvested crops, and designated as such an area by poster, notice or sign; (zone d’appât)

    bismuth shot

    bismuth shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 96 per cent bismuth,

    • (b) not more than 4 per cent tin, and

    • (c) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element; (grenaille de bismuth)

    chief game officer

    chief game officer of a province means a person appointed as chief or director of a provincial agency concerned with the administration of a provincial wildlife act; (garde-chasse en chef)

    Convention

    Convention means the Convention set out in the schedule to the Act; (Convention)

    crop

    crop means an unharvested agricultural crop, whether standing or cut, but does not include stubble fields or other fields from which the crop has been removed; (culture)

    cultivated lands

    cultivated lands means lands tilled for the production of crops other than grass or hay; (terres en culture)

    decoy

    decoy means an instrument, artificial bird or any equipment used to attract migratory game birds; (leurre)

    Director

    Director means the Director General of the Canadian Wildlife Service of the Department of the Environment; (Directeur)

    eggs

    eggs means the eggs of migratory birds and includes parts of such eggs; (oeufs)

    export permit

    export permit means an export permit referred to in section 3 of the Game Export Act; (permis d’exportation)

    farmland

    farmland means land that is being used for crop production or animal husbandry; (terre agricole)

    game officer

    game officer means a person who is appointed a game officer under section 5 of the Act; (garde-chasse)

    habitat conservation stamp

    habitat conservation stamp means a stamp issued for the purposes of Wildlife Habitat Canada for that period beginning on the day of issue and ending on March 10th next following the day of issue; (timbre conservation des habitats)

    hunt

    hunt means chase, pursue, worry, follow after or on the trail of, lie in wait for, or attempt in any manner to capture, kill, injure or harass a migratory bird, whether or not the migratory bird is captured, killed or injured; (chasser)

    Indian

    Indian has the same meaning as in the Indian Act; (Indien)

    Inuk

    Inuk means a person who is a direct descendant of a person who is or was of the race of aborigines commonly referred to as Eskimos and possesses at least one-quarter Inuk blood; (Inuk)

    long bow

    long bow includes a recurve bow and a compound bow; (grand arc)

    lure crop area

    lure crop area means an area of crop land that, pursuant to 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 and that is designated as such an area by poster, notice or sign; (zone de cultures de diversion)

    migratory birds

    migratory birds or birds means migratory game birds, migratory insectivorous birds and migratory non-game birds as defined in the Act, and includes any such birds raised in captivity that cannot readily be distinguished from wild migratory birds by their size, shape or colour, and any part or parts of such birds; (oiseaux migrateurs) or (oiseaux)

    migratory bird sanctuary

    migratory bird sanctuary means an area described in the schedule to the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations; (refuge d’oiseaux migrateurs)

    migratory game bird hunting permit

    migratory game bird hunting permit means a Canada migratory game bird hunting permit issued under the authority of the Minister; (permis de chasse aux oiseaux migrateurs considérés comme gibier)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of the Environment and includes any person authorized by him to act on his behalf; (ministre)

    minor

    minor means a person who has not attained, in British Columbia, the age of 19 and in all other provinces and territories, the age of 18. (personne mineure)

    nest

    nest means the nest of a migratory bird or any portion thereof; (nid)

    non-toxic shot

    non-toxic shot means bismuth shot, steel shot, tin shot, tungsten-bronze-iron shot, tungsten-iron shot, tungsten-iron-nickel-copper shot, tungsten-matrix shot, tungsten-nickel-iron shot or tungsten-polymer shot; (grenaille non toxique)

    open season

    open season means the period during which it is lawful to hunt a migratory bird; (saison de chasse)

    permit

    permit means a valid permit issued under these Regulations; (permis)

    permit holder

    permit holder means a person to whom a permit is issued; (titulaire d’un permis)

    possession

    possession has the same meaning as in subsection 4(3) of the Criminal Code; (possession)

    power boat

    power boat means any boat, canoe or yacht equipped with an electric, gasoline, oil or steam motor as a means of propulsion; (bateau à moteur)

    Regional Director

    Regional Director means a Regional Director of Environmental Conservation or a Regional Director of Environmental Protection of the Department of the Environment; (directeur régional)

    residence

    residence means the chief or habitual place of abode of a person; (résidence)

    resident

    resident means, in relation to any area or place, a person whose residence is in that area or at that place; (résident)

    steel shot

    steel shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 98 per cent iron, and

    • (b) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element; (grenaille d’acier)

    taxidermist

    taxidermist means any person who engages in the business of the preservation or mounting of migratory birds or their eggs; (taxidermiste)

    tin shot

    tin shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 98 per cent tin, and

    • (b) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element; (grenaille d’étain)

    tungsten-bronze-iron shot

    tungsten-bronze-iron shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) not more than 90% tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 90% tin,

    • (c) not more than 90% iron,

    • (d) not more than 45% copper, and

    • (e) not more than 1% each of any other element; (grenaille de tungstène-bronze-fer)

    tungsten-iron-nickel-copper shot

    tungsten-iron-nickel-copper shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) 40 to 76% tungsten,

    • (b) 10 to 37% iron,

    • (c) 9 to 16% copper,

    • (d) 5 to 7% nickel, and

    • (e) not more than 1% lead or zinc; (grenaille de tungstène-fer-nickel-cuivre)

    tungsten-iron shot

    tungsten-iron shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 45 per cent iron,

    • (b) not more than 55 per cent tungsten, and

    • (c) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element; (grenaille de tungstène-fer)

    tungsten-matrix shot

    tungsten-matrix shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 86 per cent tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 5 per cent nickel,

    • (c) not more than 3 per cent iron,

    • (d) not more than 5 per cent ethylene methacrylic acid copolymer, and

    • (e) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element or compound; (grenaille à matrice de tungstène)

    tungsten-nickel-iron shot

    tungsten-nickel-iron shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) not more than 90% tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 90% iron,

    • (c) not more than 40% nickel, and

    • (d) not more than 1% each of any other element; (grenaille de tungstène-nickel-fer)

    tungsten-polymer shot

    tungsten-polymer shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 93 per cent tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 7 per cent Nylon 6 or Nylon 11, and

    • (c) not more than 1 per cent each of any other element or compound; (grenaille de tungstène-polymère)

    Wildlife Habitat Canada

    Wildlife Habitat Canada means the corporation without share capital incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act by letters patent dated February 24, 1984. (Habitat faunique Canada)

  • (2) In these Regulations, unless otherwise specified, where a period of time is set out, the period shall not exceed twelve months from beginning to end and includes the first and the last day set out.

  • (2.1) In the French version of the Schedules to these Regulations, where a period of time is set out, the period includes the first day and the last day set out.

  • (3) A reference in these Regulations to the use of a power boat does not include the use of a power boat when the motor is not in operation and forward progress has ceased.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/80-577, s. 1]

  • SOR/80-577, s. 1
  • SOR/82-703, s. 1
  • SOR/85-694, s. 1
  • SOR/86-534, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/93-431, s. 1
  • SOR/93-432, s. 1
  • SOR/94-684, s. 5
  • SOR/97-400, s. 1
  • SOR/98-417, s. 1
  • SOR/99-147, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-88, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-347, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-323, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-125, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-139, s. 1

Application

 Any provision of these Regulations that applies to a province, or any part of a province, applies to Canadian waters adjacent to that province or part of that province.

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 1

Permits

  •  (1) The Minister may issue any permit referred to in Schedule II, and may set out in the permit conditions respecting

    • (a) the species of migratory birds, the periods and the areas;

    • (b) the husbandry, release, scaring, capture, killing or disposal of migratory birds; or

    • (c) any other matter for the conservation of migratory birds.

  • (2) Every person who applies for a permit described in Schedule II shall

    • (a) pay the fee set out in that Schedule for that permit; and

    • (b) in the case of a migratory game bird hunting permit, purchase at the price set out in that Schedule the habitat conservation stamp and affix it in the space provided therefor.

  • (3) Any person who applies for a permit shall, if requested by the Minister, furnish such information in respect of the purpose for which the permit is to be used as the Minister may require.

  • (4) No permit is valid

    • (a) if it is not properly completed;

    • (b) if it is not signed by the person to whom it is issued;

    • (c) if it is used by a person other than the person to whom it was issued; or

    • (d) in the case of a migratory game bird hunting permit, unless it has affixed to it, in the space provided therefor, the habitat conservation stamp

  • (5) The holder of a permit shall comply with every condition set out in the permit.

  • (6) Every person required to hold a migratory game bird hunting permit shall

    • (a) have the permit on his person at all times,

      • (i) while hunting, or

      • (ii) while in possession of a migratory game bird in a place other than his residence; and

    • (b) show the permit to any game officer forthwith upon request.

  • (7) The Minister may

    • (a) refuse to issue a permit to any person;

    • (b) cancel a permit if he has reasonable cause to believe that the person to whom it was issued has failed to comply with any condition set out in the permit; or

    • (c) for propagation or conservation purposes, cancel, amend or suspend any permit.

  • (7.1) The cancellation, amendment or suspension of a permit pursuant to paragraph (7)(c) is made by a written notice sent to the permit holder and giving the reasons therefor.

  • (7.2) A permit that has been cancelled, amended or suspended pursuant to paragraph (7)(c) shall be reissued or revalidated and returned forthwith to the person to whom it was issued

    • (a) when the conditions which led to the cancellation, amendment or suspension have been rectified; or

    • (b) after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the cancellation, amendment or suspension, unless the person to whom the permit was issued has been provided with the opportunity to be heard.

  • (8) Every permit, other than a migratory game bird hunting permit, expires on the expiry date set out in the permit or, where a permit does not contain an expiry date, on December 31st of the year in which it was issued.

  • (9) A migratory game bird hunting permit is in effect

    • (a) for the purposes of hunting migratory birds in accordance with subsection 5(4), until March 10th next following the day it was issued; and

    • (b) for the purposes of killing migratory game birds in accordance with section 23.1, until July 31 of the calendar year in which the date referred to in paragraph (a) occurs.

  • (10) Every permit holder who is required by these Regulations to make a report to the Minister shall, except as otherwise provided therein, make that report within 30 days of the day the permit expires.

  • (11) The holder of a scientific permit or a special permit shall

    • (a) have the permit on his person at all times when

      • (i) attempting to take any migratory bird, nest or egg, and

      • (ii) in possession of any migratory bird, nest or egg; and

    • (b) show the permit to any game officer forthwith upon request.

  • (12) and (13) [Repealed, SOR/81-423, s. 1]

  • SOR/78-490, s. 1
  • SOR/79-544, s. 1
  • SOR/80-577, s. 2
  • SOR/81-423, s. 1
  • SOR/82-703, s. 2
  • SOR/85-694, s. 2
  • SOR/86-534, s. 2
  • SOR/86-535, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-88, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-84, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 2

General Prohibitions

  •  (1) No person shall hunt a migratory bird except under authority of a permit therefor.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (8), no person shall hunt murres unless the person is a resident of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, holds a migratory game bird hunting permit and is hunting murres for human consumption.

  • (3) No person shall hunt a migratory game bird unless he is the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit.

  • (4) Subject to section 23.1, no person shall in any area described in Schedule I hunt a species of migratory bird except during an open season specified in that Schedule for that area and that species.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/79-544, s. 2]

  • (6) Notwithstanding subsection (3),

    • (a) an Indian or Inuk may, in any area in Canada, and

    • (b) a resident of the Northwest Territories who is a holder of a general hunting licence issued under the Wildlife Act of the Northwest Territories may, within the Northwest Territories,

    hunt migratory game birds without a migratory game bird hunting permit.

  • (6.1) [Repealed, SOR/80-577, s. 3]

  • (7) Subsection (4) does not apply to the holder of a permit issued pursuant to section 19.

  • (8) Notwithstanding subsection (4) but subject to subsection (9), an Indian or Inuk may at any time, without a permit, take auks, auklets, guillemots, murres, puffins and scoters and their eggs for human food and clothing.

  • (9) No person shall hunt in a migratory bird sanctuary except

  • (10) Subsections 5(1) and (3) do not apply to an Indian or Inuk.

  • (11) Despite subsections (1) and (3), a minor may hunt the migratory birds referred to in column I.1 of Table I of any Part of Schedule I without a permit only during the days that are set out in that column, referred to in Table I as “Waterfowler Heritage Days”, if the person

    • (a) is lawfully able to hunt in the province or territory where the hunting will occur; and

    • (b) is accompanied by a migratory game bird hunting permit holder who is not a minor.

  • (12) The permit holder referred to in paragraph (11)(b) must not, during the days set out in column I.1 referred to in paragraph (11)

    • (a) have in their possession or use a firearm while accompanying the minor; and

    • (b) accompany more than two minors at one time.

  • SOR/78-490, s. 2
  • SOR/79-544, s. 2
  • SOR/80-577, s. 3
  • SOR/81-641, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/82-703, s. 3
  • SOR/94-684, s. 5
  • SOR/99-147, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-347, s. 2
  • SOR/2001-234, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 3(E)

 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
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall possess or transport a migratory bird unless at least one fully feathered wing is attached to the bird.

  • (2) The wing and the plumage thereon may be removed from a migratory bird

    • (a) when the bird is prepared for immediate cooking; or

    • (b) after the bird is taken to the residence of its owner for preservation.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 5(F)
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3

Sale, Gift or Purchase

[
  • SOR/95-432, s. 1
]
  •  (1) No person shall sell, expose for sale, offer for sale, trade, barter or buy migratory birds or the eggs, nests, carcasses or skins of migratory birds, except as authorized by these Regulations.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person acting under authority of a special permit in writing from the Minister.

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 2
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person may possess, purchase, sell, barter or transport the feathers of migratory game birds for the purpose of making fishing flies, bedding, clothing or other similar uses if the feathers so used were obtained under the authority of a valid migratory game bird hunting permit.

  • (2) No person shall purchase, sell, barter or offer to purchase, sell or barter the feathers of migratory birds for millinery or ornamental use.

  • SOR/85-694, s. 3
  • SOR/86-534, s. 3(E)
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3

 A person may give a migratory game bird to another person for the purpose of mounting or human consumption, or for the purpose of training dogs as retrievers, if the bird was killed under the authority of a migratory game bird hunting permit.

  • SOR/95-432, s. 2

Shipment

  •  (1) No person shall ship, transport or offer for shipment or transport a package or container of any kind that contains a migratory bird or a nest or egg thereof unless the exterior of the package or container is clearly marked with the name and address of the shipper, the number of any permit under which the birds, nests or eggs were taken and an accurate statement of the contents of the package or container.

  • (1.1) Subsections (1) and 10(3) do not apply to a person travelling in a private conveyance who is transporting the carcass of a migratory game bird that he or another occupant of the private conveyance has taken under the authority of a migratory game bird hunting permit.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (1), no person shall ship or transport carcasses of migratory birds taken under the authority of a migratory game bird hunting permit unless

    • (a) those birds were taken under a migratory game bird hunting permit in the open season specified for that species and that province in Schedule I;

    • (b) those birds are transported during the open season or within five days after its termination; and

    • (c) the number of those birds does not exceed the number specified in Schedule I as the possession limit for that species in that province.

  • (3) No person shall traffic between Canada, or the exclusive economic zone of Canada, and the United States in migratory birds, or the nests or eggs of migratory birds, that have been captured, killed, taken or shipped contrary to the laws applicable to the area in Canada, the exclusive economic zone of Canada or the United States in which those birds, nests or eggs were captured, killed, taken or shipped.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 5
  • SOR/84-561, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-138, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2005-198, s. 3
  • SOR/2006-136, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-140, s. 1(F)

Bait Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to section 23.3, no person shall hunt for migratory game birds within 400 m of any place where bait has been deposited unless the place has been free of bait for at least seven days.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/93-431, s. 2]

  • (3) Subject to section 23.3, no person shall deposit bait in any place during the period beginning 14 days before the first day of the open season for that place and ending on the day immediately following the last day of the open season for that place, unless the person, at least 30 days prior to depositing the bait,

    • (a) obtains the consent in writing of

      • (i) every landowner and lessee or tenant whose land is located within 400 metres of that place,

      • (ii) the Regional Director, and

      • (iii) the chief game officer of a province or any game officer of the province authorized by him to act on his behalf; and

    • (b) posts in that place signs of a type and wording satisfactory to, and in a location designated by, the Regional Director.

  • (4) A consent obtained pursuant to paragraph (3)(a) is valid only in respect of the open seasons in respect of which it was obtained.

  • (5) Subsection (3) does not apply to the holder of a permit referred to in section 19 or 20 who places bait

    • (a) in a confined area specified in his permit, or

    • (b) at a distance of not less than 400 metres from an area where the hunting of migratory birds is permitted

    for the sole purpose of feeding migratory birds lawfully in his possession.

  • (6) For the purpose of subsection (1), any area

    • (a) of standing crops, whether flooded or not,

    • (b) of harvested crop land that is flooded,

    • (c) where crops are properly shocked in the field where they grow, or

    • (d) where grain is scattered solely as a result of normal agricultural or harvesting operations

    shall not be regarded as a place where bait has been deposited.

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/81-641, s. 2]

  • SOR/78-490, s. 3
  • SOR/79-544, s. 6
  • SOR/80-577, s. 6
  • SOR/81-641, s. 2
  • SOR/93-431, s. 2
  • SOR/99-147, s. 3
  • SOR/2001-323, s. 2

Hunting Methods and Equipment

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (4) and (5) and sections 23.1 and 23.2, no person shall hunt a migratory bird

    • (a) except with a long bow and arrow or with a shotgun not larger than number 10 gauge;

    • (b) by the use or aid of live birds, including non-migratory birds;

    • (c) by the use or aid of recorded bird calls, except as permitted in any part of Schedule I;

    • (d) with a shotgun of any description capable of holding more than three shells unless the capacity of the gun has been reduced to three shells in the magazine and chamber combined, by means of the cutting off or the altering or plugging of the magazine with a one-piece metal, plastic or wood filler that cannot be removed unless the gun is disassembled; or

    • (e) from any aircraft, sailboat, power boat, or motorized vehicle, or any vehicle to which a draught animal is attached.

  • (1.1) Notwithstanding subsection 2(3) and paragraph (1)(e), a person referred to in subsection 5(2) may hunt murres from a power boat.

  • (2) No person shall, while hunting migratory birds, have with him for his own use more than one shotgun at any one time unless each shotgun in excess of one is unloaded and disassembled or unloaded and cased.

  • (3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), no person shall hunt a migratory bird by the use of a rifle or a shotgun loaded with a single bullet.

  • (4) A resident of the Northwest Territories who is not required to hold a migratory game bird hunting permit may, within the Northwest Territories, hunt a migratory bird by the use of

    • (a) a shotgun, loaded with a single bullet; or

    • (b) a rifle of a calibre of not more than 0.22 inches.

  • (5) A resident of the Province of Quebec who is not required to hold a migratory game bird hunting permit may, within that portion of the Province lying north of the 50th parallel of north latitude, hunt a migratory bird by the use of

    • (a) a shotgun loaded with a single bullet; or

    • (b) a rifle of a calibre of not more than 0.22 inches.

  • (6) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(a), migratory game birds may be hunted with the aid of raptors in any area of a province that is designated by the province as an area in which persons may hunt with the aid of raptors.

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/99-147, s. 4]

  • SOR/79-544, s. 7
  • SOR/82-703, s. 5
  • SOR/85-694, s. 4
  • SOR/93-431, s. 3
  • SOR/98-527, s. 1
  • SOR/99-147, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-331, ss. 2, 3
  • SOR/2002-80, s. 1
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall

    • (a) possess, for the purpose of hunting a migratory game bird, except a woodcock, band-tailed pigeon or mourning dove, shot other than non-toxic shot; or

    • (b) hunt a migratory game bird, except a woodcock, band-tailed pigeon or mourning dove, by the use of shot other than non-toxic shot.

  • (2) The exceptions of woodcock, band-tailed pigeon and mourning dove set out in subsection (1) do not apply in National Wildlife Areas established pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.

  • SOR/90-623, s. 1
  • SOR/93-432, s. 2
  • SOR/97-400, s. 2

Retrieving Birds

  •  (1) No person shall hunt a migratory bird unless he has adequate means for retrieving any such bird that he may kill, cripple or injure.

  • (1.1) A person who kills, cripples or injures a migratory bird shall

    • (a) immediately make every reasonable effort to retrieve the bird; and

    • (b) if he retrieves the bird while it is still alive, immediately kill and include it in his daily bag limit.

  • (2) Notwithstanding paragraph 15(1)(e), a power boat may be used for the purpose of retrieving a migratory bird.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 8
  • SOR/82-703, s. 6
  • SOR/83-594, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3

Restrictions on Hunting

[
  • SOR/82-703, s. 7
]

 No person shall hunt a migratory bird

  • (a) north of the 60th parallel of north latitude during the period commencing one hour after sunset on any day and ending one hour before sunrise on the day next following; or

  • (b) south of the 60th parallel of north latitude during the period commencing 1/2 hour after sunset on any day and ending 1/2 hour before sunrise on the day next following.

  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3

Restrictions with Respect to Sandhill Cranes

 Where, in any calendar year, the Regional Director or chief game officer of a province has reasonable cause to believe that whooping crane may be in any area in the province during the open season for sandhill crane in the area, the Regional Director or chief game officer may, by a notice in writing, prohibit the hunting of sandhill crane in that area during the remainder of the calendar year.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 7
  • SOR/94-684, s. 5

Scientific Permits

  •  (1) Notwithstanding subsection 5(3), the holder of a scientific permit may, for scientific or educational purposes,

    • (a) kill a migratory bird,

    • (b) take a migratory bird, its nest or eggs, or

    • (c) capture and band a migratory bird,

    subject to the conditions set out in the permit.

  • (2) A scientific permit may be issued to a person from or to a person acting on behalf of a museum, university, scientific society or government if the application includes a statement from at least two qualified ornithologists recommending that the permit be issued.

  • (3) A person who holds a scientific permit shall,

    • (a) within 30 days from the day the permit expires, make a report in writing to the Minister stating the number of birds of each species and the number of nests and eggs of those birds taken or destroyed by that person;

    • (b) keep a record during the currency of the permit and shall, forthwith on taking or destroying any birds, nest or eggs under the authority of the permit, enter in the record the number of birds of each species or the number of nests or eggs of those birds taken or destroyed, as the case may be; and

    • (c) provide such additional information as the Minister may require.

  • (4) The holder of a scientific permit who is authorized to capture and band a migratory bird may salvage birds found dead, or killed as a result of normal banding operations, and shall dispose of such birds in accordance with the conditions set out in his permit.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 8
  • SOR/81-641, s. 3

Avicultural Permit

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) buy, sell, possess or transport live migratory birds or their eggs for avicultural purposes except under an avicultural permit issued by the Minister;

    • (b) take migratory birds or their eggs for avicultural purposes, from the wild, except under authority of a permit issued by the Minister; and

    • (c) subject to subsection (2), kill migratory birds that are bought, sold, taken, possessed or transported pursuant to an avicultural permit.

  • (2) The holder of an avicultural permit may kill migratory birds held by him pursuant to his avicultural permit, in any manner except shooting, for consumption by himself or other persons but not for sale or any other purpose.

  • (3) Every person to whom a permit referred to in subsection (1) is issued shall

    • (a) keep books and records that correctly show at all times the following, namely:

      • (i) the number and species of migratory birds in his possession,

      • (ii) the number and species of eggs of migratory birds in his possession, and

      • (iii) full details of all dealings in migratory birds or parts thereof, or their eggs, whether by sale, barter, loan or gift, including the full name and address and the permit number of every person who receives such migratory birds or parts thereof, or their eggs; and

    • (b) on or before January 31st next following the end of each calendar year in which he held a permit referred to in subsection (1), make a report in writing to the Minister in respect of the calendar year for which the permit was issued, stating

      • (i) the number of birds of each species reared by him during that calendar year,

      • (ii) the number of migratory birds of each species killed by him during that calendar year,

      • (iii) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species sold by him during that calendar year together with the full name and address and the permit number of each person to whom such birds or eggs were sold,

      • (iv) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species purchased by him during that calendar year together with the full name and address and the permit number of each person from whom such birds or eggs were purchased,

      • (v) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species given away by him gratuitously during that calendar year together with the full name and address and the permit number of each person to whom such birds or eggs were given,

      • (vi) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species in his possession at the end of that calendar year, and

      • (vii) such other information as the Minister may require.

  • (4) No person shall release into the wild a migratory bird held under the authority of an avicultural permit unless authorized by the Minister.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 9
  • SOR/79-800, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/81-641, s. 4

General

 The holder of a permit issued pursuant to section 19, 20 or 29 shall, at all reasonable times, allow a game officer to enter and inspect the premises used in his operations and the books and records kept by him pursuant to section 19, 20 or 31.

 No person who has been found guilty of an offence under the Act, other than an offence for violating section 5.1, or these Regulations, other than an offence for violating any of the provisions of subsection 4(6) and sections 20, 21 and 29 to 33, shall apply for, use or hold a migratory game bird hunting permit within one year after the day on which that person was found guilty.

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 4

 No permit referred in section 19 or 20 shall be issued to a person who within the two years immediately preceding their application for a permit has been found guilty of a violation of paragraph 15(1)(b).

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 4

Overabundant Species

  •  (1) The holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit may, in accordance with subsection (3), kill birds of a species of migratory game bird that, as a result of the rate of increase of the population of that species or its overabundance, is injurious to or threatens agricultural, environmental or other similar interests.

  • (2) The birds referred to in subsection (1) are birds of a species of migratory game bird that is listed in the heading of column 2 of Table I.2 of any Part of Schedule I.

  • (3) Birds of a species of migratory game bird that is listed in the heading of column 2 of Table I.2 of any Part of Schedule I may only be killed in the areas set out in column 1 of that Table, during the periods referred to in column 2 of that Table and by using the hunting methods and equipment referred to in column 3 of that Table or permitted by section 15 or 15.1.

  • SOR/99-147, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-88, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-88, s. 4]

  •  (1) In the Province of Quebec, in the spring, the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit may, on land where bait has been deposited, kill birds of a species listed in the heading of column 2 of Table I.2 of Part V of Schedule I in accordance with section 23.1 if, at least 30 days before the bait was deposited, the Regional Director consented in writing to the depositing of bait and the killing of migratory game birds on that land.

  • (2) The Regional Director shall give the consent referred to in subsection (1) if provided with

    • (a) letters of agreement signed by the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit and by the owner of the land on which the bait is to be deposited, and by every lessee or tenant of the land, that give their consent to the hunting of birds on the land during the period set out in the letters and to the depositing of bait on the land for that purpose;

    • (b) a map of the land that clearly indicates its location and dimensions and the places where bait is to be deposited;

    • (c) information that specifies the type of crop that is being or was most recently grown on the land, if any; and

    • (d) an undertaking in writing from the permit holder referred to in paragraph (a) that

      • (i) signs of a type and wording satisfactory to and in the locations designated by the Regional Director will be posted on the land before bait is deposited on the land,

      • (ii) at least 1 000 kg of bait will be deposited on the land, and

      • (iii) the permit holder will, within 21 days after the end of the period referred to in column 2 of Table I.2 of Part V of Schedule I during which the hunt took place, provide the Regional Director with a written report specifying the days on which the hunt took place, the number of hunters involved and the number of birds of each species listed in the heading of that column that were killed on each day of the hunt.

  • (3) In the Province of Quebec, in the fall, the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit may, in a bait crop area, kill birds listed in the heading of column 2 of Table I.2 of Part V of Schedule I in accordance with section 23.1 if, at least 30 days before a bird is killed in the area, the Regional Director consented in writing to the killing of migratory game birds in the area.

  • (4) The Regional Director shall give the consent referred to in subsection (3) if provided with

    • (a) letters of agreement signed by the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit and by the owner of the land within 400 m of the bait crop area, and by every lessee or tenant of the land, that give their consent to the hunting of birds in the bait crop area during the period set out in the letters;

    • (b) a map of the bait crop area that clearly indicates its location and dimensions;

    • (c) information that specifies the type of crop that is being or was most recently grown in the bait crop area; and

    • (d) an undertaking in writing from the permit holder referred to in paragraph (a) that

      • (i) signs of a type and wording satisfactory to and in the locations designated by the Regional Director will be posted on the bait crop area before hunting begins, and

      • (ii) the permit holder will, within 21 days after the end of the period referred to in column 2 of Table I.2 of Part V of Schedule I during which the hunt took place, provide the Regional Director with a written report specifying the days on which the hunt took place, the number of hunters involved and the number of birds of each species listed in the heading of that column that were killed on each day of the hunt.

  • (5) The Regional Director may withdraw the consent given under subsection (1) or (3) if the permit holder fails to comply with an undertaking described in subparagraph (2)(d)(i) or (ii) or (4)(d)(i).

  • SOR/99-147, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-88, s. 5

Permits Respecting Birds Causing Damage or Danger

  •  (1) Any person may, without a permit, use equipment, other than an aircraft or firearms, to scare migratory birds that are causing or are likely to cause damage to crops or other property.

  • (2) The chief game officer of a province, with the concurrence of the Director, may grant a permit to any person residing in the province to use an aircraft or firearms, in the area designated and during the time specified in the permit, for the purpose of scaring migratory birds that are causing or likely to cause damage to crops or other property in the area.

  • (3) No person shall, while scaring migratory birds pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), kill, wound or take such birds.

  • SOR/78-490, s. 4
  •  (1) Where the chief game officer of a province and the Director are satisfied that scaring migratory birds is not a sufficient deterrent to prevent the birds from causing serious damage to any property, the chief game officer may grant a permit authorizing all persons residing in that province or a part of that province to kill, during the time specified and in the area designated in the permit, migratory birds described in the permit.

  • (2) A permit issued under subsection (1) is valid from the date of issue to the expiry date specified in the permit or, if it is cancelled by the chief game officer, to the date of cancellation.

  •  (1) A game officer may, with the prior concurrence of the Regional Director, issue to a person who owns, leases or manages an area of land, a permit that describes the area and authorizes that person and his nominees to scare or kill within that area migratory birds that are causing or are likely to cause damage therein.

  • (2) A permit referred to in subsection (1) is valid

    • (a) from the date of issue to the date specified in the permit,

    • (b) until the date of cancellation by a game officer, or

    • (c) until the date the crop in the area mentioned in the permit has been removed,

    whichever date first occurs.

  • (3) A person to whom a permit is issued pursuant to subsection (1) may nominate, from among the residents of the province in which the area described in the permit is situated, as many nominees as are specified in the permit.

  • (4) A nomination by a permit holder shall be in writing and the nominee shall carry the nomination with him at all times while he is hunting on the land of the permit holder.

  • (5) A person to whom a permit is issued under this section shall, within 15 days after its expiration or cancellation,

    • (a) return the permit to the game officer who, or office that, issued it; and

    • (b) report to the game officer such information with respect to the birds killed pursuant to the permit as the game officer may require.

  • SOR/81-641, s. 5
  •  (1) The Minister may, if the Minister has reason to believe that it is necessary to reduce the damage or danger that migratory birds are causing or likely to cause to health, safety, agricultural or other interests in a particular community, issue to a person who owns, leases or manages an area of land in that community a permit specifying the area and authorizing the person and the person’s nominees named in the permit to collect and destroy the eggs of migratory birds specified in the permit and to dispose of the eggs in the manner provided in the permit.

  • (2) The permit 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/85-694, s. 5
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 4

 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
  •  (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

Airport Permits

  •  (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

Taxidermist Permits

 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.

 No taxidermist shall receive or accept specimens of migratory birds or their eggs for preservation or mounting unless the specimens are accompanied by a statement in writing signed by the owner giving his full name and address and the date on which, the place where, the circumstances in which and the permit number under which the specimens were taken.

  •  (1) Every taxidermist shall keep books and records showing, in respect of specimens of migratory birds and eggs received by him,

    • (a) the name of each species and the number thereof;

    • (b) the date, place and circumstances of the taking of the birds and eggs;

    • (c) the date when the birds and eggs were received; and

    • (d) the names and addresses of the owners of the birds and eggs, the permit numbers under which they were collected and the persons from whom they were received by the taxidermist.

  • (2) Every taxidermist shall permit a game officer to examine at all reasonable times the books and records that are required to be kept by him under this section.

  • (3) Every taxidermist shall make such annual or other returns as the Minister may require.

  • (4) No permit issued pursuant to section 29 is valid if the holder of that permit fails to meet the requirements of this section.

Eiderdown Permits

  •  (1) A permit to collect, possess, sell or transport eiderdown may be issued by the Minister.

  • (2) Subject to subsection 5(9) and section 38, a permit to collect or possess eiderdown is not required in those areas included in the Agreements referred to in section 38.

  • (3) A person holding a permit issued pursuant to subsection (1) or who, pursuant to subsection (2), is not required to hold a permit, shall leave sufficient eiderdown in each nest from which he collects it to protect eggs from predators or environmental chilling.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 9
  • SOR/81-641, s. 6

Foreign Species

 No person shall introduce into Canada for the purpose of sport, acclimatization or release from captivity a species of migratory bird not indigenous to Canada except with the consent in writing of the Director.

Posters

 No person shall destroy, tear down, deface or damage a poster, notice or sign that has been erected pursuant to these Regulations.

 [Repealed, SOR/2005-198, s. 5]

Powers of the Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may vary or suspend the application of these Regulations where urgent action is needed and where the Minister considers it necessary for the conservation of migratory birds.

  • (2) Where the Minister varies or suspends the application of these Regulations under subsection (1), the Minister shall cause to be published in a newspaper distributed in the area affected by the variation or suspension or broadcast by any other means in that area a notice stating that, until further notice, the application of these Regulations in the area described in the notice is varied or suspended.

  • (3) The variation or suspension of the application of these Regulations ceases to have effect at the latest one year after it comes into force or, where the situation necessitating urgent action ceases to exist, at any earlier date specified by the Minister. The Minister shall cause to be published or broadcast, in the manner set out in subsection (2), a notice stating that the variation or suspension of the application of these Regulations has ceased to have effect.

  • SOR/2000-247, s. 3
  •  (1) The Minister may, where he has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary for conservation purposes, vary any hunting period or quota set out in these Regulations.

  • (2) Where the Minister has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary for the conservation of a species of migratory bird in an area, he may cause to be published in a local newspaper or broadcast over a local radio station a notice stating that, until further notice, hunting of the species set out in the notice is prohibited in the area described therein.

  • (3) Where a notice has been given pursuant to subsection (2), no person shall hunt for the species set out in the notice in the area described therein until a notice permitting hunting of that species in that area has, on behalf of the Minister, been published in a local newspaper or broadcast over a local radio station.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10

 Nothing in these Regulations shall be interpreted or applied in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement as approved, given effect to and declared valid by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act or the Northeastern Quebec Agreement as approved, given effect to and declared valid by Order in Council P.C. 1978-502, dated February 23, 1978, if such provisions are not in conflict with the provisions of the Act and the Convention in respect of migratory birds referred to in section 2 of the Act.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10

SCHEDULE I(Sections 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 23.1 and 23.3)

PART I

TABLE I

Open Seasons On the Island of Newfoundland

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemAreaDucks, Including Mergansers (Other Than Long-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE I Open Seasons On the Island of Newfoundland*, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), Geese and SnipeLong-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE I Open Seasons On the Island of Newfoundland*, Eiders and Scoters
1All Coastal ZonesThird Saturday of September to last Saturday of DecemberFourth Saturday of November to the last day of February
2All Inland ZonesThird Saturday of September to last Saturday of DecemberNo open season
  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Northern Coastal Zone means all that portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland lying within 100 meters of the mean ordinary high-water mark, including portions of adjacent offshore islands not included in the inland zones, and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a due west line from Point Riche, thence northward around Cape Bauld and southward along the east coast, ending in a boundary line drawn due north through Cape St. John;

    • (b) Southern Coastal Zone means all that portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland lying within 100 meters of the mean ordinary high-water mark, including portions of adjacent offshore islands not included in the inland zones, and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a due west line through Cape Ray, thence southward and eastward along the coast ending at a due south line through Cape Rosey;

    • (c) Western Coastal Zone means all that portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland lying within 100 meters of the mean ordinary high-water mark, including portions of adjacent offshore islands not included in the inland zones, and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a due west line from Point Riche, thence southward along the coast ending in a boundary line drawn due west through Cape Ray;

    • (d) Northeastern Coastal Zone means all that portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland lying within 100 meters of the mean ordinary high-water mark, including portions of adjacent offshore islands not included in the inland zones, and adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a due north line drawn through Cape Bonavista, thence in a generally westerly direction along the coast ending at a boundary line drawn due north through Cape St. John;

    • (e) Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone means all that portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland lying within 100 meters of the mean ordinary high-water mark, including portions of adjacent offshore islands not included in the inland zones, and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a straight line drawn due south from Cape Rosey, thence in a generally easterly and northerly direction along the coast ending at a boundary line drawn due north from Cape Bonavista;

    • (f) Avalon-Burin Inland Zone means all that portion of the Island of Newfoundland other than the adjacent coastal zones, lying easterly and southerly of a line described as follows: commencing at Friar Head in Fortune Bay; thence northerly along the easterly shore of Long Harbour to Long Harbour River; thence northerly along Long Harbour River to the power transmission line; thence northeasterly along the power transmission line to the northerly shore of Whitehead Pond; thence easterly along the northerly shore of Whitehead Pond to Pipers Hole River; thence southeasterly along Pipers Hole River to Highway number 210; thence northeasterly along Highway number 210 to the Trans Canada Highway number 1; thence southerly along the Trans Canada Highway number 1 to the local road providing access from said highway to the Town of Sunnyside; thence easterly along said road to the Town of Sunnyside; including all portions of adjacent offshore islands surrounded by the Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone lying landward of the lines 100 meters inland of the ordinary high water mark of said islands;

    • (g) Northern Inland Zone means all that portion of the Island of Newfoundland other than the adjacent coastal zones, lying north of a straight line commencing at the north bank of the mouth of Little Harbour Deep River, thence heading in a straight line to Hawke Point near Hawkes Bay, and includes all portions of the offshore islands of the Northern Coastal Zone lying within 100 meters of the ordinary high-water mark; and

    • (h) Southern Inland Zone means all of the Island of Newfoundland other than the portions described in paragraphs (a) to (g), and includes portions of the offshore islands within the adjacent coastal zones lying within 100 meters of the ordinary high-water mark.

TABLE I.1

Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland

LimitsDucks (Other Than Mergansers, Long-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE I.1 Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland*, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)MergansersLong-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE I.1 Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland*, Eiders and ScotersGeeseSnipe
Daily Bags6 (a)66510
Possession12 (b)12121020
  • (a) Not more than four may be American Black Ducks and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (b) Not more than eight may be American Black Ducks and not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

TABLE II

Open Seasons in Labrador

Column IColumn IIColumn III
AreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks and Eiders), Geese and SnipeEiders
1Northern Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday in September to second Saturday in DecemberLast Saturday in September to second Saturday in January
2Western Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday in September to second Saturday in DecemberNo open season
3Southern Labrador ZoneSecond Saturday in September to third Saturday in DecemberFourth Saturday in November to last day of February
4Central Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday in September to second Saturday in DecemberLast Saturday in October to last Saturday in November and first Saturday in January to last day of February
  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Northern Labrador Zone means all that portion of Labrador lying east of longitude 65°W and north of latitude 54°24′N;

    • (b) Western Labrador Zone means all that portion of Labrador lying west of longitude 65°W;

    • (c) Southern Labrador Zone means all that portion of Labrador lying east of longitude 57°06′40″W and south of latitude 53°06′N (Boulters Rock); and

    • (d) Central Labrador Zone means all of Labrador other than the portions described in paragraphs (a) to (c).

TABLE II.1

Bag and Possession Limits in Labrador

LimitsDucks (Other Than Mergansers, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Mergansers, Scoters and EidersGeeseSnipe
Daily Bags6 (a)6510
Possession12 (b)121020
  • (a) Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (b) Not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

TABLE III

Open Seasons in Newfoundland and Labrador

Column IColumn II
ItemAreaMurres
1Zone No. 1September 1 to December 16
2Zone No. 2October 7 to January 20
3Zone No. 3November 25 to March 10
4Zone No. 4November 3 to January 10 and February 2 to March 10
  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Zone No. 1 means all coastal waters in the Northern Labrador Zone and the Central Labrador Zone as defined in Table II of this Part;

    • (b) Zone No. 2 means all coastal waters in the Southern Labrador Zone as defined in Table II of this Part, and those portions of the Western Coastal Zone, Northern Coastal Zone and Northeastern Coastal Zone of Newfoundland as defined in Table I of this Part, bounded by a due northeast line from Deadman’s Point (49°21′N, 53°41′W) and a due west line from Cape St. Gregory (49°24′N, 58°14′W);

    • (c) Zone No. 3 means those portions of the Western Coastal Zone and Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone of Newfoundland as defined in Table I of this Part, bounded by a due west line from Cape St. Gregory (49°24′N, 58°14′W) and a due east line from Western Bay Head (47°53′N, 53°03′W), excluding the portion of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone of Newfoundland bounded by a due east line from Cape Race (46°39′N, 53°04′W) and a due east line from Cape Spear (47°31′20″N, 52°37′40″W); and

    • (d) Zone No. 4 means those portions of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone and the Northeastern Coastal Zone of Newfoundland as defined in Table I of this Part, bounded by a due east line drawn from Cape Race (46°39′N, 53°04′W) and a due northeast line from Deadman’s Point (49°21′N, 53°41′W), excluding that portion of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Zone of Newfoundland bounded by a due east line from Cape Spear (47°31′20″N, 52°37′40″W) and by a due east line from Western Bay Head (47°53′N, 53°03′W).

TABLE III.1

Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland and in Labrador

LimitsMurres
Daily Bagsblank line20
Possessionblank line40

PART II

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Prince Edward Island

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemAreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks), Snipe and GeeseWoodcock
1Throughout Prince Edward IslandSeptember 15 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)First Monday of October to second Saturday of DecemberLast Monday in September to second Saturday in December

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/95-296, s. 2]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island

LimitsDucks (other thanHarlequin Ducks)GeeseWoodcockSnipe
Daily Bagsblank line6(a)5810
Possessionblank line12(b)101620
  • (a) Not more than four may be Mallard-American Black Duck hybrids or American Black Ducks and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (b) Not more than eight may be Mallard-American Black Duck hybrids or American Black Ducks and not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

PART III

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Nova Scotia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8
ItemAreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks)Additional Seasons for Common and Red-breasted MergansersAdditional Seasons for Long-tailed Ducks*, Eiders and Scoters (in Coastal Waters Only)Additional Seasons for Scaup, Goldeneyes and BuffleheadsGeeseWoodcock and Snipe
1Zone No. 1September 22 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)October 1 to December 31No additional seasonsNo additional seasonsNo additional seasonsOctober 1 to December 31October 1 to November 30
2Zone No. 2September 22 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)October 8 to December 31October 1 to 6 and January 1 to 7 (in coastal waters only)October 1 to 6 and January 1 to 7January 1 to 7October 8 to January 15October 1 to November 30
3Zone No. 3September 22 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)October 8 to December 31January 1 to 7No additional seasonsJanuary 1 to 7October 8 to January 15October 1 to November 30
* Long-tailed Duck is the current name for Oldsquaw.
  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Zone No. 1 means the counties of Antigonish, Pictou, Colchester, Cumberland, Hants, Kings and Annapolis;

    • (b) Zone No. 2 means the counties of Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, Halifax, Guysborough, Cape Breton, Victoria, Inverness and Richmond, except the area described under Zone 3; and

    • (c) Zone No. 3 means Bras d’Or Lake and all waters draining into Bras d’Or Lake including waters on the Lake side of the highway bridge on Great Bras d’Or at Seal Islands (Highway No. 105), at St. Peters on St. Peters Inlet (Highway No. 4) and at Bras d’Or on St. Andrews Channel (Highway No. 105).

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 9]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 10]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia

LimitsDucks (Other Than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia*, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed DucksFootnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia*, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcockSnipe
Daily Bags6 (a)55810
Possession12 (b)10101620
  • (a) Not more than four may be American Black Ducks and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (b) Not more than eight may be American Black Ducks and not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

PART IV

TABLE I

Open Seasons in New Brunswick

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks), Geese (Other Than Canada Geese and Cackling Geese) and SnipeCanada Geese and Cackling GeeseAdditional Seasons for Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks*, Eiders and Scoters (in Coastal Waters Only)Woodcock
1Zone No. 1September 15 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)October 15 to January 4September 4 to September 14 (a) and October 15 to January 4February 1 to 23September 15 to November 30
2Zone No. 2September 15 (Waterfowler Heritage Day)October 1 to December 17September 4 to September 14 (a) and October 1 to December 17No additional seasonsSeptember 15 to November 30
* Long-tailed Duck is the current name for Oldsquaw.
  • (a) In Zone No. 1 and Zone No. 2, hunting for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese is allowed only on farmland.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Zone No. 1 means that part of Saint John County lying south of No. 1 Highway and west of Saint John Harbour, and that part of Charlotte County lying south of No. 1 Highway, including the islands of the Grand Manan Group and Campobello Island, except for the following area:

      all those certain 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 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 the aforesaid map, and also including the reefs and surrounding waters lying within the quadrilateral defined by points having the following geographic coordinates: latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°39′ west; latitude 44°55′ north, longitude 66°39′ west; latitude 44°55′ north; longitude 66°46′ west; and latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°46′ west;

    • (b) Zone No. 2 means the remainder of the Province of New Brunswick, except as described under section 2.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2002-212, s. 5]

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

    • (a) All those certain 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 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 the aforesaid map, and also including the reefs and surrounding waters lying within the quadrilateral defined by points having the following geographic coordinates: latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°39″ west; latitude 44°55′ north, longitude 66°39′ west; latitude 44°55′ north, longitude 66°46′ west; latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°46′ west, 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 Caron Point lighthouse; thence north across the mouth of Bathurst Harbour to Youghall Point; thence following the mean high water mark to the first bridge on the Tetagouche River (Highway 134); thence 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); thence following the mean high water mark to the first bridge on the Little River (Railroad Bridge); thence following the mean high water mark to the first bridge on the Nepisiguit River (Bridge Street); thence following the mean high water mark to the point of commencement;

    Excepting the following which remain open to hunting: All those certain lots, pieces or parcels of land situated in the Parish of Bathurst, County of Gloucester, and Province of New Brunswick being described as follows: those ungranted Crown islands, situated in Bathurst Harbour, said islands are numbered 1 and 2, and have the following approximate geographic coordinates:

    island no. 1: latitude 47°38′55″, longitude 65°38′09″;

    island no. 2: latitude 47°37′59″, longitude 65°38′48″;

    • (c) All that area containing parts of 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 being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the most easterly extremity of Dalhousie Island at approximate latitude 48° 04′’ 15″ and approximate longitude 66° 21′ 45″; thence due east in a straight line to a line in Restigouche River being one kilometre perpendicularly distant and parallel to the southerly ordinary high water mark of Restigouche River; thence generally southeasterly and southwesterly along said line being one kilometre perpendicularly distant and parallel to the southerly ordinary high water mark of Restigouche River and Chaleur Bay to a point being due east of the mouth of Miller Brook; thence due west to the mouth of said brook; thence northerly, northeasterly and northwesterly along said ordinary high water mark of Chaleur Bay and Restigouche River to the point of commencement. Including all islands, shoals and rocks lying within the above described area.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 13]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 14]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick

LimitsDucks (Other Than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks*, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks*, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcockSnipe
Daily Bags6 (a)6 (c)5 (e)810
Possession12 (b)12 (d)10 (e)1620
* Long-tailed Duck is the current name for Oldsquaw.
  • (a) Not more than three may be American Black Ducks and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (b) Not more than six may be American Black Ducks and not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • (c) Not more than four may be Scoters, and in Zone No. 1 from February 1 to February 24, not more than four Eiders may be taken daily.

  • (d) Not more than eight may be Scoters, and in Zone No. 1 from February 1 to February 24, not more than eight Eiders may be possessed.

  • (e) Not more than a total of three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily and not more than a total of six additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be possessed from September 4 to September 14 inclusive.

PART V

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Quebec

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
ItemAreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks), Geese, Woodcock and SnipeDucks (Other Than Eiders, Harlequin and Long-tailed Ducks*), Geese (Other Than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and Snow Geese) and SnipeCanada Geese and Cackling GeeseEiders and Long-tailed Ducks*Coots and GallinulesWoodcock
1District AN/ASeptember 1 to December 10September 1 to December 10September 1 to December 10No open seasonSeptember 1 to December 10
2District BSecond Saturday of September (Waterfowler Heritage Day)Third Saturday of September to December 26Third Saturday of September to December 26October 1 to January 14 (b)No open seasonNearest Saturday that is before or after September 11, or September 11 if that day is a Saturday, to December 22
3Districts C, D and ESecond Saturday of September (Waterfowler Heritage Day)Third Saturday of September to December 26 (c)September 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday of September (a) and the third Saturday of September to December 16Third Saturday of September to December 26No open seasonNearest Saturday that is before or after September 18, or September 18 if that day is a Saturday, to December 26
4Districts F, G, H and IThird Saturday of September (d) (Waterfowler Heritage Day)Fourth Saturday of September to December 26 (c)September 6 to the Friday before the fourth Saturday of September (a) and the fourth Saturday of September to December 21Fourth Saturday of September to December 26Fourth Saturday of September to December 26Nearest Saturday that is before or after September 18, or September 18 if that day is a Saturday, to December 26
5District JSecond to last Saturday of September (Waterfowler Heritage Day)Last Saturday of September to December 26Last Saturday of September to December 26November 1 to February 14No open seasonLast Saturday of September to December 26
* Long-tailed Duck is the current name for Oldsquaw.
  • (a) In Districts C, D, E, F, G, H and I, hunting for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese is allowed only on farmland.

  • (b) In District B along the North Shore west of the Natashquan River, the hunting seasons for eiders and Oldsquaw are from October 1 to October 24 inclusive and from November 15 to February 5 inclusive.

  • (c) In District E, the open season for Barrow’s and Common Goldeneyes closes on October 21 in Provincial Hunting Zone No. 21 and 100 m beyond this zone. In District F, the open season for Barrow’s and Common Goldeneyes closes on October 21 between Pointe Jureux (St. Irénée) and the Gros Cap à l’Aigle (St.Fidèle) from routes 362 and 138 to 2 km within Provincial Hunting Zone No. 21.

  • (d) In Districts F, G, H and I, hunting for Coots and Gallinules is allowed during Waterfowler Heritage Day.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) District A: Northern Quebec means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 17 and 22 to 24 inclusive;

    • (b) District B: Côte-Nord means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 19 south, 20 and 29 and that part of Provincial Hunting Zone 21 included in the electoral district of Duplessis which is situated opposite to Provincial Hunting Zones 19 south and 20;

    • (c) District C: Abitibi-Temiscamingue means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 12 to 14 and 16;

    • (d) District D: Lac Saint-Jean means that part of the Province of Quebec included in that portion of Provincial Hunting Zones 18, 21 and 28 lying west of longitude 70°00′ and in that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying west of longitude 70°00′ and north of the latitude at the Saint-Siméon wharf to county road 381 and from there north to the limit of District F;

    • (e) District E: Lower St. Lawrence means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zone 1; that portion of Hunting Zone 2 lying east of Highway No. 185 to its intersection with du Loup River, and lying east of a line running along the centre of said river to the north end of the Rivière-du-Loup wharf; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 28 lying east of longitude 70°00′; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying east of longitude 70°00′ and north of the latitude at the Saint-Siméon wharf; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 18 and the waters of the Saguenay lying east of the limit of District D; including the waters of Chaleur Bay, and of the St. Lawrence River lying east of the ferry crossing from Saint-Siméon to Rivière-du-Loup to the boundaries of Districts B and J;

    • (f) District F: Quebec means that part of the Province of Quebec included in that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 2 lying west of District E; Provincial Hunting Zone 3; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zones 26 and 27 lying south of Districts D and E; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 7 lying east of District G; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 26 lying south of District D and lying east of District H; including the waters of the St. Lawrence River lying west of District E and east of District G;

    • (g) District G: Lac Saint-Pierre means that part of the Province of Quebec included in a quadrilateral limited in the north by Provincial Hunting Zone 7; limited in the east by Highway no. 159, southward to Highway no. 138; from there westward to the middle of the bridge over the Batiscan River, from there by a straight line crossing the St. Lawrence River to join the St-Pierre-Les-Becquets wharf, from there to the junction of Highway no. 132, on Highway no. 132 westward to the junction of Highway no. 218, and on Highway no. 218 to the junction of Highway no. 20; limited in the south by Highway no. 20; and limited in the west by Highway no. 239 to its junction with Highway no. 133, from there northward to its junction with the west limit of Provincial Hunting Zone 7;

    • (h) District H: Montreal-Outaouais means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zone 8 lying south of District G and west of District I, that part of Provincial Hunting Zones 9 to 11 and 15, as well as that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 26 located west of longitude 73°00′;

    • (i) District I: Cantons de l’Est means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 4 to 6 inclusive; and

    • (j) District J: Îles-de-la-Madeleine means the lands and waters included in the County of the Magdalen Islands in the Province of Quebec.

    • (k) [Repealed, SOR/2000-88, s. 10]

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Hunting Zones comprise the areas described in the Fishing, Trapping and Hunting Areas Regulations of the Province of Quebec, made pursuant to an Act Respecting the Conservation and Development of Wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1.

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

  • (a) Cap Tourmente (Water):

    Commencing at the intersection of the low-water mark along the northerly shore of the St. Lawrence River with the southwesterly boundary of shore lot 248, according to the official cadastre for the parish of Saint-Joachim, in the registration division of Montmorency; thence southeasterly along the extension of that boundary approximately 731.52 m to a point on the straight line joining the light buoys designated V13 and V6 on Hydrographic Chart number 1232 on deposit with the Department of the Environment; thence easterly along that straight line to the light buoy designated V6 on that chart; thence northeasterly in a straight line toward the light buoys designated K108 and K103 on that chart; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the light buoy designated K95 on that chart 1232, but ending abreast of Cap Brûlé; thence northwesterly in a line perpendicular to the low-water mark to Cap Brûlé along the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River; thence southwesterly along the low-water mark to the point of commencement, together with that portion of the right-of-way of the Canadian National Railways from Lot 58A of the official cadastre of the parish of Saint-Joachim, in the registration division of Montmorency, thence easterly to Cap Brûlé;

  • (b) Portage:

    In the Gulf of St. Lawrence (at approximate latitude 47°37′N and approximate longitude 61°29′W):

    a part of Îles-de-la-Madeleine together with the waters included within the limit described as follows:

    Commencing at the intersection of the ordinary high-water mark of Baie Clarke with a plumb line originating from the centre of the bridge of “Pointe de l’Est” at its northwesterly end; thence southwesterly in a straight line (in Havre de la Grande Entrée) to a point situated 200 m from the ordinary high-water mark and on the production southeasterly of the most easterly limit of lot 20-23-3 of the Cadastre of the Île Coffin; thence northwesterly following that production line and easterly limit to its northerly end; thence northwesterly following the easterly limits of lots 20-23-3, 20-23-2, 20-23-1 and its production in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a point situated 200 m measured at right angle to the ordinary high-water mark of that Gulf; thence generally easterly following a line at 200 m from that water mark to a point situated 2 000 m in a straight line from that point; thence southerly in a straight line to the intersection of the westerly bank of an unnamed creek with the ordinary high-water mark of Baie Clarke (at approximate latitude 47°37′10″N and approximate longitude 61°28′25″W); thence southwesterly following that water mark to the point of commencement;

  • (c) Havre aux Basques :

In the municipalities of l’Étang-du-Nord and l’Île-du-Havre-Aubert; a part of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, comprising those parts of Île du Cap aux Meules and Île-du-Havre-Aubert that lie between latitudes 47°18′N and 47°19′20″N and including the part of Havre aux Basques lying therein together with 200 m zones extending easterly and westerly from the coast of Baie de Plaisance and the Gulf of St. Lawrence respectively; the north and south limits of those zones being fixed by those latitudes and the eastern and western limits being parallel lines to the ordinary high-water marks of that bay and that Gulf;

  • (d) Cap Tourmente (Ground):

Parcel VI and the part of lot 456 that appear on Public Works Canada map AM-92-7485, in accordance with the official cadastre of the parish of Saint-Joachim, in the registration division of Montmorency, in the Province of Quebec and the area between the low-water mark of the St. Lawrence River and the northern boundary of the Canadian government railroad right-of-way, bounded on the west by Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area and on the east by Cap Brûlé. In addition, this sector includes the public road called “Chemin du cap Tourmente” located in the municipality of Saint-Joachim-de-Montmorency;

  • (e) Lac St-Pierre (Nicolet): This sector is located in the St. Lawrence River to the northwest of the National Defense territory near the town of Nicolet, Province of Quebec, at approximately 46°12′ latitude and 72°42′ longitude. This sector includes open water and marshes inside a line between the battery #5 and the Longue Pointe called OP-6 on the National Defense property, to the limit of the Nicolet Migratory Bird Sanctuary;

  • (f) Cap St-Ignace: This sector is located in the St. Lawrence River near the town of Cap Saint-Ignace, Province of Quebec, at approximately 47°02′ latitude and 70°29′ longitude. This sector includes the waters and marshland between the high water line and the low water line starting from the western limit of the Cap Saint-Ignace Migratory Bird Sanctuary, going west for a distance of about 400 metres up to the eastern limit of lot 244 near the saw-mill; and

  • 4 The open seasons set out in Table I do not apply in respect of Snow Goose in that portion of the St. Lawrence River bounded on the northeast by a straight line joining Cap Brûlé in the County of Charlevoix and the west side of the mouth of the Trois-Saumons River in the County of l’Islet and bounded on the southwest by a straight line joining the east side of the mouth of the Sainte-Anne River in the County of Montmorency and the wharf at the Town of Berthier in the County of Montmagny except between the southern boundary of the north navigational channel and the northern boundary of the south navigational channel and exposed land within that portion of the St. Lawrence River.

  • 5 [Repealed, SOR/89-343, s. 5]

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 20]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 21]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1District AMay 1 to June 30 and September 1 to December 10Recorded bird calls (d), (f)
2District BThird Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls (d), (f)
3Districts C and DApril 1 to May 31 (a), September 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday of September (a) and the third Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls (d), (f)
4District EApril 1 to May 31 (a), September 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday of September (a) and the third Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls (d), (f); bait or bait crop area (e)
5Districts F, G. H and IApril 1 to May 31 (a), (b), (c), September 6 to the Friday before the fourth Saturday of September (a) and the fourth Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls (d), (f); bait or bait crop area (e)
6District JLast Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls (d), (f)
  • (a) Hunting and hunting equipment are allowed only on farmland.

  • (b) In District F, no person shall hunt south of the St. Lawrence River and north of the road right-of-way of Route 132 between Forgues Street at Berthier-sur-Mer and the eastern limit of Cap-Saint-Ignace municipality.

  • (c) In District G, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, no person shall hunt north of the St. Lawrence River and south of a line located at 1000 m north of Highway 40 between Montée St-Laurent and the Maskinongé River. On the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, no person shall hunt south of the St. Lawrence River and north of the railroad right-of-way located near Route 132 between the Nicolet River in the east and Lacerte Road in the west.

  • (d) “Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

  • (e) Hunting with bait or in a bait crop area is permitted if the Regional Director has given consent in writing pursuant to section 23.3.

  • (f) The decoys used when hunting with recorded Snow Goose calls must represent only white-phase Snow Geese in adult or juvenile plumage (white or gray).

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec

LimitsDucksGeese (Other Than Snow Geese)Snow GeeseCoots and GallinulesWoodcockSnipe
Daily Bagsblank line6(a), (b), (c), (d), (f)5  (f))20(f)4(f)8(e), (f)10(f)
Possessionblank line12(a), (b), (c), (d)106081620
  • (a) Not more than four Black Ducks may be taken daily, with a possession limit of eight in Districts A, B, C, D, E, F and J.

  • (b) Not more than two Black Ducks may be taken daily, with a possession limit of four in Districts G, H and I. Between November 1 and December 26, not more than four Black Ducks may be taken daily, with a possession limit of eight in Districts G, H and I (only lying east of the Gatineau River).

  • (c) Not more than two Blue-winged Teal may be taken daily, with a possession limit of four in Districts A, B, C, D, E and J.

  • (d) Not more than one Blue-winged Teal may be taken daily, with a possession limit of two in Districts F, G, H and I.

  • (e) For non-residents of Canada, not more than four woodcock may be taken daily.

  • (f) Not more than three birds in total may be taken on Waterfowler Heritage Day. The additional species restrictions described in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) continue to apply within that limit.

PART VI

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Ontario

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
ItemAreaDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks), Rails (Other Than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Common Moorhens, American Coots, Common Snipe and Geese (Other Than Canada Geese and Cackling Geese)Canada Geese and Cackling GeeseWoodcock
1Hudson–James Bay DistrictSeptember 1 to December 15September 1 to December 15September 1 to December 15
2Northern DistrictSeptember 10 to December 15September 1 to December 15September 15 to December 15
3Central DistrictSeptember 15 to December 20September 4 to December 20September 20 to December 20
4Southern DistrictSeptember 22 to December 20 (e)September 7 to September 17 (a), (e), September 22 to December 26 (b), September 22 to January 5 (c), (e), September 22 to October 20 (d), (e), November 24 to January 5 (d), (e) and February 21 to 28 (c), (e)September 25 to December 20 (e)
  • (a) In Wildlife Management Units 60 to 89, 90 (excluding that part of the Township of South Walsingham south of County Road 42, which includes Long Point) and 91 to 95.

  • (b) In Wildlife Management Units 60 to 72, 83 and 95.

  • (c) In Wildlife Management Units 73 to 82 and 84 to 93.

  • (d) In Wildlife Management Unit 94.

  • (e) No person shall hunt migratory birds on Sundays during the hunting season in Wildlife Management Units 73 to 82 inclusive and 84 to 94 inclusive from September 9 to December 30, and February 24. Sunday exclusions do not apply to falconers, who may hunt only ducks on Sundays from September 23 to December 16.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 26]

  • 1 In this Part, a reference to a Wildlife Management Unit is a reference to that unit in the Province of Ontario as referred to in Schedule 1 of section 6 of Part 6 of Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 41, and if a wildlife management unit is referred to by whole number only, the whole number includes a reference 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.

  • 2 In this Part,

    • (a) Hudson-James Bay District means that Part of the Province of Ontario comprising Wildlife Management Units 1A, 1B, and the portions of Wildlife Management Units 1D, 25 and 26 lying east of longitude 83°45′ and north of latitude 51°;

    • (b) Northern District means that part of the Province of Ontario comprising Wildlife Management Units 1C, those portions of 1D, 25 and 26 lying west of longitude 83°45′ and south of latitude 51°, as well as Wildlife Management Units 2 to 24 inclusive, 27 to 41 inclusive, and 45;

    • (c) Central District means that part of the Province of Ontario comprising Wildlife Management Units 42 to 44 inclusive, 46 to 50 inclusive, and 53 to 59 inclusive;

    • (d) Southern District means that part of the Province of Ontario comprising Wildlife Management Units 60A and 61 to 95 inclusive.

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 30]

    • (f) [Repealed, SOR/95-296, s. 14]

  • 3 [Repealed, SOR/2001-215, s. 14]

  • 4 In this Part, the open seasons set out in Table I do not apply to the following areas:

    • (a) that portion of the Township of Norfolk in the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk shown as the Big Creek National Wildlife Area and shown as Part I on the designated Plan R.17 deposited in the Registry Division of Norfolk;

    • (b) that portion of the Township of Dover West in the County of Kent consisting of Lots 1 to 3 inclusive in the Fourth Concession of the said Township of Dover West;

    • (c) that portion of Lake St. Clair, Rondeau Bay in the County of Kent and that portion of Long Point Bay on Lake Erie that lies westerly of a line extending from the confluence of the waters of Lake Erie with the waters of Cottage Creek across the most westerly extremity of Whitefish Bar Island to the intersection with the southerly shore of Turkey Point, situated beyond 300 metres from the shore or a natural rush bed or a water line that forms a boundary of private property;

    • (d) that portion of the St. Lawrence River within Lake St. Francis and the islands contained therein, lying between the easterly boundary of the dam at the site of the Robert H. Saunders Generating Station and Point St. Louis and the Interprovincial Boundary between Ontario and Quebec, situated beyond 300 metres from the shore of the mainland or of any island contained within the said area or from any natural rush bed or water line that forms a boundary of private property;

    • (e) that portion of the Township of Norfolk in the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk described as follows:

      The east quarter of Lot 7 and the west half of Lot 8 extending south of Regional Road number 42 to the adjacent northern boundary of the Long Point Conservation Authority Marsh described in instrument number 359664 deposited in the Registry Division of Norfolk; and

    • (f) that part of Wolfe Island Township in the Province of Ontario lying easterly of a line commencing at the intersection of the southeasterly production of a line between Nine Mile Point at the westerly end of Simcoe Island and Long Point at the westerly end of Wolfe Island, with the International Boundary between Canada and the United States, thence northwesterly along said southeasterly production, said line between Long Point and Nine Mile Point and its northwesterly production to the northerly boundary of the Township of Wolfe Island — unless the hunter is,

      • (i) on the islands,

      • (ii) on the shore,

      • (iii) standing within an emergent marsh,

      • (iv) subject to paragraph 15(1)(e), in a boat located in an emergent marsh contiguous with the shore, or

      • (v) in a blind that has been constructed to remain in place for the current hunting season on the shore, in the marsh, or within 20 m of shore on a dock connected to shore.

  • 5 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 31]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario

LimitsDucks (Other Than Harlequin Ducks)Canada Geese and Cackling GeeseWhite-fronted Geese and BrantSnow GeeseRails (Other Than Yellow Rails and King Rails), American Coots, Common Snipe, and Common MoorhensWoodcock
Daily bags6 (a), (b), (c), (d)5 (e), (f), (g), (h)510108
Possession12 (a), (b), (c), (d)2410402016
  • (a) Not more than one American Black Duck may be taken daily and not more than two American Black Ducks may be possessed in Central and Southern districts and not more than two American Black Ducks may be taken daily and not more than four American Black Ducks may be possessed in Hudson–James Bay and Northern districts.

  • (b) Not more than four Canvasbacks may be taken daily and not more than eight Canvasbacks may be possessed.

  • (c) Not more than four Redheads may be taken daily and not more than eight Redheads may be possessed.

  • (d) Not more than one Barrow’s Goldeneye may be taken daily and not more than two Barrow’s Goldeneye may be possessed.

  • (e) A total of not more than three Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily in that portion of Wildlife Management Unit 1D in Hudson–James Bay District and in Wildlife Management Units 23 to 31 and 37 to 41 from September 10 to December 15.

  • (f) A total of not more than two Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily in Wildlife Management Unit 94 from September 22 to October 20 and from November 24 to January 5.

  • (g) A total of not more than three Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily in Wildlife Management Units 82 to 86 and 93 from September 22 to October 31.

  • (h) A total of three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily in Wildlife Management Units 36 and 45 from September 1 to September 9; in Central District from September 4 to September 14; in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 89, 90 (excluding that part of the Township of South Walsingham, south of County Road 42, which includes Long Point) and 91 to 95 from September 7 to September 17; and in Wildlife Management Units 73 to 82 and 84 to 93 from February 21 to February 28.

PART VII

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Manitoba

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VI
ItemAreaDucks and GeeseDucks, Geese, Coots and Snipe RESIDENTS OF CANADADucks, Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Coots and Snipe NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADASandhill Cranes RESIDENTS OF CANADA AND NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADASnow and Ross Geese NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA
1Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1N/ASeptember 1 to October 31 (b)September 1 to October 31No open seasonSeptember 1 to October 31 (b)
2Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2September 1 to 7 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 8 to November 30 (b)September 8 to November 30September 1 to November 30 (a)September 8 to November 30 (b)
3Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 3September 1 to 7 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 8 to November 30 (b)Fourth Monday of September to November 30September 1 to November 30Third Monday of September to November 30 (b)
4Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4September 1 to 7 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 8 to November 30 (b)Fourth Monday of September to November 30September 1 to November 30Third Monday of September to November 30 (b)
  • (a) In provincial Game Hunting Areas 6 and 6A only.

  • (b) Snow Goose call recordings may be used for the purpose of hunting Snow Geese. If those recordings are used with decoys, the decoys must represent white or blue phase Snow Geese only. Any migratory bird for which there is an open season may also be taken.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 36]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Zone 1April 1 to May 31 and August 15 to August 31Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
2Zone 2April 1 to May 31Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
3Zone 3April 1 to May 31Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
4Zone 4April 1 to May 31Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
  • (a) “Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

  • (b) If decoys are used when hunting with recorded Snow Goose calls, the decoys must represent white or blue phase Snow Geese only.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Game Bird Hunting Zone 1 means that portion of the Province of Manitoba lying north of the 57th parallel of north latitude and that part lying east of the meridian of 94° west longitude and north of the parallel of 56° north latitude;

    • (b) Game Bird Hunting Zone 2 means that portion of the Province of Manitoba lying between Migratory Bird Zone 1 and the following described line: COMMENCING at the intersection of the boundary between Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the 53rd parallel; THENCE east along said parallel to the east shore of Lake Winnipegosis; THENCE southeasterly following the sinuosities of the shoreline of the said lake to the north limit of Township 43; THENCE east along the north limit of the said township to the boundary between Manitoba and Ontario;

    • (c) Game Bird Hunting Zone 3 means that portion of the Province of Manitoba lying between Game Bird Hunting Zone 2 and Game Bird Hunting Zone 4;

    • (d) Game Bird Hunting Zone 4 means that portion of the Province of Manitoba included in Provincial Game Hunting Areas Nos. 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 the Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, 220/86, of the Province of Manitoba, made pursuant to The WildLife Act, C.C.S.M., c. W130;

    • (e) Manitoba Sandhill Crane Management Area means that portion of the Province of Manitoba known as Provincial Game Hunting Area 6A as described in Manitoba Regulation 220/86 as filed on September 25, 1986;

    • (f) South Interlake Goose Management Area is all that portion of the Province of Manitoba contained within the following limits: Commencing at the intersection of the north limit of the right-of-way of Provincial Trunk Highway (P.T.H.) No. 101 and the west bank of the Red River; thence northerly along the westerly bank of the said Red River to the west bank of the East Channel of the said Red River; thence northeasterly along the westerly bank of the said East Channel of the Red River to the south shore of Lake Winnipeg; thence westerly and northerly following the sinuosities of the southerly and westerly shore of the said Lake Winnipeg to the north limit of Section 11 in Township 17, Range 4 East; thence west along the north limit of the said Section 11 to the south limit of the right-of-way of Provincial Road (P.R.) No. 225; thence west along the south limit of the said right-of-way to the east limit of the right-of-way of P.T.H. No. 9; thence south along the east limit of the said right-of-way to the south limit of the right-of-way of P.T.H. No. 17; thence west along the south limit of the said right-of-way to the east limit of the right-of-way of P.T.H. No. 7; thence south along the east limit of the said right-of-way to the north limit of the right-of-way of P.R. No. 101; thence easterly along the northerly limit of the said right-of-way to the point of commencement.

    • (g) and (h) [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 37]

  • 2 In this Part, the open season for hunting geese by non-residents in Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4, Provincial Game Hunting Areas Nos. 13A, 14 and 14A, all that portion of Game Hunting Area 16 south of the north limit of Township 33, Game Hunting Areas 18, 18A, 18B, 18C, 19, 19A, 19B, 20, 21A, 23A and 25 as described in the Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, 220/86, of the Province of Manitoba, made pursuant to The Wildlife Act, C.C.S.M., c. W130 includes only that part of each day from one-half hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon, local time, from the opening date up to and including the second Sunday of October, and after that period, geese may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba

LimitsDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

White Geese (Snow and Ross’s Geese)Dark Geese (Canada and White fronted Geese, and Brant)Sandhill CranesCootsSnipe
Daily Bagsblank line8(a)8(c)2055810
Possessionblank line16(b)16(d)8015101620
  • (a) In Zone 4 for Residents, not more than four may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in total.

  • (b) In Zone 4 for Residents, not more than eight may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in total.

  • (c) In Zone 4 for non-residents, not more than two may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in total.

  • (d) In Zone 4 for non-residents, not more than four may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in total.

  • (e) and (f) [Repealed, SOR/2007-140, s. 25]

TABLE III

[Repealed, SOR/90-424, s. 7]

PART VIII

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Saskatchewan

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VI
ItemDistrictDucks, Coots and SnipeGeese

RESIDENTS OF SASKATCHEWAN

White Geese (Snow and Ross Geese)

NON-RESIDENTS OF SASKATCHEWAN

Dark Geese (Canada and White-fronted Geese)

NON-RESIDENTS OF SASKATCHEWAN

Sandhill Cranes
1No. 1 (North)September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16(d)September 1 to December 16(d)September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
2No. 2 (South)September 1 to December 16(a)September 1 to December 16(b), (d)September 1 to December 16(d)September 10 to December 16September 1 to December 16(c)
  • (a) Falconry season open September 1 to December 16.

  • (b) Except White-fronted Geese; season for residents of Saskatchewan for White-fronted Geese is from September 10 to December 16.

  • (c) The Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is closed to all Sandhill Crane hunting.

  • (d) Snow Goose call recordings and white decoys may be used for the purpose of hunting snow geese. In so doing, any migratory bird for which there is an open season may also be taken.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) District No. 1 (North) means that part of the Province of Saskatchewan comprising Provincial Management Zones 43 and 47 to 76; and

    • (b) District No. 2 (South) means that part of the Province of Saskatchewan comprising Provincial Management Zones 1 to 42, and 44 to 46.

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Wildlife Management Zones comprise the area defined by the Wildlife Management Zones and Special Area Boundaries Regulations under the Wildlife Act of Saskatchewan as amended from time to time.

  • 3 In this Part, the open season for geese for residents and non-residents of Saskatchewan in District No. 2 (South), and the Provincial Wildlife Management Zones 43, 47 to 59 and 67 to 69 of District No. 1 (North), includes only that part of each day from one-half hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon, local time, from September 1 to October 14, and, on and after October 15, geese may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset, except east of 106° west longitude where, on and after September 1, White Geese (Snow and Ross's Geese) may be hunted from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Note: Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area is closed to all hunting until September 20.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 45]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 46]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Saskatchewan Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1East of 106°W longitudeApril 1 to May 31Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
2West of 106°W longitudeApril 1 to April 30Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
  • (a) “Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

  • (b) If decoys are used when hunting with recorded Snow Goose calls, the decoys must represent white or blue phase Snow Geese.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan

LimitsDucksWhite Geese (Snow and Ross’s geese)Dark Geese (Canada and White-fronted geese)Sandhill CranesCootsSnipe
Daily Bagsblank line8(a)208(c)51010
Possessionblank line16(b)6016(d)102020
  • (a) Not more than three may be Northern Pintails.

  • (b) Not more than six may be Northern Pintails.

  • (c) For residents of Saskatchewan, not more than four may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Saskatchewan, not more than three may be White-fronted Geese.

  • (d) For residents of Saskatchewan, not more than eight may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Saskatchewan, not more than six may be White-fronted Geese.

PART IX

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Alberta

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VI
AreaDucksWhite Geese (Snow and Ross’s Geese)Dark Geese (Canada and White-fronted Geese)Coots and snipeFalconry season for ducks, coots and snipe
1. Zone No. 1(a)blank lineSeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
2. Zone No. 2blank lineSeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
3. Zone No. 3blank lineSeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
4. Zone No. 4blank lineSeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
5. Zone No. 5blank lineSeptember 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23
6. Zone No. 6blank lineSeptember 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23
7. Zone No. 7blank lineSeptember 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23September 8 to December 23
8. Zone No. 8blank lineSeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16
  • (a) Except Alberta Wildlife Management Unit 841 in Zone 1 has an opening date of September 15.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Zone No. 1 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 509, 510, 511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 529, 530, 531, 532 and 841;

    • (b) Zone No. 2 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 344, 347, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 360, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 534, 535, 536, 537, 539, 540, 541, 542 and 544;

    • (c) Zone No. 3 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 200, 202, 203, 204, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 240, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260 and 500;

    • (d) Zone No. 4 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 206, 208, 216, 220, 221, 222, 224, 226, 228, 242, 244, 246, 248, 250, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 346, 348, 429, 507, 508 and 936;

    • (e) Zone No. 5 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 151, 160, 162, 163, 164 and 166;

    • (f) Zone No. 6 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 152, 156, 158, 210, 212, 214, 300, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 310, 312 and 314;

    • (g) Zone No. 7 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 102, 116, 118, 119, 124, 144, 148 and 150; and

    • (h) Zone No. 8 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 316, 318, 400, 402, 404, 406, 408, 410, 412, 414, 416, 417, 418, 420, 422, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445 and 446.

    • (i) [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 49]

  • 2 In this Part, the Wildlife Management Units comprise the areas described in the Wildlife Regulation, Alta. Reg. 143/1997, of the Province of Alberta, made pursuant to the Wildlife Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. W-10.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 50]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 51]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta

LimitsDucksWhite Geese (Snow and Ross's Geese)Dark Geese (Canada and White-fronted Geese)CootsSnipe
Daily Bagsblank line8(a)208(c)1010
Possessionblank line16(b)6016(d)2020
  • (a) Not more than four may be Northern Pintails.

  • (b) Not more than eight may be Northern Pintails.

  • (c) For residents of Canada, not more than five may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Canada, not more than three may be White-fronted Geese.

  • (d) For residents of Canada, not more than ten may be White-fronted Geese. For non-residents of Canada, not more than six may be White-fronted Geese.

PART X

TABLE I

Open Seasons in British Columbia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8
ItemDistrictDucks and GeeseDucks, Coots and SnipeSnow and Ross’s GeeseOther GeeseBrantBand-tailed PigeonsMourning Doves
1No. 1September 29 and 30 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)October 6 to January 18October 6 to January 18October 6 to January 18 (a), September 8 to 16 (b), (c), October 6 to November 23, December 15 to January 6 (b), (c) and February 16 to March 10 (b), (c)No open seasonSeptember 15 to 30No open season
2No. 2September 1 and 2 (e), (f) and September 29 and 30 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)October 6 to January 18 (c), (g) and September 10 to December 23 (e)October 6 to January 1 (h) and February 23 to March 10 (h)October 6 to January 18 (i), September 8 to 16 (c), (j), October 6 to November 25 (c), (j), December 15 to January 6 (c), (j), February 18 to March 10 (c), (j) and September 10 to December 23 (e), (k)March 1 to March 10 (c), (l)September 15 to 30 (m)No open season
3No. 3September 1 and 2 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23 (n), September 10 to 20 (o), October 1 to December 23 (o) and March 1 to March 10 (o)No open seasonSeptember 15 to 30 (p)September 1 to 30
4No. 4September 1 and 2 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23No open seasonNo open seasonSeptember 1 to 30
5No. 5September 8 and 9 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 15 to December 25September 15 to December 25September 15 to December 25No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
6No. 6September 1 and 2 (q) and September 15 and 16 (r) (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 3 to November 30 (q) and October 1 to January 13 (r)September 3 to November 30 (q) and October 1 to January 13 (r)September 3 to November 30 (q) and October 1 to January 13 (r)No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
7No. 7N/ASeptember 1 to November 30September 1 to November 30September 1 to November 30No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
8No. 8September 1 and 2 (Waterfowler Heritage Days)September 12 to December 25September 12 to December 25September 12 to December 25 (s), September 20 to November 28 (k), December 20 to January 5 (k) and February 21 to March 10 (k)No open seasonNo open seasonSeptember 1 to 30
  • (a) Provincial Management Units 1-3 and 1-8 to 1-15 inclusive, and for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (b) Provincial Management Units 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4 to 1-7 inclusive, and for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (c) See provincial regulations for local restrictions.

  • (d) Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-10 inclusive and 2-12 to 2-19 inclusive, for Ducks, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only, and additionally, in Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5, for Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese only.

  • (e) Provincial Management Unit 2-11 only.

  • (f) For Ducks, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (g) Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-10 inclusive and 2-12 to 2-19 inclusive.

  • (h) Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5 only.

  • (i) Provincial Management Units 2-5 to 2-7 inclusive, 2-9, 2-10 and 2-12 to 2-17 inclusive, and for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (j) Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-4 inclusive, 2-8, 2-18 and 2-19, and for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (k) For Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (l) Provincial Management Unit 2-4 only.

  • (m) Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-19 inclusive.

  • (n) Provincial Management Units 3-12 to 3-18 inclusive, 3-30 to 3-35 inclusive and 3-38 to 3-44 inclusive, for Greater White-fronted Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, and Provincial Management Units 3-19, 3-20, 3-26 to 3-29 inclusive, 3-36 and 3-37, for White-fronted Geese only.

  • (o) Provincial Management Units 3-19, 3-20, 3-26 to 3-29 inclusive, 3-36 and 3-37, for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese only.

  • (p) Provincial Management Units 3-13 to 3-17 inclusive.

  • (q) Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 inclusive, and 6-15 to 6-30 inclusive.

  • (r) Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14 inclusive.

  • (s) For White-fronted Geese only.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 54]

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) District No. 1 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 1–1 to 1–15 inclusive;

    • (b) District No. 2 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 2-2 to 2-19 inclusive;

    • (c) District No. 3 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 inclusive;

    • (d) District No. 4 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 4-1 to 4-9, and 4-14 to 4-40 inclusive;

    • (e) District No. 5 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 5-1 to 5-15 inclusive;

    • (f) District No. 6 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 6-1 to 6-30 inclusive;

    • (g) District No. 7 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 7-2 to 7-58 inclusive; and

    • (h) District No. 8 means that part of British Columbia included in Provincial Management Units Nos. 8-1 to 8-15 inclusive, and 8-21 to 8-26 inclusive.

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Management Units comprise the areas described in the Management Unit Regulation, B.C. Reg. 64/96, of the Province of British Columbia, made pursuant to the Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia

LimitsDucksGeeseCootsSnipeBand-tailed PigeonsMourning Doves
Daily Bags8 (a), (c), (e), (k)5 (g), (i), 10 (m)101055
Possession16 (b), (d), (f), (l)10 (h), (j), 20 (m)20201010
  • (a) Not more than four may be Northern Pintails.

  • (b) Not more than eight may be Northern Pintails.

  • (c) Not more than four may be Canvasbacks.

  • (d) Not more than eight may be Canvasbacks.

  • (e) Not more than two may be goldeneyes.

  • (f) Not more than four may be goldeneyes.

  • (g) Not more than two may be Brant in Provincial Management Unit 2-4.

  • (h) Not more than four may be Brant in Provincial Management Unit 2-4.

  • (i) In Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-4 inclusive, 2-8, 2-18 and 2-19 only, not more than a total of five Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily.

  • (j) In Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-4 inclusive, 2-8, 2-18 and 2-19 only, not more than a total of 10 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be had in possession.

  • (k) Not more than two may be Harlequins.

  • (l) Not more than four may be Harlequins.

  • (m) In Provincial Management Unit 2-4 only and for Snow Geese only.

PART XI

TABLE I

Open Seasons in the Northwest Territories

Column IColumn II
ItemAreaDucks, geese, coots and snipe
1Throughout the Northwest Territoriesblank lineSeptember 1 to December 10

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 58]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 59]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in the Northwest Territories

LimitsDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Geese

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Geese

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Coots

RESIDENTS OF CANADA AND NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Daily Bag blank line258155(a)251010
Possessionblank lineNo limit16No limit10(a)No limitNo limit20
  • (a) Except that non-residents may not take more than two White-fronted Geese daily and may not possess more than four.

PART XII

TABLE I

Open Seasons in the Yukon Territory

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VI
AreaDucksGeeseSandhill CranesRails and cootsSnipe
1Northern Yukon Territoryblank lineSeptember 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31No open seasonSeptember 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31
2Southern Yukon Territoryblank lineSeptember 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31No open seasonSeptember 1 to October 31
  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Northern Yukon Territory means all that portion of the Yukon Territory lying north of latitude 66°; and

    • (b) Southern Yukon Territory means all that portion of the Yukon Territory lying south of latitude 66°.

TABLE I.1

[Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 62]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 63]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in the Yukon Territory

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VI
LimitsDucksGeeseSandhill CranesRails and cootsSnipe
Daily Bagblank line8(a)5(b)20(c)10
Possessionblank line24(a)15(b)40(c)30(d)
  • (a) Except in the Northern Yukon Territory 17 additional ducks may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

  • (b) Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory 10 additional geese may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

  • (c) Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory 25 rails and coots may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

  • (d) Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory there is no possession limit.

PART XIII

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Nunavut

Column IColumn II
ItemAreaDucks, geese, coots and snipe
1Throughout NunavutSeptember 1 to December 10(a)
  • (a) Snow Goose call recordings and white decoys may be used for the purpose of hunting snow geese. In so doing, any migratory bird for which there is an open season may also be taken.

TABLE I.2

Measures in Nunavut Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Throughout NunavutMay 1 - June 7Recorded bird calls (a), (b)
  • (a) “Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

  • (b) If using decoys when hunting with recorded bird calls, decoys must be white.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut

LimitsDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Geese

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Geese

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Coots

RESIDENTS OF CANADA AND NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Daily Bagblank line25(c)(g)8(c)(g)15(b)(e)5(a)(b)(e)251010
Possessionblank lineNo limit(d)(h)16(d)(h)No limit(b)(f)10(a)(b)(f)No limitNo limit20
  • (a) Except that non-residents may not take more than two White-fronted Geese daily and may not possess more than four.

  • (b) Except that on Akimiski Island and in its adjacent waters in James Bay, not more than a total of three Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be taken daily, and not more than a total of 10 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of these, may be possessed.

  • (c) Except that on Akimiski Island and in its adjacent waters in James Bay, the daily bag limit for ducks is six, with not more than two American Black Ducks.

  • (d) Except that on Akimiski Island and in its adjacent waters in James Bay, the possession limit for ducks is 12, with not more than four American Black Ducks.

  • (e) Except that on the islands in James Bay east of 80°15′W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, or in their surrounding waters, the daily bag limit is 20 Snow Geese, not more than a total of five Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination, and five other geese.

  • (f) Except that on the islands in James Bay east of 80°15′W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, or in their surrounding waters, the possession limit is 60 Snow Geese, not more than a total of 10 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination, and 10 other geese.

  • (g) Except that on the islands in James Bay east of 80°15′W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, or in their surrounding waters, the daily bag limit for ducks is six, with not more than four American Black Ducks and two Blue-winged Teal.

  • (h) Except that on the islands in James Bay east of 80°15′W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, or in their surrounding waters, the possession limit for ducks is 12, with not more than eight American Black Ducks, and four Blue-winged Teal.

  • SOR/78-579, s. 1
  • SOR/79-544, s. 10
  • SOR/79-621, s. 1
  • SOR/80-577, ss. 11 to 19
  • SOR/81-641, ss. 7 to 16
  • SOR/82-703, ss. 8 to 17
  • SOR/82-826, s. 1
  • SOR/83-594, ss. 2 to 11
  • SOR/84-561, ss. 2 to 11
  • SOR/84-947, ss. 1 to 3
  • SOR/85-694, ss. 6 to 14
  • SOR/86-834, ss. 1 to 10
  • SOR/87-464, ss. 1 to 10
  • SOR/88-374, ss. 1 to 9
  • SOR/88-457, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/89-343, ss. 1 to 10
  • SOR/89-389, ss. 1(E), 2, 3(F)
  • SOR/89-472, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/90-424, ss. 1 to 8, 10 to 12
  • SOR/90-425, s. 1
  • SOR/90-623, ss. 2 to 5
  • SOR/91-492, ss. 1 to 10
  • SOR/92-532, ss. 1 to 12
  • SOR/93-344, ss. 1, 2(F), 3 to 13
  • SOR/93-438, ss. 1 to 8
  • SOR/94-449, ss. 1 to 15, 16(F), 17 to 24
  • SOR/95-296, ss. 1 to 28, 29(F)
  • SOR/96-308, ss. 1 to 41
  • SOR/97-364, ss. 1 to 31
  • SOR/97-400, s. 3
  • SOR/98-343, ss. 1 to 4, 5(E), 6 to 29, 30(F), 31 to 35
  • SOR/99-147, ss. 6 to 8
  • SOR/99-263, ss. 1 to 5 (F), 6, 7, 8(F), 9, 10, 11(F), 12 to 14, 15(F), 16 to 26, 27(F), 28 to 54, 55(F), 56 to 64
  • err., Vol. 133, No. 16
  • SOR/2000-88, ss. 6 to 13
  • SOR/2000-240, ss. 1 to 20
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-347, ss. 3, 4, 6, 7
  • SOR/2001-90, ss. 1 to 4
  • SOR/2001-215, ss. 1 to 24
  • SOR/2002-80, ss. 2 to 5
  • SOR/2002-212, ss. 1 to 25
  • SOR/2002-394, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-84, ss. 2, 3
  • SOR/2003-221, ss. 1 to 17
  • SOR/2004-37, ss. 1 to 3
  • SOR/2004-138, ss. 2(F), 3(F), 4 to 21, 22(F), 23(F), 24 to 31, 32(F), 33 to 35, 36(F), 37, 38, 39(F), 40 to 42
  • SOR/2005-64, ss. 1 to 3
  • SOR/2005-186, ss. 5 to 15, 16(E), 17 to 26
  • SOR/2006-52, s. 1
  • SOR/2006-136, ss. 2 to 10, 11(E), 12, 13(E), 14 to 30
  • SOR/2006-284, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-140, ss. 2 to 12, 13(E), 14 to 32

SCHEDULE II(s. 4)

Cost of Documents

ItemDocumentsAnnual Fee
1Migratory game bird hunting permitblank line$ 8.50
2Scientific permitblank linefree
3Avicultural permitblank line10.00
4Migratory bird damage permitblank linefree
5Airport-kill permitblank linefree
6Taxidermist permitblank line10.00
7Eiderdown permitblank line10.00
8Special permitblank linefree
9Habitat conservation stamp feeblank line8.50
  • SOR/81-423, s. 2
  • SOR/86-535, s. 2
  • SOR/87-445, s. 1
  • SOR/89-371, s. 1
  • SOR/91-478, s. 1
  • SOR/98-314, s. 1
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