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Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 (SOR/2022-105)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-07-31. Previous Versions

Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022

SOR/2022-105

ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS ADMINISTRATIVE MONETARY PENALTIES ACT

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

CANADA NATIONAL PARKS ACT

Registration 2022-05-20

Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022

P.C. 2022-523 2022-05-19

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, makes the annexed Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022 pursuant to

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    Act

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

    aircraft

    aircraft includes an air vehicle that does not have a pilot on board. (aéronef)

    bait

    bait means any feed, or imitation feed, that may attract migratory birds. (appât)

    chief provincial wildlife officer

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

    contact information

    contact information means postal address, email address, if any, and telephone number. (coordonnées)

    daily bag limit

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

    egg

    egg means the egg of a migratory bird and includes parts of the egg. (oeuf)

    game officer

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

    habitat conservation stamp

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

    • (a) to promote the conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat in order to retain the diversity, distribution and abundance of wildlife;

    • (b) to provide a funding mechanism for the conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat in Canada; and

    • (c) to foster coordination and leadership in the conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife in Canada. (timbre de conservation des habitats)

    holder

    holder means, with respect to a permit, a person to whom a permit, that remains valid, was issued. (titulaire)

    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, take, injure or harass a migratory bird, whether or not it is captured, killed, taken, injured or harassed. (chasser)

    lure crop area

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

    lure station area

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

    minor

    minor means an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years. (mineur)

    open season

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

    overabundant species

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

    permit

    permit means a permit issued under these Regulations. (permis)

    possession limit

    possession limit means, in respect of a species, or group of species, of migratory game birds or murres, the maximum number of birds that a person may have in their possession at any time in an area set out in column 3 of Table 1 or, if applicable, of Table 2 of the relevant Part of Schedule 3 or, if the Minister has altered the possession limit under section 19, the possession limit established by the Minister. (maximum d’oiseaux à posséder)

    preserved

    preserved means, with respect to a migratory game bird, one that has

    • (a) been eviscerated and plucked in any location and then been frozen, made into sausage, cooked, dried, canned or smoked in a location other than the hunting area;

    • (b) in a location other than the hunting area, had its edible portions removed from its carcass and then been frozen, made into sausage, cooked, dried, canned or smoked; or

    • (c) been mounted for taxidermy. (préparé)

    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, and continued in accordance with subsection 297(1) of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act on July 11, 2014. (Habitat faunique Canada)

  • Marginal note:Definitions — Act and Regulations

    (2) The following definitions apply in the Act and in these Regulations.

    buy

    buy includes offering to buy. (acheter)

    exchange

    exchange includes offering to exchange, bartering and offering to barter. (échanger)

    sell

    sell includes offering for sale and exposing for sale. (vendre)

  • Marginal note:Definition of commercial transaction

    (3) For the purposes of the Act, commercial transaction includes renting and offering to rent.

  • Marginal note:Benefits

    (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, any gift for which the giver receives any benefit, including a tax benefit, is considered a sale.

  • Marginal note:Period

    (5) In these Regulations, unless otherwise specified, where a period of time is set out, the period shall not exceed 12 months from beginning to end.

Application

Marginal note:Migratory birds

 These Regulations apply in respect of migratory game birds, migratory insectivorous birds and migratory non-game birds referred to in the Convention, but do not apply to any such birds raised in captivity that can readily be distinguished from wild migratory birds by their size, shape or plumage.

Marginal note:Canadian waters

 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 that part of that province.

PART 1General

Application

Marginal note:Scope

 This Part sets out general rules in respect of migratory birds. These rules also apply, unless otherwise stated, to activities and permits referred to in Parts 2 to 4.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Prohibitions

  •  (1) A person must not engage in any of the following activities unless they have a permit that authorizes them to do so or they are authorized by these Regulations to do so:

    • (a) capture, kill, take, injure or harass a migratory bird or attempt to do so;

    • (b) destroy, take or disturb an egg; and

    • (c) damage, destroy, remove or disturb a nest, nest shelter, eider duck shelter or duck box.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) However, the following may be damaged, destroyed, removed or disturbed without a permit:

    • (a) a nest shelter, eider duck shelter or duck box that does not contain a live bird or a viable egg;

    • (b) a nest that was built by a species that is not listed in a Table to Schedule 1 if that nest does not contain a live bird or a viable egg; and

    • (c) a nest that was built by a species that is listed in a Table to Schedule 1 if the following conditions are met:

      • (i) the person who damages, destroys, removes or disturbs that nest provided a written notice to the Minister a number of months beforehand that corresponds to the number of months set out in column 3 of the relevant Table to that Schedule for the species, and

      • (ii) the nest has not been used by migratory birds since the notice was received by the Minister.

Marginal note:Prohibition — baiting

  •  (1) A person must not deposit bait in an area set out in Schedule 3 during the period beginning 14 days before the first day of the first open season after July 1 of a calendar year for the area and ending on the last day of the last open season before July 1 of the following year for that area.

  • Marginal note:Exception — authorization

    (2) Despite subsection (1), a person may deposit bait in a place if, at least 30 days prior to depositing the bait, they

    • (a) obtain, with respect to a given period, the consent in writing of

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

      • (ii) the Minister, and

      • (iii) the chief provincial wildlife officer or a provincial game officer who is authorized by that chief provincial wildlife officer to give the consent; and

    • (b) post at locations that are 400 m from the place bait is deposited signs whose type and wording comply with the Minister’s instructions.

  • Marginal note:Exception — banding

    (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a holder of a scientific permit may, at any time and in any place, deposit bait for the purpose of banding birds.

  • Marginal note:Exception — other scientific purposes

    (4) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a holder of a scientific permit or their nominee may, at any time, deposit bait within the confined location specified in the permit, for scientific purposes other than banding.

  • Marginal note:Sign

    (5) A person who engages in baiting in accordance with subsection (3) or (4) must post a sign at the place where bait is deposited that is of a type and wording specified in the permit and that indicates the number of the scientific permit.

Marginal note:Lure crop and lure station areas

  •  (1) A person must not enter a lure crop area or a lure station area unless authorized in writing by the chief provincial wildlife officer or the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on hunting

    (2) A person must not hunt a migratory game bird in a lure crop area or a lure station area unless the area has been declared open for hunting by the chief provincial wildlife officer or the Minister.

Marginal note:Signs related to prohibited activities

  •  (1) A person must not destroy, damage, alter or remove a sign whose purpose is to prevent an activity referred to in subsection 5(1) and that is lawfully erected by or under the authority of the Minister or a game officer.

  • Marginal note:Signs related to bait

    (2) A person must not destroy, damage, alter or remove a sign that has been placed in accordance with paragraph 6(2)(b) or subparagraph 61(2)(d)(i) or 62(2)(d)(i) or that designates a lure crop area or a lure station area.

Marginal note:Foreign species

 A person must not introduce into Canada for the purpose of sport, acclimatization or release from captivity a species of migratory bird that is not indigenous to Canada except with the consent in writing of the Minister.

Marginal note:Possession of birds and nests

  •  (1) A person may have in their possession, for the purpose of shipping, a migratory bird that was killed, captured or taken in accordance with these Regulations or a nest that was removed in accordance with these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Shipping of birds and nests

    (2) A person who has in their possession a migratory bird or a nest under subsection (1) must ensure that it is packaged and that the exterior of the package is clearly marked with

    • (a) the number of any permit under which the bird was killed, captured or taken or the nest was removed;

    • (b) the full name and contact information of the permit holder and of the current owner of the bird or nest; and

    • (c) an accurate statement of the contents of the package.

Temporary Possession

Marginal note:Possession without permit

  •  (1) A person may, without a permit, temporarily have in their possession

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

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

    • (c) an uninjured migratory bird that faces an immediate threat to its life, for the purpose of temporarily providing assistance to it.

  • Marginal note:Non-application to eggs

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to eggs.

Permits

Marginal note:Issuance by Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may issue the following permits:

    • (a) a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30;

    • (b) the following damage or danger permits:

      • (i) a scaring or killing permit referred to in section 65,

      • (ii) an egg or nest destruction permit referred to in section 70,

      • (iii) a relocation permit referred to in section 71; and

    • (c) an airport permit referred to in section 72;

    • (d) a scientific permit referred to in section 75;

    • (e) an aviculture permit referred to in section 76;

    • (f) a taxidermist permit referred to in section 77;

    • (g) an eiderdown commerce permit referred to in section 80; and

    • (h) a charity permit referred to in section 82.

  • Marginal note:Application for permit

    (2) A person who applies for a permit referred to in subsection (1) must

    • (a) subject to subsection 32(1), pay the fee set out in column 2 of Schedule 2 for that permit, if any; and

    • (b) provide the Minister with all the information that the Minister may require respecting the purpose for which the permit is to be used.

Marginal note:Conditions

  •  (1) The Minister may set out in a permit conditions respecting

    • (a) the species of migratory birds the permitted activity relates to and the periods of time and the areas in which the permitted activity can take place;

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

    • (c) the taking, relocation, handling and disposal of eggs;

    • (d) the removal, relocation, handling and disposal of nests; and

    • (e) the maintenance of records and provision of information to the Minister with respect to activities conducted in accordance with the permit.

  • Marginal note:Gift of migratory bird

    (2) Every permit is subject to the condition that the holder must not give away a migratory bird that is obtained under the permit and that is of a species listed in Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act unless the Minister indicates on the permit that such a gift is authorized.

  • Marginal note:Use of feathers

    (3) Every permit is subject to the condition that the holder must not do the following with migratory bird feathers obtained under the permit:

    • (a) sell or exchange them for ornamental use or hat-making; or

    • (b) give them for ornamental use or hat-making unless the recipient of the gift may exercise a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to use the feather in that way.

Marginal note:Invalidity

 No permit is valid

  • (a) in the case of permits other than migratory game bird hunting permits, if it is not signed by the individual to whom it is issued or, if it is not issued to an individual, by a representative of the person to whom it is issued;

  • (b) after it is cancelled or during the period it is suspended, unless it is reissued in accordance with subsection 15(3); or

  • (c) if it expires in accordance with section 16 or 33.

Marginal note:Powers of the Minister — permits

  •  (1) The Minister may

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

    • (b) cancel a permit if the Minister has reasonable cause to believe that the person to whom it was issued has provided false, misleading or incomplete information to the Minister or failed to comply with any condition of the permit; or

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

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) A cancellation, amendment or suspension of a permit under paragraph (1)(c) is effected by sending a written notice to the person to whom the permit was issued that includes the reasons for the decision.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation, amendment or suspension of permit

    (3) A permit that is cancelled, amended or suspended under paragraph (1)(c) must be reissued

    • (a) if the circumstances which led to the cancellation, amendment or suspension are rectified; or

    • (b) if the person to whom the permit was issued is not provided with the opportunity to be heard within 30 days after the date of the cancellation, amendment or suspension.

Marginal note:Expiry

 Every permit, other than a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30, expires on the expiry date set out in the permit or, if a permit does not contain an expiry date, on December 31 of the year in which it was issued.

Marginal note:Reports

 Every person to whom a permit was issued and who is required by these Regulations to submit a report to the Minister must, except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, submit that report within 30 days of the day on which the permit expires.

Marginal note:Gift of feathers — permit

  •  (1) Subject to paragraph 13(3)(b), a person who has in their possession migratory bird feathers, other than eiderdown, under a permit may give those feathers to another person for educational, social, cultural or spiritual purposes.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (2) A recipient of a gift of feathers that were obtained under subsection (1) has the right to have the feathers in their possession.

Powers of the Minister to Vary the Application of the Regulations

Marginal note:Periods or limits

  •  (1) If the Minister considers it necessary for the conservation of migratory game birds or murres, the Minister may take one or more of the following measures to vary the application of these Regulations in an area referred to in Schedule 3:

    • (a) alter open seasons, daily bag limits, or possession limits in the area; and

    • (b) prohibit hunting of a species of migratory game bird or murre in the area.

  • Marginal note:Restriction — varying section 21

    (2) However, the Minister must not use the power referred to in subsection (1) to require that individuals exercising a right referred to in section 21 hunt only during an open season, to impose a daily bag limit or possession limit on those individuals or to prohibit them from hunting a species of migratory game bird or murre unless using the power with respect to the holders of the migratory game bird hunting permits referred to in section 30 is insufficient to achieve the conservation of those migratory game birds or murres.

  • Marginal note:Power with respect to section 52

    (3) If the Minister exercises the power referred to in subsection (1) in accordance with subsection (2), the Minister may vary the application of section 52 to have it also apply to migratory game birds or murres killed or taken as an exercise of a right referred to in section 21.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (4) If the Minister uses the power referred to in subsection (1) or (3), the Minister must post a notice that describes the way the application of these Regulations is varied on a Government of Canada website.

  • Marginal note:Duration

    (5) The application of these Regulations is varied during the period beginning on the day on which the notice is posted and ending on July 31 next following that day or on any earlier date fixed by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition

    (6) If the Minister has altered the open season, the daily bag limit or the possession limit in accordance with paragraph (1)(a), a person must not, during the period referred to in subsection (5), as the case may be,

    • (a) hunt except during the open season established by the Minister;

    • (b) kill or take, in any one day, a number of migratory game birds or murres of any species or group of species that exceeds the daily bag limit established by the Minister; or

    • (c) have in their possession a number of migratory game birds or murres of any species or group of species in excess of the possession limit established by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — hunting in an area

    (7) If the Minister has prohibited the hunting of a species of migratory game bird or murre in an area in accordance with paragraph (1)(b), a person must not hunt that species in that area during the period referred to in subsection (5).

Marginal note:Urgent action

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

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) The Minister must, on a Government of Canada website, post a notice indicating the ways in which the application of these Regulations is varied or suspended and the location in which their application is varied or suspended.

  • Marginal note:Duration of suspension

    (3) The application of these Regulations is varied or suspended during the period beginning on the day on which the notice is posted until the first anniversary of that day or any earlier date fixed by the Minister.

Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982

Marginal note:Hunting and harvesting

  •  (1) An individual exercising a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to hunt migratory birds and harvest their eggs may exercise those rights without a permit and without being subject to a limit as to open seasons, a daily bag limit or a possession limit.

  • Marginal note:Inuvialuit

    (2) Beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement approved, given effect and declared valid by the Western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act may, within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, as defined in section 2 of that Agreement, hunt and harvest migratory birds without a permit and without being subject to a limit as to open seasons, a daily bag limit or a possession limit.

Marginal note:Right to exchange

  •  (1) An individual exercising a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to exchange a migratory bird with another individual who may exercise such a right is authorized to do so.

  • Marginal note:Gift for taxidermy, consumption or training

    (2) An individual who has in their possession a migratory game bird under a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 may give it to another person for the purpose of taxidermy, human consumption (including for charitable purposes) or training dogs as retrievers.

  • Marginal note:Gift to charity permit holder

    (3) However, the individual must preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (4) Subject to the limits on the possession of migratory game birds set out in section 46 or subsection 51(1), the recipient of such a gift has the right to have it in their possession.

Marginal note:Gift, sale or exchange of feathers

  •  (1) An individual who has in their possession migratory bird feathers under a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 may

    • (a) give, sell or exchange those feathers for a functional purpose; and

    • (b) give those feathers to another person for educational, social, cultural or spiritual purposes.

  • Marginal note:Buying and possession

    (2) A person may

    • (a) buy feathers that are sold in accordance with paragraph (1)(a) or exchange things for feathers that are exchanged in accordance with that paragraph; and

    • (b) have in their possession any feathers obtained in accordance with subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (3) This section does not authorize giving, selling or exchanging feathers for ornamental or hat-making purposes, unless the person who obtains the feathers may exercise a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to use the feathers for such purposes.

Marginal note:Rights held by a collectivity

 In these Regulations, a requirement to record the number of a permit under which an activity is authorized is, for an individual who is engaging in that activity as an exercise of a right referred to in section 21 or 22, a requirement to record the name of the collectivity holding that right.

PART 2Hunting Migratory Game Birds

Application

Marginal note:Scope

 This Part applies to the hunting and subsequent possession of migratory game birds. Unless otherwise indicated, it does not apply to activities that are authorized by

  • (a) a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30 and described in Part 3; or

  • (b) permits other than a migratory game bird hunting permit.

Marginal note:Migratory game birds including murres

 For the purposes of this Part, except as otherwise indicated, migratory game birds includes murres.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Unauthorized hunting

  •  (1) A person must not hunt migratory game birds unless authorized by these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:General hunting licence

    (2) Subject to the laws of the territory in which the hunt takes place, the holder of a general hunting licence referred to in the Wildlife Act of the Northwest Territories, S.N.W.T. 2013, c. 30, or the Wildlife Act of Nunavut, S.Nu. 2003, c. 26, as those Acts are amended from time to time, may, within the relevant territory, without a migratory game bird hunting permit, hunt migratory game birds and have in their possession the birds they have hunted.

Marginal note:Hunting out of season

  •  (1) A person must not hunt a species of migratory game bird in an area referred to in Schedule 3 except during the period beginning on the first day of any open season for that area and that species and ending on the last day of that season.

  • Marginal note:Open season on certain land

    (2) If column 4 of Table 1 or Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3 indicates that an open season applies only on certain land in an area set out in column 1, a person must not hunt a species of migratory game bird set out in column 2 during the open season except on that land.

  • Marginal note:Hours hunting is prohibited

    (3) A person must not hunt a migratory game bird

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

    • (b) south of 60° north latitude during the period commencing half an hour after sunset on any day and ending half an hour before sunrise on the next day unless otherwise specified in Schedule 3.

Marginal note:Restrictions with respect to Sandhill Cranes

 If, in any calendar year, the Minister or chief provincial wildlife officer 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 Minister or chief provincial wildlife officer may prohibit the hunting of Sandhill Crane in that area during the remainder of the calendar year.

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit

Marginal note:Hunting for human consumption

  •  (1) A migratory game bird hunting permit allows the holder to hunt, primarily for human consumption, migratory game birds other than eggs and to have in their possession the birds they hunted.

  • Marginal note:Exception — murres

    (2) A migratory game bird hunting permit does not allow its holder to hunt a murre or to have one in their possession unless they are a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, as defined in section 2 of the Wild Life Act of Newfoundland and Labrador, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. W-8.

Marginal note:Habitat conservation stamp

  •  (1) A person must not hunt migratory game birds under a migratory game bird hunting permit unless a habitat conservation stamp that is authorized by the Minister appears on the permit.

  • Marginal note:Fee for stamp

    (2) Subject to subsection 32(1), a person who applies for a migratory game bird hunting permit set out in item 1, column 1, of Schedule 2 must also pay the fee for the habitat conservation stamp set out in item 9, column 2 of Schedule 2.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (3) The habitat conservation stamp is valid for the period of validity of the permit on which it appears.

Marginal note:Hunting by minors

  •  (1) Minors may obtain a migratory game bird hunting permit set out in item 1, column 1, of Schedule 2 without paying the fee set out in column 2 and may obtain a habitat conservation stamp without paying the fee set out in item 9, column 2 of that Schedule.

  • Marginal note:Must be accompanied

    (2) A minor who holds a permit referred to in subsection (1) must not hunt migratory game birds unless they are accompanied by an individual who

    • (a) is the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit;

    • (b) has held such a permit in a previous year; and

    • (c) is not a minor.

  • Marginal note:Number of minors accompanied

    (3) The accompanying individual must not accompany at any one time more than two minors who hold a permit referred to in subsection (1).

Marginal note:Permit expiry

 A migratory game bird hunting permit expires on June 30 following the date of issue.

Marginal note:Obligation to have permit on person

  •  (1) The holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit must have the permit on their person while they are

    • (a) hunting; or

    • (b) in a place other than their primary or habitual residence and in possession of a migratory game bird that is not preserved, or any murre, that was hunted under the permit.

  • Marginal note:Must show permit

    (2) The permit holder must show the permit to a game officer immediately on request.

Marginal note:Invalidity of permit after guilty finding

  •  (1) Subject to any court order made under subsection 16(1) of the Act or a decision made by the Minister under section 18.22 of the Act, a migratory game bird hunting permit ceases to be valid when its holder is found guilty of an offence under the Act, other than an offence resulting from the contravention of

    • (a) section 5.1 of the Act;

    • (b) sections 9 or 34, subsection 48(2), section 78, subsection 79(1) or (2) or section 81 of these Regulations; or

    • (c) the following provisions, if the offence is in respect of migratory birds or their eggs that are used for avicultural purposes:

      • (i) section 5 of the Act, or

      • (ii) paragraph 5(1)(a) or subsection 76(3), (4) or (7) of these Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — application for permit

    (2) Subject to any court order made under subsection 16(1) of the Act, a person who has been found guilty of an offence under the Act other than an offence referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) must not, during a 12-month period beginning on the day that guilty finding is made, apply for a migratory game bird hunting permit unless they have first obtained the Minister’s permission to do so.

Hunting Methods and Equipment

Marginal note:Prohibition – hunting where baiting has occurred

  •  (1) A person must not hunt for migratory game birds within a radius of 400 m from any place where bait has been deposited unless the place has been free of bait for at least seven days or the bait was deposited in accordance with subsection 6(3) or (4) or an aviculture permit.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the following areas are not considered areas where bait has been deposited:

    • (a) an area of standing crops, whether or not it is flooded;

    • (b) an area of harvested cropland that is flooded;

    • (c) an area where crops have been harvested and placed in upright sheaves for drying in a field where they grew; and

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

Marginal note:Authorized weapons

  •  (1) A person must not hunt migratory game birds except with

    • (a) a bow that has a minimum draw weight of 18 kg and an arrow with a broadhead that has at least two sharp blades and is a minimum of 22 mm wide;

    • (b) a crossbow that has a minimum draw weight of 45 kg and a bolt with a broadhead that has at least two sharp blades and is a minimum of 22 mm wide; or

    • (c) a shotgun not larger than number 10 gauge that either

      • (i) is designed to be capable of holding no more than three cartridges, or

      • (ii) has had its capacity reduced to three cartridges 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.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — cartridges and detachable magazine

    (2) A person must not, while hunting migratory game birds, have in their possession in the hunting area

    • (a) a shotgun that is holding more than three cartridges; or

    • (b) a detachable magazine capable of holding more than two cartridges.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — possession of shotguns

    (3) A person must not, while hunting migratory game birds, have in their possession in the hunting area

    • (a) more than one shotgun, unless each additional shotgun is unloaded and either disassembled or kept in a closed case; or

    • (b) a shotgun other than one referred to in paragraph (1)(c).

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — single projectile

    (4) A person must not hunt a migratory game bird using a shotgun loaded with a cartridge containing a single projectile.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) Despite subsection (1), paragraph (3)(b) and subsection (4), a person may, in the following circumstances, hunt a migratory game bird using a rifle of a calibre of not more than 0.22 inches or a shotgun loaded with a cartridge containing a single projectile and have such a rifle or shotgun in their possession in the hunting area:

    • (a) the migratory game bird is hunted in a location that is in the Northwest Territories by a resident of that territory who may hunt migratory game birds in that location without a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30; or

    • (b) the migratory game bird is hunted in a location that is in Quebec and north of 50° north latitude by a resident of that province who may hunt migratory game birds in that location without a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30.

Marginal note:Non-toxic shot

  •  (1) A person must not hunt a migratory game bird

    • (a) while having in their possession in the hunting area shot other than non-toxic shot; or

    • (b) using shot other than non-toxic shot.

  • Marginal note:Exception for certain species

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to hunting American Woodcock, Band-tailed Pigeon, Murres or Eurasian Collared-Dove.

  • Marginal note:Exception — Mourning Dove

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to hunting Mourning Dove in British Columbia.

  • Marginal note:Definition — non-toxic shot

    (4) For the purpose of this section, non-toxic shot means any shot composed, by weight, of

    • (a) up to 100% iron, tungsten, tin or bismuth, alone or in any combination of those substances;

    • (b) not more than 45% copper;

    • (c) not more than 40% nickel;

    • (d) not more than 7% Nylon 6, Nylon 11 or ethylene methacrylic acid copolymer, alone or any combination of those substances; and

    • (e) not more than 1% all other substances combined.

Marginal note:Prohibition — birds and electronic bird calls

  •  (1) A person must not hunt a migratory game bird using

    • (a) live birds, including non-migratory birds; or

    • (b) electronic bird calls, except in an area that is set out in column 1 of Table 2 in the relevant Part of Schedule 3 for which the use of an electronic bird call is set out in column 6.

  • Marginal note:Exception — use of raptors

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(a), migratory game birds may be hunted using raptors in any area of a province that is designated by the province as an area in which a person may hunt using raptors.

Vehicles

Marginal note:Prohibition — aircraft and motorized land vehicles

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not hunt a migratory game bird from or using an aircraft or a motorized land vehicle.

  • Marginal note:Exception — mobility-impaired person

    (2) However, a mobility-impaired person is permitted to hunt from an aircraft or motorized land vehicle if they are stationary.

  • Marginal note:Definition — mobility-impaired person

    (3) For the purpose of subsection (2), a mobility-impaired person is an individual who

    • (a) if the hunting occurs in a province with laws allowing mobility-impaired persons to hunt from a stationary vehicle, is authorized to do so under those laws; or

    • (b) if the province has no such laws, holds a medical certificate that

      • (i) is signed by a medical practitioner lawfully entitled to practise medicine in any province,

      • (ii) attests that the individual’s mobility impairment is due to a condition that is not temporary and that severely limits the use of their legs, including being paraplegic, being hemiplegic, being dependent on a wheelchair to move about, having prostheses on both legs or having a leg amputated above the knee, and

      • (iii) attests that the medical practitioner has no medical reason to believe that the individual is incapable of competently operating the weapon that they use to hunt.

Marginal note:Prohibition — moving boats

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not hunt a migratory game bird from or using a moving boat that is equipped with a motor or a sail.

  • Marginal note:Exception — murres

    (2) An individual who is authorized to hunt murres may do so from any moving boat.

  • Marginal note:Clarification — retrieval

    (3) For greater certainty, subsection (1) does not apply to the retrieval of a migratory game bird once it is legally killed or wounded.

  • Marginal note:Moving

    (4) For the purpose of this section, a boat is considered to be moving if it continues to move because of motion that was imparted by its motor or its sails.

Retrieving Migratory Game Birds

Marginal note:Means for retrieval

  •  (1) A person must not hunt migratory game birds unless they have adequate means at their immediate disposal for retrieving any such bird that they kill or injure.

  • Marginal note:Prompt retrieval of killed bird

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

  • Marginal note:Prompt retrieval of wounded bird

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

Daily Bag Limits

Marginal note:Prohibition

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not in any area kill or take, in any one day, a number of migratory game birds of any species or group of species that exceeds the daily bag limit in that area for that species or group of species as set out in column 5 of Table 1 or, if applicable, of Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3.

  • Marginal note:Hunting in multiple areas

    (2) For an individual who hunts in more than one area set out in Table 1 or, if applicable, in Table 2 of one or more Parts of Schedule 3 in a single day, the limit in subsection (1) is the highest daily bag limit of all of the areas in which the individual hunts on that day.

  • Marginal note:Birds found dead or wounded

    (3) For the purpose of subsection (1), a bird that is found dead and taken or found wounded, killed and taken must be included in the daily bag limit of the migratory game bird hunting permit holder who accepts to keep it, whether or not that permit holder hunted that bird.

Marginal note:Prohibition — daily bag limit reached

 A person must not hunt migratory game birds of a given species once they have, on any given day, killed or taken the number of birds of that species or group of species that is referred to in section 43.

Possession

Marginal note:Fully-feathered wing or head

 A migratory game bird that is eviscerated and plucked in accordance with paragraph (a) of the definition preserved in subsection 1(1) must continue to have a fully feathered wing or the fully feathered head attached until the migratory game bird is being frozen, made into sausage, cooked, dried, canned or smoked as described in that paragraph.

Marginal note:Possession limit

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person must not have in their possession in any area at any time, a number of migratory game birds of a given species or group of species that were killed or taken under a migratory game bird hunting permit and that are not preserved that is in excess of the possession limit for that area and the species or group of species set out in column 3 of Table 1 or, if applicable, of Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3.

  • Marginal note:Possession limit for murres

    (2) A person must not have in their possession in any area at any time, a number of murres that were killed or taken under a migratory game bird hunting permit that is in excess of the possession limit for murres for that area.

  • Marginal note:Exception — multiple areas

    (3) For an individual who has in their possession migratory game birds that are not preserved, or any murres, that were hunted in one or more areas set out in Table 1 or, if applicable, in Table 2 of one or more Parts of Schedule 3, other than the one in which the individual is located, the possession limit that applies for the purposes of subsection (1) or (2) is the greater of the possession limit for the area in which the birds were hunted and the possession limit for the area in which the individual is located.

  • Marginal note:Birds from other provinces

    (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to an individual who hunted in an area that is in a province other than the one in which they are located unless they have on their person proof that they are authorized to hunt under provincial law in the area where the bird was hunted.

  • Marginal note:Gift of birds

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (1) or (2), a migratory game bird that is not preserved, or any murre, that is given is counted towards the possession limit of the recipient of the gift once they accept it.

Marginal note:No longer counted

 A migratory game bird is no longer counted towards an individual’s possession limit referred to in subsection 46(1) or (2) when they

  • (a) give it to another person, if the gift is accepted in accordance with subsection 46(5); or

  • (b) in the case of a migratory bird that is not a murre, preserve it.

Marginal note:Temporary third-party possession

  •  (1) Any person may temporarily have in their possession a migratory game bird on behalf of the owner.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) However, a person must not temporarily have in their possession a migratory game bird for the purpose of performing taxidermy for profit unless they hold a taxidermist permit.

Marginal note:Murre or unpreserved game bird

  •  (1) For the purposes of section 46, a migratory game bird that is not preserved, or any murre, that is possessed under subsection 48(1) counts towards the owner’s possession limit, and not towards the possession limit of the person who temporarily has it in their possession.

  • Marginal note:Restriction respecting murres

    (2) The number of unpreserved murres that belong to other persons that a person temporarily has in their possession must not be greater than twice the daily bag limit referred to in section 43.

Marginal note:Prohibition — transfer of possession

  •  (1) A person who kills or takes a migratory game bird must not allow it to enter the possession, including the temporary possession, of another person unless it is labelled or preserved.

  • Marginal note:Labelling obligation of possessor

    (2) A person who has in their possession a migratory game bird that is not preserved and that was taken under a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30 or as an exercise of a right referred to in section 21 must ensure that it is labelled unless that person took that bird themselves.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply if the bird was killed or taken by an individual who is exercising a right referred to in section 21 and the recipient may also exercise such a right.

  • Marginal note:Individual or group labelling

    (4) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), a bird is considered to be labelled if a label is attached to it or if it is a part of a group of birds labelled in accordance with subsection (6).

  • Marginal note:Label requirements

    (5) The label must

    • (a) indicate

      • (i) the full name and contact information of the individual who took the bird,

      • (ii) the date the bird was taken, and

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

    • (b) be signed by the individual who took the bird.

  • Marginal note:Group labelling

    (6) Migratory game birds may be labelled as a group by packaging unlabelled birds in a package that is labelled or that contains a labelled bird, if the label satisfies the requirements set out in subsection (5) in respect of each bird.

Marginal note:Training retriever dogs

  •  (1) Section 46 does not apply to a person who is registered as a dog trainer with the Minister and who has in their possession migratory game birds, other than murres, for the purpose of training dogs as retrievers. However, the person must not have in their possession more than 200 migratory game birds that are not preserved and that were taken under a right recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30, a provincial killing permit that is referred to in section 64 or a scaring or killing permit that is referred to in section 65.

  • Marginal note:Exception — species at risk

    (2) However, the registered person must not have in their possession a migratory game bird that is of a species listed in Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act.

  • Marginal note:Location of storage

    (3) The registered person must store the migratory game birds in the location specified to the Minister at the time of registration, except when they are being used for dog training.

  • Marginal note:Expiry

    (4) The registration expires on July 31 next following the date of registration.

  • Marginal note:Records

    (5) A registered person must keep records showing, in respect of the dead migratory game birds in their possession,

    • (a) the name of each species and the number of birds belonging to each species; and

    • (b) the full name and contact information of the individual who took each migratory game bird and the number of the permit under which it was taken.

  • Marginal note:Exception — labelling

    (6) Subsection 50(1) does not apply in respect of a gift to a registered person and subsection 50(2) does not apply to such a person.

Marginal note:Fully feathered wing or head

  •  (1) A person must not have in their possession or transport a migratory game bird that is not preserved and that was killed or taken under a migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30 unless at least one fully feathered wing or the fully feathered head is attached to the bird to allow its species to be identified.

  • Marginal note:Identification of species

    (2) The possessor or transporter of the migratory game birds referred to in subsection (1) must store them in a manner which allows each bird to be counted and its species to be identified.

Marginal note:Feathers

  •  (1) The holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit may give, sell or exchange the feathers of a migratory game bird that they have in their possession under that permit for a functional purpose.

  • Marginal note:Buying and possession

    (2) Any person may

    • (a) buy feathers that are sold in accordance with subsection (1) or exchange things for feathers that are exchanged in accordance with that subsection; and

    • (b) have in their possession any feathers obtained in accordance with subsection (1).

Marginal note:Gift for taxidermy, consumption or training

  •  (1) An individual who hunts a migratory game bird under a migratory game bird hunting permit may give the bird to another person for the purpose of taxidermy, human consumption (including for charitable purposes) or training dogs as retrievers.

  • Marginal note:Gift to charity permit holder

    (2) However, the individual must preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (3) Subject to the limits on the possession of migratory game birds set out in section 46 or subsection 51(1) the recipient of such a gift has the right to have it in their possession.

Marginal note:Prohibition — abandoning

  •  (1) A person who has in their possession a migratory game bird whose meat is fit for human consumption must not allow the meat

    • (a) subject to subsection 9(4) of the Act, to be abandoned; or

    • (b) to become inedible for humans.

  • Marginal note:Gift

    (2) Subsection (1) applies to a person who offers to give the migratory game bird to another person until that gift is accepted by that other person.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a migratory game bird that is used for taxidermy or for training dogs as retrievers.

Marginal note:Private conveyance

 Sections 10 and 50 do not apply to an individual who is transporting a migratory game bird on board a private conveyance if the bird was hunted legally by an individual who is in the private conveyance.

PART 3Overabundance, Damage and Danger

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definition of resident

 For the purposes of this Part, resident means, in relation to a province, an individual whose primary or habitual residence is in that province.

Application

Marginal note:Scope

 This Part applies to the management of migratory birds for the purpose of reducing the danger that they are causing or are likely to cause to human health or public safety or the damage they are causing or are likely to cause to agricultural, environmental or other interests.

Overabundant Species

Marginal note:Permit

  •  (1) A migratory game bird hunting permit referred to in section 30 allows the permit holder to kill, take and have in their possession birds of an overabundant species, but not the eggs of such birds.

  • Marginal note:Areas and periods

    (2) Subsection (1) only permits birds to be killed in the areas set out in column 1 of Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3 and during the open seasons set out in column 4.

Marginal note:Part 2 provisions that apply

  •  (1) Sections 28, 31, 32, 34, 38 and 42 to 56 apply to an individual who kills a bird of an overabundant species.

  • Marginal note:Methods and equipment

    (2) Subject to sections 61 and 62, the prohibitions on hunting methods and equipment set out in sections 36, 37 and 39 to 41 apply to an individual who kills a bird of an overabundant species, unless the bird is killed in an area set out in column 1 of Table 2 in the appropriate Part of Schedule 3 during an open season set out in column 4 for which that hunting method or equipment is set out in column 6.

  • Marginal note:Hunting using electronic calls

    (3) Despite section 39, an individual who is attempting to kill birds of an overabundant species using electronic bird calls of that species set out in column 6 of Table 2 of the appropriate Part of Schedule 3 during the open season set out in column 4 may, in an area set out in column 1, hunt migratory game birds of a species of migratory game birds that is not overabundant for which it is the open season.

Marginal note:Depositing bait in spring — Quebec

  •  (1) The prohibition on hunting using bait set out in section 36 applies to an individual who kills migratory game birds of an overabundant species, unless the killing takes place on a parcel of land in an area of Quebec set out in column 1 of Table 2 of Part 5 of Schedule 3 for which the method and equipment set out in column 6 indicate that killing using bait is permitted during the open season set out in column 4 and, at least 30 days before the bait is deposited, the Minister consents in writing to the depositing of bait and the killing of birds of an overabundant species as set out in column 2 on that parcel of land.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The Minister may give the consent referred to in subsection (1) if the Minister is provided with the following documents and information:

    • (a) letters of agreement, signed by the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit and by the owners, lessees, tenants and occupants of the parcel of land on which the bait is to be deposited, in which those owners, lessees, tenants and occupants give their consent to the killing of birds by hunting on the parcel of land during the period set out in the letters and to the depositing of bait on the parcel of land for that purpose;

    • (b) a map of the parcel of 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 parcel of land, if any; and

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

      • (i) ensure that, before bait is deposited on the parcel of land, signs whose type and wording comply with the Minister’s instructions are posted in locations that are satisfactory to the Minister,

      • (ii) ensure that at least 1 000 kg of bait is deposited on the parcel of land, and

      • (iii) provide the Minister, within 21 days after the end of the open season set out in column 4 of Table 2 of Part 5 of Schedule 3 during which the killing took place, with a written report specifying the days on which the killing took place, the number of migratory game bird hunting permit holders involved and the number of birds of each species set out in column 2 that were killed on each day.

  • Marginal note:Withdrawal of consent

    (3) The Minister may withdraw the consent if the permit holder fails to comply with an undertaking described in subparagraph (2)(d)(i) or (ii).

Marginal note:Killing near cut crops in fall — Quebec

  •  (1) The prohibition set out in section 36 applies to an individual who kills birds of an overabundant species of migratory game birds in Quebec unless

    • (a) the bird is killed in an area referred to in column 1 of Table 2 of Part 5 of Schedule 3 for which killing using bait is set out in column 6;

    • (b) the bait that has been deposited is crops that are cut and left on the ground; and

    • (c) at least 30 days before the birds are killed, the Minister consented in writing to the killing of birds of that overabundant species within a radius of 400 m from the place where the bait has been deposited.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The Minister may give the consent referred to in paragraph (1)(c) if the Minister is provided with the following documents and information:

    • (a) letters of agreement, signed by the holder of a migratory game bird hunting permit and by the owners, lessees, tenants and occupants of the land within a radius of 400 m of the place where crops are cut and left on the ground in which those owners, lessees, tenants and occupants indicate that they are aware that hunting migratory game birds, other than birds of an overabundant species, is prohibited within the radius and give their consent to the killing of birds by hunting of an overabundant species within that radius during the period set out in the letters;

    • (b) a map of the place where crops are cut and left on the ground that clearly indicates its location and dimensions;

    • (c) the type of crop that is being cut and left on the ground; and

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

      • (i) ensure that, before birds are killed within that radius, signs whose type and wording comply with the Minister’s instructions are posted in locations that are satisfactory to the Minister, and

      • (ii) provide the Minister, within 21 days after the end of the open season set out in column 4 of Table 2 of Part 5 of Schedule 3, with a written report specifying the days on which birds were killed, the number of hunters involved and the number of birds of each species set out in column 2 of that Table that were killed on each day.

  • Marginal note:Withdrawal of consent

    (3) The Minister may withdraw the consent if the permit holder fails to comply with the undertaking described in subparagraph (2)(d)(i).

Birds Causing Damage or Danger

Marginal note:Scaring birds

  •  (1) Despite the prohibition on harassing a migratory bird set out in paragraph 5(1)(a), a 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 danger to human health or public safety or damage to agricultural, environmental or other interests.

  • Marginal note:Provincial scaring permit

    (2) The chief provincial wildlife officer, with the concurrence of the Minister, may issue a permit to any resident of the province to use an aircraft or firearms, in a specified area and during a specified time, for the purpose of scaring migratory birds that are causing or likely to cause damage to crops or other property in the area.

Marginal note:Provincial killing permit

  •  (1) If the chief provincial wildlife officer and the Minister are satisfied that scaring migratory birds is not a sufficient deterrent to prevent the birds from causing serious damage to crops or other property in a province, the chief provincial wildlife officer may issue a permit to any resident of the province to kill migratory birds of a specified species during a specified time and in a specified area.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (2) The holder of the permit referred to in subsection (1) may take and have in their possession migratory birds killed under its authority.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation

    (3) The chief provincial wildlife officer may cancel a permit issued under subsection (1).

Marginal note:Federal scaring or killing permit

  •  (1) The Minister may issue a scaring or killing permit only to an individual who owns, leases or manages a parcel of land.

  • Marginal note:Rights of permit holder and nominees

    (2) The permit describes the parcel of land and authorizes its holder and their nominees, within that parcel of land and subject to the conditions of the permit, to scare migratory birds with an aircraft or firearm or to kill them, if those birds are causing or are likely to cause danger to human health or public safety or damage to agricultural, environmental or other interests, and to take and have in their possession migratory birds killed under its authority.

  • Marginal note:Nomination

    (3) The permit holder may nominate, from among the residents of the province in which the parcel of land described in the permit is situated, as many nominees as are specified in the permit.

  • Marginal note:Requirement

    (4) A nomination by a permit holder must be in writing and the nominee must carry the nomination on their person at all times while they are performing the activities authorized by the permit.

  • Marginal note:Obligations after expiry or cancellation

    (5) An individual to whom a permit was issued must, within 15 days after its expiry or cancellation,

    • (a) return it to the Minister; and

    • (b) report to the Minister any information with respect to the birds killed under its authority that the Minister requires.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (6) In addition to the cases of invalidity set out in section 14, a permit that was issued to prevent damage to a crop in the parcel of land described in the permit ceases to be valid when that crop is harvested.

Marginal note:Fully feathered wing or head

  •  (1) A person must not have in their possession a migratory bird that is not preserved and that was killed under a provincial killing permit that is referred to in section 64 or a scaring or killing permit that is referred to in section 65 unless at least one fully feathered wing or the fully feathered head is attached to the bird to allow its species to be identified.

  • Marginal note:Identification of species

    (2) The possessor or transporter of migratory birds referred to in subsection (1) must store them in a manner which allows each bird to be counted and its species to be identified.

Marginal note:Gift for consumption, taxidermy or training

  •  (1) A permit referred to in section 64 or 65 allows its holder, subject to the conditions of the permit, to give a migratory game bird to a person for the purpose of human consumption (including for charitable purposes), taxidermy or training dogs as retrievers if

    • (a) the bird was killed under the permit; and

    • (b) the bird is of a species that may be hunted under a migratory game bird hunting permit in any area set out in column 1 of Table 1 or Table 2 of any Part of Schedule 3.

  • Marginal note:Gift to charity permit holder

    (2) However, the holder of a permit referred to in subsection (1) must preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (3) Subject to the limit on the possession of unpreserved migratory game birds set out in section 46 or subsection 51(1), the recipient of such a gift has the right to have it in their possession.

Marginal note:Prohibition — giving without label

  •  (1) An individual who kills or takes a migratory bird under a permit referred to in section 64 or 65 must not give it to a person other than the permit holder or a nominee referred to in subsection 65(3), unless it is labelled or preserved.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — unlabelled birds

    (2) A person must not have in their possession a migratory bird referred to in subsection (1) unless that person, or their nominee referred to in subsection 65(3), killed that bird themselves or the bird is labelled or preserved.

  • Marginal note:Labels on birds or groups

    (3) For the purpose of subsections (1) and (2), a bird is considered to be labelled if a label is attached to it or if it is a part of a group labelled in accordance with subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Label requirements

    (4) The label must

    • (a) indicate

      • (i) the full name and contact information of the permit holder,

      • (ii) the date the bird was killed, and

      • (iii) the number of the permit under which the bird was killed; and

    • (b) be signed by the holder of the permit under which the bird was killed.

  • Marginal note:Labelled package

    (5) Migratory birds may be labelled as a group by packaging unlabelled birds in a package that is labelled or that contains a labelled bird, if the label satisfies the requirements of subsection (4) in respect of each bird.

  • Marginal note:Exception — labelling

    (6) This section does not apply if the migratory bird is given to a person who is registered as a dog trainer referred to in section 51.

Marginal note:Prohibition

  •  (1) A holder of a permit referred to in section 64 or 65 must not do any of the following:

    • (a) if the permit was issued to prevent damage to crops, shoot migratory birds elsewhere than on or over fields containing those crops;

    • (b) discharge firearms within 50 m of any body of water;

    • (c) use decoys or bird calls to attract migratory birds; or

    • (d) use blinds or other concealment.

  • Marginal note:Definition of decoy

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a decoy includes an artificial bird or any device that imitates the colour, shape or size of a migratory bird and that may attract migratory birds.

Marginal note:Permit to destroy eggs or nests

  •  (1) An egg or nest destruction permit allows its holder and their nominees named in the permit to take and destroy the eggs of the species of migratory birds specified in the permit and to remove and destroy the nests of the species of migratory birds specified in the permit in an area described in that permit and subject to the conditions of that permit, and to dispose of the eggs or nests in the manner provided in the permit.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The Minister may issue an egg or nest destruction permit only if the Minister has reason to believe that the destruction of the eggs or nests is necessary to reduce or prevent the danger that migratory birds are causing or are likely to cause to human health or to public safety or the damage they are causing or are likely to cause to agricultural, environmental or other interests.

  • Marginal note:Eligible permit holder

    (3) An egg or nest destruction permit may be issued only to a person who owns, leases or manages a parcel of land in the area described in the permit.

Marginal note:Relocation permit

  •  (1) A relocation permit allows its holder or their nominees named in the permit to undertake activities for the purpose of relocating the migratory birds, eggs and nests described in the permit, in the manner set out in the permit and subject to the conditions of that permit, including

    • (a) the capture of migratory birds, the taking of eggs and the removal of nests in an area described in the permit;

    • (b) the transport of those migratory birds, eggs and nests to the other area described in the permit; and

    • (c) the release of those migratory birds, and the placement of those eggs and nests, in that other area.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) The Minister may issue a relocation permit only if the Minister has reason to believe that

    • (a) the relocation of birds, eggs and nests is necessary to prevent or reduce

      • (i) the danger that migratory birds are causing or are likely to cause to human health or to public safety in one or more areas, or

      • (ii) the damage that migratory birds are causing or are likely to cause to the use of the land or to agricultural interests; and

    • (b) other means are not sufficient to prevent or reduce the danger or damage.

  • Marginal note:Eligible permit holder

    (3) A relocation permit may be issued only to a person who owns, leases or manages a parcel of land in the area or areas described in the permit from which the birds are captured, the eggs are taken or the nests are removed.

Danger to Aircraft

Marginal note:Airport permit

  •  (1) An airport permit allows its holder or their nominee, subject to the conditions of the permit, to scare migratory birds with a firearm or aircraft or to kill and take them, if those birds are within the perimeter of an airport and that person considers them to be a danger to aircraft operating at the airport.

  • Marginal note:Possession

    (2) The permit holder or their nominee must not have in their possession birds killed or taken under the permit except for the purpose of disposing of them in the manner described in the permit.

  • Marginal note:Eligible permit holder

    (3) The permit may only be issued to the manager of a civilian airport or to the commanding officer of a military airport.

Toxic Shot

Marginal note:Prohibition

 A holder of a permit referred to in section 64, 65 or 72 must not use or have in their possession any shot other than non-toxic shot, as described in section 38, for the purpose of scaring or killing birds in accordance with the permit.

PART 4Other Activities

Marginal note:Scope

 This Part applies to the following permits:

  • (a) scientific permits;

  • (b) aviculture permits;

  • (c) taxidermist permits;

  • (d) eiderdown commerce permits; and

  • (e) charity permits.

Marginal note:Scientific permit

  •  (1) A scientific permit may be issued by the Minister to a person who acts with a scientific, rehabilitation or educational purpose if the Minister is of the opinion that that person has the skills required to perform the activities for which the permit is issued.

  • Marginal note:Powers of permit holder

    (2) A holder of a scientific permit may, for scientific purposes, including banding, or for rehabilitation or educational purposes, do one or more of the following activities subject to the conditions of the permit, if the activity is listed on the permit:

    • (a) capture, kill, injure or harass a migratory bird;

    • (b) destroy, take or disturb an egg;

    • (c) damage, destroy, remove or disturb a nest;

    • (d) deposit bait in any place during the period referred to in subsection 6(1), in accordance with subsections 6(3) to (5);

    • (e) exchange, give or have in their possession a migratory bird, egg or nest; and

    • (f) if they are authorized to capture and band a migratory bird, take birds that are killed as a result of normal banding operations or that are found dead.

  • Marginal note:Nominees

    (3) The Minister may

    • (a) on the request of an applicant or a permit holder, add nominees to the permit; or

    • (b) remove nominees from the permit.

  • Marginal note:Rights of nominee

    (4) A nominee who is designated on the permit and who is acting on behalf of the permit holder may, for a purpose other than banding and subject to the conditions of the permit, engage in the activities that are referred to in subsection (2) and listed on the permit.

  • Marginal note:Permit holder obligations

    (5) The holder of a scientific permit must, while performing the activities authorized by the permit,

    • (a) have the permit on their person; and

    • (b) show the permit to a game officer immediately on request.

  • Marginal note:Nominee obligations

    (6) A nominee must, while performing any activity authorized by the permit,

    • (a) have a copy of the permit on their person; and

    • (b) show that copy to a game officer immediately on request.

  • Marginal note:Records and information

    (7) The holder of a scientific permit must

    • (a) immediately after capturing, killing or taking a migratory bird, destroying, taking or disturbing an egg or damaging, destroying, removing or disturbing a nest, record the exact number of such birds, eggs or nests and their species; and

    • (b) record any additional information that the Minister requires.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (8) A person to whom a scientific permit was issued must submit a report in writing to the Minister that contains the information recorded in accordance with subsection (7).

  • Marginal note:Disposal

    (9) The holder of a scientific permit who takes a bird referred to in paragraph (2)(f) must dispose of it in accordance with the conditions of their permit.

Marginal note:Aviculture permit

  •  (1) Subject to the conditions of the permit, an aviculture permit allows its holder to

    • (a) buy, sell, exchange, give or have in their possession live migratory birds or their eggs for avicultural purposes;

    • (b) subject to subsection (5), deposit bait to feed migratory birds that are bought, sold, exchanged, captured or possessed under the permit; and

    • (c) kill migratory birds that they possess under the permit for the purpose of human consumption but not for sale or any other purpose.

  • Marginal note:Capturing birds and taking eggs

    (2) The holder of an aviculture permit that contains an explicit authorization to capture migratory birds or take their eggs from the wild may, subject to the conditions of the permit, do so for avicultural purposes.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on killing by shooting

    (3) The holder of an aviculture permit must not kill migratory birds they have in their possession under that permit by shooting them.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition on releasing into the wild

    (4) A person must not release a migratory bird possessed under an aviculture permit into the wild unless the Minister authorizes the release.

  • Marginal note:Feeding birds

    (5) Despite subsections 6(1) and (2), the holder of an aviculture permit is authorized to deposit bait in order to feed the migratory birds possessed under that permit during the period referred to in subsection 6(1).

  • Marginal note:Bait location

    (6) However, the permit holder must deposit the bait in a location that is specified in the permit and that is not visible to birds flying above the location.

  • Marginal note:Obligations

    (7) The person to whom the permit is issued must

    • (a) keep records that correctly show at all times

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

      • (ii) the number and species of eggs in their possession, and

      • (iii) full details of all dealings in migratory birds, whether by sale, exchange, loan or gift, including the full name and contact information and the permit number of every person who receives those migratory birds; and

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

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

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

      • (iii) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species they sold during that calendar year together with the full name and contact information and the permit number of each person to whom those birds or eggs were sold,

      • (iv) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species they purchased during that calendar year together with the full name and contact information and the permit number of each person from whom those birds or eggs were purchased,

      • (v) the number of live migratory birds of each species and the number of eggs of each species they gave during that calendar year together with the full name and contact information and the permit number of each person to whom those birds or eggs were given,

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

      • (vii) any other information the Minister requires.

Marginal note:Taxidermist permit

 A taxidermist permit allows a taxidermist who is its holder, subject to the conditions of the permit, to have in their possession a migratory bird for the purpose of providing taxidermy services for profit.

Marginal note:Written statement

 A taxidermist permit holder must not receive or accept a migratory bird for mounting unless the bird is accompanied by a statement in writing that is signed by the owner and indicates the owner’s full name and contact information, the permit number under which the bird was killed and the circumstances under which it was killed, including the date and the place.

Marginal note:Records

  •  (1) A taxidermist permit holder must keep records showing, in respect of the migratory birds and eggs they have received,

    • (a) the name of each species and the number of birds and eggs belonging to each species;

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

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

    • (d) the full names and contact information of the owners of the birds and eggs, the permit numbers under which they were killed or taken and the persons from whom they were received by the taxidermist.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (2) A person to whom a taxidermist permit is issued must submit an annual report to the Minister respecting the information referred to in subsection (1) or any other reports the Minister requires.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (3) In addition to the cases of invalidity set out in section 14, no taxidermist permit is valid if the person to whom it was issued fails to meet the requirements of this section.

Marginal note:Eiderdown commerce permit

 An eiderdown commerce permit allows its holder, subject to the conditions of the permit, to collect or sell eiderdown or to have it in their possession.

Marginal note:Obligation – leaving sufficient eiderdown

 A person who has the right to collect eiderdown must leave sufficient eiderdown in each nest from which they collect it to protect eggs from predators or environmental chilling.

Marginal note:Charity permit

  •  (1) A holder of a charity permit and any person nominated on the permit in accordance with subsection (2) may, subject to the conditions of the permit, serve preserved migratory game birds and murres at a charitable fundraising event related to migratory bird conservation or a soup kitchen, or give them to the clients of a food bank.

  • Marginal note:Nominees

    (2) The Minister may

    • (a) on the request of an applicant or a permit holder, add nominees to the permit; or

    • (b) remove nominees from the permit.

  • Marginal note:Fundraising

    (3) Any profits made from serving migratory game birds or murres at a fundraising event must be used to protect or conserve wildlife.

  • Marginal note:Permit holder obligations

    (4) The person to whom a charity permit is issued must

    • (a) keep records of the number of each species of preserved migratory game birds and murres received in each calendar year, the full name and contact information of the individual who took each migratory game bird or murre and the number of the permit under which it was killed; and

    • (b) if the preserved migratory game bird or murre was served as part of a charitable fundraising dinner, maintain until the first anniversary of the fundraiser records of all expenditures and revenues of the event and the manner in which the profits were used.

PART 5Consequential Amendments, Repeal and Coming into Force

Consequential Amendments

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations

 [Amendments]

 [Amendments]

Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) Regulations

 [Amendments]

Canada National Parks Act

Wood Buffalo National Park Game Regulations

 [Amendments]

 [Amendments]

National Parks Wildlife Regulations

 [Amendments]

Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

 [Amendments]

 [Amendments]

Repeal

 The Migratory Birds RegulationsFootnote 6 are repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:July 30, 2022

 These Regulations come into force on July 30, 2022, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

SCHEDULE 1(Paragraphs 5(2)(b) and (c))Notice to Minister Concerning Nest to be Damaged, Destroyed, Removed or Disturbed

TABLE 1

Alcid (Alcidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Cepphus columbaPigeon Guillemot12
2Cerorhinca monocerataRhinoceros Auklet12
3Fratercula arcticaAtlantic Puffin12
4Fratercula cirrhataTufted Puffin12
5Fratercula corniculataHorned Puffin12
6Ptychoramphus aleuticusCassin’s Auklet12
7Synthliboramphus antiquusAncient Murrelet12

TABLE 2

Ardeid (Ardeidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Ardea albaGreat Egret24
2Ardea herodiasGreat Blue Heron24
3Bubulcus ibisCattle Egret24
4Butorides virescensGreen Heron24
5Egretta thulaSnowy Egret24
6Nycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night Heron24

TABLE 3

Hydrobatid (Hydrobatidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Hydrobates furcatusFork-tailed Storm-petrel12
2Oceanodroma leucorhoaLeach’s Storm-petrel12

TABLE 4

Picid (Picidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Dryocopus pileatusPileated Woodpecker36

TABLE 5

Procellarid (Procellariidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Puffinus puffinusManx Shearwater12

TABLE 6

Sulid (Sulidae)

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemScientific NameCommon NameNumber of Months
1Morus bassanusNorthern Gannet12

SCHEDULE 2(Paragraph 12(2)(a) and subsections 31(2) and 32(1))Cost of Documents

Column 1Column 2
ItemDocumentFee
1Migratory game bird hunting permitblank line$8.50
2Any damage or danger permitblank line$0.00
3Airport permitblank line$0.00
4Scientific permitblank line$0.00
5Aviculture permitblank line$10.00
6Taxidermist permitblank line$10.00
7Eiderdown commerce permitblank line$10.00
8Charity permitblank line$0.00
9Habitat conservation stampblank line$8.50

SCHEDULE 3(Subsections 1(1), 6(1), 19(1) and 28(1) and (2), paragraphs 28(3)(b) and 39(1)(b), subsections 43(1) and (2), 46(1) and (3), 59(2), 60(2) and (3) and 61(1), subparagraph 61(2)(d)(iii), paragraph 62(1)(a), subparagraph 62(2)(d)(ii) and paragraph 67(1)(b))Open Seasons, Limits and Special Measures

PART 1Newfoundland and Labrador

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a straight line drawn due south from Cape Rosey, and from there in a generally easterly and northerly direction along the coast, ending at a boundary line drawn due northeast from Cape Bonavista. (Zone côtière d’Avalon-Burin de Terre-Neuve)

    Central Labrador Zone

    Central Labrador Zone means the portion of Labrador that is not within the Northern Labrador Zone, the Western Labrador Zone or the Southern Labrador Zone. (Zone centre du Labrador)

    Inland Newfoundland Zone

    Inland Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, that is not within the Northwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, the Northern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, the Southern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, the Southwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, the Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone or the Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone. (Zone intérieure de Terre-Neuve)

    Murre Zone No. 1

    Murre Zone No. 1 means the coastal waters in the Northern Labrador Zone and the Central Labrador Zone. (Zone de guillemots no 1)

    Murre Zone No. 2

    Murre Zone No. 2 means the coastal waters in the Southern Labrador Zone and the portions of the Northwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, the Northern Coastal Newfoundland Zone and the Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone bounded by a line drawn due northeast from Deadman’s Point (latitude 49°21′N, longitude 53°41′W) and a line drawn due west from Cape St. Gregory (latitude 49°24′N, longitude 58°14′W). (Zone de guillemots no 2)

    Murre Zone No. 3

    Murre Zone No. 3 means the portions of the Southwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone and the Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone bounded by a line drawn due west from Cape St. Gregory (latitude 49°24′N, longitude 58°14′W) and a line drawn due east from Western Bay Head (latitude 47°53′N, longitude 53°03′ W), excluding the portion of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone bounded by a line drawn due east from Cape Race (latitude 46°39′N, longitude 53°04′W) and a line drawn due east from Cape Spear (latitude 47°31′20″N, longitude 52°37′40″W). (Zone de guillemots no 3)

    Murre Zone No. 4

    Murre Zone No. 4 means the portions of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone and the Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone bounded by a line drawn due east from Cape Race (latitude 46°39′N, longitude 53°04′W) and a line drawn due northeast from Deadman’s Point (latitude 49°21′N, longitude 53°41′W), excluding the portion of the Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone bounded by a line drawn due east from Cape Spear (latitude 47°31′20″N, longitude 52°37′40″W) and by a line drawn due east from Western Bay Head (latitude 47°53′N, longitude 53°03′W). (Zone de guillemots no 4)

    Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a line drawn due northeast through Cape Bonavista, and from there in a generally westerly direction along the coast, ending at a boundary line drawn due northeast through Cape St. John. (Zone côtière du nord-est de Terre-Neuve)

    Northern Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Northern Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a line drawn due northeast from Cape Bauld, and from there southward along the east coast, ending in a boundary line drawn due northeast through Cape St. John. (Zone côtière du nord de Terre-Neuve)

    Northern Labrador Zone

    Northern Labrador Zone means the portion of Labrador lying north of latitude 54°24′N and east of longitude 65°W. (Zone nord du Labrador)

    Northwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Northwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a line drawn due west from Cape St. Gregory, and from there northward and eastward along the coast, ending in a boundary line drawn due northeast through Cape Bauld. (Zone côtière du nord-ouest de Terre-Neuve)

    Southern Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Southern Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a line drawn due west through Cape Ray, and from there southward and eastward along the coast, ending at a line drawn due south through Cape Rosey. (Zone côtière du sud de Terre-Neuve)

    Southern Labrador Zone

    Southern Labrador Zone means the portion of Labrador lying south of latitude 53°06′N (Boulter Rock) and east of longitude 57°06′40″W. (Zone sud du Labrador)

    Southwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone

    Southwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone means the portion of the coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and of the adjacent offshore islands, lying less than 100 m from the mean ordinary high-water mark and the adjacent marine coastal waters, bounded by a line drawn due west from Cape St. Gregory, and from there southward along the coast, ending in a boundary line drawn due west through Cape Ray. (Zone côtière du sud-ouest de Terre-Neuve)

    Western Labrador Zone

    Western Labrador Zone means the portion of Labrador lying west of longitude 65°W. (Zone ouest du Labrador)

  • 2 For greater certainty, in this Part a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Newfoundland and Labrador

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Northwestern Coastal Newfoundland Zone
  • (a) Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

12November 1 to February 146
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12October 10 to January 236
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from the third Saturday of September to November 29

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from November 30 to the last Saturday of December

  • (d) all Geese, combined

10The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December10
2Avalon-Burin Coastal Newfoundland Zone, Northeastern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, Northern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, Southern Coastal Newfoundland Zone, and Southwestern Newfoundland Coastal Zone
  • (a) Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

12November 25 to March 106
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12October 10 to January 236
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from the third Saturday of September to November 29

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from November 30 to the last Saturday of December

  • (d) All Geese, combined

10The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December10
3Inland Newfoundland Zone
  • (a) Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12October 10 to January 236
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from the third Saturday of September to November 29

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from November 30 to the last Saturday of December

  • (d) all Geese, combined

10The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The third Saturday of September to the last Saturday of December10
4Northern Labrador Zone
  • (a) all Eiders and Scoters, combined

12
  • (i) the first Saturday of September to the Friday before the last Saturday of September, for Scoters only

6
  • (ii) the last Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December

6
  • (iii) the Sunday after the third Saturday of December to the first Sunday after January 7, for Eiders only

6
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)
  • (d) all Geese, combined

10The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December10
5Western Labrador Zone
  • (a) all Eiders, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (b) all Scoters, combined

12The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6
  • (c) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6
  • (d) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)
  • (e) all Geese, combined

10The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December5
  • (f) Snipe

20The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December10
6Southern Labrador Zone
  • (a) all Eiders and Scoters, combined

12
  • (i) the first Saturday of September to October 31, for Scoters only

6
  • (ii) November 1 to the third Saturday of December

6
  • (iii) the Sunday after the third Saturday of December to February 14, for Eiders only

6
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)
  • (d) all Geese, combined

10The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December10
7Central Labrador Zone
  • (a) all Eiders and Scoters, combined

12
  • (i) the first Saturday of September to the Friday before the last Saturday of October, for Scoters only

6
  • (ii) the last Saturday of October to the last Saturday of November

6
  • (iii) the Sunday after the last Saturday of November to the third Saturday of December, for Scoters only

6
  • (iv) the first Saturday of January to the last day of February, for Eiders only

6
  • (b) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, combined

12The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6
  • (c) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)
  • (d) all Geese, combined

10The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December5
  • (e) Snipe

20The first Saturday of September to the third Saturday of December10
8Murre Zone No. 1Murres40September 1 to December 1620
9Murre Zone No. 2Murres40October 6 to January 2020
10Murre Zone No. 3Murres40November 25 to March 1020
11Murre Zone No. 4Murres40
  • (a) November 3 to January 10

20
  • (b) February 2 to March 10

20

PART 2Prince Edward Island

  • 1 For greater certainty, in this Part, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Throughout Prince Edward Island
  • (a) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

12 (not more than 8 may be Eiders and not more than 8 may be Scoters)October 1 to December 316 (not more than 4 may be Eiders and not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (b) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)October 1 to December 31
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from October 1 to November 30

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than a total of 4 may be American Black Duck or Mallard-American Black Duck hybrids in any combination) from December 1 to December 31

  • (c) all Geese, combined

20
  • (i) September 1 to September 15

5 (plus an additional 5 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)
  • (ii) October 1 to December 31

  • (A) 5, from October 1 to November 14

  • (B) 3, from November 15 to December 31

  • (d) Woodcock

16The last Monday of September to the second Saturday of December8
  • (e) Snipe

20October 1 to December 3110

PART 3Nova Scotia

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Zone No. 1

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

    Zone No. 2

    Zone No. 2 means the counties of Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, Halifax, Guysborough, Cape Breton, Victoria, Inverness and Richmond. (Zone no 2)

  • 2 For greater certainty, in this Part a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Zone No. 1
  • (a) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

10 (not more than 4 may be Eiders and not more than 8 may be Scoters)
  • (i) October 1 to November 8 (not an open season for Eiders)

5 (not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (ii) November 9 to January 7

5 (not more than 2 may be Eiders, of which not more than 1 may be female, and not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (b) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)October 1 to January 7
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from October 1 to November 30

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from December 1 to January 7

  • (c) all Geese, combined

20
  • (i) September 1 to September 15

5 (plus an additional 5 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)
  • (ii) October 1 to December 31

5
  • (d) Woodcock

16October 1 to November 308
  • (e) Snipe

20October 1 to November 3010
2Zone No. 2
  • (a) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

10 (not more than 4 may be Eiders and not more than 8 may be Scoters)
  • (i) October 8 to November 16 (not an open season for Eiders)

5 (not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (ii) November 17 to January 15

5 (not more than 2 may be Eiders, of which not more than 1 may be female, and not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (b) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye )October 8 to January 15
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye from October 8 to December 7

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from December 8 to January 15

  • (c) all Geese, combined

20
  • (i) September 1 to September 15

5 (plus an additional 5 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)
  • (ii) October 16 to January 15

5
  • (d) Woodcock

16October 1 to November 308
  • (e) Snipe

20October 1 to November 3010

PART 4New Brunswick

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Zone No. 1

    Zone No. 1 means the portion of Saint John County lying south of No. 1 Highway and west of Saint John Harbour, and the portion of Charlotte County lying south of No. 1 Highway including the islands of the Grand Manan Group and Campobello Island. (Zone no 1)

    Zone No. 2

    Zone No. 2 means any portion of New Brunswick that is not in Zone No. 1 or the areas described in section 2. (Zone no 2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 For greater certainty, in this Part, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Zone No. 1
  • (a) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

12 (not more than 4 may be Eiders and not more than 8 may be Scoters)
  • (i) October 15 to November 5 (not an open season for Eiders)

6 (not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (ii) November 6 to January 4

6 (not more than 2 may be Eiders, of which not more than 1 may be female, and not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (iii) February 1 to February 24 (not an open season for Eiders)

6 (not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (b) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)October 15 to January 14
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from October 15 to December 14

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from December 15 to January 14

  • (c) all Geese, combined

20
  • (i) September 1 to September 15

5 (plus an additional 5 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)
  • (ii) October 15 to January 14

5
  • (d) Woodcock

16September 15 to November 308
  • (e) Snipe

20October 15 to January 1410
2Zone No. 2
  • (a) Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters, combined

12 (not more than 4 may be Eiders and not more than 8 may be Scoters)
  • (i) October 1 to November 1 (not an open season for Eiders)

6 (not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (ii) November 2 to December 31

6 (not more than 2 may be Eiders, of which not more than 1 may be female, and not more than 4 may be Scoters)
  • (b) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)October 1 to December 31
  • (i) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye) from October 1 to November 30

  • (ii) 6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks) from December 1 to December 31

  • (c) all Geese, combined

20
  • (i) September 1 to September 15

5 (plus an additional 5 Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)
  • (ii) October 1 to December 31

5
  • (d) Woodcock

16September 15 to November 308
  • (e) Snipe

20October 1 to December 3110

PART 5Quebec

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    District A

    District A means the portion of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 17 and 22 to 24. (District A)

    District B

    District B means the portion of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 19 south, 20 and 29 and the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 21 included in the electoral district of Duplessis that is situated opposite to Provincial Hunting Zones 19 south and 20. (District B)

    District C

    District C means the portion of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 12 to 14 and 16. (District C)

    District D

    District D means the portion of Quebec included in the portion of Provincial Hunting Zones 18, 21 and 28 lying west of longitude 70°00′W and the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying west of longitude 70°00′W and north of the latitude at the Saint-Siméon wharf to Route 381 and from there to the northern limit of Provincial Hunting Zone 27. (District D)

    District E

    District E means the portion of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zone 1; the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 2 lying east of Route 185 to its intersection with du Loup River and lying east of a line running along the centre of that river to the north end of the Rivière-du-Loup wharf; the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 28 lying east of longitude 70°00′W; the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying east of longitude 70°00′W and north of the latitude at the Saint-Siméon wharf; and the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 18 and the waters of the Saguenay lying east of the limit of District D, including the portion of the waters of Chaleur Bay and the St. Lawrence River lying east of the route of the ferry crossing from Saint-Siméon to Rivière-du-Loup to the boundaries of Districts B and G. (District E)

    District F

    District F means the portion of Quebec included in the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 2 lying west of District E; Provincial Hunting Zones 3 to 11, 15 and 26; and the portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying south of Districts D and E, including the portion of the waters of the St. Lawrence River lying west of District E. (District F)

    District G

    District G means the lands and waters included in the County of the Magdalen Islands in Quebec. (District G)

    non-resident of Canada

    non-resident of Canada means a person who is not a resident of Canada. (non-résident du Canada)

    resident of Canada

    resident of Canada means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Canada. (résident du Canada)

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Hunting Zones are the areas described in Quebec’s Regulation respecting fishing and hunting areas, made under the Act Respecting the Conservation and Development of Wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1.

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

    • (a) Cap Tourmente:

      The waters included within the limit described as follows:

      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 3,814,431 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency; from there southeasterly along the extension of that boundary to a point on the straight line joining the light buoys designated V13 and V6 on Canadian Hydrographic Service chart number 1317; from there easterly along that straight line to the light buoy designated V6 on that chart; from there northeasterly in a straight line toward the light buoys designated K108 and K103 on chart number 1317; from there northeasterly in a straight line to the light buoy designated K95 on chart number 1317, but ending abreast of LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid located on the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River; from there northwesterly in a line perpendicular to the low-water mark opposite LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid; from there southwesterly along the low-water mark to the point of commencement, together with the portion of the right-of-way of the railway from lot 3,814,431 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency; and from there easterly abreast of LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid;

      The parcel of land described as follows:

      Lot 3,815,311 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency, and the part of the right-of-way of the railway shown on Public Works Canada Plan AM-92-7485, and the zone between the low-water mark of the St. Lawrence River and the northern limit of the railway right-of-way, bounded on the west by Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area and on the east by LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid. In addition, this zone includes the right of way of the public road called “Cap Tourmente Road”, which is located in the municipality of Saint-Joachim;

    • (b) Portage:

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

      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 Route 199 at its northwesterly end; from there 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 extension southeasterly of the most easterly limit of lot 3,777,410 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Îles-de-la-Madeleine; from there northwesterly following that extension line and southeasterly limit of that lot; from there northwesterly following the easterly limits of lots 3,777,410, 3,779,909 and 3,776,833 and the extension of this later limit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a point situated 200 m, measured at a right angle, to the ordinary high-water mark of that Gulf; from there easterly following a line at 200 m from that water mark to a point situated 2000 m in a straight line from that point; from there 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′15.32″N and approximate longitude 61°28′24.45″W; and from there southwesterly following that water mark to the point of commencement;

    • (c) Havre aux Basques:

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

      Commencing at a northwestern point at approximate latitude 47º19′12″N and approximate longitude 61º57′41″W; from there southwesterly along the ordinary high-water mark of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a southwestern point at approximate latitude 47º18′1.48″N and approximate longitude 61º58′16.70″W; from there easterly in a straight line to a southeastern point at approximate latitude 47º18′14.49″N and approximate longitude 61º56′2.37″W; from there northerly, along the ordinary high-water mark of Baie de Plaisance to a northeastern point at approximate latitude 47º18′59″N and approximate longitude 61º56′09″W; from there westerly in a straight line to the point of commencement; together with a zone extending 200 m easterly from the ordinary high-water mark of Baie de Plaisance and a zone extending 200 m westerly from the ordinary high-water mark of the Gulf of St. Lawrence; the northern and southern limits of those zones being an extension of the northerly boundary between the northeastern and northwestern points previously described and the extension of the southerly boundary between the southeastern and southwestern points previously described; and the eastern and western limits of those zones being lines parallel to the ordinary high-water marks of Baie de Plaisance and the Gulf of St. Lawrence;

    • (d) Lac Saint-Pierre (Nicolet):

      This area is located in the St. Lawrence River to the northwest of the Department of National Defence property near the town of Nicolet. It includes the open water and marshes inside a straight line between battery No. 5 (latitude 46°13′31″N and longitude 72°40′16″W) and the end of the Longue Pointe called OP-6 (latitude 46°10′15″N and longitude 72°45′03″W) on the Department of National Defence property, to the limit of the Nicolet Bird Sanctuary; and

    • (e) Cap-Saint-Ignace:

      This area is located in the St. Lawrence River near the municipality of Cap-Saint-Ignace at approximate latitude 47°02′15″N and approximate longitude 70°29′10″W. It includes the open water and marshes between the high-water mark and the low-water mark starting from the western limit of the Cap-Saint-Ignace Bird Sanctuary, going west for about 400 m to the eastern limit of lot 3,251,418 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmagny.

  • 4 The open seasons set out in Table 2 do not apply in respect of Snow Geese in the 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-sur-Mer 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 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Canada and non-residents of Canada.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1District A
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)September 1 to December 166 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to September 25

10
  • (ii) September 26 to October 31

3
  • (iii) November 1 to December 16

5
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada and Cackling Geese), combined

15September 1 to December 165
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Woodcock

24September 1 to December 16
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30September 1 to December 1610
  • (g) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
2District B
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (i) the first Saturday after September 11 to September 30, for Ducks other than Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (ii) October 1 to October 24

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (iii) October 25 to November 14 (not an open season for Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks in locations on the North Shore that are west of the Natashquan River)

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (iv) November 15 to the first Saturday after December 25

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (v) the first Sunday after December 26 to January 14, only for Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks

6
  • (vi) January 15 to February 5, only for Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks in locations on the North Shore that are west of the Natashquan River

6
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) the first Saturday after September 11 to September 25

10
  • (ii) September 26 to the first Saturday after December 25

5
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese), combined

15The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 255
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Woodcock

24The first Saturday after September 7 to the first Saturday after December 21
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 2510
  • (g) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
3Districts C and D
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 256 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 (only on farmland)

10
  • (ii) the first Saturday after September 11 to September 25

10
  • (iii) September 26 to October 31

  • (A) 3 (in District C)

  • (B) 2 (in District D)

  • (iv) November 1 to December 16

5
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese), combined

15The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 255
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Woodcock

24The first Saturday after September 14 to the first Saturday after December 28
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 2510
  • (g) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
4District E
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (i) The first Saturday after September 11 to October 20

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (ii) October 21 to the first Saturday after December 25 (not an open season for Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in locations that are within Provincial Hunting Zone 21 or within 100 m of that Zone)

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 (only on farmland)

10
  • (ii) the first Saturday after September 11 to September 25

10
  • (iii) September 26 to December 16

5
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese), combined

15The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 255
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Woodcock

24The first Saturday after September 14 to the first Saturday after December 28
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 2510
  • (g) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
5District F
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (i) the first Saturday after September 18 to October 20

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye, not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal and, in locations south of Route 148 and west of Highway 15, not more than 2 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (ii) October 21 to the first Saturday after January 1 (not an open season for Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in locations between Pointe Jureux (Saint-Irénée) and Gros Cap à l’Aigle (Saint-Fidèle) from routes 362 and 138 and extending 2 km within Provincial Hunting Zone 21)

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye, not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal and, in locations south of Route 148 and west of Highway 15, not more than 2 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 6 to the first Friday after September 17 (only on farmland)

10
  • (ii) the first Saturday after September 18 to September 25

10
  • (iii) September 26 to October 31

  • (A) 3 (in locations west of Highway 15 and its northerly extension along Route 117)

  • (B) 2 (in locations east of Highway 15 and its northerly extension along Route 117)

  • (iv) November 1 to December 21

5
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese), combined

15The first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 1 5
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

12The first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 14
  • (e) Woodcock

24The first Saturday after September 14 to the first Saturday after December 28
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30The first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 110
  • (g) Mourning Doves

24The first Saturday after September 14 to the first Saturday after December 288
6District G
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (i) the last Saturday in September to October 31 (not an open season for Eiders or Long-tailed Ducks)

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (ii) November 1 to December 26

6 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal)
  • (iii) December 27 to February 14 (only for Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks)

6
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limitThe last Saturday of September to December 265
  • (c) Geese (other than Snow Geese, Canada Geese and Cackling Geese), combined

15The last Saturday of September to December 265
  • (d) Coots and Gallinules, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Woodcock

24The last Saturday of September to December 26
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30The last Saturday of September to December 2610
  • (g) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Quebec

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1District ASnow GeeseNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to December 16

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) May 1 to June 30

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used
2District BSnow GeeseNo limitThe first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 2520Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
3Districts C and DSnow GeeseNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to the Friday after September 10 (only on farmland)

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) the first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) March 1 to May 31 (only on farmland)

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used
4District ESnow GeeseNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 (only on farmland)

20
  • (i) electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted

  • (ii) hunting with bait that is crops that are cut and left on the ground in the fall is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing in accordance with paragraph 62(1)(c) of these Regulations

  • (b) The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25

20
  • (i) electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be hunted

  • (ii) hunting with bait that is crops that are cut and left on the ground in the fall is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing under paragraph 62(1)(c) of these Regulations

  • (c) March 1 to May 31 (only on farmland)

20
  • (i) electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used

  • (ii) hunting with bait in the spring is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing under subsection 61(1) of these Regulations

5District FSnow GeeseNo limit
  • (a) September 6 to the first Friday after September 17 (only on farmland)

20
  • (i) electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted

  • (ii) hunting with bait that is crops that are cut and left on the ground in the fall is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing under paragraph 62(1)(c) of these Regulations

  • (b) the first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 1

20
  • (i) electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be hunted

  • (ii) hunting with bait that is crops that are cut and left on the ground in the fall is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing under paragraph 62(1)(c) of these Regulations

  • (c) March 1 to May 31, only on farmland that is not within the following locations:

    • (i) south of the St. Lawrence River and north of the road right-of-way of Route 132 between the western limit of the municipality of Montmagny and the eastern limit of the municipality of Cap-Saint-Ignace, other than in lots 4,598,472, 2,611,981 and 2,611,982 of the cadastre of Quebec (in the municipality of Montmagny),

    • (ii) north of the St. Lawrence River and south of a line that is 1000 m north of Highway 40 between Montée Saint-Laurent and the Maskinongé River, or

    • (iii) 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

20

Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used.

Hunting with bait in the spring is permitted if the Minister has given consent in writing under subsection 61(1) of these Regulations

6District GSnow GeeseNo limitThe last Saturday of September to December 2620Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese may be used. While hunting that species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted

PART 6Ontario

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Central District

    Central District means the portion of Ontario included in Wildlife Management Units 42 to 44, 46 to 50, and 53 to 59. (District central)

    Hudson-James Bay District

    Hudson-James Bay District means the portion of Ontario included in Wildlife Management Units 1A and 1B and the portions of Wildlife Management Units 1D, 25 and 26 lying north of latitude 51° and east of longitude 83°45′. (District de la Baie d’Hudson et de la Baie James)

    Northern District

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

    Southern District

    Southern District means the portion of Ontario included in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 95. (District du sud)

  • 2 In this Part,

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

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

  • 3 In this Part, the open seasons set out in Table 1 and Table 2 do not apply to the following areas:

    • (a) the northeasterly portion of Lake St. Clair that is bounded by a line extending northwest (approximately 315°) from the south bank of the mouth of the Thames River in the County of Essex in Ontario to the international boundary between Canada and the United States and from there northeasterly following the international boundary line to the intersection with the southwesterly shore of Seaway Island, the portion of Rondeau Bay on Lake Erie in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Ontario, and the portion of Long Point Bay on Lake Erie in Norfolk County in Ontario 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 southerly shore of Turkey Point, each of those portions being situated more than 300 m from the shore, from an area of emergent vegetation or from a water line that forms a boundary of private property;

    • (b) the portion of the St. Lawrence River at the beginning point where Lake St. Francis begins, lying between the easterly boundary of the dam at the site of the Robert H. Saunders Generating Station and the interprovincial boundary between Ontario and Quebec and situated more than 300 m from the shore of the mainland or any island, from any area of emergent vegetation or from any water line that forms a boundary of private property;

    • (c) the following portion of Norfolk Country in Ontario:

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

    • (d) the part of the Township of Frontenac Islands in Ontario lying west of the midway point between Howe Island and Wolfe Island and the southeasterly production of that midway point to the international boundary between Canada and the United States and east of a line through the westerly end of Long Point at the westerly end of Wolfe Island and the westerly end of Nine Mile Point on Simcoe Island commencing at the intersection of the southeasterly production of that line with the international boundary between Canada and the United States and ending at the intersection of the northwesterly production of the same line with the boundary of the Township of Frontenac Islands, unless the hunter is

      • (i) on the islands,

      • (ii) on the shore,

      • (iii) standing within an emergent marsh,

      • (iv) subject to subsection 41(1) of these Regulations, 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.

  • 4 For greater certainty, in this Part, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Hudson-James Bay District
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)September 1 to December 166 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limitSeptember 1 to December 165
  • (c) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1650
  • (d) Geese (other than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese), combined

15September 1 to December 165
  • (e) Rails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Coots and Gallinules, combined

30September 1 to December 1610 (not more than 8 may be Coots and not more than 4 may be Gallinules)
  • (f) Woodcock

24September 15 to December 168
  • (g) Snipe

30September 1 to December 1610
  • (h) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
2Northern District
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)September 10 to December 256 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to September 9

  • (A) 10 (in Wildlife Management Units 8, 10, 13, 36, 37, 39, 41 and 45)

  • (B) 5 (in other Wildlife Management Units)

  • (ii) September 10 to December 16

5
  • (c) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1620
  • (d) Geese (other than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese), combined

15September 1 to December 165
  • (e) Rails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Coots and Gallinules, combined

30September 10 to December 2510 (not more than 8 may be Coots and not more than 4 may be Gallinules)
  • (f) Woodcock

24September 15 to December 168
  • (g) Snipe

30September 10 to December 2510
  • (h) Mourning Doves

N/ANo open seasonN/A
3Central District
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The third Saturday in September to the first Sunday after December 296 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to the Friday before the third Saturday in September

10
  • (ii) the third Saturday in September to December 16

5
  • (c) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1620
  • (d) Geese (other than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese), combined

15September 1 to December 165
  • (e) Rails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Coots and Gallinules, combined

30The third Saturday in September to the first Sunday after December 2910 (not more than 8 may be Coots and not more than 4 may be Gallinules)
  • (f) Woodcock

24September 15 to December 168
  • (g) Snipe

30The third Saturday in September to the first Sunday after December 2910
  • (h) Mourning Doves

45September 1 to November 3015
4Southern District
  • (a) Ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks), combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye)The fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 56 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) the Thursday after the first Monday of September to the second Sunday after that Monday (excluding Sundays in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sunday is not permitted by provincial regulations)

  • (A) 10 (in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 81, 83, 86 to 92 and 95)

  • (B) 8 (in Wildlife Management Units 82, 84, 85, 93 and 94)

  • (ii) the fourth Saturday in September to the first Wednesday after December 25 (excluding Sundays in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sundays is not permitted by provincial regulations)

  • (A) 5 (in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 64, 66 to 81, 83, 86 to 92 and 95 from the fourth Saturday in September to the first Friday after October 25)

  • (B) 3 (in Wildlife Management Units 65, 82, 84, 85 and 93 from the fourth Saturday in September to the first Friday after October 25)

  • (C) 5 (in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 93 and 95 from the first Saturday after October 26 to the first Wednesday after December 25)

  • (D) 3 (in Wildlife Management Unit 94)

  • (iii) the first Thursday after December 26 to the first Saturday after January 3, excluding Sundays, in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sundays is not permitted by provincial regulations

  • (A) 5 (in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 93 and 95)

  • (B) 3 (in Wildlife Management Unit 94)

  • (iv) the fourth Saturday in February to the following Saturday, excluding Sundays, in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sunday is not permitted by provincial regulations (not an open season in Wildlife Management Unit 94)

  • (A) 10 (in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 81, 83, 86 to 92 and 95)

  • (B) 8 (in Wildlife Management Units 82, 84, 85 and 93)

  • (c) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) the fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 5 (excluding Sundays in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sundays is not permitted by provincial regulations)

20
  • (ii) the fourth Saturday in February to the following Saturday, excluding Sundays, in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sunday is not permitted by provincial regulations

20
  • (d) Geese (other than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese), combined

15The fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 55
  • (e) Rails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Coots and Gallinules, combined

30The fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 510 (not more than 8 may be Coots and not more than 4 may be Gallinules)
  • (f) Woodcock

24
  • (i) September 15 to September 24 (only in Wildlife Management Units 60 to 67 and 69B)

8
  • (ii) September 25 to December 20 (only in

    Wildlife Management Units 60 to 95)

8
  • (g) Snipe

30The fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 510
  • (h) Mourning Doves

45September 1 to November 3015

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Ontario

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Southern District (only Wildlife Management Unit 65, 66, 67 and 69B)Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) the fourth Saturday in September to the first Sunday after January 5

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be hunted
  • (b) the fourth Saturday in February to the following Saturday, excluding Sundays, in municipalities where hunting with guns on Sundays is not permitted by provincial regulations

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be hunted
  • (c) March 1 to May 31

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be hunted

PART 7Manitoba

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1 means the portion of Manitoba lying north of latitude 57°N and the portion lying east of longitude 94°W and north of latitude 56°N. (Zone no 1 de chasse aux oiseaux considérés comme gibier)

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2 means the portion of Manitoba lying between Provincial Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1 and the line commencing at the intersection of the boundary between Manitoba and Saskatchewan and latitude 53°N; from there easterly along that parallel of latitude to the east shore of Lake Winnipegosis; from there southeasterly along the shoreline of that lake to the northern limit of Township 43; from there easterly along the northern limit of that township to the boundary between Manitoba and Ontario. (Zone no 2 de chasse aux oiseaux considérés comme gibier)

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 3

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 3 means the portion of Manitoba lying between Provincial Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2 and Provincial Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4. (Zone no 3 de chasse aux oiseaux considérés comme gibier)

    Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4

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

    non-resident of Canada

    non-resident of Canada means a person who is not a resident of Canada. (non-résident du Canada)

    resident of Canada

    resident of Canada means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Canada. (résident du Canada)

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

  • 3 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Canada and non-residents of Canada.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24September 1 to October 318
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

24September 1 to October 318
  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

15September 1 to November 305
  • (d) Coots

24September 1 to October 318
  • (e) Woodcock

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Snipe

30September 1 to October 3110
2Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24
  • (i) September 1 to September 7, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 8 to November 30

8
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

24 for residents of Canada

15 for non-residents of Canada

  • (i) September 1 to September 7, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 8 to November 30

  • (A) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (B) 5 for non-residents of Canada

  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

15September 1 to November 305
  • (d) Coots

24
  • (i) September 1 to September 7, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 8 to November 30

8
  • (e) Woodcock

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Snipe

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 7, for residents of Canada only

10
  • (ii) September 8 to November 30

10
3Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 3
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24
  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

8
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

24 for residents of Canada

15 for non-residents of Canada

  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

  • (A) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (B) 5 for non-residents of Canada

  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

15September 1 to December 65
  • (d) Coots

24
  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

8
  • (e) Woodcock

24 for residents of Canada

12 for non-residents of Canada

September 8 to December 6
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

10
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

10
4Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 for residents of Canada

24 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 12 may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in any combination)

  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

  • (A) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (B) 8 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 4 may be Redheads or Canvasbacks in any combination)

  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

24 for residents of Canada

15 for non-residents of Canada

  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8 (plus an additional 4 in Provincial Game Hunting Area 38)
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

  • (A) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (B) 5 for non-residents of Canada

  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

15September 1 to December 65
  • (d) Coots

24
  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

8
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

8
  • (e) Woodcock

24 for residents of Canada

12 for non-residents of Canada

September 8 to December 6
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 4 for non-residents of Canada

  • (f) Snipe

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 23, for residents of Canada only

10
  • (ii) September 24 to December 6

10

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Manitoba

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 1Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) August 15 to August 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used.
  • (b) September 1 to October 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) April 1 to June 15

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
2Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 2Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to September 7, for residents of Canada only

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) September 8 to November 30

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) March 15 to May 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
3Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 3
  • (a) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to September 16, for residents of Canada only

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (ii) September 17 to December 6

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (iii) March 15 to May 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. From March 15 to April 10, electronic bird calls of Canada Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) Canada Geese

24March 1 to April 108Electronic bird calls of Canada Geese may be used. From March 15 to April 10, electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
4Game Bird Hunting Zone No. 4
  • (a) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

No limit
  • (i) September 1 to September 16, for residents of Canada only

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (ii) September 17 to December 6

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (iii) March 15 to May 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. From March 15 to April 10, electronic bird calls of Canada Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) Canada Geese

24March 1 to April 108Electronic bird calls of Canada Geese may be used. From March 15 to April 10, electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted

PART 8Saskatchewan

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    District No. 1 (North)

    District No. 1 (North) means Provincial Wildlife Management Zones 43 and 47 to 76. (District no 1 (Nord))

    District No. 2 (South)

    District No. 2 (South) means Provincial Wildlife Management Zones 1 to 42 and 44 to 46, and the Saskatoon and Regina-Moose Jaw Provincial Wildlife Management Zones. (District no 2 (Sud))

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Wildlife Management Zones are the areas defined by Saskatchewan’s Wildlife Management Zones and Special Areas Boundaries Regulations, 1990, RRS c W-13.1 Reg 45, made under The Wildlife Act, SS 1997, c W-13.11 of Saskatchewan.

  • 3 For the purpose of paragraph 28(3)(b) of these Regulations, during the period that begins on the first day of an open season set out in Table 1 in respect of Canada Geese, Cackling Geese or White-fronted Geese and ends on October 14, the period during which hunting for those species in District No. 2 (South) and the portion of District No. 1 (North) consisting of Provincial Wildlife Management Zones 43, 47 to 59 and 67 to 69 is prohibited begins at noon local time on any day and ends half an hour before sunrise the next day.

  • 4 For greater certainty, in this Part a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1District No. 1 (North) and District No. 2 (South)
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24September 1 to December 168
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted Geese, combined

24September 1 to December 168
  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

15September 1 to December 165
  • (d) Coots

30September 1 to December 1610
  • (e) Snipe

30September 1 to December 1610

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Saskatchewan

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1District No. 1 (North) and District No. 2 (South)Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to December 16

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) March 15 to June 15

20Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used

PART 9Alberta

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    non-resident of Canada

    non-resident of Canada means a person who is not a resident of Canada. (non-résident du Canada)

    resident of Canada

    resident of Canada means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Canada. (résident du Canada)

    Zone No. 1

    Zone No. 1 means Wildlife Management Units 200, 202 to 204, 206, 208, 216, 220 to 222, 224, 226, 228, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 240, 242, 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260, 316, 318, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336 to 340, 342, 344, 346 to 360, 400, 402, 404, 406, 408, 410, 412, 414, 416 to 418, 420, 422, 426, 428 to 430, 432, 434, 436 to 442, 444 to 446, 500 to 512, 514 to 532, 534 to 537, 539 to 542, 544, 841 and 936. (Zone no 1)

    Zone No. 2

    Zone No. 2 means Wildlife Management Units 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 116, 118, 119, 124, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 144, 148, 150 to 152, 156, 158, 160, 162 to 164, 166, 210, 212, 214, 300, 302 to 306, 308, 310, 312 and 314. (Zone no 2)

  • 2 In this Part, the Wildlife Management Units are the areas described in Schedule 9 to Alberta’s Wildlife Regulation, Alta. Reg. 143/1997, made under the Wildlife Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. W-10.

  • 3 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Canada and non-residents of Canada.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Zone No. 1
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 for residents of Canada

24 for non-residents of Canada (not more than a total of 6 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in any combination)

September 1 to December 16
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 8 for non-residents of Canada (not more than a total of 2 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in any combination)

  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted Geese, combined

24September 1 to December 168
  • (c) Sandhill Crane

15September 1 to December 16 (in Wildlife Management Units 200, 202 to 204, 206, 208, 220, 222, 226, 228, 230, 232, 234, 236, 238, 240, 242, 244, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 258, 260 and 500)5
  • (d) Coots

24September 1 to December 168
  • (e) Snipe

24September 1 to December 168
2Zone No. 2
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 for residents of Canada

24 for non-residents of Canada (not more than a total of 6 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in any combination)

September 8 to December 23
  • (i) 8 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 8 for non-residents of Canada (not more than a total of 2 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye in any combination)

  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted Geese, combined

24September 8 to December 238
  • (c) Sandhill Crane

15September 8 to December 23 (in Wildlife Management Units 102, 104, 106, 112, 116, 118, 119, 124, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 144, 148, 150 to 152, 156, 158, 160, 162 to 164, 166 and 210)5
  • (d) Coots

24September 8 to December 238
  • (e) Snipe

24September 8 to December 238

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Alberta

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Zone No. 1Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to December 16

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) March 15 to June 15

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
2Zone No. 2Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 8 to December 23

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) March 15 to June 15

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used

PART 10British Columbia

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    District No. 1

    District No. 1 means Provincial Management Units 1-1 to 1-15. (District no 1)

    District No. 2

    District No. 2 means Provincial Management Units 2-2 to 2-19. (District no 2)

    District No. 3

    District No. 3 means Provincial Management Units 3-12 to 3-20 and 3-26 to 3-44. (District no 3)

    District No. 4

    District No. 4 means Provincial Management Units 4-1 to 4-9 and 4-14 to 4-40. (District no 4)

    District No. 5

    District No. 5 means Provincial Management Units 5-1 to 5-15. (District no 5)

    District No. 6

    District No. 6 means Provincial Management Units 6-1 to 6-30. (District no 6)

    District No. 7

    District No. 7 means Provincial Management Units 7-2 to 7-58. (District no 7)

    District No. 8

    District No. 8 means Provincial Management Units 8-1 to 8-15 and 8-21 to 8-26. (District no 8)

  • 2 In this Part, the Provincial Management Units are the areas shown in British Columbia’s Management Unit Regulation, B.C. Reg. 64/96, made under the Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488.

  • 3 For greater certainty, in this Part, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to all persons.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1District No. 1
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)The first Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 198 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30
  • (i) the first Saturday in September to the Tuesday after the second Saturday in September (only in Provincial Management Units 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4 to 1-7)

10
  • (ii) the Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after November 17

10
  • (iii) the first Monday after November 18 to the Friday before the third Saturday in December (only in Provincial Management Units 1-3 and 1-8 to 1-15)

10
  • (iv) the third Saturday in December to the first Sunday after January 5

10
  • (v) the first Monday after January 6 to the first Sunday after January 19 (only in Provincial Management Units 1-3 and 1-8 to 1-15)

10
  • (vi) in a year that is not a leap year, February 10 to March 10 (only in Provincial Management Units 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4 to 1-7)

10
  • (vii) in a leap year, February 11 to March 10 (only in Provincial Management Units 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4 to 1-7)

10
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910
  • (g) Snipe

30The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared Doves, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (i) Band-Tailed Pigeons

15September 15 to September 305
2District No. 2
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 198 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30
  • (i) the first Saturday in September to the Tuesday after the second Saturday in September

10
  • (ii) the Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after November 17

10
  • (iii) the third Saturday in December to the first Sunday after January 5

10
  • (iv) in a year that is not a leap year, February 10 to March 10

10
  • (v) in a leap year, February 11 to March 10

10
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 195
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

30 (not more than 15 may be Ross’s Geese). An additional 15 Geese may be possessed in Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5
  • (i) the Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Tuesday after December 29

10 (not more than 5 may be Ross’s Geese). An additional 5 Geese may be killed or taken in Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5
  • (ii) in a year that is not a leap year, February 20 to March 10

10 (not more than 5 may be Ross’s Geese). An additional 5 Geese may be killed or taken in Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5
  • (iii) in a leap year, February 21 to March 10

10 (not more than 5 may be Ross’s Geese). An additional 5 Geese may be killed or taken in Provincial Management Units 2-4 and 2-5
  • (e) Brant

9March 1 to March 10 (only in Provincial Management Unit 2-4)3
  • (f) Coots

30The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910
  • (g) Snipe

30The Saturday after the first Monday in October to the first Sunday after January 1910
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

15September 15 to September 305
3District No. 3
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)September 8 to December 238 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30
  • (i) September 8 to September 20

10
  • (ii) October 1 to December 23

10
  • (iii) March 1 to March 10

10
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15September 8 to December 235
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15September 8 to December 235
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30September 8 to December 2310
  • (g) Snipe

30September 8 to December 2310
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

15September 1 to September 305
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

15September 15 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 3-13 to 3-17)5
4District No. 4
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)September 8 to December 238 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30September 8 to December 2310
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15September 8 to December 235
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15September 8 to December 235
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30September 8 to December 2310
  • (g) Snipe

30September 8 to December 2310
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

15September 1 to September 305
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

N/ANo open seasonN/A
5District No. 5
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)September 13 to December 258 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30September 13 to December 2510
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15September 13 to December 255
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15September 13 to December 255
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30September 13 to December 2510
  • (g) Snipe

30September 13 to December 2510
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

N/ANo open seasonN/A
6District No. 6
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

8 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

8 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

8 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

10
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

10
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

10
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

5
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

5
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

5
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

5
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

5
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

5
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

10
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

10
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

10
  • (g) Snipe

30
  • (i) September 1 to September 30 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10 and 6-15 to 6-30)

10
  • (ii) October 1 to November 30

10
  • (iii) December 1 to January 15 (only in Provincial Management Units 6-3 and 6-11 to 6-14)

10
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

N/ANo open seasonN/A
7District No. 7
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)September 1 to November 308 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30September 1 to November 3010
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15September 1 to November 305
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15September 1 to November 305
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30September 1 to November 3010
  • (g) Snipe

30September 1 to November 3010
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

N/ANo open seasonN/A
8District No. 8
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24 (not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 12 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 6 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 6 may be Harlequin Ducks)September 23 to January 78 (not more than 4 may be Northern Pintails, not more than 4 may be Canvasbacks, not more than 2 may be Goldeneyes and not more than 2 may be Harlequin Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese and Cackling Geese, combined

30
  • (i) September 20 to November 28

10
  • (ii) December 20 to January 5

10
  • (iii) in a year that is not a leap year, February 21 to March 10

10
  • (iv) in a leap year, February 22 to March 10

10
  • (c) White-fronted Geese

15September 23 to January 75
  • (d) Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combined

15September 23 to January 75
  • (e) Brant

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (f) Coots

30September 23 to January 710
  • (g) Snipe

30September 23 to January 710
  • (h) Mourning Doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves, combined

15September 1 to September 305
  • (i) Band-tailed Pigeons

N/ANo open seasonN/A

PART 11Northwest Territories

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    non-resident of Canada

    non-resident of Canada means a person who is not a resident of Canada. (non-résident du Canada)

    resident of Canada

    resident of Canada means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Canada. (résident du Canada)

  • 2 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Canada and non-residents of Canada.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in the Northwest Territories

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Throughout the Northwest Territories
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

No limit for residents of Canada

16 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 25 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 8 for non-residents of Canada

  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

No limit for residents of Canada

10 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 4 may be White-fronted Geese)

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 15 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 5 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 2 may be White-fronted Geese)

  • (c) Coots

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1025
  • (d) Snipe

No limit for residents of Canada

20 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 1010

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in the Northwest Territories

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Banks Island and the portions of Victoria Island and of the Queen Elizabeth Islands that are in the Northwest TerritoriesSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to December 10

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) May 1 to June 30

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
2Throughout the Northwest Territories except Banks Island, Victoria Island and the Queen Elizabeth IslandsSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) September 1 to December 10

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) May 1 to May 28

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used

PART 12Yukon

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    Central Yukon

    Central Yukon means the portion of Yukon lying between latitude 62° and 66°N. (Centre du Yukon)

    Northern Yukon

    Northern Yukon means the portion of Yukon lying north of latitude 66°N. (Nord du Yukon)

    resident of Yukon

    resident of Yukon means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Yukon. (résident du Yukon)

    Southern Yukon

    Southern Yukon means the portion of Yukon lying south of latitude 62°N. (Sud du Yukon)

  • 2 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Yukon and to persons who are not residents of Yukon.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Northern Yukon
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

No limit
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

25
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

25
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

No limit
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

15
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

15
  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (d) Rails and Coots, combined

No limit
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

25
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

25
  • (e) Snipe

No limit
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

10
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

10
2Central Yukon
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

8
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

8
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

15
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

5
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

5
  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

4
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

2
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

2
  • (d) Rails and Coots, combined

No limit
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

25
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

25
  • (e) Snipe

30
  • (i) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

10
  • (ii) September 1 to October 31

10
3Southern Yukon
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

24September 1 to October 318
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

15September 1 to October 315
  • (c) Sandhill Cranes

4September 1 to October 312
  • (d) Rails and Coots, combined

N/ANo open seasonN/A
  • (e) Snipe

30September 1 to October 3110

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Yukon

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Northern YukonSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) September 1 to October 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) May 1 to May 28

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
2Central YukonSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) August 15 to August 31, for residents of Yukon only

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) September 1 to October 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) May 1 to May 28

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
3Southern YukonSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limitSeptember 1 to October 3150Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (b) May 1 to May 28

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used

PART 13Nunavut

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this Part.

    non-resident of Canada

    non-resident of Canada means a person who is not a resident of Canada. (non-résident du Canada)

    resident of Canada

    resident of Canada means a person whose primary or habitual place of residence is in Canada. (résident du Canada)

  • 2 In this Part, unless otherwise specified, a possession limit, open season or daily bag limit applies to residents of Canada and non-residents of Canada.

TABLE 1

Open Season and Daily Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag Limit
1Throughout Nunavut except the portion of the islands and waters of James Bay south of latitude 55°N
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

No limit for residents of Canada

24 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 25 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 8 for non-residents of Canada

  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

No limit for residents of Canada

15 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 6 may be White-fronted Geese)

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 15 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 5 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 2 may be White-fronted Geese)

  • (c) Coots

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1025
  • (d) Snipe

No limit for residents of Canada

30 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 1010
2The portion of the islands and waters of James Bay south of latitude 55°N and west of longitude 80°15’W
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 6 may be American Black Ducks)September 1 to December 106 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

No limit for residents of Canada

15 White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined, for non-residents of Canada (not more than 6 may be White-fronted Geese) and no limit in respect of Canada Geese and Cackling Geese

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 15 for residents of Canada (not more than a total of 5 may be Canada Geese or Cackling Geese in any combination)

  • (ii) 5 for non-residents of Canada (not more than a total of 2 may be White-Fronted Geese)

  • (c) Coots

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1025
  • (d) Snipe

No limit for residents of Canada

30 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 1010
3The portion of the islands and waters of James Bay south of 55°N latitude and east of 80°15’W longitude
  • (a) all Ducks, combined

18 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than 2 may be Blue-winged Teal)September 1 to December 106 (not more than 1 may be Barrow’s Goldeneye, not more than 1 may be Blue-winged Teal and not more than 4 may be American Black Ducks)
  • (b) Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, combined

20 for residents of Canada

20 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 6 may be White-fronted Geese)

September 1 to December 10
  • (i) 15 for residents of Canada

  • (ii) 5 for non-residents of Canada (not more than 2 may be White-fronted Geese)

  • (c) Coots

No limitSeptember 1 to December 1025
  • (d) Snipe

No limit for residents of Canada

30 for non-residents of Canada

September 1 to December 1010

TABLE 2

Special Measures for Overabundant Species in Nunavut

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemAreaSpeciesPossession LimitOpen SeasonDaily Bag LimitAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Throughout NunavutSnow Geese and Ross’s Geese, combinedNo limit
  • (a) August 15 to August 31

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
  • (b) September 1 to December 10

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used. While hunting those species with those calls, any other species of migratory bird for which it is the open season may be hunted
  • (c) May 1 to June 30

50Electronic bird calls of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be used
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