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

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2022-07-30. Previous Versions

PART IVGeneral Rules of the Park (continued)

Oversnow Vehicles (continued)

 No person shall harass, injure, attempt to kill or kill game with an oversnow vehicle or any other motor vehicle.

Trapper’s Cabins

  •  (1) The superintendent is authorized to issue a trapper’s cabin permit to any person named in a certificate of registration.

  • (2) An application for a trapper’s cabin permit shall

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

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

  • (3) No person shall erect or alter any building, cabin or structure in the Park unless he does so under and in accordance with a trapper’s cabin permit.

  • (4) The superintendent may refuse to issue a trapper’s cabin permit if the proposed trapper’s cabin is not compatible in design or size with the proposed location.

  • (5) Where a person’s name has been removed from a certificate of registration, he shall, if notified by the superintendent, sell, remove or otherwise dispose of any building, cabin or structure or improvements thereto that he owns and that is located on the trapping area to which the certificate applies within one year of being notified to do so by the superintendent.

  • (6) Where an owner does not sell, remove or otherwise dispose of property as required pursuant to subsection (5), the superintendent may dispose of the property and any costs incurred shall be paid by the owner.

  • (7) The owner or occupant of a building, cabin or structure for which a trapper’s cabin permit has been issued shall maintain the immediate area of the building, cabin or structure in a condition satisfactory to the superintendent.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 13

Sale of Skins or Pelts

 No person shall sell, trade or barter the skin or pelt of a fur bearing animal unless the following requirements are met:

  • (a) the person has paid any tax or royalty imposed on the skin or pelt, as required by the laws of a province or ordinances of a territory, in the province or territory in which the fur bearing animal was trapped; and

  • (b) if the skin or pelt is transported across a provincial or territorial boundary before being sold, traded or bartered, the person holds the permit required under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

  • SOR/87-657, s. 9
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 14

 No person, either by himself, his servant or agent, shall buy, sell, deal, exchange, barter, solicit or traffic the skin, pelt or any part thereof of any fur bearing animal or conduct a transaction involving the skin, pelt or any part thereof unless he obtains a licence authorizing him to do so issued pursuant to the National Parks Businesses Regulations.

 [Repealed, SOR/2018-250, s. 15]

Fishing

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and notwithstanding section 14 of the National Parks Fishing Regulations, a person may net fish in non-stocked waters for indigenous species of fish for himself, his dependants and his dogs for use while residing within the boundaries of the Park if

    • (a) he is the holder of a trapping permit and is actively engaged in trapping; or

    • (b) he is the holder of a general hunting permit and has obtained the written permission of the superintendent.

  • (2) The superintendent shall grant the permission referred to in paragraph (1)(b) if it is necessary for the livelihood of the person to whom it is granted.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 16

Disputes

  •  (1) Where there is a dispute in connection with a registered trapping area, a Park Warden shall make a decision with respect to that dispute.

  • (2) An aggrieved party may appeal a decision of the Park Warden to the superintendent by giving notice of appeal within 30 days of the decision of the Park Warden.

  • (3) The superintendent shall fix the time for hearing the appeal within 60 days of the receipt of notice under subsection (2), unless a longer time is required due to the circumstances of the case.

  • SOR/91-420, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 17

PART VPowers of the Superintendent

[
  • SOR/91-420, s. 5
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 12(E)
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 18
]
  •  (1) The superintendent is authorized to grant permission to any person

    • (a) to take or kill game within the Park for scientific purposes;

    • (b) to take or destroy any game, if it is necessary for the purposes of game management;

    • (c) to sell or otherwise dispose of any products resulting from game taken, killed or destroyed under paragraphs (a) and (b); or

    • (d) to destroy any game that presents a hazard to public safety or to property.

  • (2) The superintendent is authorized, by notice, to alter the open seasons and bag limits for any game set out in Schedule II if

    • (a) emergency conditions prevail; or

    • (b) unusual climatic conditions arise.

  • (3) Despite any other provision of these Regulations, in respect of any area in the Park where hunting, trapping or the possession of firearms might endanger the safety of the public or in respect of any area in the Park if it is necessary for management of the Park, the superintendent is authorized, by notice, to

    • (a) restrict or prohibit hunting or trapping;

    • (b) prohibit the possession of firearms; or

    • (c) specify the conditions under which a person may possess firearms.

  • (4) Every notice issued pursuant to subsection (2) or (3) shall be posted by the superintendent in conspicuous places in the Park.

  • (5) No person shall hunt, trap or be in possession of firearms, contrary to a notice issued pursuant to subsection (2) or (3).

  • SOR/80-52, s. 3
  • SOR/91-420, ss. 5, 8
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 12(E)
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 19

 [Repealed, SOR/2018-250, s. 20]

 
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