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Wood Buffalo National Park Game Regulations

Version of section 56 from 2017-02-13 to 2018-11-22:

  •  (1) The Chief Executive Officer may authorize any person

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

    • (b) to take or destroy any game when such action, in the opinion of the Chief Executive Officer, is necessary for the purposes of game management;

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

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

  • (2) The Chief Executive Officer may, by notice, alter the open seasons and bag limits for any game set out in Schedule II where

    • (a) emergency conditions prevail; or

    • (b) unusual climatic conditions arise.

  • (3) Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, the Chief Executive Officer may, by notice,

    • (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,

    in any area in the Park where the Chief Executive Officer is of the opinion that hunting, trapping or the possession of firearms in that area might endanger the safety of the public or where it is necessary for management of the Park.

  • (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)
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