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Wildlife Area Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2020-11-30 to 2024-04-01:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections 3.1(1) to (3) and sections 3.6 and 3.7, no person shall do any of the following in any wildlife area except in accordance with a permit issued under section 4 or section 8.1:

    • (a) introduce any living organism whose presence is likely to result in harm to any wildlife or the degradation of any wildlife residence or wildlife habitat;

    • (b) hunt, fish or trap;

    • (c) have in their possession any equipment that could be used for hunting, fishing or trapping;

    • (d) have in their possession, while fishing, any lead sinkers or lead jigs;

    • (e) have in their possession any wildlife, carcass, nest, egg or a part of any of those things;

    • (f) carry on any agricultural activity, graze livestock or harvest any natural or cultivated crop;

    • (g) bring a domestic animal with hooves into the wildlife area;

    • (h) allow any domestic animal to run at large or keep any domestic animal on a leash that is longer than three metres;

    • (i) carry on any recreational activities, including swimming, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and skating;

    • (j) participate in a group meal or group event involving 15 or more people;

    • (k) light or maintain a fire;

    • (l) operate a conveyance — including a conveyance without a driver on board — other than an aircraft;

    • (m) conduct a take-off or landing of an aircraft, including a remotely piloted aircraft;

    • (n) operate on land or in the water a remotely controlled self-propelled device or set in motion on land or in the water an autonomous self-propelled device;

    • (o) remove, damage or destroy any poster or sign or any fence, building or other structure;

    • (p) sell, or offer for sale, any goods or services;

    • (q) carry on any industrial activity;

    • (r) disturb or remove any soil, sand, gravel or other material;

    • (s) dump or deposit any waste material, or any substance that would degrade or alter the quality of the environment;

    • (t) remove, damage or destroy any artifact or natural object; or

    • (u) carry out any other activity that is likely to disturb, damage, destroy or remove from the wildlife area any wildlife — whether alive or dead — wildlife residence or wildlife habitat.

  • (2) No person shall, except in accordance with a permit issued under section 4 or section 8.1, hunt or fish from outside the wildlife area for wildlife located in the wildlife area.

  • SOR/78-408, s. 2
  • SOR/78-466, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/94-594, ss. 5, 10, 11(F)
  • SOR/96-442, s. 2
  • SOR/97-439, s. 2
  • SOR/2020-256, s. 4

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