Migratory Birds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1035)

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Migratory Birds Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1035

MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT, 1994

Regulations Respecting the Protection of Migratory Birds

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Migratory Birds Regulations.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

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

    bait

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

    bait crop area

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

    bait station area

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

    bismuth shot

    bismuth shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

    • (a) at least 96 per cent bismuth,

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

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

    chief game officer

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

    Convention

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

    crop

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

    cultivated lands

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

    decoy

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

    Director

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

    eggs

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

    export permit

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

    farmland

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

    game officer

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

    habitat conservation stamp

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

    hunt

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

    Indian

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

    Inuk

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

    long bow

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

    lure crop area

    lure crop area means an area of crop land that, pursuant to an agreement between the Government of Canada and the government of a province, remains unharvested for the purpose of luring migratory birds away from other unharvested crops and that is designated as such an area by poster, notice or sign; (zone de cultures de diversion)

    migratory birds

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

    migratory bird sanctuary

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

    migratory game bird hunting permit

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

    Minister

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

    minor

    minor means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years; (personne mineure)

    nest

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

    non-toxic shot

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

    open season

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

    permit

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

    permit holder

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

    possession

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

    power boat

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

    Regional Director

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

    residence

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

    resident

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

    steel shot

    steel shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

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

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

    taxidermist

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

    tin shot

    tin shot means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight,

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

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

    tungsten-bronze-iron shot

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

    • (a) not more than 90% tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 90% tin,

    • (c) not more than 90% iron,

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

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

    tungsten-iron-nickel-copper shot

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

    • (a) 40 to 76% tungsten,

    • (b) 10 to 37% iron,

    • (c) 9 to 16% copper,

    • (d) 5 to 7% nickel, and

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

    tungsten-iron shot

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

    • (a) at least 45 per cent iron,

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

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

    tungsten-matrix shot

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

    • (a) at least 86 per cent tungsten,

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

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

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

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

    tungsten-nickel-iron shot

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

    • (a) not more than 90% tungsten,

    • (b) not more than 90% iron,

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

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

    tungsten-polymer shot

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

    • (a) at least 93 per cent tungsten,

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

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

    Wildlife Habitat Canada

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

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

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

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

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/80-577, s. 1]

  • SOR/80-577, s. 1;
  • SOR/82-703, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-694, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-534, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/93-431, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-432, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-684, s. 5;
  • SOR/97-400, s. 1;
  • SOR/98-417, s. 1;
  • SOR/99-147, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-88, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-347, s. 1;
  • SOR/2001-323, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-125, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 1;
  • SOR/2007-139, s. 1;
  • SOR/2016-126, s. 1.

Application

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

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 1.

Permits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (4) No permit is valid

    • (a) if it is not properly completed;

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • (i) while hunting, or

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

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

  • (7) The Minister may

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General Prohibitions

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

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

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

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

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/79-544, s. 2]

  • (6) Notwithstanding subsection (3),

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (11) Despite subsections (1) and (3), a minor may hunt the migratory birds referred to in column 2 of Table I of any of Parts I to X of Schedule I, or of Table II of Part I of Schedule I, without a permit during the Waterfowler Heritage Days that are set out in that column if the person

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

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

  • (12) The permit holder referred to in paragraph (11)(b) must not, during the days referred to in subsection (11),

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

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

  • SOR/78-490, s. 2;
  • SOR/79-544, s. 2;
  • SOR/80-577, s. 3;
  • SOR/81-641, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/82-703, s. 3;
  • SOR/94-684, s. 5;
  • SOR/99-147, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-347, s. 2;
  • SOR/2001-234, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 3(E);
  • SOR/2009-190, s. 1;
  • SOR/2013-126, s. 1;
  • SOR/2016-126, s. 2.

 Subject to subsection 5(9), no person shall

  • (a) disturb, destroy or take a nest, egg, nest shelter, eider duck shelter or duck box of a migratory bird, or

  • (b) have in his possession a live migratory bird, or a carcass, skin, nest or egg of a migratory bird

except under authority of a permit therefor.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 4.

Bag Limits

 Subject to section 8, no person shall in any area in Canada kill, in any one day, a number of migratory birds of any species that, in the aggregate, exceeds the number specified as the daily bag limit for that area and that species in Schedule I.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 3;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.

 Any person who hunts in more than one province or area in any one day, may kill in that day a number of migratory birds of any species that, in the aggregate, does not exceed the number specified as the daily bag limit in Schedule I for that species in the province or area having the highest daily bag limit of those provinces or areas in which the person hunts.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 3.

 No person shall hunt migratory birds in any day after he has killed the number of birds he is permitted to kill under section 7 or 8.

  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.

Possession

  •  (1) No person shall have in his possession in a province or any area within a province on the first day of the open season set out in Schedule I for that province or area, carcasses of migratory birds of any species in excess of the number specified as the daily bag limit in Schedule I for that species in that province or that area.

  • (2) No person shall have in his possession in any province at any time, carcasses of migratory birds of any species in excess of the number specified as the possession limit in Schedule I for that species in that province unless that person has

    • (a) an export permit certifying that those carcasses were lawfully taken in another province, or

    • (b) a valid licence for hunting migratory birds issued by another province,

    and the number of carcasses does not exceed the possession limit for that species in the province that issued the export permit or licence, as the case may be.

  • (3) No person shall have in his possession in any province a carcass of a migratory game bird belonging to or taken by another person unless the carcass has attached to it a tag that is signed by the holder of the migratory game bird hunting permit under which the bird was taken and that indicates

    • (a) the name and address of the owner;

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

    • (c) the date the bird was taken.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), a corporation that trains dogs as retrievers may, for the purpose of that training, have in its possession not more than 200 carcasses of migratory game birds.

  • (4.1) Subsection (3) does not apply to a corporation referred to in subsection (4).

  • (5) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person acting under the authority of a permit issued pursuant to section 25 or 26.

  • SOR/79-544, s. 4;
  • SOR/82-703, s. 4;
  • SOR/99-393, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall possess or transport a migratory bird unless at least one fully feathered wing is attached to the bird.

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

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

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

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

Sale, Gift or Purchase

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SOR/95-432, s. 2.

Shipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bait Restrictions

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

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/93-431, s. 2]

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

    • (a) obtains the consent in writing of

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

      • (ii) the Regional Director, and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/81-641, s. 2]

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

Hunting Methods and Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (1.2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(e), a mobility-impaired person may hunt from an aircraft, a sailboat, a powerboat or a vehicle referred to in that paragraph if it is stationary and if the person

    • (a) is authorized, under the laws of the province where the hunting occurs, to hunt in a manner described in that paragraph, if those laws provide for such an authorization; and

    • (b) has a medical certificate referred to in subsection (1.3), in any other case.

  • (1.3) The medical certificate must

    • (a) be signed by a medical practitioner lawfully entitled to practise medicine in any province;

    • (b) attest to the person’s impairment of mobility because of a condition that is not temporary in nature 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 and having a leg amputated above the knee; and

    • (c) attest that the practitioner is not aware of any medical reason to believe that the person is not capable of operating, in a competent manner, the weapon that they use to hunt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (7) [Repealed, SOR/99-147, s. 4]

  • SOR/79-544, s. 7;
  • SOR/82-703, s. 5;
  • SOR/85-694, s. 4;
  • SOR/93-431, s. 3;
  • SOR/98-527, s. 1;
  • SOR/99-147, s. 4;
  • SOR/2000-331, ss. 2, 3;
  • SOR/2002-80, s. 1;
  • SOR/2008-217, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-255, s. 1.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall

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

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

  • (2) The exceptions of woodcock, band-tailed pigeon and mourning dove set out in subsection (1) do not apply in

    • (a) any area in which the use of non-toxic shot is required under Schedule I when hunting those species; and

    • (b) the wildlife areas set out in Schedule I to the Wildlife Area Regulations.

  • SOR/90-623, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-432, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-400, s. 2;
  • SOR/2013-126, s. 2.

Retrieving Birds

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

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

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

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

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

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

Restrictions on Hunting

[SOR/82-703, s. 7]

 No person shall hunt a migratory bird

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

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

  • SOR/2000-331, s. 3.

Restrictions with Respect to Sandhill Cranes

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

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

Scientific Permits

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

    • (a) kill a migratory bird,

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

    • (c) capture and band a migratory bird,

    subject to the conditions set out in the permit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avicultural Permit

  •  (1) No person shall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General

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

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

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 4.

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

  • SOR/2005-198, s. 4.

Overabundant Species

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

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

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

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

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-88, s. 4]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Permits Respecting Birds Causing Damage or Danger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    whichever date first occurs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • (2) The permit is valid from the date of issue to the expiry date specified in the permit or, if it is cancelled by the Minister, to the date of cancellation.

  • SOR/85-694, s. 5;
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 4.

 If the Minister has reason to believe that it is necessary to avoid injury to agricultural interests in a particular area or areas or to avoid injury to public health or safety or to the use of land in the area or areas and that other means to avoid those injuries are not sufficient to avoid the injuries described, the Minister may issue to a person who owns, leases or manages land in the area or areas a permit authorizing the person and the person’s nominees named in the permit to undertake, in the manner described in the permit, any activities necessary for the purpose of relocating the migratory birds, eggs and nests described in the permit, including all of the following:

  • (a) capturing or taking the migratory birds, eggs and nests;

  • (b) removing the migratory birds, eggs and nests from the area or areas described in the permit; and

  • (c) transporting and releasing the migratory birds, eggs and nests in the area or areas described in the permit.

  • SOR/2000-247, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-186, s. 4.
  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/2000-247, s. 2]

  • (2) No person while acting under the authority of a permit issued under section 25 or 26 shall use decoys, duck or goose calls or blinds or other concealment.

  • (3) Where a permit is issued under section 25 or 26 to kill migratory birds that are causing or are likely to cause damage to crops, no person mentioned in the permit shall

    • (a) shoot migratory birds elsewhere than on or over fields containing such crops; or

    • (b) discharge firearms within 50 metres of any water area.

  • (4) Subsection 5(3) and sections 7 to 9 do not apply to a person while he is acting under the authority of a permit issued pursuant to section 25 or 26.

  • (5) No person shall hunt in a lure crop area or a bait station area unless the area has been declared open for hunting by the chief game officer or the Regional Director.

  • (6) No person shall enter a lure crop area or a bait station area unless authorized in writing by the chief game officer or the Regional Director.

  • SOR/78-490, s. 5;
  • SOR/2000-247, s. 2.

Airport Permits

  •  (1) The Minister may issue a permit

    • (a) to the manager of a civilian airport or the nominee of such manager, or

    • (b) to the commanding officer of a military airport or the nominee of such commanding officer,

    to kill on the airport migratory birds that are considered by such manager, commanding officer or nominee to be a danger to aircraft operating at such airport.

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

  • SOR/82-264, s. 1.

Taxidermist Permits

 No taxidermist shall have in his possession the carcass of a migratory bird unless he has a permit issued by the Minister entitling him to have migratory birds in his possession for the purposes of taxidermy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eiderdown Permits

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

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

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

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

Foreign Species

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

Posters

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

 [Repealed, SOR/2005-198, s. 5]

Powers of the Minister

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10.

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

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10.

SCHEDULE I(Subsections 5(4) and (11), sections 7 and 8, subsections 10(1) and (2), paragraphs 13(2)(a) and (c), 15(1)(c) and 15.1(2)(a) and (b), subsections 23.1(2) and (3) and 23.3(1), subparagraph 23.3(2)(d)(iii), subsection 23.3(3) and subparagraph 23.3(4)(d)(ii))

PART I

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Day and Open Seasons on the Island of Newfoundland

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks, Including Mergansers (Other than Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), Geese and SnipeDucks, Including Mergansers (Other than Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters), Geese and SnipeLong-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters
1All Coastal ZonesSecond Saturday of SeptemberThird Saturday of September to last Saturday of DecemberNovember 25 to March 10
2All Inland ZonesSecond Saturday of SeptemberThird Saturday of September to last Saturday of DecemberNo open season
  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TABLE I.1

Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemLimitDucks (Other Than Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)MergansersLong-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersGeeseSnipe
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE I.1 Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland(a)66510
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE I.1 Bag and Possession Limits On the Island of Newfoundland(b)12121020

TABLE II

Waterfowler Heritage Day and Open Seasons in Labrador

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks and Eiders), Geese and SnipeDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks and Eiders), Geese and SnipeEiders
1Northern Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday of SeptemberFirst Saturday of September to third Saturday of DecemberFor a period of 106 days beginning on the last Saturday of September
2Western Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday of SeptemberFirst Saturday of September to third Saturday of DecemberNo open season
3Southern Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday of SeptemberFirst Saturday of September to third Saturday of DecemberNovember 25 to March 10
4Central Labrador ZoneFirst Saturday of SeptemberFirst Saturday of September to third Saturday of DecemberLast Saturday of October to last Saturday of November and first Saturday of January to last day of February
  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

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

TABLE II.1

Bag and Possession Limits in Labrador

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemLimitDucks (Other Than Mergansers, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Mergansers, Eiders and ScotersGeeseSnipe
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II.1 Bag and Possession Limits in Labrador(a)6510
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II.1 Bag and Possession Limits in Labrador(b)121020

TABLE III

Open Seasons in Newfoundland and Labrador

Column 1Column 2
ItemAreaMurres
1Zone No. 1September 1 to December 16
2Zone No. 2October 6 to January 20
3Zone No. 3November 25 to March 10
4Zone No. 4November 3 to January 10 and February 2 to March 10
  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

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

TABLE III.1

Bag and Possession Limits in Newfoundland and Labrador

Column 1Column 2
ItemLimitMurres
1Daily Bag20
2Possession40

PART II

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Day and Open Seasons in Prince Edward Island

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks Other than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters) and SnipeCommon and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcock
1Throughout Prince Edward IslandThird Saturday of SeptemberOctober 1 to December 31October 1 to December 31

For a period of 14 days beginning on the day after Labour Day

October 1 to December 31

Last Monday of September to second Saturday of December

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemLimitDucks (Other Than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcockSnipe
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(a)6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(c)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(e)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(f)810
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(b)12 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Prince Edward Island(d)161620
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye. During the period beginning on October 1 and ending on November 7, not more than four may be Mallard-American Black Duck hybrids or American Black Ducks or any combination of them and, during the period beginning on November 8 and ending on December 31, not more than two may be Mallard-American Black Duck hybrids or American Black Ducks or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • Return to footnote (c)Not more than four Scoters or four Eiders may be taken daily.

  • Return to footnote (d)Not more than eight Scoters or eight Eiders may be possessed.

  • Return to footnote (e)Up to three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the 14-day period beginning on the day after Labour Day.

  • Return to footnote (f)Not more than three daily during the period beginning on November 15 and ending on December 31.

PART III

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Day and Open Seasons in Nova Scotia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders, Scoters, Goldeneyes and Buffleheads)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders, Scoters, Goldeneyes and BuffleheadsGeeseWoodcock and Snipe
1Zone No. 1Third Saturday of SeptemberOctober 1 to December 31October 1 to December 31

For a period of 15 days beginning on the day after Labour Day

October 1 to December 31

October 1 to November 30
2Zone No. 2Third Saturday of SeptemberOctober 22 to January 15October 8 to January 15

For a period of 21 days beginning on the day after Labour Day

October 22 to January 15

October 1 to November 30
3Zone No. 3Third Saturday of SeptemberOctober 22 to January 15October 8 to January 15

For a period of 21 days beginning on the day after Labour Day

October 22 to January 15

October 1 to November 30
  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 9]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 10]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemLimitDucks (Other Than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcockSnipe
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(a)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(c)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(e)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(f)810
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(b)10 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nova Scotia(d)161620
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than four may be American Black Ducks.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • Return to footnote (c)Not more than four Scoters or four Eiders may be taken daily.

  • Return to footnote (d)Not more than eight Scoters or eight Eiders may be possessed.

  • Return to footnote (e)In Zone No. 1, up to three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the 15-day period beginning on the day after Labour Day.

  • Return to footnote (f)In Zone No. 2 and Zone No. 3, up to three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the 21-day period beginning on the day after Labour Day.

PART IV

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Day and Open Seasons in New Brunswick

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks) and GeeseDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and Scoters) and SnipeGeeseCommon and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersWoodcock
1Zone No. 1Third Saturday of SeptemberOctober 15 to January 4

For the period beginning on the day after Labour Day and ending on the Tuesday before the last Saturday in September

October 15 to January 4

October 15 to January 4

February 1 to 24

September 15 to November 30
2Zone No. 2Third Saturday of SeptemberOctober 1 to December 18

For the period beginning on the day after Labour Day and ending on the Tuesday before the last Saturday in September

October 1 to December 18

October 1 to December 18September 15 to November 30
  • 1 In this Part,

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

      all those certain islands, islets, rocks and ledges in the County of Charlotte, Parish of Pennfield, and in the Bay of Fundy, designated as The Wolves according to the Gazetteer of Canada for New Brunswick, Ottawa, 1972 and shown on 1:50,000 series National Topographic Map No. 21B/15 and 21B/14, third edition (combined map), including any foreshore and any small islets or rocks that do not appear on the aforesaid map, and also including the reefs and surrounding waters lying within the quadrilateral defined by points having the following geographic coordinates: latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°39′ west; latitude 44°55′ north, longitude 66°39′ west; latitude 44°55′ north; longitude 66°46′ west; and latitude 45°00′ north, longitude 66°46′ west;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 13]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 14]

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemLimitDucks (Other Than Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Eiders and Scoters)Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders and ScotersGeeseWoodcockSnipe
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick(a)6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick(c)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick(e)810
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick(b)12 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in New Brunswick(d)161620
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and not more than three may be American Black Ducks.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • Return to footnote (c)Not more than four Scoters or four Eiders may be taken daily.

  • Return to footnote (d)Not more than eight Scoters or eight Eiders may be possessed.

  • Return to footnote (e)Up to three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the period beginning on the day after Labour Day and ending on the Tuesday preceding the last Saturday of September.

PART V

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks), Geese, Woodcock and Snipe, as well as Coots, Gallinules and Mourning DovesDucks (Other than Eiders, Harlequin and Long-tailed Ducks), Geese (Other than Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and Snow Geese) and SnipeCanada Geese and Cackling GeeseEiders and Long-tailed DucksCoots and GallinulesWoodcock and Mourning Doves
1District AN/ASeptember 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16No open seasonSeptember 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)
2District BThe Saturday before the opening of the migratory bird hunting season identified in column 3 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)For a period of 106 days beginning on the first Saturday after September 11The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25October 1 to January 14 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(b)No open seasonFor a period of 106 days beginning on September 11 if that day is a Saturday or, if not, on the nearest Saturday that is before or after September 11 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)
3Districts C, D and EThe Saturday before the opening of the migratory bird hunting season identified in column 3 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)For a period of 106 days beginning on the first Saturday after September 11 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(c)

September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(a)

The first Saturday after September 11 to December 16

The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25No open seasonFor a period of 106 days beginning on September 18 if that day is a Saturday or, if not, on the nearest Saturday that is before or after September 18 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)
4District FThe Saturday preceding the opening of the migratory bird hunting season identified in column 3For a period of 106 days beginning on the first Saturday after September 18 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(c)

September 6 to the first Friday after September 17 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(a)

The first Saturday after September 18 to December 21

The first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 1 of the following yearThe first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 1 of the following yearFor a period of 106 days beginning on September 18 if that day is a Saturday or, if not, on the nearest Saturday that is before or after September 18
5District GSecond-to-last Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)Last Saturday of September to December 26Last Saturday of September to December 26November 1 to February 14No open seasonLast Saturday of September to December 26 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Quebec(d)
  • Return to footnote (a)In Districts C, D, E and F, hunting for Canada Geese and Cackling Geese is allowed only on farmland.

  • Return to footnote (b)In District B in the portion of the North Shore west of the Natashquan River, the hunting season for Eiders begins on October 1 and ends on October 24 and the hunting season for Long-tailed Ducks begins on November 15 and ends on February 5.

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

  • Return to footnote (d)Hunting for Mourning Dove is allowed only in District F; non-toxic shot required.

  • 1 In this Part,

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

    • (b) District B means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zones 19 south, 20 and 29 and that 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;

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

    • (d) District D means that part of the Province of Quebec included in that portion of Provincial Hunting Zones 18, 21 and 28 lying west of longitude 70°00′ and that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying west of longitude 70°00′ 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;

    • (e) District E means that part of the Province of Quebec included in Provincial Hunting Zone 1; that 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; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 28 lying east of longitude 70°00′; that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 27 lying east of longitude 70°00′ and north of the latitude at the Saint-Siméon wharf; and that portion of Provincial Hunting Zone 18 and the waters of the Saguenay lying east of the limit of District D, including that portion of the waters of Chaleur Bay and the St. Lawrence River lying east of the ferry crossing from Saint-Siméon to Rivière-du-Loup to the boundaries of Districts B and G;

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

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

    • (h) to (j) [Repealed, SOR/2008-217, s. 12]

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

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

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

    • (a) Cap-Tourmente (Water):

      Commencing at the intersection of the low-water mark along the northerly shore of the St. Lawrence River with the southwesterly boundary of shore lot 3,814,431 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency; thence 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; thence easterly along that straight line to the light buoy designated V6 on that chart; thence northeasterly in a straight line toward the light buoys designated K108 and K103 on chart number 1317; thence 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; thence northwesterly in a line perpendicular to the low-water mark opposite LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid; thence southwesterly along the low-water mark to the point of commencement, together with that portion of the right-of-way of the railway from Lot 3,814,431 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency, thence easterly abreast of LL 1902 Cap Brûlé fixed navigation aid;

    • (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; thence southwesterly in a straight line (in Havre de la Grande Entrée) to a point situated 200 m from the ordinary high-water mark and on the extension southeasterly of the most easterly limit of lot 3,777,710 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Îles-de-la-Madeleine; thence northwesterly following that extension line and southeasterly limit of said lot; thence northwesterly following the easterly limits of lots 3,777,410; 3,779,909 and 3,776,833 and its extension in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a point situated 200 m measured at right angle to the ordinary high-water mark of that Gulf; thence easterly following a line at 200 m from that water mark to a point situated 2 000 m in a straight line from that point; thence southerly in a straight line to the intersection of the westerly bank of an unnamed creek with the ordinary high-water mark of Baie Clarke (at approximate latitude 47°37′15,32″N and approximate longitude 61°28′24,45″W); thence southwesterly following that water mark to the point of commencement;

    • (c) Havre aux Basques:

      In the municipality of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, comprising a part of île du Cap aux Meules and a part 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; thence southwesterly along the ordinary high-water mark of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to a southwestern point 47º18′1,48″N and 61º58′16,70″W; thence easterly in a straight line to a southeastern point at approximate latitude of 47º18′14,49″N and approximate longitude 61º56′2,37″W; thence 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; thence 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 said 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; the eastern and western limits of said zones being lines parallel to the ordinary high-water marks of Baie de Plaisance and the Gulf of St. Lawrence;

    • (d) Cap-Tourmente (Ground):

      Lot 3,815,311 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency, and the part of the railroad right-of-way that appears on Public Works Canada map AM-92-7485, and the area between the low-water mark of the St. Lawrence River and the northern boundary of the railroad 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 sector includes the public road called “chemin du Cap-Tourmente” located in the municipality of Saint-Joachim;

    • (e) Lac Saint-Pierre (Nicolet):

      This sector is located in the St. Lawrence River to the northwest of the National Defence property near the town of Nicolet. It includes the open water and marshes inside a straight line between battery #5 (46°13′30″N and 72°40′5″W) and the end of the Longue Pointe called OP-6 (46°10′15″N and 72°45′03″W) on the National Defence property, to the limit of the Nicolet Migratory Bird Sanctuary; and

    • (f) Cap-Saint-Ignace:

      This sector 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. This sector 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 Migratory Bird Sanctuary, going west for a distance of about 400 m up to the eastern limit of lot 3,251,418 of the cadastre of Quebec, registration division of Montmorency.

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

  • 5 [Repealed, SOR/89-343, s. 5]

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 20]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 21]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1District A

May 1 to June 30

September 1 to December 16

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f)

2District BThe first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f)
3Districts C and D

March 1 to May 31 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)

September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)

The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f)

4District E

March 1 to May 31 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)

September 1 to the first Friday after September 10 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)

The first Saturday after September 11 to the first Saturday after December 25

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d); bait Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f); bait crop area Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f); bait crop area Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

5District F

March 1 to May 31 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(b)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(c)

September 6 to the first Friday after September 17 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(a)

The first Saturday after September 18 to the first Saturday after January 1 of the following year

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d); bait Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f); bait crop area Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f); bait crop area Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(e)

6District GLast Saturday of September to December 26Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(d)Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Quebec Concerning Overabundant Species(f)
  • Return to footnote (a)Hunting and hunting equipment are allowed only on farmland.

  • Return to footnote (b)In District F, no person shall hunt south of the St. Lawrence River and north of the road right-of-way of Route 132 between the western limit of Montmagny municipality and the eastern limit of Cap-Saint-Ignace municipality, other than in lots 4 598 472 and 2 611 981 in Montmagny municipality.

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

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

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

  • Return to footnote (f)Any species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese with recorded Snow Goose calls.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8
ItemLimitDucksGeese (Other than Snow Geese)Snow GeeseCoots and GallinulesWoodcockSnipeMourning Doves
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(a)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(b)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(d)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)20 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)4 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(e)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)10 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(c)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)20 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(g)No limit12 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)30 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Quebec(f)
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than four may be American Black Ducks, except in the portion of District F that is west of Route 155 and Highway 55, in which case not more than two may be American Black Ducks.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than one may be Blue-winged Teal and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • Return to footnote (c)Not more than two may be Blue-winged Teal and not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye.

  • Return to footnote (d)Up to five additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the period beginning on September 1 and ending on September 25.

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

  • Return to footnote (f)Not more than three birds may be taken or possessed during Waterfowler Heritage Days, with the additional species restrictions described in notes (a) to (c) applying within the total.

  • Return to footnote (g)No limit for Canada Geese.

PART VI

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks), Rails (Other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Gallinules, Coots, Snipe, Geese, Woodcock and Mourning DovesDucks (Other than Harlequin Ducks), Rails (Other than Yellow Rails and King Rails), Gallinules, Coots, Snipe and Geese (Other than Canada Geese and Cackling Geese)Canada Geese and Cackling GeeseWoodcockMourning Doves
1Hudson-James Bay DistrictFirst Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(a)September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 16September 1 to December 15No open season
2Northern DistrictFirst Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(a)September 10 to December 24September 1 to December 16September 15 to December 15No open season
3Central DistrictSecond Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(b)For a period of 106 days beginning on the third Saturday of SeptemberFor a period of 107 days beginning on the day after Labour DaySeptember 20 to December 20For a period of 70 days beginning on the day after Labour Day Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(b)
4Southern DistrictThird Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(b)

For a period of 106 days beginning on the fourth Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(g)

For a period of 11 days beginning on the first Thursday after Labour Day Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(d)

For a period of 11 days beginning on the first Thursday after Labour Day, except for any Sunday within this period Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(e)

For a period of 96 days — 95 days if Labour Day falls on September 1 or 2 — beginning on the fourth Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(d)

For a period of 106 days — 105 days if Labour Day falls on September 1 or 2 — beginning on the fourth Saturday of September except for any Sunday within this period Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(e)

For a period of 8 days beginning on the fourth Saturday of February, except for any Sunday within this period Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(e)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(f)

September 25 to December 20For a period of 70 days beginning on the first Thursday after Labour Day Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Ontario(b)
  • Return to footnote (a)The Mourning Dove season only opens in the Central District and Southern District.

  • Return to footnote (b)Non-toxic shot required.

  • Return to footnote (c)In Wildlife Management Unit 65, recorded Snow Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese; any species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese with those calls.

  • Return to footnote (d)In municipalities where Sunday gun hunting is permitted by provincial regulations.

  • Return to footnote (e)In municipalities where Sunday gun hunting is not permitted by provincial regulations.

  • Return to footnote (f)Except in Wildlife Management Unit 94.

  • Return to footnote (g)Except for American Black Ducks, for which the open season begins on the fourth Saturday of September and ends on December 20.

  • 1 In this Part,

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

    • (b) a reference to municipalities where Sunday gun hunting is permitted is a reference to those municipalities in the Province of Ontario referred to in Schedule 1 of Part 7 of Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions) as being the area 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.

  • 2 In this Part,

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 [Repealed, SOR/2001-215, s. 14]

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

    • (a) and b) [Repealed, SOR/2009-190, s. 8]

    • (c) 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 the Province of Ontario to the International Boundary between Canada and the United States and thence 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 the Province of Ontario, and the portion of Long Point Bay on Lake Erie in Norfolk County in the Province of 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 intersection with the southerly shore of Turkey Point, each of those portions being situated beyond 300 m from the shore, from an area of emergent vegetation or from a water line that forms a boundary of private property;

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

    • (e) that portion of Norfolk County in the Province of Ontario described as follows:

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

    • (f) that part of the Township of Frontenac Islands in the Province of Ontario lying west of the mid-way point between Howe Island and Wolfe Island and the southeasterly production of that mid-way point to the International Boundary Line 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 said line with the International boundary line 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 paragraph 15(1)(e), in a boat located in an emergent marsh contiguous with the shore, or

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

  • 5 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 31]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Ontario Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Wildlife Management Unit 65March 1 to May 31 Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Ontario Concerning Overabundant Species(a)Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Ontario Concerning Overabundant Species(b)

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8Column 9
ItemLimitDucks (other than Harlequin Ducks)Canada Geese and Cackling GeeseWhite-fronted Geese and BrantSnow GeeseRails (other than Yellow Rails and King Rails) and SnipeGallinulesWoodcock and CootsMourning Doves
1Daily Bag6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(a)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(c)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(d)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(e)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(f)520 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(g)104815
2Possession18 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Ontario(b)no limit15no limit30122445
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye. In the Southern District and Central District, not more than one may be an American Black Duck, and in the Hudson-James Bay District and Northern District, not more than two may be American Black Ducks.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye. In the Southern District and Central District, not more than three may be American Black Ducks, and in the Hudson-James Bay District and Northern District, not more than six may be American Black Ducks.

  • Return to footnote (c)A total of not more than two Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily in Wildlife Management Unit 94 in the period beginning on the fourth Saturday in September and ending on the last day of the open season.

  • Return to footnote (d)A total of not more than three Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily in Wildlife Management Units 82, 84, 85 and 93 during the period beginning on the fourth Saturday of September and ending on October 31.

  • Return to footnote (e)Up to five additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily in

  • (i) Wildlife Management Units 36 and 45 during the period beginning on September 1 and ending on September 9,

  • (ii) Wildlife Management Units 42 to 44 and 46 to 59 during the period beginning on the day after Labour Day and ending on the Friday preceding the third Saturday in September,

  • (iii) Wildlife Management Units 60 to 81, 83, 86 to 92 and 95 during the 11-day period beginning on the first Thursday after Labour Day, and

  • (iv) Wildlife Management Units 60 to 81, 83 and 86 to 92 during the eight-day period beginning on the fourth Saturday in February, in municipalities where Sunday gun hunting is not permitted.

  • Return to footnote (f)Up to three additional Canada Geese or Cackling Geese, or any combination of them, may be taken daily in

  • (i) Wildlife Management Units 82, 84, 85, 93 and 94 during the 11-day period beginning on the first Thursday after Labour Day, and

  • (ii) Wildlife Management Units 82, 84, 85 and 93 during the eight-day period beginning on the fourth Saturday in February in municipalities where Sunday gun hunting is not permitted.

  • Return to footnote (g)Up to 30 additional Snow Geese may be taken daily in the Hudson-James Bay District.

PART VII

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks, Geese, Coots, Snipe and Sandhill CranesDucks, Geese, Coots and Snipe RESIDENTS OF CANADADucks, Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese, Brant, Coots and Snipe NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADASandhill CranesSnow and Ross’s Geese NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADAAmerican Woodcock
1Game Bird Hunting Zone 1September 1 to September 7 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 1 to October 31 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 1 to October 31September 1 to November 30September 1 to October 31 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)N/A
2Game Bird Hunting Zone 2September 1 to September 7 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 1 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 8 to November 30September 1 to November 30September 8 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)N/A
3Game Bird Hunting Zone 3September 1 to September 7 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 1 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 24 to November 30September 1 to November 30September 17 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 8 to November 30
4Game Bird Hunting Zone 4September 1 to September 7 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 1 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 24 to November 30September 1 to November 30September 17 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Manitoba(a)September 8 to November 30
  • Return to footnote (a)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory birds for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

TABLE I.2

Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Game Bird Hunting Zone 1April 1 to June 15 and August 15 to August 31Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
2Game Bird Hunting Zone 2March 15 to May 31Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
3Game Bird Hunting Zone 3March 15 to May 31Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
4Game Bird Hunting Zone 4March 15 to May 31Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Manitoba Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

    • (d) Game Bird Hunting Zone 4 means that portion of the Province of Manitoba included in Provincial Game Hunting Areas No. 22, 23, 24, 25A, 25B, 27, 28, 29, 29A, 30, 31, 31A, 32, 33, 34, 34A, 34B, 34C, 35, 35A, 36 and 38 as described in the Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, 220/86, of the Province of Manitoba, made pursuant to The Wildlife Act, C.C.S.M., c. W130;

    • (e) and (f) [Repealed, SOR/2011-120, s. 16]

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

  • 2 In this Part, the open season for non-residents of Canada in Game Bird Hunting Zone 4 and 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 the Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, 220/86, of the Province of Manitoba, made under the Wildlife Act (C.C.S.M., c. W130), includes,

    • (a) in respect of Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant, only that part of each day from one-half hour before sunrise to 12:00 noon, local time, from the opening date up to and including the second Sunday of October, and, after that period, from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset; and

    • (b) in respect of Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese, only that part of each day from one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8Column 9Column 10Column 11
ItemLimitDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snow Geese and Ross’s GeeseCanada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Sandhill CranesCootsSnipeWoodcock

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Woodcock

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

1Daily Bag88 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba(a)508 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba(c)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba(d)581084
2Possession2424 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba(b)no limit2415 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Manitoba(e)1524302412
  • Return to footnote (a)In Game Bird Hunting Zone 4, not more than four may be Redheads or Canvasbacks or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (b)In Game Bird Hunting Zone 4, not more than 12 may be Redheads or Canvasbacks or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (c)In provincial Game Hunting Area 38, as described in the Hunting Areas and Zones Regulation, 220/86, of the Province of Manitoba, made under the Wildlife Act (C.C.S.M., c. W130), up to four additional Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese or Brant, or any combination of them, may be taken daily during the period beginning on September 1 and ending on September 23.

  • Return to footnote (d)Except in Game Bird Hunting Zone 1, where the limit is eight.

  • Return to footnote (e)Except in Game Bird Hunting Zone 1, where the limit is 24.

PART VIII

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemDistrictDucks, Geese, Coots, Snipe and Sandhill CranesDucks, Geese, Coots, Snipe and Sandhill Cranes
1No. 1 (North)Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labour Day weekend, excluding any day in August, and of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(b)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(b)
2No. 2 (South)Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labour Day weekend, excluding any day in August, and of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(b)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(c)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(b),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Season in Saskatchewan(c)
  • Return to footnote (a)Falconry season open September 1 to December 16.

  • Return to footnote (b)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory birds for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

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

  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

  • 3 In this Part, the open season for Canada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted Geese 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 from the opening date until October 14 includes only that part of each day from one half-hour before sunrise until noon, local time, and, after that period, from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset. The open season for Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese province-wide includes only that part of each day from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour after sunset.

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 45]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 46]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Saskatchewan Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1District No. 1 (North) and District No. 2 (South)March 15 to June 15Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Saskatchewan Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
ItemLimitDucksSnow Geese and Ross’s GeeseCanada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted GeeseSandhill CranesCootsSnipe
1Daily Bag8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan(a)208 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan(c)51010
2Possession24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan(b)no limit24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Saskatchewan(d)153030

PART IX

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemAreaDucks, Geese, Coots and SnipeDucks, Geese, Coots and Snipe
1Zone No. 1First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(b)
2Zone No. 2First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(b)
3Zone No. 3First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(b)
4Zone No. 4First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(b)
5Zone No. 5First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 8 to December 21 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(c)
6Zone No. 6First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 8 to December 21 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(c)
7Zone No. 7First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 8 to December 21 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(c)
8Zone No. 8First weekend in September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a)September 1 to December 16 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(a),Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in Alberta(b)
  • Return to footnote (a)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory birds for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

  • Return to footnote (b)Falconry season open from September 1 to December 16.

  • Return to footnote (c)Falconry season open from September 8 to December 21.

  • 1 In this Part,

    • (a) Zone No. 1 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 501 to 506 inclusive, 509 to 512 inclusive, 514 to 519 inclusive, 529 to 532 inclusive and 841;

    • (b) Zone No. 2 means that part of Alberta included in Wildlife Management Units 344, 347, 349 to 360 inclusive, 520 to 528 inclusive, 534 to 537 inclusive, 539 to 542 inclusive and 544;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 50]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 51]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Alberta Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Throughout AlbertaMarch 15 to June 15Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Alberta Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemLimitDucksSnow Geese and Ross’s GeeseCanada Geese, Cackling Geese and White-fronted GeeseCootsSnipe
1Daily Bag8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta(a)508 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta(c)88
2Possession24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta(b)no limit24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Alberta(d)2424
  • Return to footnote (a)Not more than four may be Northern Pintails. For non-residents of Canada, not more than two may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (b)Not more than 12 may be Northern Pintails. For non-residents of Canada, not more than six may be Barrow’s Goldeneye or Common Goldeneye or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (c)Not more than five may be White-fronted Geese.

  • Return to footnote (d)Not more than 15 may be White-fronted Geese.

PART X

TABLE I

Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8
Waterfowler Heritage DayOpen Season
ItemDistrictDucks and GeeseDucks, Coots and SnipeSnow Geese and Ross’s GeeseOther GeeseBrantBand-tailed PigeonsMourning Doves
1No. 1Weekend before Thanksgiving weekendFor a period of 105 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekendFor a period of 105 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend

For a period of 105 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(a)

For a period of 9 days beginning on the first Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(b)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

For a period of 44 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(b)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

For a period of 23 days beginning on the third Saturday of December Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(b)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

For the period of 29 days ending on March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(b)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

No open seasonSeptember 15 to September 30No open season
2No. 2Weekend before Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(f)For a period of 105 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For a period of 86 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For the period of 19 days ending on March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For a period of 105 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(g)

For a period of 9 days beginning on the first Saturday of September Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For a period of 44 days beginning on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For a period of 23 days beginning on the third Saturday of December Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

For the period of 29 days ending on March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)

March 1 to March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(h)September 15 to September 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(e)No open season
3No. 3First Saturday and Sunday in September that fall togetherSeptember 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23

September 10 to December 23 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(g)

September 10 to September 20 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

October 1 to December 23 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

March 1 to March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

No open seasonSeptember 15 to September 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(i)September 1 to September 30
4No. 4First Saturday and Sunday in September that fall togetherSeptember 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23September 10 to December 23No open seasonNo open seasonSeptember 1 to September 30
5No. 5Weekend before September 15September 15 to December 25September 15 to December 25September 15 to December 25No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
6No. 6First Saturday and Sunday in September that fall together

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(j)

October 1 to January 13 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(k)

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(j)

October 1 to January 13 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(k)

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(j)

October 1 to January 13 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(k)

No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
7No. 7

September 1 and 2 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(l)

Second Saturday and Sunday in September that fall together Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(m)

September 3 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(l)

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(m)

September 3 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(l)

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(m)

September 3 to November 30 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(l)

September 1 to November 30, except during Waterfowler Heritage Days Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(m)

No open seasonNo open seasonNo open season
8No. 8First Saturday and Sunday in September that fall togetherSeptember 12 to December 25September 12 to December 25

September 12 to December 25 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(g)

September 20 to November 28 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

December 20 to January 5 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

For the period of 18 days ending on March 10 Footnote for TABLE I Waterfowler Heritage Days and Open Seasons in British Columbia(d)

No open seasonNo open seasonSeptember 1 to September 30
  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 54]

  • 1 In this Part,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
ItemLimitDucksWhite Geese (Snow and Ross’s Geese)Dark Geese (Canada, Cackling and White-fronted Geese)BrantCoots and SnipeBand-tailed Pigeons and Mourning Doves
1Daily Bag8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(a)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(c)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(e)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(g)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(i)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(k), 10 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(l)2 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(m)105
2Possession24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(b)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(d)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(f)Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(h)15 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(j)15 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(k), 30 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(l)6 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in British Columbia(m)3015

PART XI

TABLE I

Open Season in the Northwest Territories

Column 1Column 2
ItemAreaDucks, Geese, Coots and Snipe
1Throughout the Northwest TerritoriesSeptember 1 to December 10 Footnote for TABLE I Open Season in the Northwest Territories(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory birds for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 58]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 59]

TABLE I.2

Measures in the Northwest Territories Concerning Overabundant Species

Column 1Column 2Column 3
ItemAreaPeriod during which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Banks Island, Victoria Island and Queen Elizabeth IslandsMay 1 to June 30Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in the Northwest Territories Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
2Throughout the Northwest Territories except Banks Island, Victoria Island and Queen Elizabeth IslandsMay 1 to May 28Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in the Northwest Territories Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in the Northwest Territories

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8Column 9
ItemLimitDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snow Geese and Ross’s GeeseCootsSnipe

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

1Daily Bag258155 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in the Northwest Territories(a)50251010
2PossessionNo limit16No limit10 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in the Northwest Territories(a)No limitNo limitno limit20
  • Return to footnote (a)Except that non-residents may not take more than two White-fronted Geese daily and may not possess more than four.

PART XII

TABLE I

Open Seasons in Yukon

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
ItemAreaDucksCanada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and BrantSnow Geese and Ross’s GeeseSandhill CranesRails and CootsSnipe
1Northern Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon Footnote for TABLE I Open Seasons in Yukon(a)

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon Footnote for TABLE I Open Seasons in Yukon(a)

No open season

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

2Central Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon Footnote for TABLE I Open Seasons in Yukon(a)

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

August 15 to October 31 for residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon Footnote for TABLE I Open Seasons in Yukon(a)

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

September 1 to October 31 for non-residents of Yukon

3Southern YukonSeptember 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31September 1 to October 31 Footnote for TABLE I Open Seasons in Yukon(a)September 1 to October 31No open seasonSeptember 1 to October 31
  • Return to footnote (a)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory bird for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

  • 1 In this Part,

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

    • (b) Central Yukon means all that portion of Yukon lying between latitude 62° and 66°N; and

    • (c) Southern Yukon means all that portion of Yukon lying south of latitude 62°N.

  • TABLE I.1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 62]

  • 1 [Repealed, SOR/99-263, s. 63]

TABLE I.2

Measures in Yukon Concerning Overabundant Species

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
AreaPeriod During Which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese May Be KilledAdditional Hunting Method or Equipment
1Northern YukonMay 1 to May 28Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Yukon Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
2Central YukonMay 1 to May 28Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Yukon Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
3Southern YukonMay 1 to May 28Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Yukon Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7
ItemLimitDucksCanada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and BrantSnow Geese and Ross’s GeeseSandhill CranesRails and CootsSnipe
1Daily Bag8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(a)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(b)5020 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(c)10
2Possession24 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(a)15 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(b)No limit40 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(c)30 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Yukon(d)
  • Return to footnote (a)Except that in Northern Yukon 17 additional ducks may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

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

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

  • Return to footnote (d)Except that in Northern Yukon there is no possession limit.

PART XIII

TABLE I

Open Season in Nunavut

Column 1Column 2
ItemAreaDucks, Geese, Coots and Snipe
1Throughout NunavutSeptember 1 to December 10 Footnote for TABLE I Open Season in Nunavut(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)Recorded Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose calls may be used when hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese; any species of migratory birds for which it is open season may be taken while hunting Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese with those calls.

TABLE I.2

Measures in Nunavut Concerning Overabundant Species

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
AreaPeriod during which Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese may be killedAdditional hunting method or equipment
1Throughout NunavutMay 1 to June 30Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Nunavut Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
August 15 to August 31Recorded bird calls Footnote for TABLE I.2 Measures in Nunavut Concerning Overabundant Species(a)
  • Return to footnote (a)“Recorded bird calls” refers to bird calls of a species referred to in the heading of column 2.

TABLE II

Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6Column 7Column 8Column 9
ItemLimitDucks

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Ducks

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Canada Geese, Cackling Geese, White-fronted Geese and Brant

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snow Geese and Ross’s GeeseCootsSnipe

RESIDENTS OF CANADA

Snipe

NON-RESIDENTS OF CANADA

1Daily Bag25 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(a)8 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(a)15 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(c)5 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(e)50 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(g)251010
2Possessionno limit Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(b)16 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(b)no limit Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(d)10 Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(d),Footnote for TABLE II Bag and Possession Limits in Nunavut(f)no limitno limitno limit20
  • Return to footnote (a)Except in that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are south of 55°N latitude, where the limit is six, of which

    • (i) not more than two may be American Black Ducks and one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye, in the area west of 80°15‘W longitude; and

    • (ii) not more than four may be American Black Ducks, one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and one may be Blue-winged Teal, in the area east of 80°15‘W longitude.

  • Return to footnote (b)Except in that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are south of 55°N latitude, where the limit is 18, of which

  • (i) not more than six may be American Black Ducks and one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye, in the area west of 80°15‘W longitude; and

  • (ii) not more than one may be Barrow’s Goldeneye and two may be Blue-winged Teal, in the area east of 80°15‘W longitude.

  • Return to footnote (c)In that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are west of 80°15‘W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, not more than five may be Canada Geese or Cackling Geese or any combination of them.

  • Return to footnote (d)Except in that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are east of 80°15‘W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, where the limit is 20.

  • Return to footnote (e)Not more than two may be White-fronted Geese.

  • Return to footnote (f)Not more than four may be White-fronted Geese. In that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are west of 80°15‘W longitude and south of 55°N latitude, there is no limit on Canada Geese and Cackling Geese.

  • Return to footnote (g)Except in that portion of the islands and waters of James Bay that are south of 55°N latitude, where the limit is 20.

  • SOR/78-579, s. 1;
  • SOR/79-544, s. 10;
  • SOR/79-621, s. 1;
  • SOR/80-577, ss. 11 to 19;
  • SOR/81-641, ss. 7 to 16;
  • SOR/82-703, ss. 8 to 17;
  • SOR/82-826, s. 1;
  • SOR/83-594, ss. 2 to 11;
  • SOR/84-561, ss. 2 to 11;
  • SOR/84-947, ss. 1 to 3;
  • SOR/85-694, ss. 6 to 14;
  • SOR/86-834, ss. 1 to 10;
  • SOR/87-464, ss. 1 to 10;
  • SOR/88-374, ss. 1 to 9;
  • SOR/88-457, ss. 1, 2;
  • SOR/89-343, ss. 1 to 10;
  • SOR/89-389, ss. 1(E), 2, 3(F);
  • SOR/89-472, ss. 1, 2;
  • SOR/90-424, ss. 1 to 8, 10 to 12;
  • SOR/90-425, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-623, ss. 2 to 5;
  • SOR/91-492, ss. 1 to 10;
  • SOR/92-532, ss. 1 to 12;
  • SOR/93-344, ss. 1, 2(F), 3 to 13;
  • SOR/93-438, ss. 1 to 8;
  • SOR/94-449, ss. 1 to 15, 16(F), 17 to 24;
  • SOR/95-296, ss. 1 to 28, 29(F);
  • SOR/96-308, ss. 1 to 41;
  • SOR/97-364, ss. 1 to 31;
  • SOR/97-400, s. 3;
  • SOR/98-343, ss. 1 to 4, 5(E), 6 to 29, 30(F), 31 to 35;
  • SOR/99-147, ss. 6 to 8;
  • SOR/99-263, ss. 1 to 5 (F), 6, 7, 8(F), 9, 10, 11(F), 12 to 14, 15(F), 16 to 26, 27(F), 28 to 54, 55(F), 56 to 64;
  • err., Vol. 133, No. 16;
  • SOR/2000-88, ss. 6 to 13;
  • SOR/2000-240, ss. 1 to 20;
  • SOR/2000-331, s. 4;
  • SOR/2000-347, ss. 3, 4, 6, 7;
  • SOR/2001-90, ss. 1 to 4;
  • SOR/2001-215, ss. 1 to 24;
  • SOR/2002-80, ss. 2 to 5;
  • SOR/2002-212, ss. 1 to 25;
  • SOR/2002-394, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-84, ss. 2, 3;
  • SOR/2003-221, ss. 1 to 17;
  • SOR/2004-37, ss. 1 to 3;
  • SOR/2004-138, ss. 2(F), 3(F), 4 to 21, 22(F), 23(F), 24 to 31, 32(F), 33 to 35, 36(F), 37, 38, 39(F), 40 to 42;
  • SOR/2005-64, ss. 1 to 3;
  • SOR/2005-186, ss. 5 to 15, 16(E), 17 to 26;
  • SOR/2006-52, s. 1;
  • SOR/2006-136, ss. 2 to 10, 11(E), 12, 13(E), 14 to 30;
  • SOR/2006-284, s. 1;
  • SOR/2007-140, ss. 2 to 12, 13(E), 14 to 32;
  • SOR/2008-149, s. 1;
  • SOR/2008-217, ss. 2 to 18, 19(F), 20 to 33, 34(E);
  • SOR/2009-75, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-190, ss. 2 to 19;
  • SOR/2010-139, ss. 1 to 6, 7(F), 8 to 10, 11(F), 12 to 14, 15(E), 16 to 19, 20 to 23(F), 24 to 28, 29(E), 30(F), 31(F), 32 to 35, 36(F), 37 to 45, 46(F), 47(F), 48;
  • SOR/2011-120, ss. 1, 2(E), 3, 4(E), 5, 6, 7(F), 8(F), 9 to 16, 17(F), 18(E), 19, 20(F), 21(F), 22, 23, 24(F), 25, 26(F);
  • SOR/2012-110, ss. 1 to 31;
  • SOR/2013-126, ss. 3 to 21, 22(E), 23 to 48, 49(F), 50 to 54;
  • SOR/2014-136, ss. 1 to 38;
  • SOR/2016-126, ss. 3 to 20, 21(E), 22 to 30.

SCHEDULE II(s. 4)

Cost of Documents

ItemDocumentsAnnual Fee
1Migratory game bird hunting permit$ 8.50
2Scientific permitfree
3Avicultural permit10.00
4Migratory bird damage permitfree
5Airport-kill permitfree
6Taxidermist permit10.00
7Eiderdown permit10.00
8Special permitfree
9Habitat conservation stamp fee8.50
  • SOR/81-423, s. 2;
  • SOR/86-535, s. 2;
  • SOR/87-445, s. 1;
  • SOR/89-371, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-478, s. 1;
  • SOR/98-314, s. 1.
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