15.1 (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.
16. (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
17. 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
18. 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.
19. (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.
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