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The Wildlife Act

C.C.S.M. c. W130

The Wildlife Act

1 Definitions
PART I
DESIGNATED AREAS
2 (1) Designation of areas
(2) Designation of Crown lands
(3) Designation of Crown lands and other lands
3 (1) Regulations respecting designated areas
(2) Application of regulations for designated areas
4 Repealed
5 Repealed
6 Acquisition of lands
7 Repealed
8 Repealed
PART II
OFFENCES
9 Application of Part
DIVISION 1
DANGEROUS HUNTING OFFENCES
10 Dangerous hunting
11 Hunting while intoxicated
12 (1) Hunting at night by means of lights
(2) Exceptions
13 Offence and penalty
14 (1) Holding of licence prohibited
(2) Suspension may be increased
(3) Effective date of suspension
(4) Obtaining licence prohibited
DIVISION 2
HUNTING AND TRAPPING OFFENCES
15 (1) Licence requirement
(2) Exception
16 Hunting or trapping in damaging manner
17 Restricted area
18 Hunting or trapping for remuneration
19 Possession of illegally taken animals
20 Prohibitions re protected species
21 Wrong age or sex
22 Hunting from vehicles
23 Hunting other than with firearms
24 (1) Use of poison
(2) Possession of poison
(3) Exception
25 Sunday hunting
26 Hunting out of season
27 (1) Prohibited time of day
(2) Definition of "discharge"
28 Bag limit
29 Possession limit
30 Buying, selling or serving meat of wild animal
30.1 Trading in wild animals
31 Transporting illegally taken animals
32 (1) Retrieval of game
(2) Edible portions of game
(3) Exceptions
33 Hunting or trapping on private land or leased Crown land
33.1 Recapture of escaped game production animal
34 (1) Use of firearms
(2) Repealed
35 Use of dogs
36 (1) Offence and penalty
(2) Offence and penalty for certain provisions
37 (1) Holding of licence prohibited
(2) Suspension may be increased
(3) Effective date of suspension
(4) Obtaining licence prohibited
DIVISION 3
FUR BEARING ANIMAL OFFENCES
38 (1) Trapping in registered trapline district
(2) Definitions for section
39 Interference with traps
40 (1) Shooting beaver, etc.
(2) Opening muskrat house
(3) Authorization of minister
41 Repealed
42 (1) Trading in furs
(2) Repealed
43 (1) Purchase of pelts
(2) Dressing pelts
(3) Exception
44 Repealed
DIVISION 4
GENERAL OFFENCES
45 Possession of live wild animals
46 (1) Killing wildlife in defence of property
(2) Report
(3) Sale of pelt
47 Transporting
48 (1) Prohibited species of animals
(2) Importing or exporting prohibited
(3) Exception
(4) Export permit
49 Destruction of nest or eggs
50 (1) Destruction of habitat
(2) Action for damages to habitat
51 Guide licence
52 Taxidermy licence
53 Notices and signs
54 Repealed
PART III
LICENSING
55 (1) Issue of licences and permits
(2) Form of licences and permits
(3) Terms of licences and permits
(4) Issue of licences, etc., by vendors
55.1 (1) Regulations re authorized issuer
(2) Required contents of regulation
(3) Additional contents of regulation
55.2 (1) Agreements re licence issuance
(2) Terms of agreement
55.3 Not Crown agent
55.4 Refusal to issue licence or permit if fine unpaid
55.5 Consequences of suspension in other jurisdiction
56 Compliance with terms and conditions of licences and permits
57 Cancellation of licences or permits
58 Repealed
59 False statements
60 (1) Licence not transferrable
(2) Attempt to transfer licence
(3) Using licence of another
61 (1) Licence to be carried on person
(2) Production of licence
62 (1) Issue of licence for special area
(2) Licence for specific period
(3) Licence for special method
63 Fee to license issuer
63.1 (1) Allocation of licences to guides and outfitters
(2) Allocation fee
64 (1) Authorization to capture or kill wildlife
(1.1) Conditions
(2) Property in wildlife killed under authority
64.1 Officer may capture or kill wildlife
65 Permit for wildlife or exotic wildlife, nests or eggs
66 Effect of licences and permits
67 Repealed
PART IV
ENFORCEMENT
68 (1) Appointment of employees
(2) Appointment of officers
(3) Temporary officers
69 Authority of officer
69.1 (1) Exemption for officer
(2) Requirements
70 (1) Inspection of premises and records
(2) Powers of arrest
(3) Entry upon private property
(4) Inspection of hunting or trapping camps
71 (1) Seizure in execution of duties
(2) Warrant to enter and seize
(3) Seizure without warrant
(4) Seizure for examination, etc.
72 (1) Inspection of firearms
(2) Production of firearm
73 (1) Officer may stop vehicle
(2) Inspection of wildlife or exotic wildlife
73.1 No obstruction of officers
74 Officer may kill dog
75 (1) Possession
(2) Onus of proof in possession
(3) Place of origin
76 Onus arising from possession
77 (1) Certificate of minister
(2) Certificate respecting examination
(3) Minister may designate expert
(4) Notice of certificate
(5) Service
(6) Same name
78 (1) Forfeiture of wildlife
(2) Automatic forfeiture of other things
(3) Discretionary forfeiture of other things
(3.1) Forfeiture of other things in cases of injury
(4) Disposal
(5) Where person unknown
79 Jurisdiction of justice of peace
80 (1) General offence
(2) Penalty
(3) Penalty
81 (1) Limitation period
(2) Description of offence
(3) Separate offences
(4) Continuing offences
(5) Defect in form
PART V
GENERAL
82 Annual reports by minister
83 Five year reports by minister
84 (1) Agreements
(2) Leases
(3) Agreements to share conviction information
85 (1) Property in wildlife vested in the Crown
(2) No Crown liability
86 (1) Property in lawfully killed wildlife
(2) Property in live wildlife
86.1 (1) Liability for value of animal involved in offence
(2) Calculating value of animal
(3) Joint and several liability
(4) Liability in addition to other consequences
(5) Interpretation: "convicted"
86.2 (1) Notice of potential liability when charged
(2) Notice of amount owing on conviction
86.3 Action to recover amount owing
86.4 (1) Regulations establishing value of wild animals
(2) Calculating value
86.5 Payment into wildlife enhancement account
86.6 (1) Licences cancelled while amounts owing
(2) Prohibition on obtaining licence
87 (1) Disposal of wildlife or exotic wildlife carcass
(2) Disposal of live wildlife or exotic wildlife
87.1 Delegation of powers
88 (1) Compensation for livestock killed by accident
(2) Conditions for compensation
(3) No application to game production animals
89 Regulations
90 Regulations by minister
91 Application of regulations
91.1 Incorporation by reference
92 (1) Disposal of rents, fees, fines
(2) Costs of administration
93 Rights against trespassers preserved
94 Act subject to Natural Resources Transfer Act
SCHEDULE A
WILD ANIMALS