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Police remind CBRM citizens the 2015 Hunting & Trapping season is underway

According to the 2015 Nova Scotia Hunting& Furharvesting Summary of Regulations booklet:

No person shall at any time discharge any weapon:

• within or across the travelled portion of any highway, or within 30 m of the boundary of any highway; or
• between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise the following day.

No person shall at any time:

• hunt, take or kill, or attempt to hunt, take or kill wildlife with a weapon or discharge a weapon within 804 m of a school;
• discharge a firearm loaded with a rifle cartridge, single ball, or slug within 402 m of a dwelling, playground, golf course, athletic field, woods operation, place of business, agricultural building, or public building other than a school;
• discharge a shotgun loaded with shot, a crossbow or a bow within 182 m of a dwelling, playground, golf course, athletic field, woods operation, place of business, agricultural building, or public building other than a school;
• hunt, take or kill, or attempt to hunt, take or kill wildlife that is within 182 m of a dwelling, playground, golf course, athletic field, woods operation, place of business, agricultural building, or public building other than a school.

Police are also reminding citizens that according to the Criminal Code of Canada, it is an offence to have a firearm loaded in any place where the firearm cannot be legally discharged.


For more information on the 2015 Nova Scotia Hunting & Furharvesting Summary of Regulations, visit:

www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/pdf/Hunting_Summary_2015.pdf


For more general information on hunting in Nova Scotia, visit:

www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/

Any hunting practices contrary to the 2015 Nova Scotia Hunting & Furharvesting Summary of Regulations may be reported to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-565-2224 or the Cape Breton Regional Police Service at 902-563-5151.