O. Reg. 529/10: Hunting


Published: 2010-12-31

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ontario regulation 529/10

made under the

Fish and Wildlife conservation act, 1997

Made: December 15, 2010
Filed: December 31, 2010
Published on e-Laws: January 4, 2011
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: January 15, 2011


Amending O. Reg. 665/98

(Hunting)

1. Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 665/98 is amended by adding the following definitions:

“bull elk” means a male elk that is at least one year old at the time of the hunt;

“cow elk” means a female elk that is at least one year old at the time of the hunt;

“elk” means American elk;

2. (1) Subsection 17 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “moose, deer, bear” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “moose, deer, elk, bear”.

(2) Subsection 17 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “cow moose or antlerless deer” and substituting “cow moose, bull elk, cow elk or antlerless deer”.

(3) Subsection 17 (3) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer, moose” wherever it occurs and substituting in each case “deer, elk, moose”.

(4) Subsection 17 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer, moose” and substituting “deer, elk, moose”.

3. (1) Subsection 22 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer or bear” wherever it occurs and substituting in each case “deer, elk or bear”.

(2) Subsection 22 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) A licence that is no longer valid under subsection 17 (3) after the holder of the licence attaches the seal provided with the licence to the carcass of a deer, moose or bear shall continue to be valid despite that subsection if,

(a) the licence holder is hunting in a party for the species specified in the licence; and

(b) another member of the party holds a valid seal for that species and has not yet attached his or her seal to a carcass of that species.

(3) Subsection 22 (3) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer or bear” wherever it occurs and substituting in each case “deer, elk or bear”.

4. Section 23 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “moose, deer or bear” and substituting “moose, deer, elk or bear”.

5. Part III of the Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

24.2 (1) In a party hunting elk, every member of the party, other than the person who holds the elk seal, shall be a person who,

(a) was listed by the person who holds the elk seal as a member of his or her hunting party when he or she applied for the elk seal; or

(b) hunts under the authority of a hunter apprenticeship safety card and under the supervision of,

(i) the member of the hunting party who holds the elk seal, or

(ii) another member of the party described in clause (a).

(2) No person shall hunt elk in a party of more than four persons.

(3) Despite subsection (2), a person may hunt elk in a party of more than four persons if the additional persons hunt under the authority of a hunter apprenticeship safety card.

6. Clause 26 (1) (a) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer or moose” and substituting “deer, elk or moose”.

7. The Regulation is amended by adding the following Part:

Part Viii.1
elk

49.1 (1) An outdoors card accompanied by a resident elk licence tag constitutes a resident licence to hunt elk.

(2) A resident licence to hunt elk authorizes the licence holder to hunt elk of the age and sex and in the area specified on the elk licence tag or seal.

49.2 (1) A resident licence to hunt elk is only valid when the person who hunts under the licence either holds an elk seal or hunts in a party with a person who holds an elk seal.

(2) A person who is issued an elk seal shall complete the questionnaire provided with it and return it to the office of the Ministry specified in the questionnaire within 14 days following the last day of the hunt.

(3) After a person is issued an elk seal, he or she is not eligible to receive another elk seal until at least five years have elapsed since the end of the year in which the first-mentioned elk seal was issued.

49.3 (1) A licence to hunt elk is not valid for hunting elk on private property unless,

(a) the owner of the property has consented in writing to the hunt occurring on the property;

(b) in the case of a licence holder who also holds an elk seal, the licence holder carries the property owner’s written consent on his or her person during the hunt; and

(c) in the case of a licence holder who is a member of a hunting party other than a person referred to in clause (b), the licence holder carries a copy of the property owner’s written consent on his or her person during the hunt.

(2) The consent of the property owner shall be in a form provided by the Ministry.

(3) A person hunting elk on private property shall, at the request of a conservation officer, produce for inspection the property owner’s written consent or the copy of the consent, as the case may be.

(4) Clause (1) (c) and subsection (3) do not apply to a person hunting elk under the authority of a hunter apprenticeship safety card that is deemed to be a hunting licence under section 10.

(5) This section does not apply to a person who hunts elk on his or her own property.

49.4 A person who holds a licence to hunt elk shall not kill more than one elk under that licence.

8. Clause 63 (2) (b) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) to have a loaded firearm in a right of way for public vehicular traffic during any open season for deer or elk in the geographic areas that is not a season when only bows may be used to hunt deer or elk. 

9. Clause 65 (3) (b) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) the geographic areas described in Schedule 2 to Part 8 of Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions) made under the Act, during any open season for deer or elk in the geographic areas that is not a season when only bows may be used to hunt deer or elk. 

10. (1) Section 69 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer or moose” at the end and substituting “deer, elk or moose”. 

(2) The Table to section 69 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

TABLE

 


Items


Column 1


Column 2


Column 3




 


Species


Class of Firearm


Content of Class




1.


Moose, Elk, Deer


Class 1


Bow




2.


Moose, Elk, Deer


Class 2


Bow, or flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




3.


Deer


Class 3


Bow, shotgun, or flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




4.


Moose, Elk, Deer


Class 4


Rifle, shotgun, or flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




5.


Deer


Class 5


Flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




6.


Deer


Class 6


Shotgun, or flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




7.


Moose, Elk, Deer


Class 7


Bow, rifle, shotgun, or flint-lock or percussion cap muzzle-loading gun




 

11. Section 70 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “deer or moose” and substituting “deer, elk or moose”.

12. Section 86 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(2) A person shall not use or be accompanied by a dog when hunting elk.

13. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2011 and the day it is filed.