Amendments to small game and furbearer hunting and trapping seasons Ontario Regulation 663/98, Ontario Regulation 665/98, Ontario Regulation 666/98, and Ontario Regulation 670/98 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to streamline and modernize the management of furbearer and small game, include game reptile and game amphibian, wildlife species in Ontario.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
Summary of Decision:
Summary of Proposal:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal as described, subject to the following changes:
• No open season for Snapping Turtle across all of Ontario.
• The Ruffed Grouse bag and possession limits are 5 and 15 respectively for Wildlife Management Units 68, 73 to 76, 82 to 84.
• The Ring-necked Pheasant bag and possession limits are 3 and 10 respectively for Wildlife Management Units 68, 69A, 70 to 94.
• An amendment to O. Reg. 666/98 will allow possession of an Otter pelt that is incidentally trapped (outside the open season for otter) during the open season for Beaver, without obtaining a licence to possess a pelt. Amended in response to comments received on the proposed (different) seasons for Otter and Beaver
The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 663/98 (Area Descriptions) by O. Reg. 86/17, by an amendment to O. Reg. 665/98 (Hunting) by O. Reg. 87/17, by an amendment to O. Reg. 666/98 (Possession, Buying and Selling of Wildlife), by O. Reg. 88/17, by an amendment to O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping), by O. Reg. 89/17, and by an amendment to O. Reg. 670/98 (Open Seasons), by O. Reg. 85/17. These regulations were filed by the Registrar of Regulations on March 30, 2017.
April 1, 2017