Amendments to O. Reg. 663/98 (Area Descriptions) to revise Bear Management Area and Registered Trapline boundaries to facilitate transfers of Crown land to the federal government under Land Settlement Agreements
Ontario Regulation 456/09
Ontario Regulation 663/98
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation, 1997
Summary of Decision:
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal. The proposal was implemented by an amendment to O. Reg. 663/98 (Area Descriptions) by O. Reg. 456/09. This regulation was filed by the Registrar of Regulations on December 4, 2009 and published in the Ontario Gazette on December 19, 2009.
October 25, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
Bear Management Areas (BMAs) are areas of Crown and private land used exclusively by tourist operators licenced by MNR to provide black bear hunting services to non-resident clients. Registered traplines are areas of Crown and private land used exclusively by trappers licenced by MNR to harvest furbearing mammals for commercial sale. Changes to BMA and registered trapline boundaries are made through a Minister’s regulation and are undertaken periodically for various reasons, including addressing transfers of Crown land to the federal government under land settlement agreements.
Provincial level consultation on these boundary changes was not conducted in view of the significant amount of local consultation conducted as part of the land settlement agreements. The small number (approximately 30) of tourist operators and trappers affected by the changes were consulted, and there were no outstanding concerns on their part.
The boundary changes made do not affect the long-term conservation of black bear and furbearing mammal populations in Ontario
Wildlife Policy Section
P.O. Box 7000
December 4, 2009