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Eastern Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area Designation and Regulations

made under Section 113 of the
Wildlife Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 504
O.I.C. 76-1351 (November 16, 1976), N.S. Reg. 104/76
as amended by O.I.C. 91-1259 (October 29, 1991), N.S. Reg. 228/91

The Governor in Council on the report and recommendation of the Minister of Lands and Forests dated the 1st day of October, A.D., 1976, pursuant to Section 161 of the Lands and Forests Act, is pleased to:

(a) declare that the area described in Schedule "A" and shown outlined in red on Schedule "B", both attached to and forming part of the report and recommendation, be a Wildlife Management Area to be known as the Eastern Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area;

(b) make regulations in the form set out in Schedule "C" attached to and forming part of the report and recommendation, for the control of the Wildlife Management Area and the management of the wildlife therein.


Schedule "B" ["A"]
Eastern Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area

All those islands, ledges and reefs which are enclosed within the lines connecting the points with the following Geographic coordinates.

Beginning at a point at or near Necum Teuch Bay near the Eastern Shore area of Halifax County, Nova Scotia. The latitude of said point being 44 55' 00" N and longitude 62 15' 00" W;

Thence from the place of beginning east to a point of latitude 44 55' 00" N and longitude 62 10' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 55' 30" N and longitude 62 10' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 55' 30" N and longitude 62 09' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 55' 00" N and longitude 62 09' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 55' 00" N and longitude 62 08' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 54' 00" N and longitude 62 08' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 54' 00" N and longitude 62 05' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 53' 00" N and longitude 62 05' 00" W;

Thence West to a point of latitude 44 53' 00" N and longitude 62 09' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 52' 00" N and longitude 62 09' 00" W;

Thence West to a point of latitude 44° 52' 00" N and longitude 62° 16' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 51' 00" N and longitude 62 16' 00" W;

Thence West to a point of latitude 44 51' 00" N and longitude 62 20' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 48' 50" N and longitude 62 20' 00" W;

Thence West to a point of latitude 44 48' 50" N and longitude 62 23' 07" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 50' 00" N and longitude 62 23' 07" W;

Thence West to a point of latitude 44 50' 00" N and longitude 62 25' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 51' 00" N and longitude 62 25' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 51' 00" N and longitude 62 23' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 52' 00" N and longitude 62 23' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 52' 00" N and longitude 62 22' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 53' 00" N and longitude 62 22' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 53' 00" N and longitude 62 20' 05" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 53' 56" N and longitude 62 20' 05" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 53' 56" N and longitude 62 19' 00" W;

Thence South to a point of latitude 44 53' 28" N and longitude 62 19' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 53' 28" N and longitude 62 17' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 54' 00" N and longitude 62 17' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 54' 00" N and longitude 62 16' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 54' 30" N and longitude 62° 16' 00" W;

Thence East to a point of latitude 44 54' 30" N and longitude 62 15' 00" W;

Thence North to a point of latitude 44 55' 00" N and longitude 62 15' 00" W which is the point of beginning and includes the following named islands:

1. Round Island

2. Speck Island

3. Sutherland Island

4. Pumpkin Island

5. Horse Island

6. Brother Islands

7. Harbour Islands

8. Beaver Island

9. Flag Island

10. High Island

11. Brokenback Island

12. Bird Islands

13. Gold Island

14. Halibut Islands

15. Little Goose Island

16. Tuffin Island

17. Frying Pan Island

18. Camp Island

19. White Islands

20. Little White Island

21. Long Island

22. Goose Island

The above described area is shown on Plan No. E-10-25A and filed in the Crown Land Records Office, Department of Natural Resources, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Original Schedule "A" replaced: O.I.C. 91-1259, N.S. Reg. 228/91.


Schedule "C" ["B"]


[Note: This schedule was not filed with the Registry of Regulations. The map contained in this schedule is available for viewing at the Department of Natural Resources.]


Original Schedule "B" replaced: O.I.C. 91-1259, N.S. Reg. 228/91.


Schedule "C"
Regulations Made Pursuant to Section 113 of the Wildlife Act
Respecting the Control and Management of the
Eastern Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area

1 In these regulations,

(a) "Act" means the Wildlife Act;

(b) "Minister" means the Minister of Natural Resources;

(c) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources;

(d) notwithstanding clause (n) of Section 84 of the Act a "warden" includes any person appointed by the Minister for the preservation and maintenance of the public peace and enforcement of the statutes coming under the jurisdiction of the Department;

(e) "firearm"means any bow or barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other missile that is capable of causing serious injury or death can be discharged and includes anything that can readily be adapted for use as a firearm;

(f) "Management Area" means the Eastern Shore Islands Wildlife Management Area.

2 Except as provided in these regulations, no person shall

(a) kill, take, hunt, or pursue or attempt to kill or take any wild mammal or bird; or

(b) have in his possession any firearm, trap, snare, or poison or any wild mammal or bird or the carcass or any part of any wild mammal or bird within the limits of the Management Area.

3 (1) No person shall enter or be within the Management Area during the period April 1 to August 15 of any year.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) any person may enter and be within the limits of the Management Area

(a) if the person is a bona fide commercial fishermen retrieving lobster traps or other materials essential to his business operations; or

(b) if the person is in possession of written permission of the Minister or his agent.

4 Subject to Section 3, the hunting of wildlife in the Management Area is permitted during the open season as determined by Provincial and Federal statutes.

5 The Minister may specify the terms and conditions upon which any permit is issued.

6 Where the Minister proposes to permit limited hunting, within the Management Area, he shall give public notice thereof in at least one edition of a newspaper having general circulation in the Province.

7 The Minister may specify the number of persons that will be permitted to enter the Management Area on any one day for the purpose of hunting.

8 Every person authorized by the minister or his agent to enter the Management Area shall

(a) follow all instructions issued by the Minister or his agent with respect to his activities within the Management Area;

(b) subject to these regulations, comply with the provisions of Provincial and Federal Statutes pertaining thereto, and any regulations made thereunder;

(c) file a report as required by the Minister or warden; and

(d) turn over to a warden any part of the carcass of any wild mammal or bird killed or taken within the Management Area.

9 No person shall, within the Management Area, destroy, disturb or molest in any way the habitat or nesting sites of any mammals or birds found therein.

10 Any bag limit specified by the Wildlife Act, Acts of the Parliament of Canada pertaining thereto, and any regulation made thereunder shall include any mammal or bird taken within the Management Area during the open season for such mammals or birds as determined by statute.

11 Any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of these regulations shall incur a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

12 These regulations shall come into force on the 1st day of December, 1976.