Hunting and Furharvesting Summary of Regulations

Important notice about bear hunting in Cape Breton

June 2021

Possession or use of a rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader is prohibited in areas covered by Moose Management Zones 2, 3and 4 between September 13 – October 9, 2021. This order has been made by the Minister of Lands and Forestry under subsection 21(1) of the Wildlife Act (PDF 48 kB).

Bear hunting may be conducted by trapping, snaring, crossbow in these areas, but use of firearms is not permitted.

Moose management zones in Cape Breton

This is a summary prepared for the information and convenience of anyone who plans to hunt or trap in Nova Scotia. The original Wildlife Act and Regulations should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law. These laws are subject to change at any time.

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