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Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife: Scientific Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to hunt, capture or export -- for scientific or educational purposes -- wildlife animals, nests or eggs that may not otherwise be legally taken in Nova Scotia.

Note: This permit is issued to persons doing scientific work, and who need to keep wildlife that people are not normally allowed to keep. There can be no financial gain to the permit holder.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Wildlife Management Division
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
136 Exhibition Street
Provincial Building
Kentville, NS B4N 4E5

Tel: 902-679-6091
Fax: 902-679-6176
Application Forms & Process:
The applicant must submit a scientific permit application to the Director of the Wildlife Management Division.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the applicant will be notified.

Waiting Period:
30 business days
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for the period stated on it, which is variable. It can be renewed, and the renewal time is when it expires. The renewal process is started by the permit holder before it expires.


Related Requirements:

Additional Information:

Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 904, Section 20

General Wildlife Regulations

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