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Department of Natural Resources

Dog Field Trial In Wildlife Habitat Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to conduct a field trial for dogs in a wildlife habitat area in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)
Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be obtained from the nearest Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.  When completed, it is submitted to the nearest Regional or Area Office.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the permit may be sent to the applicant by mail, or they can pick it up in person.

Waiting Period:
Same day

Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for the dates of the field trial only.  It is not renewable.

Price:
Free

Related Requirements:
  1. Field trials are to be authorized only if they are held under the auspices of a recognized provincial, national or international body, such as the Canadian Kennel Club.
     
  2. Permission of the Landowner.
     
  3. See also:
    Dog Training in Wildlife Habitat Permit, N.S. Department of Natural Resources;
    Captive Wildlife Permit, N.S. Department of Natural Resources;
Additional Information:
  1. No wildlife is to be killed except during open hunting seasons and with proper hunting licences.
     
  2. Animals which have been pen reared under a Captive Wildlife Permit (pheasant, quail, etc) may be killed using shotguns only.
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 43(1)



Dog Hunting and Training Regulations




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