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Department of Natural Resources

Fur Retention Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to possess fur pelts or skins in Nova Scotia outside the legal dates permitted by trapping or hunting Licences.

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:
Application can be made at the nearest Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

Waiting Period:
Same day
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for the period of time stated on it which may be indefinite (See Additional Information). It is not renewable.

Price:
Free

Related Requirements:
None

Additional Information:
  1. Fur Harvesters must obtain this permit if they wish to keep furs for more than 2 weeks after the open season closes.

  2. This permit may also be used by anyone who wants to keep pelts indefinitely (such as taxidermy mounts).
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 66

Fur Buyers, Hide Dealers and Taxidermists Regulations




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