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Department of Natural Resources

Nuisance Wildlife Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to kill or capture wildlife causing damage to property or crops 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 applicant can request the permit in person or by phone from the nearest Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources.

If all requirements are met, and the application is approved, the permit can be collected at the counter or sent to the applicant by mail.

Waiting Period:
Same day.

Expiry & Renewal:
The permit is valid for the period of time specified on it. It is renewable. The renewal process is started by the permit holder before it expires.

Price:
Free

Related Requirements:

If the permit holder is not the landholder, he/she must possess permission from the landowner.

See also: Rifle Transport Permit, N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Nuisance Wildlife Operator Licence, N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Additional Information:
  1. Any complaints concerning control of migratory bird species will be referred to the Canadian Wildlife Service.

  2. It is permitted to live trap raccoons and "other harvestable" wildlife without this permit.

  3. Live trapping or killing of species except "other harvestable" wildlife requires that a permit be issued to the property owner or occupant.

  4. A Licenced Nuisance Wildlife Operator can act as an agent for the owner.
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Actt, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 28

General Wildlife Regulations, Section 5




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