C-61.1 - Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife

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1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
aircraft means any machine capable of deriving support in the atmosphere from reactions of the air, including a drone;
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from a bloodline not selected by man, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity; this term also applies, wherever permitted by the context, to any part or to the flesh of such an animal;
aquaculture site means a site within the meaning of section 5 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture (chapter A‐20.2);
big game means moose, bear, white-tailed deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
domestic animal means a domestic animal within the meaning of subparagraph a of paragraph 1 of section 1 of the Animal Welfare and Safety Act (chapter B-3.1);
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any aquatic mollusc or crustacean;
fishing pond means a fishing pond within the meaning of section 1 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture;
invertebrate means any organism of the animal kingdom other than an aquatic mollusc or crustacean that does not belong to the chordates (phylum Chordata);
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur‐bearing animal;
to purchase means to obtain or attempt to obtain, exchange, or procure or permit the procurement of an animal, fish, invertebrate, wildlife by-product or pelt, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, fish, invertebrate, wildlife by-product or pelt or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
Société means the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec established under the Act respecting the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (chapter S-13.01);
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E‐12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap or to set a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
wildlife by-product means any fluid, excretion or secretion, or any product derived therefrom, from an animal, invertebrate or fish;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1; 1996, c. 18, s. 1; 2000, c. 48, s. 1; 2003, c. 23, s. 66; 2009, c. 49, s. 1; 2021, c. 242021, c. 24, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity; this term also applies, wherever permitted by the context, to any part or to the flesh of such an animal;
aquaculture site means a site within the meaning of section 5 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture (chapter A‐20.2);
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any aquatic mollusc or crustacean;
fishing pond means a fishing pond within the meaning of section 1 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur‐bearing animal;
resident means any person domiciled in Québec and having resided there for at least 183 days during the year preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence or a certificate;
to purchase means to obtain or attempt to obtain, exchange, or procure or permit the procurement of an animal, pelt or fish, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
Société means the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec established under the Act respecting the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (chapter S-13.01);
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E‐12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1; 1996, c. 18, s. 1; 2000, c. 48, s. 1; 2003, c. 23, s. 66; 2009, c. 49, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity; this term also applies, wherever permitted by the context, to any part or to the flesh of such an animal;
aquaculture site means a site within the meaning of section 5 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture (chapter A‐20.2);
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fishing pond means a fishing pond within the meaning of section 1 of the Act respecting commercial aquaculture;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur‐bearing animal;
resident means any person domiciled in Québec and having resided there for at least 183 days during the year preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence or a certificate;
to purchase means to obtain or attempt to obtain, exchange, or procure or permit the procurement of an animal, pelt or fish, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E‐12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1; 1996, c. 18, s. 1; 2000, c. 48, s. 1; 2003, c. 23, s. 66.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity; this term also applies, wherever permitted by the context, to any part or to the flesh of such an animal;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P‐9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur‐bearing animal;
resident means any person domiciled in Québec and having resided there for at least 183 days during the year preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence or a certificate;
to purchase means to obtain or attempt to obtain, exchange, or procure or permit the procurement of an animal, pelt or fish, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E‐12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1; 1996, c. 18, s. 1; 2000, c. 48, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity; this term also applies, wherever permitted by the context, to any part or to the flesh of such an animal;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means any person domiciled in Québec and having resided there for at least 183 days during the year preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence or a certificate;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1; 1996, c. 18, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means any person domiciled in Québec and having resided there for at least 183 days during the year preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence or a certificate;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50; 1992, c. 15, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means a person domiciled in Québec and having ordinarily resided there for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
threatened or vulnerable species means a wildlife species designated or recognized under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (chapter E-12.01);
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1; 1989, c. 37, s. 50.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or musk ox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
night means the period extending from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means a person domiciled in Québec and having ordinarily resided there for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38; 1986, c. 109, s. 1.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or muskox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means a person domiciled in Québec and having ordinarily resided there for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to trap means to capture or attempt to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1; 1984, c. 47, s. 38.
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
animal means any mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile of any genus, species or subspecies propagating naturally in the wild in Québec or elsewhere from indigenous stock, or not easily distinguishable from wild species by its size, colour or shape, whether or not it is born or kept in captivity;
big game means moose, bear, Virginia deer, caribou or muskox, including their genera, species and subspecies;
breeding pond means a body of water used for breeding fish for non-commercial purposes with a view to restocking;
fish means any fish, the eggs and sexual products of such a fish, or any mollusc or crustacean;
fish-breeding plant means a plant within the meaning of section 12 of the Act respecting commercial fisheries and aquaculture (chapter P-9.01);
fishing pond means a body of water having an area of not more than 10 hectares containing exclusively breeding fish, closed on all sides to hold the fish captive, situated on private property and used for angling;
to hunt means to pursue, chase, worry, stalk, mutilate, call, follow after, lie in wait for or search for an animal or attempt to do so, while in possession of an arm, or to shoot, kill or capture an animal or attempt to do so, except by trapping it;
pelt means the skin of any animal declared by regulation to be a fur-bearing animal;
resident means a person domiciled in Québec and having ordinarily resided there for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding his fishing, hunting or trapping activities or his application for a licence;
to sell means to dispose of, offer to dispose of or exchange any animal, pelt or fish or obtain for a person or allow a person to obtain an animal, pelt or fish by any means, in return for a promised or received benefit;
to trap means to capture a fur-bearing animal with a trap;
vehicle means a motorized means of land transportation that is capable of transporting, hauling or pushing persons or property, except a vehicle used as a residence and permanently immobilized or a vehicle that operates exclusively on rails;
yard means the winter habitat of big game other than the black bear and the polar bear.
1983, c. 39, s. 1.