If you find an animal caught unintentionally dead in the trap or if you need to send an animal caught unintentionally due to a serious injury, you can remove it and place it near the trap. There is no legal obligation for you to keep it, and you are not even allowed to possess it to return it to your vehicle without permission from December 9th. No person may take, possess or remove from a trap established by law a fauna lawfully captured or intentionally disturb, destroy, take or possess a trap established by law without the permission of the owner of such a trap. 5. Regulations. Notwithstanding other provisions to the contrary in the Fisheries and Wildlife Act, the Department may make regulations governing how muskrats are caught in registered swamps; provided, however, that no provision more restrictive than those of this Chapter expressly governing the method of removal of muskrats is adopted. 2. Where an investigation carried out by the division in March of each year shows that, during the current opening season for muskrats in a county or part of it in the southern zone, trappers have not been given sufficient opportunities to harvest that season`s muskrat harvest due to abnormal fishing conditions, the division is empowered to designate the open season in that county or part of it by order for a specified period. lengthen. no more than twenty days.
6. Reports. Registrants shall submit to the Department a report on the number of muskrats caught by 1 May of each year. You should try to release all animals that are accidentally caught when the season is closed or when the area is not open to catch this species. 2. Traps shall not be installed for the removal of protected wild animals except (a) during an open season in accordance with section 11-1103 for the removal of species for which the trap is established; or (b) in accordance with a licence or permit issued by the division under Division 5; (c) in accordance with Title 5 or Title 19, as regards the control of rabies and predatory, destructive or threatening wild animals; or (d) on a registered muskrat swamp as defined in article 11-1109. Protected wild animals caught or captured in a trap shall not be killed or possessed in captivity, unless they are a species of wild animal for which the trap was or could have been legally established at the time of capture. 7.
License. No one other than the owner or tenant may participate in traps on a registered swamp unless he holds a fishing licence. 2. Wild animals lawfully caught alive in traps may be killed in any way, except that the removal, if subject to a special permit or licence, may not be killed in breach of any provision of that authorisation or licence. b. No person may set or use a body handle trap larger than 7 1/2 inches, except: (L.1972, c. 664, § 2. Amended L.1975, c. 288, § 10; L.1976, c.
15, § 13; L.1976, c. 407, § 12; L.1977, c. 115, §§ 2, 3; L.1977, c. 400, § 1; S.1979, c. 343, §§ 1, 2; L.1981, c. 114, § 5; L.1983, c. 702, § 2; S.1990, c. 911, § 72.) By limiting the size of traps that can be used on beaver dams, these regulations provide opportunities for trappers while minimizing the incidental capture of otters. (b) to the extent permitted by order of the Ministry. (11) Beavers, fishermen and otters may be removed only in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry.
If the animal is injured to the extent that you believe it will not survive, send it humanely. If you are not sure, contact a CED regional wildlife office or an ECO for assistance. CED is looking for information on all accidentally caught bobcats, otters, fishermen and martens, as well as other species of unusual nature. When the animal is dead, a DEC biologist will want to collect the carcass. Using site and carcass data, biologists can track the status of these species and study the age and reproductive data of the individual. The skins of these carcasses are also used in our trapper training courses. 1. Traps set up for the removal of wild animals shall at all times legibly bear the name and address of residence or the identification number assigned to the operator, provided that the law enforcement authorities of the State, county and municipalities have access to the name, address and telephone number of the operator to whom such an identification number has been assigned. They are visited once every twenty-four hours, except in the northern zone, where they are visited once every forty-eight hours or at a shorter interval of at least twenty-four hours, as the ministry may require due to regulations, and all wild animals kept in captivity are immediately removed from traps.
Remember that you should contact the Regional Wildlife Office or a CEO as soon as possible to report catches. You will receive instructions on what to do and information to provide. (L.1972, ca. 664, § 2. Amended L.1980, c. 198, § 1; L.1990, c. 911, § 73; S.2010, ca. 279, § 1, eff. 30 July 2010.) Capture means catching, killing, or catching wild animals with traps, dead falls, and other equipment commonly used to catch wild animals, including shooting or killing legally captured animals.
This also includes all related activities such as placing, setting up, staking or checking traps or assisting another person in these activities. You do not need a hunting license to shoot a captured animal. 1. The Department may, by order, authorize the capture of beavers, fishers, otters, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, opossums, weasels, skunks, muskrats, pine martens and mink or any of them in certain areas and regulate the removal, possession and disposal of such animals. The periods during which the capture of such animals is thus authorised shall be open seasons for the capture of the species for which the period is fixed in the area or areas for which it is so established. There is no provision in the Environmental Protection Act that allows trappers to own animals caught outside the open fishing season. 12. No person is permitted to catch wild animals within one hundred feet of an apartment, school, schoolyard or church without the written consent of the owner or lessee of the property on which the trap is installed.
All residents must have a valid fishing licence in their possession, except: c. 2. Registration. The application for registration of a muskrat marsh must be made on the forms provided for this purpose by the Ministère. If the service is satisfied that the marsh covered by the application is managed in accordance with good administrative practice, it shall issue a registration certificate authorising the declarant to apply for the authorisation provided for in this Section.