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Possession & Transportation Big Game

Possession & Transportation Big Game

Possession & Transportation Big Game

Big Game

  • It is unlawful to possess or transport a big game animal that was killed unintentionally, by accident or collision, or was illegally killed.
  • Anyone who possesses or transports the carcass or part of the carcass of the following animals must leave naturally attached to the carcass or one part of the carcass in the person’s possession the following listed parts:

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A person must, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers or horns, naturally attached to a portion of the upper skull, of wildlife killed during an antler/ horn restricted season (e.g., 6 pt, full curl, spike-fork, etc.) and the species licence under which the wildlife was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer. Note – it is an offence to alter or tamper with antlers/horns of wildlife taken during an antler/horn restricted season (see the “it’s unlawfull” section).

➊ For caribou, elk or moose, the animal’s tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 , AND: i. If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis, ii. If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats.

➋ For deer, the unskinned tail, AND: i. If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis, ii. If the animal is female, a portion of the udder and teats.

➌ For bison, mountain goat or mountain sheep: i. If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis. ii. If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats.

» The above sections (1) – (3) do not apply if a person possesses a portion of a carcass or hide which they did not kill, provided that:

➊ they possess the portion of carcass or hide for the purpose of transporting it to their residence, a meatcutter, a cold storage plant or a Compulsory Inspector, AND

➋ they have a Record of Receipt as described in the Transporting Wildlife section (page 14), AND

➌ the person who killed the wildlife possesses a portion of the carcass or hide with the parts attached as described in sections (1) – (3) on this page.

Removing Evidence of Sex & Species

Evidence of species and sex may be removed from the carcass or the hide of game:

» after it arrives at a person’s normal dwelling place and is butchered and stored there for consumption on the premises,

» after it is taken to a meat cutter or the owner or operator of a cold storage plant, or

» after it has been inspected by a qualified Compulsory Inspector.

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