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Did they change the age to 14 for youth deer hunting?? in NS
I didnot think so but maybe they did and I missed it
Or is it a Only on the cape moment. We have a dude this morning all over face book with pics of his son and his son's deer that he shot and he is 14 years old and even states that
IMO he best get that off there. I am not on face book but the mrs showed and asked me this morning
I said I would double check in case I missed it but I cannot see it in the regs. I know it was talked about some years ago but did it ever happen
 

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Pretty much every day there are illegal Pics posted all over those Hunting Groups. The biggest one for me is that it appears no one wears Hunter Orange anymore..
 

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from the NS Deer Hunting Regs;

Eligibility for deer hunting licence
16 (1) To be eligible to apply for a deer hunting licence, a person must meet all of the following conditions:

(a) they must be 16 years old or older;

(b) they must be certified under the Hunter Education, Safety and Training Regulations to hunt with the weapon they will be hunting with;

(c) for a resident deer hunting licence, they must be a resident, as defined in the Act;

(d) for youth, they must meet the application requirements in subsection (2).

(2) A deer hunting licence for a youth must be

(a) acquired by the youth’s parent or guardian; and

(b) signed by both the applicant and their parent or guardian.

Supervision of youth hunters
17 While hunting, a youth must be under the immediate supervision of 1 of the following who is certified under the Hunter Education, Safety and Training Regulations to hunt with the weapon the youth is hunting with:

(a) the youth’s parent or guardian;

(b) another responsible person who is 18 years old or older.

Special youth season for hunting deer
18 (1) Despite Sections 10 and 11, a youth who holds a deer hunting licence may hunt under the licence in accordance with these regulations during the special open season for youth in subsection (2).

(2) The special youth open season for hunting deer is defined as the period from the 1st Friday in October after October 10 until the 2nd Saturday following.
 

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I know some people take it off for pics but id be willing to bet some dont wear it
I really do not buy that. Why take it off? Most of these folks are not wearing it at all, they Hunt in Camo...Some brag about it too... We are our own worst enemies...
 

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you do not have to wear it in your blind.
You sure do Gary, after the start of the Regular Rifle season....it is obligitory..
Mandatory Hunter Orange
All persons hunting or attempting to hunt wildlife and any person
accompanying them while hunting shall wear a cap or hat and a shirt,
vest or coat of hunter orange or camouflage orange that is plainly
visible from all sides. This also applies to all rabbit hunters and
person snaring or trapping.
It does not apply to persons who are:
• in a tree stand or blind while hunting deer during a season when
deer hunting with a center-fire rifle is not permitted.
Note: The
periods when deer hunting with a center-fire rifle is permitted
include both the open season for hunting deer under a General
Deer Hunting Licence (last Friday in October to 1st Saturday in
December) and the Special Youth Season for Hunting Deer (1st
Friday after Oct 10th until the 2nd Saturday following).
• licenced furharvesters who are not on forested land and who possess
 

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So the question would be are the pics posted of hunters without hunter orange, posted during the primitive firearm season or during the centre fire firearm season which includes the youth season?
 

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you do not have to wear it in your blind.
You sure do Gary, after the start of the Regular Rifle season....
Mandatory Hunter Orange
All persons hunting or attempting to hunt wildlife and any person
accompanying them while hunting shall wear a cap or hat and a shirt,
vest or coat of hunter orange or camouflage orange that is plainly
visible from all sides. This also applies to all rabbit hunters and
person snaring or trapping.
It does not apply to persons who are:
• in a tree stand or blind while hunting deer during a season when
deer hunting with a center-fire rifle is not permitted. Note: The
periods when deer hunting with a center-fire rifle is permitted
include both the open season for hunting deer under a General
Deer Hunting Licence (last Friday in October to 1st Saturday in
December) and the Special Youth Season for Hunting Deer (1st
Friday after Oct 10th until the 2nd Saturday following).
• licenced furharvesters who are not on forested land and who possess
So the question would be are the pics posted of hunters without hunter orange, posted during the primitive firearm season or during the centre fire firearm season?
So the question would be are the pics posted of hunters without hunter orange, posted during the primitive firearm season or during the centre fire firearm season?
The ones that i am seeing of late are all this week, last week taken with Rifle..There are lots of them, if you follow the Hunting groups on FB. I also know of a few, last year that received fines for it...
 

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Check below in red/orange font - am I missing something?

FYI - This is from the NS Hunter ED, Safety & Training Regs.


Hunter orange
13 (1) No person shall take, hunt or kill wildlife or attempt to take, hunt or kill wildlife or accompany any person who is hunting unless that person wears a cap or hat and a shirt, vest or coat which shall be exposed to view in such a manner as to be plainly visible from all directions and the colour of which is solid hunter orange or camouflage orange.
Subsection 13(1) amended: O.I.C. 88-601, N.S. Reg. 127/88; O.I.C. 2010-246, N.S. Reg. 86/2010.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

(a) a person authorized to hunt raccoons at night;

(b) a person hunting waterfowl;

(c) a person hunting crows on cultivated lands;

(d) a person attending an archery or firearm range or field courses for the purpose of taking part in functions held at such ranges;

(e) a person authorized by permit to destroy nuisance wildlife;
Clause 13(2)(e) amended: O.I.C. 88-601, N.S. Reg. 127/88.

(f) a person hunting with bow and arrow in an area designated for bow hunting only;

(g) a person hunting other harvestable wildlife as identified in the General Wildlife Regulations between February 16th and September 15th of any year;
Clause 13(2)(g) added: O.I.C. 88-601, N.S. Reg. 127/88; amended: O.I.C. 94-684, N.S. Reg. 141/94.

(h) notwithstanding clause (g), a person hunting coyote, or a licensed fur harvester at any time except during the period from the 1st day of October in any year to the end of the open season for hunting under a deer hunting stamp (general) under the Deer Hunting Regulations made under the Act;
Original clause 13(2)(h) added: O.I.C. 88-601, N.S. Reg. 127/88; relettered 13(2)(i); clause 13(2)(h) added: O.I.C. 89-839, N.S. Reg. 146/89; amended: O.I.C. 92-703, N.S. Reg. 144/92; O.I.C. 94-684, N.S. Reg. 141/94; O.I.C. 95-792, N.S. Reg. 159/95; O.I.C. 2013-212, N.S. Reg. 235/2013.

(i) during any period of the open season for hunting under a deer hunting stamp (archery and muzzleloader) that does not overlap with the open season for hunting under a deer hunting stamp (general) in accordance with the Deer Hunting Regulations made under the Act,

(i) a person hunting bear under a bear hunting stamp who is hunting bear from a stationary standing or sitting position at or near a bait site, or

(ii) a person hunting under a deer hunting stamp who is hunting deer from a tree stand or blind;
Clause 13(2)(i) replaced: O.I.C. 2013-212, N.S. Reg. 235/2013.


(j) a person attending a dog field trial or training a dog while carrying a firearm except if the training is done in forest land during an open season for big game or small game;
Original clause 13(2)(i) added: O.I.C. 88-601, N.S. Reg. 127/88; relettered 13(2)(j): O.I.C. 89-839, N.S. Reg. 146/89.

Clause 13(2)(k) repealed: O.I.C. 2013-212, N.S. Reg. 235/2013.

(l) a licensed fur harvester who is not on forest land and who possesses only a .22 rim fire rifle and .22 short ammunition.
Clause 13(2)(l) added: O.I.C. 92-703, N.S. Reg. 144/92; amended: O.I.C. 93-828, N.S. Reg. 150/93.
 

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It certainly contradicts what I posred from the same Regs regarding Mandatory Hunter Orange. I do know folks that have been charged as well. Perhaps a call to a CO might be better advised? There is a CO on this form as well, perhaps he can chime in..
 

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I sent am email to a CO I know. I will post up what he states..
 

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Yes, unfortunately, contradictory - because Im an instructor (and get lots of questions at courses), I normally refer to the specific regs, under the Act, and do not use the summary very much. Learned this when we use to have CO's stop in at the courses (years back).

Hopefully, we can get some clarity here.
 

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Here is his answer, I am leaving ihis name out of it. He is a CO out of the Kentville Office however....
Hi Lee


Yes you do. Once general deer season opens most of the exemptions for hunter orange do not apply. You can read the regulations by searching Nova Scotia hunter safety and training. It’s section 13. Basically until the start of general deer season if you are deer hunting (bow, muzzle, crossbow) or bear hunting you do not need orange in a blind or sitting stationary. If walking you require to wear it. Once general deer opens you require it all the time
 

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maybe call him back and ask him to explain what gary has hi-lighted in red. Was that changed by an order in council in 2013 ?? says that at the end.
 

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Actually Kevin if you read the Clause (1) right above what Gary highlighted it kind of covers that off...I will place that here (i) during any period of the open season for hunting under a deer hunting stamp (archery and muzzleloader) that does not overlap with the open season for hunting under a deer hunting stamp (general) in accordance with the Deer Hunting Regulations made under the Act, Our Regs suck, no question. Perhaps Gary should now get in touch with the Provincial Trg Coord at DNR and get that ironed out.
 

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Every hunter should wear hunter orange when other hunters are in the woods for the safety of all participants.
Agree 100%
Anyone that thinks different has never been shot at
I told the story before brother and I walking out on a pole line at dusk back in the red checkered shirt days and the next thing a tree exploded about 4 feet in front of us BANG
Idiot on the top of the pole line shooting at us
He ran like crazy after we stepped out and started hollering
After that both of us full orange once we could get it even poop paper
Cheers
 
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