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phone poles, ties, and crib timber, although not manufactured nor to be used in the Province. And it is hereby declared that the Lieutenant-Governor in Council was duly authorized under this Act to pass Order in Council No. 810 on the twelfth day of July, 1912; and the said Order in Council and the action of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council in pursuance thereof are hereby ratified and confirmed."
15. Subsection (1) of section 125 of said chapter 17 is hereby repealed, and the following is substituted therefor:
"(1.) There shall be created a fund for the protection of forests Forest Protection and woodland against fire. From the owner of any land sought to be classified as timber land under the provisions of the Taxation Act' there shall be payable and paid to His Majesty in right of the Province, on the first day of April in each and every year, upon demand by the Minister of Lands, an annual tax at the rate of one cent and a half for each and every acre of such land; and from the holder of every timber, pulp, or tan-bark lease or special timber licence one cent and a half for each and every acre comprised in such lease or licence, payable annually upon the anniversary of the issue of the lease or upon the annual renewal date of the licence, as the case may be."
16. Said section 125 is hereby further amended by adding at Amends s. 125. the end thereof, after the word "area," the following: "excepting
licences for which the survey has been accepted, the tax for which
shall be payable on the actual area contained therein."
17. Section 137 of said chapter 17 is hereby repealed, and the following is substituted therefor:
"137. Any information for or in respect of any offence against Information. the provisions of Part XI. of this Act shall be laid before the expiration of six months from the time of the happening of such offence."
18. Said chapter 17 is hereby further amended by adding the following as section 142A:—
"142A. All declarations authorized to be made under the pro- Declarations. visions of this Act shall be subscribed by the person making the same, and shall be taken before a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or other person duly authorized to receive declarations, or before the Commissioner, who is hereby fully authorized and empowered to receive the same, and such declarations, before whomsoever made, shall be filed with the Commissioner."
DECLARATION CONCERNING A TIMBER-MARK HERETOFORE REGISTERED.
To the Chief Forester,
Forest Branch, Department of Lands,
SIR, I hereby make application, in accordance with section 93 of the "Forest Act" as amended, to use the following described timber-mark heretofore registered under the "Timber-mark Act" or amendments thereof upon timber cut from lands described as follows:
And I hereby declare that this mark will be used by me or by my order or permission exclusively on the aforesaid land.
Description of mark:
Registered number of mark:
(Signature of Applicant.)
Printed by WILLIAM H. CULLIN, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
[1st March, 1913.]
IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
R.S.B.C. 1911, c. 95.
1. This Act may be cited as the "Game Protection Act Amend- Short title. ment Act, 1913."
2. Subsection (b) of section 4 of the " Game Protection Act," Amends s. 4. being chapter 95 of the "Revised Statutes of British Columbia,
1911," is hereby repealed, and the following is substituted
"(b.) To the Provincial Game Warden, or his assistants or agent (appointed by him in writing), while killing or capturing or having in possession any animals or birds for Government purposes."
3. Section 6 of said chapter 95 is hereby repealed, and the follow- Re-enacts s. 6. ing is substituted therefor :
in certain areas.
"6. It shall be unlawful for any person at any time to discharge Unlawful to a firearm of any description within the following described areas: "(a.) Between Vancouver Island and a line drawn as follows: Commencing at Cardero Point (commonly called Tenmile Point), near the City of Victoria; thence in an easterly direction to Fulford Reef; thence southerly to the southernmost point of Discovery Island; thence southwesterly to the southern point of Trial Island; thence westerly to Brotchie Ledge; thence to Macaulay Point; including all the waters of Victoria Harbour and the Gorge:
Amends s. 7.
Re-enacts s. 11.
Hours during which
Unlawful to deal in heads of mountainsheep, etc.
Use of batteries, etc., to kill wild ducks and geese forbidden.
Unlawful to expose for sale mountainsheep, etc., without head, game birds without plumage.
Re-enacts s. 12.
"(b.) From Point Grey to Point Atkinson, including English Bay, False Creek, and the whole of Burrard Inlet."
4. Section 7 of said chapter 95 is hereby amended by adding thereto the following subsection :
"(2.) Any resident of the Province who wishes to obtain a permit to export any animal or bird shall make written application therefor to the Provincial Game Warden, and enclose with his application the sum of one dollar, being the fee for such permit."
5. Section 11 of said chapter 95 is hereby repealed, and the following is substituted therefor :
"11. It shall be unlawful for any person at any time
"(a.) To hunt for, kill, or pursue any game bird or any deer or member of the deer family between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise:
"Any person found between said hours with headlights of any description and firearms in his possession shall be deemed guilty of an offence against this provision, and shall be liable to immediate arrest without warrant by any Game Warden, constable, or peace officer: "(b.) To buy or sell, or to attempt to buy or sell, the heads of mountain-sheep, elk, moose, or caribou, or the teeth of wapiti or elk :
"Provided that this subsection shall not apply to the heads of animals killed without and imported into the Province: Provided further that before any person shall sell any such imported head he shall first make application, accompanied by the necessary fees and satisfactory proof as to the place of purchase, to the Provincial Game Warden, who shall cause such head to be branded with the brand of the Department, and any head so branded may be bought or sold by any person at any time:
"The fees to be collected for branding shall be as follows: The head of a moose, five dollars; the head of a wapiti or elk, five dollars; the head of a mountain-sheep, four dollars; the head of a caribou, three dollars: "(c.) To use, for taking or killing wild duck of any kind, or geese, any of the contrivances described or known as batteries, swivel-guns, or sunken punts in non-tidal waters:
"(d.) To expose for sale any deer, mountain-sheep, goat, elk, moose, or caribou without its head on, or any game bird without its plumage."
6. Section 12 of said chapter 95 is hereby repealed, and the following is substituted therefor:
“12. It shall be unlawful for any person—
"(a.) To catch, kill, destroy, hunt for, trap or attempt to trap, or pursue any of the animals or game birds mentioned in Schedule B to this Act during the close seasons fixed thereby, or to have in his possession any or any part of any such animals or game birds:
"(b.) To buy, sell, or attempt to buy or sell, or expose for sale, show, or advertisement, or have upon the premises of any shop, storehouse, warehouse, restaurant, hotel, or eating-house, or on any delivery cart or wagon belonging thereto, any or any part of the said animals or game birds mentioned in the said Schedule B during the close season or the prohibited time of sale:
"(c.) To keep game in cold-storage at any time.
"Subsections (a) and (b) shall be subject to any Order in Council enlarging or diminishing the time of such close season or prohibited times of sale.
"Should any or any part of the said animals or game birds be found in or about any shop, storehouse, warehouse, restaurant, hotel, boarding or eating house, or in any delivery cart or any wagon belonging thereto, during the close season or the prohibited time of sale, the proprietor, manager, foreman, cook, or other the person in charge or apparently in charge of any such shop, storehouse, warehouse, restaurant, hotel, boarding or eating house, or other premises where the same may be found shall be deemed guilty of having the same in his possession contrary to this Act."
Prohibition of the hunting and killing,
sale and purchase,
of certain animals
and game birds.
7. Section 16 of said chapter 95 is hereby repealed, and the follow- Re-enacts s. 16. ing is substituted therefor :
birds with dogs.
"16. (1.) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 4, Hunting deer and it shall be unlawful for any person at any time to run deer with dogs or allow dogs to run after deer.
"(2.) It shall also be unlawful for any person to hunt birds with dogs between the fifteenth day of April and the first day of August, both inclusive, or to allow dogs to run after such birds on or between said dates.
"(3.) Any Game Warden, constable, or peace officer may take any dog found running deer or any dogs hunting birds during the prohibited months, and retain the same until such time as the owner is found and prosecuted.
"(4.) The owner, if found and convicted, may regain possession of any dog so taken upon payment to such Game Warden, constable, or peace officer of the sum of two dollars a week for every week during which such dog is in the possession of the Game Warden, constable, or peace officer. If the owner fails to regain possession within two weeks from date of seizure, the dog may be destroyed."
8. Section 18 of said chapter 95 is hereby repealed, and the follow- Re-enacts s. 18. ing is substituted therefor: