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    Quote Originally Posted by trappermatt View Post
    Funny hearing about trespassing charges

    Railway lands

    (7) Despite the Trespass to Property Act, the occupier of railway land,(a) shall not prohibit hunting or fishing on the railway land and shall not prohibit entry to the railway land for those purposes; and
    (b) shall not charge any fee for hunting or fishing on the railway land or for entry to the railway land for those purposes.


    this is from the fish and wildlife conservation act
    Quote Originally Posted by mark270wsm View Post
    cn cp police are federal there rule over rides provincial act. all of the old railway land up north you can but cn cp tracks are under federal jurisdiction .. if you have old train tracks that have been taken out of use you can hunt them .. at least thats the way i see it
    According to a friend that's a rail cop and my SIL (rail safety officer) with whom I've discussed this issue,both of the above posts are right. It gives them lots of leeway when dealing with hunters. Generally,it depends where you are. In the south,especially between the major rail line corridors that run between Montreal and Ottawa to Chatham and down to Niagara,if you 're caught on railway lands,you'll be arrested and charged as many times as it takes to get your attention,that is if you don't get run over. However,there's thousands of miles of tracks in central and northern Ontario that are used very little (meaning once or twice in a 24hr. period) or even not at all,where a blind eye is turned unless there's an incident. It's not uncommon to see folks from kids and Dads to seniors out for a stroll plinking ground hogs on a hot afternoon or evening or hunting Coyotes in the winter,along the tracks out in big sky farm country. Unless there's a serious occurrence that needs immediate attention,you won't see the Police. They've got enough on their plate.
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    I did a quick look in the regs and didnt find anything, that is why i asked about the railway.
    When I asked a few other hunters nobody knew the answer.
    This track used to be for a tour and dinner train but it still has the odd train use the tracks.
    Coyotes use the track more than the trains!
    Im not about to take any chances but its good to get the information I needed about this issue.
    Thanks for all the feedback.

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    Hunting bunnies about a dozen times on the rails and so far never seen a cop or been charged. Guys have been doing it for years. Unless you are causing trouble I am sure police have better things to worry about. But this was a good post to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanO View Post
    I did a quick look in the regs and didnt find anything, that is why i asked about the railway.
    When I asked a few other hunters nobody knew the answer.
    This track used to be for a tour and dinner train but it still has the odd train use the tracks.
    Coyotes use the track more than the trains!
    Im not about to take any chances but its good to get the information I needed about this issue.
    Thanks for all the feedback.
    The coyotes they have studied down in the GTA use railbeds as travel routes a lot of the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    The coyotes they have studied down in the GTA use railbeds as travel routes a lot of the times.
    Down in the States they call Rail line Coyote "Super Highways" there are so many track along them..
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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