Department of Natural Resouces (DNR), Nova Scotia Government
Note: Wildlife management in Nova Scotia is under the jurisdiction of the Provincial government.
Today, more people are living in residential developments that were once relatively undisturbed wildlife habitats. People are now "Living with Wildlife".
Prevent nuisance and/or dangerous wildlife in your yard:
- pdf Deer (58 KB)
- pdf Raccoons (48 KB)
- pdf Skunks (103 KB)
- pdf Squirrels (53 KB)
- pdf Black bears (151 KB)
- pdf Coyotes (286 KB)
- pdf Foxes (552 KB)
Feeding of wildlife:
- Feeding Wildlife in Backyard requires Thought and Care
- Lunenburg By-law pdf "To Prohibit the feeding of Wildlife in the Town of Lunenburg" (124 KB)
- Lunenburg By-law pdf "Domestic and Wild Animals and Exotic Pets" (80 KB)
More DNR information and useful links:
Wildlife and Biodiversity: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/
Living with Wildlife: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/living-with-wildlife/
Please note that the ONLY designated "run at large" area in the Town of Lunenburg is the Dog Park at 61 Starr Street.
Dogs are required to be under "the immediate, continuous and effective control of its owner or some other person" in the Town for the health and safety of the public as well as other dogs/pets. Enjoy the Lunenburg Dog Park for off-leash fun and exercise.
Hillcrest Cemetery is NOT a "run at large" area - please have respect for those interred there and their loved ones.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Don't forget to STOOP AND SCOOP! It's a matter of public health. Others have to share sidewalks, streets, parks, etc. and dog owners are required to clean up after their pets.
Dog Bylaw and Licensing
Download the Town of Lunenburg's "Dog By-law (#22)".
Dogs are required to be licensed annually, with the exception of guide dogs. Download the Town's pdf Dog License application form. (247 KB)
The Lunenburg Dog Park, the Town's only designated "run at large" area, is located at 55 Starr Street. It is operated by the Lunenburg Dog Park Society. Visit their Facebook page.