As you approach Lawrencetown Beach, you cross over the Lawrencetown River Bridge and enter the community of
East Lawrencetown. And just before you head up the hill to the Tea House, you will pass a parking lot on the right side
of Marine Drive (hgwy 207). This is the parking lot for Stoney Beach.
You may have found that as a resident of East Lawrencetown the area continues to grow in its residential population.
In just the last couple of years, the number of lights one can see at night along shores of Lawrencetown Lake continues to
grow. This increase in residential development is, of course, beginning to collide with the hunters in the area during the hunting season.
During November and December, one may frequently hear gun fire during their morning coffee. So, in the
hope of aiding you as to the rules and dates for hunting, we provide some links here.
You can find the provincial hunting regulations at the link below. Some of the pages of interest are:
- 93 - which denotes that "a shotgun loaded with shot [can be discharged] within 182 m of a dwelling"
- 92 - that allows for discharge of a firearm "between one-half hour after sunset" and "one-half hour before sunrise"
If you feel there has been any violation of the rules, you are encouraged to contact authorities. As noted on Environment Canada's website:
"Hunting violations may be reported to the Canadian Wildlife Service office, your local RCMP detachment, Nova Scotia Department of
Natural Resources at 1-800-565-2224, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)."
The dates for hunting game can be found here.
The dates for hunting birds are here (note Lawrencetown Beach is in zone 2).