An article in the Chronicle Herald today provides some of the history of our Game Sanctuaries and highlights the fact that except where they overlap with formally protected lands, clearcutting and mining can still take place; hunting and trapping cannot.* The Game Sanctuaries can encompass both private and public lands. View Nova Scotia’s game sanctuaries protect game, but not their habitat by Aaron Berwick, Chronicle Herald, Feb 12, 2018.
*However muzzleloader, bow and crossbow appear to be permitted in the Liscomb Game Sanctuary, and Chignecto Game Sanctuary, perhaps others.
The NSDNR website lists 12 Game Sanctuaries in Nova Scotia.
View also A Brief History of Provincial Wildlife Management and Game Sanctuaries Areas (NSDNR website), and The legacy of Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic wilderness (post, Oct 22, 2017; by Alain Belliveau)
UPDATE Feb 15, 2018: EDITORIAL: Eliminate game sanctuary hypocrisy
Chronicle Herald, Feb 14 (online)