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HUNTING & TRAPPING R E G U L AT I O N S S Y N O P S I S EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2016

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HUNTING AND TRAPPING SYNOPSIS 2014 - 2016

Table of Contents BEFORE YOUR HUNT Major Regulation Changes for 2014-2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hunter Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BC Resident Hunter Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Open Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Waterfowler Heritage Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Aboriginal Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Limited Entry Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Licences Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Non-Resident Hunters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Federal Firearms Legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Licence Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 DURING YOUR HUNT Site and Access Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 No Hunting or Shooting Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 What is “Wildlife”? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Illegal Guiding and Illegal Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 It’s Unlawful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Hunting Methods & Provincial Bag Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 AFTER YOUR HUNT Royalty Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Possession and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Compulsory Inspection & Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Export from the Province . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 C.I.T.E.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Taxidermy, Tanning & Meatcutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Submitting Your Hunter Sample Questionnaire . . . . . . . 23 ARTICLES & FORMS Minister’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 How to Measure A Tine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hunter Notice: Accidental Illegal Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Deer Bag Limits - Explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Licensing Changes for Youth and New Huntes. . . . . . . . 18 Wildlife Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Notice to Mountain Goat Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Report All Poachers/Polluters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Leadshot Ban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

ARTICLES & FORMS Con’t Record of Receipt for Transporting Wildlife . . . . . . . . . 24 Change of Address/Name Notification (Form) . . . . . . . 40 Horncurl Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Badger Sightings Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Notice to Bear Hunters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 International Humane Trapping Standards . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Bait Stations and Snare-sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGIONS Region 1 Vancouver Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Region 2 Lower Mainland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Region 3 Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Region 4 Kootenay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Region 5 Cariboo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Region 6 Skeena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Region 7A Omineca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Region 7B Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Region 8 Okanagan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 TRAPPING REGULATIONS BC’s Fur Management Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 General Regulations & Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Trapline Registration, Use & Relinquishment. . . . . . . . . . 92 Other Restrictions & Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Compulsory Inspection & Reporting (Trapping) . . . . . . 92 Licence & Registration Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Fur Royalty Regulations & Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Trapper Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Important Notice About Fishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Certified Traps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Trapping Methods & It’s Unlawful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Provincial Trapping Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 CENTRE GLOSS Coordinated White-tailed and Mule Deer Seasons Hunting and Trapping Ethics Mountain Caribou Update Taking Care of Game Meat The Bear Identification Table

For more information on the hunting and trapping regulations, call a Ministry Regional Office, Fish, Wildlife & Habitat Management Branch HQ Victoria, or the Conservation Officer Service using the numbers listed on the regional maps of each region. Service BC can provide toll free access to provincial government telephone numbers. Simply call Service BC and request a transfer to the number you wish to call: • Service BC from Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604-660-2421 from Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387-6121 elsewhere in BC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-663-7867 • Report a Poacher/Polluter (see page 26) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-952-RaPP (7277)

REGION 1 VANCOUVER ISLAND

REGION 2 LOWER MAINLAND

REGION 3 THOMPSON

REGION 4 KOOTENAY

REGION 5 CARIBOO

REGION 6 SKEENA

REGION 7 OMINECA & PEACE

REGION 8 OKANAGAN


Minister’s Message Welcome to the 2014/15 hunting and trapping season! Hunting and trapping provides British Columbians an opportunity to get out into British Columbia’s world-renowned backcountry and enjoy the natural wonders of our province. Hunting and trapping also support both direct and indirect jobs through the purchase of equipment and services including fuel, firearms, off road vehicles, camping gear, and lodging and food services to name just a few. Hunter recruitment and retention continues to be a ministry priority, and in 2013 we surpassed our performance target of 100,000 basic licences sold annually, including 447 initiation hunting licences designed to encourage new hunters. We have also launched a program that will eventually allow hunting licences to be bought on line similar to how fishing licences are sold. Stay tuned for updates as this project progresses. Hunters and trappers are some of our province’s most ardent conservationists. You know that practising sustainable wildlife practices today will ensure hunting opportunities will be available to future generations. The Province shares these conservation values, and is committed to sustainably managing all game species in the province. The ministry has recently launched a comprehensive study to determine what factors contributed to moose declines in some areas of the B.C. Interior, and what can be done to reverse them.

During the next five years, over 200 moose from five study areas in the province will be radio collared, their movements tracked and all mortalities will be investigated to determine cause of death. In addition to targeted studies, the ministry continues to invest in wildlife inventories that improve our ability to manage big game populations, maximize hunting opportunity, inform resource development projects and ensure a sustainable harvest now and in the future. Finally, I am pleased to note that the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Act received Royal Assent in March 2014. The Act provides certainty, safety and regulatory structure for thousands of off-road enthusiasts. Implementation of the new laws will begin as early as fall 2014 and will help ensure these vehicles are driven in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and will help combat theft of ORVs. To learn more about the ORV Act, visit www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/orv/ My sincere thanks to all the hunters, trappers, organizations and government staff for your continuing contributions and stewardship of wildlife resources in British Columbia, and all the best for a safe and enjoyable 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping season. Sincerely, Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Major regulation Changes for 2014-2016 • Liberalized black bear hunting seasons in the Thompson, Okanagan, Skeena and Omineca Regions. • Coordinated and shortened spike-fork moose seasons in the Okanagan Region and portions of the Thompson Region. • Harmonized restricted Mule Deer Seasons in the Kootenay Region and portions of the Okanagan Region. • New Initiation Licence allows a person 18 years or older who has never previously held a hunting licence in B.C. to try hunting without having to complete CORE. • Youth Licence expanded to ages 10 - 17.

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Zone A Omineca

Skeena

Fort St. John

Smithers Prince George

Cariboo Williams Lake

Thompson

New information or regulation changes are highlighted as green, bolded text.

Vancouver Island

Lower Mainland Surrey Nanaimo

Kamloops

Kootenay

Okanagan Penticton

Cranbrook Nelson

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Cow Moose - a female moose recognizable by having no antlers and being 6 feet at shoulder height weighing 600-800 lbs. Calf Moose - a moose less than 12 months of age usually less than 5 feet at shoulder height weighing 200-300 lbs. Calves are much smaller and show a distinctly "stubby" face. Not all moose in the accompaniment of a larger moose are necessarily calves. Be sure of your target.

Cancelled Species licence - means a Species Licence that has been cancelled as indicated on the licence. Caribou - 5 Point Bull - has one antler which bears at least 5 tines (points), including the tip of the main beam above the rear point. If rear point is missing, the first rear-facing point will be used as the rear point. Caribou Rear Point

Rear Point

existing road or trail - means a) a road or trail with a paved surface, b) a cross-country or downhill ski route marked in a ski area by the owner of the ski area, c) a road used for logging or mining, d) a road or trail used for access to fences, power lines, wind generators or communication towers, or e) a trail on which there is no vegetation except on a strip that, if present, can be straddled by a 4-wheel vehicle. Feral pig - means a pig of the genus Sus that is not in captivity or is not otherwise under a person’s control Firearm - includes a device that propels a projectile by means of an explosion, compressed gas or spring and includes a rifle, shotgun, handgun, pellet gun, "BB" gun or spring gun but does not include a bow. Furbearing animal - means a fox, beaver, black bear, marten, fisher, lynx, bobcat, mink, muskrat, river otter, raccoon, striped and spotted skunk, northern flying squirrel, red and Douglas’ squirrel, ermine, weasel, wolverine, wolf or coyote. Game Bird - means any grouse, partridge, quail, pheasant, ptarmigan, migratory game bird, or wild turkey. Game - includes all big game, small game, game birds and furbearing animals. handgun – is a firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be aimed and fired by the action of one hand or that has a barrel less than 305 mm (12 in.) in length. hunt & hunting - includes shooting at, attracting, searching for, chasing, pursuing, following after or on the trail of, stalking, or lying in wait for wildlife or attempting to do any of those things, whether or not the wildlife is then or subsequently wounded, killed or captured: (a) with intention to capture the wildlife, or (b) while in possession of a firearm or other weapon. licence Year - Hunting and Guide Licences - means the period from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.Trapping and Fur Trading Licences - means the period from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

Compound Crossbow - means a crossbow on which the bow string runs through pulleys. Cougar Kitten - means any cougar with spots or any cougar under one year of age. Crossbow - means a bow fixed across a stock with a groove for the arrow or bolt and a mechanism for holding and releasing the string. (NOTE:The use of crossbows is permitted during special bow only seasons unless otherwise indicated under the regional schedules.) Decoy - means any material or manufactured product that simulates the appearance or has the form of wildlife. Deer Family - means moose, caribou, deer 6 point and elk. Elk antler 3 point edible Portions - with respect to big game, antler excluding grizzly bear, cougar, wolf, lynx, bobcat and wolverine, means the edible portions of the four quarters and the loins of the animal and with respect to game birds, means the edible portions of both breasts of the bird. elk - Six Points or Greater Bull - means Antler tines must be at least 2.5 cm in length any bull having at least six tines on one antler. elk - Spike Bull - means a bull elk having Elk spike bull antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections No bony projections more than 2.5 cm in length. more than 2.5 cm in elk - three Points or greater Bull - means length off the main any bull having at least three tines on one antler. beam

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loaded Firearm - means any firearm containing live ammunition in either the breech or the magazine. A clip containing live ammunition, when attached to the firearm, is considered as the magazine. Muzzle loaders - see page 17. Migratory Game Birds - for which there may be an open season in BC and for which a Canadian Migratory Game Bird hunting permit is required are: waterfowl (ducks and geese, including Brant); American Coot; Common Snipe; Band-tailed Pigeon and Mourning Dove. Moose - Spike-fork Bull - means a bull moose having no more than two tines on one antler. (Includes tines on main antler and brow palms.) Does not include a calf. See diagram. Moose - 10 Point Bull - means a bull moose having at least one antler with a minimum of ten points (tines), including the tines on the brow palm. (See diagram and tine definition.) Moose - tripalm Bull - means a bull moose having at least one antler with a brow palm bearing three or more points (tines).The brow palm is separated from the main palm by the deepest antler bay.The deepest bay is the bay whose vertex (deepest location) is the shortest distance from the antler base, when measured along the surface of the antler. See diagram

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Tripalm Bull Moose Antler Base

Vertex of the deepest bay

at least 3 points on brow palm

Motorcycle - means a motor vehicle that runs on 2 or 3 wheels and has a saddle or seat for the driver to sit astride.

10 Point Bull Minimum of a total of ten points (including brow palm) on one antler.

Full Curl Bighorn

Tripalm Bull Minimum of a total of three points on one brow palm.

annulus

annulus

ILLEGAL

LEGAL

Reference points (+): use centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the base of the horn

Note: Hunters must refer to the definition of a tine. The rounded protuberances at the top of the main palm on some moose may not constitute a point.

through back of eye

Spike - Fork Bull Moose

3/4 Curl Bighorn annulus

annulus

through back of eye

ILLEGAL

LEGAL

Full Curl Thinhorn/ Mature Bighorn annulus

annulus

ILLEGAL

LEGAL

Motor Vehicle - means a device in, on or by which a person or thing is being or may be transported or drawn, and which is designed to be self propelled, and includes an ATV or snowmobile, but does not include a device designed to be moved by human, animal or wind power; a device designed to be used exclusively on stationary rails or stationary tracks; or a boat propelled by motorized power. Mountain Goat Kid - means a mountian goat with horns less than 10 cm in length. Mountain Sheep - full curl Bighorn ram - means any male bighorn mountain sheep, the head of which, when viewed squarely from the side, has at least one horn tip extending upwards beyond a straight line drawn through the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base. If the skull and horns are presented for

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to a line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket. Mountain Sheep - Mature Bighorn ram – means any bighorn ram mountain sheep whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side extends upwards beyond the forehead-nose bridge. Mountain Sheep - full curl thinhorn ram - means any thinhorn ram mountain sheep that has attained the age of 8 years as evidenced by true horn annuli as determined by the regional manager or his designate, or whose horn tip, when viewed squarely from the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane. Do not use yearly horn growth annuli to determine the age of a ram in the field, because “false” annuli may be present. Mule (Black-tailed) Deer - four Points or greater Buck - means any buck having at least four tines, excluding the brow tine, on one antler. MUle (Black-tailed) DeeR

4 Point antler

Non-Resident - means a person who is not a BC resident but who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or a person who is not a BC resident but whose only or primary residence is in Canada and has resided in Canada for the 12 month period immediately before doing a thing under the Wildlife Act. Non-Resident alien means a person who is neither a BC resident nor a non-resident. Non-toxic Shot - means shotgun pellets consisting of, by weight, not more than one percent lead. No Shooting area - means a designated area in which the discharge of firearms is prohibited. Power Boat - means a boat, canoe or yacht powered by electric, gasoline, oil, steam or other mechanical means, but does not include a boat powered manually nor a boat with an outboard motor provided the motor is tilted or otherwise disengaged so as not to be ready for immediate use. Raptor - means a bird of the order Falconiformes known as vultures, eagles, falcons and hawks or of the order Strigiformes known as owls and includes the eggs of these birds. Road allowance - see definition, page 13. Shot means a cartridge manufactured so that it contains 8 or more roughly spherical projectiles.

Mule (Black-tailed) Deer - Three Points or greater Buck - means any buck having at least three tines, excluding the brow tine, on one antler. No hunting area - means a designated area in which hunting (see definition) is prohibited.

How

to

Measure

MUle (BlaCK-taileD) DeeR

3 Point antler

a tine

NOTICE! TO HUNTERS

Tine

noT a Tine

2.5 cm m 2.5 c

m 2.5 c

a B

a PaLMaTeD

non-PaLMaTeD

On larger tines, the measurements can be taken at any point at least 2.5 cm from the tip.

2.5 cm

B

a

Small Game - includes fox, raccoon, coyote, skunk, snowshoe hare and game birds. Snowmobile - means a vehicle designed primarily for travel on snow or ice, having one or more steering skis, self propelled and using one or more endless belts or tracks driven in contact with the ground. Spike Buck - means a male deer having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections greater than 2.5 cm in length. tine or "Point" - means a branch of an antler which is longer than its breadth and is at least 2.5 cm in length, and for the purpose of determining the length of a tine (a) the breadth of the tine is measured (if extending from a palmation of an antler, then in the plane of the palm) at a location at least 2.5 cm from the tip of the tine, and (b) the length of the tine is measured from its tip end, following the midline of the profile of the tine, and following the natural curvature of the tine, to the midpoint of the straight line along which the breadth is measured. (See How to Measure a Tine diagram below) traffic or trafficking - means to buy, sell, trade or distribute for gain or consideration or to offer to do so. Upland Game Bird - includes the gallinaceous birds, such as wild turkey, grouse, partridge, ptarmigan, pheasant, and quail. Vehicle - means a wheeled or tracked device in, on or by which a person or thing is or may be transported or drawn on a highway. wildlife - means raptors, threatened species, endangered species, game and other species of vertebrates prescribed as wildlife by regulation.

To enter, hunt over or trap in cultivated land, posted land or private property without the owner’s permission is committing an offence. It is the responsibility of the hunter or trapper to be aware of the status of the land they hunt and to get permission from the land owner before accessing private land.

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4Since 1974, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) has been an educational program designed to ensure that prospective new hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical participation in hunting. As of March 1, 1998, the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) accepted the responsibility for the delivery of the program and graduate record keeping. CORE graduates who are not a BCWF or affiliated club member are entitled to apply for a BCWF direct membership at half-price, including the Out-door Edge magazine and liability insurance. 4Although not compulsory, classroom instruction in CORE is recommended and may be obtained through courses in adult education, community colleges, rod and gun clubs or course advertisements. The written examina-

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4There is NO OPEN SEASON FOR ANY WILDLIFE – except as indicated in this Synopsis. It is unlawful to hunt at any time during the year except within the open season, or by authority of a permit issued under the Wildlife Act. 4To define open seasons for big game, small game and game birds, the province is divided into Management Units (MUs). Hunting seasons are shown in regional schedules on the following pages. All season dates shown are inclusive. 4Where an open season does not apply to the entire Management Unit, a reference is given to maps showing the area and describing the applicable regulation. 4Published seasons in this Synopsis cease to be in effect in any area closed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and are in effect for the duration of the forest closure order. 4Hunting season dates may only be changed in season by order of the Minister. Such changes will be given local publicity. Check www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw for updates before your hunt.

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changes his or her legal name, residential address or ceases to be a resident, he or she within 30 days of the address or name change or date at which they cease to be a resident, must notify the Director of the FW&HM Branch of the address change, provide a document evidencing the legal name change or on ceasing to be a resident, surrender their hunter number card to the Director of the FW&HM Branch. If a person who holds a BC resident hunter number card ceases to be a BC resident, the hunter number card is suspended as long as the person is not a resident. For correspondence, please inform us of changes by writing, quoting your Resident Hunter Number, at Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch, PO Box 9374, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9M4. See p. 40 for name/address change form.

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wateRFOwleR heRitaGe DaYS

4Waterfowler Heritage Days (WHDs) for the hunting of ducks and geese occur province wide. Only young hunters at least 10 years of age and less than 18 years of age who have met all provincial requirements are permitted to hunt, and they must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. The adult hunter can accompany a maximum of 2 youth hunters. The adult hunter can guide and advise the young hunter but is not permitted to hunt. See individual regions for season dates. General open seasons in the regions are reduced by 2 days so that the overall number of hunting days for migratory game birds remains unchanged. Federal regulations have been amended to exempt young hunters from having to purchase the federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit when participating in WHDs. Provincial regulations have been amended to exempt young hunters from having to purchase the provincial hunting licence or the junior hunting licence when participating in WHDs. In addition, youth at least 10 years of age and less than 18 years of age are exempt from the requirement to complete hunter safety training (CORE) prior to participating in WHDs. NOTE:Youth who wish to hunt ducks and geese outside of designated WHDs or who wish to hunt for any other species of game, must purchase the appropriate licence and, if 14 years of age or older, must complete CORE.

aBORiGiNal hUNtiNG

4The first priority of the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Opertations is to ensure the long-term conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats. The Ministry also recognizes that First Nations may establish aboriginal rights to harvest wildlife for sustenance (food, social and ceremonial purposes) in their traditional areas., and that treaty First Nations have treaty rights in relation to harvesting wildlife. Such uses of wildlife must be sustainable, and harvesting methods must not jeopardize safety or the use and enjoyment of property. Any hunting of wildlife species for sale or barter, in whole or in part, is not legal, except as authorized by regulation or where there is a demonstrated aboriginal or treaty right to do so. 4Under the Wildlife Act ‘Indian’ means a person who is defined as a status Indian under the Indian Act (Canada). 4Indians who are residents of British Columbia are not required to obtain any type of hunting licence under the Wildlife Act. Indians who are residents of BC and are exercising an aboriginal right to hunt for

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sustenance purposes within a traditionally-used area are required to comply with hunting regulations related to public health and public safety. In situations where conservation of a particular species is of concern and compliance with hunting regulations is required by Indians belonging to a First Nation group, there will be prior consultation with the affected First Nation in accordance with Ministry policy and procedures. These restrictions may include the requirement for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) authorizations. Prior to undertaking any hunting activity, individuals should inquire with their appropriate First Nation officials or with the Ministry regional office with respect to any specific requirements that may apply to them. 4Indians who are residents of BC and wish to hunt outside their traditionally-used areas must do so in accordance with the Hunting Regulations. This includes making application for a LEH authorization via the LEH draw. If an individual is in doubt regarding a traditional hunting area or practice, they should be in contact with the appropriate First Nations officials and the regional Wildlife Program staff to discuss specific situations

Métis hunters

A reminder that all Métis individuals intending to hunt in the upcoming season are required, under the Wildlife Act, to hold a valid hunting licence and comply with all hunting regulations. This includes obtaining appropriate species licences and complying with Limited Entry Hunting Regulations.

liMiteD eNtRY hUNtiNG

4Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) seasons are open only to hunters who have drawn the appropriate LEH authorization. LEH seasons and open seasons may coincide for some species in some management units if: a) the class of animal (sex, age, etc.) is different, or b) a portion of the management unit is available for LEH only. 4Species licences are required in addition to an LEH authorization. 4Maps showing LEH zones for seasons that

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liCeNCe ReqUiReMeNtS

There are three types of hunting licences available to BC Residents: Hunting Licence, Initiation Hunting Licence, and Youth Hunting Licence.

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4Hunting licences are available to resident hunters 10 years of age or older who hold a valid Hunter Number (see BC Resident Hunter Number section page 6). 4A hunting licence, in combination with the appropriate species licence (if required), provides a hunter with a personal bag limit. 4You may be asked to produce photo identification when purchasing a hunting licence. 4BC Resident Hunter Number Cards are available only at Service BC offices, or via mail only to the Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Branch, PO Box 9374 STN PROV GOV, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9M8. 4A Hunter Number Card may only be obtained by an applicant who produces a document issued by a province or state evidencing the successful completion of the CORE (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education) examinations in BC or another North American government sponsored hunter safety training program. 4When a BC resident who is 10 years of age or older completes CORE, he or she is entitled to a BC Resident Hunter Number Card, and to have a bag limit of his or her own, to purchase a hunting licence, and to enter the limited entry hunting draw.

Youth hunting licence:

4Youth 10 years of age or older, and under 18 years of age, that have a hunter number may obtain a Hunting Licence OR a Youth Licence. 4A Youth Hunting Licence can only be issued

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to a parent or guardian on behalf of his/her child or ward who is 10 years of age or older and under the age of 18. 4The youth hunter, whether or not they have completed a hunter training program, must be accompanied and under the close personal supervision of an adult who carries the proper licences and meets the prescribed qualifications. 4Non-resident qualifications for a Youth Hunting Licence are the same with the exception that they may not hunt for wildlife for which a Limited Entry Hunting authorization is required.

initiation hunting licence:

4An Initiation Hunting Licence is a once in a lifetime licence that can only be issued to a person who is a B.C. Resident, is 18 years of age or older, and has not held a B.C. hunting licence in the past (with the exception of a youth or junior licence). 4The Initiation Hunter need not have completed a hunter training program but must be accompanied and under the close personal supervision of an adult who carries the proper licences and meets the prescribed qualifications. Bag limits ans Supervision for Youth and initiation hunting licences: 4Wildlife taken under a Youth or Initiation Hunting Licence is included in the bag limit of the supervising licensed adult. No species licences may be purchased with the Youth or Initiation Hunting Licence. However, during a hunting season, a resident licensed youth hunter may accompany and hunt with an adult holding a valid Limited Entry Hunting authorization and a valid species licence. Hunters under the age of 18, and hunters hunting under the authority of an Initiation Hunting Licence, must be accompanied and closely supervised while hunting by a person who meets the prescribed following qualifications: 4If a resident, hold a resident hunter number card. 4If not a resident, must have passed a hunter safety training course in another jurisdiction in North America. 4If supervising an Initiation Licensed Hunter, hold a basic hunting licence (unless exempt). 4Have held a hunting licence (or be exempted from holding a licence), other than an Initiation Hunting Licence, in British Columbia, or a licence to hunt in another jurisdiction, in not fewer than 3 of any of the licence years preceding the current licence year. This qualification does not apply to the supervising hunter if a guide outfitter also accompanies the holder of an Initiation Hunting Licence. 4If an Indian residing in BC, have received training in hunting and previously hunted lawfully without supervision. 4Not be prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm. 4Not accompany or supervise more than two Youth Licensed hunters, two Initiation Licensed Hunters, or one Youth and one Initiation Licensed Hunter at one time (Note:

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youth who hold a Basic Hunting Licence do not count towards the maximum number that may be accompanied.) No one under the age of 10 may hunt. A person who causes or allows a person under the age of 10 to hunt wildlife commits an offence. All licences issued under the Wildlife Act are non-transferable and non-refundable. A person 10 years of age or older and under 18 who wishes to apply for a hunting licence must do so in person in the presence of a parent or guardian, who must sign an “Acknowledgement of Responsibility” for his/her son, daughter or ward.

BUYiNG liCeNCeS

4Resident hunting licences are available at all Service BCs’ Offices, and other commercial outlets and sporting goods stores. Non-resident hunting licences are available from Service BC Offices. Non-residents may also obtain their licences by mail from Service BC Offices www. servicebc.gov.bc.ca/locations/. Please note that non-resident licences are NOT available from commercial outlets and/or sporting goods stores. 4Duplicates for misplaced, lost, stolen or accidentally destroyed licences are available from Vendors and Service BCs’ offices for a fee of $10.00 plus GST. A Statement of Loss is required. DO NOT purchase another original licence from a sporting goods store or similar non-government licence issuer, as this will automatically show on the records that you have been issued more than the legal limit of current licences, which is an offence under the Wildlife Act. 4Hunters with permanent physical disabilities who are unable, because of their disability, to exit a vehicle to discharge a firearm, or are unable to walk 100 m while carrying a firearm, may apply for a disabled hunting permit.

Information and the permit application process is available through the FrontCounterBC website at www.FrontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca or by phone at 1-877-855-3222.

DeeR liCeNCeS

4A person must not possess more than 15 of any current year deer licences. The combination of deer licences may include a maximum of 3 mule deer and 3 white-tailed deer licences. 4There are special deer licences (Queen Charlotte Islands Deer Licences) which allow hunters to exceed the 2 deer bag limit for the Skeena Region and the 3 deer provincial bag limit up to a maximum of 15 deer when hunting on the Queen Charlotte Islands (MUs 6-12, 6-13). Up to 3 regular mule deer licences can be used on the Queen Charlottes, but they will count toward the regional and provincial bag limits. (For example, if a mule deer licence is used in MU 6-12 or 6-13, a hunter will be prevented from pursuing deer elsewhere in the Skeena Region, and it will count towards the 3-deer provincial bag limit).

MiGRatORY BiRDS

4When hunting migratory game birds, you must carry with you a valid Canadian Migratory Game Bird hunting permit in addition to any required provincial hunting licence. The permit is available at most Post Offices. 4The Bird Banding Laboratory in Maryland collates all North American bird banding records. If you find a banded migratory bird, please report it on their website at www.reportband.gov/

BeaRS

4It is prohibited to possess, traffick, import, and exporti bear galls, including any part or derivative of the gall bladder, and genitalia. It is also prohibited to import, export or traffick in bear paws separated from the carcass or hide, although possession of bear paws is still permit-

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ted to allow for personal and ceremonial use. 4Hunters are not committing an offense if they remove the gall bladder from the carcass and leave the gall bladder at the kill site, or, if they move the bear from the kill site and they, within 48 hours, dispose of the gut pile including the gall bladder.

KeePiNG YOUR liCeNCeS & ReCORDS

4Hunters should keep all documents under which an animal was taken until the animal has been consumed. In the case of a mounted trophy or a tanned hide, the licence and Compulsory Inspection Data Sheet should be kept in a safe place indefinitely. If a person wishes to transfer the trophy to someone else or requires an export permit to move it out of the province, the original documentation makes the transfer or the issuance of a permit much easier. It greatly assist Ministry staff if, when a hunter sells a trophy, the licences and other documentation are transferred with the trophy to the new owner.

NON-ReSiDeNt hUNteRS

Non-residents of British Columbia hunting big game must be accompanied by either a licensed BC guide or a resident who holds a Permit to Accompany. Big Game Guided hunts 4When purchasing big game species licences, non-residents must provide the Licensing office with the name of the guide outfitter, the guide’s

licence number, the management unit(s) in which the hunt will take place and the dates of the hunt. On completion of the hunt, nonresidents must obtain a completed form of declaration from their guide. Failure to do so constitutes an offence on the part of the hunter and the guide. Big Game accompanied hunts 4A non-resident of BC who is a resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen may be accompanied by a resident of BC who holds a Permit to Accompany. Only one Permit to Accompany will be issued to a person in a licence year. 4The BC resident applying for this permit must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who has held a BC hunting licence and a big game species licence for 3 of the 5 years preceding application (or 2 of the 5 years preceding application if the applicant has completed C.O.R.E). Applications for permits are available at Service BC offices, Front Counter BC, or electronically from: www.FrontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca (See Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences article, pg 63.) 4Non-residents must show the Permit to Accompany or a copy indicating the name of the permittee when purchasing their big game species licences. 4A non-resident who is not a resident of Canada and is not a Canadian citizen, may also be eligible under the Permit to Accompany providing they qualify under one of the required

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FeDeRal FiReaRMS leGiSlatiON

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Hunting Licence Fees

The following fees apply province-wide. Additional licence requirements are indicated under certain regional schedules. fees include hctf surcharge, but not g.s.t. A BC resident to hunt all game

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A BC Resident who is 65 years of age or over to hunt all game $7.00★ A resident of Canada (not BC), or a Canadian citizen to hunt all game $75.00★ A non-resident alien to hunt all game (Resident of another country) $180.00★ A person to hunt in the Fraser Valley Special Area (See Region 2) $10.00★ A person to hunt in the Gulf Islands Special Area. All islands in MU 1-1 (except Vancouver Island) and Denman and Hornby Islands in MU 1-6 $2.00 Initiation Licence - allows a person 18 years or older who has never previously held a hunting licence in B.C. to try hunting without having to have a hunter number $12.00★

Species Licence Fees

Species licences are required for the hunting of the following animals and are required in addition to the basic hunting licences. fees include hctf surcharge, but not g.s.t. BiG GaMe Bison Black Bear Bobcat ✱ Caribou ✱ Cougar ✱ Deer ▼

BC RESIDENT $70.00 $20.00 $8.00 $20.00 $30.00 $15.00

Non-BC Resident $700.00 $180.00 $40.00 $230.00 $230.00 $125.00

$25.00 $80.00 $8.00 $25.00 $40.00 $60.00

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Upland Game Birds

Non-Resident QCI Deer

$25.00★

★ Includes surcharge for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF). ▲ A youth hunting ducks or geese during Waterfowler Heritage Days does not require a hunting licence, junior hunting licence or the Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit. The Acknowledgement of Responsibility, signed by a parent or guardian, is still required.

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site and aCCess restriCtions National Parks 4Hunting is prohibited in all National Parks. The law requires that all firearms transported in National Parks be dismantled, carried in a closed case or wrapped and tied securely in such a manner as not to expose any part of the firearm. 4Firearms are also not permitted outside of a vehicle, vessel or aircraft in a National Park unless they are being moved into, or out of, a person’s premises, or with a permit issued by the park superintendent.

Regional District Parks 4The discharge of firearms and bows is prohibited in most regional district parks. Regional district bylaws are NOT included in this synopsis. 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 100 m of all Regional District Parks in Regions 1 and 2. 4Contact the Regional District in the locality you wish to hunt for information on whether hunting is permitted in or near new and existing parks.

National wildlife areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries 4Hunting is prohibited in National Wildlife Areas (NWAs) and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (MBSs) unless a special federal permit is granted or notices to the contrary are posted. Blue signs depicting a loon mark the boundaries of NWAs and MBSs. Contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Delta for more information (604) 940-4650.

BC Parks Individuals visiting BC Parks, either a Park, Conservancy, Recreation Area or Protected Area should be aware that the Park Act and its regulations apply, as do the hunting regulations in this synopsis. Visit www.bcparks.ca for more information on activities allowed or prohibited in specific parks. 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms, or bows is prohibited in many BC Parks. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on which BC Parks that are open to hunting please visit www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/, or phone your local Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Opertations office. Hunting in BC Parks is only permitted during a lawful open season. For additional information on permitted activities in BC Parks, please visit the BC Parks website at www.bcparks.ca 4When a BC Park is closed to hunting or there is no open season for any species, both the possession and discharge of a firearm or bow are prohibited except when authorized by a park officer. Possession is only allowed when such weapons are carried within a vehicle or when authorized by a park officer. 4The use of horses and motor vehicles (including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs and other self-propelled vehicles or cycles)

is generally prohibited in BC Parks except where specifically authorized. All motor vehicles on park roads must be licensed. Use of aircraft to arrive at or depart from some parks is restricted. 4It is prohibited to hunt or discharge a firearm or bow in a BC Park within 400 metres of either side of the centre line of any park road or highway except as authorized by a park officer, unless otherwise stated in this Synopsis for a specific road. A park road is a road in a park or recreation area that is designated and developed for licensed motor vehicles. Contact the regional office for further information, or consult the Park, Conservancy and Recreation Area Regulation. 4Note: Protected areas that have been established since the deadline for changes to the hunting regulations for 2014-2016 (Oct 2013) will have no change to their status unless specified in these regulations. 4Hunters should note that big game seasons in most parks are under Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) restrictions. Consult the current LEH Synopsis for map details. 4Hunters are encouraged to remove gut piles from near hiking trails or known areas of recreational use or, if that is not possible, to advise park staff of kill locations.

Recreation Sites and trails

4Unless authorized by a recreation officer, it is unlawful to trap, dispose of wildlife parts, or discharge a firearm, bow or crossbow on or into: • the developed portion of a Recreation Site or Interpretive Forest. • the developed portion of a Recreation trail were a prohibition has been posted, as defined in the Forest Recreation Regulation. For more information on Recreation Sites and Trails www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca.

ecological Reserves

4Hunting, trapping and angling are prohibited in Ecological Reserves in British Columbia. The discharge of a firearm, or bow is prohibited. A complete list of Ecological Reserves including detailed maps and legal descriptions is available from the regional office, or from BC Parks headquarters at PO Box 9398 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9M9 or visit www. bcparks.ca/eco_reserve 4Most ecological reserves are also referenced in the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th

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4Most regions in BC contain several different types of Conservation Lands, including Wildlife Management Areas, Crown Reserves, and lands acquired for fish and wildlife management purposes; sometimes in cooperation with other agencies (i.e Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Trust of BC). 4Hunting, the discharge of firearms or bows, motor vehicles, and access are restricted or prohibited in some Conservation Lands. 4Before hunting in a Conservation Land, please contact your regional office.

Municipal Restrictions

4Most municipalities have local bylaws restricting and controlling the use of weapons, firearms and bows within their boundaries. Consult municipal clerks for details of closures. 4Municipal bylaws that affect the discharge of firearms and/or bows are NOT included in this synopsis. 4Most municipalities have local bylaws restricting and controlling wildlife attractants and illegal dumping so hunters are reminded to dispose of carcasses and animal parts responsibly. Carcasses are considered wildlife attractants and can attract large predators so do not dispose of them within municipal boundaries or in areas frequented by the public.

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site and aCCess restriCtions indian Reserves 4Indian Reserves are private land. Permission must be obtained from the local Indian business office in order to hunt on or across these lands.

Recreation access Management Plans A copy of the following plans is located online at www.recplans.gov.bc.ca/ 4Please refer to the Southern Rocky Mountain Management Plan for recreation access zoning in MUs 4-1, 4-2, 4-22 and 4-23. 4Please refer to the Golden Backcountry

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4While in the back country you may have occasion to encounter cabins of various sorts. These belong to someone engaged in a legitimate business such as trapping or guiding. They are private and are not to be entered, damaged or disturbed. Hunter ethics, courtesy and respect are relied upon so that additions to the regulations imposing severe sanctions are not necessary.

aCCeSS ReStRiCtiONS

4Several laws govern public access to wildlife and several types of closures specifically limit access by licensed hunters or others. In brief the following laws apply: 1. Trespass Act - The provincial Trespass Act sets out strict limits on any public access to enclosed private land. Private property is considered enclosed if any one of the following conditions are met: ● there are clearly visible signs prohibiting trespassing posted at each ordinary access point; or ● the property is surrounded by a lawful fence; or ● the property is surrounded by a natural boundary such as a river bank or a 4 1/2 foot hedge. ● In the Fraser Valley, and to a lesser extent elsewhere in agricultural areas,

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3. Wildlife Act (Section 39) - A person is not permitted to hunt on cultivated land or on Crown land which is subject to a grazing lease while the land is occupied by livestock, without the consent of the owner, lessee or occupant of the land. 4In addition to the above, there is authority under provisions of the Wildlife Act to limit access by hunters or other persons. Relevant regulations include the Motor Vehicle Prohibition Regulation and the Public Access Prohibition Regulation.

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hwy 99 No Shooting area

4It is unlawful to hunt or discharge a firearm within 100 metres of a church, school building, school yard, playground, regional district park, dwelling house, or farm or ranch building that is occupied by persons or domestic animals. Owners and occupiers or their employees or agents are exempted near dwelling houses or farm or ranch buildings for the purpose of slaughtering livestock.

4The discharge of firearms is prohibited within 400 m west of the road allowance and 1 km east of the road allowance of Hwy 99 between the northern boundary of the District Municipality of West Vancouver and the southern boundary of the District Municipality of Squamish.

No Shooting areas 4It is unlawful to discharge a firearm in a No Shooting Area (see Definitions section). No Shooting Areas as prescribed under the Wildlife Act are open to the use of bows (including crossbows) unless specifically restricted (see regional sections).

hiGhwaY NO ShOOtiNG aReaS

4It is unlawful to discharge a firearm across or to discharge a firearm or hunt within the road allowances of all numbered highways and any two lane or greater public road in BC that is maintained by the Ministry of Transportation (or their Contractors), the federal government or another province or territory. The road allowance extends: (a) 15 metres on either side of the middle of a road with less than three lanes, or (b) 15 metres from the edge of the paved surface of a highway with three lanes or more, or (c) to the boundary of private or cultivated land, whichever comes first. 4In addition to the above universal restriction, several major or heavily populated routes in the province have an additional 400 m area bordering the road allowance in which the discharge of a firearm using a single projectile is prohibited. The discharge of a shotgun using shot only is permitted. These areas are listed in the section “400 m Single Projectile Prohibited Areas”. 4The major purpose of these restrictions is to address the problems associated with increasing public pressure for more closures near rural roads, where the urban public is expanding residential properties, often at considerable distances from main urban centres. The above restrictions, although perhaps initially are more than required for some parts of the province, will be universal and, more importantly, universally understood. 4These restrictions address safety concerns that have been expressed by many residents living in previously unrestricted rural areas. Use common sense and if in doubt, don’t shoot! NoTE: Other closures that may be more restrictive on some highways or roads are listed below or under the Regional Schedules.

hwy 118 No Shooting area

4The discharge of firearms is prohibited within 400 m on either side of the road allowance of Hwy 118 (Topley Landing Road) between the intersection of Hwy 118 and Hwy 16 at Topley Landing and Granisle in the Skeena region.

400 MetRe SiNGle PROjeCtile (FiReaRM) PROhiBiteD aReaS

4The discharge of a firearm using a single projectile is prohibited within 400 m (1/4 mile) on either side of the road allowance of following portions of the highways and roads in British Columbia listed below: hwy 5 (Coquihalla Highway) between Hope and the junction of Hwys 1 and 5 at Kamloops; hwy 6 between Bench Cr. and Banting Cr.; hwy 16 between the boundary of the City of Prince Rupert and the British Columbia - Alberta interprovincial boundary; hwy 20 between Bella Coola and the westerly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park; hwy 27 from the junction with Route 16 (Yellowhead) west of Vanderhoof to Fort St. James; hwy 29 between the intersection of Hwy 29 with Hwy 97 in the vicinity of the Village of Chetwynd and the intersection of Hwy 29 with Hwy 97 in the vicinity of Charlie Lake, Peace River Land District; hwy 35 between Francois and Burns Lake; hwy 37 between the intersection of Hwy 37 with Hwy 16 and the boundary of the District of Kitimat; hwy 37 between the Skeena River Bridge at Kitwanga Post Office, Cassiar Land District, and the intersection of said highway with Hwy 37A at Meziadin Junction; hwy 37a between the intersection of said highway and Hwy 37 at Meziadin Junction and the boundary of the District of Stewart at Bitter Creek; hwy 39 from the junction with Hwy 97 north of Mcleod Lake to its intercept with the municipal boundaries of the City of Mackenzie; hwy 97 those portions of the Caribou Highway from Cottonwood River to Prince George, the John Hart Highway from Prince George to Dawson Creek, and the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Lower Post; hwy 113 between Terrace and Kincolith (Gingolx).

Canyon Drive (Road 520) between Hudson’s Hope and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam; twelve Mile Road (Road 190) between Road 520 and Dunlevy Creek.

400 MetRe NO hUNtiNG OR ShOOtiNG aReaS 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 400 m (1/4 mile) of the road allowance of the following highways:

highways in all Provincial Parks - see page 11 for information on prohibition for hunting and the discharge of firearms/ bows in BC Parks. hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) between Hope and Manning Park, Manning Park and Princeton. hwy 97C (Okanagan Connector, Phase III) between its junction with Hwy 97 near Peachland and its junction with Hwy 5 near Aspen Grove.

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4All native species of animals in the province excluding invertebrates and fish as well as several non-native species have been designated as wildlife, giving them full protection under provisions of the Wildlife Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 488. These species may not be hunted, killed, captured, kept as pets or used for commercial purposes unless specifically allowed by regulation or by authority of a permit. Schedules “B” and “C” of the Designation and Exemption Regulation list wildlife that are known to destroy property and/or are detrimental to native wildlife. These species have fewer restrictions regulating their hunting, killing or capturing. Any capture or killing of these species must still abide by provincial laws regarding the humane treatment of animals. Schedule B 4Schedule "B" lists animals that may be captured or killed only for the specific purpose of protecting property unless an open season is designated by regulation (see Regional Schedules for open seasons). (a) Scapanus orarius - coast mole (b) Lepus americanus - snowshoe hare (c) all of the species of the sub family Arvicolinae and lemmings, except Ondonatra zibethicus - muskrat. (d) Neotoma cinerea - bushy-tailed woodrat (e) all species of the genus Peromyscus deer mice (f) Erethizon dorsatum - porcupine (g) Thomomys talpoides - northern pocket gopher (h) Marmota flaviventris - yellow-bellied marmot (i) Marmota monax - woodchuck (j) Spermophilus columbianus - Columbian ground squirrel (k) Mephitis mephitis - striped skunk (l) Procyon lotor - raccoon (m) Spilogale putorius - spotted skunk

Schedule C 4Schedule "C" animals can be killed anywhere and at any time in BC. Schedule “C” birds may be hunted using electronic calls. You do not need a hunting licence to capture, hunt or kill the following Schedule “C” wildlife:

(a) Rana catesbeiana - American bullfrog (b) Rana clamitans - green frog (c) all species of the family Chelydridae snapping turtles (d) Didelphis virginiana - North American opossum (e) Sylvilagus floridanus - eastern cottontail (f) Oryctolagus cuniculus - European rabbit (g) Myocastor coypus - nutria (h) all species of the genus Sciurus - gray squirrels and fox squirrels (i) Passer domesticus - house sparrow (j) Sturnus vulgaris - European starling (k) Columbia livia - rock dove (domestic pigeon)

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4You do need a hunting licence to hunt the

following Schedule “C” wildlife UNLESS you are hunting them on your property or they are damaging your property:

Corvus caurina - Northwestern Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos - American Crow Pica pica - black-billed magpie Molothrus ater - brown-headed cowbird and the eggs of this bird species may be destroyed. 4Feral Pigs (see definition section): a hunting licence is required to hunt feral pigs on Crown land. it is an offence to possess or transport a live feral pig with the exception of a person who was the owner of the feral pig, or an agent of the owner, for the purpose of recapture and returning it to captivity or control.

(a) (b) (c) (d)

eaR taGS aND COllaRS

4Please DO NOt aVOiD hunting animals with ear tags or collars, unless specified under regional sections in the synopsis.this will ensure that biologists acquire accurate data on mortality rates. if you kill a marked animal, please contact your local Ministry office with the number on the ear tag or collar because the meat may not be safe to eat if immobilization drugs were used. ear tags and collars must be returned to the Ministry office.

illeGal GUiDiNG

4The Wildlife Act defines "guide" as: "a person who for compensation or reward received or promised, accompanies and assists another person to hunt wildlife". 4It is unlawful to act as, or offer to act as, a guide for fish or game for compensation or reward unless licensed to do so. 4A person must possess a valid British Columbia Guide Outfitter Licence or Assistant Guide Licence in order to legally guide hunters. The government licences guides to ensure that their activities can be closely monitored and regulated. 4MoE intends to increase its enforcement efforts to stop illegal guiding. A person who guides without the proper licence commits an offence. A person who uses the services of an illegal guide may, as a party to the offence, be charged and convicted of the same offence.

illeGal tRaNSPORtiNG

4The definition of “transporter” in the Wildlife Act Commercial Activities Regulation is as follows: “transporter” means a person who, for money or other compensation, transports a hunter to, from or between locations so that the hunter can hunt but does not include a person who operates a scheduled commercial flight or a chartered aircraft unless the person also provides ground transportation, accommodation or other ground services to the hunter.

4A person must not act as a transporter unless the person holds a transport licence or a guide outfitter licence issued under section 15 of the Wildlife Act.

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1. to make a false statement to an Officer, Conservation Officer, or Constable. 2. to capture, possess or keep in captivity any live wildlife without a permit. 3. to possess or wantonly take, injure or destroy a bird, egg, or the nest of a bird except those designated by regulations, (ie: crows, house sparrows, cowbirds, magpies, rock doves or European starlings or their egg or nest). 4. to buy or sell migratory birds (or their eggs or nests). 5. to traffic in live wildlife, wildlife meat or offer to do so except as authorized by permit. 6. to traffic in dead wildlife or a part of wildlife except when the wildlife was lawfully killed in BC during an open season under the Wildlife Act or lawfully brought into BC, or when trafficking in cast antlers or when the wildlife or part of wildlife has been processed into a product that no longer resembles the original wildlife or part. 7. to discharge, dump, discard or dispose of litter. 8. to shoot, hunt or capture any hawk, falcon, owl or eagle except under permit. 9. to deface any notice posted under authority of the Wildlife Act. 10. to damage or interfere with a lawfully set trap. 11. to hunt a female mountain goat accompanying a kid or a female mountain goat in a group that contains one or more kids 12. to hunt a grizzly bear or black bear less than 2 years old or any bear in its company. 13. to hunt the white or blue (Glacier) colour phases of the black bear. 14. to hunt a cougar kitten (any cougar with spots or under 1 yr of age) or any cougar accompanying it. 15. to hunt a lynx or bobcat accompanied by one or more lynx or bobcat 16. to kill or wound wildlife by accident or to protect life or property and fail to promptly report the killing to an Officer. 17. to kill wildlife while in the process of committing offences against any statute including, but not limited to, the Wildlife Act. Examples would be wildlife taken while trespassing on private property or on mine property in violation of the Mine Safety Code.


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19. to hunt bears by placing bait or by using a dead animal or using part of it as bait.

20. to shoot wildlife from a motor vehicle or a boat propelled by a motor. 21. to hunt migratory birds from a power boat, unless the boat is beached, resting at anchor or fastened within or tied immediately along side a fixed hunting blind. 22. to use a power boat, aircraft, or motor vehicle or other mechanical device to herd or harass wildlife. 23. to hunt, take, wound or kill big game while it is swimming unless it has been previously wounded. 24. to discharge, carry or have in possession a firearm containing live ammunition in its breech or in its magazine attached to the firearm, in or on a railway car, motor vehicle, sleigh, aircraft, bicycle or other conveyance. 25. to carry a cocked crossbow in or on a vehicle, or to discharge a bow from a vehicle of any kind 26. to hunt or transport hunters or wildlife by a helicopter. 27. to hunt wildlife from an aircraft. 28. to hunt wildlife within 6 hours of being airborne in an aircraft other than a regularly scheduled commercial aircraft. 29. to hunt game, except migratory game birds (see #31), from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. To find out the time of sunrise and sunset, consult a local

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newspaper or the following website: www. hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/sunrise_e.html The responsibility remains with the hunter to make the determination of sunrise and sunset in the field based on existing terrain and circumstances. to hunt migratory game birds from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. to hunt wildlife by the use of, or with the aid of, a light or an illuminating device. to use poison for the hunting, trapping, taking or killing of any wildlife. to use recorded or electronic calls to hunt wildlife except wolf, coyote, cougar, lynx or bobcat or any bird listed in Schedule C (see “What is Wildlife?” section). to use live birds as decoys or recorded bird calls to hunt game birds. to hunt migratory game birds within 400 m of any place where bait has been deposited unless that place has been free of bait for at least 7 days. to kill wildlife (with the exception of grizzly bear, cougar or a fur bearing animal other than a black bear) and fail to remove from the carcass the edible portions of the four

quarters and loins to the person’s normal dwelling place or to a meat cutter or the owner or operator of a cold storage plant. A person who kills wildlife is exempted from the requirement to remove the edible portions if that person transfers possession of the wildlife to a recipient who complies with the requirement. Edible portions do not include meat that has been damaged and made inedible by the method of taking. Of grizzly bear, cougar or a furbearing animal other than a black bear, the hide must be removed to the person’s normal dwelling place or to a meat cutter, the owner or operator of a cold storage plant or to a taxidermist, tanner or a fur trader. A person who kills wildlife is exempted from the requirement to remove the hide if that person transfers possession of the wildlife to another person who complies with the requirement. 37. to interfere with or obstruct a person licensed or permitted to hunt, guide or trap while that person is lawfully so engaged. 38. to hunt wildlife with a handgun.

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intentionally kill an illegal animal or fail to report the matter. The Conservation Officer Service believes that the true test of a hunter is not whether or not a mistake is made, but how he/she deals with that mistake. All self reported unlawful kills will be investigated and the appropriate action will be assessed by the officer. what should you do? Immediately cancel your species licence and mark in ink on the species licence page that your intention is to self report. ● If you have telephone service, call the RAPP number and seek direction from a Conservation Officer.

If you are within close proximity of a phone but it will require some traveling, field dress that animal to prevent spoilage, leave the carcass at the scene and go to a location where a call to the RAPP number can be made. If you are in a remote location and telephone contact is not possible, field dress that animal to prevent spoilage, care for the carcass until you enter a location where a phone call to the RAPP number can be made.

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legal hunting Methods & Provincial Bag limits Firearms

Shotguns

Provincial Bag limits

Centrefire

archery

Rimfire

Rifles

No

Yes7

No

Bow E

1

No

Yes

1

Yes

Bow A, C, D

2*

Bobcat

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Bow B, C, D

5*

Caribou

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Cougar

No

Yes

1

Yes

Bow A, C, D

2*

Deer

No

Yes

Yes1

Bow B, C, D

3*(see Deer licences section)

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Grizzly Bear

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

lynx

Yes

Yes

1

Yes

Bow B, C, D

1

Moose

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Mountain Goat

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Mountain Sheep

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

wolf

No

Yes

Yes

1

Bow A, C, D

3*

wolverine

Yes

Yes

Yes1

Bow B, C, D

1

Upland Game Birds

Yes2

Yes3

Yes

Bow B, C, D

Bearded Turkey . . . . . . . . . 1* Upland Game Birds - see next page

Other Small Game (includes Coyote)

Yes

Yes

Yes for Coyote

Bow B, C, D

Snowshoe hare. . . . . . . 10/day Racoon, Skunk, Coyote . . . . NBL*

No

No

Yes4, 5

Bow D

Ducks. . . . . . . . see next page* Geese . . . . . . . see next page*

Note: Some hunts and areas have specific restrictions. See region's section for descriptions BIG GAME Bison Black Bear

6

elk 6

SMALL GAME

1

MIGRATORY BIRDS Migratory Game Birds

*See regions' sections for regional bag limit.

NOteS 1 shotgun must have a bore size of 20 gauge or larger and use shells of shot size No. 1 Buck or larger. 2 grouse, ptarmigan or turkey only 3 grouse or ptarmigan only 4 possession or use of shot other than non-toxic shot is prohibited, except for pigeons or doves. See page 17. 5 shotgun must not be loaded with single projectile or be larger than 10 gauge; must not use more than 1 shotgun while hunting migratory game birds, unless each shotgun in excess of one is disassembled or unloaded and encased. 6 bear may not be hunted by placing bait or by using a dead animal or part of it as bait 7 ammunition to hunt bison must be constructed with a 175 grain or larger bullet, which retains 2,712 joules (2,000 ft lbs) or more energy at 100 m.

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Bow a (crossbow)(does not include compound crossbow) - Must have a pull of no less than 68 kg (150 lbs) or a bolt (quarrel) weighing no less than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. Bow B (crossbow) (does not include compound crossbow)- Must have pull of no less than 55 kg (120 lbs) or a bolt (quarrel) weighing no less than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. Bow c (Compound Crossbow) - Must have pull of no less than 45 kg (100 lbs) at a peak weight or bolt weighing no less than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, must have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. Bow D (longbow, Recurve, Compound) - Must have pull of no less than 18 kg (40 lbs) within the archer’s draw length. For big game, must have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. Bow e (Bison only) - For bison, the bow (does not include compound crossbow) must have a pull no less than 22.6 kg (50 lbs) within the archer’s draw length, an arrow greater than 26 g (400 grains) in weight, and a broadhead greater than 8.1 g in weight and 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at its widest point.


legal hunting Methods

Provincial Bag & Possession limits

Check regional sections for open seasons, additional restrictions and regional bag limits. Firearms 4No person shall hunt wildlife with a handgun. 4A muzzle loader containing powder and shot in the barrel but unprimed (ie, no powder in the pan of a flint lock or no cap in the nipple of a percussion lock) is not considered a loaded firearm under the Criminal Code (Canada). 4It is unlawful to hunt with a set gun, or to hunt wildlife with a pump, repeating or auto-loading shotgun with a magazine capable of holding more than two shells. Where the use of a shotgun is allowed for hunting or trapping big game, an unplugged shotgun holding more than 2 shells and firing single projectiles only (slugs) may be used. 4It is unlawful to use full metal jacketed, non-expanding, tracer, incendiary or explosive bullets for hunting or trapping game. Retrieval 4No person shall kill, cripple or wound game without making all reasonable effort to retrieve and include it in his/her bag limit. The retrieved game shall be killed immediately and included in the hunter’s bag limit. 4It is lawful for a person to retrieve a dead or injured game animal with the assistance of a power boat provided no person in the power boat is in possession of a loaded firearm. Falconry 4Falconers, with valid possession permit, may hunt small game with the use or aid of raptors throughout the Province during the regular open season or during bow only seasons subject to the applicable bag limits as indicated in the regional schedules, as long as they have acquired the necessary hunting licence(s). Dogs 4The use of dogs is permitted in the hunting of all game, but dogs must be on a leash when used to hunt deer, elk, moose, mountain sheep, mountain goat and caribou. Unleashed dogs may be used to hunt small game, lynx, bobcat, grizzly bear, black bear or cougar. Any person may train dogs by allowing them, under supervision, to pursue game birds from August 1 to April 30.

4It is unlawful to continue to hunt game species on a day in which the daily bag limit of that species has been taken, or, on the day or subsequent to the day in which the seasonal bag limit for that species of game has been taken. 4In the table on the previous page and the regional schedules, NBL means No Bag Limit. An entry such as "2(1)" used for ungulates means the season bag limit is two animals of that species, one of which may be antlerless. An entry such as "10(20)" for game birds means the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 20. 4The table on the previous page indicates the maximum number of animals which a hunter may take in the province in one licence year (April 1 to March 31). Exceptions to the provincial bag limits may apply to some species in some regions. Provincial bag limits may be achieved by hunting in one or more regions provided the regional bag limits are not exceeded. 4The daily bag limit for ducks in aggregate is 8, except for restricted species: Pintail, Goldeneye, Harlequin and Canvasback. 4The daily bag limit for Canvasback is 4, Northern Pintail is 4, Goldeneyes is 2 and harlequins is 2. Please see regional sections. 4the daily bag limit for canada and cackling geese in aggregate is 10. 4the daily bag limit for White-fronted goose is 5. 4the daily bag limit for snow and ross’s geese in aggregate is 5 except for Mus 2-4 and 2-5 where an additional 5 snow geese may be taken. 4The possession limit for all migratory game birds at all times (including while hunting, returning from hunting or at a residence) is three times the daily limit. 4The possession limit for all upland game birds (including sharptailed grouse in region 7B) while hunting or returning from hunting is three times the daily limit except for Sharp-tailed Grouse (Regions 3 & 5) and pheasants (Region 4 only) where the possession limit is two times the daily limit.

Deer Bag limits - explained One of the most common questions that wildlife staff receive is about deer bag limits and deer species licenses. On the surface it seems confusing, even intimidating, with provincial bag limits vs. regional bag limits, buck limits vs. antlerless bag limits, aggregate bag limits, individual bag limits for species, and species licenses for mule (black-tailed) and white-tailed deer. Don’t be intimidated, once the system is broken down into its parts it is straight forward.

2) Regional Bag Limits: Regional bag limits are implemented to limit the number of a species or sex of deer that may be harvested per hunter per year in response to local conditions. If a hunter harvests the maximum number of a species or sex of deer within a region, they can no longer hunt within that region. They can, however, continue to hunt and harvest deer in other regions until they reach the provincial bag limit of 3.

There are two classes of bag limits, Provincial and Regional, neither of these bag limits can be exceeded.

The following table outlines the provincial and regional bag limits for deer. Deer bag limits on Haida Gwaii are not covered in this article, as they are a unique case.

1) The Provincial bag limit for deer is 3 (not including Haida Gwaii/QCI). Hunters may not harvest more Mule (Black-tailed) Deer white-tailed Deer Combined all Deer than 3 deer in one licence year. Hunters may harvest 3 whiteRegion Regional Provincial Bucks antlerless Total Bucks antlerless Total Bag limit Bag tailed deer (if they purchase 3 limit white-tailed deer licenses), or 3 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 mule deer (if the purchase 3 mule *2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 deer licenses), or a combination of 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 white-tailed and mule deer (1+2 or 4 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 2+1) providing they do not exceed 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 3 the provincial limit of 3. The reason **6 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 hunters may purchase more 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 7a than 3 deer licenses in total is to 7b 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 provide hunters with the flexibility 8 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 to harvest any combination of white-tailed or mule deer up to a hunters cannot harvest deer in excess of the sex, species, regional, or provincial bag limits maximum of 3. * Some exceptions apply ** table does not include deer bag limit for haida Gwaii/qCi

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neW hunting liCenCes for Youth anD Beginner hunters hUNtiNG liCeNCe FOR YOUth In 2013 the Junior Hunting License was replaced with a Youth Hunting License, available to hunters 10 years of age or older, and under 18 years of age. No hunter safety training is required to obtain a Youth Hunting Licence, however additional requirements have been implemented for supervising youth hunters. An acknowledgement of responsibility signed by a parent or guardian is still required for all youth under 18 years of age. The youth licence is issued on behalf of the youth, but held by the parent or guardian. As always, any youth 10 years of age or older who wants to take CORE and get their own regular hunting licence and bag limit entitlement can still do so. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an experienced supervising hunter. The cost of the youth licence is $7.00. iNitiatiON hUNtiNG liCeNCe A new initiation hunting licence is available to allow a person 18 years or older who has never previously held a hunting licence in

B.C. to try hunting for a period of time. It is a one-time-only licence and requires that the person be accompanied by an experienced supervising hunter. The cost of the initiation licence is $19.00. SUPeRViSiNG YOUth OR iNitiatiON hUNteRS Hunters under the age of 18, or hunters hunting under the authority of an Initiation Hunting Licence, must be accompanied and closely supervised while hunting by a person who meets the prescribed qualifications. To be eligible to supervise a Youth or Initiation Licensed hunter, the supervising person must: • If a resident, hold a resident hunter number card. • If not a resident, must have passed a hunter safety training course in another jurisdiction in North America to supervise youth. • To supervise an Initiation Licensed Hunter a basic hunting licence (unless exempt) is required.

• Have held a hunting licence (or be

exempted from holding a licence), other than an Initiation Hunting Licence, in British Columbia, or a licence to hunt in another jurisdiction, in not fewer than 3 of any of the licence years preceding the current licence year. This qualification does not apply to a guide outfitter supervising the holder of an Initiation Hunting Licence. • If an Indian residing in BC, have received training in hunting and previously hunted lawfully without supervision. • Not be prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm. • Not accompany or supervise more than two youth hunters, two Initiation Licensed Hunters, or one youth and one Initiation Licensed Hunter at one time. • Persons hunting under the youth licence or initiation licence will not have their own bag limit. Any wildlife killed by a youth hunter or initiation hunter will be included in the bag limit of the supervising hunter.

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Hunting in Provincial Parks

from deer (urine, feces, saliva or scent glands), as they may be capable of transmitting CWD through environmental contamination. PLEASE USE synthetic scents to reduce the risk. KNOw the iMPORt ReGUlatiONS To prevent the import of CWD you cannot bring intact deer, elk, moose or caribou carcasses into BC from another jurisdiction. The carcass must be processed so that high risk material is left behind. High risk material includes the head, hide, hoof, spinal column, internal organ or mammary gland of cervids that were killed outside of BC. Meats as well as hide, antlers and skulls that have all soft tissues removed are permitted. If you hunt outside of BC Do NoT return to BC with the intact carcass - process on-site to reduce the risk. Remove risky material and leave these parts where you hunted. De-bone it, quarter it or have the meat processed prior to returning to BC. If you want to keep antlers, remove any soft tissue and soak the bone plate in 2% bleach. If you want to keep the hide, all tissue must be removed before being possessed in BC. DO NOt dump carcasses in the bush if they are from elsewhere. Use landfills for proper disposal.You may be able to submit the head to local agencies for CWD testing. Please help us prevent CWD entry into BC by following the regulations. For more information go to www.stopchronicwastingdisease.ca

hUMaN health RiSKS (zOONOtiC DiSeaSeS) For information on diseases that affect human health such as West Nile virus, various parasites and Lyme’s disease, pick up a copy of our booklet Diseases You Can Get From Wildlife from a government office or visit our interactive website. at www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/wldhealth/diseases or the BC Centre for Disease Control at www.bccdc.ca Pay attention to information on a recently recognized parasite of wolves and coyotes, Echinoccocus multilocularis. leaRN MORe aND PaSS it ON! Wildlife health is an important link to the health of BC in general - we need your observations about diseases and parasites in BC wildlife populations. Hunters and anglers provide eyes for the BC Wildlife Health Program to track the health of our wildlife - we welcome observations by videos, written/verbal descriptions, or photographs. If you see something or would like to know more about wildlife diseases, refer to the following: BC Wildlife Health website at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/wldhealth.html Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at: www.ccwhc.ca Report your observations at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/wildlife/wsi/incidental_obs.htm

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4It is unlawful to offer for sale the pelt or skin from a furbearing animal taken under a hunting licence in a prescribed open season unless a royalty on the pelt or skin has been paid to the Province. 4Every holder of a valid hunting licence who lawfully kills a furbearing animal is exempt from paying the prescribed royalty fee unless he offers the pelt for sale. See current Trapping Regulations for royalty fees. Payment of a royalty fee is required only upon the initial sale of the pelt. Furbearing animals may only be hunted where an open hunting season is declared. 4The permit holder who accompanies a non-resident and/or non-resident alien (see Definitions section) under a Permit to Accompany must submit royalty fees, within 30 days after the hunt has ended, for each animal taken by the non-resident and/or non-resident alien. See website for list of royalty fees www.FrontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca. 4A guide outfitter is exempt from having to pay royalty fees (Section 69 of the Wildlife Act) in relation to animals taken by a resident hunter guided by or on behalf of the guide outfitter. 4If the hunter sells the pelt of a furbearing animal to a licensed Fur Trader, they are exempt from paying the royalty. 4Royalty fee payments may be submitted by mail or courier with cheque (payable to The Minister of Finance), money order or credit card to any FrontCounterBC location. Addresses available at www. FrontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca.

POSSeSSiON & tRaNSPORtatiON Game Birds 4Anyone who possesses or transports a game bird must leave attached to the carcass one feathered wing.

Big Game 4It is unlawful to possess or transport a big game animal that was killed unintentionally by accident or collision, or was illegally killed. 4It is prohibited to possess the head, hide, hoof, spinal column, internal organ or mammary gland of any animal of the family Cervidae (deer, elk, moose) that was killed outside British Columbia. Possession of an out-of-province Cervidae hide that has been treated in a manner that removes all tissue, or antlers or parts of skulls that have had all tissues removed is permitted. 4Anyone who possesses or transports the carcass or part of the carcass of the following animals must leave naturally attached to the carcass or one part of the carcass in the person’s possession the following listed parts:

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(1) For elk, moose, and deer: there for consumption on the premises, 4after it is taken to a meat cutter or the (a) If the animal is male, either owner or operator of a cold storage plant, or (i) that portion of the head which 4after it has been inspected by a qualified bears the antlers, OR Compulsory Inspector. (ii) both a testicle or part of the penis, AND the animal’s tail or another NoTE: It is not an offence to possess bear readily identifiable part of the hide genitalia attached to the hide or carcass, and, not less than 6 cm2. after it is no longer needed on a bear carcass (b) If the animal is female, either as evidence of sex, the genitalia may be (i) that portion of the head which in removed from the hide at the above locamales normally bears antlers, OR tions if immediately destroyed and disposed (ii) both a portion of the udder or teats, of at that location. Leaving evidence of AND the animal’s tail or another species and sex on the carcass will not spoil readily identifiable part of the hide or in any way contaminate the meat. not less than 6 cm2. transporting wildlife (2) For caribou: All persons who possess, transport or ship (a) If the animal is male, a testicle or part wildlife meat or parts of wildlife within the of the penis, AND either the animal’s Province of British Columbia must have tail, another readily identifiable part of with them the species licence under which the hide not less than 6 cm2 or that the animal was taken by that person, or, if portion of the head that bears the the animal was taken by another person, a antlers. Record of Receipt of the wildlife (see (b) If the animal is female, a portion of page 24) showing: the udder or teats, AND either the 4the date and place of receipt, animal’s tail, another readily identifi4the name and address of the person able part of the hide not less than 6 who killed the animal, or from whom it was cm2 or that portion of the head that acquired, normally bears the antlers. 4the name and address of the person to (3) For mountain sheep: whom the wildlife parts are to be delivered, (a) If the animal is male, either 4the BC Resident Hunter Number or (i) that portion of the head that bears permit number of the person who killed the horns, OR the animal, (ii) a testicle or part of the penis. 4the species licence number under which (b) If the animal is female, either the animal was taken, and (i) that portion of the head that in 4the species and sex of the animal taken. males normally bears horns, OR Anyone having wildlife butchered and (ii) a portion of the udder or teats. packaged should obtain from the butcher a (4) For mountain goat or bison: receipt which indicates: (a) If the animal is male, either a testicle 4the Hunter Number, the species licence or part of the penis. number, and the species, and sex of the (b)If the animal is female, a portion of animal taken. the udder or teats. 4The above sections (1) - (4) do not apply contined on page 22... if a person possesses a portion of a carcass haNDliNG GaMe Meat or hide which they did not kill, provided that: SaFelY 1) they possess the portion of carcass or hide for the purpose of transporting These general safety measures are it to their residence, a meatcutter, a recommended when handling game meat: cold storage plant or a Compulsory ✔ Do not shoot, handle or consume any Inspector, AND animal that is acting abnormally or appears 2) they have a Record of Receipt as to be sick. described in the Transporting Wildlife ✔ Wear latex or rubber gloves when field section (page 24), AND dressing or handling any dead animal. 3) the person who killed the wildlife ✔ Bone out the meat from your animal. possesses a portion of the carcass or hide with the parts attached as described Don’t saw through bone if you can avoid in sections (1) - (4) on this page. it, and avoid cutting through the brain or Removing evidence of Sex & Species spinal cord. Evidence of species and sex may be removed ✔ Minimize the handling of brain and spinal from the carcass or the hide of game: tissues. 4after it arrives at a person’s normal ✔ Wash hands and instruments thoroughly dwelling place and is butchered and stored after field dressing is completed.


CoMPulsorY insPeCtion and rePorting Compulsory Inspection and Compulsory Reporting are a requirement for specific game species under the BC Hunting Regulations. These species are submitted for the purposes of data collection and enforcement. The Compulsory Inspection process includes taking measurements and/or parts of the animals for scientific analysis and provides wildlife managers with valuable information about the sex, age and condition of animals being harvested. Compulsory Inspections in concert with other data collection methods enable managers to set more specific hunting regulations. Without adequate information, the risk of over harvests would increase, thereby requiring managers to set more conservative harvest levels in order to protect animal populations. Compulsory Inspections for hunter harvest are provided in some regional offices and some are provided through independent, qualified inspectors throughout the province. All Compulsory Inspectors have completed a training course and have been appointed under the Environment Management Act by the Chief Conservation Officer. The Compulsory Inspector locations are listed on the regional maps of each region. Appointments must be arranged by the hunter for all compulsory inspections. For Compulsory Inspection Centres, see Regional Sections’ front page maps. For more information, please contact the appropriate Ministry Regional Office or the Ministry website www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wild/hunting/ci.htm information required for Compulsory Reporting and inspection include, but is not limited to: 1. the hunter’s name, address, telephone number, and Hunter Number, 2. the location where the animal was taken, 3. the date the animal was taken, 4. the sex of the animal taken, and 5. the licences under which the animal was taken. See LEH synopsis for additional requirements.

COMPUlSORY iNSPeCtiON Compulsory Inspectors will not complete the compulsory inspection unless ALL information and parts are submitted and able to be collected. Hunters are requested to submit unfrozen wildlife parts. Hunters are not in legal possession of the wildlife unless they comply with compulsory inspection requirements. except as noted, all compulsory inspected species must be submitted to a compulsory

inspector for the purpose of taking measurements or parts of the animal required for management (ie, tooth) within 30 days of the kill (see note regarding trapping exemption below). The following species of game must be submitted to a regional compulsory inspection centre: • mountain goat • mountain sheep • grizzly bear • cougar • caribou • elk in Regions 2 and 8 • moose in MUs 6-19, 6-20, and 6-22 to 6-25, and the Nass wildlife area (Nwa), see map F47 for Nwa • black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 • lynx in Region 4 1. Grizzly bear, mountain goat and mountain sheep must be submitted to a compulsory inspector within 30 days or before December 5 of the year of the kill, whichever occurs first. 2. Persons who gain the written approval from a Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Technician or Official of MoE prior to hunting can submit such animals for inspection within 30 days after the last day of the hunt. 3. Persons who use the service of a licensed guide for the purpose of hunting a caribou, or an elk in Region 2 or 8, must submit such animals for inspection within 30 days after the last day of the hunt of the continuous season in which the animal was taken. 4. Persons who use the services of a licensed guide for the purpose of hunting a grizzly bear, mountain goat, or mountain sheep must submit such animals for inspection within 30 days after the last day of the continuous season in which the animal was taken, or by December 5 of the year of the kill, whichever occurs first. 5. Persons who take a cougar in Region 4 must submit the animal for inspection to a compulsory inspector in Region 4 within 4 days of the kill. 6. Persons who take a cougar in Region 6 must submit the animal for inspection to a compulsory inspector in Region 6 within 4 days of the kill. 7. Persons who take a black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 must submit the animal for inspection within 10 days of the kill or before exporting from the province, whichever occurs first.

PaRtS ReqUiReD For mountain sheep (ie. Dall’s, Stone’s, California or Rocky Mountain): • the portion of the skull including the nasal bones, the entire eye-socket, the horns and the associated connective bone structure, and • the horns for insertion of a numbered aluminum plug by an officer.

For mountain goat: • the horns. For grizzly bear, black bear, lynx and cougar: • the skull and the hide bearing: • for males, a testicle or part of the penis, or • for females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland. For caribou: • the incisor (front) tooth, the antlers, and for a caribou without at least one main beam measuring over 60 cm (24 inches) in length, the hide with evidence of sex attached. For elk and moose: • an incisor (front) tooth, and • for males, the antlers attached to a portion of the upper skull, or • for females, the upper portion of the skull or a portion of the teats or mammary gland.

COMPUlSORY RePORtiNG A person who takes or kills the following species in any Management Unit: • lynx in regions 3, 5, 6, 7a, 7B, or 8 • wolverine • bobcat • elk Region 1 • wolf in Regions 1, 2, 4, must, within 30 days after the date of the kill, report: 1. their name, address, telephone number and Hunter Number, 2. the location where the animal was killed, 3. the date the animal was killed, and 4. the sex of the animal taken. 5. number of days hunted before the animal was killed Compulsory Reporting forms are available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/ci.html. The Harvest Data card can also be used to submit this data, however hunters must add the number of days hunted before the animal was killed. The card is available at any licence issuer, Service BC, or Ministry office. There are four options to rpovide wildlife staff with the required information. The report can be: 1) Mailed or submitted in person to any regional office. Hunters also have the option to report to any regional office by phone 2) Mailed to: Compulsory Reporting, PO Box 9374, Stn Prov Gov, Victoria, BC, V8W 9M4 3) Faxed to (250) 387-0239 4) Scanned and emailed to FishandWildlife@gov. bc.ca insert “Compulsory Reporting” in the subject line of the email. Please note that tooth samples are not required for Compulsory Reporting Note: A person authorized to trap is exempt from the requirements noted above with respect to furbearing animals taken by trapping. See page 92.

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DiSPOSal OF CaRCaSSeS OR wilDliFe PaRtS

4Carcasses or part of a carcass of an animal or fish are included in the Wildlife Act definition of an attractant. Other than for the purpose of hunting in accordance with the provisions of the Wildlife Act and regulations, it is prohibited to provide, leave, or place an attractant in, on or about any land or premises where there are or where there are likely to be people in a manner in which the attractant could attract dangerous wildlife to the land or premises and be accessible to dangerous wildlife. A person that commits an offence under this provision is liable, on a first conviction, to a fine up to $50,000 and/or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.

Game Check 4All hunters, with or without game, when encountering temporary checking stations operated by an officer, are required by law to stop and report. Their compliance with wildlife and firearms laws will be determined.

exPORt FROM the PROViNCe 4It is unlawful to export wildlife from BC unless you have a valid export permit or are exempted from holding an export permit 4An export permit is required if the animal is exported more than 1 year after the date of kill. 4An export permit is required if the hunter does not accompany their animal while exporting it from the Province, regardless of the date of kill.

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4An export permit is not required if the hunter accompanies their big game within 1 year of the kill AND provides the cancelled species licence and (where Compulsory Inspection is required) the Compulsory Inspection Data Sheet. 4In the case of an animal covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (C.I.T.E.S.), a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit may be required (see C.I.T.E.S. section for list of animals requiring C.I.T.E.S. Export Permits). U.S. residents, please refer to C.IT.E.S. section for additional information on black bear exports. 4Hunters planning to hunt in MUs 7-19 or 7-20 and accessing BC by way of the Alberta border should contact FrontCounter BC (see page 63) to obtain export permits for Compulsory Inspection species prior to starting their hunt. 4When a big game animal has been processed by a taxidermist, a tanner or meatcutter, it may be exported with an export permit to the hunter who lives in another province or in another country. 4British Columbia is part of a North American system of recording wild sheep identification and hence all sheep horns harvested in the province must be inspected by a qualified Compulsory Inspector and a numbered plug inserted in one of the horns. 4Where a hunter or taxidermist, tanner or meatcutter has any doubt or questions about how to proceed under any circumstances which are not covered in the foregoing, he or she should contact the FW&HM Branch or a Ministry regional office as soon as possible. 4Hunters possessing a mountain goat, mountain sheep, caribou or grizzly bear harvested in BC, who must drive through the Yukon and back into BC in order to submit the animal for compulsory inspection, are exempt from obtaining an export permit for this purpose.

C.i.t.e.S. 4The "Convention on the International

Trade of Endangered Species" (C.I.T.E.S.) requires that a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit be obtained for the export out of Canada of all grizzly bear, black bear, cougar, lynx, bobcat, wolf, wood bison, sea otter, raptors, river otter and polar bear or parts of these animals. Such permits leaving Canada directly from BC may be obtained by applying to the Permit & Authorization Service Bureau, 4th Floor 2975 Jutland Rd., PO Box 9372 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9M3. Application forms are available from Service BC officess or at www.FrontCounterBC. gov.bc.ca. 4A person who is ordinarily a resident of the United States may export a black bear hunted by the person, if it is in a fresh, frozen or salted condition and the person is exporting only the hide, the hide with paws and claws attached, the skull, or the meat excluding any organs, without obtaining a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit.

taxiDeRMiStS,taNNeRS, MeatCUtteRS, FUR tRaDeRS aND COlD StORaGe PlaNt OPeRatORS 4Many hunters wish to have trophies mounted for display in their homes, or to have the hides tanned for leather and other articles, while an even larger number use the services of a professional meatcutter or cold storage plant operator. These businesses are required under the Wildlife Act and regulations to keep records of their transactions. 4The regulations state that the following information must be recorded: (a) the total number of wildlife or parts of each species acquired. (b) the date of receipt of the wildlife or parts of them. (c) the name and address of the person from whom wildlife or parts of them were acquired, and (d) the serial number, date and type of licence under which the wildlife or part of it was taken.

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4In order to fulfill these requirements, , when the hunter takes the parts of the animal to the business concerned, he or she must have the following documentation with them: 1. his or her hunting and species licences with the appropriately cancelled species licence. 2. Limited Entry Hunting Authorization, if such was required in order to hunt the animal. 3. Compulsory Inspection Data Sheet, which confirms that the animal has been inspected by a Wildlife Act officer, where such an inspection is required. 4. his or her trapping licence, if the animal was taken under that authority. 5. the valid permit that allows possession of the animal if a permit is required in exceptional circumstances. 4Normally a hunter would not be required to have a trapping licence or permit for a big game animal. 4The question is frequently asked, "Why do I need this documentation?" The answer is simply that presentation of the documentation helps to protect the recipient, i.e. the taxidermist, tanner or meatcutter, from prosecution for illegal possession; it is required by law, and a "paper trail" exists should an investigation be required. In addition, some taxidermists, as agents for their clients, present the necessary parts of game animals for compulsory inspection by a Wildlife Act officer, when the hunter is unable to do so personally. In such cases it is mandatory that the hunter provide the taxidermist with all the information required for the inspection, including the location of the kill. If such information cannot be produced by an agent, then the animal may be seized by a conservation officer or constable until all the documentation is provided. Difficulties in such situations occur often enough that hunters should take special care to ensure that all information is available to an inspecting officer.

hunters by telephone this season. 4Periodic game checks, compulsory inspection, and compulsory reporting all provide valuable information for wildlife managers across the province. From this information, managers can determine who is hunting, where they are hunting, and other important information about the animal taken. 4This information enables managers to set specific hunting regulations on a year to year basis, reducing heavy harvests in some areas and extending the season in others, to balance the needs of the animal population against the desires of the public.

4Without adequate information, managers must set conservative harvest levels to ensure that an overharvest does not occur. The manager’s choices are then limited to restricting harvest by closing areas, reducing season lengths, or applying Limited Entry Hunting. 4For more information on the Harvest Questionnaire, please visit the Frequently Asked Question at www.env.gov.bc.ca/ fw/harvestquestionnaire/faq.html 4Good information makes for good game management and good hunting!

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SUBMittiNG YOUR hUNteR SaMPle qUeStiONNaiRe 4The single largest source of hunter activity and game harvest information is the annual Hunter Sample Questionnaire. Every January, a large portion of the BC residents who have purchased a hunting licence in the previous year are sent a questionnaire referring to the species for which a particular licence was purchased. Hunters who have purchased several species licences may receive questionnaires for more than one species and are asked to respond. Replies from those who did not hunt that season, or who were unsuccessful, are just as valuable to wildlife managers as the information from hunters who did have successful hunts. In addition to the standard questionnaire procedure, the FW&HM Branch will contact some

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When a season is based on antler or horn size, hunters are reminded that the antlers or horns of male big game animals must accompany the carcass to a residence, a meatcutter or a cold storage plant Similarly, the lower jaw with incisor teeth must accompany the carcass of a calf moose, where General Open Seasons exist.

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iMPortant notiCe for Mountain goat hunters Minimizing the female (nanny) harvest of mountain goats is an important conservation action. Previously, the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Opertations has addressed concerns with the harvest of females through voluntary compliance among hunters to select a male mountain goat (billy). While the proportion of females in the harvest has decreased, there continues to be concerns over the high harvest of female mountain goats in some areas. In order to address this concern, a new regulation was implemented in 2010 that states “it is unlawful to hunt a female mountain goat accompanying a kid or a female mountain goat in a group that contains one or more kids.” This regulation does not protect all female mountain goats as a solitary

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female mountain goat, or a female mountain goat within a group of goats that does not contain kids, would still be legal to harvest. For a more detailed rationale for this regulation, see our website www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/ wildlife/managmentissues/#mtngoatfemales. To test yourself on mountain goat sex identification go to http:// www.adfg.alaska.gov/ index.cfm?adfg=quiz. overview&quiz_id=3

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When a season is based on antler or horn size, hunters are reminded that the antlers or horns of male big game animals must accompany the carcass to a residence, a meatcutter or a cold storage plant. Similarly, the lower jaw with incisor teeth must accompany the carcass of a calf moose, where General Open Seasons exist.

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 1

ReGiONal BaG liMitS Deer: The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) deer is three, of which only two may be antlerless and only 2 may be bucks. Grouse: The daily bag limit for blue (sooty) and ruffed grouse is 5 each. See page 17 for additional information on bag limits.

Vancouver Island

REGION 1

aCCeSS MaNaGeMeNt aReaS ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round in these areas: ★ The Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area in MU 1-5 (see Map A19) ★ Willow Creek in MU 1-6 (see Map A20) ★ Block 1392 of MU 1-5 on Green Mountain (in order to protect the habitat for Vancouver Island Marmots) ❉ ATV and Snowmobile Closed Areas: The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs (including motorcycles) is prohibited in the Nanaimo River Camp (Zone B of MU 1-5) in the watershed of the Nanaimo River from Sept 1 to Dec 31 (see Map A17).

NOtiCe tO hUNteRS 4Hunters should be aware of No Hunting and No Shooting Areas described on page 13. Hunters are also responsible for identifying and complying ºwith community/municipal No Shooting bylaws. Municipal bylaws that affect the discharge of firearms and/or bows are not included in this synopsis. For more information, contact individual municipalities. 4No hunting of black bears within 800 m of the intersection of Beaver Cove Road and Telegraph Cove Road in MU 1-11 4Hunters are reminded that the Nanaimo River estuary is within city limits. A municipal bylaw restricts hunting to only a portion of the estuary and only during migratory bird seasons. Maps of the area open to hunting are available for viewing at the Ministry Regional Office in Nanaimo, or from the City of Nanaimo. 4The discharge of rifles is prohibited in

MU 1-1 except on Valdes Island, Sidney Island and James Island (and except by permit elsewhere). Note No Shooting or Hunting areas in MU 1-1, Maps A2 to A6. 4Nanoose Bay No Shooting Area (MU1-5) - From the mean high water mark at the southeast corner of the Qualicum National Wildlife Area east to the mean high water mark on the Department of Defence property line and the shore area between these points (400 m out onto the water from the mean high water mark). 4Qualicum National Wildlife Areas (MU 1-6) - Hunting, trapping, fishing or the possession of any firearm (Canada Wildlife Act) is prohibited in this area. For further details contact the Canadian Wildlife Service office in Delta (604-9404650) Pacific Wildlife Research Centre. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited within 25 m on either side of the midline of Westcan Terminals Road east of Indian Reserve #9 and 25 m seaward from, and including the paved area of Westcan Terminals Port site (situated in MU 1-4). See Map A11. 4Cowichan River No Shooting Area (MU 1-4). The discharge of firearms is Prohibited within 100 m of the high water mark of the Cowichan River from a point starting on the River immediately north of the Holt Creek Trailhead upstream along the Cowichan River to the Municipality of Lake Cowichan.

gulf islands licence hunting area 4hunters planning to hunt on Galiano, Pender, Saturna, Mayne, Denman and hornby islands, and other Gulf islands within MU 1-1 should be aware that the majority of these islands are comprised of private land and National Park. Prior to hunting on private land, hunters must obtain permission from the owner of the property they intend to hunt. there is no hunting within Gulf islands National Park. 4No hunting or shooting of upland game birds (grouse, pheasant, quail) on

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Denman Island (situated in MU 1-6). 4Evidence of $100,000 Public Liability and Property Damage insurance valid while hunting is required. 4All persons 18 years of age or older hunting on an island in MU 1-1 (except Vancouver Island) and/or Denman and Hornby Islands in MU 1-6, are required to purchase a Gulf Islands Special Licence, available at Service BCs offices. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18 who holds a Gulf Island Special Licence.

BC PaRKS

4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

NOTICE!

GRIZZLY BEARS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND There have been a number of grizzly bear sightings on northern Vancouver Island in recent years.Appropriate safety precautions should be taken and hunters are reminded that there is no open season for grizzly bears on the island. Please report any sightings of a grizzly bear on Vancouver Island (which would be brown in colour compared to the uniformly black colour of black bears on Vancouver Island) to the Nanaimo Regional office, (250) 751-3100, or the 24 hour call center line at 1-877 9527277. For more information on bear safety visit: www.bearaware.bc.ca/bears/safety.html

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oct 3, 2015 - oct 4, 2015

Vancouver Island

2014 - 2015

coots,coMMon sniPe 1-1 to 1-15 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 DucKs 1-1 to 1-15 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17. geese: snoW and ross’s 1-1 to 1-15 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 geese: White-fronteD 1-1 to 1-15 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 geese: canaDa and cacKling 1-3, 1-8 to 1-15 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 1-1, 1-2, ▲1-4 to 1-7 sept 6, 2014 - sept 14, 2014 sept 5, 2015 - sept 13, 2015 1-1, 1-2, ▲1-4 to 1-7 oct 11, 2014 - nov 23, 2014 oct 10, 2015 - nov 22, 2015 1-1, 1-2, ▲1-4 to 1-7 Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015 Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016 feb 10, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 feb 11, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 1-1, 1-2, ▲1-4 to 1-7 ▲ For Cowichan Bay and Ex-Dinsdale property seasons in MU 1-4, see below *1-4 (cowichan Bay) oct 11, 2014 - nov 23, 2014 oct 10, 2015 - nov 22, 2015 Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015 Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016 feb 10, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 feb 11, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 *1-4 (ex-Dinsdale property) oct 11, 2014 - oct 20, 2014 oct 10, 2015 - oct 19, 2015 Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 Dec 19, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015 * See Map A11. feb 21, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 feb 20, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 WaterfoWler heritage DaYs: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.)

REGION 1

▼1-1 to 1-15 Bucks *sept 10 - Dec 10 2 ▲ +1-1, +1-2, +1-4, +1-5, +1-6, +1-15 antlerless *sept 10 - Dec 10 2 Youth only season** 1-1, 1-2, +1-4, +1-5, +1-6, 1-10 antlerless sept 10 - Dec 10 1 Bow only season ▼★1-1 to 1-15 Bucks aug 25 - sept 9 2 Bow only season +1-1, +1-2, +1-4, +1-5, +1-6, +1-15 antlerless aug 25 - sept 9 2 Youth Bow only season** ★ 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, to 1-6, 1-10 antlerless aug 25 - sept 9 1 ▼ A portion of MU 1-6 is restricted to two point or greater mule deer; keep antlers with species licence. See Map A29. * On Denman and Hornby Island season date is Oct 5 to Dec 10 ** Season restricted to hunters under the age of 18 + Season applies only to a portion of these MUs. 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-15. See Maps A13, A15, A16, A22, A23, and map A35. ▲ Excludes Saltspring Island and Gabriola Island. ★ There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1 (except Gabriola Island), in Zone B of MU 1-5 (see Map A17) or on Denman and Hornby Islands (MU 1-6). falloW Deer 1-1 either sex no closed season nBl Species licence requirements for fallow deer are under review please check the in season regulation change website for updates. Mountain goat 1-14, 1-15 sept 10 – nov 30 1 BlacK Bear 1-1 to 1-15 sept 10 – Dec 10 1-1 to 1-15 apr 1 - June 15 2 Bow only season ★1-1 to 1-15 aug 25 - sept 9 ★ There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1(except Gabriola Island) or in zone B of MU 1-5 (see Map A17)or on Denman and Hornby Islands (MU 1-6). Wolf 1-1 to 1-15 sept 10 - Mar 31 3 1-1 to 1-15 apr 1 - June 15 All wolf taken must be reported to a Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource office in Region 1 within 30 days of the date of kill. cougar 1-1 to 1-15 sept 10 - Mar 31 2 1-1 to 1-15 apr 1 - June 15 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. raccoon 1-1 to 1-15 no closed season 10 snoWshoe hare 1-14, 1-15 aug 1 - apr 30 10 (daily) oPPosuM, sKunK 1-1 to 1-15 no closed season nBl A person who kills an opossum is requested to submit the carcass to an officer of the Wildlife Program at a regional or district office and provide the following information: location of the kill, date of kill and sex of animal. grouse: sootY (Blue) & ruffeD 1-1 to 1-15 sept 1 - Dec 31 5 each (15 each) Bow only season 1-1 to 1-15 aug 20 - aug 31 There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1 or in zone B of MU 1-5. See Map A17. PtarMigan 1-14, 1-15 sept 10 - nov 30 5 (15) california Quail 1-1 to 1-15 oct 1 - nov 30 5 (15) No open season on mountain quail. Pheasant 1-1 to 1-9 cocks oct 1 - nov 30 2 (6) raven ★ 1-1 no closed season 5 ★ Private lands on Saltspring Island only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land. BanD-taileD Pigeons 1-1 to 1-15 sept 15 – sept 30 5 (15) MUle DeeR (Black-tailed)

10 each (30 each) 8 (24) 5 (15) 5 (15) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30) 10 (30)

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Valdez Island

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Scott Point

Salt– Spring I.

M.U. 1–1

Map a2 Ganges - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-1).

Map a1 Mudge and DeCourcy Islands - No Shooting or Hunting Area and Link Island No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-1).

N. Pender I.

Duncan 13 km

Saturna I. S. Pender I.

Map a3 Mayne Island - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-1).

M.U. 1–1

Hatch Pt.

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Parker Island

Gabriola Island

Saanich Inlet

Map a4 Cherry Point No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-4).

M.U. 1–1

M.U. 1–3

14

Botanical Beach Prov. Park

Loss Cr.

Sooke River

M.U. 1–2

Jordan R.

0

BC Hydro Powerline

ell C

C.N. R.R.

Da Mamier Cr.

10

km

M.U. 1–1

District of Highlands

Matheson Lake Park

Narvaez Bay

Town of View Royal

Goldstream Park

Todd Cr.

r.

River Jordan

Tugw

high water mark

E & N R.R.

Map a6 Saturna Island - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-1).

VICTORIA

300m. (1000ft) from high water mark

Map a5 Sooke/Metchosin - No Shooting Area and No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MUs 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3).

River

M.U. 1–4

Nitinat River

Lake Cowichan

Jasp

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500 m either side of midline of river

Mesachie Lake

ke La at tin

Ni

M.U. 1–4

Map a12 Mayo Lake - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-4).

30

l ne an Ch

Skutz Falls

Cowichan River

R i v er

800m corridor

M.U. 1–5 Crystal Lake

Cr.

Skutz Falls Road

art

1

mo nai

Mayo Lake Road

Duncan 14km

E&N Railway

Hasla

Cowic

han B

m

B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

ay Rd

.

25m seaward

Cowichan Bay

Map a11 Cowichan Bay Area (situated in MU 1-4) Seasonal No Shooting Area & Firearms Using Shot Only Area, Sept 15 to Mar 11. Hunting by Permission Only Area (Ex-Dinsdale property) is closed to Hunting except for Canada Geese. See General Open Seasons Table.

S tu

Nanaimo City Limits

Na

S. Bdry of Block 32

22 km (14 mi)

NO SHOOTING AREA

I.R.

18

Widgeon Island

FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

I.R.

Mayo Lake

Duncan

Map a9 Cowichan Lake - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-4). E&N R.R.

Skinner Point

HUNTING BY PERMISSION ONLY FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

Caycuse R.

Map a8 Nitinat River - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-4).

2

Westcan Terminal

NO SHOOTING

M.U. 1–3

km

R

Cowichan Bay

I.R. 9 Ex-Dinsdale property

Cowichan Lake

M.U. 1–3 Hobiton Creek

Koksilah River

100 m corridor from North Shore Rd

M.U. 1–4

0

Khenips en

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Nitinat

M.U. 1-4

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Pa

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Sooke

NO SHOOTING AREA

Little

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Monarch Head

1

14

NO SHOOTING and NO HUNTING AREA

East Point

I.R.7

Saanich Inlet

B Po C H w yd er ro lin e

Port Renfrew

Slugget Pt.

San Juan River

Port San Juan

Muir Cr.

Vancouver Island

Tumbo I.

Cassidy Michael Lake Ladysmith Harbour Chemainus I.R.

Map a13 Nanaimo/Ladysmith - No Shooting Area and Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-5) and special antlerless mule deer season (east of the powerline). Michael Lake No Shooting Area on Michael Lake to the high water mark.

Canada Goose


VANCOUVER ISLAND

M.U. 1–5

. Rd an

8

Marine Rd.

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Cragg

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Map a18 York Lake - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-5). Saanich

Malahat Drive (Hwy #1)

Lake

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Butchart

Res.

Lubbe

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Council Lk. & Cr.

R.

& Goldstream Lake Reservoirs

Old Wol f Cr.

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Shields Lake

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Butler Main

Soo

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River

For more information please contact CRD Integrated Water Services at 250.474.9600 or CRD Regional Parks at 250.478.3344.

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Sooke

CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT Hunting and discharge of firearms, bows and crossbows are prohibited within CRD Water Supply and Regional Park lands. Represented here in Dark Grey, these lands are located northwest of Victoria, south and southwest of Shawnigan Lake, south of Renfrew Road, west of the Malahat and east of the Bear Creek Reservoir.

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Bear Cr. Reservoir

La ke

South Shawnigan Lake Road

st Lee We

Diversion Reservoir

1 2 3 Yor k

Inlet

Lake

West Jordan Main

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M.U. 1–5

Shawnigan Lake

Jarvis

Lake

2 3 Lot 1 Block 6 5 4 Walsh Rd.

Ryeland Rd.

r. et C Rith

Weeks

I.R.

Block 7

Map a17 Nanaimo River Camp Closed Area during bow only season for grouse, mule (black-tailed) deer and black bear. Use of snowmobiles and ATV’s (including all motorcycles) prohibited from Sept 1 to Dec 31 (situated in MU 1-5) in the watershed of the S. Nanaimo River.

Renfrew Road

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Bl

Grant Lake

I.R.

REGION 1

Block 8 San for Ced d W ar Rd .

Zone B Cowichan Lake

1

Holden Corso Road

Torberg Rd.

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Jump Cr. S. Nanaimo R.

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NO DISCHARGE OF OR HUNTING WITH FIREARMS USING A SINGLE PROJECTILE

M.U. 1–5

Sadie Cr.

ty

NO SHOOTING AREA

Victoria

Map a15 Ladysmith/Malahat - Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MUs 1-2, 1-4 & 1-5) and special antlerless mule deer season.

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E&N R.R.

800m from E. side of Transmission Line

Colwood

Shot Only, Special Antlerless

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Lat 49° 15’ 27’’ Long 124° 00’ 17”

Nanaimo

Nanaimo River

No Rifles, Special Antlerless

Westwood Lake

Witchcraft Lake

City Limits

M.U. 1–1 Goldstream

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Christmas Pt

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Nanaimo

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Sidney

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B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

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Brannen Lake

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Shawnigan Lake

M.U. 1–2

L.129

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Map a14 Englishman River - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-5). Map a16 Nanaimo - No Shooting Area and Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-5) and special anterless mule deer season (east of the powerline). 19

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Island

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L.96

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Lat 49° 19’ 37’’ Long 124° 10’ 07”

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Duncan

Interseection Biggs Rd and Dumont RD

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Green Lake

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Sooke Road (Hwy #14)

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19A

Campbell River District Boundary

M.U. 1–6

Strait of Georgia

Parksville

Qualicum R.

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Comox Lake

Denman I. Hornby I.

Dumont Rd.

Campbell L

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Map a24 Lazo Marsh No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

R.

Comox

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Comox Lake

Denman Is.

Map a25 Comox Harbour No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

Pipeline

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Middle Quinsam Lake

L. 325

Quinsam River

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am Riv er

Somass River

M.U. 1-6

125°30'00'' W Long

49°54'30''N Lat

Map a27 Quinsam Coal Mine Site

No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

Johnstone Island

M.U. 1–7

Port Alberni Mun. Bdry

Shoemaker Bay

268m (880ft)

Alberni Inlet

I.R.

Map a28 Shoemaker Bay

No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-7). Nimpkish Forest

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Ucluelet

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Port Albion le

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L.497

M.U. 1–15

Pacific Ocean Amp hitrite Pt. Map a30 Ucluelet Inlet No Hunting or Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-8).

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Stevens Peak

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Height of land

Spawning Channels

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Map a29 Iron River/Oyster River Special 2 Point or better Mule Deer Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

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Mt. Washington

Alexandra Peak

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Map a26 Lukwa Lake No Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

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600m

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300m

B

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49°57'00'' N Lat 125°30'00'' W Long

M

M.U. 1-6

L.156

Comox

Map a23 Qualicum/Parksville - Bow or Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MUs 1-5, 1-6) and special antlerless mule deer season.

Map a22 Courtenay/Campbell River - Bow or Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-6) and special antlerless mule deer season. Gulf Island Special Licence is required on Denman and Hornby Islands - see page 28.

Lazo

Lazo Rd

M.U. 1–5

Comox Strathcona Reg Dist. Bdry

Ts ol um R.

L.245

L.195

Pipeline to CFB

B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

Marina

Map a21 Woodhus Slough No Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-6). M.U. 1-6

Englishman R.

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Comox

R.

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Co

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Courtenay

M.U. 1–6

Qualicum Beach

St

Wolf Lake

D.L. 151

S.16

Map a20 Willow Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area (situated in MU 1-6).

19 19A

(No Shooting Area)

Kuhushan Point

19

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19

D.L. 141 D.L. 223

Qui

Deep Bay

M.U. 1–6

Oyster Pond

S.16

Map a19 Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area (WMA) (situated in MU 1-5) Motor Vehicle Closed Area.

Salmon Point Road

D.L. 178

D.L. 225

0.5

km

D.L. 222

Cr .

an lishm Eng River

D.L. 193

Willow Creek Rd.

Plan 11621

Pritchard Rd

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Marina

Park

FR NW 1/4 S16

Cr aig

REGION 1

Grandon Cr.

Vancouver Island

French Creek

Mo Cr mi . ng ste rC r.

Qualicum Beach

Little Qualicum R.

0

Oyster Garden Road

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D.L 73 E&N

Conuma Peak

Gold River

Tlupana Inlet

Map a31 Kakweiken River Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-15).

Map a32 Conuma Watershed Bow Only Area (situated in MU 1-12). Open for Bow Only Hunting of all big game with open seasons in MU 1-12.


VANCOUVER ISLAND

Trask Rd.

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Glend

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Dogwood

Timberline School/College Complex

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Stamp Lagoon 0m 100m

Robertson Cr .

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McBrid e Cr . Great Central L.

Map a39 Strathcona Park McBride Creek and Megin Creek additions (situated in MUs 1-7, 1-8).

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M.U. 1-8

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Map a40 Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-15).

Shelter Inlet

.

Vancouver Island

Costello Peak.

M.U. 1–15

R.

REGION 1

Knight Inlet

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Swampfly Pk.

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Strathcona Park

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Stanton Cr.

Mt. Blair

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Burman R.

Pete Lake

Map a38 Glendale Cove Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-15).

M.U. 1–15

Village Cone

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Private Land

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Main Bridge Crossing on Klinaklini River

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Map a37 Buckley Bay No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-6). Klinaklini River

km

ain t M

0

99A

Fanny

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PR

450m

(C

Lot 44

Private Land

Map a36 Beaver Lodge Trust Lands No Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-6).

Co

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Martin Lake

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Flora Peak

N

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Map a35 Quadra Island Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-15) and special antleress mule deer season. I

Macdonald Pt

Knight

Mean high water mark

hS ut

DH AN ISL

Campbell River

Map a34 Wakeman Sound Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-14).

450m

Base Flat

ble Tsa

So

Wakeman Sound

M.U. 1-14

Map a33 Kingcome Inlet Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-14). Buckley Bay

L. 64

L.137

Kingcome Inlet

Rebecca Spit Provincial Park

d.

L.138

S Cr imm . s

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North Gowland Har. Rd.

L.140 L.139

rth

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L.143

M.U. 1-14

No

M.U. 1–15

Ph

L.144

Lakberg Road

E.

L.145 L.147

Quadra Island

L. 72

Mc

Wakeman Sound mainline L. 69 logging road

Be dw ell

Kingcome River

Kingcome Mainline Logging Road

Turtle L.

Map a41 Stamp Lagoon Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-7).

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REGION 2

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition. CoMPuLsorY insPeCtion Centres Qualfied Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations listed Mahood L ChilcPlease below. see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for more otin information www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/ci.html. Rive

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ReGiONal BaG liMitS Black Bear: In MUs 2-2, 2-18, 2-19 the bag limit for black bear is one. In other MUs, the bag limit is two. Deer: Unless otherwise indicated, the bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is two. Grouse: The daily aggregate bag limit for sooty/ dusky (blue), spruce and ruffed grouse is ten.

NOtiCe tO hUNteRS

Mu 2-9 ★ beyond the bridge crossing over an unnamed creek located 5 km north of the bridge crossing over North Sloquet Creek on the North Sloquet Creek FSR.

loWer MainlanD general oPen seasons

ManageMent unit

class

season Dates

Bag liMit

2-2 to 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17 to 2-19 Bucks Sept 10 - Dec 15 2-9 to 2-11 Bucks sept 10 - nov 30 2-5, 2-12 Bucks sept 10 - nov 30 2-16 Bucks sept 10 - Dec 15 2-16 antlerless nov 5 - nov 20 Youth/senior only season*** **2-11 antlerless sept 10 - sept 30 Youth only season* 2-16 antlerless oct 21 - oct 31 Bow only season 2-2 to 2-19 Bucks sept 1 – sept 9 Bow only season ★2-16 Bucks sept 1 – Dec 15 Bow only season ★2-16 antlerless nov 5 - Dec 5 Bow only season ★2-16 either sex Jan 1 - Jan 15 Bow only season ◆2-16 either sex Dec 16 - Jan 15 ▲ In those portions of MU 2-16 being Bowen Island and Texada Island, the bag limit for deer is 3(2). * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. ★ Season applies to Bowen Island only. See Notice to Hunters. ◆ Season applies to Texada Island only. ** Season applies only to portions of MU 2-11. See maps B14 and B21A. This area is almost entirely privately owned property and hunters are reminded to get permission before hunting or accessing private property *** Restricted to hunters under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older. Mountain goat 2-5 sept 10 - oct 15 ★ See Map B9. ★2-6 sept 10 - sept 30 ▼ See Maps B17, B19 ▼ 2-12 to 2-15 sept 10 - oct 31 BlacK Bear 2-3 to 2-17 sept 10 - nov 30 2-3 to 2-17 apr 1 - June 15 2-2, 2-18, 2-19 sept 10 - nov 30 2-2, 2-18, 2-19 apr 1 - June 15 Bow only season 2-3 to 2-17 sept 1 - sept 9 Bow only season 2-2, 2-18, 2-19 sept 1 - sept 9 Wolf 2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 sept 10 - Mar 31 MUle DeeR (Black-tailed)

Lower Mainland

sPecies

aCCeSS ReStRiCtiONS

4Information signs are posted or gates are placed at the points for motor vehicle closures. These signs are for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunters’ responsibility to recognize closures whether a sign is in place or not. Contact local Ministry offices for details. 4Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: see the definition of “Motor Vehicle” in the definitions section. ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas from April 1 to June 15, unless otherwise indicated. Mu 2-4 ★ Bert Brink wildlife Management area - effective year round. Mu 2-6 ★ beyond the bridge crossing at 50.5 mile of the Elaho G-Main Forest Service Road (FSR). ★ beyond the bridge crossing over Pikett Creek located at 30 mile on the Ashlu Creek North FSR. Mu 2-8 ★ Pitt addington Marsh - effective year round

Mu 2-11 ★ beyond the first bridge crossing over South Creek on the South Creek FSR ★ on the Salal Creek FSR beyond 3 km North of the junction of the Upper Lillooet North FSR and the Salal Creek FSR ★ in the Phelix Creek FSR beyond the junction of Phelix Creek FSR and the Blackwater Creek FSR ★ beyond the bridge crossing over Delilah Creek on the North Creek FSR ★ beyond the bridge crossing over Hotsprings Creek on the Meager Creek South FSR ★ beyond the gate located at 9 km on the Meager Creek North FSR ★ beyond the bridge crossing over Tenquille Creek on the Birkenhead FSR ★ Prohibited year round beyond the bridge crossing over the Ryan River located 8 km on the Ryan River FSR BC PaRKS 4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/ hunting/regulations/.

REGION 2

4No person shall use lead shot for any purpose when discharging a firearm on any dyke or on the water side (seaward or river side) of any dyke in the municipality of Delta, or on any foreshore dyke facing Mud Bay in the city of Surrey. 4Fraser Valley Special Area - Hunters should take note of the special licence area in the Fraser Valley (see Map B10). These special licences are available through selected private outlets. For further information, contact a Service BC’s office. 4No Shooting Areas or No Hunting Areas: Hunters should be aware of these areas as outlined on page 13 and regional maps. 4Burns Bog (MU 2-4) No Hunting or Trapping Area - no hunting or trapping in the Burns Bog Partnership Lands. 4Bowen Island No Shooting Area (MU 2-16) - contact the Bowen Island Municipal Clerk (604947-4255) for important information on municipal bylaws (including those for use of bows) that also cover this area. 4Vancouver Harbour: The discharge of firearms is prohibited in Burrard Inlet east of a straight line drawn from Point Grey to Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park). 4A small population of white-tailed deer has become resident to the Herrling Island area (MU 2-3) near Hope, BC. Hunters are reminded that there is no open season for white-tailed deer in this area.

4Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area (MU 2-4) is closed to snipe hunting. This includes all foreshore areas seaward of the dykes surrounding Boundary, Mud and Semiahmoo Bays. 4whistler Olympic Park No hunting area. hunting is prohibited within the boundaries of whister Olumpic Park.

2 2 1 ▲2 ▲1 1 ▲1 ▲2 3(2) 3(2) 3(2) 3(2)

1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 3

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ManageMent unit

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M.U. 2–3

Map B2 Popkum - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-3).

Chilliwack District Municipality

Soowahlie Indian Reserve 14

Young Cr.

Chilliwack Lake Rd.

Chilliwack River

Chilliwack Riv er Road

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2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 apr 1 - June 15 3 All wolf taken in Region 2 must be Compulsory Reported see page 21. coYote 2-2 to 2-19 sept 10 - June 15 nBl raccoon, sKunK 2-2 to 2-19 sept 1 - Mar 31 nBl snoWshoe hare 2-5 to 2-19 aug 1 - apr 30 10 (daily) BoBcat 2-2 to 2-19 nov 15 - feb 15 5 cougar 2-2 to 2-19 sept 10 - Mar 31 2 2-2 to 2-19 apr 1 - June 15 2 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten.. grouse sootY/DusKY (Blue), ruffeD & sPruce 2-2 to 2-19 sept 10 - Dec 15 10 (30) Bow only season 2-2 to 2-19 sept 1 - sept 9 10 (30) For Sooty/Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10; the aggregate possession limit is 30. PtarMigan 2-2, 2-3, 2-5 to 2-19 sept 10 - Dec 15 5 (15) Bow only season 2-2, 2-3, 2-5 to 2-19 sept 1 - sept 9 5 (15) 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 Pheasant 2-4, 2-8 cocks oct 11, 2014 - nov 30, 2014 oct 10 2015 - nov 30, 2015 2 (6) Hunting permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. BanD-taileD Pigeons 2-2 to 2-19 sept 15 - sept 30 5 (15) coots,coMMon sniPe 2-2 to 2-19 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 10 each (30 each) Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area is closed to Snipe hunting. Consideration is being given to extend this closure to other foreshore areas (ie. Roberts and Sturgeon Banks) in future hunting seasons. DucKs 2-2 to 2-19 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 8 (24) Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequins are in effect - see page 17. See special area maps. Brant 2-4 Mar 1, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 Mar 1, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 2 (6) geese: snoW and ross’s 2-2 to 2-19 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016 5 (15) 2-2 to 2-19 feb 20, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 feb 20, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 5 (15) ▲ Daily bag and possession limits for Snow Goose only in MUs 2-4 and 2-5 are 10 (30) geese: White-fronteD 2-2 to 2-19 oct 11, 2014 - Jan 23, 2015 oct 10, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016 5 (15) geese: canaDa and cacKling 2-2 to 2-19 sept 6, 2014 - sept 14, 2014 sept 5, 2015 - sept 13, 2015 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19 oct 11, 2014 - nov 23, 2014 oct 10, 2015 - nov 22, 2015 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19 Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015 Dec 19, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19★ feb 10, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015 feb 11, 2016 - Mar 10, 2016 10 (30) ★ In MU 2-4 in the Municipality of Delta, the open season DOES NOT apply to the area within 100 metres of any dyke. The 100 metre restriction does not apply to that portion of Delta known as Westham Island. WaterfoWler heritage DaYs: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DucKs and geese 2-2 to 2-19 oct 4, 2014 - oct 5, 2014 oct 3, 2015 - oct 4, 2015 ★ (excluding Brant) ★ Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

Chilliwack

Lower Mainland

REGION 2

sPecies

Map B3 Chilliwack Valley - Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 2-3).

NOTICE TO HUNTERS

Belmont Gundogs & Gamebirds

When a season is based on antler or horn size, hunters are reminded that the antlers or horns of male big game animals must accompany the carcass to a residence, a meatcutter or a cold storage plant Similarly, the lower jaw with incisor teeth must accompany the carcass of a calf moose, where General Open Seasons exist.

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Garden Bay

Evans Lake

Pender Harbour

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Madeira Park

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Cecil Hill

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500m east of power line

500m offshore boundary

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M.U. 2-5

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Map B10 Fraser Valley Special Licence Hunting Area (FVSLHA) (situated in MUs 2-4, 2-8). All persons hunting within MU 2-4 & those portions of MU 2-8 within the corporate limits of the corporation of the district of Maple Ridge, the corporation of the district of Pitt Meadows, the district of Mission, the corporation of the district of Coquitlam are required to purchase a Fraser Valley Special Area Hunting Licence in addition to other Provincial licences and for hunting migratory game birds, the Migratory Bird Licence. $1,000,000.00 Public Liability and Property Damage insurance is required.

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Map B8 Waugh Lake/Skookumchuck - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-5).

North Vancouver Municipality

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M.U. 2-5

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Pitt Meadows

REGION 2

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Harrison Lake

Pitt Lake

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Lang Bay Frolander Bay

M.U. 2-12

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MT MORRISON M.U. 2–11 Ryan

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M.U. 3–33

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Lillooet FSR

M.U. 2-12

300 m

Thulin Lake

Savary Island

Savary Island

Map B18 Powell River Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MUs 2-12).

Saltery Bay Provincial Park

intersection of Finn Bay and Norlund Roads

Thulin Passage

Lund

Kelly Creek

500m offshore Boundary Brew Bay

Map B17 Lois River Mountain Goat Closed Area (situated in MU 2-12).

Powell Lake

M.U. 2–12

Lois Lake

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Khartoum Lake

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200 m

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25 m

Map B23 Van Anda - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-16). Pipeline

25 m

200 m

Van Anda

Spectacle L 200 m Priest L 200 m

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M.U. 2–19

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South Thormanby Island

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Buccaneer Bay

Grassy Pt.

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150m

First Bridge

Oaks Pt.

100 m South of Pipeline

d. Cr. R aver

Map B30 Hemlock Valley - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-19).

Canadian Forest Products Chehalis logging Road

M.U. 2–19 tty Pre

Lower Mainland

North Thormanby Island

M.U. 2–16

400 m

Map B26 Central Road/ Shelter Point Road No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-16). 150m

M.U. 2-16

200 m

400 m

FSR 5829

400 m

FSR 5829

2 km

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200 m

St r ait

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Shelter Pt. Rd.

400 m 2 km Be ll Rd .

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200 m

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Shelter Pt. Road

200 m

Shelter Pt. Road

200 m

Ma

Pipeline

Pipeline 400 m

Be

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Map B25 Gillies Bay - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 2-16).

M.U. 2–18

200 m

400 m

TEXADA ISLAND

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200 m

400 m

200 m

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mean low water mark

400 m

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200 m

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25 m

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200 m Crescent Bay Rd.

ISLAND

School Rd. 400 m

REGION 2

200 m Blubber Bay Rd.

TEXADA

Gillies Bay

M.U. 2-16

m 2k

water tower

200 m

See Blubber Bay Map

Cranby Cr.

Chehalis River

Sign

Elbow Lake Institution

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0.8km (0.5mi.) either side Sign of the road

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ReGiONal BaG liMitS Deer: The aggregate bag limit for deer is 3. The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is 2, but only one may be a buck. Antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer are under Limited Entry Hunting only. The bag limit for white-tailed deer is two. either sex.

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REGION 3

4Approximately one million hectares of Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou recovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmobile closure maps with boundaries, legal access trails, prohibited dates, and identified riding areas are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for the benefit of hunters - but it is the hunter’s responsibility to recognize the closures whether a sign is in place or not. Contact Kamloops Regional Office for details. ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in the following areas: ★ the operation of all motor vehicles, excluding snowmobiles is prohibited in Region 3 above 1,700 metre elevation, except on existing roads and trails- See page 3 for definition of existing road or trail. ★ Above the elevation of 1800 m in the Mt Hewitt-Bostock and Stoyoma Mountain area (MUs 3-13, 3-14) from May 1 to Nov 30 inclusive (except for Cabin Lake Rd). See Map C1. ★ Skull Mountain Special Resource Management Zone (MU 3-28) other than indicated open roads (see Map C17) or under permit Sept. 1 to Dec. 10. ★ Lac du Bois - Dewdrop in MUs 3-28 and 3-29. See Map C16. ★ Dewdrop/Rosseau WMA (MU 3-29). See Map C18.

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Sept 1 - Sept 9 3-15, 3-16, 3-32, 3-33 ▲4 Point Bucks 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 ▲4 Point Bucks sept 10 - sept 30 3-46 ▲4 Point Bucks sept 20 - sept 30 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Bucks oct 1 - oct 31 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 ▲4 Point Bucks nov 1 - Dec 10 Youth only season* 3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-31, 3-34 to 3-44 Bucks sept 1 - sept 9 Bow only season 3-12 to 3-14, 3-17 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-31, 3-34 to 3-44 Bucks sept 1 - sept 9 ▲ See Definitions section: Mule Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. * Season restricted to hunters under the age of 18. White-taileD Deer 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Bucks sept 10 – Dec 10 3-46 Bucks sept 20 - Dec 10 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 antlerless oct 10 - oct 31 Youth only season* 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 either sex nov 1 - nov 30 Youth only season 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Bucks sept 1 – sept 9 Bow only season 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Bucks sept 1 – sept 9 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. Moose 3-34 to 3-44, 3-46 ✽spike-fork Bulls sept 20 - oct 31 3-15 to 3-17, 3-31 to 3-33 ✽spike-fork Bulls oct 15 - nov 15 3-12 to 3-14, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30 ✽spike-fork Bulls nov 1 - nov 15 ✽ See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence Bighorn Mountain sheeP 3-17✽, 3-31, 3-32+ full curl Bighorn rams sept 10 - oct 20 3-17✽ ▲Mature Bighorn rams sept 10 – oct 20 ✽ A portion of 3-17 only. See Map C2. + A portion of MU 3-32 is closed to Mountain Sheep hunting. See map C20. ▲See Definitions section: Mountain Sheep BlacK Bear 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 1 - nov 30 3-46 sept 20 - nov 30 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 apr 1 - June 30 Wolf 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33 sept 10 - June 15 3-34 to 3-44 aug 1 - June 15 coYote 3-17, 3-31, 3-32 sept 1 - June 30 3-12 to 3-16, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30, 3-33 to 3-44 sept 1 - Mar 31 cougar 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33 nov 15 - Mar 31 3-34 to 3-44 sept 10 - Mar 31 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. BoBcat 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 nov 15 - feb 15 lYnX 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 nov 15 - feb 15 raccoon 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 no closed season snoWshoe hare 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 aug 1 - apr 30 coluMBian grounD sQuirrel 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 no closed season The open season for Columbian Ground Squirrel is restricted to private land only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land. grouse: DusKY (Blue), ruffeD 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 10 - nov 30 3-46 sept 20 - nov 30 & sPruce For Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10; the aggregate possession limit is 30. sharP-taileD grouse *3-30, 3-31 sept 10 - nov 30 * Restricted to portions of MU 3-30 see Map C21 PtarMigan 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 1 - nov 30 chuKar PartriDge 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 oct 1 - nov 30 graY PartriDge (hungarian) 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 oct 1 - nov 30 Pheasant 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 cocks oct 1 - nov 30 Mourning Doves 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 1 - sept 30 BanD-taileD Pigeons 3-13 to 3-17 sept 15 – sept 30 coots,coMMon sniPe 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 10 - Dec 23 DucKs 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 10 - Dec 23 Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17. geese: snoW, ross’s and 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 10 - Dec 23 White-fronteD geese: canaDa and cacKling 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 10 - sept 20 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 oct 1 - Dec 23 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Mar 1 - Mar 10 WaterfoWler heritage DaYs: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DucKs and geese 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 sept 6, 2014 - sept 7, 2014 sept 5, 2015 - sept 6, 2015

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KOOTENAY

Check website www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/news/ for in-season changes prior to your hunt.

REGION 4

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition. COMPULSORY INSPECTION CENTRES

major Regulation Changes for 2014 - 2016

Qualfied Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations listed below. Please see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for more information. www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/ci.html.

1. Conversion of mt. Goat General Open seasons in mus 4-27, 4-34 to Limited Entry Hunting only. 2. Expanded spike-fork moose hunting opportunities. 3. Any mule Deer buck seasons replaced with a 4 pt buck season. 4. modifications to agricultural zone elk hunting opportunities. 5. Revised cougar seasons and female quota. 6. two week extension to lynx hunt season. 7. New motor Vehicle Prohibitions on conservancy properties. 8. Amendments to the teck Greenhills hunting and firearms prohibited area.

CI Locations: Creston, Revelstoke, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, Cranbrook, Fruitvale, Nakusp Regional Office, Cranbrook: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 489-8540 Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 354-6333

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 4

REGIONAL BAG LImIts Bobcat: The bag limit for Bobcat is one. Cougar: The bag limit for Cougar is one. Coyote: No bag limit (NBL). Deer: The aggreate bag limit in the Kootenay Region is two. The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) deer is one. The bag limit for white-tailed is two; both may be antlerless, but only one may be a buck. Grouse: The daily aggregate bag limit for grouse: blue (dusky), spruce (Franklin), and ruffed is 5. turkey: The regional aggregate bag limit for turkey is two. Only one turkey may be taken in the spring and only one turkey may be taken in the fall.

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4several animals have been radiocollard for research in the Kootenay Region. these animals provide data on survival rates, habitat use, and migratory behaviour. If you harvest a radio-collared animal, please return the collar to the ministry office in Cranbrook or Nelson to ensure the necessary information is collected. 4No Shooting Areas: see firearms restrictions as outlined in the No Hunting or Shooting Areas section and region’s maps on pages 51-56.

ACCEss REstRICtIONs

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fishing activities on the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. For more details on acquiring permits visit www.crestonwildlife.ca or call 250-402-6900. 4Approximately one million hectares of Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou recovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmobile closure maps with boundaries, legal access trails, prohibited dates, and identified riding areas are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for road and vehicle restrictions. These signs are for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunters’ responsibility to recognize closures whether a sign is in place or not. Maps are available for many of the motorized access closures and restrictions at www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/eco/access.htm. 4See definitions of “ATV”, "motor vehicle" and "snowmobile" in Definitions section. 4Public access by land or air is prohibited in the Baynes Lake area (MU 4-22) April 15 to June 30. Dogs must be leashed April 1 to April 14 and July 1 to Aug. 1. See Map D54. The boat launch and all portions of the sand peninsula south of the boat launch are open. 4Public access is prohibited beyond 3 m of either side of Sulphur Creek Road in mineral lick area (MU 4-22) year round. See Map D51. 4symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following areas (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12). See maps on pages 51-56 for additional information:

(1) Access Management Areas (AMAs) - designated areas where vehicle use is managed to reduce damage to fish and wildlife habitat and/or to protect fish and wildlife populations from harassment or over harvest: ★Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas year round, unless indicated otherwise. (2) Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas (formerly known as VAHCs) - designated areas where the operation of all motor vehicles to hunt, transport wildlife, transport equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport hunters to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited. An authorized trapper is exempt from this prohibition with respect to the trapping of furbearing animals. ✳ Year Round Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas unless otherwise indicated. ◆ Seasonal Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas - open Mar. 1 - 31 and July 1 - Aug. 31, ▼ Seasonal Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas- open Dec. 1- Mar. 31 and July 1- Aug. 31 (3) Region-wide Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Area: The use of snowmobiles to hunt, to transport wildlife, or to transport hunters to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in the entire Kootenay Region during the period Apr. 1-Nov. 30. An authorized trapper is exempt from this prohibition with respect to the trapping of furbearing animals.

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★ Wigwam Flats-Mt.Broadwood /Sportsman Ridge (Map D4) ★ Galton Range (Map D6) ★ Upper Wigwam River drainage. See Map D5. ◆ The watershed of an unnamed tributary of Lodgepole Creek (locally known as Windfall Creek) upstream of 34.8 km on the Windfall Creek Road.

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◆ Purcell Creek watershed upstream of the Linklater Creek Bypass Road ◆ Elizabeth Lake (Map D9) ★ Linklater Creek (Map D10)

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▼ the northerly watershed above Hawkins Creek Road west of an unnamed stream flowing southwesterly into Hawkins Creek from Mt. Mahon approximately 2 km northwest of the confluence of Canuck Creek and Hawkins Creek and including the western slopes of Mt. Mahon and the Manson Creek watershed.

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▼ Irishman Cr watershed upstream of Hwy 3/95

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▼ Leadville Creek watershed upstream of 8 km on the Leadville Creek Road ▼ watersheds of 4 unnamed creeks (upstream of the Sanca Creek Road) flowing south into Sanca Creek from Sherman Mtn.

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▼ Topaz Creek watershed upstream of Midgely Mountain Road at the 1425 m (4700 ft) elevation

★ all areas north of Corn Creek in the Corn Creek watershed, upstream of Acorn Creek, including Buckworth Creek, closed from Sept 1 to June 1. Corn Creek FSR is open.

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▼ the watersheds of Malde, Goodeve, Morris and Shepard Creeks and the Cambridge Creek watershed upstream of the 750 m elevation ◆ Tiger Creek watershed upstream of the Gopher Creek Crossing

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✳ commencing on the north side of Peter Creek bridge crossing and includes both Faith and Peter Creek watersheds, Sept. 1 to Nov. 30

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▼ Commencing at 11 km on the Rialto Cr FSR and above the 760 metre contour in the watersheds of Tulip Creek in the west to Rialto Creek in the east including all watersheds in between (Syringa, Allendale, Yarrow and several unnamed) and including areas within Syringa Provincial Park. ✳ Deer Creek Road: • commencing at 19 km on the Deer Cr. FSR including all roads/trails on Cougar Ridge), Sept 1 to Nov 30 • commencing at 23 km on the Rusty Cr. FSR and including Twobit, Sunshine, Gladstone Hutchinson and Sangrida watersheds above 750 m Sept 1 to Nov 30.

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✳ Grohman Creek (Map D14) ★ Marsden Face during the period Dec 1 to April 15 (Map D15) ◆ the watershed of Sproule Creek and commencing at the start of the Sproule Creek FSR, and not including that portion of the Smallwood FSR located wihtin the Sproule Creek Watershed.

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★ Wycliffe Conservation Properties District Lots 6034, 6667 and 7318 ★ Baribeau Creek watershed upstream from 1.0 km on the Baribeau Creek Road snowmobiles and trappers are exempt ◆ the watershed of Bradford Creek ◆ the watershed of an unnamed creek (locally known as Patrick Creek) flowing into Dewar Creek between Mt. Patrick and Mt. Manson upstream of the Dewar Creek access road ◆ the watershed of Skookumchuck Creek upstream from a point downstream 1 kilometre from its confluence with Greenland Creek ★ Cherry Creek. See Map D23 ◆ the watershed of Copper Creek upstream of the Skookumchuck Forest Access Rd crossing ◆ the watershed of Buhl Creek from 0.5 kilometre upstream of the Skookumchuck Creek Bridge crossing near the confluence of Buhl Creek with Skookumchuck Creek

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◆ the watershed of the easterly headwaters of Coyote Creek ★ Premier Ridge (Map D24) from Dec 1 to April 30

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★ Baynes Lake area (Map D54) ★ Powerplant area (Map 28) ★ the Pickering Hills and Sheep Mtn. areas shown on Maps D26 and D27 ★ the watershed of North Galbraith Creek and of that portion of the watershed of Galbraith Creek south and east of their confluence Continued on page 49


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Le gouvernement du Canada s’est engagé à assainir l’eau et l’air et à conserver les espèces sauvages et leurs habitats. Ces objectifs sont atteints grâce à l’application rigoureuse et efficace des lois du Canada en matière de protection de l’environnement et de la faune.

Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement and Wildlife Officers work in the field with companies and individuals to ensure that they comply with the pollution prevention and conservation goals of environmental and wildlife protection acts and regulations.

Les agents d’Environnement Canada chargés de l’application de la loi en environnement et sur la faune travaillent sur le terrain pour vérifier que les entreprises et les particuliers respectent les objectifs de prévention de la pollution et de conservation établis par les lois et règlements sur l’environnement et sur la faune.

Environmental Enforcement Officers enforce federal laws and regulations to protect the environment, fish, wildlife and human health from the threat of activities such as: • the release to air, water or land of regulated toxic substances and pollutants; • the illicit import and export of hazardous wastes, hazardous recyclable material and toxic substances. Wildlife Officers enforce federal laws and regulations to protect plants, animals and their habitats from the threat of activities such as:

Les agents de l’autorité en environnement font appliquer les lois et règlements fédéraux en vue de protéger l’environnement, les poissons, la faune et la santé humaine contre la menace d’activités telles que : • les rejets dans l’air, l’eau ou le sol de substances toxiques réglementées et de polluants; • l’importation et l’exportation illégales de déchets dangereux, de matières recyclables dangereuses et de substances toxiques.

• killing or trafficking endangered species;

Les agents de protection de la faune font appliquer les lois et règlements fédéraux afin de protéger les plantes, les animaux et leurs habitats contre la menace d’activités telles que :

• spills on land or water that are harmful to migratory birds;

• l’abattage ou le trafic d’espèces en voie de disparition;

• habitat destruction of species at risk; • illegal importation or exportation of wildlife;

• les déversements accidentels dans l’eau ou le sol de substances nuisibles aux oiseaux migrateurs;

• poaching of migratory birds.

• la destruction de l’habitat des espèces en péril;

Report incidents involving sewage or spills in British Columbia at 1-800-663-3456.

• l’exportation ou l’importation illégale d’espèces sauvages;

Report international or interprovincial wildlife crime, or violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, Species at Risk Act and Canada Wildlife Act, at 1-888-569-5656. 1-877-768-6904.

Signaler les incidents liés aux eaux usées ou aux déversements en Colombie-Britannique en composant le 1-800-663-3456.

Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) in British Columbia at 1-877-952-7277. Calls are routed to Environment Canada’s Environmental Enforcement or Wildlife Officers when applicable. www.ec.gc.ca/enforcement

• le braconnage d’oiseaux migrateurs.

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NEW PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT STAVE RIVER, MISSION If you’ve enjoyed fishing the lower Stave River over the years, you will want to be aware of new public parking restrictions that are now in effect, from spring 2012 to 2018 as the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project is constructed. These restrictions are to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews.

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t is extremely important for hunters and trappers to realize that they use a public resource! With this privilege it is vital to maintain a perception among the public that we hunt and trap in an ethical and humane manner. The majority of British Columbians support hunting and trapping to one degree or another, but there is a prevalent mis-understanding among the general public as to the role that hunters and trappers play in conservation and environmental stewardship. Fuelling that misunderstanding are images and media reports of hunters and trappers who are at least perceived to be acting in a less than upstanding manner, or who disrespect the wildlife they pursue. It is important for all of us to remember not only the legal obligations, but also the unwritten rules of ethics that keep hunting a great sport. • Safety for yourself, your companions, and the public is the most important aspect of hunter training. Hunting accidents continue to be very rare because we all know that there is no room for recklessness at the expense of safety and courtesy.

Make sure your workforce is protected by a modern safety plan that recognizes hazards, minimizes employee and Have respect for the sensitivities of others. Do absenteeism, for the opportunities given. Unless explicitly maximizes not display your kill or firearms where itproductivity. may stated, permission granted once does

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prohibited in approximately 2.2 million hectares in order to protect high suitability mountain caribou habitat. PREDATOR MANAGEMENT/PREDATOR-PREY DYNAMICS AND MOUNTAIN CARIBOU Wolves are considered the main predator of mountain caribou, although cougar predation is also significant in some herds. Moose populations that have expanded their range into mountain caribou habitats have enabled wolf populations to increase in these areas, increasing the risk of predation by wolves on caribou. In an effort to lower predation losses on caribou, pilot projects to reduce both moose (the primary food supply of wolves) and wolves have been implemented in some of the mountain caribou recovery areas. The ministry is requesting the help of the hunting and trapping community with caribou recovery efforts. Mountain Caribou range is within MU’s 3-40 to 3-46, 4-4 to 4-8, 4-17, 4-20, 4-27 to 4-32, 4-37 to 4-40, 5-15, 5-16, 7-3 to 7-7, 7-16 to 7-18 and 7-23. If you harvest a wolf within the range of Mountain Caribou please phone the nearest regional Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office and report the date, location, and sex of the harvested animal. Reporting of harvested wolves will help to determine pack numbers, location, movements, and provide valuable information to enable a better understanding of this predator-prey relationship.

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n incisor tooth is required as part of completing your compulsory inspection for some species of ungulates (e.g. caribou,elk, and moose) in particular portions of the province. The incisor tooth is used to determine the age of the animal, and therefore is a valuable management tool for assessing the population age structure, determining productivity, and understanding the impact of various harvest seasons on specific ages of animals. Incisor teeth only occur at the front of the lower jaw of an ungulate. Their removal is easy and will not affect your opportunity to have the animal mounted for display by a taxidermist.

It is important that the incisor teeth are removed from the jaw properly so that the animal can be aged. Your assistance in taking care to properly remove an incisor tooth from the jaw, clean it and submit it is essential to ensuring an accurate estimate of the animal’s age.

Extracting thE tEEth

An incisor tooth can be easily extracted from a freshly killed ungulate. However, removing the tooth becomes much more difficult if the jaw has been dried. To remove a tooth: 1. Cut down through the gum tissue on either side of the root with a thin-bladed sharp knife. It is preferred that you select one of

the center teeth, as they have the largest developed root and are best to work with. 2. Grasp the top of the tooth with your Leatherman or a pair of pliers and pull it out with a twisting motion. It is also often possible to simply push the tooth out with your thumb, if you have cut down deep enough into the gum. Clean off the soft tissue and any jaw bone material from the tooth. Do not cut into the root or submit a tooth with a broken root as it is the root portion of the tooth that is used in aging. If the jawbone has dried prior to tooth extraction, soften it by soaking in hot water and then carefully extract the intact tooth as described above.

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◆ the watershed of Big Tower, Little Tower, Swanson Creek and Haynes Creeks ◆ the watershed of Iron Creek and Lime Creek ◆ the watershed of Burton Creek upstream of 3.5 km on Burton Creek FSR ◆ the watershed of McDermid Creek ◆ the watersheds of Little Sand Creek above the Galloway Road and of Big Sand Creek upstream of its confluence with Whimpster Creek ◆ the watershed of Quinn Creek upstream of its confluence with Alpine Creek, including the watershed of Alpine Creek

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★ Barnes Lake (except snowmobiles) (Map D33) ★ Chauncey-Todhunter area (Map D29) ★ Grave Prairie area (Map D34) ★ Corbin Creek (Map D38) ★ Weigert Creek (except snowmobiles) (note Map D31) ★ Upper Elk Valley/Fording River (snowmobiles allowed)(Map D35) ★ Alexander Creek Access Management Area (Map D39)

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★ Stoddart Creek area (Map D41) ★ Columbia Lake area. (Map D42). ◆ Albert River watershed upstream from 52.5 km on the Albert River Road

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★ the Duncan-Lardeau area shown on Map D56

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mu 4-32

◆ the watershed on the north east side of Barnes Creek upstream of the 30 km marker on east Barnes Creek Main, south of the height of land with Keefer Lake and south of the height of land with Fife Creek. The closure on the Fife Creek side commences at the height of land on Branch 40 by way of Fife Creek FSR

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★ Holt Creek area (See Map D58) ★ Lang Creek area (See Map D58)

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Use of a conveyance of any description which is powered by a motor which exceeds a rating of 10 horsepower is prohibited within the Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Management Area (MUs 4-25, 4-26, 4-34, 4-35). Boats operating on NAVIGABLE portions of the Columbia River are exempt from the regulation, and the following rights of way are also excluded from this regulation: ● Horsethief Creek Forest Service Road #5467.01 located at Radium ● Plan 22153 of DL 11383 located at Brisco ● Plan 26T1689of DL 2566 located at Spillimacheen ● Spillimacheen Forest Service Road # 7752.01 located at Parsons ● Canyon Creek Road located at Nicholsen ● The Dogtooth Rd located at Golden(Map D40) ●

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★ Hoodoo Conservation Property (map D59) ★ that portion of the watershed of Goldie Creek upstream of 1525 metre elevation ★ Dutch Creek-Findlay. (Map D52) ◆ the watershed of Brewer Creek upstream of and including the watershed of Thorald Creek ◆ Crown land in the watershed of Lavington Creek upstream of the northerly boundary of sublot 137, Kootenay Land District ◆ the watershed of Dutch Creek upstream of its confluence with Whitetail Creek

Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env.gov. bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

REGION 4

★ that portion of the Mutton Creek watershed upstream of the westerly boundary of Whiteswan Lake Park ◆ Blackfoot Creek watershed upstream from 38 km on the Blackfoot Creek Road ◆ Fenwick Creek watershed upstream from 50 km on the Fenwick Creek Road ◆ Elk Creek watershed upstream from the White Rock Forestry Access Road ◆ the watershed of Nilksuka Creek upstream of the North White River haul road ◆ Grave Creek watershed upstream from 48 km on the Main Grave Creek Road ◆ the watershed of Nine Mile Creek upstream of 1300 metre elevation ◆ the watershed of the middle fork of White River upstream of the first bridge crossing

◆ Cross River watershed upstream from 27.3 km on the Cross River Road, and on side roads further than 100 m road distance from the Cross River main line between 20.4 km and 27.3 km ◆ the watershed of Pedley Creek ◆ North fork of Dry Creek watershed upstream from 19.6 km on Dry Creek Rd ◆ the upper watersheds of Madias Creek and Tatley Creek upstream from the easterly boundary of the Columbia Lake Indian Reserve

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◆ the drainages of Ice River and the easterly watershed of Beaverfoot River upstream of Ice River

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◆ the watershed of Downie Creek including the Sorcerer Creek drainage, upstream of the 15 km sign on the Downie Creek FSR

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BC PARKs

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KOOTENAY GENERAL OPEN SEASONS

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sept 10 - Nov 10 1 muLE DEER (Black-tailed) 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 ▲4 Point Bucks Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ▲ See Definitions section: Mule (black-tailed) deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. See regional bag limit on page 48. * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 2 Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 2** Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Either Sex Dec 1 - Dec 20 2** * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. ** The bag limit for white tailed deer is 2. Both may be antlerless, but only one may be a buck. ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 10 - Oct 20 1 ELK 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-38, 4-40 *4-3, **4-6, ***4-23 ▲Spike Bulls Sept 10 - Sept 19 1 +4-20 to 4-22 Antlerless Sept 20-Sept 30 1 Senior/Youth▼ +4-20 to 4-22 Antlerless Sept 10-Sept 19 1 Senior/Youth▼ **4-6 Antlerless Sept 10 - Sept 19 1 Bow Only Season **4-6, *** 4-23, Antlerless Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-38, 4-40 Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season *4-03, *4-25, Antlerless Sept 1 - Sept 19 1 * Restricted to only portions of MU 4-03. See Map D7 for details. ▼ Restricted to hunters under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older. ** Restricted to only portions of 4-6 and 4-7. See Map D8 for details. + Restricted to select Private Land Lots within MUs 4-20 to 4-22. Visit *** Restricted to only portions of 4-23 only. See Map D9A for details. www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/maps.html for details ▲ See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence MOOSE 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-36 to 4-40 ★Spike-fork Bulls Sept 20 - Oct 31 1 ★Spike-fork Bulls Oct 15 - Oct 31 1 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34, 4-35 Bow Only Season 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-36 to 4-40 ★Spike-fork Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 19 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34, 4-35 ★Spike-fork Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 14 1 ★ See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection is no longer requred for Moose harvested in Region 4 BiGHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 4-1, 4-2, 4-21 to 4-24, ▲4-25, ★ 4-35 Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 25 1 ★ See Mountain Sheep closed area in MU 4-35 (Map D53). ▲ In that portion of MU 4-25, excluding Mt. Assiniboin Park. See Map D46. MOUNTAiN GOAT 4-28 to *4-30, 4-36, 4-37, 4-39, 4-40 Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 * Portion of MU 4-30 only. See Map D57. BLACK BEAR 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Nov 30 2 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Apr 1 - June 30 2 ▲ 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Aug 1 - Aug 31 2 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Sept 9 2 ▲ Restricted to private land only, hunter must obtain permission from land owners prior to access. WOLF ▲ 4-5 to 4-8, 4-17, 4-18, 4-20, 4-27 to 4-31, 4-33, 4-37 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Jun 15 NBL ▲ 4-1 to 4-4, 4-9, 4-14 to 4-16, 4-19, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-32, 4-34 to 4-36 Sept 10 - Mar 31 2 ▲ 4-1 to 4-4, 4-9, 4-14 to 4-16, 4-19, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-32, 4-34 to 4-36 Apr 1 - Jun 15 2 ▲ In those portions of MUs 4-2, 4-3, 4-20 to 4-22, 4-24 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37 and 4-40 in the East Kootenay Trench and MUs 4-4 to 4-7, below 1100 m in elevation, there is no closed season. COYOTE 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Mar 31 NBL WOLVERiNE 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Nov 1 - Jan 31 1 LYNX 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Nov 15 - Dec 31 1 Compulsory inspection is required, see page 21 for details. Hunters are requested to avoid shooting lynx with collars. BOBCAT 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 COUGAR 4-1 to 4-4, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36 ▲ Sept 10-Jan 31 1 4-5, 4-20 Sept 10-Feb 28 1 4-6 to 4-8, 4-28 to 4-31, 4-38, 4-39 Sept 10-Mar 31 2 4-9 to 4-19, 4-27, 4-32, 4-33, 4-37, 4-40 Sept 10-Mar 31 1 Pursuit Only* 4-1 to 4-4, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36 Nov 15 - Feb 28 0 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. ▲ Note the cougar season in MUs 4-3, 4-4 and 4-26 will close 72 hours after the regional manager has published that since April 1, of the license year, the total number of female cougars killed in these MUs has reached 15. Excessive female harvest in other MUs may result in season closures. * Persons participating in the Pursuit Only season are reminded that they must have a hunting licence, they may not carry a firearm, and it is an offence to kill a cougar during a Pursuit Only season. COLUMBiAN GROUND SQUiRREL 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 No Closed Season NBL The open season for Columbian Ground Squirrel is restricted to private land only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land. SNOWSHOE HARE 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) RACCOON 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Mar 31 NBL SKUNK 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Aug 1 – Apr 30 NBL


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GROUSE: DUSKY (Blue), RUFFED 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Nov 30 & SPRUCE For Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 5; the aggregate possession limit is 15. PHEASANT 4-6, 4-7 Cocks Oct 15 - Nov 30 Possession Limit: 6; Season Limit: 12 PTARMiGAN 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Nov 30 RAVEN 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 No Closed Season TURKEY 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bearded Apr 15 - May 15 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bearded Sept 1 - Sept 30 Bow or Shot Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Any turkey Oct 1 - Oct 15 * The aggregate bag limit for turkey is 2, only one may be taken in the spring and one in the fall. MOURNiNG DOVES 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Sept 30 COOTS, COMMON SNiPE 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Dec 23 DUCKS 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Dec 23 Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequins are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Dec 23 GEESE: WHiTE-FRONTED 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Dec 23 GEESE: CANADA and CACKLiNG 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40* Sept 10 - Dec 23 * Kootenay River Canada Goose closed area in portions of MUs 4-3, 4-20, 4-21and 4-22, see Map D12. Hunters please note that Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area opens to hunting for coots, snipe, ducks and geese on October 1. Access permit is required for hunting activities in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area for more information, phone 250-402-6900 or www.crestonwildlife.ca WATERFOWLER HERiTAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40

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map D21 Fry Creek No Shooting Area (situated in MU 4-19).

Skookumchuck

t Koo

M.U. 4-21

Skookumchuck

Ri ve r

ck Cr. chu kum oo k S

Fry Creek Canyon Recreation Area

map D20 Argenta Marsh Wildlife Management Area No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-19).

Wasa

Koo ten ay

Cr.

a

map D19 Walter Clough Wildlife Management Area No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-17).

L.13057

Argent

Argenta

Lemon C r.

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M.U. 4–20

50 0m

yC Fr

Lu ss ie rR iv er

Sl

M.U. 4–17

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L.1883

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6km from Kootenay Lake

M.U. 4–19

T

0m 60

an oc

Slide Area

ra il

Slocan

95

M.U. 4–19

L.16404

a ten Koo

Valhalla Ranges

M.U. 4–21

M.U. 4–20

map D25 Wasa Slough Wildlife Sanctuary (situated in MU 4-21) No Shooting, Hunting or Trapping Area.

Lazy Lake

1900

map D26 Pickering Hills Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-22). Excludes Lot 3, Plan 12040, District Lot 325, Kootenay Land District.

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L.6997

L.6995

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Flathead Rd.

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Elkford

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M.U. 4–23

Heig ht

Rive

L.7001

L.6998

L.6994

M.U. 4-23

L. 8542

L.7293 Roads open all year

L.7294

map D30 Teck Coal Limited Coal Mountain Mine No Shooting Area (situated in MU 4-23).

. r Cr

nc ey

Murray Lake

map D28 Powerplant Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-22). Roads shown as open lines are open year-round; roads shown as dashed lines are open May 1 to Nov 30.

Elk

L. 7000

M

re Cr. gui Ma Roads open all year

map D27 Sheep Mountain Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-22).

Andy Good Creek

C.P.R.

Ra r. ym ond C

Baynes Lake

Dam

M.U. 4–23

Ewin Cr.

La nd

Elko

Roads open all year Roads open June 1 - August 31

Corbin Road

Koocanusa Lake

Range Fence

r

igwa m

Cr. Don d Cr. al

Tie Lake 3 93

Lot 313

Ri ve r

ay River Kooten

M.U. 4–22

W

Logg ing Rd .

El k

Ga llow ay

Elko

Sparwood

map D31 Weigert Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Snowmobiles allowed. Roads shown as open lines open yearround. Road shown as dashed open July 1 to Aug 31 to ATV use only.

Kootenay

Bull River

93

Burnbridge C r.

line

a ert Alb C. B.

Pipe

. Cr

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ly Cr. pp Su

3008

Bu ll R

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Wardner Fort Steele Highway

BC Hydro Powerline ght of La Hei

nd

M.U. 4–22

Aberfeldie Generating Station

Kilmarnock Cr. of La nd Height

Ch au

ee Cr

k

Wolf

REGION 4

map D23 Cherry Creek/ Bummers Flats Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MUs 4-20, 4-21). Roads shown as open lines and CPR rightof-way are open year round.

To dh un te

8103

Roads open all year

do Cr. Torna Roads open all year

map D29 Chauncey-Todhunter Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Roads shown as dashed lines are open June 16 to Aug 31; roads shown as open lines are open year-round.

NOTICE!

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10

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Elk R iv e r

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District Boundary

Sparwood

Cave Mt.

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Elizabeth Lake

M.U. 4–22

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Natal Erickson Cr. e ruc Sp Cr.

District Boundary

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.

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B.C

BE

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Alexander

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Grave Lake

43

R ging d. og kL e e

M.U. 4–25

Heig

map D35 Teck, Fording River, Natal Ridge, Sparwood Ridge, Greenhills, Fording Mountain, Line Creek and McGillivray No Shooting Areas and Line Creek No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-23). Mine No Shooting Areas and No Shooting or Hunting Areas are situated on private property and permission from companies is required prior to entry. Detailed maps for each mine are available at gate houses..

Cerulean L. Cr.

Gog L.

Columbia Lake

m

C. d ht of Lan Heig

r. 3

rta be . C B.

Al Hydro Right of Way

Michel . Cr

map D37 Alexander Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Snowmobiles allowed. See restriction on using snowmobiles for hunting on page 48.

Airfield

m

P.R .

Byron Creek Mine Access Road

Open Sept 1-Nov 30 ATV use only

88 4

Sum

93 95

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Creek Sparwood

3

m

B.C.

son

ALBERTA

k Eric

M.U. 4–23

map D38 Corbin Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Roads shown as open lines are open year round.

Mount Sabine

Elevational Contour

map D36 Mount Assiniboine Park No Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-25).

3

Roads Closed Apr 1 - June 15 Open All Year Closed All Year Closed Sept 1 - Nov 30

M.U. 4–25

SL72

. B.C a rt e Alb

1067

Land

Mt. Sturdee

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Fo

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Magog Height Lake. of Land

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na

Mago

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Kootenay

M.U. 4–23

Grave Cr.

map D34 Grave Prairie Motor Vehicle Closed Area (situated in MU 4-23). Roads shown as open lines are open year-round; roads shown as dashed lines are open May 15 to Sept 30.

McGillivray

54

Line Cr. No Shooting Area

a ert Alb C. B.

d

Valley Road

Line Creek No Shooting or Hunting Area

Elk River

. r Cr me ar

R oa Cr.

Lot 1

R Elk

Lower Elk Va lley R d.

map D32 Upper Elk Valley - Fording River Motor Vehicle M.U. Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Snowmobiles 4–23 allowed. Roads shown as open lines are open year-round. Big Weary Ridge Trail open July 1 to Aug 31 to ATV use only.

Grave Lake

Harmer

43

r ve Ri

Roads open all year

Horseshoe Ridge

CFI Logging Road

Mount Farquhar

M.U. 4–23

ng rdi Fo

Elkford

Mount Turnbull

ado Cr. Torn

Mt. Lyne

Fording Mtn.

C.P.R.

ret ta Hen

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L.8965

Line Cr. Mine Access Rd.

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f Lan d to igh

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Fording Rd

Mount Tuxford

C

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Bi ng ay

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Elkford . C.P.R ng River rdi Fo

C ree k

C re ek

Mount Forsythe

ta er lb C. B.

O'Neil Peak

NO SHOOTING AREA

r. arnock C Kilm Kilmarnock Cr. Access Rd.

Height of Land

map D33 Barnes Lake Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-23). Snowmobiles allowed.

kC r

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Big Weary RidgeTrail Al d Cr ridg . e

del B leas l Cr

Mount Minton

M.U. 4-23

Barnes Lake

NO SHOOTING OR HUNTING AREA

Posted Cutline

42

Mount Lancaster

Mount Marconi

6500 ft contour

NO SHOOTING AREA

FORDING RIVER

Road Closure Point

Bla c

Mount Abruzzi

Provincial Park

Riverside Mtn

r.

Rockies

Height of Land

Seismic Road

Line Cr.

Elk Lakes

of the

0

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Height

Upper Fording Henretta Recreational AccessTrail

UTM Coordinate 666670 E 5480740 N (NAD 27)

Ch au

E lk

te Koo

Canal Flats

map D39 Canal Flats Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 4-25).

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ND LA

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Cr .

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Fatigue Cr.

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Warspite Cr.

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L 9565 9566

L 9560 L 9010

Radium Hot Springs B.C. Hydro R/W

Blaeberry

L 10112

9009

Bl ae berr River y

Kootenay National Park

C La olu ke mb ia

W in de r

Lake Magog

Park Boundary 1 Co l

M.U. 4–34

93 95

map D49 Radium No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MUs 4-25 and 4-35).

M.U. 4–36

Kootenay

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Cerulean Lake

REGION 4

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L 9677

8207

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L 272

L 286

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map D47 Windermere No Shooting Area (situated in MU 4-25).

95

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map D48 Columbia Lake and River Wildlife Sanctuary (situated in MUs 4-25, 4-26) No Shooting, Hunting or Trapping Area.

River

b um

e

D.L.8

Windermere

Zone F M.U. 4–25

d In

L450

L. 108

Sulphu

Marshes, Sand and Gravel Bars

r.

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map D46 Mt. Assiniboine Park Mountain Sheep Limited Entry Hunting only Area (situated in MU 4-25). Note a portion of this zone is closed to hunting see Map D32.

bi Colum

93 95

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map D45 Fairmont No Shooting Area (situated in MU 4-25)

Includes all

Columbia River

Ve rd

Sim pson

map D44 Edgewater No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-35).

93 95

Banff National Park MONARCH

L. 9001

Invermere

map D42 Columbia Lake Motor Vehicle Closed Areas (situated in MU 4-25). Roads shown as open lines are open May 1 to Nov 30; roads shown as dashed lines are open year-round.

THE

Warspite Cr.

n ote Ko

Open May 1 to Nov 30

SL 11

Fairmont Creek

Canal Flats

Open year round

r.

93 95

M.U. 4–26

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Ski Hill

Blk P 3043

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SL19

SL 36

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M.U. 4–25

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map D43 Sunshine Meadows No Hunting Area (situated in MU 4-25).

SL9

95

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rta

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SL10

Edgewater

SL SL 118 119

Col

Creek

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Mount Assiniboine B .C . Provincial Park

Dutch

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Co

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Fairmont Hot Springs

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Banff National Park

Bench R

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Rock Isle Lake

Larix Lake

M.U. 4-35

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map D41Stoddart Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-25). Road shown as open lines is open year-round.

s We

Brewster Rock

pC

Howard

9562

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93 95

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5343

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93 95

Whitetail Lake

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Windermere

Ri ve r

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9199

Nicholson map D40 Co lu Columbia m b Parson ia Wetlands Wildlife Ri Management Area ve r (situated in MU 4-25). Closed to use of any Spillimacheen conveyance of any descripBrisco tion which is powered by a Edgewater motor which exceeds a rating of 10 horsepower (Boats operating on NAVIGABLE portions of the Radium Columbia River are exempt). Contact Hot Springs Cranbrook Ministry office for more inforWilmer mation. Invermere

Grizzly Lake

Dutch

IGHT HE

Golden

rk Bo Pa un dary

Fairmont Hot Springs

Kootenay National Park

Donald Station

er

Moberly Stn.

map D50 Bergenham and Moberly Marsh Wildlife Sanctuaries (situated in MU 4-36) No Shooting, Hunting or Trapping Areas.

1310 m

Hartley Pass Rd.

map D51 Sulphur Creek (MU 4-22). Between Sulphur Creek Bridge and the junction of Sulphur Creek Road and Hartley Pass Road, public access is prohibited beyond 3 m of either side of Sulphur Creek Road and up to 1310 m elevation level of either side of that road.

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map D54 Baynes Lake (MU 4-22). Public access by land or air is prohibited Apr 15 to June 30. Dogs REVELSTOKE must be leashed Apr 1 to 15 and July 1 to Aug 1. The boat launch and all portions of the sand peninsula south of the boat launch are open. o

map D56 Duncan - Lardeau Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 4-30). Highway 31 is open year round. re

Abandoned BC Southern Railway

Park

Cr. per Coo

960 Metre Contour

Creek

DD of 511 DL 6 13 2

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93 95

M.U. 4-14

Lang Cr

Hawke Rd

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412 West Cobham Ave., Cranbrook, BC V1C 6T3

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map D58 Lang and Holt Creek - Motor Vehicle Closure (situated in MU 4-34). The Holt Creek closure begins at approximately 4.8 km on Holt Creek Road. The Lang Creek closure begins at approximately 3.4 km on the Lang Creek Road. Riv

Fax: 426-2298

Narnes Cr. ing

95 93

Rive r

bia

On call 24hrs: 426-4243

Kick

lum

CERTIFIED

Koch Cr.

GOLDEN

Co

• Towing & Recovery • Lockouts • Boosts

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bia um

Glacier National Park

HORNE TOWING N VA

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Open to Snowmobiles Nov 30 to Apr 1

Co

map D55 Dog Creek - Motor Vehicle Hunting Closed Area (situated in MU 4-14). Closed Sept 1 to Nov 30.

Holt Cr

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US AN OC KO

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map D52 Dutch Creek-Findlay Flats Motor Vehicle Closed Area AMA (situated in MU 426). Roads shown as open lines are open yearround; roads shown as dashed lines are open May 1 to Nov 30.

Kootenay

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M.U. 4–26

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Kic

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8194

Kyte Rd.

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Spur Lake

M.U. 4–22

Kerr Rd.

Golden

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BC Hydo R/W Canadian Pacific Railway Roads open all year Roads open May 1 to Nov 30

93 95

ma

Dutch Cr.

Dutc

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Cree

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Roads Open Year Round Roads Open Sept 10 to Nov 30

map D59 Hoodos Motor Vehicle Closed Area (situated in MU 4-26).

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CARIBOO

Check website www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/news/ for in-season changes prior to your hunt.

REGION 5

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition.

major Regulation Changes for 2014 - 2016 1. Removal of antler restrictions for coastal mule deer seasons.

REPORT ALL POACHERS/ POLLUTERS (RAPP) Please see Notice on page 26 for details

BU

Smithers

STR

AIT

COMPULSORY INSPECTION CENTRES Port Hardy

BUTE

CI Location: Williams Lake

Powell Lake

CONSERVATION OFFICER SERVICE DISTRICT OFFICES Please call one of the numbers below for recorded information or to make an appointment: Bella Coola: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 982-2421 Quesnel:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 992-4212 100 Mile House: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 395-5511 Williams Lake: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 398-4569

Nanaimo

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Kamloops Lake KAMLOOPS

2-11 In 2011, 44 VHFRIVEradio and GPS collars were put R on caribou in the Itcha and Ilgachuz Mountains in Merritt Region 5, MU 5-12. Up to 20 collars were put on adult bulls. Hunters are asked not to shoot collared animals. GPS collars are light brown with a black battery pack at base; VHF collars are white. The purpose of this study is to gather information on bull and cow numbers, population Hope VANCOUVERhabitat use and caribou distribution on trends, the landscape in response to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. If found, please return to the Ministry office in Williams Lake (250-398-4530). R RIVE

ministry Regional Office, CAMPBELL RIVER Williams Lake (MU’s 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15): . . . . . . . . . . (250) 398-4530 Nanaimo (MU’s 5-7 to 5-11). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 751-3100

Cr Big

Bridg

2-13 INLET Qualfied Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations TOBA Port INLET listed below. Please see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for McNeill more information. www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/ci.html.

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For information on Wildlife Permits and Commercial Licences, please see page 63.

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REGIONAL BAG LImIts 4Deer: The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is 2, but only one may be a buck. Antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer are under Limited Entry Hunting only. The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 1. 4Wolf: The bag limit for wolf is 3, except in MU’s 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15 where there is no bag limit. 4Bobcat: The bag limit for bobcat is 1.

Cariboo

REGION 5

COmPuLsORy INsPECtION & REPORtING

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4In addition to those species requiring Compulsory Inspection or Compulsory Reporting provincially, all caribou taken in Region 5 must be Compulsory Inspected. See page 21 for requirements. fIREARms REstRICtED AREAs 4No Shooting Areas: note the Highway No Shooting Areas outlined in the No Hunting or Shooting Areas section on page 13. ☛ No Shooting Areas The discharge of firearms is prohibited in the following areas: ☛ 100 Mile House No Shooting Area (MU 5-2)- see Map E1. ☛ Rose Lake No Shooting Area (MU 5-2)see Map E2. ☛ Gibraltar Mines No Shooting Area (MU 5-2)- see Map E4. ☛ Reidemann Wildlife Sanctuary (Alkali Lake)(MU 5-2) - no hunting, trapping or discharge of firearms - see Map E5. ☛ Williams Lake and Williams Lake River No Shooting Area (MU 5-2)- see Map E3. ☛ Nekite River Spawning Channel (MU 5-7)- Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 100 m of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans spawning channel. ☛ Snootli Creek Park (MU 5-8) ☛ Ocean Falls No Shooting Area (MU 5-9)see Map E19. ☛ Stum Lake (MU 5-13) - Between Mar. 1 and Aug. 31, hunting, trapping and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within the Stum (Pelican) Lake Park. The area includes all of Stum Lake below the high water mark and all of the islands. ☛ Wells No Shooting Area (MU 5-15)- see Map E26. ✇ Quarter Mile Single Projectile (Firearm) Closed Areas The discharge of a firearm using a single projectile within 400 metres (1/4 mile) on either side of the road allowance is prohibited in the following areas. Use of firearms using shot permitted: ✇ Robertson Road and any side roads (MU 5-2) from its intersection with Hwy 97 at D.L. 61 (Cariboo Land District) north to its intersection with Hwy 97 at the village of McLeese Lake.

✇ Tatlayoko Road (MU 5-5) - either side of the mid-line south from Eagle Lake Road to its end. ✇ Horn-Bluff Lakes Road (MU 5-5) - see Map E13. ✇ Hwy 20 - Between Bella Coola and the westerly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park (MU 5-8) - see Map E17. ✇ West Fraser Road (MU 5-13)- south from the City of Quesnel limits to the intersection of this road and Grouse Road (located just north west of Rudy Johnson Bridge), see Map E21. ✇ Tibbles Road - see Map E18. ✇ West Fraser Road (MU 5-14) - see description under MU 5-13. See Map E21.

ACCEss mANAGEmENt AREAs 4Approximately one million hectares of Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou recovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmobile closure maps with boundaries, legal access trails, prohibited dates, and identified riding areas are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for most road and vehicle restrictions. These signs are for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunter’s responsibility to recognize closures whether a sign is in place or not. 4 symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following regional MUs (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12): ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round in these areas unless otherwise indicated. ▲ Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed

Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport equipment, firearms and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting or to transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. ✘ ATVs and Snowmobile Closed Areas The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs (including motorcycles) is prohibited year round in these areas unless otherwise indicated. ■ ATVs and Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Areas The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs (including motorcycles) for the purpose of hunting, to transport

wildlife,to transport firearms or equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport a hunter to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. mu 5-2 ● Access to Mount Polley mine site is prohibited under the Mines and Trespass Acts. ▲ Moffat Lake-Spokin FSR (Project #796805) and any side roads. ★ Knife Creek Vehicle Restricted Area - see Map E6. mu 5-3 ■ From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ▲ Gaspard-West Churn Forest Service (3200) Road - restricted south of the junction of this road and Stobart Creek (bridge). ▲ Gaspard-Churn Creek Forest Service (2800) Road (including any side roads) restricted south of Kilometre 35 of this Road. ★ Churn Creek Protected Area - motor vehicles prohibited except on designated roads. Access for commercial purposes other than hunting is allowed. Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 see Map E7. ✘ Gaspard-Churn Creek except for commercial activities other than hunting; and snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 see Map E8. ★ Red Mountain & French Mountain motor vehicles prohibited above the 1920 m elevation. mu 5-4 ■ From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ▲ Groundhog FSR and any side roads, southerly from the 15.5 km point. ▲ Rocky Lake-5800 FSR and any side roads, westerly from the intersection of Rocky Lake-5800 FSR and Groundhog Creek. ▲ Battlement Ridge Mining Road - entire road, Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 only. ■ Taseko-Chilko ATV and Snowmobile Restricted Area. See Map E9. mu 5-5 ■ From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ▲ Valleau Creek - see Map E12. ★ Potato Mountain - Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to Mar. 31, except in Ts’il?os Park. See Map E11. mu 5-6 ■ From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. mu 5-8 ▲ Nusatsum-Noeick Forest Service Road and any side roads - southerly and westerly from Kilometre 15 to South Bentinck Arm.


CARIBOO

mu 5-12

▲ Upper Dean River Main Haul Road ▲

★ ■

★ ▲

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CARiBOO GENERAL OPEN SEASONS SPECiES

MANAGEMENT UNiT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

BAG LiMiT

5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-15 ★4 Point Bucks sept 1 - sept 9 ★4 Point Bucks sept 10 - sept 30 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 ★4 Point Bucks Nov 1 - Nov 10 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 ★4 Point Bucks Nov 21 - Nov 30 5-7 to 5-9 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 5-1 to 5-15 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 31 Bow Only Season 5-1 to 5-3, 5-7 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-14 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 Bow Only Season 5-1 to 5-6, 5-13 and 5-14 Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 10 Bow Only Season 5-8, 5-11▲ Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 24 ★ See Definitions section: Mule (Black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. The 4 point buck season in MUs 5-7, 5-8 and 5-9 are being reviewed and may be

muLE DEER (Black-tailed)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Cariboo

REGION 5

replaced by an any buck season. Please check website at www.env.gov.bc/fw/wildlife/hunting/news/, prior to hunting mule (black-tailed) deer in these MUs.

▲ A portion of 5-11 only. See Map E16. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 Youth Only Season* 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 Bow Only Season 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 Bow Only Season 5-1, 5-2, 5-13, 5-14 Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 10 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. BiGHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 5-2, 5-4★ Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 20 ★ See Map E10 MOUNTAiN GOAT *5-5 to 5-9, 5-11, 5-15 Sept 1 - Oct 31 * See Maps E11, E15, E24, E25. See LEH Synopsis for LEH goat only areas in MUs 5-5 & 5-6. Mountain goat populations are sensitive to harvest. Hunters are requested to select male mountain goat. CARiBOU 5-12 ★5 point Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 15 ★ See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. BLACK BEAR 5-1 to 5-10, 5-12 to 5-15 Sept 1 - Nov 30 5-1 to 5-10, 5-12 to 5-15 Apr 1 - June 30 5-11 Sept 10 - Nov 30 5-11 Apr 1 - May 31 WOLF 5-7, 5-8, 5-9 Apr 1 - June 15 5-7, 5-8, 5-9 Aug 1 - Mar 31 5-10, 5-11 Sept 1 - Mar 31 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-15 No Closed Season COYOTE 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 1 - Mar 31 LYNX 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Nov 15 - Feb 15 COUGAR 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Sept 10 - Apr 30 5-11 Nov 15 - Mar 31 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. BOBCAT 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Dec 1 - Dec 31 SNOWSHOE HARE 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Aug 1 - Apr 30 COLUMBiAN GROUND SQUiRREL 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 No Closed Season The open season for Columbian Ground Squirrel is restricted to private land only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land. GROUSE: SOOTY/DUSKY (Blue), RUFFED & SPRUCE 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 10 - Nov 30 For Sooty/Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10; the aggregate possession limit is 30. SHARP-TAiLED GROUSE 5-2 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-14 Sept 10 - Nov 30 See closed areas in MUs 5-3 and 5-14, Maps E8 and E27. PTARMiGAN 5-3 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-12, 5-15 Sept 1 - Nov 1 CHUKAR PARTRiDGE 5-3 Sept 10 - Nov 20 RAVEN 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Mar 1 - Mar 31 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Apr 1 - May 31 Hunting of raven is limited to private land only. COOTS,COMMON SNiPE 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 15 - Dec 25 DUCKS 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 15 - Dec 25 Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S, 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 15 - Dec 25 GEESE: WHiTE-FRONTED 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 15 - Dec 25 GEESE: CANADA & CACKLiNG 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 15 - Dec 25 WATERFOWLER HERiTAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DUCKS and GEESE 5-1 to 5-15 Sept 13, 2014 - Sept 14, 2014 ★ Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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Sept 12, 2015 - Sept 13, 2015

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 NBL NBL 1 2 2 1 10 (daily) NBL 10 (30) 5 (10) 5 (15) 5 (15) 5 5 10 each (30 each) 8 (24) 5 (15) 5 (15) 10 (30)


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WHITE PELICAN PARK

Snowmobile Trails Open Dec 15 - Apr 30 Blackwater Trail Open open to Snowmobiles All Winter Snowmobile Trails Open Dec 15 - Apr 30, open to ATV’s in August

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WILDLIFE PERMTS & COMMERCIAL LICENCES Since 2004, the Ministry’s Permit and Authorizations Service Bureau was the central bureau to process fish, wildlife, and park use permits. The Permit and Authorizations Service Bureau will no longer be providing this service. Effective April 1, 2014, FrontCounter BC wil;l begin processing fish, wildlife, and park use permit appliations through their 29 regional offices. As FrontCounter BC staff already assist clients and process a number of natural resource applications, the addition of fish, wildlife, and park use permits fits with the scope of FrontCounter BC services and further enhances services.

Hunting licences continue to be available through retailers. FrontCounter BC office locations and contact information can be found on the FrontCounter BC website at www.FrontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca by clidking on the ‘where’ button. Clients can also contact the FrontCounter BC Contact Center with enquiries by calling 1-877855-3222.. FCounter BC offices are located in 100 Mile House, Burns Lake, Campbell River, Castlegar, Chilliwack, Clearwater, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St. James, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Mackenzie, Merritt, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Port McNeill, Powell River, Prince George, Haida Gwaii, Quesnel, Revelstoke, Smithers, Squamish, Surrey, Terrace, Vanderhoof, Vernon, and Williams Lake.

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NOTICE TO BEAR HUNTERS

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Appear to be “all legs”. Frequently look over shoulder or turn around. More streamlined, pointed head. Ears look larger and closer together. Neck appears longer and thinner. Ears-to-nose lines form a skinny triangle

4. Be aware there is no open season on white (Kermode) or blue (Glacier) colour phases of the black bear. 5. Contact the nearest Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office immediately for important information if you shoot an ear-tagged or radio collared bear. See Ear Tags and Collars section, page 14.

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In order to ensure the sustainability of bear hunting, bear hunters are requested to: 1. Be patient. Don’t shoot the moment you see a bear! 2. Observe carefully and select an adult, male bear, especially a male grizzly bear.. Bears can look deceptively large. Adult males have larger home ranges and will tend to be encountered less frequently than females and younger males. 3. Be aware that there is no open season on any bear (grizzly bear or black bear) less than two years old or any bear in its company (e.g., the sow). Take the time to ensure that cubs are not nearby.

REGION 5

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resurce Operations is committed to integrating natural resource sector services and improving citizen’s access to government services. Part of that improvement is to streamline permitting processing, decrease turnaround times, and eliminate red tape. Moving the fish, wildlife, and park use permitting to the 29 FrontCounter BC

office provides an effecient 1 window approach that will hellp prevent permit backlogs in the future.

All grizzly bear hunting is under Limited Entry Hunting (LEH). see LEH synopsis for more information and an article on how to identify black bears and grizzly bears.

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REGIONAL BAG LImIts 4Deer: The bag limit and possession limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is 2, of which only one may be antlered and only one may be antlerless, except in MUs 6-12 and 6-13, where the bag limit is 15 and possession limit is 5. The bag limit and possession limit for white-tailed deer is two, only one of which may be a buck, and one of which may be antlerless. Cougar: The bag limit for cougar is 1. Black Bear: The bag limit for black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 is 1 per licence year.

VEHICLE REstRICtIONs

NOtICE tO HuNtERs

NOtICE tO BLACK BEAR HuNtERs

4There is no open season for black bears in those portions of MU 6-3, being Gribbell Island, Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy on Princess Royal Island, or the Whalen Estuary and all lands within 1 km of the Estuary on Princess Royal Island.

NOtICE tO mOOsE HuNtERs

4A series of rut closures are in place along various rights of way as set out below: 1.There is no open season for moose during the period Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 within 400 metres of: ● Highway 51 from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek. ● Highway 37 from the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 37A to the Yukon border. ● the road locally known as Blue River Road, east from Highway 37 to the Blue River Indian Reserve #2 (MU 6-23). See Map F33. ● the trail locally known as One Ace Mountain Road, west from Highway 37 to One Ace Mountain (MU 6-24). See Map F33. ● the road locally known as McDame Road, southeasterly from Highway 37 near Good Hope Lake to Atan Lake (MU6-23). See Map F33. ● Twenty Mile Road (east of the Hyland River), south from the Alaska Highway to the Liard River (MU 6-23). See Map F36. ● the road locally known as Midway Mine/ Silvertip Rd, south from the Yukon border to the mine site (MU 6-24) See Map F33. ● that portion of the Alaska Highway in MU 6-25 See Map F43. ● the road locally known as the Smart River Road, north from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon border (MU 6-25). See Map F43. ● the road locally known as Logjam Creek Road, north from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon border (MU 6-25). See Map F43. ● Highway 7 from the Yukon border to Atlin (MU 6-25). ● the road locally known as Surprise Lake Road or Discovery Avenue from Highway 7 to Surprise Lake (MU 6-25). See Map F37. ● the road locally known as Bull Creek/Blue Canyon Road/ Spruce Creek road to the junction with Bull Creek (MU 6-25). See Map F39. ● the road locally known as Warm Bay/ O’Donnell Road (MU 6-25). See Map F40. ● the road and trail locally known as Gladys Lake / Rufner / 4th of July Creek road from Highway 7 to Gladys Lake (MU 6-25). See Map F41.

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4Hunters may encounter locked gates that prevent access to certain areas. Most gates have been erected legally as part of local planning processes. Hunters should check with local government ministries and/or logging companies on gate locations or other restrictions. 4First Nations wish to urge hunters to use caution and respect when hunting in traditional territories in the Skeena Region. Please watch for local residents and leave your campsites clean. 4Mule deer hunters are strongly encouraged to submit a front incisor tooth (including the root) and a photograph of the antlers to any Skeena Ministry office [Regional office: 3726 Alfred Avenue, Smithers (drop off tooth - please do not mail)]. A lack of harvest data increases the risk that mule deer seasons will become more restrictive. 4The Nisga’a Government wishes to urge hunters to use caution when hunting in the Nass Valley, because there may be a large number of people picking mushrooms during the hunting season. 4Access to the Endako Mines and Huckleberry Mines Sites (MU 6-4) is prohibited under the Mines and Trespass Acts. 4Hunters should check regional maps for No Shooting and No Hunting Areas that might apply in areas they wish to hunt (pgs 67 - 71). Hunters should note closures in the No Shooting and No Hunting Areas section on page 13. 4Hunters should be aware that the discharge of a firearm is prohibited within 400 metres of either side of the road allowance of Granisle Highway (Hwy 118) between Topley and Granisle (MU 6-8). 4 The hunting of all wildlife is .prohibited within 2 km of either side of the Muddy Lake/ Golden Bear Access Rd (MUs 6-22, 6-26).

4White and blue (Glacier) colour phases of the black bear are closed to hunting. Note that these animals are rarely pure in colour and are usually somewhat dirty. Hunters should pass up any very light-coloured black bear. 4Lucy Island (in the vicinity of Langara Island, Queen Charlotte Islands) is a Wildlife Sanctuary and hunting, trapping and the discharge of firearms are prohibited (MU 6-13). 4Please avoid shooting collared wildlife. See page14.

REGION 6

▼ Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Areas: ▼ The use of snowmobiles to hunt wildlife is prohibited in MUs 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-8, 6-9, 6-15 and 6-30 year round. 4Snowmobiles may be used as transport vehicles while hunting wildlife, transporting wildlife, transporting equipment or supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport hunters to or from the location of wildlife in MUs 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-7, 6-10 to 6-14 and 6-16 to 6-29. 4The use of snowmobiles is permitted to transport wildlife, transport equipment, firearms or supplies or transport hunter to and from the location of wildlife in MUs 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-8, 6-9, 6-15 and 6-30 from Dec 16 to Mar 31 only. ▲ Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport equipment, firearms and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting or to transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. ▲ Telkwa Mountain Area (See map F48) ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas during the time periods indicated: ★ Year round Motor Vehicle Closed Areas - The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round above 1400 m in elevation on Tsatia Mountain (MU 6-20), Klastline Plateau (MU 6-21), Level Mountain (MU 6-22, 6-26) and Gnat Pass on the east side of Hwy 37 (MU 6-19. This applies to both road and off-road areas. ★ Seasonal Motor Vehicle Closed Areas From May 1 to Nov 15, the operation of all motor vehicle is only allowed within 400 m on either side of the road/trail, or 10 m on either side of the road/trail as stated, when the road/trail is accessed from the point of commencement as described below: 4Jade/Boulder Mining Access Road (MU 6-19), commencing at the junction of that road and Hwy 37 to the height of land at Cariboo Pass that separates the watershed of the Turnagain River from the watershed of the Tanzilla River. 4Middle Range Road (MU 6-19), commencing at the junction with Jade/Boulder Road, to 400 m from the ends of the trail at N 58o 20’ 48.36” and W 129o 36’ 49.44”; N 58o 19’ 5.90” and W 129o 37’ 18.84”; and N 58o 19’ 27.42” and W 129o 42’ 28.74”.

4Goldpan Road (MU 6-23), commencing at the junction with Hwy 37, to where it crosses Little Eagle River. 4Adsit Lake Road (MU 6-24), commencing at N 58o 48’ 12.36” and W 130o 8’ 56.21”, to a point 400 m beyond the end of both roads, and including the road leading to Porcupine Lake. 4Hot Lakes Road (MU 6-24), commencing at Highway 37 to N 59o 29’ 1.8” and W 129o 38’ 3.6” (start of alpine), then within 10 metres of either side to 10 metres from the end of the trail at N 59o 30’ 13.5” and W 129o 32’ 12.0”. 4Cassiar Townsite/Quartzrock Creek Access Trail (MU 6-24), commencing at the junction of Quartzrock Creek Road and Highway 37 to N 59o 22’ 37.53” and W 129o 42’ 37.97” (height of land), then within 10 metres of either side of the trail and side trails to 10 metres from the end at N 59o 19’ 34.74” and W 129o 50’ 25.75”. 4Midway Mine Access Trail (Mu 6-24), commencing at N 59o 55’ 39.96” and W 130o 26’ 13.44” to 400 metres from its end at a point 5 km north of the Little Rancheria River: See Map F31. 4One Ace mountain mining Access Road (MU 6-24), commencing near the junction with Highway 37 at N 59o 52’ 49.51” and W 129o 10’ 13.0” to 400 metres from the end of the trail and side trails at N 59o 48’ 37.55” and W 129o 36’ 53.89”; at N 59o 50’ 5.76” and W 129o 37’ 56.09”; and N 59o 55’ 35.54” and W 129o 32’ 13.82”.

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 6 2. There is no open season for moose during the period Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, within 400 m. of the shore of and over that portion of Teslin Lake south of the north end of Shaman Island (also known as Burial Island), and including Shaman Island. (MU 6-25). See Map F38.

NAtIONAL PARKs 4Hunting is prohibited in all National Parks this includes Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.

BC PARKs

4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

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▼6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point Bucks★ 6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Bucks ▼6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30 Bucks 6-7 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point Bucks★ 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-6 4 Point Bucks★ 6-12, 6-13 Bucks 6-12, 6-13 Antlerless Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Bow Only Season 6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Bucks Bow Only Season 6-7 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point Bucks★ Bow Only Season 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Antlerless ▼ See Notice to Hunters, page 65, regarding request for harvest data. ★ See Definitions section: Mule (Black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. ◆ The possession limit for deer in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 is 5 - see Deer Licences section. See Notice to Hunters, page 65. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Youth Only Season* 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Bow Only Season 6-3, 6-7 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Either Sex * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. MOOSE ▲6-1 to 6-11, 6-15▲ , 6-30▲ Bulls ▲▼6-17 to 6-19, 6-20★★, 6-21 to 6-29 Bulls* ★6-20* Bulls Bow Only Season ▲6-1, 6-2 to 6-11, 6-15▲, 6-30▲ Bulls Bow Only Season ▲6-1, 6-2 to 6-11, 6-15▲, 6-30▲ Bulls Bow Only Season ▲6-1, 6-2 to 6-11, 6-15▲, 6-30▲ Bulls muLE DEER (Black-tailed)

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▲ Hunters Note: Parts of Several MUs have special regulations, are closed to Moose hunting or are open by LEH authorization only. See Maps F1, F2, F7, and F23. ▼ Parts of several MUs are closed to hunting of moose during the period Sept 25 to Oct 10. See Notice to Moose Hunters pg 65. See Maps F23, F33, F36 to F43. ★ This season applies only to a portion of MU 6-20. See Map F26A. ★★ This season applies only to that portion of 6-20 outside the shaded area on map F26A. * Compulsory Inspection of Moose taken in MUs 6-19, 6-20, 6-22 to 6-25 and the Nass Wildlife Area (NWA). See map F47 for NWA. See Compulsory Inspection page 21 for parts required. ELK 6-13 Bulls Sept 15 - Nov 15 Bow Only Season 6-13 Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 14 THiNHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 6-17, ▲6-18 to 6-26, ★6-27 Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 ★ A portion of 6-27 only. See Map F32. ▲ Parts of several MUs are open by LEH authorization only. See Maps F24, F28, F29, F32 and F45

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▲6-7, 6-17 to 6-30 Aug 1 - Oct 15 1 ▲6-3, 6-11, 6-14 to ★6-16, ★★6-9, +6-4 Aug 1 - Nov 15 1 *6-14 Aug 1 - Feb 28 1 See special area maps F12 and F28. Special Bow Only Season - see Map F5. ▲ Parts of several MUs have special regulations or are open by LEH authorization only. See Maps F12, F19, F22, F25, F26, F28, F29, F30, F34, F35, and F45. ★ Portion of 6-16 closed. See Map F22 ★★ Part of MU 6-9 only, see map F47 + Part of MU 6-4 only see map F47 * Part of MU 6-14 only see map F19 CARiBOU *6-17 to * 6-20, *6-22 to 6-27 ★5 point Bulls Aug 15 - Oct 15 1 Compulsory Inspection is required, see Compulsory Inspection page 21 for parts required. ★ See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. * See special area maps. Parts of MUs 6-19, 6-20, 6-25 and 6-26 are open by LEH authorization only. See Maps F24 and F44 BLACK BEAR 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Aug 15 - Nov 30 2 ▲*6-1 to 6-30 Apr 1 - June 30 2★ *6-12, 6-13 Sept 1 - Nov 30 1★ ▲ Parts of MU 6-3 (Gribbell Island, Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy, the Whalen Estuary and all lands within1 km of the estuary) are closed to black bear hunting. * The black bear season in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 will close 72 hours after the regional manager has published that during the current licence year the total number of black bears killed in these MUs has reached 4. Compulsory inspection is required for black bears killed in MUs 6-12 and 6-13, see page 21 for details. ★ The bag limit for black bears in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 is 1 per licence year. ★ Aug 1 – June 15 3 WOLF 6-1 to 6-30 ★ In that portion of MUs 6-1 and 6-2 being Tweedsmuir Park, the open season for wolf is Sept 1 - Mar 31 COUGAR 6-1 to 6-11 Sept 10 - Apr 30 1 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. The cougar season will close 72 hours after the regional manager has published that during the current licence year the total number of female cougars killed in these MUs has reached 5. COYOTE 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Mar 31 10 WOLVERiNE 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Sept 15 - Feb 28 1 LYNX 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-15 to 6-30 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 RACCOON 6-12, 6-13 No Closed Season NBL SNOWSHOE HARE 6-1 to 6-30 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) GROUSE: SOOTY/DUSKY (Blue), RUFFED & SPRUCE 6-1 to 6-30 Sept 10 - Nov 15 10 (30) Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 9 10 (30) For Sooty/Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10; the aggregate possession limit is 30. PTARMiGAN 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Aug 15 - Feb 28 10 (30) 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 COOTS,COMMON SNiPE 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 5; Sept 8 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 4; Sept 7 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 5; Sept 8 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 4; Sept 7 - Nov 30 8 (24) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016 8 (24) Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 5; Sept 8 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 4; Sept 7 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016 5 (15) GEESE: WHiTE-FRONTED 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 5; Sept 8 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 4; Sept 7 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA and CACKLiNG 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 5; Sept 8 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 4; Sept 7 - Nov 30 10 (30) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2014 - Jan 13, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016 10 (30) WATERFOWLER HERiTAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DUCKS and GEESE 6-1 to 6-30 Sept 6, 2014 - Sept 7, 2014 Sept 5, 2015 - Sept 6, 2015 ★ ★ Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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map f15 Houston Community Forest No Shooting Area (situated in MU 6-9). BC YUKON AIR SERVICE LTD.

BC Yukon Air Service Ltd. Box 99 Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0

Phone: (250) 771-3232 Email: bcyukonair@hotmail.com

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map f14 Naikoon Park No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 6-13). The 50 metre strips along the banks of the Tlell River are open for Firearms Using Shot Only as indicated on map (closed along Hwy).

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map f18 Queen Charlotte City No Shooting Area (situated in MU 6-13).

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map f28 Todagin Mountain No Shooting/Archery only Area and Mountain Goat Closed Area (situated in MU 6-20). See page 65 for mining access road restrictions.

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REGIONAL BAG LImIts 4Deer: The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) deer in Region 7A is one. The bag limit for white-tailed deer in Region 7A is two, only one of which may be a buck, and one of which may be antlerless.

4Grouse: The regional daily aggregate bag limit for grouse: blue (dusky), spruce (Franklin), ruffed) is 10. The regional daily bag limit for ptarmigan is 10.

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4Approximately one million hectares of Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou recovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmobile closure maps with boundaries, legal access trails, prohibited dates, and identified riding areas are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Vanderhoof Access Management Plan is available at www.ilmb.gov.bc.ca/slrp/ lrmp/princegeorge/vanderhf/plan/project. html 4There are a number of restrictions and prohibitions in this Region. See definitions of “motor vehicle”, “ATV” and “snowmobile” in Definitions section. 4Information signs may be posted at the points of closure for road and vehicle restrictions. These signs are for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunters’ responsibility to recognize closures whether a sign is in place or not. 4 symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following regional MUs (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12 and regional maps): ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas.

mus 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-39 ▼ from Mar. 31 to Nov. 30. mu 7-3 and 7-17 ▲ Morkill Forest Road above its crossing of Fraser River during the periods April 15 to June 15 and August 15 to November 30. mus 7-7 to 7-15 ◆ 4:30 am to 8:00am from Aug. 15 - 31 ◆ 5:30 am to 9:00am from Sept. 1 - 30 ◆ 6:30 am to 10:00am from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15 mu 7-18 ▼ access road to Kakwa Recreation Area due north of Buchanan Creek (MU 7-18) mus 7-38, 7-39, 7-40 ◆ the entire area of MUs 7-38, 7-39 ★ Finlay area (MUs 7-38, 7-39, 7-40) above 1450 m elevation. Authorized trappers exempt from restriction. Other commercial vehicles allowed, provided they

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4Hunters, while returning from hunting, are required to keep the antlers of a bull moose taken in the Omineca sub-region, and the species licence under which the moose was taken together and available for inspection by an officer of MoE. 4A few white moose have been noticed in MU 7-13. Hunters are requested not to shoot a white moose due to their uniqueness and viewing value to all people who enjoy wildlife.

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4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

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REGION 7a

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▲ Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport equipment, firearms and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting or to transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. ◆ ATVs for Hunting Closed Areas The operation of ATVs (including motorcycles) for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport firearms or equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport hunters to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. ▼ Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Areas: The operation of snowmobiles for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport firearms or equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas.

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7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 20 1 ★4 Point Bucks Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 19 1 ★4 Point Bucks Oct 20 - Nov 15 1 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 7-2 to 7-11, 7-15, 7-26 ★4 Point Bucks Nov 21 - Nov 30 1 Youth Only Season* 7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Antlerless Sept 10 - Nov 20 1 Youth Only Season* 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 Antlerless Oct 1 - Oct 19 1 Youth Bow Only Season* 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Antlerless Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ★ See Definitions section: Mule (black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-10, 7-12, 7-13, 7-15, 7-17 Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 1 Youth Only Season* 7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-10, 7-12, 7-13, 7-15, 7-17 Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 Youth Only Season* 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 1 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. MOOSE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 ★Spike-fork Bulls Sept 10 - Nov 5 1 7-16, 7-23 +Calves Oct 1 - Oct 25 1 7-37, 7-39 to 7-41 ★Spike-fork Bulls Aug 15 - Nov 5 1 Youth/Senior Only Season* 7-2 to 7-15, 7-17, 7-18, 7-24 to 7-30, 7-38 +Calves Oct 10 - Oct 19 1 Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-15 ★Spike-fork Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ★ See Definitions section: Moose. Note: for all bull moose taken in Region 7, the antlers must accompany the species licence. + Open only for calf moose. Lower jaw with incisor teeth must accompany species licence. * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older.. ELK 7-37, 7-41 ★6 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Oct 31 1 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40 ★6 Point Bulls Sept 10 - Oct 9 1 Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40 ★6 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ★ See Definitions section: Elk. Antlers must accompany the species licence. BiGHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 7-18 Full Curl Bighorn Rams Aug 15 - Sept 30 1 THiNHORN MTN SHEEP 7-37, 7-39 to 7-41 Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 1 Tatlatui Park in MU 7-39 closed to mountain sheep hunting. MOUNTAiN GOAT 7-3 to 7-5, 7-17, 7-18, 7-27 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Aug 15 - Oct 15 1 MUs 7-3, 7-4 (see Map G8). See special area maps. Mountain goat are sensitive to harvest. Hunters are requested to select male mountain goat when hunting. CARiBOU *7-37 to 7-41 ★5 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Oct 15 1 * See special area maps. ★ See Definitions section: Caribou. BLACK BEAR 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Aug 15 - Nov 15 2 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Apr 1 - June 30 2 WOLF 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Aug 1 - June 15 NBL COUGAR 7-2 to 7-8, 7-16 to 7-18, 7-23 Sept 10 - Mar 31 2 7-9 to 7-15, 7-24, 7-25 Sept 10 - Mar 31 1 Hunters are reminded that all cougars must be compulsory inspected. Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. COYOTE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Mar 31 NBL WOLVERiNE 7-3, 7-17, 7-18, 7-37 to 7-41 Oct 15 - Jan 15 1 LYNX 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Nov 1 - Feb 15 1 SNOWSHOE HARE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) COLUMBiAN GROUND SQUiRREL 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 No Closed Season NBL The open season for Columbian Ground Squirrel is restricted to private land only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land. DUSKY (Blue) GROUSE 7-2 to 7-7, 7-17, 7-18, 7-23, 7-27, 7-28, 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Nov 15 10 (30) The daily aggregate bag limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 10; the aggregate possession limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 30. SPRUCE and RUFFED GROUSE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Nov 15 10 (30) The daily aggregate bag limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 10; the aggregate possession limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 30. PTARMiGAN 7-2 to 7-6, 7-17, 7-18, 7-23, 7-27 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Aug 15 - Feb 28 10 (30) 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 COOTS,COMMON SNiPE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 12; Sept 15 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 11; Sept 14 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 12; Sept 15 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 11; Sept 14 - Nov 30 8 (24) Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequins are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 12; Sept 15 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 11; Sept 14 - Nov 30 5 (15) GEESE: WHiTE-FRONTED 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 12; Sept 15 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 11; Sept 14 - Nov 30 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA and CACKLiNG 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 12; Sept 15 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 11; Sept 14 - Nov 30 10 (30) WATERFOWLER HERiTAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) ★ DUCKS and GEESE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 13, 2014 - Sept 14, 2014 Sept 12, 2015 - Sept 13, 2015 ★ Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details. muLE DEER (Black-tailed)

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4Please take note of the Highway No Shooting Areas outlined on page 13. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited on the west half of Lot 1323, Peace River District, in which Halfway Elementary School is located. See Map H20. 4The discharge of firearms using single projectiles is prohibited within 400 m (1/4 mile) of either side of: - Road 520 (Canyon Drive) between Hudson’s Hope and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, - Road 190 (Twelve Mile Road) between Road 520 and Dunlevy Creek. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily in the Dawson Creek Environmental Demonstration Area. See Map H6. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited within the Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Area. See Map H4. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited on Fort St. John’s sewage lagoons, that is the Northeast 1/4 of Section 19, Township 83, Range 18, West of the 6th Meridian; and Southwest 1/4 of Section 30, Township 83, Range 18, West of the 6th Meridian. 4There is no shooting or hunting within 200m of the high water mark of Radar Lake in the vicinity of the City of Dawson Creek. 4There is no shooting or hunting within Stone Mountain Park within 1 mile (1.6 km) of the Alaska Highway. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited in the Dokie subdivision in the vicinity of Chetwynd (MU 7-22 & 7-31). See Map H14.

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4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry

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REGION 7b

4There are a number of restrictions and prohibitions in this region. Note definitions of "Motor Vehicle", "ATV" and "Snowmobile" in Definitions section.

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▲4 Point Bucks Sept 10 - Oct 5 1 7-19, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43*, 7-48 to 7-52, 7-57, 7-58 7-20 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-35, 7-43** to 7-47, 7-54 ▲4 Point Bucks Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-47 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 Bag limit for mule deer bucks is o ne. * Restricted to western portion of MU 7-43 See May H26. ** Restricted to eastern portion of MU 7-43 See Map H27. ▲ See Definitions Section: Mule (Black-tailed Deer). The antlers must accompany the species licence. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32, 7-33, 7-34, 7-35*, 7-45*, 7-46* Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32, 7-33, 7-34, 7-35*, 7-45*, 7-46* Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 Youth Only Season★ Youth Only Season★ 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ★ Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. ▲ See Definitions Section: White-tailed Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. * Restricted to portions of M.U.s 7-20, 7-21, 7-35, 7-45 and 7-46. See Map H21 MOOSE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 ▲ Bulls Aug 15 - Aug 31 1 7-19, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 ▲ ★Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 ★Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 ★Bulls Oct 16 - Oct 31 1 Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 ★Bulls Oct 1 - Oct 15 1 ★ Open only for bull moose: (a) having no more than two points (tines) on one antler ("Spike-fork bull moose"), (b) having antlers with at least three points (tines) on one brow palm (“Tripalm bull moose") or (c) having at least one antler with a minimum of 10 points (tines), including the brow palm. See Definitions section: Moose. The antlers must accompany the species licence. ▲ Compulsory Inspection of moose harvested in MUs 7-50 to 7-54 is being considered, check www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/news prior to hunting in these MUs. ELK 7-42★★, 7-57 ▲6 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Oct 31 1 7-42★, 7-49, 7-50 ▲3 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Sept 9 1 7-42★, 7-49, 7-50 ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 10 - Oct 31 1 7-48, 7-51 to 7-54 ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 10 1 7-19, 7-20+, 7-21+, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-43**, 7-46+ ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-35, 7-43***, 7-44, 7-45, 7-46*, 7-58 ▲3 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-35, 7-43***, 7-44, 7-45, 7-46*, 7-58 Antlerless Sept 15 - Oct 31 1 7-42★, 7-50 Antlerless Aug 20 - Oct 31 1 Bow Only Season 7-50 ▲3 Point Bulls Sept 10 - Oct 31 1 ★ Restricted to northern portion of MU 7-42 * Restricted to portions of MUs 7-20, 7-21, and 7-46. See Map H21 ★★ Restricted to southern portion of MU 7-42 ** Restricted to western portion of MU 7-43 See Map H26. + These MUs only include those portions of MUs 7-20, 7-21, and 7-46 located *** Restricted to eastern portion of MU 7-43 See Map H27. outside the shaded portion of the MU. See Map H21. ▲ See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence.

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BiGHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 7-19 Full Curl Bighorn Rams Aug 15 - Sept 30 See special area Map H1. THiNHORN MOUNTAiN SHEEP 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-52, 7-54, 7-57 Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 See special area maps. MOUNTAiN GOAT ▲7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50, 7-51, 7-52, 7-54, 7-57 Aug 25 - Oct 15 ▲ See regional maps H16, H20, and H22 inclusive. Mountain goats are sensitive to harvest. Hunters are requested to select male mountain goat. CARiBOU 7-42, 7-50 to 7-54, ▲ 7-57 ★5 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Sept 30 Bow Only Season 7-58 ★5 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 30 ▲ Restricted to a portion of MU 7-57. See map H28. ★ See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. See Compulsory Inspection & Reporting Section page 21. BLACK BEAR 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Aug 15 - Nov 15 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Apr 1 - June 15 WOLF 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 ▼Aug 1 – Mar 31 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 ▼Apr 1 - June 15 ▼No closed season below 1100 m elevation. ▲ No bag limit for wolves is being considered, check www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/news prior to your hunt. COUGAR 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 10 - Mar 31 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: Cougar kitten. COYOTE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 ▼Sept 1 - Mar 31 ▼No closed season below 1100 m elevation. WOLVERiNE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-47 to 7-58 Oct 15 - Jan 15 LYNX 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Nov 15 - Feb 15 SNOWSHOE HARE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Aug 1 - Apr 30 DUSKY (Blue) GROUSE 7-21, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50 to 7-52, 7-54, 7-57, 7-58 Sept 1 - Nov 15 The daily aggregate bag limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 10; the aggregate possession limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 30. SPRUCE and RUFFED GROUSE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 1 - Nov 15 The daily aggregate bag limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 10; the aggregate possession limit for Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse combined is 30. SHARP-TAiLED GROUSE 7-20 to 7-22, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-49, 7-52 to 7-56, 7-58 Sept 1 - Nov 15

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REGION 8

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition. COMPULSORY INSPECTION CENTRES

Major Regulation Changes for 2014 - 2016 1. Shortening of the spike-fork bull moose season by two weeks. 2. Removal of moose hunting closures in Granby and Gladstone Parks. 3. Replacement of mule deer buck season with 4 point buck season 4. New bow only season for 6 point elk. R Bonaparte L e ADAMS art p LAKE na 5. Extended spring black bear seasons Bo R 6. Youth only grouse huntingVE RI opportunity 7. Simplification of the Garnet Fire Motor Vehicle Closed Areas.

Qualfied Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations listed below. Please see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for more information. www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/ci.html.

CI location: Penticton, Grand Forks, Vernon Ministry Regional Office, Penticton: . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 490-8200

CONSERVATION OFFICER SERVICE DISTRICT OFFICES Please call the number provided below for recorded information or to make an appointment: Grand Forks: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-356-2029 Kelowna: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-356-2029 Penticton: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAKE . . . . . . .1-877-356-2029 4-38 Vernon: 3-36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-356-2029 REVELSTOKE

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 8

BAG LImIts 4Deer: The aggregate bag limit for deer is 2. Both deer may be antlerless, but only one antlerless deer of each species may be taken. The bag limit for mule deer is 1. Antlerless mule deer are available only through LEH. The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, only one of which may be a buck, and one of which may be antlerless. 4Grouse: The daily aggregate bag limit for grouse: blue, (dusky) spruce (Franklin), and ruffed is 5. 4turkey:: The regional aggregate bag limit for turkey is 2. Only 1 turkey may be taken during each open season. ACCEss mANAGEmENt AREAs 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunter’s responsibility to recognize the closures whether a sign is in place or not. 4symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following regional areas (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12): ★ Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round in these areas unless otherwise indicated. ▲ Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas:The operation of all motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife, to transport equipment, firearms and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting or to transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas.

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★ The operation of all motor vehicles, excluding snowmobiles is prohibited in Region 8 above 1,700 metre elevation, except on existing roads and trails- See page 3 for definition of existing road or trail. ★ Crater Mountain Area (MU 8-3). See Map J21. ★ Placer Mountain to Border Lake area (MU 8-3, 8-4). See Map J21. ★ Garnet Valley (MU 8-8). See Map J22. ★ Osoyoos Oxbows except established roadways (MU 8-1). See Map J1. ★ Underdown Creek (MU 8-1). See Map J2. ▲ Lawless - Jacobson Lake FSR (MU 8-5) south of the point where it crosses Vuich Creek. ★ Skaha Lake Eastside (MU 8-9 ) - in that portion east of Skaha Lake described as Lot A & Lot B of Sublot 48, DL 2710, Plan 27801, SDYD, & Sublot 48, DL 2710, Plan 1189, SDYD. ▲ Garnet Fire area (MU 8-9). See Map J9. ★ Granby (MUs 8-14, 8-15). The area is closed 600 m north of the 5 km mark of Burrell-Young Lake FSR, 300 m north of 2 km mark on Arrow Neck FSR, east of the 22 km mark of Grano FSR, east of the 8 km mark on Arthurs Rd, and 500 m east of the 10 km mark on the Goatskin-Rendall FSR. Snowmobiles allowed Nov. 1 to May 31. See Map J12. ★ Galloping Hills (MU 8-15) from June 1 to October 31 except for the primary roads leading to Lightning Peak and Mt. Scaia. See Map J12.

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COmPuLsORy INsPECtION & REPORtING 4In addition to those species requiring Compulsory Inspection or Compulsory Reporting provincially, all elk taken in Region 8 must be Compulsory Inspected within 30 days of the date of kill. See page 21 for requirements.

NOtICE tO HuNtERs 4White-tailed jackrabbit, Nuttall’s cottontail, badger and other species are protected under the authority of the Wildlife Act (hunting is prohibited). 4No Shooting Areas: Hunters should note the Highway No Shooting Areas as outlined on page 13. Note also that the closures for Highway 3 between Manning Park and Princeton and for the Coquihalla Phase III (Okanagan Connector) Hwy 97C are No Shooting and No Hunting Closures.

BC PARKs 4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section for more information. 4Hunting is prohibited in some BC Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation Areas, and Conservancies) and is permitted in others during an open season and within specific time periods. Hunting is prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify that hunting in that area during that time is permitted. For more information on hunting regulations within BC Parks please phone your regional Ministry office or visit the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Branch website at www.env. gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/.

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★4point Bucks Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 ★4point Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 10 1 8-12 to 8-15 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 31 1 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 ★4 Point Bucks Nov 1 - Nov 10 1 Youth Season* 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 Youth Season* 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Nov 1 - Nov 10 1 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-11, 8-21, 8-22, 8-24 to 8-26 Bucks Nov 25 - Dec 10 1 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. ★ See Definitions section: Mule (Black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. WHiTE-TAiLED DEER 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 1 Youth Season* 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Youth Season* 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Either Sex Dec 1 - Dec 20 2 (1) * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. MOOSE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 ★Spike-fork Bulls Nov 1 - Nov 15 1 ★ See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence. ELK 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 10 – Oct 20 1 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 ▲6 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 ▲ See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence. Elk taken must be Compulsory Inspected. See Compulsory Reporting and Inspection section. BLACK BEAR 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 - Nov 30 *2 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Apr 1 - June 30 *2 ▲ 8-1 to 8-26 Aug 1- Aug 31 *2 * The bag limit for black bears is two per licence year (Apr. 1 - Mar. 31). ▲ 8-1 to 8-26 is restricted to private land only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners. WOLF 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Apr 1 - June 15 3 Sept 10 – Mar 31 COYOTE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 – June 30 NBL LYNX and BOBCAT 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov 15 - Feb 28 1 (of each) Compulsory reporting is required, see page 21 for details. Hunters are requested to avoid shooting lynx with collars. COUGAR 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 Pursuit Only 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov 15 - Mar 31 0 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: Cougar kitten. Hunters are requested to select a male cougar. Excessive harvest of female cougars may result in season closures. Persons participating in the Pursuit Only season must have a hunting licence, they may not carry a firearm, and it is an offence to kill a cougar during a Pursuit Only season. SKUNK, RACCOON 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 No Closed Season NBL SNOWSHOE HARE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) GROUSE: DUSKY (Blue), RUFFED, and SPRUCE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 10 - Nov 30 5 (15) Youth Season* 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 - Sept 9 5 (15) Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Dec 1 – Dec 10 5 (15) For Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 5; the aggregate possession limit is 15. * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. CHUKAR PARTRiDGE 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-9 Oct 1 - Nov 30 5 (15) GRAY (HUNGARiAN) PARTRiDGE 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-10, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Oct 1 - Nov 30 3 (9) PHEASANT 8-1 to 8-3, 8-8 to 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Cocks Oct 1 - Nov 30 2 (6) QUAiL 8-1 to 8-4, 8-7 to 8-11, 8-15, 8-21, 8-22, 8-26 Oct 1 - Nov 30 10 (30) TURKEY 8-1, 8-9, 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Bearded Apr 15 - May 15 1▼ 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Any Turkey Oct 1 - Oct 15 1▼ 8-1, 8-9 Any Turkey Oct 1 - Nov 30 1▼ ▼The aggregate regional bag limit is 2 and only one turkey may be taken during each open season. MOURNiNG DOVE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 - Sept 30 5 (15) COOTS, COMMON SNiPE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 12 - Dec 25 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 12 - Dec 25 8 (24) Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 12 - Dec 25 5 (15) GEESE: WHiTE FRONTED 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 12 - Dec 25 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA & CACKLiNG 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 20 – Nov 28 10 (30) 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Dec 20 – Jan 5 10 (30) 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Feb 21 - Mar 10 10 (30) WATERFOWLER HERiTAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) ★ DUCKS and GEESE 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 6, 2014 - Sept 7, 2014 Sept 5, 2015 - Sept 6, 2015 ★ Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details. muLE DEER (Black-tailed)

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TRAPPING REGulATIONS Major regulation Changes for 2014 - 2013 1. Liberalized black bear harvest by trappers and lynx trapping seasons in portions of the Skeena Region. 2. Under the Agreement on international Humane Trapping Standards the Belisle Super X 110 has been certified for weasel and muskrat, the Ouell certifiedfor muskrat, and the Woodstream Oneia Victor Conibear for otter.

BC’s fuR mANAGEmENt PROGRAm 4In British Columbia, some 3,500 trappers actively manage 17 furbearing animal species, following standards, legislation and regulations developed by Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. About half of the province’s trappers are Aboriginal. 4The Fur Management Program includes: ● The BC Trappers Association’s (BCTA) Continuing Trapper Education Program courses for new and experienced trappers. ● The “Furbearer Management Guidelines” available for muskrat, beaver, mink, marten, fisher, weasel, wolverine, otter, bobcat, lynx, fox, coyote, and wolf. These guidelines outline the role that trappers can play in the wise management of these species. The guidelines can be found on the FW&HM Branch website at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw

Regulating Harvest

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have been developed by considering a variety of criteria including pelt primeness, relative vulnerability of age and sex classes to harvesting, abundance and capture technology. 4The registered trapline system continues to be the primary system for setting harvest guidelines and managing furbearing animals. Harvest levels are guided by species management strategies, with furbearers being divided into three classes: Class 1 species - can be managed on individual traplines. This class includes beaver, fox, marten, mink, muskrat, raccoon, skunk, squirrel and weasel. Class 2 species - move between and among traplines and thus are not manageable on individual traplines. Harvests will be regulated regionally, in consultation with local trappers. This class includes lynx, bobcat, wolverine, fisher and otter. Class 3 species - also move between and among traplines, but generally are not vulnerable to over-trapping. This class includes the wolf and coyote. Trappers will be encouraged to trap these species, especially in areas of chronic animal damage control problems.

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egg trap - means a holding device set in a manner to capture a raccoon by a front paw. foot snare - means a snare that is designed to capture the animal for which it is set by the foot or leg. furbearing animal or furbearer - means any fox, beaver, marten, fisher, Canada lynx, bobcat, mink, muskrat, river otter, raccoon, skunk, squirrel (excluding ground squirrels), weasel, wolverine, wolf, coyote and black bear. killing snare - means a snare that is designed to capture the animal for which it is set by the neck. killing trap - means a trap or trapset that is designed to kill an animal. leghold trap - means a trap or device, other than a snare, which is set in such a way as to capture the animal for which it is set by the leg or foot. modified leghold trap - means a trap which has a minimum space of 5 mm between the jaws of the trap when in the closed position, or has manufactured pads of a rubber-like substance fastened to the trap jaws, or has lamination of the trap jaws to increase the surface area of the jaw face. trapping - means the act of setting or placing a trap in an operative condition or killing by the use of a firearm.

day following, unless using a firearm to kill a furbearing animal caught in a trap on a registered trapline.

trapping Near A Dwelling Or On Private Property 4It is an offence to trap within 200 m of a dwelling, unless you use: If trapping on land, a live box trap or egg trap, or If trapping on or in water, ● a Conibear trap not larger than size #330 or equivalent, or ● leghold traps not larger than size #2, or ● submarine traps. 4It is an offence to trap on private property without a trapping licence and the written permission of the property owner.

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GENERAL REGuLAtIONs & INfORmAtION Checking traps 4A holder of a licence, permit or other authorization to trap commits an offence unless that person examines the holding or non-killing traps he or she has set on a trapline at least once every 72 hours, the egg trap(s) he or she has set for raccoons at least once every 24 hours, and killing traps or killing snares that he or she has set on the trapline at least once every 14 days. 4A holder of a licence, permit or other authorization to trap on private property commits an offence unless that person examines the holding or non-killing traps he or she has set on private property at least once every 24 hours. 4It is an offence to trap a furbearing animal, and if the animal is alive when the trap is checked, fail to immediately release or kill the animal. 4Except as authorised by regulation, it is an offence to trap a furbearing animal, and if the animal is alive, to transport it to another area and release it without a permit.

use of firearms 4It is an offence to trap wildlife using a firearm from one hour after sunset on any day until one hour before sunrise on the

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THE AgREEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANE TRAPPINg STANDARDS On June 1, 1999, the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS, or the “Agreement”) came into effect. Signed by the Government of Canada, the European Community, and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Agreement serves to protect Canada’s access to the European fur market and thus protects the wild fur industry in Canada. The AIHTS sets performance thresholds on traps for specific species. Those traps that meet the performance thresholds are then eligible for certification. In order to comply with the Agreement, BC has made numerous regulatory changes and will make further regulatory changes to ensure that only certified traps will be legal for those species listed in the AIHTS. WHAt DOEs tHE AGREEmENt mEAN fOR BRItIsH COLumBIA’s tRAPPERs?

The Agreement applies to most furbearers trapped in BC, including beaver, bobcat, coyote, ermine, fisher, lynx, marten, muskrat, otter, raccoon and wolf for the following purposes: 1. for wildlife management purposes, including wildlife conflict control; 2. to obtain furs, skins or meat; 3. for conservation purposes. Since the 2007/2008 trapping season, a person using killing traps for beaver, fisher, marten, raccoon and muskrat and restraining traps for lynx has been required, by law, to use only species-specific traps included in BC’s trapping regulations which have been certified under the Agreement. See page 94 for the list of traps. As additional traps are tested and certified for these species they will be added to this list of legal traps – traps for these species are not legal until they have been added to BC’s regulations. If no certified trap is available for a given species after June 2007, current trap types and/ or models will be allowed for the given species until a reasonable number of traps have been certified through the aforementioned process. A sufficient number of kill traps for lynx, weasel and river otter have now been tested and certified for the Provinces and Territories to begin requiring the use of only certified traps for these species. For the 2015/16 trapping season, BC, along with all other Canadian Provinces and Territories intends to require, by law, that only traps certified under the AIHTS be used to kill trap lynx and weasel. Requirements that only certified traps be used to kill trap river otter are expected starting with the 2016/17 trapping season. Please consult the Ministry’s website at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/trapping/ or the Fur Institute of Canada website at www.fur.ca for a list of killing traps currently certified for lynx, weasel and river otter. Notice is being given now of these intended regulation changes to allow trappers sufficient time to acquire certified traps for these species. Since 1999, the Province of British Columbia has been moving towards meeting its obligations under the Agreement. The implementation of the Agreement allows trappers to continue to market their furs internationally, and will ensure Canada continues to play a leading role in the research, development and implementation of humane trapping methods to effectively manage our fur resource. For more information on the Agreement and to see an updated list of traps currently meeting the standards of the Agreement, please visit the Fur Institute of Canada’s website at www.fur.ca or contact the Ministry at 250-387-9771.

Removal of Edible Portions and Hide 4It is an offence to kill wildlife (with the exception of grizzly bear, cougar or a fur bearing animal other than a black bear) and fail to remove from the carcass the edible portions of the four quarters and loins to the person’s normal dwelling place or to a meat cutter or the owner or operator of a cold storage plant. A person who kills wildlife is exempted from the requirement to remove the edible portions if that person transfers possession of the wildlife to a recipient who complies with the requirement. Edible portions do not

include meat that has been damaged and made inedible by the method of taking. Of grizzly bear, cougar or a fur bearing animal other than a black bear, the hide must be removed to the person’s normal dwelling place or to a meat cutter, the owner or operator of a cold storage plant or to a taxidermist, tanner or a fur trader. A person who kills wildlife is exempted from the requirement to remove the hide if that person transfers possession of the wildlife to another person who complies with the requirement.

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4Trappers may pick up and transport any dead mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, black bear, or any wildlife listed in Schedules B or C (see the “What is Wildlife?” section for current schedules) if: (a) the wildlife is dead as a result of colliding with a motor vehicle, other than a motor vehicle operated by the trapper; (b) the meat of the wildlife is unfit for human consumption; (c) the carcass of the wildlife is to be used only (i) by the trapper, and (ii) as bait for traps set under the authority of the trapper’s licence or licence exemption; and (d) at the time of possession and transportation, the trapper has, on his or her person, the trapper’s current trapping licence or proof of the trapper’s licence exemption. 4Trappers who pick up road-kill wildlife for use as bait must, within 30 days of picking up the road kill, complete a “Trapper Road Kill Possession Report Form” (available at any regional office, Service BCs office, or on the Ministry website: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/ trapping and submit it to the address shown on the form.

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TRAPPING REGULATIONS

4Trappers must retain a copy of every completed Trapper Road Kill Possession Report Form for at least 2 years after the date of pick up of the road kill described on the form. 4For more information on this regulation, please contact the FW&HM Branch at 250-387-9771.

Bait for traplines

Trappers may keep the carcass of a Beaver, Coyote, Ermine, Fox, Marmot (except Vancouver Island Marmots), Mink, Mole, Muskrat, Prairie dog, River Otter, Squirrel (ground, flying, Douglas, red), or wildlife described in Schedules B or C (see the “What is Wildlife?” section for current schedules) trapped out of season if: (a) the wildlife carcass is to be used only by the trapper, and (i) as bait for traps set under the authority of the trapper's licence or licence exemption, and (b) at the time of possession and transport, the trapper has, on his or her person, (i) his or her current trapping licence or proof of licence exemption, and (ii) a permit issued under section 2 (c)(iii) of the Permit Regulation, BC Reg. 253/2000, permitting him or her to trap that wildlife during the closed season.

Collared, Implanted or Ear-tagged furbearing Animals 4Several furbearing animal research projects are under way within the province. Please report the harvest of any collared, implanted or ear-tagged animal and return collars or implants to the nearest Ministry regional office. Radio collars and implants are property of the Crown and must be returned.

trapline Cabins 4Trappers must register their trapline cabins that are on Crown Land. Cabin applications may take six months or more to process. Contact the Ministry regional office in the area of the trapline for more information. See below for more information on trapline cabins in parks.

Ecological Reserves, Provincial Parks, & Recreation Areas 4Trapping within ecological reserves is prohibited. 4Registered trapline tenure within Provincial Parks is subject to the provisions of the Park Act and its regulations. Trappers are required to obtain a Park or Resource Use Permit to trap that part of their trapline occurring within a Provincial Park or Recreation Area. This permit can be obtained from FrontCounter BC (see page 63). Trapline cabins in Provincial Parks and

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Recreation Areas also require authorization by a Park Use or a Resource Use Permit.

tRAPLINE REGIstRAtION usE & RELINQuIsHmENt

4It is an offence to set a trap for, hunt, kill, take or capture a furbearing animal in any area of the province unless you are the registered holder of the trapline for that area or are authorized by regulation or permit. 4Registration of a trapline on Crown Land may only be granted to a person 19 years of age or older who is a citizen of Canada or has the status of a permanent resident of Canada. 4No more than one trapline shall be registered to a person unless traplines are adjoining, and a fur management plan is approved by the Regional Manager. 4Registration of a trapline does not: ● give the holder of a trapline any proprietary rights in wildlife, or ● restrict the rights of another person to hunt or capture wildlife where authorized by regulation or permit. 4The boundaries of a trapline are defined by the Ministry Regional Manager. 4The relinquishment or transfer of a trapline must be approved by the Regional Manager. 4No person shall continue to hold a registered trapline unless he or she: ● carries on active trapping on his or her registered trapline to the satisfaction of the Regional Manager, or ● obtains permission from the Regional Manager to temporarily discontinue the use of his or her registered trapline for a period not exceeding two years, or ● uses or causes the use of his or her trapline by a licensed trapper or a person exempted from holding a licence. 4A person fails to use a trapline where, within a year, that person fails to take from the trapline furbearing animals of a value of $200, or 50 pelts, except where it is unreasonable for that value of animals or number of pelts to be taken from the trapline. 4The Province reserves the right to remove nuisance animals from Crown Land, whether or not the Crown Land in question is under a trapline registration.

OtHER REstRICtIONs AND INfORmAtION

4The Assigned Trapper Number (ATN) is required by the Fur Trader when accepting, exporting and selling fur. It is also required when paying fur royalties. Please remember to write your ATN on a slip of paper or letter when shipping your fur to a fur trader. This will prevent delays in getting your

furs to market and cash returns to you. Fur traders cannot ship or sell fur without recording your ATN. 4You are reminded that, under Sections 247 and 446 of the Criminal Code of Canada, it is an offence for anyone to wilfully cause, or permit to be caused, unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal or injury to a person. 4As approved humane traps become available, trapping regulations restricting or prohibiting the use of certain other traps in the capture of various animals will be brought into effect. Please see the notice on page 91. 4A person who knowingly damages or interferes with a lawfully-set trap commits an offence. 4It is an offence to have live wildlife in your personal possession except under a licence or permit or as provided by regulation. A trapping licence does NOT authorize the possession of live wildlife. 4Any raw fur or skin of a furbearing animal shipped out of the Province for commercial purposes must be accompanied by a an Export Permit. 4When trapping in areas near recreational areas or communities, trappers should evaluate whether lethal traps are necessary at the site. It is important to remember that the landscape is utilized by a number of different user groups and that the safety of non-target species is vital to good trapline management. Warning signs should be used to inform people of trapping activities.

COmPuLsORy REPORtING & INsPECtION

4In order to better record the harvest of furbearing animals, the FW&HM Branch requires that certain species be reported or submitted to a Ministry office. The information gathered is critical to the management of these populations, and trapper compliance is needed to ensure that seasons are properly set. Please review the following requirements and keep accurate records pertaining to them.

Compulsory Reporting

4Trappers must, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season, report the harvest of: ● fisher in all MUs when trapped in a fisher open season; ● wolverine in regions 3, 4, 5, 6,and 7; ● lynx in region 4 and 8; ● bobcat in MUs 1-14 and 1-15, and in regions 2, 4, and 8; and ● wolf in regions 1, 2, 4. 4Compulsory reporting forms are available at any Ministry regional office and www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/trapping.html. Reporting may be done by mail (to the address on the form), phone or in person.


TRAPPING REGULATIONS

When reporting, please give the following information: ● name, address and Assigned Trapper Number (top right corner of licence), ● location and date of kill, ● type of trap and set used, ● number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed, and ● the sex and age class of the animal.

COmPuLsORy INsPECtION & INCIDENtAL (ACCIDENtAL) tRAPPING

4Furbearers that are killed incidentally in areas with no open season must be compulsory inspected. Trappers must submit, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season, the carcass and pelt of: ● wolverine in regions 1, 2, and 8; ● fisher in all MUs when trapped outside a fisher open season; ● weasel in region 1 and MU’s 6-12 and 6-13, and a long-tailed weasel in MU’s 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-18 and 2-19; and ● lynx in MU’s 1-14 and 1-15 and region 2. 4Trappers must submit the entire carcass and pelt and provide the following information to the local Ministry regional office: ● name, address and Assigned Trapper Number (top right corner of licence), ● location and date of kill, ● type of trap and set used, and ● number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed. 4Animals submitted can not be reclaimed by the trapper and may be donated by the Province to the Trapper Education Program.

LICENCE AND REGIstRAtION fEEs 4Applications for trapping licences are available at Service BC offices, FrontCounter BC offices, or electronically from www. frontCounterBC.gov.bc.ca (See Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences article, page 63.) 4The fees payable for the issuance of the following licences are: 1. For a trapping licence issued to a citizen or permanent resident of Canada to trap furbearing animals (includes Habitat Conservation Trust Fund surcharge) One Year Licence . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00 Five Year Licence. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200.00 2. For a duplicate licence to a person who, upon satisfactory proof, shows that his/her licence has been lost or destroyed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 3. To transfer registered trapline rights to a person or group of persons . . . . . $50.00

4. For a fur trader’s licence. . . . . . . . $100.00 5. For a fur trader to trade from a place of business in another province . . . . $400.00 Note: Trapping licences shall be valid from the date of issuance to June 30.

fuR ROyALty REGuLAtIONs AND sCHEDuLE 4Royalty must be paid by a person to keep the pelt or skin of a furbearing animal (not raised in captivity) lawfully taken under their TRAPPING licence, unless that person sells the pelt or skin to a licensed fur trader. 4Royalty fee payments may be submitted by mail or courier with cheque (payable to The Minister of Finance), money order or credit card to any FrontCounter BC location (see Page 63). 4If the pelt or skin of a furbearing animal was lawfully taken under a person’s HUNTING licence, a royalty does not need to be paid, unless that person intends to offer the pelt or skin for sale.

2014 sCHEDuLE Of ROyALtIEs 4Royalty per pelt or skin: Beaver . . . . . $ .64 Muskrat . . . . .$0.19 Black Bear Bobcat . . . Coyote . . . Fisher . . . Fox . . . . . Lynx . . . . Marten . . Mink . . . .

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.$3.50 .$7.55 .$1.08 .$2.04 .$1.05 .$3.35 .$1.93 .$0.54

Otter . . . . Racoon . . Skunk . . . Squirrel . . Weasel . . . Wolf . . . . Wolverine .

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.$2.07 . $ .23 . $ .23 . $ .04 . $ .11 .$3.46 .$7.31

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tRAPPER EDuCAtION PROGRAm

4British Columbia is committed to regulating humane traps as they become available and ensuring that trappers are educated in the use of humane traps. All trappers have a responsibility to ensure they are trained and use the most humane traps available, that furbearing animals in their trapping areas are managed wisely, and pelts are handled professionally. 4It is an offence to trap unless you have completed a Trapper Education Program (TEP) approved by the Director of the FW&HM Branch. Approved TEP courses include those obtained in British Columbia since July 1, 1982; from Quebec since July 1,1988; and from the Yukon, Alberta and Ontario since July 1, 1989. 4In cooperation with the Ministry, the BC Trappers Association (BCTA) delivers TEP. 4TEP courses are 3 days in length.

4The cost of the TEP course is $390.00. 4The BC Trapper Education Manual is available from the BCTA (who produced and published it) at TEP courses for $35.00. 4Instructors are located around the Province. The demand for TEP courses continues to be high and the delivery of a course is subject to instructor availability. Plan in advance! 4If you are interested in TEP, please contact: BC Trappers Association PO Box 1063, Prince George, BC V2L 4V2 Phone: 250-962-5452, fax: 250-962-5462.

LEAst WEAsEL INfORmAtION WANtED

Least weasels are the smallest Carnivore in the world and also the one we know the “least” about. To get a better picture of where the species occurs in BC, wildlife biologists are interested in getting information from trappers about this species. You can tell least weasels apart from other weasels by their tails – usually <2” long with a few or no black hairs on the tip (much less than ermines or longtailed weasels). If you have caught or seen least weasels in the past 10 years, please call the Weasel Hotline at 1-888-223-4376 or email weasels@artemiswildlife.com and pass along this important information.

ImPORtANt NOtICE ABOut fIsHERs 4Fishers are blue-listed in BC, but trapping seasons are open in areas of the province that can support a harvest. All fishers trapped during an open season must be Compulsory Reported, and those incidentally trapped in areas or at times with no open season must be Compulsory Inspected (see Compulsory Reporting/Inspection requirements, page 92). Fisher populations will continue to be assessed as new data becomes available. Trappers are encouraged to help provide this data by ensuring all fishers taken are compulsory reported or inspected in a timely manner. 4Strategies to minimize incidental capture of fisher in marginal areas and to enhance populations are summarized below:

Harvest Reduction Efforts 4Modify marten boxes by making them longer and the entry hole ≤2¼” diameter

Population Enhancement 4Establish food sites for fishers by hanging carcasses in trees to reduce competition by other land predators. 4Finish marten trapping early in the season to reduce incidental capture of adult female fishers.incidental capture of adult female fisher.

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kILLINg TRAPS

(this list will be updated as additional traps are certified check www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw) SPECIES

CERTIfIEd TRAPS

BEAvER

B.M.I. 280 Body gripper B.M.I. 330 Body gripper Bélisle Classic 330 Bélisle Super X 280 Bélisle Super X 330 Bridger 330 Duke 330 LDL C280 LDL C280 Magnum LDL C330 LDL C330 Magnum

Rudy 280 Rudy 330 Sauvageau 1000-11F Sauvageau 2001-8 Sauvageau 2001-11 Sauvageau 2001-12 Species-Specific 330 Dislocator Half Magnum Species-Specific 440 Dislocator Half Magnum Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 280 Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 330

FISHER

Bélisle Super X 120 Bélisle Super X 160 Bélisle Super X 220 koro #2 LDL C160 Magnum LDL C220 Magnum

Rudy 120 Magnum Rudy 160 Plus Rudy 220 Plus Sauvageau 2001-5 Sauvageau 2001-6 Sauvageau 2001-7 Sauvageau 2001-8

MARTEN

B.M.I. 126 Magnum Body gripper Bélisle Super X 120 Bélisle Super X 160 koro #1 LDL B120 Magnum Northwoods 155

Rudy 120 Magnum Rudy 160 Plus Sauvageau C120 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-5 Sauvageau 2001-6

RACCOON

B.M.I. 160 Body gripper B.M.I. 220 Body gripper B.M.I. 280 Body gripper B.M.I. 280 Magnum Body gripper Bélisle Classic 220 Bélisle Super X 160 Bélisle Super X 220 Bélisle Super X 280 Bridger 160 Bridger 220 Duke 160 Duke 220 LDL C160 LDL C220

LDL C220 Magnum LDL C280 Magnum Northwoods 155 Rudy 160 Rudy 160 Plus Rudy 220 Rudy 220 Plus Sauvageau 2001-6 Sauvageau 2001-7 Sauvageau 2001-8 Species-Specific 220 Dislocator Half Magnum Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 160 Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 220 koro #2

MUSkRAT

B.M.I. 120 B.M.I. 120 Magnum B.M.I. 126 Magnum Bélisle Super X 120 Bridger 120 Duke 120 koro Muskrat Trap LDL B120 Magnum Ouell 4-11-180

Rudy 110 Rudy 120 Rudy 120 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-5 Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend” Sauvageau C120 Magnum Triple M Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 110 Woodstream Oneida victor Conibear 120

MUSkRAT

Any jaw type trap (body gripping or leghold) set as a submersion set that exerts clamping force on a muskrat and that maintains a muskrat underwater.

Underwater or on land

On land only

Underwater only

LEgHOLD RESTRAININg TRAPS

(this list will be updated as additional traps are certified check www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw) SPECIES LyNX

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CERTIfIEd TRAPS Bélisle Footsnare #6 Bélisle Sélectif Oneida victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 2 coil springs Oneida victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 4 coil springs Oneida victor #3 equipped with a minimum of 8 mm thick, non-offset steel jaws, 4 coil springs and an anchoring swivel centre mounted on a base plate


TRAPPING REGULATIONS

It’s Unlawful

X

Egg trap

Live Box trap

X5

Rifle, shotgun or Bow

Killing trap

X

X

foot snare

Leghold submerging

Beaver

modified Leghold

Killing snare

TRAPPINg METHODS

X

Black Bear*

X3,4

Bobcat

X

X

X

X

X

X

Coyote

X

X

X

X

X

X

fisher

X

5

X

X

fox

X

X

X

X

X

X

Lynx

X

X6

X

X

X

X

marten

X

5

X

X

X

mink

X

X

X

X

X

muskrat

X

X

2

5

X

X

X

Otter

X

X

X

X

X

Raccoon

X

5

X

X

X

skunk

X

X

X

X

squirrel

X

X

X

X

Weasel

X

X

X

X

Wolf

X

X

X

Wolverine

X

X

X

X

1

X

X

X

X3 X

“X” means that this is a legal trapping method in BC * black bear may not be trapped by placing bait or by using a dead animal or part of it as bait. 1 For solidly-fastened leghold traps designed to trap wolves, no more than 60 cm of chain between the trap and the point to which it is fastened may be used. 2 A minimum weight of 150 g must be securely attached to all muskrat submerging sets smaller than size #11/2 3 It is an offence to shoot/kill a black bear, or a wolf not caught in a trap or a snare, with a rifle using a rimfire cartridge, or with a shotgun with a bore size of less than 20 gauge, or using shells of shot size smaller than No. 1 Buck. 4 Refer to the Hunting Methods table, page 16, for firearm and archery requirements for black bear, the Bears section page 8, and the Important Notice for Bear Hunters page 63. 5 Only killing traps certified under the AIHTS may be used see list on page 94. 6 Only leghold restraining traps certified under the AIHTS may be used see page 94.

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You should know that it is unlawful to: 4Use a leghold trap which has teeth or other projections on the jaws of the trap. 4Use a killing snare on land, unless the snare is equipped with a locking device, or is designed to catch squirrels or hares, or is a mechanically-powered killing snare. 4Use a snare made of wire heavier than 20 gauge unless licenced or authorized to trap. 4Use a snare made of braided wire unless licenced or authorized to trap. 4Set spring poles or running poles unless they are equipped with a killing trap. 4Use a trap equipped with a spearing device. 4Use any Conibear trap larger than, but not including, #220 for land sets within any municipality in Region 2. 4Use a rat trap unless the bait and trigger are completely covered, with an opening not larger than 4.5 cm wide and 5 cm high. 4Trap with a rifle using a full metal jacketed non-expanding bullet, or a tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullet, or with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot shell. 4Use electronic or recorded calls for trapping furbearing animals other than for trapping wolf, coyote, bobcat or lynx. trappers should be aware of the restrictions described in the It’s unlawful section (page 14) and the Hunting methods and Restrictions sections (pages 16 to 18).

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2012 - 2014 PROViNCiAL TRAPPiNG SEASONS

Note: The following open seasons apply to the entire region unless specific Management Units (MUs) are stated.

SPECiES/REGiONS (MUs) SEASON DATES BEAVER Region 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 1 - Apr 30 Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Apr 30 Regions 6, 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31 BLACK BEAR Region 5 (except MUs 5-2, 5-15) and MUs 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - May 15 Region 3, 4, Region 7B, 8 and MUs 5-2, 5-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31

Region 6 (except MUs 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14), 7A . . . . . . . . . Sept 15 - May 31 Quota = 2 black bear in one year See the “Bears” and “It’s Unlawful” section for general regulations concerning bear parts.

BOBCAt Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15 - Feb 15 COyOtE Region 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 10 - Jun 15 Regions 3, 4✚, 5, 6, 7★, 8 and MUs 1-14, 1-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Mar 31

✚ In MU 4-1, open season is Dec 1 - Mar 31 if using a killing snare. In MU 4-1, it is illegal to place bait between Mar 31 - Dec 1of a kind/quantity that could reasonably be expected to attract a coyote to an area in which a killing snare is used. ★ There is no closed season for coyote in MUs 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 below 1100 m elevation.

fIsHER MUs 3-27 to 3-33, 3-38 to 3-41, 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15, 6-1 to 6-11, 6-19 to 6-27, 7-5 to 7-58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 15 See Compulsory Inspection & Reporting requirements, page 92

fOX Regions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and MUs 1-14, 1-15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Feb 28 Region 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Mar 31 LyNX Regions 3, 4, 5, 7B, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 15 - Feb 15 Regions 6, 7A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 1 - Feb 15

mARtEN Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 15 Regions 6, 7 (except MUs 7-49to 7-54) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 28 MUs 7-49 to 7-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Mar 15 mINK Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 (except MUs 7-49 to 7-54) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 1 - Feb 15 Region 2 and MUs 6-3, 6-11, 6-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 15 - Feb 15 Region 6 (except MUs 6-3, 6-11, 6-14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 1 - Feb 28 MUs 7-49 to 7-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Feb 15

SPECiES/REGiONS (MUs) SEASON DATES musKRAt Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Apr 30 Region 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15 - Feb 15 Regions 6, 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31 RACCOON Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (except MUs 6-12, 6-13), 7, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 1 - Mar 31 MUs 6-12, 6-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jan 1 - Dec 31 RIVER OttER Region 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 15 - Mar 31 MUs 2-2 to 2-5, 2-12 to 2-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 15 - Feb 28 MUs 2-6 to 2-11, 2-17 to 2-19 and Regions 3, 4, 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Apr 30 Regions 6, 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31 Region 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Apr 15 sKuNK MUs 1-14, 1-15 and Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Feb 28 sQuIRREL Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Mar 15 Regions 6, 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Mar 30 WEAsEL Regions 2✚, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 15 Regions 6 (except MUs 6-12, 6-13), 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 28 ✚ There is no open season on long-tailed weasel in MUs 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-18 & 2-19

WOLVERINE Regions 3, 4, 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Jan 31 Region 6, 7 (except MUs 6-3, 6-11, 6-14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 28 MUs 6-3, 6-11, 6-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 15 WOLf Region 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Jun 30 MUs 2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 10 - Jun 15 MUs 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33, 3-34 to 3-44 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Mar 31 Regions 4* ✚, 5◆, 6, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 15 - Mar 31 Region 7★ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - May 31 * There is no closed season on wolf in the East Kootenay Trench below 1100 m elevation. ✚ In MU 4-1, open season is Dec 1 - Mar 31 if using a killing snare. In MU 4-1, it is illegal to place bait between Mar 31 - Dec 1of a kind/quantity that could reasonably be expected to attract a wolf to an area in which a killing snare is used. ★ There is no closed season for wolf in MUs 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 below 1100 m elevation. ◆ There is no closed season for wolf in MUs 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-14, restricted to private land

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BAIT STATIONS AND SNARE-SET RECOMMENDATIONS Bait stations Bait stations are strategically placed baits used to attract animals, particularly wolves and coyotes, to locations where they can be trapped. They are often established a week or two prior to trapping at the site. Bait stations may alter bear behaviour by potentially delaying the onset of hibernation. Because of this, bait stations should only be set up after local bears have begun hibernating. You are reminded that it is illegal to hunt a bear by placing bait or using a dead animal or par of it as bait. snares Currently, killing snares may be used to trap all furbearers except Black Bear. Proper snaring techniques are important to master to trap these animals in a humane and efficient manner. When setting snares, please remember: 1. snares must be constructed from high quality material and be assembled with care, 2. the snare cable cannot be twisted when making the snare,

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3. snare cables and wires should not be re-used after the capture of an animal, 4. loop size and height of the loop off the ground are critical to the humane and effective operation of a snare. Large loops and snares set at improper heights have the potential to inhumanely trap both target and non-target species. This is especially true when trapping WOLVES, COYOTES, or FOXES. Do not set snares with excessively large loops, 5. record the locations of all your snares and be sure none are left out after the end of the trapping season, 6. snares set for wolves and coyotes should be set only after bears have begun hibernating and should be pulled prior to bears coming out of hibernation in the spring. The BC Trappers Association’s Trapper Education Manual describes guidelines for establishing bait stations, as well as for assembling and setting snares for various species. Please consult this publication to ensure you are following proper, humane snaring practices. Contact the BC Trappers Association at 1-250-962-5452 to obtain a copy of the manual.


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