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HUNTING&TRAPPING R EG U L AT I O N S S Y N O P S I S EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016 TO JUNE 30, 2018

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HUNTING AND TRAPPING SYNOPSIS 2016-2018

Table of Contents BEFORE YOUR HUNT Major Regulation Changes for 2016-2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hunter Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fish and Wildlife Identification Number. . . . . . . . 6 Open Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 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 and 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 Handling Game Meat Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Deer Bag Limits - Explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wildlife Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Online Services for Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Horncurl Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Wild Sheep and Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Badger Sighting Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Wanted: Bobcat and lynx trail camera photos . . . . . 56 Notice to Bear Hunters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 International Humane Trapping Standards . . . . . . . . . . . 91 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 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 Deer Identification Guide Hunting and Trapping Ethics Mountain Caribou Update Bear Identification Guide How to Extract an Incisor Tooth

For more information on the hunting and trapping regulations, call a Ministry Regional Office, Fish and Wildlife 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 2016-2018 hunting and trapping season! Hunting and trapping have a long history in British Columbia, and remain an important part of our culture and rural economies. There are some 3,500 active trappers in the province, while B.C.’s 100,000 resident hunters, along with guide outfitters, add some $350 million to the economy each year. The big news for hunters this year is the launch of www. gov.bc.ca/hunting, the new online hunting portal. The website makes it easy for hunters to access a range of e-services, including hunting licences and applications for limited entry hunting (LEH) draws. The portal gives hunters instant access to apply for their resident hunting credentials and the new Fish and Wildlife ID, which replaces the old hunter number. Meanwhile, the new online LEH system offers interactive maps and a simple interface that instantly gives hunters information on upcoming hunting opportunities across the province. Over time, the Province will add other e-services like licences, compulsory reporting forms, guide licences and reporting, and applications to accompany a non-resident hunter. The launch of the hunting portal follows up on a commitment I made in 2013. Moving hunting services online also acts on government’s commitment to reduce red tape for British Columbians and is part of transformation for government’s natural resource services under the natural resource permitting project. While the Province is always looking at new ways to improve services to hunters, we are keeping our focus on improving the way we manage wildlife and wildlife habitat. We’re listening to what hunters are telling us, and have heard loud and clear that we need to do more for moose. Over the last couple decades, moose numbers have been fluctuating across North America, and in parts of the Central Interior and the North, we’ve seen a decline in moose numbers.

We’re in the midst of a five-year research project to determine the causes of the decline. In the meantime, we believe there is more we can do to ensure healthy populations of this animal. We know that moose are a resilient and adaptive species and one that continues to expand its range in B.C. and across parts of Canada. Under the right conditions, moose can experience a relatively quick population recovery. And that’s why the Province initiated a moose enhancement strategy designed to strengthen our current moose management framework. The strategy’s focus is on growing moose populations for the benefit of all British Columbians, and will incorporate interim findings from the five-year province-wide moose research project and build on the 2015 Provincial Framework for Moose Management. Meanwhile, the Province – with the support of the BC Wildlife Federation and funding from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation – is turning to an innovative, new high-tech tool to help manage and sustain moose populations across the province. BC Moose Tracker will be a downloadable app for mobile devices – available this summer -- that allows members of the public to upload information on moose sightings directly from the field to an online database. BC Moose Tracker means British Columbians can get directly involved in important research that will help identify trends between survey years and will inform the sustainable management of moose in the province. The data will help the Province monitor moose populations – alerting scientists to emerging issues – and support more comprehensive regional wildlife inventories. My sincere thanks to all the hunters, trappers, organizations and government staff for your continuing contributions and stewardship of wildlife resources, and all the best for a safe and enjoyable 2016-2018 hunting and trapping season. Sincerely, Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

MAJOR REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2016-2018

• Submission of evidence of sex for Mountain Goat and Mountain Sheep incisor tooth for compulsory inspection. • Additional record keeping requirements for meat cutters and butchers. • Prohibition on the use of sheep and goats province-wide, and camelids in Regions 6, 7A, and 7B (except Haida Gwaii) as pack animals for hunting big game. • Expanded possession and transportation requirements to prove species of harvested deer.

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

Zone B Peace

Zone A Omineca

Skeena

Fort St. John

Smithers Prince George

Cariboo Williams Lake

Thompson Lower Mainland

Vancouver Island

Surrey Nanaimo

Kamloops

Okanagan Penticton

Kootenay Cranbrook Nelson

YOU and THE LAW:

The British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is intended for general information purposes only. Where there is a discrepancy between this synopsis and the Regulations, the Regulations are the final authority. Regulations are subject to change from time to time, and it is the responsibility of an individual to be informed of the current Regulations.

RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF REGULATION CHANGES VIA RSS

We have adopted a new system for notifying hunters of in-season or recent regulation changes. RSS is an internet-based technology that allows users to sign up for instant web updates. It is a convenient way to be notified of changes to regulations.To sign up for this new service, visit the Fish and Wildlife Branch website, click on the RSS icon, and subscribe to the In-Season Regulation Changes feed, www.gov.bc.ca/hunting

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Accompany - means to remain in the company of the other person, able to see the other person without the aid of any device other than ordinary corrective lenses and able to communicate by unamplified voice with that person. All Terrain Vehicle or ATV - means a wheeled vehicle or tracked vehicle propelled by motorized power, and capable of travel on or off a highway, including motorcycles but not including a snowmobile or motor vehicle that is licensed for highway travel under the Motor Vehicle Act. Antlered Animal - means a member of the deer family over one year of age bearing visible bony antlers. Antlerless Animal - means a member of the deer family bearing no visible antlers.The small skin or hair covered protuberances of male fawns and calves do not constitute antlers. Arrow - means a slender shaft, which may be pointed at one end and may be feathered at the opposite end, for shooting from a bow. Bait - means anything, including meat, cereals, cultivated crops, restrained animal or any manufactured product or material, that may attract wildlife and includes plastic or other imitation foods, but does not include a decoy as described under these regulations. BC Resident - means a person who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and whose only or primary residence is in British Columbia and who has been physically present in BC for the greater portion of each of 6 calendar months out of the 12 calendar months immediately before doing a thing under the Wildlife Act, or if not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but whose only or primary residence is in British Columbia, and has been physically present in BC for the greater portion of each of the 12 calendar months immediately before doing a thing under the Wildlife Act. Bearded Turkey - a turkey with a tuft of hair-like feathers on the chest that grow larger with age. Big Game - means any mountain sheep, mountain goat, bison, caribou, elk, moose, deer, grizzly bear, black bear, cougar, wolf, bobcat, lynx, wolverine or other animal designated by regulation. Bolt - means a shaft or missile designed to be shot from a crossbow or catapult. Bow - means a longbow or crossbow. Brow Tine - means the first tine projecting forward or upward in the lower 1/3 of the antler of a moose, caribou, elk or deer. Buck or Bull - with reference to deer, moose or elk means one bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf; with reference to caribou means a male bearing visible bony antlers, but does not include a calf. Calf - means a moose, elk or caribou less than twelve (12) months of age.

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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

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.) Decoy - means any material or manufactured product that simulates the appearance or has the form of wildlife. Deer Family - means moose, caribou, deer and elk. Edible Portions - with respect to big game, 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 any bull having at least six tines on one antler. Elk - Spike Bull - means a bull elk having antlers that are composed of a main beam from which there are no bony projections more than 2.5 cm in length. Elk - Three Points or Greater Bull - means any bull having at least three tines on one antler.

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. 6 point antler

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3 point antler

Antler tines must be at least 2.5 cm in length

Elk

spike bull

No bony projections more than 2.5 cm in length off the main 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.

Main Palm

Brow Palm

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.

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.

Spike - Fork Bull Moose

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3/4 Curl Bighorn annulus

annulus

through back of eye

ILLEGAL

LEGAL

Full Curl Thinhorn/ Mature Bighorn annulus

LEGAL

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ILLEGAL

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 mountain 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

examination, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, at least one horn tip extends upward beyond a straight line drawn through the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base and the lowermost edge of the eye socket. Mountain Sheep - 3/4 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 beyond a straight line drawn through the back of the eye opening and at right angles to a line drawn between the centre of the nostril and the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base. If the skull and horns are presented for examination, when viewed squarely from the side with both horns in alignment, at least one horn tip extends beyond a straight line through the back edge of the eye socket and at right angles

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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

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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 birds of the order Falconiformes (falcons), Accipitriformes (vultures, eagles, and hawks), or Strigiformes (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.

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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.

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HUNTER EDUCATION

4Since 1974, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) has been an educational program to ensure that hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical hunting. The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is 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 halfprice, including the Outdoor 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 examination is based on: Outdoor Ethics, Firearm Handling, Hunting Regulations, Animal and Bird Identification, Outdoor Survival, First Aid and Safety, and Hunter Heritage, Conservation and

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Wildlife Management chapters found in the CORE manual. There is a $10.00 fee for each of the practical firearms handling and written examinations. There is also a graduate fee of $30.00 payable to BCWF at the time of program completion used for CORE program delivery support. 4The course requires about 21 hours of self study and firearm handling practice. Information on how to obtain the CORE manual and a list of certified CORE examiners is available from Service BC Centres or the BCWF at 1-888-881-2293 or www.bcwf.bc.ca 4For a Bowhunter Education Program course recognized throughout North America, contact: BC Archery Association, www.archeryassociation.bc.ca

BC FISH AND WILDLIFE ID (FWID)

4The FWID is a personalized ID number linked to an electronic profile with a users’ personal information, credentials, licences, permits, applications and LEH application status. As of April 2016, the FWID replaced the Hunter Number. 4Resident hunters must obtain a FWID to access hunting programs and services in British Columbia. Hunters with a Hunter Number are assigned a FWID. Hunters without a Hunter Number are required to produce documentation that evidence BC residency and hunter safety training, such as a Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) certificate or another North American governmentsponsored hunter safety training program, to obtain a FWID. 4When a BC resident who is 10 years of age or older completes CORE, he or she is eligible to obtain a FWID, purchase a hunting licence, have a bag limit of his or her own, and enter the Limited Entry Hunting draw. 4A BC resident (see Definitions section) may only have and use one FWID. 4Change of Residency Status or Legal Name Change: FWID holders are required to notify the Diretctor of the Fish and Wildlife Branch (F&W) when they cease to be a B.C. resident

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or they have a legal name change within 30 days of the change. When a hunter ceases to be a B.C. resident, his or her eligibility to access hunting programs and services offered to residents will be suspended. 4To notify the Branch of a change in residency status or a legal name change: * Visit a Service BC or FrontCounter BC office; * Phone FrontCounter BC at 1-877-855-3222; * Phone the F&W Branch at 250-356-5142; * Send a letter to F&W Branch, PO Box 9374, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9M4; *Send an email to wildsupport@gov.bc.ca ; OR * Visit www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. 4Please note: FWID holders must provide a document evidencing the legal name change. 4LEH authorizations and harvest questionnaires are mailed to hunters; it is important that the F&W maintains accurate hunter contact information. Please be sure that the information we have in our system is accurate.You can update your Fish and Wildlife profile online, at Service BC, FrontCounter BC or participating vendors. 4In some cases, a hunter may not be required to meet the definition of B.C. resident to obtain a FWID. This applies to any hunter who is: * Currently serving full-time in the Canadian military and who has made his or her permanent residence in B.C. for 30 consecutive days prior to applying for B.C. resident hunting credentials. Appropriate military identification and posting documentation is required, OR * A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, who attended a post-secondary institution outside of B.C. and can provide a certificate, diploma, degree or a letter from a school confirming completion of program, OR * Under 18 years of age, has resided with a parent or guardian in another province and returns to B.C. to reside with another parent or guardian who is a resident. 4Proof of hunter safety training is a prerequisite.

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OPEN SEASONS

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 the province is divided into Management Units (MUs). Hunting seasons are shown in regional schedules on the following pages. All season dates are inclusive. 4Where an open season does not apply to the entire MU, a reference is given to maps describing the applicable regulation. 4Hunting season dates may change in season. Check www.gov.bc.ca/hunting for updates before your hunt.

WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS

4Waterfowler Heritage Days (WHDs) for the hunting of ducks and geese occur province wide. Only youth 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 hunter that meets the perscribed requirements to supervise youth hunters (see page 8 - supervision for youth hunters). The supervising hunter can guide and advise the young hunter but is not permitted to hunt. See individual regions for season dates. 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 18 years of age or older, must complete CORE.

ABORIGINAL HUNTING

The first priority of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is to ensure the long-term conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats.The Ministry also recognizes that First Nations may have establish aboriginal rights to harvest wildlife for sustenance (food, social and ceremonial purposes) in their traditional areas, and that treaty First Nations has treaty rights in relation to harvesting wildlife. Such uses of wildlife must

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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 coincide with open seasons are included in this Synopsis for reference. Hunters should refer to the LEH Synopsis published each spring for specific LEH maps, or view LEH maps online at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sportsculture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/ limited-entry-hunting/leh-zone-maps. 4For information regarding LEH please contact (250) 356-5142 or go to www.gov.bc.ca/ hunting.

LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

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

1) Hunting Licence

4Hunting licences are available to resident hunters 10 years of age or older who hold a valid FWID with resident hunting credentials (see BC Fish and WIldlife ID section page 6). 4A hunting licence, in combination with the appropriate species licence (if required), provides a hunter with a personal bag limit. 4You will be asked to produce your Hunter Number or FWID number and photo ID when purchasing a hunting licence.

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2) Youth Hunting Licence:

4Youth 10 years of age or older, and under 18 years of age, that have a FWID may obtain a Hunting Licence OR a Youth Licence. 4A Youth Hunting Licence can only be issued 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. Hunter safety training is not required to obtain a Youth Hunting Licence. 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 LEH authorization is required.

3) Initiation Hunting Licence:

4An Initiation Hunting Licence is a once in a lifetime annual 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). 4Hunter safety training is not required to obtain an Initiation Licence. Hunter Safety Training for Youth and Initiation Hunters: 4The Youth and Initiation Hunter need not have completed a hunter safety 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 and 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, holds a resident FWID with active resident hunting credentials. 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

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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: 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 commits an offence. All licences issued under the Wildlife Act are non-transferable and non-refundable. A person 10 years or older and under 18 applying 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 their son, daughter or ward.

BUYING LICENCES

4Duplicates for misplaced, lost, stolen or accidentally destroyed licences are available from vendors and Service BC offices for a fee of $10.00 plus GST. A Statement of Loss is required. DO NOT purchase another original licence from a 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 are available through the FrontCounterBC website at www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca or by phone at 1-877-855-3222.

DEER LICENCES

4Resident hunting licences are available at all Service BC 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 nonresident licences are NOT available from commercial outlets and/or sporting goods stores. 4The Province is modernizing systems

for obtaining hunting licences, there may be changes to these systems prior to 2017. Please check the Fish and Wildlife Website for updates on obtaining a hunting license for the 2017/2018 licence year. See page 19 for more details.

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. 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.

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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.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/manual/sect4.cfm

BEARS

4It is prohibited to possess, traffic, import, and export bear galls, including any part or derivative of the gall bladder, and genitalia. It is also prohibited to import, export or traffic in bear paws separated from the carcass or hide, although possession of bear paws is still permitted 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 assists 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 must follow all hunting regulations and, while 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 are available at www. frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance with your application please contact FrontCounter BC at 1-877-855-3222. (See Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences article, page 24.) 4Non-residents must show the Permit to

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Accompany or a copy indicating the name of the permit holder 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 relationship categories (i.e., if accompanied by a father, brother, son, uncle, nephew, grandson, grandfather, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, granddaughter, grandmother, spouse, father-inlaw, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, but excludes cousins). 4Permits to Accompany may not be available for all species and areas (for example, thinhorn sheep). Applications for permits are available at www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance with your application contact FrontCounter at 1-877-855-3222. 4Royalties are payable on animals taken under a Permit to Accompany (see Royalty Fees section page 20). Small Game 4It is not necessary for a non-resident of British Columbia to be accompanied by a licensed guide when hunting for small game (includes game birds).

FEDERAL FIREARMS LEGISLATION

4A BC hunting licence does not give authority to carry a firearm. 4For information on the Canadian Firearm Licence, contact Canadian Firearm Centre at 1-800-731-4000 or visit the website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/.

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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 $32.00Hs A BC resident who is 65 years of age or over to hunt all game $7.00H A non-resident to hunt all game $75.00H A non-resident alien to hunt all game (Resident of another country) $180.00H A person to hunt in the Fraser Valley Special Area (See Region 2) $10.00H A person to hunt in the Gulf Islands Special Area. All islands in MU 1-1 (except Vancouver Island) and Denman and Hornby $2.00 Islands in MU 1-6 Initiation Licence - allows a person 18 years or older who has never previously held a hunting licence in BC to try hunting without having to $19.00H have a hunter number A youth hunting licence - to a person 10 yrs of age or older & under age 18 $7.00Hs Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit $17.00s Queen Charlotte Island Deer (resident)

$10.00H

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$25.00H

H Includes surcharge for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF). s 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.

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 Q Caribou Q Cougar Q Deer t

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Elk Grizzly Bear Q Lynx Q Moose Mountain Goat Q Mountain Sheep Q Wolf Wolverine SMALL GAME Small Game

Upland Game Birds

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

$250.00 $1,030.00 $40.00 $250.00 $350.00 $620.00

No Species licence required $8.00 No Species licence required No Species licence required

$50.00 $40.00 No Species licence required H

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Species licences for these species are not valid until 2 days after the date of issue. t Mule deer licence also valid for black-tailed. H Except for upland gamebirds Q

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To a person who can satisfactorily prove his hunting and/or species licences have been lost or destroyed (a Statement of Loss is required) for: Seniors, Gulf Islands and Junior . . . $1.00 All Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 It is unlawful to use another person’s licence or permit, or to loan or transfer any licence or permit under any circumstances. Licence Cancellation It is unlawful to be in possession of a big game animal without a properly cancelled species licence or otherwise by licence, permit, or as provided by regulation. Any person who kills any big game species must immediately after the kill and before handling the big game killed, cancel the appropriate species licence in accordance with the instructions on that licence. Licence Fees: What Are They Used For? When you purchase a BC hunting or trapping licence, where does the money go? At the time of publication, a basic BC resident hunting licence costs $32: $25 of this is the fee portion which goes to general government revenue, and the remaining $7 is a conservation surcharge directed to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. The exact ratio between fee and surcharge varies for other hunting and trapping licence types, but averages 80% fee to 20% surcharge. The total surcharge revenue from these licences products is approximately $2.5 Million per year. Surcharges and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) HCTF is a non-profit, charitable foundation that uses the surcharges collected on hunting, angling, trapping and guide outfitting licences to fund conservation projects across BC. These include wildlife and stewardship projects, as well as education programs. Licence surcharge money is also used to secure important wildlife habitat through HCTF’s acquisition granting program. In 2016-17, HCTF approved 50 wildlife and stewardship projects, ranging from prescribed burns to enhance wildlife grazing habitat to programs designed to get kids outdoors and connected with nature in their communities. Where Can I Find Out More? BC hunters and trappers have made a significant contribution to conservation through their licence purchase and through countless hours volunteering on projects that HCTF funds. To find out more about HCTF fish and wildlife conservation initiatives, or how to apply for funding to start your own conservation project, visit www.hctf.ca


SITE and ACCESS RESTRICTIONS The public can create maps with boundaries of municipalities, parks, Indians Reserves, LEH zones and more features through iMap, a free website that can be found at http://maps.gov. bc.ca/ess/sv/imapbc/.

National Parks

4Hunting is prohibited in all National Parks. All firearms transported in National Parks must be dismantled, carried in a closed case or wrapped and tied securely 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 where you wish to hunt for further information.

National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries

4Hunting is prohibited in National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries unless a special federal permit is granted or notices to the contrary are posted. Blue signs depicting a loon mark the boundaries. Contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Delta for more information (604) 350-1950.

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 is permitted. For more information on BC Parks that are open to hunting please visit www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Hunting in BC Parks is only permitted during a lawful open season. For additional information on permitted activities in BC Parks, please visit www.env.gov. bc.ca/bcparks/explore/fishreg.html#hunting. 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. 4Hunters should note that big game seasons in most parks are under Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) restrictions. 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 where a prohibition has been posted, as defined in the Forest Recreation Regulation. • The “developed portion”, refers to that area that extends 100m in all directions from a structure, day use area, camping area, trail tread or trail staging area. Visit www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca. for more information on Recreation Sites and Trails

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 maps and legal descriptions is available at www. bcparks.ca/eco_reserve

Conservation Lands

4BC has different types of Conservation Lands, including Wildlife Management Areas, Crown Reserves, and lands acquired for fish and wildlife management; 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 bylaws restricting and controlling the use of weapons, firearms and bows within their boundaries. Municipal bylaws are NOT included in this synopsis. Consult municipal clerks for details. 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. Do not dispose of them within municipal boundaries or in areas frequented by the public.

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.

UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CABINS

4While in the field you may encounter cabins. 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.

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SITE and ACCESS RESTRICTIONS 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 or leased land. Private or leased 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 lesserextent elsewhere in agricultural areas, local sporting groups (clubs) have made private arrangements with landowners to exclude other hunters. Such areas are frequently posted as no trespassing by these sporting groups.

2. Forest and Range Practices Act

On May 31, 2009 the Forests and Range Statutes Amendment Act introduced a provision that makes it illegal for individuals to cause environmental damage. Irresponsible off-road vehicle use in alpine, grassland or wetland areas can disturb soil and destroy plants, risk watershed and water source quality, threaten or kill birds and animals, introduce invasive plants and reduce wildlife and cattle food sources. Regulations have been revised and update the definition of environmental damage to include any change to soil that adversely alters an ecosystem. Under the new provision, individuals found to have caused environmental damage may be levied a violation ticket that carries a $575 fine. More serious cases of damage could lead to penalties of up to $100,000 and/or a year in jail. While travelling on a Forest Service Road, operators of ATVs are required to hold a valid driver’s licence and carry a

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3. Off Road Vehicle Act • The Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Act applies to ORVs for work or play on Crown land and prescribed private land. ORVs include ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides and on-highway vehicles (under 4,536 kg). • Mandatory registration applies to ORVs. The plate or sticker must be clearly displayed on the front, back or left side of the ORV. • Mandatory safety laws apply to all ORVs; this includes helmets for ride-astride ORVs and seatbelts (if installed). People under 16 must be supervised by an adult at least 19 years. • For more information about the ORV Act, visit the ministry’s website at https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/ orv/ and the BC Laws website: www. bclaws.ca/. • Fine amounts for violation tickets have increased. $368 for careless operation that may endanger persons or damage the environment. $230 for unregistered ORV. Call the Natural Resource Violations Hotline at 1-844-NRO-TIPS (1-844-676-8477) if you witness a contravention. Act (Section 39) - A person Wildlife 4. 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. Note that leased land is also subject to the provisions under the Trespass Act. 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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NO HUNTING and NO SHOOTING AREA No Hunting Areas

4It is unlawful to hunt or discharge a firearm within 100 m 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.

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 OR HUNTING 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 and Infrastructure (or their contractors), the federal government or another province or territory. The road allowance extends: (a) 15 m on either side of the middle of a road with less than three lanes, or (b) 15 m 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 99 No Shooting Area

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.

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 with the Yukon border; 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 Cariboo 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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WHAT IS “WILDLIFE”?

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. 4Schedule B and C Wildlife 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. 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). Schedule B species include coast mole, snowshoe hare, lemmings, bushy-tailed woodrat, deer mice, porcupine, northern pocket gopher, yellow-bellied marmot, woodchuck, Columbian ground squirrel, striped skunk, raccoon, and spotted skunk. 4For all Schedule C species there are no closed seasons or bag limits. Furthermore, there are no requirements to remove edible portions or report the killing to an officer. Schedule C birds may be hunted using electronic calls. 4You do not need a hunting licence to capture, hunt or kill the following Schedule C wildlife: American bullfrog, green frog, snapping turtles, North American opossum, eastern cottontail, European rabbit, nutria, gray squirrels, fox squirrels, house sparrow, European starling, and rock dove (domestic pigeon). 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: Northwestern Crow, American Crow, blackbilled magpie, brown-headed cowbird. 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. 4All other hunting related regulations apply, for example, prohibited hours for hunting, motor vehicle prohibitions, no hunting areas, no shooting areas, prohibition on trafficking in wildlife meat, etc. 4If a person injures wildlife listed in Schedule B or C, the person must kill that wildlife.

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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 Authorization 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 authorization 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: 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.

PENALTIES

4We will be tough with violators of our conservation laws and invaluable wildlife resource!

IT’S UNLAWFUL

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. 18. To intentionally feed or attempt to feed dangerous wildlife (cougar, coyote, wolf and bear), except when lawfully engaged in hunting or trapping where baiting is authorized (cougar, coyote and wolf only).

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.


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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 use a helicopter, including a drone, while on a hunting expedition. 28. To hunt wildlife from an aircraft. 29. To hunt wildlife within 6 hours of being airborne in an aircraft other than a regularly scheduled commercial aircraft. 30. 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 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. 31. To hunt migratory game birds from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. 32. To hunt wildlife by the use of, or with the aid of, a light or an illuminating device. 33. To use poison for the hunting, trapping, taking or killing of any wildlife. 34. 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). 35. To use live birds as decoys or recorded bird calls to hunt game birds. 36. 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. w 37. To kill wildlife (with the exception of Grizzly Bear, Cougar, or a fur bearing animal other

#100, 10642 - 178 Street, Edmonton, AB T5S 1H4 DURING YOUR HUNT Phone: (780) 413-0331 Return Fax: (780) 413-0388 email: ssp1@tel 40. To hunt game while accompanied by, than a Black Bear) and fail to remove or with the use or aid of, domestic from the carcass the edible portions (see goats or sheep province-wide and definitions section) to the person’s normal camelids in Regions 6, 7A, and 7B dwelling place or to a meat cutter or the (excluding including as addresse owner or operator of a cold storage plant. To ensure 100% accuracy of your advertisement, pleaseHaida checkGwaii), all spelling, layout, pack animals. A person who kills wildlife is exempted Should you find any errors, please note them neatly on the proof and return this proof to us from the requirement to remove the edible HANDLING GAME MEAT a new proof will be sent to you for final inspection before publishing. Note: There is no char portions if that person transfers possession cannot heldtoresponsible forcomplies any errors not indicated on your returned proof. of the be wildlife a recipient who SAFELY with the requirement. Edible portions do These general safety measures are not include meat that has been damaged recommended when handling game meat: and made inedible by the method of taking. 4 Do not shoot, handle or consume Of a furbearing animal other than a Black any animal that is acting abnormally or Bear, the hide must be removed to the person’s normal dwelling place or to a meat appears to be sick. cutter, the owner or operator of a cold 4 Wear latex or rubber gloves when field storage plant or to a taxidermist, tanner or dressing or handling any dead animal. a fur trader. A person who kills a furbearing 4 Bone out the meat from your animal. animal is exempted from the requirement to remove the hide if that person transfers Don’t saw through bone if you can possession of the wildlife to another person avoid it, and avoid cutting through the who complies with the requirement. brain or spinal cord. 38. To interfere with or obstruct a person 4 Minimize the handling of brain and licensed or permitted to hunt, guide or trap spinal tissues. while that person is lawfully so engaged. 39. To hunt wildlife with a handgun. 4 Wash hands and instruments thoroughly

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HUNTER NOTICE Accidental Illegal Harvest What should you do if you harvest an animal in error? Mistakes happen. Either through poor judgement, inexperience or at times through a series of unavoidable circumstances, each year animals are mistakenly killed. Many are self reported but many more are left in the bush to rot. The Conservation Officer Service (COS) wants to encourage those who make such a mistake to come forward. In circumstances where such animals are recovered by the COS the meat will be distributed and utilized by those in need. Hunters who self report such kills will be viewed in a different light than those who intentionally kill an illegal animal or fail to

report the matter. The COS believes that the phone but it will require some traveling, true test of a hunter is not whether or not a field dress that animal to prevent spoilage, mistake is made, but how he/she deals with leave the carcass at the scene and go that mistake. to a location where a call to the RAPP number can be made. All self reported unlawful kills will be l If you are in a remote location and investigated and the appropriate action will telephone contact is not possible, field be assessed by the officer. dress that animal to prevent spoilage, care What should you do? for the carcass until you enter a location Immediately cancel your species licence and where a phone call to the mark in ink on the species licence page that RAPP number can be made. with revisions your intention is toApproved self report. Approved RAPP 1- 877-952-7277 l If you have telephone service, call the RAPP number and seek direction from a Authorized by ___________________________ Date Conservation Officer. l If you are within close proximity of a

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Legal Hunting Methods and Provincial Bag Limits Firearms Rifles Shotguns Rimfire

Centrefire

Archery

Provincial Bag Limits (applies to all licenced hunters)

No

Yes7

No

Bow E

1

Black Bear

No

Yes

Yes

Note: Some hunts and areas have specific restrictions. See region's section for descriptions BIG GAME Bison 6

Bow A, C, D

2*

1

1

Bobcat

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bow B, C, D

5*

Caribou

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Cougar

No

Yes

Yes

1

Bow A, C, D

2*

Deer

No

Yes

Yes

1

Bow B, C, D

3*(see Deer Licences section)

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Grizzly Bear

No

Yes

No

Elk 6

Bow A, C, D

1

1

Lynx

Yes

Yes

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

1

Yes

Bow A, C, D

3*

Wolverine

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Bow B, C, D

1

Upland Game Birds

Yes2

Yes3

Yes

Bow B, C, D

Turkey . . . . Region 4* and 8* Upland Game Birds - see next page

Other Small Game (includes Coyote)

Yes

Yes

Yes for Coyote

Bow B, C, D

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

No

No

Yes4, 5

Bow D

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

SMALL GAME

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MIGRATORY BIRDS Migratory Game Birds

*See regions' sections for regional bag limit. Regional bag limits apply to all licenced hunters. 1 2 3 4 5

6 7

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Bow A (Crossbow)(does not include compound crossbow) - Must have a shotgun must have a bore size of 20 gauge or larger pull of no less than 68 kg (150 lbs) or a bolt (quarrel) weighing no less and use shells of shot size No. 1 Buck or larger. than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a grouse, ptarmigan or turkey only. broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. grouse or ptarmigan only. 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 possession or use of shot other than non-toxic shot is than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a prohibited, except for pigeons or doves. See page 17. broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. shotgun must not be loaded with single projectile or Bow C (Compound Crossbow) - Must have pull of no less than 45 kg be larger than 10 gauge; must not use more than 1 (100 lbs) at a peak weight or bolt weighing no less than 16.2 g (250 shotgun while hunting migratory game birds, unless grains). For big game, must have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point. each shotgun in excess of one is disassembled or Bow D (Longbow, Recurve, Compound) - Must have pull of no less unloaded and encased. than 18 kg (40 lbs) within the archer’s draw length. For big game, must bear may not be hunted by placing bait or by using a have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest dead animal or part of it as bait point. ammunition to hunt bison must be constructed with 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 a 175 grain or larger bullet, which retains 2,712 joules archer’s draw length, an arrow greater than 26 g (400 grains) in weight, (2,000 ft lbs) or more energy at 100 m. 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 4It is unlawful to use 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 in length. 4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a rifle using a full metal jacketed non-expanding bullet, or a tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullet. 4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot shell. 4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a set gun or with a pump, repeating or auto loading shotgun unless the magazine contains a plug that is incapable of holding more than 2 cartridges. Where the use of a shotgun is allowed for hunting or trapping big game, an unplugged shotgun holding more than 2 cartridges and firing single projectiles only (slugs) may be used. 4A muzzle loader containing powder and shot in the barrel but unprimed (i.e., 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). 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 a 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 Aug 1-Apr 30. 4It is unlawful to cause or allow dogs to pursue furbearers under the authority of a trapping licence.

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 regional schedules, NBL means No Bag Limit (no maximum number of a species or type of wildlife that a person may take or kill) 4An 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 sharp-tailed 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 licences. 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 licences 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 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 deer 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 than 3 deer in one licence year. Hunters may harvest 3 white-tailed deer (if Mule (Black-tailed) Deer they purchase 3 white-tailed deer Region licenses), or 3 mule deer (if they Bucks Antlerless Total purchase 3 mule deer licenses), or a combination of white-tailed and mule 1 2 2 3 deer (1+2 or 2+1) providing they *2 2 2 2 do not exceed the provincial limit of 3 1 1 2 3. The reason hunters may purchase 4 1 0 1 more than 3 deer licenses in total is 5 1 1 2 to provide hunters with the flexibility **6 1 1 2 to harvest any combination of white1 1 1 7a tailed or mule deer up to a maximum 1 1 1 7b of 3. 8 1 1 1

White-tailed Deer

Combined All Deer

Regional Provincial Bag Limit Bag Limit 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 3 Hunters cannot harvest deer in excess of the sex, species, regional, or provincial bag limits * Some exceptions apply ** Table does not include deer bag limit for Haida Gwaii/QCI Bucks

Antlerless

Total

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WILDLIFE HEALTH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE If you are a deer, elk or moose hunter you have heard of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). If not, you need to learn more on CWD: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/ plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlifehealth/wildlife-diseases/chronic-wasting disease WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: • CWD has not been found in British Columbia. • The BC CWD Program is focused on preventing the entry of CWD into the province. • Prevention and early detection are vital. • CWD can be transmitted from animal to animal through the environment - if infected parts are left in the field, soil becomes contaminated and can infect new animals. • The #1 threat of CWD reaching BC is the importation of infected carcasses from areas that have the disease in their populations. British Columbia conducts annual CWD monitoring of deer, elk and moose, focussing on the higher risk areas near the BC/Alberta border (Regions 7 and 4). Get information and updates on our websites and tell your local sportsman clubs. We need your help. Hunters, especially in the Peace and Kootenay regions, should submit heads for voluntary testing. Drop off locations have been set up at various businesses and clubs in both regions. We strongly advise further reducing the risk of CWD by not using scents or attractants 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.gov.bc.ca/wildlifehealth Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at: www.ccwhc.ca Report your observations at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/wildlife/wsi/incidental_obs.htm

Stop the spread of Avian Influenza Virus Canadian Wildlife Service has published information on the Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) which is available at the following link: http://ec.gc. ca./rcom-mbhr/default.asp?lang=En&n=8721A28C-1. The notice is targeted at hunters of migratory birds and explains the precautions that should be followed to protect themselves and prevent the spread of AIV and other diseases among birds. It also advises hunters to report sick or dead birds to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-800-567-2033.

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ROYALTY FEES

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. 4If the hunter sells the pelt of a furbearing animal to a licensed Fur Trader, they are exempt from paying the royalty. 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. 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. 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 and moose: (a) If the animal is male, either (i) that portion of the head which bears the antlers, OR (ii) both a testicle or part of the penis, AND the animal’s tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2. (b) If the animal is female, either (i) that portion of the head which in males normally bears antlers, OR (ii) both a portion of the udder or teats, AND the animal’s tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2. (2) For deer: (a) If the animal is male (i) that portion of the head which bears the antlers, OR (ii) the unskinned tail and either a testicle or part of the penis. (b) If the animal is female (i) that portion of the head which in males normally bears antlers, OR a portion of the udder and teats, AND (ii) the unskinned tail. (3) For caribou: (a) If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis, AND either the animal’s tail, another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 or that portion of the head that bears the antlers. (b) If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats, AND either the animal’s tail, another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2 or that portion of the head that normally bears the antlers. (4) For mountain sheep: (a) If the animal is male, either (i) that portion of the head that bears the horns, OR (ii) a testicle or part of the penis. (b) If the animal is female, either (i) that portion of the head that in males normally bears horns, OR (ii) a portion of the udder or teats. (5) For mountain goat or bison: (a) If the animal is male, either a testicle or part of the penis. (b)If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats. 4The above sections (1) - (5) do not apply if a person possesses a portion of a carcass or hide which they did not kill, provided that: 1) they possess the portion of carcass or hide for the purpose of transporting it to their residence, a meatcutter, a cold storage plant or a Compulsory Inspector, AND

2) they have a Record of Receipt as described in the Transporting Wildlife section (page 24), AND 3) the person who killed the wildlife possesses a portion of the carcass or hide with the parts attached as described in sections (1) - (5) on this page.

Removing Evidence of Sex & Species

Evidence of species and sex may be removed from the carcass or the hide of game: 4after it arrives at a person’s normal dwelling place and is butchered and stored there for consumption on the premises, 4after it is taken to a meat cutter or the owner or operator of a cold storage plant, or 4after it has been inspected by a qualified Compulsory Inspector. NOTE: It is not an offence to possess bear genitalia attached to the hide or carcass, and, after it is no longer needed on a bear carcass as evidence of sex, the genitalia may be removed from the hide at the above locations if immediately destroyed and disposed of at that location. Leaving evidence of species and sex on the carcass will not spoil or in any way contaminate the meat.

Transporting Wildlife

All persons who possess, transport or ship wildlife meat or parts of wildlife within the Province of British Columbia must have with them the species licence under which the animal was taken by that person, or, if the animal was taken by another person, a Record of Receipt of the wildlife (see page 24) showing: 4the date and place of receipt, 4the name and address of the person who killed the animal, or from whom it was acquired, 4the name and address of the person to whom the wildlife parts are to be delivered, 4the Fish and Wildlife ID or permit number of the person who killed the animal, 4the species licence number under which the animal was taken, and 4the species and sex of the animal taken. Anyone having wildlife butchered and packaged should obtain from the butcher a receipt which indicates: 4the Fish and Wildlife ID, the species licence number, and the species, and sex of the animal taken.

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

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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.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Information required for Compulsory Reporting and Inspection include, but is not limited to: 1. the hunter’s name, address, telephone number, and FWID, 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.

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 1 and 2 and MUs 4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33, and 4-38 • moose in Regions 4 and 8 and MUs 5-03 to 5-06, 5-10 to 5-14, MUs 6-19 to 6-25, portion of 7-52 (see map F25) • black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 • lynx, bobcat and wolf in Region 4 1. Grizzly bear, mountain gaot 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 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, 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, • the horns for insertion of a numbered aluminum plug by an officer, and • for thinhorn sheep (i.e., Dalls’ and Stone’s) an incisor tooth.

For mountain goat: • the horns and portion of the hide bearing: for males, a testicle or part of the penis; for females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland. For grizzly bear, black bear, lynx, cougar, bobcat, and wolf: • 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 (excluding region 4) • bobcat (excluding region 4) • wolf in regions 1 and 2 must, within 30 days after the date of the kill, report: 1. their name, address, telephone number and FWID, 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.gov.bc.ca/hunting. 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 provide 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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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. 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 24) 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 F&W 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.

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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

www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance with your application contact FrontCounter at 1-877-855-3222. 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. 4In addition to the above, a meatcutter or an operator of a cold storage plant, must immediately upon receiving wildlife or wildlife parts, record what was received, whether directly or through an agent, describing: (a) the species, (b) the sex of the species, and (c) the management unit in which the species was harvested.

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AFTER YOUR HUNT

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 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. 4Presentation of this 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.

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 F&W Branch will contact some hunters by telephone. 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 wildlife information. 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 ensure harvest sustainability and 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. 4It has been noticed that survey information submitted for upland game birds often contains errors misidentifying the MU location or species. Upland game bird hunters are asked to take care recording their harvest to help improve the quality of data recieved. 4For more information on the Harvest Questionnaire, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/ harvestquestionnaire/faq.html. 4Good information makes for good game management and good hunting!

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Record of Receipt for Transporting Wildlife Date:

Place of Receipt:

Species:

Species Sex:

Name, Address and phone of person who killed the animal: Fish and Wildlife Identification Number or NRH number of person who killed the animal: Species Licence Number under which the animal was taken: Name and Address of the person to whom the wildlife parts are be delivered: Signature of hunter:

Witness:

For wildlife or parts of wildlife destined for taxidermists, tanners, meatcutters, fur traders and cold storage plant operators the following information is required.

Date of kill: Fish and Wildlife Identification Number or NRH number:

Compulsory Inspection Number (if applicable):

In addition to the above, a meatcutter or an operator of a cold storage plant, must immediately upon receiving wildlife or wildlife parts, record what was received, whether directly or through an agent, describing: Species:

Species Sex:

Management Unit in which the species was harvested:

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NOTICE!

TO HUNTERS

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/management-issues/docs/ MtnGoatfemales.pdf. 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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The recently completed “Management Plan for the Mountain Goat in British Columbia” contains detailed information on managing mountain goats in BC, and is available for

downloading at www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/ documents/recovery/management_ plans/MtGoat_MP_Final_28May2010. pdf.

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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VANCOUVER ISLAND

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

REGION 1

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

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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

H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round in these areas: H The Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area in MU 1-5 (see Map A19) H Willow Creek in MU 1-6 (see Map A20) H Block 1392 of MU 1-5 on Green Mountain (in order to protect the habitat for Vancouver Island Marmots) i 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

4Antlerless deer hunters please review the regulations carefully. There is no open season for antlerless deer in areas where rifles are permitted in Region 1 except by way of LEH in a portion of MU 1-15 and for youth hunters in MU's 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, and 1-10. Please refer to special seasons in special shotgun or bow only portions of MU's 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-15: see Maps A13, A15, A16, A22, A23 and Map A35. 4Hunters should be aware of No Hunting and No Shooting Areas described on page 13. Hunters are also responsible for identifying and complying with 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

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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 (MU 1-5) - 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 (604-3501950) 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.

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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 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 BC 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 and Wildlife Branch w website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Preventing and Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

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SPECIES

VANCOUVER ISLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

BAG LIMIT

2017-2018

DUCKS and GEESE

1-1 to 1-15

Oct 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

Sept 30, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

Vancouver Island

2016-2017

COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 DUCKS 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 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 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 1-3, 1-8 to 1-15 Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 Sept 3, 2016 - Sept 11, 2016 Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 10, 2017 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Oct 8, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016 Oct 7, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 17, 2018 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 s For Cowichan Bay and Ex-Dinsdale property seasons in MU 1-4, see below *1-4 (Cowichan Bay) Oct 8, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016 Oct 7, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 *1-4 (Ex-Dinsdale property) Oct 8, 2016 - Oct 17, 2016 Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 * See Map A11. Feb 18, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Feb 17, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.)

REGION 1

MULE DEER (Black-tailed) Bucks 2 *Sept 10 - Dec 10 t1-1 to 1-15 Special Areas only - see maps 2 +1-1, +1-2, +1-4, +1-5, +1-6, +1-15 Antlerless *Sept 10 - Dec 10 1 Gulf Islands only Antlerless Nov 1 - Nov 10 s 1-1 1 Youth Only Season** 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-10 Antlerless Sept 10 - Dec 10 2 Bow Only Season Bucks Aug 25 - Sept 9 tH1-1 to 1-15 2 Bow Only Season +1-1, +1-2, +1-4, +1-5, +1-6, +1-15 Antlerless Aug 25 - Sept 9 1 Youth Bow Only Season** Antlerless Aug 25 - Sept 9 H 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, to 1-6, 1-10 t 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. 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-15. See Maps A13, A15, A16, A22, A23, and map A35. s Restricted to Gulf Islands, excluding Saltspring Island and Gabriola Island. H 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 no longer required for fallow deer. MOUNTAIN GOAT 1-14, 1-15 Sept 10 – Nov 30 1 Compulsory Inspection Required. BLACK BEAR 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 10 – Dec 10 1-1 to 1-15 Apr 1 - June 15 2 Bow Only Season Aug 25 - Sept 9 H1-1 to 1-15 H 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 in Region 1 must be Compulsory Reported. 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. All cougar taken in Region 1 must be Compulsory Inspected. 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 No Closed Season 5 H 1-1 H 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)

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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HUNTING BY PERMISSION ONLY FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

mo nai

Mayo Lake Road

Widgeon Island

NO SHOOTING AREA

E&N R.R.

Na

S. Bdry of Block 32

Duncan 14km

Cr.

Mayo Lake

Map A9 Cowichan Lake - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-4).

2

Westcan Terminal

NO SHOOTING

at

La

Caycuse R.

km

R

Cowichan Bay

I.R. 9 Ex-Dinsdale property

Mesachie Lake

Map A8 Nitinat River - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-4).

30

Lake Cowichan

r.

M.U. 1–3 Hobiton Creek

Koksilah River

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500 m either side of midline of river

0

Khenips en

100 m corridor from North Shore Rd

M.U. 1–4

Jasp

M.U. 1-4

uh ale m wichan Co

I.R. 1

M.U. 1–5

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River

Map A6 Saturna Island - No Shooting or Hunting Area (situated in MU 1-1).

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Monarch Head

Sooke

NO SHOOTING AREA

Little

Narvaez Bay

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.

Canada Goose


VANCOUVER ISLAND

M.U. 1–5

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Rd NO SHOOTING AREA, SPECIAL ANTERLESS SHOT ONLY, SPECIAL ANTERLESS

Holden Corso Road

Torberg Rd.

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Block 8 San for Ced d W ar Rd .

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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.

M.U. 1–5

Sadie Cr.

Jump Cr. S. Nanaimo R.

ck

o Bl

Zone B Cowichan Lake

6 7 8

M.U. 1–5

Map A18 York Lake - No Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-5). Saanich

h ec Le ve Ri

Cragg

Sooke

Malahat Drive (Hwy #1)

Lake

r Creek

Butchart

Res.

Lubbe

ch R.

Council Lk. & Cr.

& Goldstream Lake Reservoirs

Old Wol f Cr.

CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT

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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.

9

South Shawnigan Lake Road

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Bear Cr. Reservoir

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Ryeland Rd.

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Lake

West Jordan Main

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Inlet

Jarvis

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Yor k

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Shawnigan Lake

Grant Lake

7

1 2 3

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.

Weeks

2 3 Lot 1 Block 6 5 4 Walsh Rd.

Marine Rd.

Colwood

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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.

I.R. I.R.

Vancouver Island

Nanaimo

Nanaimo River

No Rifles, Special Antlerless

Diversion Reservoir

1

REGION 1

M.U. 1–1

Renfrew Road

E&N R.R.

19

Goldstream

Shot Only, Special Antlerless

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800m west Transmission Line

City Limits

Christmas Pt

B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

Lat 49° 15’ 27’’ Long 124° 00’ 17”

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M.U. 1–2

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Westwood Lake

Witchcraft Lake

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Sidney

Nanaimo

Jingle Pot Rd

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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.

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M.U. 1–6

Strait of Georgia

Parksville

Qualicum R.

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M.U. 1–6

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Comox Lake

Denman I. Hornby I.

Dumont Rd.

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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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L.497

M.U. 1–15

Pacific Ocean Amp hitrite Pt. Inlet No Hunting Map A30 Ucluelet or Shooting Area (situated in MU 1-8).

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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

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M.U. 1–6

Qualicum Beach

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Wolf Lake

D.L. 151

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Map A20 Willow Creek Motor Vehicle Closed Area (situated in MU 1-6).

19 19A

(No Shooting Area)

Kuhushan Point

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19

D.L. 141 D.L. 223

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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

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D.L. 222

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D.L. 193

Willow Creek Rd.

Plan 11621

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Marina

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FR NW 1/4 S16

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REGION 1

Grandon Cr.

Vancouver Island

French Creek

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Qualicum Beach

Little Qualicum R.

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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.


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Trask Rd.

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Shelter Inlet

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Vancouver Island

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M.U. 1–15

R.

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Mt. Blair

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Pete Lake

Map A38 Glendale Cove Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-15).

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Private Land

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Knight

Mean high water mark

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Campbell River

Map A34 Wakeman Sound Grizzly Bear and Black Bear Closed Area (situated in MU 1-14).

450m

Base Flat

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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

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North Gowland Har. Rd.

L.140 L.139

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L.143

M.U. 1-14

No

M.U. 1–15

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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

Map A41 Stamp Lagoon Firearms Using Shot Only Area (situated in MU 1-7).

NOTICE! SHOT BAN The use of toxic (lead) shot for hunting waterfowl has been prohibited in British Columbia since 1995 and in Canada since 1997. The ban applies to all ducks, geese, coots and snipe. It does not apply to upland gamebirds (grouse, ptarmigan, quail, partridge, pheasants and turkey), migratory upland gamebirds (pigeons, doves), ravens (where seasons exist), or target shooting, although a local restriction may be implemented if there is a conflict with an important wetland. Federal regulations currently identify steel shot, bismuth shot, tungsten-iron shot, tungsten-bronze-iron shot, tin shot, tungsten - matrixshot, and tungsten-polymer shot as the only non-toxic shot permitted for use on waterfowl, coot and snipe. Hunters are advised to contact the CWS Canadian Wildlife Service in Delta (604-350-1950) for more details.

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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 Qualified Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations listed Mahood L ChilPlease below. see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for more cotin information www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Rive

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REGIONAL BAG LIMITS Black Bear: The regional bag limit for black bear 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

MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

LOWER MAINLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

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. H 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 HBert Brink Wildlife Management Area - effective year round. MU 2-6 H beyond the bridge crossing at 50.5 mile of the Elaho G-Main Forest Service Road (FSR). H beyond the bridge crossing over Pikett Creek located at 30 mile on the Ashlu Creek North FSR. MU 2-8 H Pitt Addington Marsh - effective year round MU 2-9 Hbeyond 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.

MU 2-11 H beyond the first bridge crossing over South Creek on the South Creek FSR H on the Salal Creek FSR beyond 3 km North of the junction of the Upper Lillooet North FSR and the Salal Creek FSR H in the Phelix Creek FSR beyond the junction of Phelix Creek FSR and the Blackwater Creek FSR H beyond the bridge crossing over Delilah Creek on the North Creek FSR H beyond the bridge crossing over Hotsprings Creek on the Meager Creek South FSR H beyond the gate located at 9 km on the Meager Creek North FSR H beyond the bridge crossing over Tenquille Creek on the Birkenhead FSR H 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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov. bc.ca/hunting.

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 Olympic Park.

BAG LIMIT

Sept 10 - Dec 15 2-2 to 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17 to 2-19 Bucks Bucks 2-9 to 2-11 Sept 10 - Nov 30 Bucks 2-5, 2-12 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 Bucks Sept 1 – Dec 15 H2-16 Bow Only Season Antlerless Nov 5 - Dec 5 H2-16 Bow Only Season Either Sex Jan 1 - Jan 15 H2-16 Bow Only Season Either Sex Dec 16 - Jan 15 ©2-16 s 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. H 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 Sept 10 - Sept 30 H See Map B9. H2-6 Sept 10 - Oct 31 t See Maps B17, B19 t 2-12 to 2-15 Compulsory Inspection required. BLACK BEAR 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 10 - Nov 30 2-2 to 2-19 Apr 1 - June 15 Bow Only Season 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 1 - Sept 9 Q The bag limit for black bears is two per license year (Apr 1-Mar 31) WOLF 2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 Sept 10 - Mar 31 2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 Apr 1 - June 15 Compulsory Reporting required.

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MANAGEMENT UNIT

COYOTE RACCOON, SKUNK SNOWSHOE HARE BOBCAT Compulsory Reporting required. COUGAR

2-2 to 2-19 2-2 to 2-19 2-5 to 2-19 2-2 to 2-19

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Hope

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SEASON DATES

BAG LIMIT

Sept 10 - June 15 Sept 1 - Mar 31 Aug 1 - Apr 30 Nov 15 - Feb 15

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NOTICE TO HUNTERS 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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Bridal Falls Bridal Veil Falls Prov. Park

400m S.E. of Highway

M.U. 2–3

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

Young Cr.

Chilliwack Lake Rd.

Chilliwack River

Chilliwack Riv e

M.U. 2.3

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

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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. Complusory Inspection required. 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) Cocks Oct 8, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016 PHEASANT 2-4, 2-8 Oct 7 201 - Nov 30, 2017 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 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 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 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 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, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 2 (6) GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 8, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Dec 31 2017 5 (15) 2-2 to 2-19 Feb 20, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Feb 20, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 5 (15) s 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 8, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017 Oct 7, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 3, 2016 - Sept 11, 2016 Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 10, 2017 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 8, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016 Oct 7, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19 Dec 17, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017 Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 10 (30) Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Feb 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 10 (30) 2-2 to 2-19H HIn 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 1, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 Sept 30, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017 H (excluding Brant) H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.

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Thompson

HUNTER, FIREARMS AND OUTDOOR TRAINING

NOTICE TO HUNTERS

4Cattle grazing takes place on both public and private land. To keep cattle in the correct pasture, it is important that hunters leave gates and fences as they are found. Hunters should read the Access Restrictions section for more information about private property. 4Hunters should note firearms restrictions in the No Hunting and No Shooting Areas section page 13 and regional maps. 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms are prohibited in MU 3-45 (Wells Gray Park).

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. H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in the following areas: H 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. H 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. H 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. H Lac du Bois - Dewdrop in MUs 3-28 and 3-29. See Map C16. H Dewdrop/Rosseau WMA (MU 3-29). See Map C18. H Porcupine Meadows Park (MU 3-29). See Map C13.

H Above 1920 m elevation in MU 3-16 and 3-32 in the following areas: - Cayoosh Mountain Range - Shulaps Mountain Range - China Head Mountain (excluding Yalakom-Big Bar Road) - Nine Mile Ridge - Red Mountain - French Mountain - Hogback Mountain For a map of these areas please visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/ content/sports-culture/recreation/ fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis H Clinton Creek Watershed (MU 3-31). See Map C14. H Spruce Lake area in MU 3-32. See Map C15. H Watersheds of Miledge, Chappell and Lempriere Creeks above 1700 m in MU 3-44 (snowmobiles are permitted in designated area between Dec. 1 and May 31). See Map C19. H Texas Creek watershed (MU 3-16), upstream of 3 km on the Texas Creek Forest Service Road closed from Apr. 15 to June 30. s Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles to hunt wildlife, transport wildlife, transport equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or transport hunters to and from the location of wildlife is prohibited in the following areas: s Greenstone Mountain Burn (MU 3-19) (except for Duffy Lake Road, Beaton Lake Road and Greenstone Mountain Road). See Map C3. t Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Areas: The use of snowmobiles to hunt wildlife, transport wildlife, transport equipment or supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting or transport hunters to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited: year round in 3-45, 3-46, and April 1 to Dec 14 in MU 3-28. An authorized trapper is exempt from this restriction with respect to the trapping of furbearing animals.

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THOMPSON GENERAL OPEN SEASONS SPECIES

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

Thompson

REGION 3

MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

Sept 1 - Sept 9 3-15, 3-16, 3-32, 3-33 s4 Point Bucks 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Sept 30 s4 Point Bucks 3-46 Sept 20 - Sept 30 s4 Point Bucks 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 Nov 1 - Dec 10 s4 Point Bucks 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 s 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. Sept 20 - Oct 31 MOOSE 3-34 to 3-44, 3-46 iSpike-fork Bulls 3-15 to 3-17, 3-31 to 3-33 Oct 15 - Nov 15 iSpike-fork Bulls 3-12 to 3-14, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30 Nov 1 - Nov 15 iSpike-fork Bulls * See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 20 3-17i, 3-31, 3-32+ Sept 10 – Oct 20 3-17i sMature Bighorn Rams i A portion of 3-17 only. See Map C2. + A portion of MU 3-32 is closed to Mountain Sheep hunting. See map C20. s See Definitions section: Mountain Sheep. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 3-16, 3-18 to 3-20 Sept 10 - June 15 3-17, 3-26 to 3-44 No closed season 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. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 3, 2016 - Sept 4, 2016 Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 3, 2017

H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details. 44

SEASON DATES

BAG LIMIT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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REGION 4

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition. CoMPuLsorY insPeCtion Centres Qualified 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.gov. bc.ca/hunting. CI Locations: Creston, Revelstoke, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, Cranbrook, Fruitvale, Nakusp Ministry Regional Office, Cranbrook: . . . . . .(250) 489-8540 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(250) 354-6333

Major Regulation Changes for 2016 - 2018 1. Increased bag limit for wolves. 2. Reduced antlerless white-tailed deer bag limit. 3. Added Compulsory Inspection requirements for wolf, bobcat, moose and West Kootenay elk (see page 21 for details). 4. Closed the wolverine hunting season. 5. Converted multiple motor vehicle for hunting closed areas to Access Management Areas.

ConserVation oFFiCer serViCe DistriCt oFFiCes Please call 1-877-952-7277 for recorded information or to make an appointment at any of the following Field Offices: Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Nelson, and Golden

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Bobcat: The bag limit for Bobcat is one. Cougar: The bag limit for Cougar is two, except in MUs 4-1 to 4-5, 4-9 to 4-27, 4-32 to 4-37 and 4-40 where the bag limit is one. Coyote: No bag limit (NBL). Wolf: The bag limit for wolf is three. Deer: The aggreate bag limit in the Kootenay Region is two. The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one. The bag limit for white-tailed is two; one may be antlerless and 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. NOTICE TO HUNTERS 4Region 4 Motor Vehicle Prohibition Maps are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/ eco/accessmaps.htm OR by contacting the regional office at 250-489-8540. 4Several animals have been radio-collard for research in the Kootenay Region. These animals provide data on survival rates, habitat use, and migratory behaviour. If you harvest a radiocollared animal, please return the collar to the Ministry office in Cranbrook or Nelson to ensure the necessary information is collected. No Shooting Areas: 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited on or within 50m of either side of the Whiteswan FSR from Inlet Creek Campground on Whiteswan FSR to White River bridge crossing and the Whiteswan FSR/WhiteMoscow main junction to the Moscow/Home Basin Campground junction. Total road length approximately 4.9km. 4See firearms restrictions as outlined in the No Hunting or Shooting Areas section and region’s maps on pages 52-54. ACCESS RESTRICTIONS 4Access Permits are required for hunting or 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. 4That portion in MU 4-22 within the following described boundaries: DD5116 or DL 132 including sand peninsula. Motorized use prohibited all year. Excluding public beaches

#1 and #2, public access by land, water or air is prohibited April 15 to July 15. Dogs must be leashed April 1 to July 31. Boat launch ramp open only for launching watercraft not for use to access foreshore. "Waldo Cove Road" is open year round. 4Public access is prohibited beyond 3 m of either side of Sulphur Creek Road in mineral lick area (MU 4-22) year round. 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). (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: H 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. S � Year Round Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas unless otherwise indicated. u Seasonal Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas - open Mar. 1 - 31 and July 1 - Aug. 31 t 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. 4Region 4 Motor Vehicle Prohibition Maps are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/ eco/accessmaps.htm OR by contacting the regional office at 250-489-8540. MU 4-1 H McDougall Wildlife Sanctuary (Map D1) H Upper Flathead H East Flathead MU 4-2 H Wigwam Flats-Mt.Broadwood /Sportsman Ridge H Galton Range H Upper Wigwam River drainage u The watershed of an unnamed tributary of Lodgepole Creek (locally known as Windfall Creek) upstream of 34.8 km on the Windfall Creek Road.

MU 4-3 u Purcell Creek watershed upstream of the Linklater Creek Bypass Road u Elizabeth Lake (Map D2) H Linklater Creek MU 4-4 t 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. MU 4-5 t Irishman Cr watershed upstream of Hwy 3/95 MU 4-6 H the watershed of Leadville Creek upstream of the 8 km on the Leadville Creek Road. Snow machine and trappers are exempt. H the southern and eastern facing slopes of the Sanca Creek Watershed above the Sanca Creek Forestry Road. MU 4-7 t Topaz Creek watershed upstream of Midgely Mountain Road at the 1425 m (4700 ft) elevation H 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. MU 4-9 t the watersheds of Malde, Goodeve, Morris and Shepard Creeks and the Cambridge Creek watershed upstream of the 750 m elevation u Tiger Creek watershed upstream of the Gopher Creek Crossing MU 4-14 S commencing on the north side of Peter Creek bridge crossing and includes both Faith and Peter Creek watersheds, Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 MU 4-15 t 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. S 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. MU 4-18 S Grohman Creek closed year round to use of motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting H Marsden Face during the period Dec 1 to April 15 u 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 within the Sproule Creek Watershed. MU 4-20 H Wycliffe Conservation Properties District Lots 6034, 6667 and 7318 H Baribeau Creek watershed upstream from 1.0 km on the Baribeau Creek Road snowmobiles

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Large ears in proportion to head

White rump. Rope-like white tail with black tip

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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.

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Front Incisor Teeth T An incisor tooth can be easily Cr Crown Crow n extracted from a freshly killed ungulate. However, removing the tooth becomes Cut much more diffiRoot along cult if the jaw has Red been dried. lines 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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MUs 4-25, 4-26, 4-34 and 4-35 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: l Horsethief Creek Forest Service Road #5467.01 located at Radium l Plan 22153 of DL 11383 located at Brisco l Plan 26T1689of DL 2566 located at Spillimacheen l Spillimacheen Forest Service Road # 7752.01 located at Parsons l Canyon Creek Road located at Nicholsen l The Dogtooth Rd located at Golden (Map D22) MU 4-25 H Stoddart Creek area H Columbia Lake area u Albert River watershed upstream from 52.5 km on the Albert River Road u 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 u the watershed of Pedley Creek u North fork of Dry Creek watershed upstream from 19.6 km on Dry Creek Rd u the upper watersheds of Madias Creek and Tatley Creek upstream from the easterly boundary of the Columbia Lake Indian Reserve MU 4-26 H Hoodoo Conservation Property H that portion of the watershed of Goldie Creek upstream of 1525 metre elevation H Dutch Creek-Findlay H the watersheds of Dutch Creek and the unnamed drainage between the drainages of Dutch Creek and Brewer Creek above the Dutch/Brewer Creek forest access road and the drainages of Brewer Creek upstream of and including the watershed of Thorald Creek u Crown land in the watershed of Lavington Creek upstream of the northerly boundary of sublot 137, Kootenay Land District MU 4-29 u the easterly watershed of the Lardeau River between the northerly boundaries of District Lots 7527 and 9378, Kootenay Land District and the northerly height of land of Lake Creek (including the Lake Creek watershed), from Oct. 20 to Dec.10. MU 4-30 H the Duncan-Lardeau area, highway 31 is open year round MU 4-32 u 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 l

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 MU 4-34 H Holt and Lang Creek area. 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 MU 4-35 u the drainages of Ice River and the easterly watershed of Beaverfoot River upstream of Ice River MU 4-38 u the watershed of Downie Creek including the Sorcerer Creek drainage, upstream of the 15 km sign on the Downie Creek FSR COMPULSORY INSPECTION 4In addition to those species requiring Compulsory Inspection or Compulsory Reporting provincially, all moose, elk (West Kootenay only), cougar, lynx, bobcat and wolf taken in Region 4 must be Compulsory Inspected 30 days of the kill (within 4 days of the date of kill for cougar). See page 21.

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and trappers are exempt u the watershed of Bradford Creek u 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 u the watershed of Skookumchuck Creek upstream from a point downstream 1 kilometre from its confluence with Greenland Creek H Cherry Creek u the watershed of Copper Creek upstream of the Skookumchuck Forest Access Rd crossing u 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 MU 4-21 u the watershed of the easterly headwaters of Coyote Creek H Premier Ridge MU 4-22 H Baynes Lake area (Map D15) H Powerplant area H the Pickering Hills and Sheep Mtn. areas excludes Lot 3, Plan 12040, District Lot 325, Kootenay land District H the watershed of North Galbraith Creek and of that portion of the watershed of Galbraith Creek south and east of their confluence u the watershed of Big Tower, Little Tower, Swanson Creek, Harrison Creek and Haynes Creek. The main Harrison Creek FSR open to motorized use for hunting. All roads leading off main Harrison Creek FSR above 67 km are closed to motorized use for hunting. All other roads within this MVHC remain closed to motorized use for hunting. u the watershed of Burton Creek upstream of 3.5 km on Burton Creek FSR u the watershed of McDermid Creek H the watersheds of Little Sand Creek above the Galloway Road and of Big Sand Creek upstream of its confluence with Whimpster Creek and the watershed of Iron and Lime Creek u the watershed of Quinn Creek upstream of its confluence with Alpine Creek, including the watershed of Alpine Creek MU 4-23 H Barnes Lake (except snowmobiles) H Chauncey-Todhunter area H Grave Prairie area H Corbin Creek H Weigert Creek (except snowmobiles) H Upper Elk Valley/Fording River (snowmobiles allowed). Snowmobiles prohibited above 1900 m on Mt. Bleasdell/Abby Ridge. Snowmobiles continue to be allowed elsewhere within this AMA. Roads shown as open lines are open year round. H Alexander Creek Access Management Area. MU 4-24 H that portion of the Mutton Creek watershed upstream of the westerly boundary of Whiteswan Lake Park u Blackfoot Creek watershed upstream from 38 km on the Blackfoot Creek Road u Fenwick Creek watershed upstream from 50 km on the Fenwick Creek Road u Elk Creek watershed upstream from the White Rock Forestry Access Road

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ELK 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-38, 4-40 Sept 10 - Oct 20 1 s6 Point Bulls *(4-2 to 4-7, 4-20 to 4--25) Sept 10 - Sept 19 1 sSpike Bulls +(4-20, 4-22) - limited to 4 private properties Antlerless Sept 20-Sept 30 1 +(4-20, 4-22) - limited to 4 private properties Antlerless Sept 10-Sept 19 1 Senior/Youtht Bow Only Season *(4-6, 4-7, 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 *(4-2 to 4-5, 4-20 to 4-22, 4-24, 4-25) Antlerless Sept 1 - Sept 19 1 * Restricted to only portions of these MUs. See Maps D4, D6 and D8 for details + Restricted to 4 Private Land Lots within MUs 4-20 and 4-22. Visit www.gov.bc.ca/huntingmaps.html for details t Restricted to hunters under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older. s See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence Compulsory Inspection required for MUs 4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33, 4-38 MOOSE 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-36 to 4-40 Sept 20 - Oct 31 1 HSpike-fork Bulls 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34, 4-35 Oct 15 - Oct 31 1 HSpike-fork Bulls Bow Only Season 4-7 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-18, 4-27 to 4-33, 4-36 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Sept 19 1 HSpike-fork Bulls Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-6, 4-19 to 4-26, 4-34, 4-35 Sept 1 - Oct 14 1 HSpike-fork Bulls H See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers and an incisor tooth must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection required. Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 25 1 BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP 4-1, 4-2, 4-21 to 4-24, s4-25, H4-35 H See Mountain Sheep closed area in MU 4-35 (Map D29) s In that portion of MU 4-25, excluding Mt. Assiniboine Park (Map D24). Compulsory Inspection required. 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 (Map D27). Compulsory Inspection required. 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 Aug 1 - Aug 31 2 s 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 1 - Sept 9 2 s Restricted to private land only, hunter must obtain permission from land owners prior to access. WOLF Sept 1 - Jun 15 NBL s 4-5 to 4-8, 4-17, 4-18, 4-20, 4-27 to 4-31, 4-33, 4-37 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Jun 15 3 s 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 s 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. Compulsory inspection required. COYOTE 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Mar 31 NBL LYNX 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Nov 15 - Dec 31 1 Compulsory inspection is required. BOBCAT 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 Compulsory inspection required. 1 COUGAR 4-1 to 4-4, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36 s Sept 10-Jan 31 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. s 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. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 (Map D3). 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.) DUCKS and GEESE

4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40

BAG LIMIT

SEASON DATES

Sept 3, 2016 - Sept 4, 2016

5 (15) Daily Limit: 3 10 (30) 5 1 *1 *1 5 (15) 10 each (30 each) 8 (24)

Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 3, 2017

5 (15) 5 (15) 10 (30)

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Region 4 Motor Vehicle Prohibition Maps are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, they will be available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/ kootenay/eco/accessmaps.htm OR by contacting the regional office at 250-489-8540.

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

Major Regulation Changes for 2016 - 2018 1. Compulsory Inspection required for all moose harvested in Management Units 5-3 to 5-6 and 5-10 to 5-14. R VE RI 2. Increased mountain goat hunting Smithers opportunity on Mt. Spranger. R

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Ministry Regional Office, 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) 751-7220 Please call 1-877-952-7277 for recorded information or to make an appointment at any of the following Field Offices: Bella Coola, Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake

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Qualified Compulsory Inspectors will McNeill provide this service at the locations listed below. Please see the Ministry website or contact the regional office for more information. www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. CI Locations: Williams Lake, Bella Coola

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 5

REGIONAL BAG LIMITS

4Deer: The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) 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.

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. All moose taken in MUs 5-3 to 5-6 and 5-10 to 5-14 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. 4 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.

port a hunter to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. MU 5-2 l Access to Mount Polley mine site is prohibited under the Mines and Trespass Acts. s Moffat Lake-Spokin FSR (Road #796806), side road at 14km of 2300 road (Rideau Lake Rd.) H Knife Creek Vehicle Restricted Area - see Map E6. MU 5-3 n From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. s Gaspard-West Churn Forest Service (3200) Road - restricted south of the junction of this road and Stobart Creek (bridge). s Gaspard-Churn Creek Forest Service ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS (2800) Road (including any side roads) restricted south of Kilometre 35 of this 4Approximately one million hectares of Road. Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou H Churn Creek Protected Area - motor vehicles prohibited except on desigrecovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, nated roads. Access for commercial Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmopurposes other than hunting is allowed. bile closure maps with boundaries, legal Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 access trails, prohibited dates, and identisee Map E7. fied riding areas are no longer published in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations 8 Gaspard-Churn Creek except for comSynopsis, they will be available online at mercial activities other than hunting; and www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 see Map E8. 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for most road and vehicle restricH Red Mountain & French Mountain tions. These signs are for the benefit of motor vehicles prohibited above the hunters, but it is the hunter’s responsibility to 1920 m elevation. recognize closures whether a sign is in place MU 5-4 or not. n From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. s Groundhog FSR and any side roads, 4 Symbol Key: Use the following southerly from the 15.5 km point. symbols to determine what type of motor s Rocky Lake-5800 FSR and any side roads, vehicle prohibition is in place in the followwesterly from the intersection of Rocky ing regional MUs (see also Site and Access Lake-5800 FSR and Groundhog Creek. Restrictions section, pages 11-12): s Battlement Ridge Mining Road - entire H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas road, Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 only. The operation of all motor vehicles is pro- n Taseko-Chilko ATV and Snowmobile hibited year round in these areas unless Restricted Area. See Map E9. otherwise indicated. MU 5-5 s Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed n From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Areas: The operation of all motor s Valleau Creek - see Map E12. vehicles for the purpose of hunting, to H Potato Mountain - Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to Mar. 31, except in Ts’il?os Park. transport wildlife, to transport equipment, See Map E11. firearms and supplies which are intended MU 5-6 for or in support of hunting or to transn From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. port hunters to and from the location of MU 5-8 wildlife is prohibited in these areas. s Nusatsum-Noeick Forest Service Road 8 ATVs and Snowmobile Closed Areas and any side roads - southerly and The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs westerly from Kilometre 15 to South (including motorcycles) is prohibited year Bentinck Arm. round in these areas unless otherwise MU 5-12 indicated. s Upper Dean River Main Haul Road n ATVs and Snowmobiles for northerly from 66.5 km. Hunting Closed Areas The operas Beef Trail Road. tion of snowmobiles and ATVs (including H Corkscrew Road - Except for industrial motorcycles) for the purpose of hunting, to forestry purposes. transport wildlife,to transport firearms or equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to trans-


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any side roads from its point of commencement to its termination.

n MU 5-12 (entire management unit) from

Sept. 1 to Dec. 5. MU 5-13 n MU 5-13 (entire management unit) from Sept. 1 to Dec. 5. MU 5-12 and 5-13 H Itcha Ilgachuz - trails open as indicated on Map E28 (does not apply to a person who uses or operates a motor vehicle, except a snowmobile, for a commercial purpose other than hunting). MU 5-14 n From 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. H Junction - Roads open as shown on Map E20. Commercial vehicles allowed for purposes other than hunting. s Doc English - access is restricted to designated roads; portions of this area are private land and for safety reasons, hunters are requested not to hunt in these areas - see Map E22. MU 5-15 H Eureka Peak - this restriction applies to the operation of all motor vehicles for any purpose. Snowmobiles allowed Dec 1 to Apr 30. - see Map E23 s Spanish No-Name Lake Forest Service Road - northerly and easterly from the No-Name Lake Forest Service Recreational Site. s Crooked Lake Forest Service Road (South side of Crooked Lake) and

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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.

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CARIBOO GENERAL OPEN SEASONS SPECIES

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

REGION 5

MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

Sept 1 - Sept 9 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-15 H4 Point Bucks Sept 10 - Sept 30 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 H4 Point Bucks 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 Nov 1 - Nov 10 H4 Point Bucks 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 Nov 21 - Nov 30 H4 Point Bucks 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 Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 24 Bow Only Season 5-8, 5-11s H See Definitions section: Mule (Black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. s 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. Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 20 BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP 5-2, 5-4H H See Map E10. Compulsory Inspection required. MOUNTAIN GOAT *5-5 to 5-9, 5-11, 5-15 Sept 1 - Oct 31 * See Maps E11, E15, E25. See LEH. Mountain goat populations are sensitive to harvest. Hunters are requested to select male mountain goat. Compulsory Inspection required. CARIBOU 5-12 Sept 1 - Oct 15 H5 point Bulls H See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 Compulsory Reporting required. 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. Compulsory Inspection required. BOBCAT 5-1 to 5-9, 5-12 to 5-15 Dec 1 - Dec 31 Compulsory Reporting required. 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 ROSSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 10, 2016 - Sept 11, 2016 H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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Sept 9, 2017 - Sept 10, 2017

BAG LIMIT 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 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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Small/Young Bears • 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

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. 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.

Cariboo

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. 4. Be aware there is no open season on white (Kermode) or

REGION 5

NOTICE TO BEAR HUNTERS

Large/Adult Male Bears • Stocky legs • Massive body with belly that hangs closer to the ground • Slower, more deliberate movements • Large, rounded head (like a basketball) • Ears look smaller • Thicker neck • Ear-to-nose lines form an equilateral triangle

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

REGION 6

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

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NOTICE TO HUNTERS The Kaska Nation are requesting the assistance of hunters to ensure that all parts of wildlife harvested within their traditional territories in northern British Columbia (MU 6-23, 6-24, and 6-25) are utilized.The Kaska Nation request that hunters drop off any portions of carcasses they would otherwise leave in the field (e.g. heads) or are willing to share. For further information on culturally sensitive areas, meat sharing, and other initiatives, please find contact info for the Kaska Nation at: www. kaskadenacouncil.com

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SKEENA

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 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

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 (pages 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.

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: l Highway 51 from Dease Lake to Telegraph Creek. l Highway 37 from the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 37A to the Yukon border. l 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. l the trail locally known as One Ace Mountain Road, west from Highway 37 to One Ace Mountain (MU 6-24). See Map F33. l the road locally known as McDame Road, southeasterly from Highway 37 near Good Hope Lake to Atan Lake (MU6-23). See Map F33. l Twenty Mile Road (east of the Hyland River), south from the Alaska Highway to the Liard River (MU 6-23). See Map F36. l the road locally known as Midway Mine/ Silvertip Rd, south from the Yukon border to the mine site (MU 6-24) See Map F33. l that portion of the Alaska Highway in MU 6-25 See Map F43. l the road locally known as the Smart River Road, north from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon border (MU 6-25). See Map F43. l the road locally known as Logjam Creek Road, north from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon border (MU 6-25). See Map F43. l Highway 7 from the Yukon border to Atlin (MU 6-25). l the road locally known as Surprise Lake Road or Discovery Avenue from Highway 7 to Surprise Lake (MU 6-25). See Map F37. l 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. l the road locally known as Warm Bay/ O’Donnell Road (MU 6-25). See Map F40. l 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.

REGION 6

t • 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. s 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. s Telkwa Mountain Area (See map F48) H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas during the time periods indicated. H • 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. H 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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov. bc.ca/hunting.

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THINHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 1 6-17, s6-18 to 6-26, H6-27 H A portion of 6-27 only. See Map F32. s Parts of several MUs are open by LEH authorization only and/or have special restrictions. See Maps F24, F28, F29, F32 and F45 Compulsory Inspection required. MOUNTAIN GOAT Aug 1 - Oct 15 1 s6-7, 6-17 to 6-30 Aug 1 - Nov 15 1 s6-3, 6-11, 6-14 to H6-16, HH6-9, +6-4 *6-14 Aug 1 - Feb 28 1 See special area maps F12 and F28. Special Bow Only Season - see Map F5. * Part of MU 6-14 only see map F19 s 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. H Portion of 6-16 closed. See Map F22. HH Part of MU 6-9 only, see map F47. + Part of MU 6-4 only see map F47. Compulsory Inspection required CARIBOU Aug 15 - Oct 15 1 *6-17 to * 6-20, *6-22 to 6-27 H5 point Bulls Compulsory Inspection required. H 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 Apr 1 - June 30 s*6-1 to 6-30 2H *6-12, 6-13 Sept 1 - Nov 30 1H s 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. H The bag limit for black bears in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 is 1 per licence year. 3 WOLF 6-1 to 6-30 H Aug 1 – June 15 H 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. Compulsory Inspection required. 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) 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 2; Sept 5 - Nov 30 Sept 1; Sept 4 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 2; Sept 5 - Nov 30 Sept 1; Sept 4 - Nov 30 8 (24) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 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 2; Sept 5 - Nov 30 Sept 1; Sept 4 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 5 (15) GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 2; Sept 5 - Nov 30 Sept 1; Sept 4 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 2; Sept 5 - Nov 30 Sept 1; Sept 4 - Nov 30 10 (30) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018 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 3, 2016 - Sept 4, 2016 Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 3, 2017 H H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

Lot 6808

Clearwater Cr.

Kitimat (30km.)

Map F4 Babine River No Shooting Area (year round) and Grizzly Bear Closed Area (Sept 1 - Nov 15 only) 1 km on either side of river (situated in MU 6-8).

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REGION 7A

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R For persons hunting in MUs 7-29 (north of Nation River), 7-37 or 7-38 you will be within the 7-55 traditional territory of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation. For persons hunting in MUs 7-39 to 7-41 you FORT Kotcho CDeadwood onserVation oFFiCer serViCe DistriCt oFFiCes will be within the traditional territory of both the L 7-54 er L Kwadacha and Tsay KehR Dene First Nations. Please call 1-877-952-7277 for recorded information Ror iv to make an appoint6-23 7-49 Hay ment at any of the following Field Offices: R Fort Nelson Before you hunt, please check at the approprid Toa 7-56 e Mackenzie, Prince George and Vanderhoof ate Nation’s office, by phone or email, to receive Riv Tetsa R 7-51 R information pertinent to their safety and environ7-52 Ga t ag aga mental Turn s concerns. R N Fonta Cr Te R If you will be hunting in the Tsay Keh Dene i d o Tuch R a Nation’s territory, contact Desmond Spinks in R 7-50 PEACE i t m a n R Prince George at (250) 562-8882 (fishandwild6-19 P 7-47 ER Muskwa Sti IV life@tkdb.ca), or visit www.tsaykeh.com for k online automated services - click on the Fish Chukach PROPHET ha a ay R and Wildlife banner for options. Luke Gleeson dac R iF nl a 7-48 Kw 7-42 (Director of LRTO for TKD Nation) is also avail7-41 6-20 R 7-40 E 7-46 Ak i e R HI able for serious inquiries related to regulations C I SIKANN att in TKD at (250) 993-2100 (lukegleeand safety 7-5 on 8 7-45 son@gmail.com). Pesika Cr Sk Pink Mountain 7-57 7-39 Ingen 7-44 If you will be hunting in the Kwadacha Nation’s a ika R R contact Shawna Case in Kwadacha at ber R territory, ero ry n R Wonowon wa 7-43 (250) 471-2302 ext 6 (kfnref@gmail.com) or visit 7-37 S y 6-17 wan Gr nell ah WILLISTON www.kwadacha.com for more information. 6-18 am 7-34 R

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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.

ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS

MUs 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-39 t from Mar. 31 to Nov. 30. MU 7-3 and 7-17 s Morkill Forest Road above its crossing of Fraser River during the periods April 15 to June 30 and August 15 to November 15. MUs 7-7 to 7-15 u 4:30 am to 8:00am from Aug. 15 - 31 u 5:30 am to 9:00am from Sept. 1 - 30 u 6:30 am to 10:00am from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15 MU 7-18 t access road to Kakwa Recreation Area due north of Buchanan Creek (MU 7-18) MUs 7-38, 7-39, 7-40 u the entire area of MUs 7-38, 7-39 H Finlay area (MUs 7-38, 7-39, 7-40) above 1450 m elevation. Authorized trappers exempt from restriction. Other commercial vehicles allowed, provided they stay on existing mining and logging roads. Closure does not apply on the road surface of the Omineca Mining Road through Lawyers Pass from Aiken Lake to the south shore of the Toodoggone River or on the road to Johanson Lake.

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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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov. bc.ca/hunting.

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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 are available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Vanderhoof Access Management Plan is available at www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/ slrp/plan91.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). H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited in these areas. s 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. u 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. t 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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SPECIES

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MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

MANAGEMENT UNIT

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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 Oct 1 - Oct 31 1 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 19 1 Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 H4 Point Bucks 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 Oct 20 - Nov 15 1 H4 Point Bucks 7-2 to 7-11, 7-15 to 7-18, 7-23, 7-26 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 H4 Point Bucks Nov 1 - 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 Bucks Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 Youth Only Season* 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 Antlerless Oct 1 - Oct 19 1 Youth Bow Only Season* 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 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 H 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 Sept 10 - Nov 5 1 HSpike-fork Bulls 7-16, 7-23 +Calves Oct 1 - Oct 25 1 7-37, 7-39 to 7-41 Aug 15 - Nov 5 1 HSpike-fork Bulls Youth/Senior Only Season* 7-2 to 7-15, 7-17, 7-18, 7-24 to 7-30, 7-38 +Calves 1 Oct 7 - Oct 16 (2016)v Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-15 Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 HSpike-fork Bulls H 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. v In 2017 the general open season will be from Oct 6 - Oct 15 ELK 7-37, 7-41 Aug 15 - Oct 31 1 H6 Point Bulls 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40 Sept 10 - Oct 9 1 H6 Point Bulls Bow Only Season 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-38 to 7-40 Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 H6 Point Bulls H See Definitions section: Elk. Antlers must accompany the species licence. BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP Full Curl Bighorn Rams Aug 15 - Sept 30 7-18 1 Compulsory Inspection required. THINHORN MTN SHEEP Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 7-37, 7-39 to 7-41 1 Tatlatui Park in MU 7-39 closed to mountain sheep hunting. Compulsory Inspection required. 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. Compulsory Inspection required. CARIBOU *7-37 to 7-41 Aug 15 - Oct 15 1 H5 Point Bulls * See special area maps. H See Definitions section: Caribou. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 30 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) 2016-2017 2017-2018 Sept 1 - Sept 9; Sept 12 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 8; Sept 11 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 DUCKS 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 9; Sept 12 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 8; Sept 11 - 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 9; Sept 12 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 8; Sept 11 - 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 9; Sept 12 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 8; Sept 11 - 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 9; Sept 12 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 8; Sept 11 - 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 H 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 10, 2016 - Sept 11, 2016 Sept 9, 2017 - Sept 10, 2017

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REGION 7B

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition. N W T Y U K O N

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BAG LIMITS

4Deer: The combined bag limit for deer

in Region 7B is two. The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one. The bag limit for white-tailed deer 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. The regional daily bag limit for sharp tailed grouse is 3.

FIREARMS RESTRICTED AREAS

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 H23. 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 H12. 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 H8.

ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS

prohibitions in this region. Note definitions of "Motor Vehicle", "ATV" and "Snowmobile" in Definitions section.

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information and maps showing specific routes and vehicle restrictions within the Muskwa Kechika, contact Ministry office in Fort St. John and Ministry of Forests and Range offices in Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek. Vehicles 500 kg or greater are no longer permitted on the west corridor. See Map H20. MU 7-52 H Beyond 400 m on either side of Jade/ Boulder Road (MUs 6-19 & 7-52) from the junction of Jade/Boulder Road and Hwy 37 east to Boulder City Lake, Letain L, Wolverine L and Elephant L, then south along Kutcho Creek to Provencher L and back along the road to its junction with Jade/ Boulder Road again. This closure applies between May 1 and Nov. 15.

NOTICE TO HUNTERS

4Hunters are reminded that when they

take livestock into the wilderness, they should purchase locally grown feed that is known to be invasive plant-free or use pelletized and processed feed. The spread of invasive plants is common every year and can be prevented by using local weed-free feed, pelletized and processed feed and checking and cleaning all vehicles to ensure they are weed-free before leaving home. It is suggested to ensure that livestock are fed weed-free feed 2 days prior to departure and including travel time into the wilderness. It is recommended to bring and utilize feed bags, buckets or troughs with you while in the wilderness to minimize potential ground disturbance by feeding or salting at temporary cam sites and trail heads. For further information on this matter, please contact your local Ministry of Agriculture or Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

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 and Wildlife Branch website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.

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HUNTING MAPS AVAILABLE FOR NORTHEAST BRITISH COLUMBIA

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. 4Symbol 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): H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas The operation of all motor vehicles is prohibited year round in these areas unless otherwise indicated. s 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. u ATVs for Hunting Closed Areas The operation of ATVs (including motorcycles) for purposes of hunting, or to transport hunters, hunting supplies, wildlife or firearms to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. MUs 7-19, 7-21(southeast portion), 7-31, 7-35, 7-36, 7-43, 7-53, 7-57 H above 1400 m in elevation. However, the use of snowmobiles (less than 450 kg in weight) is allowed from Nov. 1 to April 30. Onion Lake Trail (MU 7-21) and Talisman et al Murray Road (C-22-E/93-1-15) are open year round. Contact Ministry office in Fort St. John for more information. See Map H7. MUs 7-21, 7-22 s BP Canada/Ocelot Petroleum West Bullmoose Road H above the 1524 m elevation in the Bullmoose Chamberlain Mt. area, except BP Canada/Ocelot Petroleum West Bullmoose Road. MU 7-36 u east of Aylard Creek and the unnamed creek due north of Aylard Creek that flows into the Graham River, from Aug. 15 to Oct. 31. MUs 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50, 7-51, 7-52, 7-54, 7-57 H Muskwa Kechika Access Management Area- Restriction applies to vehicles other than aircraft in portions of these MUs. For

REGION 7b

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MANAGEMENT UNIT

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7-19, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43*, 7-48 to 7-52, 7-57, 7-58 s4 Point Bucks 7-20 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-35, 7-43** to 7-47, 7-54 s4 Point Bucks Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-47 Bucks Bag limit for mule deer bucks is one. * Restricted to western portion of MU 7-43 See Map H21. ** Restricted to eastern portion of MU 7-43 See Map H22. s See Definitions Section: Mule (Black-tailed Deer). The antlers must accompany the species licence.

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SEASON DATES Sept 10 - Oct 5 Nov 1 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 30

BAG LIMIT 1 1 1

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 SeasonH 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 Youth Only SeasonH 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 H Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. * Restricted to portions of M.U.s 7-20, 7-21, 7-35, 7-45 and 7-46. See Map H11 MOOSE Bulls Aug 15 - Aug 31 1 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-46 to 7-58s 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44, 7-45 Bulls Aug 23 - Aug 31 1 Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-19, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 s HBulls 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 HBulls 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 Oct 16 - Oct 31 1 HBulls Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35 Oct 1 - Oct 15 1 HBulls Moose hunting restrictions wtihin portions of MUs 7-31 and 7-32. See Map H9 H 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 (â&#x20AC;&#x153;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 and an incisor tooth must accompany the species licence. s Compulsory Inspection required of moose taken in portion of MU 7-52 accessible from Region 6. See Map F25 (page 69). ELK Aug 15 - Oct 31 1 7-42HH, 7-57 s6 Point Bulls Aug 15 - Sept 9 1 7-42H, 7-49, 7-50 s3 Point Bulls Sept 10 - Oct 31 1 7-42H, 7-49, 7-50 s6 Point Bulls 7-48, 7-51 to 7-54 Sept 5 - Sept 15 1 s6 Point Bulls 7-19, 7-20+, 7-21+, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-43**, 7-46+ Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 s6 Point Bulls 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-43***, 7-44, 7-45, 7-46*, Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 s3 Point Bulls 7-58 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-43***, 7-44, 7-45, 7-46*, Antlerless Sept 15 - Oct 31 1 7-58 Bow Only Season Sept 10 - Oct 31 1 7-50 s3 Point Bulls H Restricted to northern portion of MU 7-42, see map H18 * Restricted to portions of MUs 7-20, 7-21, and 7-46. See Map H11 HH Restricted to southern portion of MU 7-42, see map H19 ** Restricted to western portion of MU 7-43 See Map H21. + 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 H22. outside the shaded portion of the MU. See Map H11. s See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence. BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP 7-19 Full Curl Bighorn Rams Aug 15 - Sept 30 1 See special area Map H1. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 1 See special area maps. Compulsory Inspection required MOUNTAIN GOAT Aug 25 - Oct 15 1 s7-36, 7-42, 7-43, 7-50, 7-51, 7-52, 7-54, 7-57 sSee regional maps H12, H26, and H28 inclusive. Mountain goats are sensitive to harvest. Hunters are requested to select male mountain goat. Compulsory Inspection required. CARIBOU Aug 15 - Sept 30 1 7-42, 7-50 to 7-54, s 7-57 H5 Point Bulls Bow Only Season 7-58 Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 H5 Point Bulls s Restricted to a portion of MU 7-57. See Map H9. H See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection required. BLACK BEAR 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Aug 15 - Nov 15 2 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Apr 1 - June 15 2 WOLF 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 tAug 1 - Mar 31 3s 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 tApr 1 - June 15 3s tNo closed season below 1100 m elevation. s No bag limit for wolves is being considered, check www.gov.bc.ca/hunting for 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 1 Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: Cougar kitten. Compulsory Inspection required. COYOTE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 NBL tSept 1 - Mar 31 tNo 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 1 LYNX 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 SNOWSHOE HARE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) 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 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.


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MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

SEASON DATES

BAG LIMIT

REGION 8

H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

Okanagan

8-1 to 8-11, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 H4point Bucks 8-12 to 8-15 Sept 10 - Nov 10 1 H4point Bucks 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 Nov 1 - Nov 10 1 H4 Point Bucks 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. H 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 Nov 1 - Nov 15 1 HSpike-fork Bulls H See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection required. ELK 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 10 – Oct 20 1 s6 Point Bulls Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 s6 Point Bulls s See Definitions section: Elk. The antlers must accompany the species licence. 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 Aug 1- Aug 31 *2 s 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 * The bag limit for black bears is two per licence year (Apr. 1 - Mar. 31). s 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 required. Hunters are requested to avoid shooting lynx with collars. COUGAR 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Nov 15 - Mar 31 1 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. Compulsory Inspection required. 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 1t 8-10, 8-12, 8-14, 8-15, 8-22, 8-26 Any Turkey Oct 1 - Oct 15 1t 8-1, 8-9 Any Turkey Oct 1 - Nov 30 1t tThe 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 3, 2016 - Sept 4, 2016 Sept 2, 2017 - Sept 3, 2017 H

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TRAPPING REGULATIONS Major Regulation Changes for 2016 - 2018 1. Increased olf trapping opportunity on private land in portions of the Thompson Region. 2. Mandatory Compulsory Inspection for Fisher trapped in the Thompson Region, and for lynx, bobcat, wolverine and wolf in the Kootenay Region. 3. No closed season for trapping beaver, squirrel, and muskrat on Haida Gwaii. 4. Extended trapping season for mink in the Omineca Region.

BC 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: l The BC Trappers Association’s (BCTA) Trapper Education Program courses for new and experienced trappers. l 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 F&W Branch website at: www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.

Regulating Harvest 4In general, appropriate trapping seasons

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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DEFINITIONS

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.

GENERAL REGULATIONS & INFORMATION

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, l a Conibear trap not larger than size #330 or equivalent, or l leghold traps not larger than size #2, or l submarine traps. 4It is an offence to trap on private property without a trapping licence and the written permission of the property owner.

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

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 authorized 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

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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. Please consult the Ministry’s website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting 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.

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Use of Road-Kill Wildlife 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

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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 BC office, or on the Ministry website: www.gov.bc.ca/hunting 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. For more information on this regulation, please contact the F&W 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is Wildlife?â&#x20AC;? 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 24). Trapline cabins in Provincial Parks and Recreation Areas also require authorization by a Park Use or a Resource Use Permit.

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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: l give the holder of a trapline any proprietary rights in wildlife, or l 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 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: l carries on active trapping on his or her registered trapline to the satisfaction of the Regional Manager, or l 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 l 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 an Export Permit. 4When trapping 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 F&W 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: l fisher in all MUs, other than region 3, when trapped in a fisher open season; l wolverine in regions 3, 5, 6 and 7; l lynx in region 8; l bobcat in MUs 1-14 and 1-15, and in regions 2 and 8; and l wolf in regions 1 and 2. 4Compulsory reporting forms are available at any Ministry regional office and www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Reporting may be done by mail (to the address on the form), phone or in person. When reporting, please give the following information: l name, address and Assigned Trapper Number (top right corner of licence),


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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 Inspecting 4Trappers must submit a carcass and pelt

of the following to a Ministry office, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season: l furbearers that are killed incidentally in areas with no open season; and l fisher in all MUs when trapped outside a fisher open season. These animals cannot be reclaimed by the trapper and may be donated by the Province to the Trapper Education Program. 4Trappers must submit the following to a compulsory inspection center, within 15 days following the end of the trapping season: l fisher in region 3; l wolf in region 4; l wolverine in regions 1, 2, 4 and 8; l weasel in region 1 and MUs 6-12 and 6-13, and a long-tailed weasel in MU’s 2-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-18 and 2-19; l lynx in MUs 1-14 and 1-15, regions 2 and 4; and l bobcat in region 4. Parts required are listed on page 21. 4Trappers must provide the following information to the compulsory inspection center: l name, address and Assigned Trapper Number (top right corner of licence), l location and date of kill, l type of trap and set used, and l number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed.

LICENCE AND REGISTRATION FEES

4Applications for trapping licences are available at www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance with your application please contact FrontCounter BC at 1-877-8553222. (See Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences article, page 24.) 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 24). 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.

2016 SCHEDULE OF ROYALTIES 4Royalty per pelt or skin: Beaver. . . . . $0.64 Muskrat. . . . . $0.21 Black Bear. . . $4.43 Bobcat. . . . . . $8.46 Coyote. . . . . . $2.48 Fisher . . . . . . $3.38 Fox. . . . . . . . $1.20 Lynx . . . . . . . $4.03 Marten . . . . . $2.48 Mink. . . . . . . $0.66

Otter. . . . . . . $1.91 Racoon . . . . . $0.37 Skunk . . . . . . $0.33 Squirrel. . . . . $0.02 Weasel. . . . . . $0.10 Wolf . . . . . . . $4.03 Wolverine. . . . $7.59

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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 F&W 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, B C 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, FTs 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 long-tailed 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.

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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 Underwater or on land

B.M.I. Body Gripper 280 and 330 B.M.I. BT 300 Bélisle Classic 330 Bélisle Super X 280 and 330 Bridger 330 Duke 330

LDL C280 and C280 Magnum LDL C330 and C330 Magnum Rudy 280 and 330 Sauvageau 1001-11F, 2001-8, 2001-11 and 2001-12 Species-Specific 330 and 440 Dislocator Half Magnum Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280 and 330

CANADA LYNX

Bélisle Super X 120, X 160 and X 220 B.M.I. 220 and 280 Body Gripper B.M.I. 220 and 280 Magnum Body Gripper Bridger 220 LDL CX220 and C330

LDL C220 and C220 Magnum Rudy 330 Sauvageau 2001-8 and 2001-11 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330

FISHER

Bélisle Super X 120, X 160 and X 220 Koro #2 LDL C160 and C 220 Magnum

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

MARTEN

B.M.I. 126 Magnum Body Gripper Bélisle Super X 120 and Super X 160 Bélisle Super X 160 Koro #1 and #2 LDL B120 Magnum and C160 Magnum

Northwoods 155 Rudy 120 Magnum and Rudy 160 Plus Sauvageau C120 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-5 and 2001-6

MUSKRAT On land only

B.M.I. 120 Body Gripper B.M.I. 120 and 126 Body Gripper Magnum Bélisle Super X 110 and Super X 120 Bridger 120 Bridger 120 and 155 Magnum Body Gripper Duke 120 Koro Muskrat Trap LDL B120 and LDL B120 Magnum Oneida Victor 120 Stainless Steel

Ouell 411-180 Ouell RM Rudy 110, 120, 120 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-5 Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend” Sauvageau C120 Magnum Triple M Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110 and 20

MUSKRAT Underwater only

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.

OTTER For all Canadian jurisdictions, certified killing traps for otter become mandatory in the fall of 2016

Bélisle Super X: 220, 280 and 330 LDL: C220, C220 and C280 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-8, 2001-11, and 2001-12

Rudy 220 Plus, 280 and 330 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220, 280 and 330

RACCOON

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

LDL C160, C220, and C280 Magnum Northwoods 155 Rudy 160, 160 Plus, 220 and 220 Plus Sauvageau 2001-6, 2001-7 and 2001-8 Species-Specific 220 Dislocator Half Magnum Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 160 and 220 Koro #2

WEASEL

B.M.I. 160 B.M.I. 120 and 126 Magnum Body Gripper Bélisle Super X 110 and 120 Bridger 120 Bridger 120 and 155 Magnum Body Gripper Ouell 411-180 and 310 Ouell RM LDL B120 Magnum Rudy 120 Magnum

Sauvageau 2001-5 Sauvageau C120 Magnum Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend” Triple M Koro Muskrat Trap and Rodent Trap Victora Rat Trap WCS Tube Trap Int’l Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110 and 120

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 and 4 coil springs Oneida Victor #3 equipped with at least 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

Egg Trap

Rifle, Shotgun or Bow

Foot Snare

Live Box Trap

Killing Trap

Leghold Submerging

Modified Leghold

Killing Snare

TRAPPING METHODS

X X X5 X X Beaver X3,4 Black Bear* X X X5 X X X Bobcat X X X X X X Coyote 5 X X X X Fisher X X X X X X Fox X X6 X5 X X X Lynx X X5 X X Marten X X X X X Mink 2 5 X X X X X Muskrat X X X5 X X Otter 5 X X X X X Raccoon X X X X Skunk X X X X Squirrel 5 X X X X Weasel 1 X X X X X X3 Wolf X X X X Wolverine “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 9, 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.

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 the Province. 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. 4To cause or allow dogs to pursue furbearers under the authority of a trapping licence. 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 and 17).

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TRAPPING REGULATIONS

2016 - 2018 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 (except MUs 6-12, 6-13), 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31 MUs 6-12, 6-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 1 - Dec 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, 7H, 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. H 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 7-49 to 7-54) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 28 MUs 7-49 to 7-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Mar 15 MINK Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7B, 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), Region 7A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Feb 28 MUs 7-49 to 7-54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Feb 15 MUSKRAT Regions 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Apr 30 Region 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 15 - Feb 15 Regions 6 (except MUs 6-12, 6-13), 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 1 - May 31 MUs 6-12, 6-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 1 - Dec 31

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SPECIES/REGIONS (MUs) SEASON DATES 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 (except MUs 6-12, 6-13), 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Mar 30 MUs 6-12, 6-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 1 - Dec 31 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* :, 5u, 6, 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - Mar 31 Region 7H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 15 - May 31 * There is no closed season for wolf below 1100 m elevation in MUs 4-2 to 4-5, 4-20 to 4-22, 4-24 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37 and 4-40. ** There is no closed season for wolf in MUs 3-12 to 3-13, 3-17 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33, 3-35 to 3-42, restricted to private land only and use of modified leg hold traps only from Apr 1 to Oct 14. Private land is defined as land that is not Crown land and that government does not have a vested interest in. E.g. does not apply to Crown grazing lease. : 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. H 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. u There is no closed season for wolf in MUs 5-1 to 5-6, 5-12 to 5-14, restricted to private land only and use of modified leg hold traps only from Apr 1 to Oct 14. Private land is defined as land that is not Crown land and that government does not have a vested interest in. E.g. does not apply to Crown grazing lease.

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