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REGULATIONS SYNOPSIS Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020

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HUNTING AND TRAPPING REGULATIONS SYNOPSIS

2018-2020

Table of Contents BEFORE YOUR HUNT Major Regulation Changes for 2018-2020 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hunter Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BC Fish and Wildlife Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Open Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Waterfowler Heritage Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Aboriginal Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Limited Entry Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Licence Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Non-Resident Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Licence Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Wildfire Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Federal Firearms Legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 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 Export from the Province . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Compulsory Inspection & Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 C.I.T.E.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Taxidermy, Tanning & Meatcutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Submitting Your Hunter Sample Questionnaire . . . . . . . 23 ARTICLES & FORMS Minister’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 How to Measure A Tine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hunter Notice: Accidental Illegal Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Deer Bag Limits - Explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Wildlife Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Online Services for Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Important Notice for Mountain Goat Hunters . . . . . . . 25 Report All Poachers/Polluters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Record of Receipt for Transporting Wildlife . . . . . . . . . 24 Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Leadshot Ban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

ARTICLES & FORMS Con’t Horncurl Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Wild Sheep and Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Badger Sighting Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Wanted: Bobcat and Lynx trail camera photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Notice to Black Bear Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Handling Game Meat Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 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 Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 2018 Mountain Caribou Update Bear Identification Guide How to Extract an Incisor Tooth B.C. WILDLIFE APPS BC Moose Tracker BC Wildlife Federation Conservation Report Invasives BC

REGION 1 Vancouver Island

REGION 2 Lower Mainland

REGION 3 Thompson

REGION 4 Kootenay

REGION 5 Cariboo

REGION 6 Skeena

REGION 7 Omineca & Peace

For more information on the hunting and trapping regulations, call a Ministry Regional Office, Wildlife and Habitat 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 387-6121 elsewhere in B.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-663-7867 • Report a Poacher/Polluter (see page 26) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

REGION 8 Okanagan


Minister’s Message Welcome to the 2018-2020 hunting and trapping season! Hunting and trapping are a valuable part of our province’s heritage, and provide opportunities to enjoy our rich diversity of landscapes and wildlife. Hunting and trapping are vital to our rural economies, boosting tourism revenue and providing direct and indirect jobs. Improving services to hunters continues to be a priority for this government. We recently announced the expansion of BC Hunting Online to include non-resident licensing, which lets guide outfitters conduct many hunting business transactions online. Guide outfitters can also now use the website to submit new and renewal guide-outfitter licence applications. Sustainable wildlife practices are critical to ensuring hunting and trapping opportunities for future generations. In the face of climate change, there has never been a greater need for a science-based wildlife strategy that promotes ecological integrity. That is why we have allocated $14 million over the next three years to support engagement, development and implementation of a new wildlife strategy for British Columbia. We want to develop long and short term ways to manage B.C.’s wildlife resources through collaboration with industry stakeholders, Indigenous peoples, rural communities, wildlife organizations, and the public. This all begins with dialogue. Hunters and trappers have a vast amount of knowledge about our world-renowned backcountry

and are some of our province’s most dedicated conservationists. We welcome your participation and contributions. Please visit http://engage.gov.bc.ca/wildlifeandhabitat for more information and to share your views. While we are working on the broader strategy to improve wildlife management, we are continuing with other related initiatives that will strengthen our ability to manage wildlife populations and ensure sustainable hunting opportunities. We have committed $27 million over three years to build a comprehensive caribou recovery program including $2 million to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation specifically for a new Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund. We have extended the Provincial Moose research project for another five years, and are committing another $1 million this fiscal to moose enhancement activities. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has also allocated $9 million to hire more conservation officers and increase programs to reduce human-wildlife conflict. My sincere thanks to all the hunters, trappers, organizations and government staff for your continuing contributions and stewardship of wildlife resources. Sincerely, Doug Donaldson Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

MAJOR PROVINCE WIDE REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2018-2020 • Licensed grizzly bear hunting is banned in B.C. • Hunters are now required to carry all species licences obtained or held for the current licence year, including both cancelled and uncancelled, while hunting • “Edible portions” has been re-defined to include meat from the neck and ribs, and hunters are now required to remove the edible portions of harvested cougar • Revised requirements to prove evidence of sex and species while transporting harvested big game • Aggregate bag limit of one mule deer buck in Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, and 8 • Prohibition on the use of cervid derivatives (i.e., deer urine) sourced outside of B.C. for the purpose of hunting

New information or regulation changes are highlighted as green, bold text

Zone B Peace

Zone A Omineca

Skeena

Fort St. John

Smithers Prince George

Cariboo Williams Lake

Thompson Vancouver Island

Lower Mainland

Kamloops

Surrey Nanaimo

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 Wildlife and Habitat Branch website, click on the RSS icon, and subscribe to the In-Season Regulation Changes feed, www.gov.bc.ca/hunting 2

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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 (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. B.C. 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 B.C. 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 B.C. 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, 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. Cow Moose - a female moose recognizable by having no antlers and being 6 feet at shoulder height weighing 600-800 lbs.

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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 wolf, lynx, bobcat and wolverine, means the edible portions of the neck, ribs, 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

spike bull

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

Elk - Three Points or Greater Bull means any bull having at least three tines on one antler. 6 point antler

Elk

3 point antler

Antler tines must be at least 2.5 cm in length

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. 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.

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Migratory Game Birds - for which there may be an open season in B.C. 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. 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

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

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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.

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the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane 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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No Hunting Area - means a designated area in which hunting (see definition) is prohibited. Non-Resident - means a person who is not a B.C. resident but who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, or a person who is not a B.C. resident but whose only or primary residence is in Canada and has resided in Canada for the 12 month period immediately before making an application under the Wildlife Act or doing another thing relevant to the operation of the Wildlife Act. Non-Resident Alien - means a person who is neither a B.C. resident nor a non-resident. Non-resident/alien Restricted Licence - means a licence issued to a non-resident or a non-resident alien who has not suc-

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cessfully completed examinations, approved by the director, about conservation, outdoor recreation and safety. Non-resident/alien Unrestricted Licence - means a licence issued to a non-resident or a non-resident alien who has successfully completed examinations, approved by the director, about conservation, outdoor recreation and safety. 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. 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.

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NOT A TINE

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.

A B A PALMATED NON-PALMATED On larger tines, the measurements can be taken at any point at least 2.5 cm from the tip.

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

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4Since 1974, Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) has been an educational program to ensure that hunters meet acceptable standards of knowledge and skill for safe and ethical hunting. The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) has 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 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 selfstudy 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:

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BC FISH AND WILDLIFE ID (FWID)

4The FWID is an electronic profile with a user’s personal information, credentials, licences, permits, applications and limited entry hunting (LEH) authorizations. In April 2016 the FWID replaced the Hunter Number. 4All hunters (residents, non-residents and non-resident aliens) must obtain a FWID to access hunting programs and services in British Columbia. Hunters with a Hunter Number were assigned a FWID. Hunters without a Hunter Number are required to produce documentation that proves residency, identity, and hunter safety training (required for purchasing all hunting licences except initiation, youth, restricted non-resident/alien and special area) in order to obtain a FWID. Proof of hunter safety training include a Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) certificate, or a document issued by a territory or province of Canada, other than British Columbia, or a government of an international jurisdiction evidencing successful completion of a hunter safety training course. 4When a B.C. resident who is 10 years of age or older completes CORE, they are eligible to hold a basic hunting licence, have a bag limit of their own, and enter the limited entry hunting draw. 4Hunters may only have and use one FWID. 4FWID holders must update their fish and wildlife profile when they change residency or their legal name.You can request a change to your profile in-person at a Service BC or FrontCounter BC office or through BC Hunting Online. 4Please note: FWID holders must provide documentation proving a legal name change. 4In some cases, you may qualify for a residency exemption. 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 recognized educational 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.

NEW ELECTRONIC LICENCES, PERMIT AND LEH AUTHORIZATION

4You are no longer required to carry a paper copy of your resident, non-resident or non-resident alien hunting licence, initiation licence, youth licence, upland game bird licence, Fraser Valley and Gulf Islands special area licences, LEH authorization, or permit to accompany while hunting, or carry a copy of your guide outfitter licence while guiding. These permit, licences and authorization are now fully electronic. 4You must carry all of your species licences while hunting, both cancelled and uncancelled. If you buy your species licence online, it will be mailed to you and it is subject to Canada Post delivery times. If you buy your species licences in-person, you will obtain them immediately. 4LEH authorizations are now available on your Fish and Wildlife profile and will not be mailed to you. 4If you win a shared limited entry hunting authorization, you are still required to carry the Harvest Report section of your authorization at all times while hunting.You must also complete the Harvest Report and communicate the harvest to all hunters in your group immediately upon a kill. 4The harvest questionnaires continue to be mailed to hunters. Please be sure that the contact 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. 4Conservation Officers can access your FWID profile, including electronic licences, permit to accompany and LEH authorizations in the field using their mobile application. Please note that you are legally required to produce your FWID number and photo ID upon request of an officer.

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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 (MU’s). 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 prescribed 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 youth hunters from having to purchase the federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit when participating in WHDs. Provincial regulations have been amended to exempt youth 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, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is to ensure the long-term conservation of wildlife populations and their habitats.The Ministry also recognizes that First Nations may have established 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 be sustainable, and harvesting methods must not jeopardize safety or the use and enjoyment of property. Any hunting of wildlife species for sale or barter, in whole or in part, is not legal, except as authorized by regulation

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

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4Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) seasons are open only to hunters who have drawn an LEH authorization for the applicable licence year. 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. 4A resident hunting licence and species 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 B.C. Residents:

1) Resident Hunting Licence

4Hunting licences are available to resident hunters 10 years of age or older who hold a valid FWID with resident and 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 FWID number and photo ID when purchasing a hunting licence in person.

2) Youth Hunting Licence

4Youth 10 years of age or older and under 18 years of age, who 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. The parent or guardian will be required to get a FWID. 4A youth hunter, whether or not they have completed a hunter safety training program or

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BEFORE YOUR HUNT are hunting under a hunting or youth licence, must be accompanied and under the close personal supervision of an adult who carries the proper licences and meets the prescribed qualifications to be a supervising hunter. 4Non-resident qualifications for a Youth Hunting Licence are the same with the exception that they may not hunt for wildlife for which an LEH authorization is required. 4Non-resident youth wanting to hunt big game must be accompanied by a guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or a holder of a permit to accompany.

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. 4If hunting under an Initiation Licence, you must be accompanied by a supervising hunter at all times during your hunting activity.You must also have your supervising hunter, before starting to hunt on each day of hunting, sign a form that acknowledges the conditions of supervising your hunting activity. Forms are available at www.gov. bc.ca/hunting.

Hunter Safety Training for Youth and Initiation Hunters: 4 Youth and Initiation hunters do not need to complete 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.

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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 a Youth or Initiation Hunting Licence. However, during an LEH 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 under the close personal supervision while hunting by a person who meets the following prescribed qualifications: 4Hold a FWID with active residency and hunting credentials. 4 If supervising an Initiation Licensed Hunter, be a resident and hold a basic hunting licence (unless exempt). 4If supervising an Initiation Licensed Hunter, be a resident and hold a basic hunting licence (unless exempt). 4Have held a hunting licence (or be exempted from holding a licence), other than an Initiation Hunting Licence, in British Columbia, or a licence to hunt in another jurisdiction, in not fewer than 3 of any of the licence years preceding the current licence year. This qualification does not apply to the supervising hunter if a guide outfitter also accompanies the holder of an Initiation Hunting Licence.

4If an Indian residing in B.C., has received training in hunting and previously hunted lawfully without supervision. 4Not be prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm in any jurisdiction. 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. A parent or legal guardian must apply for the hunting or youth licence on behalf of the youth and sign the written undertaking that the parent or guardian will not allow the child or ward to hunt or carry firearms unless the youth is accompanied by and under the close personal supervision of a hunter who meets the prescribed qualifications to supervise.

BUYING LICENCES

4Hunting licences are available online at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting and at Service BC, FrontCounter BC and participating commercial outlets and sporting goods stores (resident only). Please note that non-resident licences are NOT available from commercial outlets and sporting goods stores. 4A parent or legal guardian must apply for the hunting or youth licence on behalf of the youth and sign the written undertaking that the parent or guardian will not allow the child or ward to hunt or carry firearms unless the youth is accompanied by and under the close personal supervision of a hunter who meets the prescribed qualifications to supervise. 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 100m while carrying a firearm, may apply for a disabled hunting permit. Information and the permit application process are available through

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DEER LICENCES

4A person must not possess more than 15 of any current year deer licences. The combination of deer licences may include a maximum of 3 mule deer and 3 white-tailed deer licences. 4There are special deer licences (Haida Gwaii 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 in Haida Gwaii. Up to 3 regular mule deer licences can be used in Haida Gwaii, 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. Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit is a federal government permit. It’s available for purchase online, or through some Canada Post Offices or independent vendors. 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.

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 species 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.


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NON-RESIDENT HUNTERS

4Non-residents of British Columbia must follow all hunting regulations. All non-resident hunters are now required to hold a Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID) to obtain hunting licences. 4Beginning in hunting licence year 2018/19, non-resident and non-resident alien hunters must hold an unrestricted hunting licence to hunt small game unaccompanied by a guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or a holder of a permit to accompany nonresidents or non-resident aliens. To obtain an unrestricted non-resident/non-resident alien hunting licence, you must show proof of successful completion of hunter safety training. 4You can prove successful completion of hunter safety training when registering for your FWID and applying for your hunting credential.You have the option to upload a copy of your hunter safety training certificate using B.C. Hunting Online or take your documentation to a Service BC or FrontCounter BC office. 4If you do not obtain a hunting credential, you will only be eligible to apply for a restricted non-resident/non-resident alien hunting licence and you must be accompanied by a guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or a holder of a permit to accompany non-residents or non-resident aliens when hunting. 4The fee for a restricted and unrestricted licence is the same. Fees vary depending on your residency status. 4Please note non-resident and non-resident alien hunters are required to be accompanied by a guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or a holder of a permit to accompany at all times when hunting big game, regardless of the type

of licence (restricted or unrestricted) they hold.

Big Game Guided Hunts

4When purchasing big game species licences,

non-residents must provide the guide outfitter’s licence number. On completion of the hunt, non-residents 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 hunter may be accompanied by a resident of B.C., who holds a permit to accompany non-residents or non-resident aliens to hunt big game. Only one permit to accompany will be issued to a person in a licence year. 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-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brotherin-law or sister-in-law, but excludes cousins). 4The B.C. resident applying for this permit must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, 19 years of age or older, 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). 4Permits to Accompany may not be available for all species and areas (for example, thinhorn sheep).You can submit your application online at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting or at a FrontCounter BC office.

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4The B.C. resident applicant is eligible to buy licences on behalf of the non-resident named on the permit. 4Non-residents must have a valid issued permit to accompany associated to their Fish and Wildlife profile to be able to buy species licences for themselves. Otherwise, a guide outfitter licence number will be required. 4The permit holder (B.C. resident) must submit a completed accompanied hunt report to FrontCounter BC within 10 days after the hunt authorized by the permit is concluded (whether or not the hunt took place).Your accompanied hunt report form is now part of your permit to accompany. 4You may e-mail the completed report, take it to any FrontCounter BC location or mail it to the FrontCounter BC office location where the hunt occurred. 4If there is a harvest; the permit holder must make royalty payments within 30 days after the hunt authorized by the permit is concluded. (see Royalty Fees section page 20). 4Royalty payments can be made by contacting the office where the report form was submitted or including a payment form with your submission. 4For additional information, please contact FrontCounter BC at 1-877-855-3222.

Small Game

4Non-residents can hunt small game unaccompanied if hunting under a non-resident or non-resident alien unrestricted licence. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by a guide outfitter, an assistant guide outfitter or a holder of a permit to accompany nonresidents or non-resident aliens at all times during the hunting activity for small game.

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Hunting Licence Fees

The following fees apply province-wide. Additional licence requirements are indicated under certain regional schedules. All licences issued under the Wildlife Act are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Fees include HCTF surcharge, but not G.S.T. B.C. resident to hunt all game

$32.00Hs

B.C. resident who is 65 years of age or over to hunt all game $7.00H Non-resident (Brestricted / Bunrestricted) to hunt all game $75.00H Non-resident alien (Brestricted / Bunrestricted) to hunt all game $180.00H Fraser Valley Special Area (See Region 2)

$10.00H

Gulf Islands Special Area. All islands in MU 1-1 (except Vancouver Island) and Denman and Hornby Islands in MU 1-6 $2.00 Initiation Hunting Licence - allows a person 18 years or older who has never previously held a hunting licence in B.C. to try hunting without having successfully completed hunter safety training $19.00H Youth hunting licence - the youth must be 10 years of age or older & under age 18 $7.00Hs Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit $17.00s Haida Gwaii Deer (resident)

$10.00H

Species Licence Fees

Species licences are required for the hunting of the following animals and are required in addition to the basic hunting licences. Hunters are required to carry all species licences obtained or held for the current year, including both cancelled and uncancelled, while hunting. Fees include HCTF surcharge, but not G.S.T. BIG GAME Bison Black Bear Bobcat Q Caribou Q Cougar Q Deer

Non-B.C. Resident $700.00 $180.00 $40.00 $230.00 $230.00 $125.00

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Small Game

Haida Gwaii Deer (non-resident) $25.00H H Includes surcharge for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF). s A youth hunting ducks or geese during Waterfowler Heritage Days do not require a hunting licence, junior hunting licence or Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit. The Written Undertaking, signed by a parent or guardian, is still required. You can find the form at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. B See definitions (page 5).

B.C. RESIDENT $70.00 $20.00 $8.00 $20.00 $30.00 $15.00

Upland Game Birds

$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. H Except for upland game birds. Q

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You may apply to replace a lost, stolen or accidently destroyed species licence at Service BC or FrontCounter BC offices only. If you have more than one licence for the same species which you need a replacement for, you need to provide the licence number of the licence to be replaced. Licence numbers are displayed on your receipt, which can be reprinted online or at Service BC or FrontCounter BC offices. Replacement Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 It is unlawful to use another person’s licence or to loan or transfer any licence under any circumstance.

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 writing, a basic BC resident hunting licence will set you back $32: $25 of this is the fee portion that goes to general government revenue, and the remaining $7 is a conservation surcharge that is directed to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. The exact ratio between fee and conservation surcharge varies for other hunting and trapping licences types, averaging 80% fee to 20% surcharge. Total licence sales fluctuate annually, the average surcharge revenue from these licence products is around $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. Surcharges from hunting, trapping and guide outfitting licences pay for wildlife and stewardship projects, as well as education programs. Money is also used to secure important wildlife habitat through HCTF’s acquisition granting program. In 2018-19, HCTF approved 90 wildlife and stewardship projects, ranging from ungulate habitat enhancement to programs designed to get kids outdoors and connected with nature in their communities. Where Can I Find Out More? BC hunters, anglers, trappers and guide outfitters make a huge 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 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. Contact the Regional District where you wish to hunt for further information. 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 100 metres of all Regional District Parks in Regions 1 and 2.

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 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 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 100 metres 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 B.C. The discharge of a firearm, or bow is prohibited. A complete list of Ecological Reserves, maps and legal descriptions is available at www. bcparks.ca/eco_reserve.

Conservation Lands

4B.C. 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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NO HUNTING and NO SHOOTING AREA 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/.

No Hunting Areas 4It is unlawful to hunt or discharge a firearm within 100 metres of a church, school building, school yard, playground, regional district park, dwelling house, or farm or ranch building that is occupied by persons or domestic animals. Owners and occupiers or their employees or agents are exempted near dwelling houses or farm or ranch buildings for the purpose of slaughtering livestock.

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 B.C. 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 metres on either side of the middle of a road with less than three lanes, or (b) 15 metres from the edge of the paved surface of a highway with three lanes or more, or (c) to the boundary of private or cultivated land, whichever comes first. 4In addition to the above universal restriction, several major or heavily populated routes in the province have an additional 400 metres 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 metres 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 metres 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 metres 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 metres (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 metres (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.

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4All native species of animals in the province, excluding invertebrates and fish as well as several non-native species, have been designated as wildlife, giving them full protection under provisions of the Wildlife Act, RSBC 1996, Chapter 488. These species may not be hunted, killed, captured, kept as pets or used for commercial purposes unless specifically allowed by regulation or by authority of a permit. 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 on private land only for the specific purpose of protecting property; no hunting license or open season is required. On Crown land a person must abide by the open seasons for Schedule B species (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

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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 B.C. during an open season under the Wildlife Act or lawfully brought into B.C., 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 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 with one or more kids. 12. To hunt a 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. 25. To carry a cocked crossbow in or on a vehicle, or to discharge a bow from a vehicle of any kind.


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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 true test of a hunter is not whether or not a mistake is made, but how he/she deals with that mistake. All self reported unlawful kills will be investigated and the appropriate action will be assessed by the officer. What should you do? Immediately cancel your species licence and mark in ink on the species licence page that your intention is to self report. l If you have telephone service, call the RAPP number and seek direction from a Conservation Officer. l If you are within close proximity of a

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

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Legal Hunting Methods and Provincial Bag Limits Firearms Rifles Shotguns

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Centrefire

Archery

Rimfire

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

Provincial Bag Limits (applies to all licenced hunters)

No

Yes7

No

Bow E

1

BIG GAME Bison Black Bear

No

Yes

Yes

Bow A, C, D

2*

Bobcat

Yes

Yes

Yes1

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)

Elk

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Lynx

Yes

Moose

No

Mountain Goat

6

Yes

Yes

1

Bow B, C, D

1

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Mountain Sheep

No

Yes

No

Bow A, C, D

1

Wolf

No

Yes

Yes

1

Bow A, C, D

3*

Wolverine

Yes

Yes

Yes

1

Bow B, C, D

1

Yes2

Yes3

Yes

Bow B, C, D

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

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 Upland Game Birds Other Small Game (includes Coyote) MIGRATORY BIRDS Migratory Game Birds

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*See regions' sections for regional bag limit. Regional bag limits apply to all licenced hunters.

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

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ARCHERY

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


Legal Hunting Methods

Provincial Bag & Possession Limits

Check regional sections for open seasons, additional restrictions and regional bag limits. Firearms 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, 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 15 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 while hunting or returning from hunting is three times the daily limit except for Sharp-tailed Grouse (Regions 3, 5 & 7B) 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 to harvest any combination of white-tailed or mule (black-tailed) deer up deer bag limits and deer species licences. On the surface it seems to a maximum of 3. confusing, with provincial bag limits vs. regional bag limits, buck limits vs. 2) Regional bag limits are implemented to limit the number of a species antlerless bag limits, aggregate bag limits, individual bag limits for species, or sex of deer that may be harvested per hunter per year in response to and species licences for mule (black-tailed) and white-tailed deer. Once local conditions. If a hunter harvests the maximum number of a species the system is broken down into its parts it is straight forward. or sex of deer within a region, they can no longer hunt deer within that There are two classes of bag limits, Provincial and Regional, neither of region. They can, however, continue to hunt and harvest deer in other these bag limits can be exceeded. regions until they reach the provincial bag limit of 3. 1) The Provincial bag limit for deer is 3 (not including Haida Gwaii/ The following table outlines the provincial and regional bag limits for deer. QCI). Hunters may not harvest more than 3 deer in one licence year, Deer bag limits on Haida Gwaii are not covered in this article, as they are but only 1 may be a mule (black-tailed) deer buck from Regions 3, a unique case. 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B and 8 combined. Mule (Black-tailed) Deer White-tailed Deer Combined All Deer Hunters may harvest 3 white-tailed Region Regional Provincial deer (if they purchase 3 white-tailed Bucks Antlerless Total Bucks Antlerless Total Bag Limit Bag Limit deer licenses), or 3 mule (blacktailed) deer (if they purchase 3 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 mule (black-tailed) deer licenses), or *2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 a combination of white-tailed and 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 mule (black-tailed) deer (1+2 or 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 2+1) providing they do not exceed 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 the provincial limit of 3 and not **6 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 more than 1 mule (black-tailed) 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 7a deer buck from Regions 3, 4, 5, 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 7b 6 ,7A, 7B and 8 combined. The 8 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 reason hunters may purchase more Hunters cannot harvest deer in excess of the sex, species, regional, or provincial bag limits than 3 deer licenses in total is to * Some exceptions apply ** Table does not include deer bag limit for Haida Gwaii/QCI provide hunters with the flexibility

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WILDLIFE HEALTH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease, caused by an abnormal protein or prion, which affects species in the deer family (cervids). It has NOT been found in B.C. In jurisdictions where CWD is present, hunter harvested animals that test positive may not show signs because symptoms can take months to develop after infection. Signs of the disease eventually include weight loss, behaviour change, drooling, poor coordination and trembling. If you observe a cervid with these changes please report their location and symptoms to the B.C. Wildlife Health Program to allow sampling. REDUCE THE RISK CWD continues to spread in jurisdictions where it is found. In Canada it is gradually moving across Alberta towards B.C. The B.C. Wildlife Health Program is focusing on preventing the disease from entering B.C. Hunters can help to reduce the risk by not using products containing materials such as urine from deer as urine can carry CWD prions, contaminate the environment and infect new animals. If you hunt deer, elk or moose in jurisdictions with CWD, please follow regulations and do not return with intact carcasses or tissues able to carry CWD prions to B.C. Make sure to process carcasses and leave high risk tissues behind (brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes and organs) where you harvested.

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SUPPORT THE CWD PROGRAM If CWD is introduced to B.C., rapid detection is critical for confirmation, eradication or mitigation efforts. If you hunt deer, elk or moose, especially in the eastern part of B.C., please submit the head to the B.C. Wildlife Health Program for testing. More samples are required to be confident in B.C.’s CWD free status. To learn more, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/chronicwastingdisease. HUMAN HEALTH RISKS AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES For information on diseases that may 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: www.gov.bc.ca/wildlifehealth. Pay attention

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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. Locations 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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NOTE: To improve enforceability and simplify regulations, the option to use antlers to prove sex and species while transporting harvested wildlife is no longer available. Please refer to the section below for the new requirements while transporting harvested wildlife from the kill location to a meatcutter, owner or operator of a cold storage plant, or the hunters normal dwelling place. A person must, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers or horns of wildlife killed during an antler/ horn restricted season (i.e., 6 pt, full curl, spike-fork, etc.) and the species licence under which the wildlife was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer. (1) For caribou, elk or moose, the animal’s tail or another readily identifiable part of the hide not less than 6 cm2, AND: (i) If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis, (ii) If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats. (2) For deer, the unskinned tail, AND: (i) If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis, (ii) If the animal is female, a portion of the udder and teats. (3) For bison, mountain goat or mountain sheep: (i) If the animal is male, a testicle or part of the penis. (ii) If the animal is female, a portion of the udder or teats. 4The above sections (1) - (3) 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) - (3) 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 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 B.C. unless you have a valid export permit or are exempted from holding an export permit continued on page 22...


COMPULSORY INSPECTION and REPORTING

Compulsory Inspection and Compulsory Reporting are a requirement for specific game species under the Wildlife Act 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. Hunters must provide the cancelled species licence (paper copy only) and, if applicable, the LEH authorization (electronic or paper copy), prior to the inspection being performed. 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 (i.e., 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 • cougar • caribou • elk in Regions 1 and 2, and MUs 4-8, 4-9, 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33, and 4-38, 6-4, 6-8, and 6-9 • moose in Regions 3 (spike-fork bull under the GOS only), 4 and 8 and MUs 5-3 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-14, MUs 6-19 to 6-29, portion of 7-52 (see map F25) • black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 • lynx, bobcat and wolf in Region 4

1. Mountain goat and mountain sheep must be submitted to a compulsory inspector within 30 days or before December 5 of the year of the kill, whichever occurs first. 2. Persons who gain the written approval from a Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Technician or Official 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 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 (i.e., 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.

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For mountain goat: • the horns and for males, a testicle or part of the penis; for females, a portion of the teats or mammary gland. For 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 • elk in MU 6-12 and 6-13 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, 4. the sex of the animal taken, and 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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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. 4An export permit is not required if the export of the animal originates in a jurisdiction outside of B.C., is only transported through B.C. to its final destination outside of B.C. and the export documentation from the originating jurisdiction accompanies the animal. 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 B.C. 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

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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 Wildlife and Habitat Branch or a Ministry regional office as soon as possible. 4Hunters possessing a mountain goat, mountain sheep or caribou harvested in B.C., who must drive through the Yukon and back into B.C. in order to submit the animal for compulsory inspection, are exempt from obtaining an export permit for this purpose.

C.I.T.E.S.

4The "Convention on the International

Trade of Endangered Species" (C.I.T.E.S.) requires that a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit be obtained for the export out of Canada of all bears, cougar, lynx, bobcat, wolf, sea otter, or river otter or parts of these animals. Such permits leaving Canada directly from B.C. may be obtained by applying to www. frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance with your application contact FrontCounter at 1-877-855-3222. For all other CITES listed species contact CITES Canada directly at www.canada.ca/en/environment-climatechange/services/convention-internationaltrade-endangered-species/permits/application-forms.html. 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. 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

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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.

NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR TAXIDERMISTS AND TANNERS

the Wildlife and Habitat 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

Effective April 1, 2018 a taxidermist or tanner who receives a grizzly bear or grizzly bear parts for processing MUST report to government within 10 days of receipt by recording details in a special online grizzly bear registry. For instructions, please see the Quick Reference Guide titled “How to Submit a Grizzly Bear Registry Report” on the Wildlife and Habitat Branch website at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sportsculture/recreation/fishing-hunting/ hunting/about-bc-hunting-online/quickreference-guides. The requirement to record and report grizzly does not require reporting to government of all grizzly parts that are part of an existing inventory held prior to April 1, 2018. It applies only to all grizzly bear or parts of grizzly bear received on or after April 1, 2018 whether directly or through an agent. A taxidermist or tanner may also visit a FrontCounter BC office in person to access the online registry to report the parts they have received. Do not take the parts to the FrontCounter BC office.

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 B.C. 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,

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 received. 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 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:

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 “Management Plan for the Mountain Goat in British Columbia” contains detailed information on managing mountain goats in B.C., and is available for downloading at www.env.

gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/recovery/ management_plans/MtGoat_MP_ Final_28May2010.pdf

A person must, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers or horns of wildlife killed during an antler/horn restricted season (i.e., 4 pt, 6 pt, full curl, spike-fork, etc) and the species licence under which the wildlife was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer.

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How Can I Help? 1. Never confront a suspect. 2. Record: suspect/vehicle information, type of violation, location, date and time. 3. Report as soon as possible.

For violations related to tidal recreational fisheries and in-river salmon fisheries, contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at 1-800-465-4336

The BC Wildlife Federation pays rewards up to $2000 for information leading to the charges of persons who have: violated laws related to the protection of fish, wildlife, or the environment; or damaged the property of companies or individuals who provide access to hunters and anglers.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND

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

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REGIONAL BAG LIMITS Deer: The bag limit for mule (blacktailed) deer is three, of which only two may be antlerless from Special Areas Only 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.

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

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).

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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, and1-6. 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 metres 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 A1 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 metres 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 (604-350www.RWTaxidermy.com 778-241-0208

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1950) Pacific Wildlife Research Centre. 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited within 25 metres on either side of the midline of Westcan Terminals Road east of Indian Reserve #9 and 25 metres 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 metres of the high water mark of the Cowichan River from a point starting on the River immediately north of the Holt Creek Trailhead upstream along the Cowichan River to the Municipality of Lake Cowichan.

Gulf Islands Licence Hunting Area 4Hunters planning to hunt on Gulf Islands within MU 1-1 and 1-06 should be aware that the majority of these islands are comprised of private land and National Park.  Prior to hunting on private land, hunters must obtain permission from the owner of the property they intend to hunt.  There is no hunting within Gulf Islands National Park. 4No hunting or shooting of upland game birds (grouse, pheasant, quail) on 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 Wildlife and Habitat Branch website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.


SPECIES

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2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

2018-2019

COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 DUCKS 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 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 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 1-3, 1-8 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 Sept 1, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 15, 2019 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 219 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 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 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 219 Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 *1-4 (Ex-Dinsdale property) Sept 29, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018 Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 Feb 16, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 Feb 15, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020 * See Map A11. WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DUCKS and GEESE 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 29, 2018 - Sept 30, 2018 Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

REGION 1

MULE DEER (Black-tailed) Bucks *Sept 10 - Dec 10 2 t1-1 to 1-15 Special Areas Only** See Maps A1, A13, A15, A16, A22, A23, A35 Antlerless *Sept 10 - Dec 10 2 Youth Only Season*** 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6 Antlerless Sept 10 - Dec 10 1 Bucks Aug 25 - Sept 9 2 Bow Only Season tH1-1 to 1-15 Youth Bow Only Season*** Antlerless Aug 25 - Sept 9 1 H 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6 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 ** For special areas, the bow only antlerless season is from Aug 25- Sept 9 *** Season restricted to hunters under the age of 18 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 to 1-7 Either sex No Closed Season NBL Species licence not 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 2 1-1 to 1-15 Apr 1 - June 15 Aug 25 - Sept 9 Bow Only Season 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) OPOSSUM, 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. TURKEY 1-1 to 1-7 Any Turkey No Closed Season NBL 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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NO SHOOTING and NO HUNTING AREA

300m. (1000ft) from high water mark

NO SHOOTING AREA

Sindney and James Islands Rifles Permitted Special Antlerless Season

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22 km (14 mi)

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M.U. 1–5 Crystal Lake

Cr.

Skutz Falls Road

Hasla

Skutz Falls 100m buffer

Cowichan River

Map A12 Mayo Lake - No Shooting Area (MU 1-4). Note: Cowichan River No Shooting Area within 100 metres of the river from Holt Creek Trail to the municipality of Lake Cowichan.

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Duncan 14km

R i v er

Mayo Lake Road

FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

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S. Bdry of Block 32

NO SHOOTING AREA

E&N R.R.

Na

Mayo Lake

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

m

B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

Cassidy Michael Lake Ladysmith Harbour Chemainus I.R.

Map A13 Nanaimo/Ladysmith - No Shooting Area and Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MU 1-5) and special antlerless mule deer season (east of the powerline). Michael Lake No Shooting Area on Michael Lake to the high water mark.

0

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Cowichan Bay

Mesachie Lake

M.U. 1–3

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

M.U. 1-4

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Koksilah River

Cowichan Lake

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Lake Cowichan

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500 m either side of midline of river

Narvaez Bay

Tz

100 m corridor from North Shore Rd

M.U. 1–4 Jasp

Nitinat River

Hobiton Creek

Saanich Inlet

East Point

I.R.7

d.

River

M.U. 1–4

Hatch Pt.

1

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M.U. 1–1

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Tumbo I.

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M.U. 1–4

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Cherry Pt.

Parker Island

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14

Victoria

Tr in

Town of View Royal

Goldstream Park

Todd Cr.

Da Mamier Cr.

M.U. 1–1

District of Highlands

E & N R.R.

Map A5 Sooke/Metchosin - No Shooting Area and No Shooting or Hunting Area (MUs 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3).

Saanich Peninsula

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

BC Hydro Powerline

Jordan River

0

M.U. 1–2

Jordan R.

high water mark

Saturna Island

30

Sooke River

North Main Sinn Fien Crk. 100 m buffer

t1

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Duncan

Saanich Inlet

r.

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Valdes Island

M.U. 1–3

14

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Muir Cr.

Mudge/DeCourcy Islands - No Hunting/No Shooting

Link Island No Shooting

Slugget Pt.

San Juan River

Port San Juan

Valdes Island - Rifles Permitted, No Antlerless Deer Season

B Po C H w yd er ro lin e

Saanich Peninsula/Gulf Islands Rifles prohibited, special anterless season

Gabriola Island

Nanaimo

Westcan Terminal

I.R. 9

Widgeon Island

Ex-Dinsdale property

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NO SHOOTING

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.

25m seaward

Cowichan Bay

HUNTING BY PERMISSION ONLY FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA

Map A11 Cowichan Bay Area (MU 1-4) Seasonal No Shooting Area & Firearms Using Shot Only Area, Sept 15 to Mar 11. Hunting by Permission Only Area (Ex-Dinsdale property) is closed to Hunting except for Canada Geese. See General Open Seasons Table.


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M.U. 1–5

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E&N R.R.

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Victoria

M.U. 1–5

Sadie Cr.

Map A15 Ladysmith/Malahat - Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MUs 1-2, 1-4 & 1-5) and special antlerless mule deer season.

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

Saanich

Malahat Drive (Hwy #1)

Butchart

Res.

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

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Bear Cr. Reservoir

9

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Lake

West Jordan Main

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Inlet

Jarvis

Lake

8

Ryeland Rd.

Shawnigan Lake

Grant Lake

7

1 2 3 Yor k

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 (MU 1-5) in the watershed of the S. Nanaimo River.

Weeks

9 ck

2 3 Lot 1 Block 6 5 4 Walsh Rd.

Marine Rd.

Block 8 San for Ced d W ar Rd .

.

Holden Corso Road

Torberg Rd.

Rd

Nanaimo

Nanaimo River

an

M.U. 1–1 Goldstream

Renfrew Road

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Christmas Point

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SHOT ONLY, SPECIAL ANTERLESS

M.U. 1–2

REGION 1

Westwood Lake

Witchcraft Lake

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Nanaimo

Jingle Pot Rd

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End of pavement

Map A16 Nanaimo - No Shooting Area and Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MU 1-5) and special antlerless mule deer season.

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M.U. 1-6

Johnstone Island

M.U. 1–7

Somass River

Port Alberni Mun. Bdry

Shoemaker Bay

268m (880ft)

Alberni 49°54'30''N Lat Inlet

125°30'00'' W Long

Map A27 Quinsam Coal Mine Site No Shooting Area (MU 1-6).

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Map A22 Courtenay/Campbell River - Bow or Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MU 1-6) and special antlerless mule deer season. Gulf Island Special Licence is required on Denman and Hornby Islands - see page 28.

D.L. 151

19

L.195

Pipeline to CFB

B.C. Hydro Transmission Line

Kuhushan Point

S.16

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M.U. 1–6

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Wolf Lake

D.L. 225

km

Salmon Point Road

Oyster Pond

S.16

Strait of Georgia

(No Shooting Area)

D.L. 178

D.L. 222

Pritchard Rd

Campbell River District Boundary

M.U. 1–6

1030m

19A

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Willow Creek Rd.

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Qualicum Beach

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Gold River

Tlupana Inlet

A mp i tr iHunting te Pt. or Map A31 Kakweiken River Black Bear Map A32 Conuma Watershed Bow Map A30 Ucluelet InlethNo Shooting Area (MU 1-8). Only Area (MU 1-12). Open for Bow Closed Area (MU 1-15). Only Hunting of all big game with open seasons in MU 1-12.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND Kingcome River

Wakeman Sound mainline L. 69 logging road

L.145 L.147 L.144

Quadra Island

L. 72

Lakberg Road

Rebecca Spit Provincial Park

L.143 North Gowland Har. Rd.

L.140 L.139

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L.138

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Swampfly Pk.

M.U. 1–15

Map A38 Glendale Cove Black Bear Closed Area (MU 1-15).

Knight Inlet

Costello Peak.

Map A40 Knight Inlet Black Bear Closed Area (MU 1-15).

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Map A35 Quadra Island Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MU 1-15) and special antlerless mule deer season.

Map A41 Stamp Lagoon Firearms Using Shot Only Area (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 game birds (grouse, ptarmigan, quail, partridge, pheasants and turkey), migratory upland game birds (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.

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

Map A34 Wakeman Sound Black Bear Closed Area (MU 1-14).

Mc

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Wakeman Sound

M.U. 1-14

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Kingcome Mainline Logging Road

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REGION 2

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Conservation Officer Service District Offices Please call 1-877-952-7277 for recorded information or to make an appointment Cr Field Offices: at any of the5-3 following Bonaparte Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Powell River, Sechelt, L R Squamish, and Surrey Cr

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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

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 2-9 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 Lillooet South FSR west of the 2 km mark; April 1-June 15, Sept 16-Nov 30. H Birkenhead Lake FSR west of the junction with Branch 10 (at approx. 14 km); July 15-Oct 30. 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 on Page 11 for more information.

LOWER MAINLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

BAG LIMIT

2-2 to 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17 to 2-19 Bucks Sept 10 - Dec 15 2-9 to 2-11 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 2-5, 2-12 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 2-16 Bucks Sept 10 - Dec 15 2-16 Antlerless Nov 5 - Nov 20 Youth/Senior Only Season*** **2-11 Antlerless Sept 10 - Sept 30 Youth Only Season* 2-16 Antlerless Oct 21 - Oct 31 Bow Only Season 2-2 to 2-19 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 Bow Only Season 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) MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

2 2 1 s2 s1 1 s1 s2 3(2) 3(2) 3(2) 3(2)

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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 2-8

H Pitt Addington Marsh - effective year round

REGION 2

4Unless lawfully hunting or trapping, the discharge of firearms is prohibited within 400m of select roads in the Fraser Valley Regional District. For a map of the firearms restrictions visit http://www.fvrd.ca/assets/Government/ Documents/NoShootingAreas.pdf. 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 (604-947-4255) 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 Whistler Olympic Park.

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LOWER MAINLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS

SPECIES

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

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REGIONAL BAG LIMITS Deer: The aggregate bag limit for deer is 3. The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is 1. Antlerless mule (black-tailed) deer are under LEH only. The bag limit for white-tailed deer is two, either sex.

ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS

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).

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

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 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: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sportsculture/recreation/fishing-hunting/ hunting/regulations-synopsis H Clinton Creek Watershed (MU 3-31). See Map C14. An authorized trapper is exempt from this restriction with respect to the trapping of furbearing animals (restricted to Clinton Creek Access Road). H Spruce Lake area in MU 3-32. See Map C15. H Watersheds of Miledge, Chappell and Lempriere Creeks above 1700 metres 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. uATV for Hunting Closed Areas: The operation of all ATVs 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 Management Units 3-28, 3-29 and 3-30 from September 1 to December 10.

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BAG LIMIT

3-15, 3-16, 3-32, 3-33 Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 s4 Point Bucks 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Sept 30 1 s4 Point Bucks 3-46 Sept 20 - Sept 30 1 s4 Point Bucks 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 31 1 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Nov 1 - Dec 10 1 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 1 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 1 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 2 3-46 Bucks Sept 20 - Dec 10 2 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 2 Youth Only Season* 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 2 Youth Only Season 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 2 Bow Only Season 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 2 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. Sept 20 - Oct 31 1 MOOSE 3-34 to 3-38, 3-40 to 3-44, 3-46 iSpike-fork Bulls 3-15 to 3-17, 3-31 to 3-33 Oct 15 - Nov 15 1 iSpike-fork Bulls 3-12 to 3-14, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30, 3-39 Nov 1 - Nov 15 1 iSpike-fork Bulls * See Definitions section: Moose. Antlers must accompany the species licence. Compulsory Inspection required for all moose harvested through the general open season. BIGHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP Full Curl Bighorn Rams Sept 10 - Oct 20 1 3-17i, 3-31, 3-32+ Sept 10 – Oct 20 1 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 2 3-46 Sept 20 - Nov 30 2 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44, 3-46 Apr 1 - June 30 2 WOLF 3-12 to 3-16, 3-18 to 3-20 Sept 10 - June 15 3 3-17, 3-26 to 3-44 No closed season NBL COYOTE 3-17, 3-31, 3-32 Sept 1 - June 30 NBL 3-12 to 3-16, 3-18 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-30, 3-33 to 3-44 Sept 1 - Mar 31 NBL COUGAR 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-33 Nov 15 - Mar 31 2 3-34 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Mar 31 2 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 1 LYNX 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1 RACCOON 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 No Closed Season NBL SNOWSHOE HARE 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily) COLUMBIAN GROUND SQUIRREL 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 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. GROUSE: DUSKY (Blue), RUFFED 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Nov 30 5 each (15 each) 3-46 Sept 20 - Nov 30 5 each (15 each) & 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 5 (10) * 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 5 (15) CHUKAR PARTRIDGE 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Oct 1 - Nov 30 5 (15) GRAY PARTRIDGE (Hungarian) 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Oct 1 - Nov 30 3 (9) PHEASANT 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Cocks Oct 1 - Nov 30 2 (6) DOVE: MOURNING, EURASIAN COLLARED 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 1 - Sept 30 5 (15) BAND-TAILED PIGEONS 3-13 to 3-17 Sept 15 – Sept 30 5 (15) COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Dec 23 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Dec 23 8 (24) 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 5 (15) WHITE-FRONTED GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 10 - Sept 20 10 (30) 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Oct 1 - Dec 23 10 (30) 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Mar 1 - 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 3-12 to 3-20, 3-26 to 3-44 Sept 1, 2018 - Sept 2, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 8, 2019 H MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

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

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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 at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting or contact the regional office for more information. CI Locations: Creston, Revelstoke, Radium Hot Springs, Sparwood, Cranbrook, Fruitvale, Nakusp

Major Regulation Changes for 2018-2020 1. Replaced general open season for mountain sheep in MU 4-22 with LEH 2. Lengthened cougar hunting season in portions of the East Kootenays 3. Shortened lynx hunting season 4. Motor Vehicle Prohibitions on Channel Road, in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area 5. Closure of the spike-bull elk and Sept 1-19 antlerless elk bow only seasons 6. Island Pond, Lamb Creek, Linklater Creek, Soowa Mtn, and White/Bull River Motor vehicle prohibitions (enacted in the fall of 2017 in response to wildfires).

Ministry Regional Office, Cranbrook: . . . . . (250) 489-8540 Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 354-6333 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 L R

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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 aggregate 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 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/White-Moscow 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. Seasonal Motor Vehicles for Hunting Closed Areas: u closed Apr. 1-June 30 and Sept. 1-Feb. 28 8 closed Sept 1-June 30 (enacted due to 2017 wildfires. Road access being assessed and may be subject to change) t closed Apr. 1-June 30 and Sept. 1-Nov. 30 (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. 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. 8 Soowa Mountain MU 4-3 u Purcell Creek watershed upstream of the Linklater Creek Bypass Road u Elizabeth Lake (Map D2) H Linklater Creek (AMA) 8 Linklater Creek (MVHCA) 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

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Mule Deer Antlers (of older males) fork and fork again

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n incisor tooth is required as part of completing your compulsory inspection for some species of ungulates (e.g. caribou,elk, and moose) in particular portions of the province. The incisor tooth is used to determine the age of the animal, and therefore is a valuable management tool for assessing the population age structure, determining productivity, and understanding the impact of various harvest seasons on specific ages of animals. Incisor teeth only occur at the front of the lower jaw of an ungulate. Their removal is easy and will not affect your opportunity to have the animal mounted for display by a taxidermist. It is important that the incisor teeth are removed from the jaw properly so that the animal can be aged. Your assistance in taking care to properly remove an incisor tooth from the jaw, clean it and submit it is essential to ensuring an accurate estimate of the animal’s age. EXTRACTING THE TEETH An incisor tooth can be easily extracted from a freshly killed ungulate. However, removing the tooth becomes much more difficult if the jaw has been dried.

tTo 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 Front Incisor Teeth T simply push the tooth out with your thumb, if you have cut down deep enough into the Crown Cr Crow n 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 Cut to tooth extraction, soften it by soaking in hot Root along water and then carefully extract the intact Red tooth as described above. lines

IMPORTANT: • Please do not send entire jawbones. • Please do not include any soft tissue (gum tissue, muscle,hide) with the tooth. • Please do not store your tooth in a plastic bag. Rather, place the cleaned tooth inside a paper envelope that will allow it to dry. • Please also ensure your envelope is labelled for accurate identification.

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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 8 Island Pond MUs 4-22, 4-23 and 4-24 8 White River and Bull River

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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 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

NOTE: Boats operating within the Columbia Wetland Wildlife Management Area are subject to the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulation (SOR/2007-127); Schedule 2 (Part 2, Items 100 & 100.1), Schedule 6 (Part 1, Item 23) and Schedule 7 (Part 2, Item 10), under the Canada Shipping Act. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/ SOR-2008-120/index.html

COMPULSORY INSPECTION 4See page 21 for provincial and regional Compulsory Inspection and Compulsory Reporting requirements.

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

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

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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. H Alexander Creek Access Management Area.

Rock Forestry Access Road u the watershed of Nilksuka Creek upstream of the North White River haul road u Grave Creek watershed upstream from 48 km on the Main Grave Creek Road u the watershed of Nine Mile Creek upstream of 1300 metre elevation u the watershed of the middle fork of White River upstream of the first bridge crossing MUs 4-25, 4-26, 4-34 and 4-35 l 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)

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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 t the watersheds of Little Sand Creek above the Galloway Road and of Big Sand Creek upstream of its confluence with Whimpster Creek t 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

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MULE DEER (Black-tailed) 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Sept 10 - Nov 10 1 s4 Point Bucks Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 s See Definitions section: Mule (black-tailed) deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. See regional bag limit on page 48. * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. WHITE-TAILED DEER 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 1 Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 2** Youth Only Season* 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-40 Either Sex Dec 1 - Dec 20 2** * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. ** The bag limit for white tailed deer is 2; one may be antlerless and one may be a buck. ELK 4-1 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-38, 4-40 Sept 10 - Oct 20 1 s6 Point 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 Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 sBulls * 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 https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis#maps 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, 4-37 and 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, 4-23, 4-24, s4-25, H4-35 s In that portion of MU 4-25, excluding Mt. Assiniboine Park (Map D24). Compulsory Inspection required. H See Mountain Sheep closed area in MU 4-35 (Map D29) 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, 4-2, 4-6 to 4-9, 4-14 to 4-19, 4-21 to 4-40 Nov 15 - Dec 31 1 4-3 to 4-5, 4-20 Dec 1 - 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. COUGAR 4-1 to 4-5, 4-20 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-36 1 u Sept 10 - Feb 28 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* 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. u Excessive female harvest may result in season closures. * Persons participating in the cougar pursuit season must have a hunting licence, may not carry a firearm, may not be accompanied by a person carrying a firearm, and the cougar must not be injured or killed in the course of the pursuit. 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


KOOTENAY GENERAL OPEN SEASONS SPECIES

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

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. DOVE: MOURNING, EURASIAN COLLARED 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, 4-21 and 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 1, 2018 - Sept 2, 2018

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

Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 8, 2019

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

H

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

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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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Moberly Stn.

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Marshes, Sand and Gravel Bars

Cerulean Lake

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Map D24 Mt. Assiniboine Park Mountain REVELSTOKE Sheep Limited Entry Hunting only Area (MU 4-25). Note a portion of this zone is closed to hunting (see map online).

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93 95

Banff National Park

Larix Lake

Howard

SL19

Rock Isle Lake

Grizzly Lake

Ri ve r

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SL 11

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Map D22 Columbia Wetlands Wildlife Golden Management Area (MU 4-25). Closed to use of any Nicholson conveyance of any descripCo tion which is powered lu m b by a motor which exceeds Parson ia a rating of 10 horsepower Ri ve (Boats operating on NAVIGABLE r portions of the Columbia River are exempt). Contact Cranbrook Spillimacheen Ministry office for more information. Brisco Boats operating on NAVIGABLE portions of the Columbia River and wetlands are subject to Transport Canada’s Vessel Operation Restriction Regulation. No boats with electric or gas powered engines are permitted in the wetlands and no towing in the main channel.

Brewster Rock

rk Bo Pa un dary

Fatigue Cr.

Cold Spring Cr.

Bridge CRANBROOK

Mineral Lick

1310 m

Hartley Pass Rd.

Map D31 Sulphur Creek (MU 4-22). Between Sulphur Creek Bridge and the junction of Sulphur Creek Road and Hartley Pass Road, public access is prohibited beyond 3 metres of either side of Sulphur Creek Road and up to 1310 metre elevation level of either side of that road.


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BADGER SIGHTINGS Hunters & trappers should be aware that the BC subspecies of Badger is federally endangered and on the BC Red List. There are no hunting or trapping seasons for badgers. The estimated population is less than 300 animals. Badgers still occur in the Cariboo, Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan, Boundary & East Kootenay. Please report sightings of Badgers in B.C. to 1-888-223-4376. Badger information can be found at www.badgers.bc.ca.

REGION 4

Across most of their historic range in western North America, bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), declined significantly between the mid-1800s and the mid-1900s. The causes of the decline included over harvesting as well as habitat alienation and health issues. Recovery efforts resulted in population increases in many areas, but not to historic levels. Bighorn sheep in B.C. remain on the BC Conservation Data Centre’s provincial blue-list (i.e., the list of ecological communities, and indigenous species and subspecies of special concern in B.C.), partly because of their vulnerability to disease. Wild sheep in general, both bighorn sheep and thinhorn sheep (Ovis dalli), are susceptible to a variety of infectious organisms, in particular those that cause respiratory diseases or pneumonia. Respiratory disease in wild sheep can occur “naturally” and includes infection by their own species of lungworms as well as bacteria. However, the syndrome of severe, life threatening pneumonia is associated with bacteria that include specific strains of Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica and Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae. These bacteria are carried by domestic sheep/goats where they may or may not cause disease due to adaptations from thousands of years of domestication. When wild sheep are exposed to such organisms they do not develop effective immune responses and pneumonia outbreaks can result in die-offs, affecting 5-95% of the herd. The disease may persist in survivors, resulting in years of low lamb survival and population declines. Research efforts have confirmed to North American wild sheep managers that physical separation of wild and domestic sheep/goats is the only management tool currently available to reduce the risk of disease transmission. To assist in maintaining this separation, producers of domestic sheep and goats on private land in areas shared by wild sheep are encouraged to better understand this issue and to work with wildlife managers (see www.wafwa.org/ Documents%20and%20Settings/37/Site%20Documents/Working%20Groups/Wild%20Sheep/Publications/ Rec_For_DS_and_GT_Management_in_WS_Habitat.pdf). Options recommended in the publication include switching species to other domestic livestock, using fencing practices that prevent nose-to-nose contact between wild sheep and domestic sheep and goats, employing effective livestock guardian dogs and controlling movements of domestic sheep and goats in areas where they may attract, or be attracted to, wild sheep. If you observe wild sheep displaying potential signs of poor health (i.e., excessive coughing, running noses, diarrhea, lethargy), or wild sheep that are in the same pasture as domestic sheep and goats, please report it to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277, or the local FLNRORD Regional Office. For more information on wild sheep and diseases, please see the documents and webpages developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (www.wafwa.org), the Wild Sheep Foundation (www.wildsheepfoundation.org) and the Wild Sheep Society of BC (www.wildsheepsociety.com). Further, see the Wild Sheep Society of BC’s article in this synopsis on the collaborative BC Sheep Separation Program.

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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.

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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.

ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS 4Approximately one million hectares of Crown Land has been closed to snowmobile use to support Mountain Caribou recovery in the Thompson, Kootenay, Cariboo, and Omineca regions. Snowmobile closure maps with boundaries, legal access trails, prohibited dates, and identified riding areas are no longer published in the synopsis, they will be available online at www.snowmobile.gov.bc.ca. 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for most road and vehicle restrictions. These signs are for the benefit of hunters. It is the hunter’s responsibility to recognize closures whether a sign is in place or not. 4 Symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following regional MUs (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12): 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. 8 ATVs and Snowmobile Closed Areas The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs (including motorcycles) is prohibited year round in these areas unless otherwise indicated. n ATVs and Snowmobiles for Hunting Closed Areas The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs (including motorcycles) for the purpose of hunting, to transport wildlife,to transport firearms or equipment and supplies which are intended for or in support of hunting, or to transport a hunter to or from the location of wildlife is prohibited in these areas. l

MU 5-2 Access to Mount Polley mine site is prohibited under the Mines and Trespass Acts.

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n 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from Sept 1 to

Dec 10. 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 (2800) Road (including any side roads) restricted south of Kilometre 35 of this Road. H Churn Creek Protected Area - motor vehicles prohibited except on designated roads. Access for commercial purposes other than hunting is allowed. Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 see Map E7. 8 Gaspard-Churn Creek except for commercial activities other than hunting; and snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to May 1 see Map E8. H Red Mountain & French Mountain motor vehicles prohibited above the 1920 metre elevation. MU 5-4 n 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from Sept 1 to Dec 10. s Groundhog FSR and any side roads, southerly from the 15.5 km point. s Rocky Lake-5800 FSR and any side roads, westerly from the intersection of Rocky Lake-5800 FSR and Groundhog Creek. s Battlement Ridge Mining Road - entire road, Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 only. n Taseko-Chilko ATV and Snowmobile Restricted Area. See Map E9. MU 5-5 n 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from Sept 1 to Dec 10. s Valleau Creek - see Map E12. H Potato Mountain - Snowmobiles allowed Dec. 1 to Mar. 31, except in Ts’il?os Park. See Map E11. MU 5-6 n 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from Sept 1 to Dec 10. MU 5-8 s Nusatsum-Noeick Forest Service Road and any side roads - southerly and westerly from Kilometre 15 to South Bentinck Arm. MU 5-12

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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 5-15 H Eureka Peak - this restriction applies to the operation of all motor vehicles for any purpose - see Map E23. Snowmobiles are allowed in portions of the Eureka Peak motor vehicle closure from Dec 1 to Apr 30 - see www.env.gov.

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MU 5-14 n 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. from Sept 1 to Dec 10. 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.

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

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CARIBOO GENERAL OPEN SEASONS SPECIES

MANAGEMENT UNIT

CLASS

SEASON DATES

5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-15 Sept 1 - Sept 9 H4 Point Bucks 5-1 to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-15 Sept 10 - Sept 30 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 Bow Only Season Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 24 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. 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.)

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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

5. Contact the nearest Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development office immediately for important information if you shoot an ear-tagged or radio collared bear. See Ear Tags and Collars section, page 14.

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

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REGIONAL BAG LIMITS

4Deer: The bag limit and possession limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is 2, of which only one may be a buck 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 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 within 1 km of the Whalen Estuary on Princess Royal Island.

NOTICE TO MOOSE HUNTERS

4There is no open season for moose during the period Sept. 25 to Oct. 10, within 400 metres of the shore of and over that portion of Teslin Lake south of the north end of Shaman Lake (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 on Page 11 for more information.

REGION 6

H Seasonal Motor Vehicle Closed Areas From May 1 to Nov 15, the operation of all motor vehicle is only allowed within 400 metres on either side of the road/trail, or 10 metres 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”.

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 lightcoloured black bear. 4Lucy Island (in the vicinity of Langara Island, Haida Gwaii) is a Wildlife Sanctuary and hunting, trapping and the discharge of firearms are prohibited (MU 6-13). 4Please avoid shooting collared wildlife. See page14.

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

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 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 metres 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.

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 metres 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”. u Telkwa Mountains Area (MU 6-9) closed with the exception of Grizzly Plateau and the Meat Cache. Grizzly Plateau is open to motor vehicles from Nov 1 to Apr 30 and the Meat Cache is open to motor vehicles from Dec 15 to Apr 1. See map F48.

NOTICE!

TO HUNTERS A person must, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers or horns of wildlife killed during an antler/ horn restricted season (i.e., 6 pt, full curl, spike-fork, etc.) and the species licence under which the wildlife was killed, together and available for inspection by an officer. 65


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 6

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Sept 10 – Sept 30 1 t6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point BucksH 6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 Bucks Oct 1 - Oct 19 1 t6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-9, 6-30 Oct 20 - Nov 30 1 6-7 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point BucksH 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-6 Oct 20 – Nov 15 1 4 Point BucksH 6-12, 6-13 Bucks June 1 - Feb 28 u15 (15) 6-12, 6-13 Antlerless Sept 1 - Feb 28 u15 (15) Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 6-3, 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Bucks Dec 1 - Dec 10 1 Dec 1 - Dec 10 1 Bow Only Season 6-7 to 6-9, 6-30 4 Point BucksH Bow Only Season 6-10, 6-11, 6-14, 6-15 Antlerless Dec 1 - Dec 10 1 tSee Notice to Hunters, page 65, regarding request for harvest data. H See Definitions section: Mule (Black-tailed) Deer. The antlers must accompany the species licence. u The possession limit for deer in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 is 5 - see Deer Licences section on page 8. WHITE-TAILED DEER 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 Youth Only Season* 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 1 Bow Only Season 6-3, 6-7 to 6-11, 6-14, 6-15, 6-30 Either Sex Dec 1 – Dec 20 1 * Restricted to hunters under the age of 18. Bulls Oct 20 - Oct 22 1 MOOSE s6-1 to 6-11, 6-15s , 6-30s Bulls Aug 23 - Oct 31 1 st6-17 to 6-29 Aug 23 - Sept 15 1 t6-25**, 6-27** Bulls D Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 u6-19, u6-23 Bulls D Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 6-21 to 6-24H Bulls D Oct 16 - Oct 31 1 6-21 to 6-24H, t6-25**, 6-27** Bulls D Bow Only Season Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 9 1 s6-1 to 6-11, 6-15s, 6-30s Bow Only Season Bulls Oct 1 - Oct 8 1 s6-1 to 6-11, 6-15s, 6-30s Bow Only Season Bulls Nov 16 - Nov 20 1 s6-1 to 6-11, 6-15s, 6-30s

MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

Compulsory Inspection required for Moose taken in MUs 6-19 to 6-29, the Nass Wildlife Area shown on Map F2, and that portion of MU 7-52 accessed from the Jade Boulder Road, see Map F25. s Hunters Note: Parts of several MUs have special regulations, are closed to Moose hunting or are open by LEH authorization only. See Maps F1, F2, F7, F25, F38, F49, F50, F51; the bull moose season in that portion of MU 6-2 within Tweedsmuir Park is Oct. 20 to Nov. 15, see Map F; the bull moose season in those portions of MUs 6-3 and 6-11 outside of the Smithers LEH Area is Sept. 10 to Nov. 15, see Map F7 t A portion of MU 6-25 is closed to hunting of moose during the period Sept 25 to Oct 10. See Notice to Moose Hunters page 65., see Map F38. ** This antler restricted season applies to those areas within the Atlin Lake Moose Area only, see Map F49. u This antler restricted season applies to the shaded area of Map F25. H This antler restricted season applies to those areas within the Dease River/Liard River Moose Area and Iskut River Moose Area, see Maps F50 and F51. D 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 point (tines) on one brow palm (“Tripalm bull moose”) or (c) having at least one antler with a minimum of 10 points (tine), including the brow palm. See definitions section: Moose. The antlers must accompany the species licences., see Maps F25 and F49. Detailed maps are available online at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis#maps

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ELK 6-13 Bulls Sept 15 - Nov 15 1 Bow Only Season 6-13 Bulls Sept 1 - Sept 14 1 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 Aug. 15-Oct. 19 Bow Only Season in part of MU 6-8 - 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, 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 6-27s H5 point Bulls Compulsory Inspection required. H See Definitions section: Caribou. The antlers must accompany the species licence. s Parts of MUs 6-25, 6-26 and 6-27 closed to Caribou hunting, see Map F45. * Parts of MUs 6-19, 6-20, 6-25 and 6-26 are open by LEH authorization only., see Maps F24, F29 and F44 BLACK BEAR 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Aug 15 - Nov 30 2 Apr 1 - June 30 2 s6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 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. WOLF 6-1 to 6-30 3 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 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Sept 10 - Nov 15 10 (30) 6-12, 6-13 Sept 10 - Nov 15 5 (15) Bow Only Season 6-1 to 6-11, 6-14 to 6-30 Sept 1 - Sept 9 10 (30) 6-12, 6-13 Sept 1 - Sept 9 5 (15) 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) 2018-2019 2019-2020 COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 3 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 6; Sept 9 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 - Jan 13, 2020 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 3 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 6; Sept 9 - Nov 30 8 (24) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 - Jan 13, 2020 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 3 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 6; Sept 9 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 - Jan 13, 2020 5 (15) GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 3 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 6; Sept 9 - Nov 30 5 (15) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 - Jan 13, 2020 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to 6-10, 6-15 to 6-30 Sept 3 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 6; Sept 9 - Nov 30 10 (30) 6-3, 6-11 to 6-14 Oct 1, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 - Jan 13, 2020 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 1, 2018 - Sept 2, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 8, 2019 H H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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

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For persons hunting in MUs 7-29 (north of Nation 7-55 River), 7-37 or 7-38 you will be within the traditional territory of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation. For persons hunting Kotcho in MUs 7-39 to 7-41 you will be within either L the traditional territory of the Kwadacha or Tsay Keh R Dene Nation depending Hay on your location. Before you R hunt,7-56 please check at the appropriate Nation’s office, by phone or email, to receive important information pertinent to their safety and environmental concerns.

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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

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. 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 during the periods April 15 to June 30 and August 15 to November 30.

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

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

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MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

BAG

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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 Oct 1 - Nov 15 1 7-12 to 7-14, 7-24, 7-25 H4 Point Bucks 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 10 - Sept 30 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 Either Sex 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 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. 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 7-18 Full Curl Bighorn Rams Aug 15 - Sept 30 1 Compulsory Inspection required. THINHORN MOUNTAIN SHEEP 7-37, 7-39 to 7-41 Full Curl Thinhorn Rams Aug 1 - Oct 15 1 Tatlatui Park in MU 7-39 closed to mountain sheep hunting. 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 For areas that are closed to Mountain goat hunting or are LEH only see Maps G1, G5 to G9, G18, G21, G23, G24. 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 * Part of MU 7-39 is LEH only, see Map G22 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) 2018-2019 2019-2020 COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 7; Sept 10 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 13; Sept 16 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) DUCKS 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 7; Sept 10 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 13; Sept 16 - 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 7; Sept 10 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 13; Sept 16 - Nov 30 5 (15) 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 7; Sept 10 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 13; Sept 16 - Nov 30 5 (15) GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 1 - Sept 7; Sept 10 - Nov 30 Sept 1 - Sept 13; Sept 16 - Nov 30 10 (30) WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DUCKS and GEESE 7-2 to 7-18, 7-23 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41 Sept 8, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018 Sept 14, 2019 - Sept 15, 2019 H

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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. See page 17 for possession limits.

NOTICE TO HUNTERS 4Individuals 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, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Play an important role in invasive species with the Report Invasives BC app. BC PARKS 4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions section on Page 11 for more information.

REGION 7b

MUs 7-19, 7-21(southeast portion), 7-31, 7-35, 7-36, 7-43, 7-53, 7-57 H above 1400 metres 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 metre 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 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 750 kg or greater are no longer permitted on the west corridor. See Map H20. MU 7-52 H Beyond 400 metres 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.

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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 metres (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 200 metres 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 4There are a number of restrictions and prohibitions in this region. Note 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. 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.

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MULE DEER (Black-tailed)

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7-19, 7-36, 7-42, 7-43*, 7-48 to 7-52, 7-57, 7-58 Sept 10 - Oct 5 1 s4 Point Bucks 7-20 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-35, 7-43** to 7-47, 7-54 Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 s4 Point Bucks Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-47 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 Bag limit for mule deer bucks is 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. WHITE-TAILED DEER 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-50, 7-54 to 7-58 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32, 7-33, 7-34, 7-35*, 7-45*, 7-46* Antlerless Oct 10 - Oct 31 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32, 7-33, 7-34, 7-35*, 7-45*, 7-46* Either Sex Nov 1 - Nov 30 1 Youth Only 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 MUs 7-20, 7-21, 7-35, 7-45 and 7-46. See Map H11 MOOSE 7-21B, 7-22, 7-31B Bulls Aug 15 - Aug 31 1 Bulls Aug 23 - Aug 31 1 7-19, 7-20, 7-21A, 7-31A, 7-32 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 s Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-19, 7-21B, 7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 s HBulls 7-20, 7-21A, 7-32 to 7-35 Sept 1 - Sept 30 1 HBulls 7-20, 7-21A, 7-32 to 7-35 Oct 16 - Oct 31 1 HBulls Bow Only Season 7-20, 7-21A, 7-32 to 7-35 Oct 1 - Oct 15 1 HBulls Moose hunting restrictions within portions of MUs 7-31 and 7-32. See Map H9. For Zones A and B of 7-21 see Map H4B, for Zones A and B of 7-31 see Map H4A 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 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, 7-48, 7-49, 7-50 s6 Point Bulls 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*, 7-58 s3 Point Bulls Sept 1 - Oct 31 1 7-20*, 7-21*, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-43***, 7-44, 7-45, 7-46*, 7-58 Antlerless Sept 15 - Oct 31 1 Bow Only Season 7-50 Sept 10 - Oct 31 1 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 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 Map H27. 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 H17 and H24 to 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 H29. 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 30 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 2 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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SPRUCE and RUFFED GROUSE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 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. SHARP-TAILED GROUSE 7-20 to 7-22, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-44 to 7-49, 7-52 to 7-56, 7-58 Sept 1 - Nov 15 3 (6) PTARMIGAN 7-19, 7-21,7-22, 7-31, 7-36, 7-42,7-43, 7-50 to 7-55, 7-57 Aug 15 - Feb 28 10 (30) RAVEN No Closed Season 5 s7-20, 7-21, 7-32 to 7-35, 7-45, 7-46 s Restricted to private land (with permission of the landowner) COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 3 - Nov 30 10 each (30 each) See Map H14 DUCKS 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 3 - Nov 30 8 (24) See Map H14. Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequins are in effect - see page 17. GEESE: SNOW & ROSS’S 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 3 - Nov 30 5 (15) GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 3 - Nov 30 5 (15) GEESE: CANADA & CACKLING 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 3 - Nov 30 10 (30) Geese: See map H14 WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.) DUCKS and GEESE 7-19 to 7-22, 7-31 to 7-36, 7-42 to 7-58 Sept 1 - Sept 2 H

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

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Compulsory Inspection Centres Major Regulation Changes Qualified Compulsory Inspectors will provide this service at the locations for 2018-2020 listed below. Please see the Ministry website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting or contact the regional office for more information. 1. Closure of the Nov 1 - Nov 10 youth CI Locations: Penticton, Grand Forks, Kelowna and Nov 25 - Dec 10 bow only mule Ministry Regional Office, Penticton: . . . . . . . . . . . . . (250) 490-8200 deer buck seasons Conservation Officer Service District Offices 2. Refined no hunting boundaries in the Please call 1-877-952-7277 for recorded information or to make an appointvicinity of Silver Star Recreation Area ment at any of the following Field Offices: 3. Establishment of Motor Vehicle Grand Forks, Kelowna, Penticton and Summerland Prohibitions on Joss, Tsuius, and LAKE R 4-38 Bonaparte L ADAMS rte Mabel Mountains pa 3-36 REVELSTOKE

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 8

BAG LIMITS 4Deer: The aggregate bag limit for deer is 3. 2 deer may be antlerless but only one antlerless deer of each species may be taken. The bag limit for mule deer is 1. Antlerless mule deer are available only through LEH. The bag limit for white-tailed deer is 2, only one of which may be a buck, and one of which may be antlerless. 4Grouse: The daily aggregate bag limit for grouse: blue, (dusky) spruce (Franklin), and ruffed is 5. 4Turkey: The regional aggregate bag limit for turkey is 2. Only 1 turkey may be taken during each open season. ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS 4Information signs are posted at the points of closure for the benefit of hunters, but it is the hunter’s responsibility to recognize the closures whether a sign is in place or not. 4Symbol Key: Use the following symbols to determine what type of motor vehicle prohibition is in place in the following regional areas (see also Site and Access Restrictions section, pages 11-12): HMotor 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. H The operation of all motor vehicles, excluding snowmobiles is prohibited in Region 8 above 1,700 metre elevation, except on

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existing roads and trails. See page 3 for definition of existing road or trail. H •Oliver Mountain Area (MU 8-1). See Map J5. H •Crater Mountain Area (MU 8-3). See Map J21. HPlacer Mountain to Border Lake area (MU 8-3, 8-4). See Map J21. H Garnet Valley (MU 8-8). An authorized trapper is exempt from this restriction with respect to the trapping of furbearing animals.See Map J9. H Osoyoos Oxbows except established roadways (MU 8-1). See Map J1. H Underdown Creek (MU 8-1). See Map J2. s Lawless - Jacobson Lake FSR (MU 8-5) south of the point where it crosses Vuich Creek. H Skaha Lake Eastside (MU 8-9 ) - in that portion east of Skaha Lake described as Lot A & Lot B of Sublot 48, DL 2710, Plan 27801, SDYD, & Sublot 48, DL 2710, Plan 1189, SDYD. s Garnet Fire area (MU 8-9). See Map J11. H Granby (MUs 8-14, 8-15). The area is closed 600 m north of the 5 km mark of Burrell-Young Lake FSR, 300 metres north of 2 km mark on Arrow Neck FSR, east of the 22 km mark of Grano FSR, east of the 8 km mark on Arthurs Rd, and 500 metres east of the 10 km mark on the Goatskin-Rendall FSR. Snowmobiles allowed Nov. 1 to May 31. See Map J14. H Galloping Hills (MU 8-15) from June 1 to October 31 except for the primary roads leading to Lightning Peak and Mt. Scaia. See Map J14. H Joss-Tsuius-Mable Mountain (MU 8-23, 8-24). The operation of vehicles is restricted to permitted forest service roads from Mar 1 to Nov 30. Snowmobiles allowed. See Map J22. Armstrong’s SHOE Store and More!

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COMPULSORY INSPECTION & REPORTING 4In addition to those species requiring Compulsory Inspection or Compulsory Reporting provincially, all moose taken in Region 8 must be Compulsory Inspected within 30 days of the date of kill. See page 21 for requirements. NOTICE TO HUNTERS 4White-tailed jackrabbit, Nuttall’s cottontail, badger and other species are protected under the authority of the Wildlife Act (hunting is prohibited). 4No Shooting Areas: Hunters should note the Highway No Shooting Areas as outlined on page 13. Note also that the closures for Highway 3 between Manning Park and Princeton and for the Coquihalla Phase III (Okanagan Connector) Hwy 97C are No Shooting and No Hunting Closures. 4Hunting is prohibited within the Vaseux Migratory Bird Sanctuary and National Wildlife Areas. For more information visit www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default. asp?lang=En&n=82A45B62-1. 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 Wildlife and Habitat Branch website at www.gov.bc.ca/ hunting. GROCERIES PROPANE LIQUOR DIESEL GAS

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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 Bow Only Season 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Bucks Sept 1 - Sept 9 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 8-15, 8-21 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. DOVE: MOURNING, EURASIAN COLLARED 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 Sept 1 - Sept 30 5 (15) COOTS, COMMON SNIPE Sept 12 - Dec 25 10 each (30 each) 8-1 to 8-15, 8-21 to 8-26 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 1, 2018 - Sept 2, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 8, 2019 H

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TRAPPING REGULATIONS Major Regulation Changes for 2018-2020 1. Updated list of certified traps under the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards 2. Lengthened wolf trapping season on Vancouver Island 3. Revised wolf trapping seasons in the Kootenay Region 4. Shortened wolverine trapping season in the Kootenay 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, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. About half of the province’s trappers are Aboriginal. 4The Fur Management Program includes: • The BC Trappers Association’s (BCTA) Trapper Education Program courses for new and experienced trappers. • The “Furbearer Management Guidelines” available for muskrat, beaver, mink, marten, fisher, weasel, wolverine, otter, bobcat, lynx, fox, coyote, and wolf. These guidelines outline the role that trappers can play in the wise management of these species. The guidelines can be found on the Wildlife and Habitat 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

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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.

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.

and release it without a permit.

Use of Firearms 4It is an offence to trap wildlife using a

firearm from one hour after sunset on any day until one hour before sunrise on the day following, unless using a firearm to kill a furbearing animal caught in a trap on a registered trapline.

Trapping Near A Dwelling Or On Private Property 4It is an offence to trap within 200 metres

of a dwelling, unless you use: If trapping on land, a live box trap or egg trap, or if trapping on or in water, • a Conibear trap not larger than size #330 or equivalent, or • leghold traps not larger than size #2, or • submarine traps. 4It is an offence to trap on private property without a trapping licence and the written permission of the property owner.

Removal of Fur Bearer Hides It is an offence to kill fur bearers and fail to remove either the hide or the edible portions 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 hide if that person transfers possession of the wildlife to another person who complies with the requirement.

GENERAL REGULATIONS & INFORMATION Checking Traps 4A holder of a licence, permit or other

authorization to trap commits an offence unless that person examines the holding or non-killing traps he or she has set on a trapline at least once every 72 hours, the egg trap(s) he or she has set for raccoons at least once every 24 hours, and killing traps or killing snares that he or she has set on the trapline at least once every 14 days. 4A holder of a licence, permit or other authorization to trap on private property commits an offence unless that person examines the holding or non-killing traps he or she has set on private property at least once every 24 hours. 4It is an offence to trap a furbearing animal, and if the animal is alive when the trap is checked, fail to immediately release or kill the animal. 4Except as authorized by regulation, it is an offence to trap a furbearing animal, and if the animal is alive, to transport it to another area

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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 B.C., 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.

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 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 to 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

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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

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TRAPPING REGULATIONS

(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.

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 92

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 Wildlife and Habitat 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 of licence), l location and date of kill, l type of trap and set used, l number of days the trap was set before the animal was killed, and l the sex and age class of the animal.


TRAPPING REGULATIONS

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. 4Trappers must provide the following to the compulsory inspection center: l entire carcass of the animal and the pelt, 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 Foundation 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 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.

Fur Royalties 4Royalty payments for pelts/skins is

set at 3% of the average price paid at auction for the pelt or skin of the particular species over the preceding three years. 4Royalty values vary from year to year, and generally range from between $0.25 to $10 per pelt, depending on the species. 4Because royalties vary from year to year, they are not included in this two year synopsis. Visit www.gov. bc.ca/hunting for the current year fur royalties.

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 Wildlife and Habitat 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. 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 B.C., 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. 4To minimize incidental capture of fisher in marginal areas and to enhance populations, marten boxes can be modified by making them longer and the entry hole ≤2¼” in diameter (see diagram below).

Marten box modified with fisher exclusion plate. The exclusion plate splits in middle and is held in place with thick rubber straps to allow of extraction of an animal.

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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SPECIES Bélisle Classique 330 Bélisle Super X 280 and Super X 330 B.M.I. 280 Bodygripper, 330 Bodygripper B.M.I. BT 300 Bridger 330

Duke 280 and Duke 330 LDL C280 and LDL C280 Magnum LDL C330 and LDL C330 Magnum Rudy 280 and Rudy 330 Sauvageau 1000-11F

Sauvageau 2001-8, 2001-11, 2001-12 Species-Specific 330 Dislocator Half Magnum Species-Specific 440 Dislocator Half Magnum Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330

BOBCAT

Bélisle Super X 280 and Super X 330 B.M.I. 220 Body Gripper B.M.I. 280 Body Gripper B.M.I. 220 Magnum Body Gripper B.M.I. 280 Magnum Body Gripper

Bridger 220 Bridger 280 Magnum Body Gripper LDL C220 and C220 Magnum LDL C280 Magnum LDL C330 and C330 Magnum

Rudy 330 Sauvageau 2001-8 Sauvageau 2001-11 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330

CANADA LYNX

Bélisle Super X 280 and Super X 330 B.M.I. 220 Body Gripper B.M.I. 280 Body Gripper B.M.I. 220 Magnum Body Gripper B.M.I. 280 Magnum Body Gripper

Bridger 220 Bridger 280 Magnum Body Gripper Duke 280 LDL C220 LDL C220 Magnum

LDL C330 LDL C330 Magnum Rudy 330 Sauvageau 2001-8, Sauvageau 2001-11 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330

FISHER

Bélisle Super X 120 Bélisle Super X 160 Bélisle Super X 220 Koro #2

LDL C160 Magnum LDL C220 Magnum Rudy 120 Magnum Rudy 160 Plus and Rudy 220 Plus

Sauvageau Sauvageau Sauvageau Sauvageau

MARTEN

Bélisle Super X 120 Bélisle Super X 160 B.M.I. 126 Magnum Body Gripper LDL B120 Magnum

LDL C160 Magnum Koro #1 and Koro #2 Northwoods 155 Rudy 120 Magnum

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

MUSKRAT On land only

Bélisle Super X 110 and Super X 120 B.M.I. 120 Body Gripper B.M.I. 120 Body Gripper Magnum B.M.I. 126 Body Gripper Magnum Bridger 120 Bridger 120 Magnum Body Gripper Bridger 155 Magnum Body Gripper Duke 120

Koro Muskrat Trap Koro Large Rodent Double spring LDL B120 and LDL B120 Magnum Oneida Victor 120 Stainless Steel Oneida Victor Conibear 110-3 Stainless Steel Ouell 411-180 and Ouell RM Rudy 110

Rudy 120 and Rudy 120 Magnum Sauvageau C120 Magnum Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend” Sauvageau 2001-5 Triple M WCS Tube Trap International Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 120

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 this animal underwater.

OTTER

Bélisle Super X 220 and Super X 280 Bélisle Super X 330 LDL C220 and LDL C220 Magnum LDL C280 Magnum

Rudy 220 Plus Rudy 280 and Rudy 330 Sauvageau 2001-8 Sauvageau 2001-11

Sauvageau 2001-12 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330

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Bélisle Classique 220 Bélisle Super X 160, 220 and 280 B.M.I. 160 and B.M.I. 220 B.M.I. 280 Body Gripper B.M.I. 280 Magnum Body Gripper Bridger 160 and Bridger 220

Bridger 280 Magnum Body Gripper Duke 160 and Duke 220 Koro #2 LDL C160 and LDL C160 Magnum LDL C220 and LDL C220 Magnum LDL 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 Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220

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Koro Muskrat Trap and Koro Rodent Trap Koro Large Rodent Double Spring LDL B120 Magnum Ouell 411-180 and Ouell 3-10 Ouell RM Rudy 120 Magnum Sauvageau 2001-5

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BEAVER Underwater or on land

2001-5 2001-6 2001-7 2001-8

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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 6 5 X X X X X X Lynx 5 X X 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 B.C. * 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. NOTE: Use of certified bobcat restraining and killing traps will become mandatory in the fall of 2018. Use of certified restraining traps will become mandatory for wolf and beaver (cages) in the fall of 2020.

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). Modern Humane Trapping Methods Government Licensed

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2018 - 2020 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 1 of 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, 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Jan 31 Regions 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1 - Dec 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept 10 - 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. Restricted to the use of modified leg hold traps only from Apr 1 - Oct 14. ** 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. I.e., does not apply to Crown grazing lease. : The use of killing snares in the Kootenay Region is limited to Dec 1 - Mar 31. 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. I.e., does not apply to Crown grazing lease.

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