Contents

  •   &


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Subscribe to the RSS Feed Hunting News

Sign Up for Instant Hunting News Updates!

Visit our RSS Feeds page to subscribe to receive instant notifications of hunting news updates, and to see a complete list of RSS feeds that we offer. You can also click on the RSS icon (Subscribe to the RSS Feed) above to quickly subscribe to this feed.

Date

News Article and Link

September 18, 2014

UPDATE: Notice to hunters: First Nations blockade at Ealue Lake Road
Members of local First Nations have established a blockade at the Ealue Lake Access Road near Iskut and government has been advised that resident hunters may be stopped at the blockade. Hunters planning to use the Ealue Lake Access Road are advised as follows:

  • We ask everyone to remain respectful of one another on the ground while we seek a resolution to the situation.
  • The Province considers the licences of guides, resident hunters and non-resident hunters to be valid. There is the possibility that resident hunters in the area may encounter protests.
  • All British Columbians have a constitutional right to peaceful protest and to express their point of view in a safe and legal way.
  • Hunters seeking direction on what to do if they encounter a protest, or who wish to report any confrontation should contact the local RCMP detachment.

The blockade of resident hunters at Highway 51 between Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek has been lifted following a dialogue between ministry staff and First Nations community members and leaders.

September 12, 2014

UPDATE: Tahltan blockade on Highway 51 removed

Following a dialogue between the ministry and Tahltan representatives, the blockade of resident hunters at Highway 51 between Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek has been lifted.

The Province appreciates the efforts of Tahltan community members and leaders that led to the lifting of the blockade. We will be working collaboratively alongside the Tahltan to address their wildlife management concerns over the coming months.

Aug. 26, 2014
Notice to hunters: Tahltan blockade on Highway 51

Members of the Tahltan Nation have established a blockade on Highway 51 between Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek and government has been advised that resident hunters may be stopped at the blockade.

Hunters planning to use Highway 51 are advised as follows:

  • Government has initiated discussions with the Tahltan and is working to determine their specific concerns. We ask everyone to remain respectful of one another on the ground while we seek a resolution to the situation.
  • The Province considers the licences of guides, resident hunters and non-resident hunters to be valid. There is the possibility that resident hunters in Tahltan Traditional Territory may encounter protests.
  • All British Columbians have a constitutional right to peaceful protest and to express their point of view in a safe and legal way.
  • Hunters seeking direction on what to do if they encounter a protest, or who wish to report any confrontation should contact the local RCMP detachment.
May 9, 2014

The 2014-2016 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, is now available on-line. Hard copies (printed version) are currently being printed and should be available at your local vendor within the next couple of weeks.

March 19, 2014

The 2014-2015 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis is now available on-line. Hard copies (printed version) are currently being printed and should be available at your local vendor the week of Apri 7, 2014.

Please note: The application deadline is May 23, 2014.

Jan 24, 2014 For final number of authorizations to be drawn for the 2014 Spring Grizzly and 2014 Skeena Mountain Sheep draws click here.
October 8, 2013 Looking for a Map for your LEH Zone hunt? Click here for all LEH Zone maps.

September 6, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has closed the black bear hunting season on Haida Gwaii (Wildlife Management Units 6-12 and 6-13).

The closure will take effect at midnight on Monday, September 9, 2013. The season closes 72 hours after public notification that a total of four black bears have been harvested on Haida Gwaii by licensed hunters.

The open season for Black bears on Haida Gwaii is scheduled to re-open on April 1, 2014.

August 9, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has announced changes to the elk hunting season in the East Kootenay.

  • General Open Season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 20 to Sept. 30 is now CLOSED.
  • Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-03 Zone X (includes portions of 4-2 to 4-5 and 4-20 to 4-22), Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 is now CLOSED.
  • Senior/youth season for antlerless elk in 4-26 Zone X (includes portions of 4-25 and 4-26), Sept. 10 to Sept. 19 is now CLOSED.
  • For a detailed map of Zone X, please consult Page 52 of the 2012-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regulations/

All other elk hunting seasons in the Kootenay region remain unaffected. For more information on these changes click here.

July 31, 2013

Due to floods in the Kootenay region in the spring of 2013 many areas are now inaccessible by vehicle. More information on inaccessible roads in the Rocky Mountain Forest District is available at http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.htm

March 26, 2013

Region 5 Cariboo - Tentative Numbers for Bull Moose
Please note that the Tentative Numbers for Bull Moose (hunt codes 4137 to 4224) in the 2013-2014 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis have been reduced and the on-line LEH Synopsis has been updated.

March 13, 2013

Region 7B Peace - Mule (Black-tailed) Deer -
General Open Seasons for Mule (blacktailed) Deer have been amended. The Nov 15-Nov 20 antlerless season has been closed, the Sept 1-Sept 30 either sex bow only season is now open to bucks only, and the 3 pt buck season from Nov 1-Nov 30 is now a 4 pt buck season. A LEH only antlerless season in 7-20 Zone A from Dec 1-Dec 20 has been implemented.

Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated March 18, 2013 [PDF 47KB]

Feb 16, 2013 Wildlife Act amendments grow hunter recruitment through an expanded youth licence and a new initiation hunting licence, both of which will be effective for the 2013/14 hunting season. For more information click here.
Feb 5, 2013

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has closed the cougar hunting season in the East Kootenay effective, January 31, 2013. The closure covers the following Wildlife Management Units only: 4-01 to 4-04, 4-21 to 4-26, 4-34 to 4-37, and 4-40. Click here for details.

Jan 21, 2013 For final number of authorizations to be drawn for the 2013 Spring Grizzly and 2013 Skeena Mountain Sheep draws click here.
Nov 29, 2012

Regional Bag Limits - Kootenay Region 4
Deer: The aggregate bag limit in the Kootenay Regions is two . The bag limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is one. The bag limit for white-tailed is two; both may be antlerless, but only one may be a buck.

Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated November 29, 2012 [PDF 50KB]

Sept 18, 2012 Corrections and Updates to the 2012 - 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis. Updated September 18, 2012 [PDF 61KB]
July 4, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, IT'S UNLAWFUL:

  • To hunt a lynx that is accompanied by one or more lynx.
  • To hunt bobcat that is accompanied by one or more bobcats.
May 28, 2012 The 2012/2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is now available online. The hard copies are currently being distributed to vendors and will be available at your local vendor very soon.