Kootenay Region Wildlife

The Provincial Fish and Wildlife Branch and regional staff establish legislation, policies and procedures for managing fishing and hunting activities, and for the allocation of fish and wildlife resources for recreational and commercial use.

Wildlife Management Programs endeavor to maintain and manage wildlife, habitat and sustainable uses and keep a balance between human use of wildlife and conservation by:

  • administering the Wildlife Act of British Columbia
  • preparing all Wildlife Program regulations in consultation with regions and others, including preparing the hunting and trapping regulations (hunting and trapping information) and all hunting synopsis. Comments on proposed regulation changes for next season have been received.
  • managing the Guide Industry to ensure compliance and optimum use of resources
  • administering process for licences and permits and reviewing, advising and recommending fee structure and levels for licences and permits [The Wildlife Act Permit Regulation - an Introduction (brochure)]
  • collecting and analyzing hunter and harvest data

Bull Elk
Bull Elk