Note*** these are notifications sent to me from the Minister FLNRO. I am not responsible for any typo errors or changes that might occur in them when the BC Hunting Regulation Synopsis is published. Please read them and thoroughly understand the Hunting Regulations Synopsis before going hunting. It is the Hunter’s responsibility to have a good understanding of the law.

Finally we have the proposed changes to the 2012-14 BC Hunting Regulations. These were sent to me yesterday, 70 of them. 

Province Wide

The regulation Lynx and Bobcat Family Unit Protection Regulation has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/lynx-and-bobcat-family-unit-protection-regulation.

Region 1 (Vancouver Island)

The regulation Implement a New Elk LEH Zone C of (1-06) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-new-elk-leh-zone-c-1-06.

The regulation Expand the Area of Elk Zone A of 1-05 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-area-elk-zone-1-05

The regulation No Black Bear Hunting Around Kokish River Sea Soil Plant (1-11) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/no-black-bear-hunting-around-kokish-river-sea-soil-plant

The regulation Amendment to the Conuma River Archery Only Area (1-12) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/amendment-conuma-river-archery-only-area

The regulation Expand the Cowichan Lake No Shooting or Hunting Area (1-11) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-cowichan-lake-no-shooting-or-hunting-area

The regulation Increase Vancouver Island Regional Bag Limit for Deer (1-1, 1-2, 1-4 to 1-6) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/increase-vancouver-island-regional-bag-limit-deer

The regulation Expand the area of LEH Elk Zone A of 1-06 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-area-leh-elk-zone-1-06

The regulation Implement an Antlerless Black-tailed Deer LEH on Quadra Island (1-15) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-antlerless-black-tailed-deer-leh-quadra-island

The regulation Split Elk LEH Seasons (1-9, 1-10) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/split-elk-leh-seasons

The regulation Expand Youth Deer Seasons (1-1, 1-2, 1-4 to 1-6) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-youth-deer-seasons

The regulation Implement a Mountain Sheep LEH in Chasm Creek (3-30) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-mountain-sheep-leh-chasm-creek

The regulation Adjustment of Grizzly Bear LEH Zones in MU 1-15 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/adjustment-grizzly-bear-leh-zones-mu-1-15

The regulation Expand the Area of Elk LEH Zone H of 1-10 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-area-elk-leh-zone-h-1-10

Region 2 (Lower Mainland)

The regulation Split South Coast Elk ELH Seasons (2-5 & 2-12) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/split-south-coast-elk-elh-seasons.

Region 3 (Thompson)

The regulation Implement a Black Bear Hunting Season for Trappers in the Remainder of the Thompson Region (3-12, 3-13, 3-14, 3-15, 3-16, 3-17, 3-18, 3-19, 3-20, 3-26, 3-27, 3-28, 3-29, 3-30, 3-31, 3-32, 3-33) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-black-bear-hunting-season-trappers-remainder-thompson-region.

The regulation Close the General Open Season for Full Curl Bighorn Sheep in portions of MU 3-32 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-general-open-season-full-curl-bighorn-sheep-portions-mu-3-32

The regulation Revise Canada Geese Seasons in the Thompson Region (3-12 to 3-18, 3-30 to 3-44) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/revise-canada-geese-seasons-thompson-region

The regulation Closure of North Thompson Goat LEH Hunts (3-33, 3-43, 3-44) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/closure-north-thompson-goat-leh-hunts

The regulation Amend the Definition of “Mature Ram” (3-17) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/amend-definition-%E2%80%9Cmature-ram%E2%80%9D

Region 4 (Kootenay)

The regulation Bighorn Sheep Ewe or Lamb Hunt (4-22) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/bighorn-sheep-ewe-or-lamb-hunt

The regulation Change Mule Deer Seasons in the Cranbrook Game Management Zone (4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-20, 4-26) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/change-mule-deer-seasons-cranbrook-game-management-zone

The regulation Kootenay South Trench Antlerless Elk (4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-20, 4-21, 4-22) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/kootenay-south-trench-antlerless-elk.

The regulation New LEH season for Antlerless Elk in the Chauncey-Todhunter Access Management Area (4-23) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/new-leh-season-antlerless-elk-chauncey-todhunter-access-management-area.

The regulation Extend West Kootenay elk General Open Season and add bow-only season (4-8, 4-9, 4-14, 4-15, 4-16, 4-17, 4-31, 4-32, 4-33, 4-38) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-west-kootenay-elk-general-open-season-and-add-bow-only-season.

The regulation Increase of Kootenay Regional Deer Bag Limit from 2 to 3 (Region 4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/increase-kootenay-regional-deer-bag-limit-2-3.

The regulation Add Zone X of MU 4-26 to the Antlerless Elk Youth/Senior Bow Only Seasons has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/add-zone-x-mu-4-26-antlerless-elk-youthsenior-bow-only-seasons

The regulation Implement an August Private Land Black Bear General Open Season in the Kootenay Region (MU-4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-august-private-land-black-bear-general-open-season-kootenay-region

The regulation Extend the Kootenay Black Bear Hunting Season for Trappers (MU-4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-kootenay-black-bear-hunting-season-trappers

The regulation Remove Bobcat Quota for Trappers in the Kootenay Region (MU-4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/remove-bobcat-quota-trappers-kootenay-region

The regulation Extend the Lynx Hunting Season in the Kootenay Region (MU-4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-lynx-hunting-season-kootenay-region

The regulation Extend the Lynx Trapping Season in the Kootenay Region (MU-4) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-lynx-trapping-season-kootenay-region

The regulation Expand the Syringa (MU 4-15) Full Curl LEH Mountain Sheep Hunt to Include MU 4-16 has been updated.http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-syringa-mu-4-15-full-curl-leh-mountain-sheep-hunt-include-mu-4-16

 The regulation Expand the Syringa (MU 4-15) Full Curl LEH Mountain Sheep Hunt to Include MU 4-16 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-syringa-mu-4-15-full-curl-leh-mountain-sheep-hunt-include-mu-4-16

The regulation Close the Mountain Goat LEH Season in MU 4-14 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-mountain-goat-leh-season-mu-4-14

The regulation Expand Elk LEH Zone X of MU 4-26 (4-24, 4-25, 4-26) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-elk-leh-zone-x-mu-4-26

The regulation Extend the Spring Grizzly Bear LEH Season in the Kootenay Region MU-4 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-spring-grizzly-bear-leh-season-kootenay-region

The regulation Split MU 4-32 into Two Separate Grizzly Bear LEH Zones has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/split-mu-4-32-two-separate-grizzly-bear-leh-zones

The regulation Implement a Year Round Motor Vehicle Prohibition in Holt Creek (near Golden) (4-34) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-year-round-motor-vehicle-prohibition-holt-creek-near-golden

The regulation Create a No Hunting/No Shooting Area in the Mulvey Watershed in Valhalla Park (4-16) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/create-no-huntingno-shooting-area-mulvey-watershed-valhalla-park

(You should be aware that this portion of the Valhalla BC Provincial Park has been embroiled in controversy since November 2011 when a Park Supervisor initiated a proposal to close this area to shooting and hunting because of a fictitious public safety concern. You can read all about this controversy on my website. (http://shotgunsbc.ca/tag/valhalla-controversy-2011/) If you are concerned that anti-hunters are taking away your rights this controversy will show you how insidiously they can work.)

The regulation Implement a Seasonal Motor Vehicle Prohibition in Lang Creek (near Golden)  (4-34) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-seasonal-motor-vehicle-prohibition-lang-creek-near-golden

Region 5 (Cariboo)

 The regulation Implement a Motor Vehicle Prohibition surrounding Itcha Ilgachuz Park (5-12, 5-13) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-motor-vehicle-prohibition-surrounding-itcha-ilgachuz-park

The regulation Close the General Open Season for Full Curl Bighorn Sheep in MU 5-03 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-general-open-season-full-curl-bighorn-sheep-mu-5-03

The regulation Close the Mountain Goat LEH Season in Zone B of MU 5-05/5-06 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-mountain-goat-leh-season-zone-b-mu-5-055-06

Region 6 (Skeena)

The regulation Close Moose LEH in the Nass Wildlife Management Area (6-14, 6-15, 6-16) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-moose-leh-nass-wildlife-management-area

The regulation Implement a 1,100 m Motor Vehicle for Hunting Mountain Goat Closure in the Telkwa Mountains (6-9) has been updated.http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-1100-m-motor-vehicle-hunting-mountain-goat-closure-telkwa-mountains

 The regulation Mountain Goat LEH Zone S of 6-09 Expansion to the Boundary has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/mountain-goat-leh-zone-s-6-09-expansion-boundary

The regulation Revise LEH Mountain Goat Zones E and R of 6-09 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/revise-leh-mountain-goat-zone-c-6-04

The regulation Revise LEH Mountain Goat Zones E and R of 6-09 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/revise-leh-mountain-goat-zones-e-and-r-6-09

The regulation Close Mountain Goat LEH Zones H and L of 6-09 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-mountain-goat-leh-zones-h-and-l-6-09

Region 7A (Omineca)

The regulation Implement Antlerless Elk LEH in MU 7-25 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-antlerless-elk-leh-mu-7-25

The regulation Restrict Antlerless Elk LEH to Private Land Only in the Ominca (7-2 to 7-5, 7-7 to 7-15, 7-24, 7-25) has been updated.http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/restrict-antlerless-elk-leh-private-land-only-ominca

 The regulation Extend the Black Bear Hunting Season for Trappers in the Omineca (7A) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-black-bear-hunting-season-trappers-omineca

The regulation Implement additional Cougar Hunting Seasons in the Omineca (7-10 to 7-15, 7-24, 7-25) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-additional-cougar-hunting-seasons-omineca

The regulation Replace Zone A of 7-20 Antlerless Mule Deer General Open Season with LEH Season has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/replace-zone-7-20-antlerless-mule-deer-general-open-season-leh-season

The regulation Implement No Bag Limit for Wolves in the Omineca (7-10 to 7-15, 7-24 to 7-30, 7-37 to 7-41) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-no-bag-limit-wolves-omineca

The regulation Extend the Hunting and Trapping Seasons for Lynx (7A) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/extend-hunting-and-trapping-seasons-lynx

The regulation Close Antlerless Mule Deer Seasons in the Omineca has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/close-antlerless-mule-deer-seasons-omineca

Region 7B (Peace)

The regulation Implement a LEH Season for Wood Bison  (7-46) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-leh-season-wood-bison

Region 8 (Okanagan)

The regulation Implement a Black Bear Hunting Season for Trappers in the Okanagan Region has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-black-bear-hunting-season-trappers-okanagan-region.

The regulation Expand the Antlerless Elk Hunt in the Christian Valley  (8-12, 8-14) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/expand-antlerless-elk-hunt-christian-valley.

The regulation Harmonize 6 pt. bull elk General Open Seasons in the Okanagan (8-4, 8-7, 8-15) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/harmonize-6-pt-bull-elk-general-open-seasons-okanagan.

The regulation Remove Management Unit 8-15 from the any Mule deer buck Sept. 1 – Sept. 9 Youth Season and Oct. 1 –Oct. 31 General Open Season (8-15) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/remove-management-unit-8-15-any-mule-deer-buck-sept-1-%E2%80%93-sept-9-youth-season-and-oct-1-%E2%80%93oct-3

The regulation Use the Okanagan Connecter (Hwy 97C) as the Management Unit and regional boundary between Management Units 8-8/8-9 and 3-12 has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/use-okanagan-connecter-hwy-97c-management-unit-and-regional-boundary-between-management-unit

The regulation Implement an Antlerless Moose LEH in portions of the Okanagan Region (8-8, 8-10, 8-11, 8-12, 8-23) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-antlerless-moose-leh-portions-okanagan-region

The regulation Implement a Hunting and Trapping Season for Wolves in the Okanagan Region (MU-8) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/implement-hunting-and-trapping-season-wolves-okanagan-region

The regulation Garnett Valley Motor Vehicle Prohibition (8-8) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/garnett-valley-motor-vehicle-prohibition

The regulation Area Expansion of the Grand Forks Rifle Discharge Prohibition  (8-15) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/area-expansion-grand-forks-rifle-discharge-prohibition

The regulation Okanagan Alpine Motor Vehicle Prohibition (MU-8) has been updated. http://a100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting/okanagan-alpine-motor-vehicle-prohibition

Note*** these are notifications sent to me from the Minister FLNRO. I am not responsible for any typo errors or changes that might occur in them when the BC Hunting Regulation Synopsis is published. Please read them and thoroughly understand the Hunting Regulations Synopsis before going hunting. It is the Hunter’s responsibility to have a good understanding of the law.

Join the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and the National Firearms Association (NFA). These groups fight for your rights as hunters and shooters. Membership in these organizations provide you with very good insouciance when hunting/shooting.

ALWAYS SHOOT STRAIGHT

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