British Columbia Hunting News

British Columbia Closes Areas to Black and Grizzly Bear Hunting
Environment Minister Barry Penner advised British Columbians that effective June 16, 2009, an additional 470,000 hectares are now closed to grizzly bear hunting and effective July 1, 2009, more than 122,000 hectares are closed to black bear hunting on the Central and North coast.
British Columbia LEH Apps Due June 12
The 2009/2010 Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis is now available on-line. The News Print copy is currently available at Service BC Offices and local vendors where hunting licences and LEH application cards are sold.
British Columbia Closes Areas for Caribou Recovery
The Ministry of Environment announces that effective February 15, 2009, approximately 1 million hectares of land is closed to the use of snowmobiles to support Mountain Caribou recovery.
British Columbia Decreases Spring Grizzly Permits
The number of authorizations for the spring 2009 Grizzly Bear hunt in Management Units 4-01 (hunt code 3102) and 4-02 (hunt code 3103) has been decreased.
British Columbia Releases Grizzly Bear Authorizations
The number of authorizations for the Spring 2009 Grizzly Bear hunt are now available online for British Columbia.
Vancouver Resident Convicted of Shooting Black Bear
A West Vancouver resident has been convicted and fined a total of $3,000 in connection with the illegal shooting of a black bear cub near Whistler Senior Secondary School earlier this year.
British Columbia Asks Hunters Not to Harvest Tagged Bighorn Sheep
The Ministry of Environment and Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program have coordinated two recent transplants of bighorn sheep.
British Columbia Convicts Bear Poacher
A Williams Lake resident has been convicted and fined a total of $11,000 in connection with the illegal shooting of a grizzly bear in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in 2004.
Land to be Conserved in British Columbia
Canada's Environment Minister John Baird, Member of Parliament for Kootenay - Columbia Jim Abbott and representatives from the Nature Conservancy of Canada jointly announced that more than 550 square kilometres of ecologically significant land will be conserved near Creston, British Columbia, including important habitat for local species and species at risk.
British Columbia Hunting Synopsis for 2008-09 Season
The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the Wildlife Act (British Columbia), prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers. The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis sets out general hunting information, summarizes important hunting regulations, and defines the open seasons with maps indicating no hunting, no shooting, and other closed areas.