British Columbia Hunting Regulations Released for 2006-07

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The B.C. hunting and trapping regulations for 2006-07 are now available online, through Service BC Government Agents' offices, and stores where hunting and trapping licences are sold, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced today.

Regional hunting and trapping regulations may change from year to year to address conservation and safety concerns, and to allow expanded opportunities where wildlife populations warrant it.

The regulations are based on science, using the best data available and are published in the British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

Major regulation changes are detailed on Page 2 of the synopsis. For changes specific to a region, check the map notation on the front page of the section for that region.

It is estimated that resident and non-resident hunters and trappers spend more than $100 million each year in B.C., providing a significant boost to provincial and regional economies.

There are approximately 84,000 residents and 5,000 non-residents who hunt in B.C. each year. There are about 3,000 trappers.

The electronic version of the synopsis is available online at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wild/synopsis.htm