Moose Management Collaboration

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The Province and the Tsilhqot’in Council of Chiefs are working towards an agreement for the collaborative management of moose and other wildlife in the Chilcotin region.

In addition to joint game checks, which will survey hunters and their harvested game, First Nations have expressed an interest in providing information to the Regional Hunter Advisory Committee. The committee, which includes local representation of the BC Wildlife Federation and Guide Outfitters Association, reviews and recommends future hunting regulations.

The future of the new spike-fork moose season in the area will be included in the regulations under review. For this year’s spike-fork moose season in the Cariboo region, Management Units 5-03 to 5-06 and 5-10 to 5-14 inclusive will now close Oct. 12, while 5-01, 5-02 and 5-15 will remain open as planned.This change does not affect moose hunters with limited-entry hunting authorizations.

First Nations observers will also participate in moose population inventories in the Chilcotin region and help better define their sustenance needs.