Hunter Compulsory Inspection & Reporting

In order to comply with the British Columbia Wildlife Act and hunting regulations, hunters must have certain game species inspected by a provincial inspector.

Information gathered from inspections is submitted for the purposes of data collection and enforcement. The species required to be inspected will vary by region or management unit (MU).

Compulsory Wildlife Inspections

Compulsory inspected species must be submitted to an inspector within 30 days of the kill for the purpose of taking measurements or parts of the animal required for management.

More information on the animal parts required:

Instructions on how to extract an incisor tooth from an animal:

Compulsory inspectors will not complete the inspection unless all information and parts are submitted and able to be collected. Hunters are requested to submit unfrozen wildlife parts.

Hunters are not in legal possession of the wildlife unless they comply with compulsory inspection requirements. See the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for clarification.

The following species of game must be submitted to a regional compulsory inspection centre:

  • Black bear on Haida Gwaii (MU 6-12 & 6-13)
  • Grizzly bear
  • Mountain goat
  • Cougar
  • Mountain sheep
  • Caribou
  • Elk in Regions 1 & 2 and MUs 4-08, 4-09, 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33 and 4-38
  • Moose in Regions 4 and 8 and MUs 5-03 to 5-06, 5-10 to 5-14, MU 6-19 to 6-25 & Nass Wildlife Management Area (PDF), portion of 7-52 (see Map F52)
  • Lynx in Region 4
  • Bobcat in Region 4
  • Wolf in Region 4

Regional Inspection Stations

Compulsory inspections for hunter harvest are provided through qualified compulsory inspectors throughout B.C.

The information obtained through inspections helps the Provincial Government to base decisions about wildlife management on sound science. All information an inspector receives on behalf of the province is confidential.

Find a contract compulsory inspector from regions listed below.

Compulsory inspection stations are open by appointment only.

 

Region 1: Vancouver Island

General information:

Nanaimo Regional Office
Telephone: 250 751-7220

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Victoria
Contact: Wayne Zaccarelli
Telephone: 250 382-8502

Nanaimo
Contact: Kim Brunt
E-mail:  kbrunt56@gmail.com (primary contact) 
Telephone: 250 390-3951

Campbell River
Contact: John Todd
Telephone: 250 337-5949

Bella Coola
Contact Nanaimo Regional Office for instructions
Telephone: 250 751-7220

 

Region 2: Lower Mainland

General information:

Surrey Regional Office
Telephone: 604 586-4400

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Eastern Lower Mainland
Contact: Jerry Faulkner
Kent Outdoor Sports Ltd.
7046 Pioneer Avenue
Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0
Email: kentoutdoors@shaw.ca
Web: www.kentoutdoors.ca
Telephone: 604 796-0006

Western Lower Mainland
Contact: Maurice Jenkins
Telephone: 604 970-4449

Squamish
Contact: Clint Goyette
Valley Fishing Guides Ltd.
Email: contact@valleyfishing.com
Telephone: 604 938-4458

Sunshine Coast
Contact: Mike Veen
Email: mlveen@telus.net
Telephone: 604 886-0115

 

Region 3: Thompson

General information:

Kamloops Regional Office
Telephone: 250 371-6200

Kamloops
Contact: Chris Procter
Telephone: 250 371-6250

Kamloops
Contact: Gerad Hales
Telephone: 250 371-4457

Kamloops
Contact: Francis Iredale
Telephone: 250 371-6241

 

Region 4: Kootenay

General information:

Cranbrook Regional Office
Telephone: 250 489-8540

Nelson Subregional Office
Telephone: 250 354-6333

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Cranbrook
Contact: Gary Babcock
Telephone: 250 421-3575

Fruitvale
Contact: Larry Hill
Telephone: 250 367-9163

Revelstoke
Contact: Jason Cameron
Telephone: 250 814-8725

Radium Hot Springs
Contact: Kent Kebe
Telephone: 778-527-0012

Sparwood
Contact: Don Patterson
Telephone: 250 425-2550

Nakusp
Contact: James Henry Scown
Telephone: 250 265-4137

Creston
Contact: Dustin Oakley
Telephone: 250 402-8132

 

Region 5: Cariboo

General information:

Williams Lake Regional Office
Telephone: 250 398-4530 or 250 398-4345 

Contract Compulsory Inspectors:

Williams Lake
Roy Slavens
250-398-8057

Quesnel
Michael Pelchat
250-747-1599

Alexis Creek
Alan Madley (moose only)
250-394-4287

Alternative Compulsory Inspections:

Williams Lake FLNRO Office

Pat Dielman
Email: Pat.Dielman@gov.bc.ca
Telephone: 250 398-4561

Becky Cadsand
Email: Becky.Cadsand@gov.bc.ca
Telephone: 250 398-4545

100 Mile House FLNRO Office

Daniel Lirette
Email: Daniel.Lirette@gov.bc.ca
Telephone: 250 395-7885

Bella Coola
Contact Region 1 (Nanaimo) office for instructions

 

Region 6: Skeena

General information:

Smithers Regional Office
Telephone: 250 847-7260
Fax: 250 847-7728

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Hours of work BY APPOINTMENT – CI Contractors are not required to be available if an appointment has not been made 24 hours prior to a designated time period.

Haida Gwaii
Only available for CI of black bear harvested in MU's 6-12 & 6-13. This office is not able to inspect any other species.
Contact: Village of Queen Charlotte
Telephone: 250 559-6200

Smithers
Contact: Rick Marshall
Telephone: 250 847-6199
Available by appointment only

Terrace

Contact: Paul Rusch
Email: paul_rusch@msn.com
Telephone: 250 615-1101

Atlin
Contact: Jacquie Hanslit
Telephone: 250 651-2277
Available by appointment only

Dease Lake
To be determined. Contact Smithers Regional Office.
Telephone: 250 847-7260

General information:

Prince George Regional Office
Telephone: 250 565-6135

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Prince George
Contact: Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations 
Telephone: 250 565-6135

McBride
Contact: Bryan Monroe
Telephone: 250 569-2279

Vanderhoof
Contact: Christine Friedrichsmeier
Telephone: 250 567-6363

Vanderhoof
Contact: Nathan Voth
Telephone: 250 567-6363

 

Region 7B: Peace

General information:

Fort St. John Regional Office
Telephone: 250 787-3411

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Fort St. John
Contact: Basil Szoo
Telephone: 250 785-3468

Fort Nelson
CI's in Fort Nelson will be done by a contractor who will travel to Fort Nelson periodically throughout the hunting season. Find out when the CI dates occur and schedule an appointment.
Contact: Rod Backmeyer
Telephone: 250 787-0588

Fort Nelson District Office
Mailing Address:
RR#1, Mile 301, Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0
Building Address:
6100 Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson, B.C. V0C 1R0
Telephone: 250 774-5511
Facsimile: 250 774-3704
Email: Forests.FortNelsonDistrictOffice@gov.bc.ca

Pouce Coupe
Contact: Peter Bruhs
Telephone: 250 786-7961

 

Region 8: Okanagan

General information:

Penticton Regional Office
Telephone: 250 490-8200

Contract compulsory inspectors:

Penticton Area
Contact: Greg Smith
Telephone: 250 486-3437

Grand Forks
Contact: Keith Palmer
Telephone: 250 447-9225

Kelowna
Contact: Greg Hoyer
Telephone: 250 764-2482

 

Compulsory Inspection Database

The compulsory inspection database contains information that is collected during these inspections.

The compulsory inspection data is presented at the MU level and spans the period of record from 1900 to 2013. The species required to be inspected changes over time and varies by region, so not all species are represented in the dataset for the full period of record or for the entire province.

Details of the compulsory inspection dataset:

Access the compulsory inspection dataset:

This data is subject to the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Compulsory Wildlife Reporting

Hunters must report, within 30 days following the kill date, the killing of:

  • A bobcat in any MU (excluding region 4)
  • A lynx in regions 3, 5, 6, 7a, 7b, or 8
  • A wolverine in any MU (excluding region 4)
  • A wolf in Regions 1 and 2

Complete sections A through C of the following form and return it by mail or in person to offices identified on the form. Hunters may also report by phone to 250 387-9777. Please do not submit any teeth with this form.