Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis corrections and updates
Last Updated: March 29, 2023
|4||36||Mandatory head submission of mule deer and white-tailed deer heads for CWD testing is required in MUs 4-1 to 4-8, and 4-23 to 4-25.
See www.gov.bc.ca/chronicwastingdisease for more information.
|Mar. 29, 2023|
|PW||12, 13, 21, 28, 34, 40, 44, 51, 57, 63, & 68||Bag limits, possession limits, legal hunting methods, and open season dates for migratory birds are now posted in the online version of the 2022-2024 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis.||Mar. 29, 2023|
|Trapping||71, 73||The prohibition of setting a snare, in Region 5, within 10 m of any bait has been amended to state:
it is unlawful to set a killing snare in Region 5, for wolves or coyotes within 10 m of any bait.
|Feb 6, 2023|
|PW||11, 12||New Regulation: Dispatching dangerous wildlife on behalf of inexperienced hunters.
Amended regulations on the possession of cervid parts killed outside of B.C. It's Unlawful Section (#50)
|Nov 10, 2022|
|PW||12, 13, 21, 28, 34, 40, 44, 51, 57, 63, & 68||Bag limits, possession limits, legal hunting methods, and open season dates for migratory birds are no longer being posted in the synopsis. Hunters must now visit https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/migratory-game-bird-hunting/regulations-provincial-territorial-summaries/british-columbia.html for this information prior to their hunt.||August 31, 2022|
||From June 28 to July 7, 2022, the online version of the 2022-2024 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis included a point in the "It's Unlawful" section (Page 12, previously #41) that stated it was unlawful, to use poison for the hunting, trapping, taking or killing of any wildlife except Wolf, Coyote, Cougar, Lynx, or Bobcat or any bird listed in Schedule C (see "What is Wildlife?" Section).
The point described above was an error. It is unlawful to use poison for the hunting, trapping, taking or killing of any wildlife. The error was corrected prior to the printing of the synopsis.
|July 7, 2022
|7A||55||The Omineca Regulation Changes for 2022-2024 notification on page 55 should have included the closure of the calf moose hunts in MUs 7-16 and 7-23.
NOTE: The General Open Seasons table on page 57 correctly included this closure.
|June 29, 2022|