Proposed hunting, trapping, motor vehicle restriction and firearms restriction regulation changes for 2020 to 2022 are online and available for public review and feedback. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

Public input sought on hunting regulation changes in Region 5 and around the province

Public feedback and comment period ends Jan. 17, 2020

B.C. residents have four weeks to comment on several proposed hunting, trapping, motor vehicle restriction and firearms restriction regulation changes for 2020 to 2022.

Province-wide proposed changes included everything from restriction of precision guided firearms, use of E-bikes, infrared optics, using an aircraft to locate wildlife for the purpose of hunting and use of wireless trail cameras during the fall hunting season, as well as many other region-specific changes.

In Region 5 proposed hunting changes include:

Remove the Highway 20 400 metre single projectile prohibition between Bella Coola and the westerly boundary of Tweedsmuir Park.

Amend sheep hunting opportunities within management unit 5-4 by closing Nemiah and Tsunia portions of MU 5-04 and close Taseko Mountain portions and create LEH season.

Read More: TNG enact wildlife law for declared title lands

Standardize motor vehicle for hunting closure seasons in the Chilcotin.

Close Yohetta Mountain Goat (LEH) Season.

Remove Doc English gulch motor vehicle for hunting closed area.

Implement LEH opportunities on private land in MU 502.

Implement white-tailed deer antlerless LEH season.

Remove Moffat Lake-Spokin FSR motor vehicle for hunting closed area.

Remove Puntzi and Upper Chilcotin River motor vehicle closed area.

Based on regional requirements and conditions, the intent of these regulation adjustments is to promote the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat, as well as to optimize sustainable hunting and trapping opportunities.

Web-posting the proposed regulation changes gives hunters and trappers who are not affiliated with stakeholder groups, as well as members of the public, a chance to have input into the regulatory process. Feedback collected through the website will be used to inform final decision-making.

The public comment period will end Jan. 17, 2020.

A complete list and description of the regulation change proposals can be viewed here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Barkerville postpones opening date

Barkerville Historic Town and Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site hope to open June 18

Williams Lake library makes creative adjustments, offers story time online

Videos of branch assistant Darren Smith reading out loud will be posted regularly

Williams Lake agencies collaborate to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19

‘We are trying to make sure we are making good referrals,’ said City’s economic development officer

Xeni Gwet’in Wagon Trip cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, no Williams Lake Stampede in 2020

The trip has been a wonderful addition to the historic Stampede for the last 11 years

COVID-19 death toll reaches 50 in B.C., while daily case count steadies

B.C. records 34 new cases in the province, bringing total active confirmed cases to 462

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19

Five bodybuilders from across the country flew to Kelowna to move into a house for a reality TV show

B.C.’s top doctor details prescription for safe long weekend

Yes, it includes hosting an online cooking show

BC SPCA seeks help for abandoned German shepherd puppies

Donations have ‘petered out’ as doors are closed due to COVID-19

UNBC opts for virtual convocation in June, commits to face-to-face after COVID-19

Interim president Geoff Payne said feedback prompted him to commit to traditional one when possible

Researchers to study whether plasma of recovered patients can treat COVID-19

Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that contains the antibodies that protect against illness

Most Read