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Sep 22

ATV Usage, Road Closures and Fire Ban UPDATES

Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Action Center, Newsletters

Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017FLNR0297-001600

 

 

Road Closures – An update from Al Martin of the BCWF
From: Alan Martin [mailto:alan.martin1710@gmail.com]
Sent: September 20, 2017 2:10 PM
Subject: Road Closures Heads Up

I have been advised the road closures recommendation for the Cariboo will be
no hunting from vehicles by
licenced hunters off FS roads in burn areas. This included all LEH, but not
FSC within traditional territories.
In other parts of the province it will be recommended ATV closures within
burn areas.
Al

 

Campfire Ban
http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=2908

Aug 9

BCWF Region 5 AGM

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Action Center, Announcements

August 8, 2017

Notice of Meeting – BCWF Region 5

Region 5 Annual meeting will be held Saturday September 9th, 2017
1.00 pm at Quesnel Rod and Gun Club – 3398 Nazko Rd

Agenda:
Election of officers

For further information contact: Ken Last at 250-991-0215

Yours in conservation,
Ken Last
Region 5 director

Apr 21

Chinook Management ToR Review

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Action Center, Fishing

Hello First Nations and Stakeholders,

 

Based on the feedback received, the Department has further clarified the scope of the work in the Terms of Reference for the Review of Fraser Chinook Management Approach and the process to complete the review.   

Please see the attached letter providing an update on the Department’s plans to conduct a review of the management approach for Fraser River Spring 42, Spring 52 and Summer 52 chinook.  Also attached is the Terms of Reference outlining the first phase which will focus on a technical review of the available information and analysis. 

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks,

Kelly Binning
Fisheries Management – Salmon

Fisheries & Oceans Canada
200 – 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3S4
Tel: 604.666.3935 | Fax: 604.666.3341
Email: Kelly.Binning@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

ToR Letter
Stakeholder Letter

Apr 3

Online Hunting Licenses and Tags

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 in Action Center

For people looking for information regarding purchasing your hunting license and tags, please check out Bob Monk’s post on Facebook, he’s got the info there as well as links to the required pages.

Mar 30

Town Hall Meeting April 10

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Action Center

Town Hall Quesnel Poster Web Large

Town Hall Quesnel Poster Prinatble PDF

Jan 9

Integrated Fisheries Management Plans

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Action Center, Fishing

Sorry, a little late posting this, just found it in a bunch of other e-mails.

Letter to FN’s and Stakeholders – Southern IFMP

Section 13 – Southern – Draft

Jan 5

2017 Wildlife Allocation Numbers

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in Action Center

Please click the link to view or print the PDF.

Oct 31

Hunting Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Public Forum

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 in Action Center

hunting-forum

Printable PDF

Sep 16

Moose Compulsory Inspection Cariboo Region

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Action Center, Other

Moose harvested in the Chilcotin sub-Region (Management Units 5-03 to 5-06 and 5-10 to 5-14) are now required to be Compulsory Inspected.  The Compulsory Inspection requirement for Chilcotin moose was implemented to verify harvest estimates derived from the Hunter Survey and to provide important biological samples.  Refer to page 21 of the 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information and specific requirements:

 

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/compulsory-inspection/ci_information.pdf

 

IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY:

 

FLNRO acknowledges that the implementation of Compulsory Inspections for Chilcotin moose may be inconvenient for certain hunters.  As a step to improve the accessibility of Compulsory Inspections, the Cariboo Region Fish and Wildlife Section has secured three new contractors to conduct Compulsory Inspections, one based in Williams Lake, one based in Quesnel, and one based in Alexis Creek.  Additionally, Compulsory Inspections will now be available at the 100 Mile District Office.

 

Compulsory Inspections are by appointment only.  Inspectors would greatly appreciate if calls are limited to 8:30am through 5:00pm. The below chart contains Compulsroy Inspection contact information for each Cariboo Region community.  Province-wide Compulsory Inspection contact information is available online at:

 

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/compulsory-inspection

Printable PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compulsory Inspection Contacts in the Cariboo Region

Contact: Phone:
Roy Slavens, CI Contractor

Williams Lake, BC

(250) 398-8057
Michael Pelchat, CI Contractor

Quesnel, BC

(250) 747-1599
Alan Madley, CI Contractor (moose only)

Alexis Creek, BC

(250) 394-4287
Daniel Lirette, Senior Wildlife Biologist

100 Mile House, BC

(250) 395-7885
Pat Dielman, Wildlife Biologist

Williams Lake, BC

(250) 398-4561
Becky Cadsand, Wildlife Biologist

Williams Lake, BC

(250) 398-4565

 

Aug 26

Moose App

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Action Center

BC Moose Tracker App

B.C. Moose Tracker is an official Government of British Columbia app that allows hunters to play an important part in moose conservation and management.

The app, available through iTunes, lets users upload information on the number, sex and location of moose they encounter in the wild directly to a province-wide database. The collected data helps monitor moose populations and alert wildlife staff to emerging issues.

The app supports the government’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the provincial moose management strategy through the modernization of licensing, inventory and research methods.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/plants-animals-ecosystems/wildlife/wildlife-health/wildlife-health-matters/moose-health/bc-moose-tracker

 

 

Jun 15

CPIC and Firearms Owners

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Action Center

An interesting article from Professor Gary Mauser;

CFRO-CPIC

Feb 9

Resident Priority

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Action Center

BCWF REsident Priority - Web

Printable PDF

Nov 27

LEH Online

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015 in Action Center, Announcements

Here’s the link to the Gov. announcement. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/news/

Notice to Hunters – Changes are coming to Hunter Registration and the Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) Draw.

The Province will introduce a new online system for hunters in 2016, making it easier for you to register and apply for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) draws. You can submit LEH applications online at home, or at a Service BC, FrontCounter BC, or vendor location. The online service will be available for the Fall 2016 LEH Draw. More information will be provided in the 2016-2017 Limited Entry Hunting Regulations Synopsis.

You can no longer purchase paper application forms for the Fall 2016 LEH Draw or the 2016 Special Sheep LEH Draw. Application forms for the Spring 2016 LEH Draw can be purchased only at the following locations:

• All Service BC locations during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Note: You do not need a hunter number or license to purchase an application form.
• Italian Sporting Goods, 804 Renfrew Street, Vancouver
• Reliable Gun & Tackle, 3227 Fraser Street, Vancouver
• International Shooting Supplies, 14904 104th Avenue, Surrey
• Wholesale Sports, 20175 Langley Bypass, Langley
• Belles Sports, 33089 First Avenue, Mission
If you have already purchased application forms, you can use them for the Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 LEH Draw. After the Fall 2016 LEH Draw, paper application forms will NOT be accepted. For more information, see the frequently asked questions. You can also email the Fish and Wildlife Branch at HuntingTransformation@gov.bc.ca, or call 1-877-855-3222.

Jun 24

Bill C 42 FAQs

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Action Center, Newsletters

Just received a FAQ sheet for Bill C-42, has some good info on it.

Nov 13

Airguns are now Firearms

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Action Center, Newsletters

Date:  Thursday, November 13, 2014

CANADA’S NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES THAT AIR GUNS ARE “FIREARMS”

On Wednesday, November 5, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling R. v. Dunn, finding that most air guns are considered “firearms” for all purposes in the Criminal Code except for licensing and registration.

The Court affirmed the previous decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, which itself had overruled a decade of its own jurisprudence in finding that air guns are “firearms”. Prior to this case, the courts had held that air guns are not treated as “firearms” unless they are used for some offensive or unlawful purpose.

This decision applies to all air guns that are capable of causing serious bodily injury or death. Most courts have found that any air gun with a velocity of more than 214 feet-per-second meets this threshold. The vast majority of air guns sold across the country are capable of such a velocity.

This decision will have numerous significant impacts on those who buy and use air guns lawfully in Canada.

First of all, the Criminal Code provisions regarding careless storage, use and transportation of firearms now apply to air guns. Therefore, it is an offence to store or transport an air gun in a “careless” manner. However, because the ordinary firearms Storage Regulations do not apply to air guns, air gun owners are left with absolutely no guidance as to what precisely constitutes careless storage of an air gun.

It will be left up to police, prosecutors and courts to determine what charges will be laid, which will be prosecuted and ultimately who will be found guilty of this nebulous and ambiguous offence.

Moreover, as air gun owners do not require a license or a firearms safety course to possess these items, law-abiding Canadians will not be put on notice of the new legal requirements for air gun use, storage, transportation, etc.

Secondly, the offence of “carrying a concealed weapon” now applies to air guns, regardless of whether or not the air gun owner acts in an otherwise lawful manner. Placing an air gun in a backpack, a pocket or other concealed place will now be a criminal offence.

As the Supreme Court has ruled on this issue, the only route forward is through legislative amendment. Canada’s National Firearms Association has been extremely active on this front and will continue to pressure the government and provide all assistance in order to see that this decision be responded to by Parliament.

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users.

Feb 24

Mule Deer Fact Sheets

Apr 17

Provincial Moose Population Estimate – 2013

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Action Center

Here’s the Ministries latest information.

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