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Big Game Competition

Now that big game hunting seasons in BC have mostly all ended, it’s time to get your entries in for the Club’s Annual Big Game Competition.

Awards are given annually in the following 4 categories:

  • Largest Vancouver Island Deer Antlers
  • Heaviest Vancouver Island Deer
  • Outstanding Big Game Award
  • Junior Outstanding Big Game Award

Please contact me as soon as possible if you have an entry that you would like to be considered for any of these categories.

Thanks!!

Kim Brunt – ph. (250) 390-3951

email: kcbrunt@shaw.ca

Province seeking feedback from the public on proposed grizzly bear hunting regulations

  On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest. The public can provide input into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban. As part of the consultation, input is being sought on:

  • Changes to manage the ban in hunting areas that overlap the Great Bear Rainforest;
  • Changes that will prohibit the possession of “trophy” grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes that will manage prohibited grizzly bear parts;
  • Changes to prohibit the trafficking of grizzly bear parts; and,
  • New reporting requirements for taxidermists.

Members of the public may send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch at grizzly.bear@gov.bc.ca. When a comment is sent, the writer will receive an email back confirming that the response has been received. Due to the expected volume of material, individual response will not be possible. The consultation period will conclude on November 2, 2017.

To read BCWF opinion on the grizzly bear trophy hunt ban click HERE