Pick up your 2016-2018 B.C. Hunting and Trapping Synopsis

The Province has released the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

The Province has released the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, detailing the most up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters throughout British Columbia. The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats, enhancing the quality of data collected, protecting at-risk species and livestock. The Province updates the synopsis every two years in response to the most current scientific information about wildlife populations and sustainable use. The new rules are in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. In preparing the synopsis, the Province consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including conservation and hunting organizations, local government and First Nations. The Province also posted proposed changes for public comment on its angling, hunting, and trapping public engagement website.The site has now been updated with decision statements for each of the proposed regulation changes at: http://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/ The synopsis is available online and in hard copy at sports stores, outfitters and other hunting licence vendors throughout B.C. Quick Facts: * There are more than 100,000 resident hunters in the province. * Sustainably-managed hunting contributes over $350 million each year to B.C.’s economy Learn More: Read the new hunting and trapping synopsis: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/regulations-synopsis See the current edition of the freshwater fishing regulations: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/ Media Contact: Greig Bethel Public Affairs Officer Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations 250 356-5261 Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect