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BC HUNTING SYNOPSIS
The new 2016-2018 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis will be effective from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. Below are the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for each area in BC.
Region 1, Vancouver Island: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region1.pdf
Region 2, Lower Mainland: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region2.pdf
Region 3, Thompson-Nicola: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region3.pdf
Region 4, Kootenays: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region4.pdf
Region 5, Cariboo: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region5.pdf
Region 6, Skeena: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region6.pdf
Region 7A, Omenica: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region7a.pdf
Region 7B, Peace: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region7b.pdf
Region 8, Okanagan: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018-region8.pdf
Happy Hunting! Make sure you take some awesome pictures, and share them with us!
Expert Tips on Canada Geese Hunting
To find the best ways to limit out on Canada geese, we asked of the country's top hunters to share their tips
It's been tough hunting. With the season now several weeks old, the local geese have grown shy of decoys and calls, and the northern flights are overdue. Now it's day's end, and the hunters have gathered at their cabin, just as they have on many Saturdays for many seasons, to talk about the fields they hunted and the tricks they dug up to take their limit. Tomorrow is a no-hunting day in their neck of the woods, so there's no need to rise long before the sun does. As the night wears on, the talk grows more animated and the hunters delve deeper into their passion for hunting Canada geese.
And so it goes in hunt camps across the land each fall. Now imagine if the hunters in question were among the country's top Canada goose experts. What would they discuss? What secrets would they share? To find out, we gathered the collective wisdom of five of the best goose hunters out there. Think of it as a virtual hunt-camp round table—and you're invited.
Read the tips here: http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/top-5-goose-hunting-secrets.
Some Good Books on Hunting
Some of us are blessed to grow up in a hunting family, where skills and know-how is transferred down from generation to generation. But if you're new to hunting, then there is so much to learn. Come into our store for books and DVDs on hunting, and let yourself be instructed by our experienced staff. Or check out these titles on line. Don't invent the wheel yourself: Walk in the footsteps of those who went before you. At Mountain Man Outdoors, that's what we're all about. Getting you equipped.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
This book is a comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts. It has 5 sections: Gear; Tactics & Strategies; Big Game: Species and Methods; Butchering; and Cooking Big Game.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl
This book is a comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts.
Hunting: Essential Hunting and Outdoor Survival Skills from the World’s Elite Forces (SAS and Elite Forces Guide)
From tracking large game to shooting wild pheasant, this book is the essential guide to finding, killing and surviving off animals in the wild.
Complete Guide to Hunting: Basic Techniques for Gun & Bow Hunters
This book provides tips and techniques for hunting more than 28 species of big game, small game, upland birds, turkeys and waterfowl.
Public Land Elk Hunting
Do you understand preference points, know what a location bugle is, and have a Plan A, B and C in place for any elk hunting encounter? While it’s impossible to cover every detail that makes for a successful hunt, this book gives you to tools to understand the basics and the resources to further your elk education.
Tracking and Reading Sign: A Guide to Mastering the Original Forensic Science
This book provides the reader with tracking and stalking techniques such as cold hunting, camouflage, and using the stump method. Over twenty different animals are profiled, including New World Moose, American elk, and Whitetailed deer. Each profile lists basic characteristics, tacks, habitat, diet, behaviors, and common relatives.
Strategies for Whitetails
In one monumental volume, the acknowledged master of white-tail deer hunting, Charlie Alsheimer, shares a lifetime of experience about the animal he knows and loves so well.
About Obtaining a Hunting License
There are a few steps you need to take before you can go out and legally harvest an animal. These regulations are in place for the preservation of the animals and for the safety of hunters and civilians. Below are some of the steps:
- The very first step every hunter needs to take, is to pass the CORE (Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education) exam. You can choose to take a course or study on your own and challenge the exam. The CORE exam has both a practical and a theory component and you need to pass both before you can hunt.
- The next step is to get your Hunter Number card. You will need this number in order to purchase any Hunting and Species licences. Once you have passed the CORE exam, you simply take your proof of residence and your CORE exam results to the nearest Service BC center and they’ll take it from there.
- Once you receive you Hunter Number card in the mail, you can go and purchase an animal tag (Mountain Man sells tags).
- All of this assumes that you have access to a firearm. If you do not, you will first (after passing the CORE exam) need to acquire your Firearms Acquisition Certificate.
The whole process of getting licenced takes quite a while. So if you plan to hunt the coming season, we recommend starting the procedure of getting your licence six months before hunting season opens. It’d be a pity to miss the season by not starting early enough, so give yourself lots of time.
If you have any questions about the process, you can come into (or call) Mountain Man Outdoors, contact the BC Wildlife Federation (email: wildlife@BCWF.bc.ca; phone: 1-888-881-2293) or visit the BC Government website: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/resident/#Intro. .
BC Hunting Synopsis
Hunting is a great sport to do with pals or family. Whether you do it to provide meat for your family, your trophy room or simply for fun it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. It is important, however to follow all the rules and regulations. It’s important for your safety, the safety of the animals and fellow hunters, as well as the preservation of our wildlife. Before you go out hunting, please always check the synopsis and see if there are any new regulations for your hunting area. Below are the Hunting and Trapping Synopsis for each area in BC.
Region 1, Vancouver Island: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 2, Lower Mainland: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 3, Thompson: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 4, Kootenays: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 5, Cariboo: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 6, Skeena: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 7A, Omenica: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 7B, Peace: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Region 8, Okanagan: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Trapping Regulations: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Provincial Regulations: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/regul...
Happy Hunting! Make sure you take some awesome pictures, and share them with us!