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BC Hunting Synopsis: 2016 - 2018 Season

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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!

Difference Between Trout and Salmon

2 years ago No comments

Difference Between Trout and Salmon

Are you able to easily distinguish the difference between a trout and a salmon? Below the picture are a few key differences between a Sea Trout and a Chinook Salmon.

THE TAIL

The first difference is between the tails. Salmon have a concave tail while the tail of a Trout is square sometimes even convex.

THE BODY

Another big difference is in the body markings. Salmon have very few markings/spots below their lateral line. Trout, on the other hand, have a large number of markings below their lateral line.

THE TAIL BASE

Salmon have a narrow tail base with a noticeable wrist. The wrist being the part of the body that connects to the tail. Trout have a wide tail base and their wrist is not very noticeable.

The following guide is a Salmon and Trout identification guide
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/trout_salmon_id.pdf

Hiking Trails in the Kootenays

2 years ago No comments

Hiking in our Canadian Rockies or adjacent Purcell/Columbia Wilderness is a fantastically refreshing adventure. But sometimes it's not that easy to find your next hike. The Province of BC has provided downloadable PDF’s of some of the majestic hikes in the East Kootenays.

*** Disclaimer: Please note that Mountain Man Outdoors has not been on all of these hikes and thus takes no responsibility for incidents or accidents that occur on these hikes. The difficulty levels has been graded based on elevation gain and hiking time. Hiker due diligence is always required to ensure safety.

Easy Hikes

Cooper Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Gold Run Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Lisbon Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mitchell Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Richmond Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Moderate Hikes

Baker Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Baldy Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Bear Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Cliff Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Hornaday Pass Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Hourglass Lake Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Lakit Lookout Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mallandaine Pass

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mause Creek Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mayo - Ailsa Lakes Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Difficult Hikes

Alki Creek Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Fairy Creek - Mount Proctor Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Horseshoe Basin Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mount Evans Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mount Fernie Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mount Fisher Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mount Hosmer Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Mount Stevens Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Three Sisters Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

Wigwam Lookout Trail

https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/recreation/Recr...

*** Disclaimer: Please note that Mountain Man Outdoors has not been on all of these hikes and thus takes no responsibility for incidents or accidents that occur on these hikes. The difficulty levels has been graded based on elevation gain and hiking time. Hiker due diligence is always required to ensure safety.

Source

Province of BC website

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/forest-and-natural-resource-operations

BC Fishing Synopsis

2 years ago No comments

BC Fishing Synopsis

Fishing is a great thing to do by yourself or with some friends and family. You get to be out in the middle of a beautiful lake or river; watching the little critters and occasionally some big ones too (watch out for bears during the salmon run especially); and hopefully catching a fish or two. There is great pleasure in bringing home a fish for dinner, but also in just catching one and then letting it loose again. Due to the current climate and world events, not every lake and river is fishable anymore. This is to preserve our fish and natural resources. So please be respectful of our Provincial regulations and check the Synopsis before you go out to see if that fishing hole is actually fishable. Below are the Fishing Synopsis for each area in BC.

Region 1, Vancouver Island: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 2, Lower Mainland: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 3, Thompson-Nicola: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 4, Kootenay: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 5, Cariboo: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 6, Skeena: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 7A, Omineca: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 7B, Peace: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Region 8, Okanagan: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

Provincial Regulations: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/...

When you fish, make some pictures and share them with us!

BC Hunting Synposis

2 years ago No comments

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!