The B.C. government has announced a number of hunting closures and changes to regulations in the northeast.
According to a release from the Ministry of Forests, the province says moose hunting will be restricted to limited entry hunting in the Peace Region for one year.
General open season on moose hunting in the Peace region runs from Aug. 15 to Oct. 31, but the province says moose hunting will also exclude August, and that there will be a full closure during peak mating season from Oct. 1 to 15, 2022.
The Peace Moberly Tract and Moose Lake will be closed to hunting.
All caribou hunts will be closed.
Further north in the Liard and Northeast Rockies region, the province says moose hunting will be permitted in remote regions and areas without roads, and will not be restricted by limited entry hunting. The province says that decision will be revisited next year.
"These decisions were informed by extensive engagement with the public, First Nations, the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia and the BC Wildlife Federation," the ministry said in the release.
"The hunting regulation changes in northeastern B.C. are an interim measure and part of broader actions to improve wildlife stewardship, uphold Treaty rights and enhance habitat conservation."
Read a summary of the changes below:
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