Changes to B.C.’s Wildlife Allocation Policy announced by Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson dramatically reduce residents’ access to wild game and increase the number of opportunities for non-residents of BC. If you care about your future hunting opportunities, read and listen to the background information linked to below, and take action:

Send Letters-Faxes-Emails to Your Representatives and the Media

Attend the Town Hall Meeting: 7 PM January 27, 2015 – Pomeroy Hotel 11308 Alaska Road

Background Information:

Letter from Minister Steve Thomson to BCWF president George Wilson explaining his allocation decision.

Allocation Splits.

Allocation Letter to MLA Pat Pimm

NPRG Allocation Mail-Out

BCWF Allocation Press Release 2014

Alaska Highway News Article

Alaska Highway News Letter to the Editor

In the News

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BCWF has started a petition to urge the Government of B.C. to rescind their recent decision on Wildlife Allocation, which will result in lost hunting opportunities for our province’s resident hunters.

The petition calls on the Government of B.C. to overturn the decision to change the Wildlife Harvest Allocation Policy, which gives a larger share of hunting permits to B.C. guide outfitters and a smaller share of hunting permits to B.C. resident hunters.

The petition will be submitted to the Province of B.C. – click below to sign and make your voice heard!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION!

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 the BCWF received Minister Steve Thomson’s decision on allocation, including “regionally tailored” splits between residents and non-residents. The allocation splits represent a degradation of resident priority with an increased share going to guided hunters in many cases. Your displeasure of this decision must be made loud and clear to your MLA Pat Pimm, Minister Thomson, and Premier Christy Clark.

Letter from Minister Steve Thomson to BCWF president George Wilson explaining his allocation decision.

Allocation Splits.

 

January 24, 2015: Kids Appreciation and Celebration of Hunting Day

Families are encouraged to come to this day of activities, food, prizes and trophy awards.

See the poster for the details of this event.

Kids Appreciation Day Poster 2015

BCWF issued an important news release this morning concerning sweeping changes to B.C.’s wildlife allocation policy being considered by the Government of B.C. This is a critical issue that could have significant negative impacts on resident hunters in our province:

“Sweeping changes to B.C.’s Wildlife Allocation Policy proposed by the Guide-Outfitters Association of B.C. would dramatically reduce residents’ access to wild game and increase the number of permits sold to foreign big game trophy hunters, according to the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF). This proposed change could result in 5,000 fewer hunting permits going to B.C. residents.

Read the full text of the BCWF’s news release and then write your MLA Pat Pimm voicing your concerns as a resident hunter.

 

 

Over the past two years, the Organising Committee of the 14th North American Caribou Workshop has been involved in a number of initiatives that highlight the value of caribou to Canadians (and other peoples across the circumpolar distribution of Rangifer), the challenges of conserving caribou, and the research and other activities meant to maintain caribou across arctic, boreal, and mountain landscapes. One of those initiatives is three short videos that explain the ecology and conservation of woodland caribou found in British Columbia (BC). The 14th Caribou Workshop was held in Fort St. John, BC, thus, the focus on the three ecotypes of caribou found in BC (Boreal, Southern Mountain, Northern Mountain).  A series of three videos representing the caribou in each of the three ecotypes have now been released and can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGa9WHJLRzxs3Xt-dWkB_MA

General Minutes October 2014

PAL December 13, 2014

Restricted PAL December 14, 2014

CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSES poster Dec 13_14 2014

The regularly scheduled Monday, November 24, 2014 General Meeting has been rescheduled for  Monday, December 1, 2014 in order to accommodate the attendance of our special guests from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

Voluntary registration of off-road vehicles such as ATVs, side-by-sides, and snow machines starts today, November 17, 2014. Registration becomes mandatory on June 1, 2015. There is a one-time fee of $48 per ORV and is payable to ICBC through an insurance broker. Provincial Sales Tax may also be due if the tax was not paid when you purchased your ORV.

The following documents explain the program in more detail:

ORV Government Press Release

ICBC ORV Registration and Licensing

ORV Provincial Sales Tax

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