Dear hunters, the BC government is proposing serious changes to the Region 7 Peace Region for Caribou and Moose
The proposal is outlined on the BC Hunting website here https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/content/close-peace-caribou-hunts-and-reduce-peace-moose-hunts-region-wide.
A wide variety of hunting and wildlife groups are opposed to this, alleging that the proposed changes do not reflect the health of the moose population and unfairly restrict access to resident hunters. As well the MLA for the North Peace riding Don Davies is opposing it. MLA Davies urges residents to provide feedback on proposed hunting regulations. We urge members to weigh in on this historic closure.
The deadline for feedback is March 23rd Midnight.
Close all licensed caribou hunts in Region 7B (General Open Season and Limited Entry Hunting).
Note, closure of the 5 point bull caribou bow only season in 7-58 and the Pink Mountain LEH is already under consideration and was part of the previous round of public engagement. See here for additional details
Close all licensed moose hunting in the Peace region for Aug. 15-31, and Oct 1 – 15.
Close the Peace Moberly tract to all moose hunting
Change the rut closure around Moose Lake in Management Unit 7-51 to a full moose hunting closure .
Convert all remaining moose hunts from GOS to LEH with four LEH seasons as follows:
Establish the area of MU 7-32 outside of the Peace Moberly Tract as LEH Zone A and LEH Zone B .
Authorizations issued will be informed by a recommendation to reduce the number of moose killed by 50% and the number of BC licensed hunters by 50%.
Require Compulsory Reporting for all MUs in the Peace Region, with the following exception: Require Compulsory Inspection for moose taken in that portion of MU 7-52 accessible from Region 6. See Map F44 (page 71).https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/content/close-peace-caribou-hunts-and-reduce-peace-moose-hunts-region-wide.
To make your opinion known, you need to sign into the site with your BC Hunting ID (the same one you use to buy your tags and licenses online) and click the Support, Neutral and Oppose buttons at the bottom and leave a comment OR write your MLA to voice your opinion.