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New Moose Hunting Regulations in Northwest BC

Update: theTyee.ca has picked up the story: Province shortens hunting season following Tahltan blockades.

And, HuntingBC.ca now has a discussion board related to the topic of new hunting regulations in the Klappan.

Original Post:

On the heels of last fall’s Tahltan aboriginal protests of the open moose hunt in the Klappan and elsewhere in northwestern BC, Tahltan Wildlife Committee and the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment have revised the rules for moose hunting. From the press release:

The Agreement develops a collaborative moose management program, including a moose inventory within the territory, a shortened hunting season and game checks …

It continues with five regulations, including shortened hunting seasons and compusory moose inspections. They are meant to control the unregulated harvest of moose from regions where the moose populations are in question.

To this point, there are no discussions related to these regulations on the HuntingBC.ca message boards. I will update this post if that changes.

Related:

I blogged recently about the rhetoric that appeared on CBC.ca news stories and HuntingBC.ca’s forums around last fall’s closures.

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