Note: Due to technical difficulties with the website the deadline for public feedback/comments on proposed changes to 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations has been extended to January 31, 2016.
Welcome to BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Angling, Hunting and Trapping Engagement Website
The public is invited to comment on proposed angling, hunting and trapping regulations and policies through this engagement website.
The Province recognizes that a wider range of perspectives can be reached through web-based public engagement. We will continue to use a face-to-face consultation process in addition to collecting online feedback.
The ministry posts regional and provincial regulation and policy proposals on this website for public comment. User comments are visible only to designated ministry staff and to the user that posted the comment. A summary of responses garnered from the website will be qualitatively analysed, summarized, and forwarded to ministry decision makers for consideration. The ministry will post final regulatory and policy decisions on the website. Users can sign up for RSS feeds and/or email notifications to follow the status of specific proposals.
Key Ministry drivers or "tests" for regulatory change in angling, hunting and trapping regulations include:
- regulation simplification;
- harmonization of regulations within and between regions;
- increasing hunting and trapping opportunity and
- program delivery within existing resources.
The following regulation proposals describe the current and proposed regulations, and include rationales for the regulatory change, including how the proposals address the tests for regulatory change while ensuring that the Ministry’s primary goal of conservation is maintained.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and working together to ensure that British Columbia provides world-class sustainable hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities.