Close Moose Antlerless-Youth Only LEH Hunt

Regulation Number: 
2020-07-05
Status: 
Decided
Region: 
Region 7B - Peace
MU: 
7-33
7-34
7-35
7-44
Regulation Type: 
Limited Entry Hunting
Species: 
Moose
Closing Date: 
January 19, 2020 at midnight
Decision Statement: 

This regulation was approved as proposed and is included in the 2020-2022 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

Current Regulations: 

MOOSE peace river age-restricted hunts

The following hunts are open ONLY to hunters who are under the age of 18

Peace River

7-33

Aug 15-Sept 30 & Oct 16-Oct 31

Cow or Calf

Peace River

7-34

Aug 15-Sept 30 & Oct 16-Oct 31

Cow or Calf

Peace River

7-35

Aug 15-Sept 30 & Oct 16-Oct 31

Cow or Calf

Peace River

7-44

Aug 15-Sept 30 & Oct 16-Oct 31

Cow or Calf

Proposed Regulations: 

Close cow/calf moose youth-only LEH opportunity

Rationale: 

Currently there is a youth-only LEH allocating one tag in four (4) different WMUs for cow or calf moose. This LEH was originally established as a tool to receive biological samples. Very few biological samples were submitted and the LEH survey reports suggest that there is minimal demand for this hunt; there is little benefit in maintaining the antlerless moose LEH season. With new initiatives to increase moose densities in selected WMUs of the Peace Region, antlerless harvest is not currently supported.