Close Yohetta Mountain Goat LEH Season

Regulation Number: 
2020-05-04
Status: 
Decided
Region: 
Region 5 - Cariboo
MU: 
5-4
Regulation Type: 
Limited Entry Hunting
Species: 
Mountain Goat
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: 

Yohetta           5-04     A         Sept 1 – Oct 31           Adult

Proposed Regulations: 

Remove Yohetta Mountain Goat LEH season from regulation

Rationale: 

In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Tsilhqot’in Nation a declaration of title to 1,750 square kilometers of land in the South Chilcotin. Mountain goat LEH zone A of 5-04 is exclusively within, or accessed through, the Tsilhqot’in Nation title area. As title holders, the Tsilhqot’in Nation determines use of, and controls access to, the declared title lands, including the area within mountain goat LEH zone 5-04 A. A bridging agreement from 2014-2019 was in place to allow guide outfitters to operate within the title land and maintain a minimum LEH opportunity. Resident access to title lands for the purpose of hunting is not permitted by the Tsilhqot’in Nation.

As per provincial policy, closure of this mountain goat zone will apply to both resident hunters and guide outfitters with tenure areas overlapping LEH zone 5-04 A.

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