Hudson Bay Mountain_Smithers Community Forest No Shooting Areas

Regulation Number: 
2020-06-12
Status: 
Decided
Region: 
Region 6 - Skeena
MU: 
6-9
Regulation Type: 
Firearm Restrictions
Species: 
All
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: 

There is currently two adjacent No Shooting Areas west of Smithers. These areas are depicted on Map F10 of the 2018-2020 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

"no shooting area" means a designated area in which the discharge of a firearm is prohibited;

Hudson Bay Mountain

102  That portion of M.U. 6-09 in the Province of British Columbia contained within the following described boundaries:

Commencing at the northwesterly corner of Lot 5424, Coast Land District, Range 5; thence proceeding in a southerly direction along the lot boundary to its most southwesterly point; thence proceeding in an easterly direction along the lot boundary to a point on the boundary approximately 400 m from the southwestern corner of the lot; thence proceeding in a southerly direction in a straight line for approximately 2 400 m; thence in a westerly direction in a straight line for approximately 800 m; thence in a general northerly direction in a straight line for approximately 300 m; thence in a westerly direction in a straight line to the point of intersection with an unnamed creek; thence in a general northwesterly direction along the midline of the unnamed creek and following the westerly fork for approximately 200 m; thence proceeding in a southwesterly direction and thence northwesterly direction along the 4 800 foot contour to the point of intersection with Miller Creek; thence in a northerly direction along the midline of Miller Creek to Crater Lake; thence proceeding northeasterly along the easterly boundary of Crater Lake to its easternmost point; thence northeasterly in a straight line to the midline of the unnamed northern tributary of Simpson Creek; thence proceeding in an easterly direction to the point of intersection with Simpson Creek; thence proceeding in an easterly direction along the midline of Simpson Creek to a point due West of the northwest corner of Lot 5424; thence easterly in straight line to the point of commencement.

Smithers Community Forest

107  That portion of the Province of British Columbia in M.U. 6-9 which is contained within the following described boundaries:

Commencing at the S.W. Cor. D.L. 5426 thence north for 680 m; thence west for 2 280 m; thence north for 140 m; thence west for 2 320 m; thence south for 1 880 m; thence east for 340 m; thence south for 240 m; thence west for 340 m; thence south for approximately 1 060 m converging with left bank of Pine Creek; thence following the left bank of Pine Creek in a south/southeast direction for approximately 3 600 m; thence east for approximately 700 m converging with west edge of old logging road; thence 100 m west; thence following 100 m north of the west and south edge of old logging road (Pine Creek Road) for approximately 2 000 m; thence N 60° E for 660 m; thence N 6° W for 580 m; thence S 80° E for 600 m; thence S 20° E for 120 m; thence east for approximately 630 m to a point 100 m west of the logging road; thence following 100 m northwest of southeast edge of old logging road for approximately 3 000 m to southern boundary of Lot 2518; thence west for 440 m; thence north for 2 880 m; thence west for 400 m; thence north for 400 m; thence west for 1 600 m to point of commencement.

Proposed Regulations: 

Combine the two No Shooting Areas into one and amend the boundaries. Click here to see a map of the current and proposed boundaries.

Rationale: 

The rationale for this change is to clarify the boundaries so they are more enforceable and easier to locate in the field and extend the eastern boundary to the municipality of Smithers.

The area between the municipality of Smither and the Ski hill is a popular outdoor recreation area for mountain biking and hiking, and inclusion of this area within the No Shooting boundary is proposed to address safety concerns.