Implement No Feeding or Baiting for Turkeys in the Kootenay Region

Regulation Number: 
2020-04-11
Status: 
Decided
Region: 
Region 4 - Kootenay
MU: 
4-1
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Regulation Type: 
General Open Season
Limited Entry Hunting
Species: 
Turkey
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 no prohibition on the feeding and baiting of turkey in the Kootenay region.

Proposed Regulations: 

Prohibit the intentional feeding or baiting of turkey in the Kootenay region.

Rationale: 

Prohibiting the intentional feeding of turkeys is anticipated to mitigate concerns related to conflict in urban areas where feeding programs are contributing to artificially high densities and hyperabundancy of turkeys.