Revise Start Date for Trapping Marten in Kootenay Region

Regulation Number: 
2020-04-03
Status: 
Decided
Region: 
Region 4 - Kootenay
MU: 
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-5
4-6
4-7
4-8
4-9
4-14
4-15
4-16
4-17
4-18
4-19
4-20
4-21
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-25
4-26
4-27
4-28
4-29
4-30
4-31
4-32
4-33
4-34
4-35
4-36
4-37
4-38
4-39
4-40
Regulation Type: 
Trapping
Species: 
Marten
Closing Date: 
January 19, 2020 at midnight
Decision Statement: 

This proposed regulation change was replaced with an alternative approach that attaches conditions to trapping licences that meet the same objectives.

Current Regulations: 

MARTEN

Region 4………...Nov 1 – Feb 15

Proposed Regulations: 

MARTEN

Region 4………...Dec 1 – Feb 15

Rationale: 

The current opening date of trapping season (November 1st) overlaps with the period when grizzly bears are active. Delaying the onset of trapping season to December 1st would reduce the overlap as almost all grizzly bears have denned by the start of December. Reducing potential overlap is intended to mitigate the potential of bears being injured while attempting to remove the bait from small box traps.