Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Changes Hunting Rules to Protect Big Game Following Wildfires

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Changes Hunting Rules to Protect Big Game Following Wildfires

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Some hunting rules changed in wake of wildfires

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VICTORIA - British Columbia is taking steps to protect big game animals that survived summer wildfires in the southeastern part of the province.

Hunting regulations have been changed to give wildlife a better chance against hunters in areas that have been denuded of vegetation or criss-crossed by firebreaks.

Motor vehicles used by hunters are now banned annually between Sept. 1 and June 30, in five fire perimeters around the extreme southeast corner of B.C., including the regions of White River, Linklater and Lamb creeks, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says the ban will remain in effect until access and visibility return to a state where wildlife is less vulnerable. …

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