Hunting tips from the Conservation officers

New regulations to keep in mind when you are out hunting

  • Sep. 20, 2012 10:00 a.m.

You cannot bring intact deer, elk, moose or caribou carcasses into British Columbia from another jurisdiction. You can hunt elsewhere but the carcass must be processed so that any high risk material is left behind. You may not possess the head, hide, hoof, spinal column, internal organ or mammary gland of cervids that were killed outside of B.C. Hides, antlers and skulls that have all tissues removed are permitted. So, if you hunt outside of B.C, do not return to B.C. with the intact carcass. Process it on site to prevent moving the disease. Remove the head, hide, all internal organs and spinal column at the kill site, and leave these parts in the place of origin- submit the head to local agencies for CWD testing. De-bone or have the meat processed prior to removal from the jurisdiction. If you want to keep antlers, remove them, any soft tissue and the connecting bone plate from the remainder of the skull, and soak in two per cent bleach. If you want to keep the hide, all tissue must be removed before being processed in B.C. Do not dump carcasses in the field if they are from elsewhere, use landfills for proper disposal. Please help us prevent CWD entry into B.C. by supporting these new regulations and for more information on CWD visit: www.stopchronicwastingdisease.ca

The Conservation Officer Service wishes to remind the public that if they witness or become aware of an environmental or fish and wildlife related infraction, to please report it by calling 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). Callers may remain anonymous if they wish and they may be eligible for a reward.

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