Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires - BCGEU

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in areas severely affected by wildfires this summer.

In the long-term wildlife benefit from wildfire. However, in the short-term there can be negative impacts. For example, wildfires in the Thompson and Cariboo regions have enabled motor vehicle access by hunters to remote moose and mule deer habitats that were previously only accessible by foot. In addition, loss of vegetation from fires has significantly increased lines of sight for hunters.