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B.C. government wants feedback on possible changes to hunting, firearm restrictions

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If you consider yourself an outdoors person, the province is hoping to hear from you next month.

B.C.’s Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Ministry is asking for public input on proposed changes to its regulations on outdoor-related activities like hunting, trapping, angling, firearm ownership and motor vehicle restrictions.

The changes, if ultimately approved, would take effect 2020 through 2022.

According to a government release, the adjustments are intended to “promote the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat, as well as to optimize sustainable hunting and trapping opportunities.”

This includes putting restrictions on which weapons can be used when hunting wildlife, Bison is the only animal in B.C. with certain restrictions, as well as infrared telescopes.

Residents are being asked to submit a review between today (Dec. 16) and Jan. 17.

You can find more information and where to give feedback on the B.C. government's website.




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