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COVID-19 Update

Fishing and Hunting Updates During COVID-19

The BC Wildlife Federation believes we all need to be able to get outdoors for healthy activity during this time of physical distancing. On May 6, the BC Government announced that BC Parks will open for day use in time for the May 15 long weekend and overnight camping in June.

Read the full BC Wildlife Federation press release here.

Refer to our Infographic for best practices and tips on how to still enjoy fishing and hunting activities during this time:

Before you head out to hunt and fish, check the Hunting and Fishing Closure Update.

Download our Infographic so you can share with your family and friends here!

Hunting and Angling included in Essential Services 

In consultation with the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), the provincial government recently added hunting and fishing to the List of COVID-19 Essential Services“. Read the full BC Wildlife Federation Press Release here.

Have questions? Visit our Fishing and Hunting Updates During COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Page.

We’ve written to Premier Horgan to express how important it is for us to be able to get outside with our families, and why we need to expand access to BC’s wilderness as this epidemic evolves. Read the full letter here.

These difficult times provide the opportunity to teach your children outdoor skills and contribute to building local food security. Please be safe, follow the rules and let us know how you are doing. We’d love to get your photos of your family hunting and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Send your photos to us at

During these unprecedented circumstances we appreciate the support, patience and understanding of our members, sponsors, and supporters. We will continue to provide you with updates via email and our social media channels.

Thank you, please look after yourselves and each other.

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