Hunting is at risk. It's time to speak up.

Join us in advocating for science-based wildlife management and a dedicated funding model for wildlife. Together, we can make a difference and protect the future of conservation and hunting in British Columbia. Your active involvement and voice hold great importance in protecting the natural heritage of our province. Let’s collaborate to oppose emotionally charged campaigns and ensure the sustainable coexistence of wildlife and responsible hunting practices.

Hunting Advocacy and Initiatives

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Protect the Future of Hunting in B.C.

Throughout history, hunters have been prominent advocates for wildlife conservation. Despite this, the future of conservation and hunting in British Columbia faces significant threats. Together, we can counter challenges and ensure a sustainable future for both wildlife and hunting. Your participation is critical in making a difference.

Click the button to find relevant news, studies, resources, and how you can take action to protect your right to hunt.

Peace Region Hunting Regulations

The BCWF and our members are deeply concerned with the proposed changes to moose and caribou management in Wildlife Management Region 7B for resident British Columbian hunters. In summary, the BCWF strongly opposes the proposed changes because:

  1. They ignore a science-based approach to wildlife management.
  2. They disregard the importance of moose and caribou hunting to resident British Columbians.
  3. Though we support the protection of treaty rights, the Province has not demonstrated why such drastic and sweeping changes are required to achieve that outcome.

Click the button to read the BCWF’s letter to Minister Katrine Conroy, watch a statement from BCWF Executive Director, Jesse Zeman, and learn more about how you can take action on our Peace Region Hunting Regulations page.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal prion disease affecting the deer family (cervids). Surveillance for CWD in BC has been ongoing since 2002, with no positive cases. The B.C. Wildlife Federation funded ten freezers that were placed at the different drop-off locations throughout the Kootenay and Peace Region to protect B.C. from CWD and educates hunters on how to stay CWD-safe.

Click the button to learn more about CWD, find out how you can help keep B.C. CWD-free, and important updates.

Learn to Hunt

The BCWF offers education programs to teach new hunters how to get started and to give experienced hunters the tips and tricks they need to elevate their skills.

Learn to Hunt and Fish Series online episodes will cover everything from virtual sessions with the BC Conservation Officer Service that touch on common infractions in the backcountry, and how you can avoid them- to learning how to hunt turkey, as well as how to fish for kokanee, and more!

The BCWF Learn To Hunt Academy is an immersive hunter education program that will help you gain all the practical skills, knowledge, and confidence to be a safe and successful hunter in BC. Whether you’re brand new to hunting or looking to further develop your hunter competencies, this workshop provides the opportunity to learn hands-on skills from local experts.

Click the button to learn more about the Learn to Hunt and Fish program. 

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