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Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires in the Kootenay Region

Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires in the Kootenay Region

Hunting regulation changes in response to wildfires in the Kootenay Region

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year. Maps of the affected areas can be seen online at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/eco/access.htm.

While wildfires can have beneficial impacts on wildlife, wildfires have also increased the vulnerability of hunted big game wildlife. Newly built fire guards coupled with existing fire guards from previous fires, and other industrial road construction, have enabled greater hunter access to remote habitats that were previously only accessible by foot. Lines of sight for hunters have increased dramatically in some areas of high fire severity where vegetation has burned.

To address the increased vulnerability of wildlife to hunters, the restrictions are expected to be in place until access and visibility conditions return to a state where wildlife is less vulnerable. As part of wildfire recovery efforts, the ministry is also prioritizing areas for reforestation and wildlife habitat restoration.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/15750

Outdoor Access Guide: RDEK Area A, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford (PDF 15.1)

MAP CATEGORIES:

AMA – Access Management Area
MVHCA – Motor Vehicle Hunting Closed Area

KMZ Files

AMA Boundary (KMZ 1.1 MB)

AMA Road Status (KMZ 1.2 MB)

AMA Signs/Gates (KMZ 2 KB)

MVHCA Bounary (KMZ 1.1 MB)

MVHCA Signs/Gates (KMZ 3 KB)

Wall Maps

Note: Wall maps are geoPDF so they can be used with Avenza PDF Maps applicationfound as a download with your iPhone or iPad.

Hillshaded Wall Map (PDF 77.3 MB)

Land Type Wall Map (PDF 126.3 MB)

Satellite Imagery Wall Map (PDF 138.8 MB)

Satellite Imagery Wall Map – RDEK Area A (PDF 7.6 MB)

Access Management Compliance and Enforcement Program Reports for the Regional District of East Kootenay’s Electoral Area A

2011

Final 2011 AMCEP Report (PDF 0.8 MB)

2012

May AMCEP Report (PDF 1.3 MB)
June AMCEP Report (PDF 0.8 MB)
July AMCEP Report (PDF 1.5 MB)
August AMCEP Report (PDF 1.9 MB)
September AMCEP Report (PDF 1.7 MB)
October AMCEP Report (PDF 1.1 MB)
Final 2012 AMCEP Report (PDF 1.2 MB)

2013

May/June AMCEP Report (PDF 2.4 MB)
July AMCEP Report (PDF 2.0 MB)
August AMCEP Report (PDF 1.7 MB)
September AMCEP Report (PDF 1.7 MB)
October/November AMCEP Report (PDF 1.7 MB)
Final 2013 AMCEP Report (PDF 2.5 MB)

2014

May/June AMCEP Report (PDF 1.2 MB)
July AMCEP Report (PDF 1.4 MB)
August AMCEP Report (PDF 1.6 MB)
September AMCEP Report (PDF 0.5 MB)
October/November AMCEP Report (PDF 1MB)
Final 2014 AMCEP Report (PDF 3MB)

2015

May/June AMCEP Report (PDF 1.4 MB)
July AMCEP Report (PDF 1.1 MB)
August AMCEP Report (PDF 0.8 MB)
Final 2015 AMCEP Report (PDF 1.3 MB)

2017

May/June AMCEP Report (PDF 2.8 MB)

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PDF Area Maps (Instruction for Loading Maps to iPhone/iPad)

Note: Maps are geoPDF so they can be used with Avenza PDF Maps application found as a download with your iPhone or iPad.

MU 4-01

East Flathead AMA (PDF 6.7 MB)
Upper Flathead AMA (PDF 8.4 MB)

MU 4-02

Galton Range AMA (PDF 3.7 MB)
Soowa Mountain MVHCA (PDF 4.0 MB) 
NEW
Upper Wigwam River drainage AMA (PDF 10.7 MB)
Wigwam Flats-Mt.Broadwood/Sportsmans Ridge AMA (PDF 7.1 MB)
Windfall Creek MVHCA (PDF 6.5 MB)

MU 4-03

Linklater Creek AMA (PDF 0.9 MB)
Linklater Creek MVHCA (PDF 3.0 MB) 
NEW
Purcell Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.2 MB)

MU 4-04

Hawkins Creek MVHCA (PDF 1.9 MB)
Yalk River MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-05

Irishman Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.3 MB)
Lamb Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.4 MB) 
NEW

MU 4-06

Leadville Creek AMA (PDF 2.4 MB)
Sanca Creek AMA (PDF 2.4 MB)
North Basin Creek MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-07

Topaz Creek MVHCA (map not available)
Corn Creek MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-09

Malde, Goodeve, Morris and Shepard Creek MVHCA (map not available)
Tiger Creek MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-14

Faith Creek MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-15

Tulip Creek eastward to Rialto Creek MVHCA (map not available)
Deer Creek Road MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-18

Grohman Creek MVHCA (map not available)
Marsden Face MVHCA (map not available)
Sproule Creek MVHCA (map not available)

MU 4-20

Baribeau Creek AMA (PDF 3.5 MB)
Bradford Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.6 MB)
Buhl Creek MVHCA (PFF 3.5 MB)
Cherry Creek AMA (PDF 2.0 MB)
Copper Creek MVHCA (PDF 1.1 MB)
Patrick Creek MVHCA (PDF 1.9 MB)
Skookumchuck Creek MVHCA (PDF 5.8 MB)

MU 4-21

Coyote Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.7 MB)
Island Pond MVHCA (PDF 1.6 MB) 
NEW
Premier Ridge AMA (PDF 1.9 MB)

MU 4-22

Baynes Lake AMA (PDF 1.2 MB)
Big Tower, Little Tower, Swanson and Haynes Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.5 MB)
Burton Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.8 MB
Harrison Creek MVHCA (PDF 2.5 MB)
McDermid Creek MVHCA (PDF 10.3 MB)
North Galbraith AMA (PDF 2.5 MB)
Pickering Hills AMA (PDF 2.1 MB)
Power Plant AMA (PDF 2.5 MB)
Quin Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.3 MB)
Iron Sand Creek AMA (PDF 4.1 MB)
Sheep Mountain AMA (PDF 2.8 MB)

MU 4-22, MU 4-23 and MU 4-24

White River and Bull River MVHCA (PDF 2.1 MB) NEW

MU 4-23

Alexander Creek AMA (PDF 3.1 MB)
Barnes Lake AMA (PDF 1.0 MB)
Chauncey-Todhunter AMA (PDF 3.7 MB)
Corbin Creek AMA (PDF 1.9 MB)
Grave Prairie AMA (PDF 2.9 MB)
Upper Elk Valley AMA (PDF 4.4 MB)
Weigert Creek AMA (PDF 6.0 MB)

MU 4-24

Blackfoot Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.8 MB)
Elk Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.1 MB)
Fenwick Creek MVHCA (PDF 5.0 MB)
Grave Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.2 MB)
Middle Fork White River MVHCA (PDF 3.9 MB)
Mutton Creek AMA (PDF 2.7 MB)
Nilksuka Creek MVHCA (PDF 3.3 MB)
Nine Mile Creek MVHCA (PDF 3.0 MB)

MU 4-25

Albert River MVHCA (PDF 4.9 MB)
Columbia Lake & Canal Flats Area AMA (PDF 2.4 MB)
Cross River MVHCA (PDF 10.8 MB)
Dry Creek MVHCA (PDF 3.0 MB)
Madias Creek MVHCA (PDF 4.2 Mb)
Pedley Creek MVHCA (PDF 5.0 MB)
Stoddart Creek AMA (PDF 3.7 MB)
Tatley Creek MVHCA (PDF 3.7 MB)

MU 4-26 

Dutch/Brewer Creek AMA (PDF 4.7 MB)
Dutch Creek-Findlay AMA (PDF 2.8 MB)
Goldie Creek AMA (PDF 2.3 MB)
Lavington Creek MVHAC (PDF 3.4 MB)

MU 4-29 

Lardeau River MVHAC (map not available)

MU 4-30 

Duncan-Lardeau AMA (map not available)

MU 4-32

Barnes Creek MVHAC (map not available)

MU 4-34

Holt Creek AMA (PDF 3.9 MB)
Lang Creek VAC (PDF 2.4 MB)

MU 4-35

Beaverfoot River MVHAC (PDF 4.5 MB)

MU 4-38

Downie Creek MVHAC (map not available)

Eric Beer | BC Firearm Academy

3229 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4B8

604-592-2410

http://bcfirearmsacademy.ca

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