British Columbia is a beautiful place to go hunting and many people cross the border to do so. The prey is great and there are so many locations to visit. A guide can also be a great investment to make the most of one’s time across the border.
However, before hunting, there are a few legal regulations that have to be assessed for all British Columbia moose hunting. If these regulations are not being adhered to, the hunt will be illegal and therefore the hunters will be treated as criminals.
It is best to at least know these things beforehand.
19 Years Or Older
A person who will be hunting in British Columbia has to either be 19 years old (minimum) or have someone who is older than this age while they go hunting. If these conditions are not met, it is a legal violation and will be treated as such.
There are general assessments made on the land and checks are done for those who are hunting.
The guide has to be over the age of 19 if they are doing the job.
The guide also has to be licensed when they are doing this. If they are not, the consequences could be high.
Licensed Guide Allowed Two Hunters Only
Let’s say a licensed guide is hired and will be taking hunters through the lands to find good prey. What will be required of them beyond the age limit that has been established by the local government?
There are further restrictions in terms of how many people can be taken by the hunter at a single time. There are only two additional people allowed with the licensed guide that can be going around the area.
If there are more than two, this is illegal and will lead to consequences as deemed fit by the authorities.
Use Designated Land Ports For Meat Transportation
Let’s say meat is going to be hunted in Canada and then taken back into America? Can it be done and what are the legal consequences of not doing it properly? There are numerous legal consequences and they do add up. This can include fines and/or prison sentences depending on the amount being crossed into America.
What can be done to bring it into the nation? There are designated ports now available to take across the hunter-harvested wild ruminant meat. Using these ports is the only way.
These are the key British Columbia moose hunting regulations you will have to keep in mind as a hunter. If you don’t, there are numerous legal issues that will pop up and most of them will not end up looking good for you. It can also add to your criminal record and that is not pleasant for anyone either.
It is smarter to be aware of these regulations and not make errors that will be costly down the road for the rest of your life. These regulations are out in the open and should be listened to.