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B.C. Reg. 76/84
O.C. 518/84
Deposited March 19, 1984
This consolidation is current to January 12, 2021.
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Wildlife Act

Closed Areas Regulation

[Last amended July 1, 2020 by B.C. Reg. 169/2020]

Interpretation

1   In this regulation:

"Act" means the Wildlife Act;

"management unit" or "M.U." has the same meaning as in the Management Unit Regulation, B.C. Reg. 64/96;

"non-toxic shot" has the same meaning as in the Hunting Regulation, B.C. Reg. 190/84;

"shot" means a cartridge manufactured so that it contains 8 or more roughly spherical projectiles.

[en. B.C. Reg. 194/99, s. 1; am. B.C. Regs. 219/2000, s. 1; 72/2014, App. 1, s. 1.]

No shooting, hunting or trapping areas

2   The areas set out in Schedule 1 are designated as no shooting areas and, for the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for any wildlife species in those areas.

Seasonal no shooting, hunting or trapping areas

3   Section 2 applies to the areas set out in Schedule 2 during the period set out for each area.

No shooting or hunting areas

4   The areas set out in Schedule 3 are designated as no shooting areas and, for the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for any wildlife species in those areas except as prescribed for the trapping of furbearing animals.

Seasonal no shooting or hunting areas

5   Section 4 applies to the areas set out in Schedule 4 during the period set out for each area.

No shooting areas

6   The areas set out in Schedule 5 are designated as No Shooting areas.

Seasonal no shooting areas

7   Section 6 applies to the areas set out in Schedule 6 during the period set out for each area.

No shooting areas — specified Crown land

7.1   The areas set out in Schedule 5.1 are designated as no shooting areas.

[en. B.C. Reg. 135/2017, App. 1, s. 1.]

No hunting areas

8   For the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for any wildlife species, except as prescribed for the trapping of furbearing animals in the areas set out in Schedule 7.

No hunting or trapping areas

8.1   For the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act, there is no open season for any wildlife species in the areas set out in Schedule 8.1.

[en. B.C. Reg. 151/2006, s. 1.]

Seasonal no hunting areas

9   Section 8 applies to the areas set out in Schedule 8 during the period set out for each area.

Prohibited discharge areas under section 108 (2) (o) of the Act

10   (1) A person commits an offence if the person discharges

(a) a firearm in an area set out in Schedule 9 unless the person uses shot only,

(b) a firearm in an area set out in Schedule 10 during the period set out for each area unless the person uses shot only,

(c) a rifle in an area set out in Schedule 11, or

(d) a firearm in an area set out in Schedule 13 unless the person uses non-toxic shot only.

(2) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 170/2001, s. 1.]

[en. B.C. Reg. 219/2000, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 170/2001, s. 1.]

Prohibited discharge areas under section 108 (2) (o) and (s) of the Act

10.1   (1) A person commits an offence if the person discharges or hunts with a firearm in an area set out in Schedule 14 unless the person uses shot only.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person hunting with a muzzle-loading firearm in the part of the area described in section 1 of Schedule 14 that is west of Highway 1 or Highway 19.

[en. B.C. Reg. 170/2001, s. 2.]

Repealed

11   Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 211/93, s. 2.]

Road allowance no shooting or hunting areas

12   (1) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3) and of section 31 of the Act, "highway" means every public road of two lanes or more that is maintained by the ministry of the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act, and includes all other public roads of two lanes or more within the Province that are operated or maintained by the government of another province or of a territory or by the government of Canada.

(2) For the purpose of subsection (3), "road allowance" means the highway and that area on either side of the highway including the shoulder and ditch to the lesser of

(a) a distance of 15 m from

(i) the midline of a road of less than three lanes, or

(ii) the nearest edge of the paved surface of a highway with three lanes or more, or

(b) the boundary of private property as indicated by

(i) a fence, or

(ii) the limit of cultivated land.

(3) The road allowance of any highway is designated as a no shooting area, and for the purposes of section 26 (1) (c) of the Act there is no open season for any wildlife species in that area.

[en. B.C. Reg. 211/93, s. 3; am. B.C. Regs. 205/94, s. 1; 221/2005, s. 1; 4/2010, s. 3.]

Contents | Sections 1 to 12 | Schedule 1 | Schedule 2 | Schedule 3 | Schedule 4 | Schedule 5 to 5.1 | Schedule 6 | Schedule 7 | Schedule 8 | Schedule 8.1 | Schedule 9 | Schedule 10 to 13 | Schedule 14 | Schedule 15