A Calgary man received a two-year hunting ban and a $2,875 fine for using a BC resident license to hunt, even though he lived in Alberta.
The incident took place in October 2019, when conservation officers were conducting game enforcement checks near Woss.
“Hunting big game in BC as a non-resident, without being accompanied by a licensed guide, an assistant guide with written authorization, or a person with the required permits, is a crime under the BC Wildlife Law,” a statement says. of BCCOS.
The man was sentenced in Port Hardy Provincial Court, where he was banned from hunting in BC for two years and fined.
“The BCCOS hopes that this sanction will deter others from similar activities,” the statement said.
Nonresident hunters may hunt large game in BC, but must be accompanied by a licensed guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter, or a resident holding an escort permit. Non-resident hunting license fees are $53, with a $22 Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) surcharge.
Non-residents may practice small game hunting unaccompanied.
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