Fishing Resources

Here are some great Resources to check out before you hit the water:

2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis

The new 2017-2019 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis and in-season regulation changes are available online. Printed copies have been distributed to licence vendors and Service BC offices throughout the province. Remember this synopsis is valid for both the 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 licensing years, so please retain your copy for reference.

 

Fish and Wildlife Branch

If you have an account with the British Columbia Angling, Hunting, and Trapping Public Engagement website (AHTE). Please be advised that the website has been updated and all accounts have been deleted. In order to access the modernized version of the website you will have to log on with a BCeID account. The new AHTE website can be found at https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/.

Information on how to open a BCeID account can be found at https://www.bceid.ca/.

Proposed hunting, trapping, motor vehicle restriction, and firearms restriction regulations for the 2018-2020 seasons have been posted on AHTE for public review and feedback. More information is available at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017FLNR0373-002078. Please note, users can view proposals without logging in, however log in is required to post comments.

Information on current hunting and trapping regulations can be found online through the Fish and Wildlife Branch Hunting in BC Website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting.

Update  -British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch 

Freshwater Fishing E-Licence http://www.fishing.gov.bc.ca

How to Fish Rivers - Tips & Techniques on How to Fish Rivers

Nymphing 101

Using Science to Help You Catch More Fish

Fishing Forever is the BCWF`s annual fishing program


Hunting Resources

Provicial information

The Province released the 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis (35 Mb), detailing up-to-date rules and regulations for hunters throughout British Columbia. The new rules are in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The synopsis is available online and in hard copy at sports stores, outfitters and other hunting licence vendors throughout B.C.

The synopsis includes 85 regulatory changes aimed at conserving wildlife and their habitats, enhancing the quality of data collected, protecting at-risk species and livestock.

In the event that there is a need to change a regulation in 2016/17 or 2017/18, the online version will be updated with any changes highlighted in red and listed in a corrections poster.

In preparing the synopsis, the Province consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including conservation and hunting organizations, local government and First Nations. The Province also posted proposed changes for public comment on its angling, hunting, and trapping public engagement website. The site has now been updated with decision statements for each of the proposed regulation changes at: http://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/hunting

Electronic-based resident hunting licenses are available online

 

CORE

We have some resources that our hunting members have shared that should benefit all members.

Any BC resident wanting to go hunting needs to pass two courses:

1. The CORE Program (Hunter Training) to obtain a hunter number to purchase a hunting licence and tags, or apply for Limited Entry Hunting. Click here for program dates.

2. The Canadian Firearms Safety Course to obtain a Possession & Acquisition License (Non-restricted PAL), which allows you to purchase or take possession of a firearm and buy ammunition.  Click here for PAL course date.

If you're interested in owning restricted firearms you will have to pass the Restricted Possession & Acquisition License (RPAL) training course, AFTER passing the PAL. Click here for RPAL course date.

For information about any of these courses, email Doug or Bob.

Fish and Wildlife Branch

If you have an account with the British Columbia Angling, Hunting, and Trapping Public Engagement website (AHTE). Please be advised that the website has been updated and all accounts have been deleted. In order to access the modernized version of the website you will have to log on with a BCeID account. The new AHTE website can be found at https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/ahte/.

Information on how to open a BCeID account can be found at https://www.bceid.ca/.

Proposed hunting, trapping, motor vehicle restriction, and firearms restriction regulations for the 2018-2020 seasons have been posted on AHTE for public review and feedback. More information is available at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017FLNR0373-002078. Please note, users can view proposals without logging in, however log in is required to post comments.

Information on current hunting and trapping regulations can be found online through the Fish and Wildlife Branch Hunting in BC Website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting.

Update  -British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch

 

Helpful links

Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

Hunter Compulsory Inspection & Reporting

Conservation Officer Service

Limited Entry Hunting (LEH)

Grizzly Bear Closure

BC Hunting Regulation Proposals

Young Hunters


BCWF Resources

As a member of the BCWF we have some resources we would like to share with all members.

BCWF WildPlay in Maple Ridge

The lastest news from the B.C. Wildlife Federation. A sure way to stay informed about what's happening with conservation in our province and the rest of the country.

You can read or download old and new issues here.

 

ORV Registration

The Off-Road Vehicle Management Framework webpage has been updated to include the new dates for voluntary and mandatory registration; read more here...

For the news release regarding the Off Road Vehicle Act achieving Royal Assent on March 24, 2014, titled, see: ORV Legislation Will Keep BC's Backcountry Safe

For information about your ORV and PST, see Notice to Off-Road Vehicle Owners (Provincial Sales Tax Act)

To read the full text of the BCWF press release, click here.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

BCWF Welcomes New Outdoor Recreational Vehicle Policy

Registering Your Outdoor Recreational Vehicle?

 


Firearms Information Resources

National Firearms Association

Safari Club Canada

Canadian Shooting Sports Association

 

Justice for Gun Owners http://justiceforgunowners.ca/resources/

Abbotsford Fish & Game Club http://abbotsfordfishandgameclub.org/

Chilliwack Fish & Game Protective Association  http://www.chilliwackfishandgame.com/

Mission & District Rod & Gun Club http://www.missionrodandgun.com/

For more Clubs go to: http://bcwf.net/index.php/membership/club-members

 

RCMP /Canadian Firearms Program related information
RCMP / Firearms Program Related RCMP Chief Firearms Officer: Relocation Notification

Canadian Firearms Program: Information on Receiver Blanks

Canadian Firearms Program offers online renewal for valid individual firearms licence holders

Magazine Capacity updates

Recall Notices

Ruger Recall MARK IV™ RECALL

 

Other helpful links

Travel Be Aware of Firearms Laws When Traveling

Possession and Acquisition License  (PAL)

The Vital Four ACTS of Firearm Safety:

Assume every firearm is loaded

Control the muzzle direction at all times

Trigger finger must be kept off the trigger and out of the trigger guard

See that the firearm is unloaded


PROVE
 it safe:

Point the firearm in the safest available direction

Remove all ammunition

Observe the chamber

Verify the feeding path

Examine the bore each time you pick up a firearm

 


Outdoor Life Resources

Here are some resources we would like to share with members that like to enjoy our great outdoors!

Although we list the following resources, RRGC does not endorse any insurance providers and requests that you investigate each carefully to ensure the one you choose suits your needs.

HUB International Insurance
- BCWF Form
- BCWF Information
- BCWF Insurance Options

Oasis Insurance http://www.oasisinsurance.ca/
- Offers discount for BCWF members on ATV Insurance

Remember to indicate that you are a BCWF member and a member at Ridgedale Rod & Gun Club.

Off Road Vehicle Act Update


Store resources

Here are some of the businesses as a club we like to support and do business with.

Italian Sporting Goods

International Shooting Supplies


Government Action Resources

Here are some resources that will help you with your advocation and support of the greater firearms community. As a club we support all lawful shooting sports and organizations that support that same goal of safe and responsible use.

 

Law-abiding citizens PAL's are bieng stored in CPIC

Stop easy access to PAL’s on CPIC 


C-71

An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. Here are some resources about and for use in helping to stop this wasteful attack on law-abiding citizens of Canada.

C-71 does not nothing to make Canada safe

Stop Bill C-71

No to Bill C-71

Bill C-71 is a red herring