New Bill Supports Resident Hunters

MLA for Oak Bay – Gordon Head Andrew Weaver introduced a private members bill in the legislature on November 17th entitled: Wildlife Amendment Act (No. 2), 2015. The purpose of this Bill is to reduce the preferential treatment of non-resident hunters.
The Bill seeks to eliminate the minister’s discretion to make separate rules for Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) permits so that resident and foreign hunters will all be required to enter a lottery for their LEH tags. Currently residents must enter the lottery draw but others can simply buy their way in.
Dr. Weaver successfully moved that the Wildlife Amendment Act Bill be placed in the Orders of the Day for second reading at the next sitting of the House. BCWF members in favour of the proposed amendments should contact their MLA to express their support.
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