Hurdles For Hunters This Season

By Kendall Robertson
September 13, 2018 - 4:22pm Updated: September 13, 2018 - 5:46pm

PRINCE GEORGE- Hunting season is upon us, much to the excitement of many in the North. However, there are still some area restrictions in effect near wildfires to protect the public and help fire crews. "We have a few area restrictions around the Chutanli fire, which is south of Vanderhoof, we've got area restrictions around Shovel, Island Lake, and the Cheslatta fire, as well as north of Tezzeron," said fire information officer, Amanda Reynolds, "people are allowed access into a restricted area, but only in a couple of incidences: if it's a primary home, if you own a business, or if you're working for BC Wildfire."  Hunting is not allowed on land that is under an area restriction and many are expected to remain in effect until the end of October. Hunters are advised to keep up to date with restrictions. Forest use restrictions are posted here for the Prince George Fire Centre.

While some large fires may be under control by fire crews, there are other hidden dangers hunters should be aware of like ash pits or damaged trees. There are still more than 350 active wildfires burning across the province. Caution is urged when heading into the backcountry this season.


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