How to apply for the new BC LEH online

Well, with change comes trouble. But I am sure in the long run, the new BC LEH online system will be better than mailing in our cards of past that could be mishandled, lost, or destroyed. I am sure there are a lot of hunters in British Columbia that do not even have computer access ,so this new system will pose problems for them, and I do have empathy for those in that situation. But here is how you get started on the new BC LEH online system:

Step 1: Apply for a BCeID. Which is just an electronic ID to sign in with.
https://www.bceid.ca/register/personal/

You will need to present legal documents/ID like a drivers license at a BCeID Point of Service Office Location.

Click here to find one closest to you:

https://www.bceid.ca/register/POS/pos_locator.aspx?type=personal

Once you have chosen your BCeID and password, you can log in here:

https://logon.gov.bc.ca/clp-cgi/capBceid/logon.cgi?flags=0011:0,8&TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-53680be9-dbab-4eae-9911-8d32e4e84e8f&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=$SM$opOj4rPInHHvA02LI6UTQwEl3oubRofuprH882EqZCTkqLosSIpRu%2fR7WDq1MmJP&TARGET=$SM$https%3a%2f%2fj100%2egov%2ebc%2eca%2fcit%2fwild%2f

Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD.

Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD.

BC LEH now online

It is about time British Columbia got online with their Hunting Lottery system. Alberta has had their system online for years. I am happy about this as it will streamline the whole process as well as eliminate the rumour mill surrounding the BC LEH draw.

Hunter
 Registration
 and the
 Limited
 Entry
 Hunting
 (LEH)
Application
 Process 
Are
 Changing. The
 Province
 will 
introduce
 a
new
 online
 system
 for 
hunters
 in 
2016, 
making 
it 
easier
 for 
you 
to
register
 and
 apply 
for 
Limited 
Entry
 Hunting
 (LEH)
 permits.
 You
 can
submit
 LEH
 applications 
online
 at
 home 
or 
at 
a
 Service
BC,
FrontCounter
BC,
 or
 vendor 
location.
 The 
online 
service
 will 
be 
available 
for 
the 
Fall 
2016 
LEH
 Draw. 
More 
information 
will 
be
provided 
in 
the 
2016‐2017 
Limited 
Entry 
Hunting 
Regulations 
Synopsis. You
 can
 no 
longer 
purchase
paper 
application 
forms 
for 
the 
Fall 
2016 
LEH 
Draw
 or 
the 
2016 
Special 
Sheep
 LEH 
Draw. 
Forms 
for
 the
 Spring
 2016 
LEH
 Draw can
 be
 purchased
 only at
 the
following
 locations:

All
 Service 
BC
 locations 
during 
regular 
business 
hours; 
Monday
 to
Friday 
from 
8:30
a.m. 
to 
4:30
p.m. 
  I tried going to Wholesale sports in langley to purchase a LEH card but they were all out and told me to buy them from the Service BC locations.

Note:
You 
do 
not
 need
 a
 hunter
 number
 or 
license 
to purchase
 an
application
 form. If
 you
 have 
already 
purchased 
LEH
 application
forms,
 you
 can
 use
 them
 for
 the 
Spring
 2016
 or 
Fall
 2016
 Draw.
After 
that, 
paper 
application
 forms 
will 
NOT
 be 
accepted.

This bear was harvested using the BC LEH lottery

BCGrizzly

BCGrizzly

 

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/limited-entry-hunting/leh-online-applications

2015 BC LEH Results and Rumours

2015 BC LEH Results and Rumours

Every year there seems to be a set of different stories that run in the circles of BC resident hunters around Limited Entry Draw time. I have heard superstitious people swear by using blue ink, black in, red ink, felt pen etc. I have heard in years past that “anti’s” (Anti-Hunters) have been completing C.O.R.E, getting their hunter numbers, and buying LEH draws so they take chances away from legitimate hunters in the province. This year there was a believable rumour going around that postal workers who were not fond of hunters, would just throw out any LEH draw cards or envelopes addressed to Wildlife Branch on Jutland rd that would pass through their hands. This story made cautious LEH applicants send in their LEH cards in by registered mail or express post insuring no chance of being discarded.

Just in time for spring bear hunting season.

Imagine, having the convenience to bring up the field care chapter, or any other reference material from the entire Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD, while you are in the bush hunting with your mobile device?

Purchase: On iTunes

or on: google play

So what did you put in this year? I put in for the basics, Moose, doe, elk. Last year there was a delay in getting results due to the increase in applicants, I assume this is the case again this year.

Check 2015 BC LEH results here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/wildlife/hunting/resident/leh.html#Status

BC LEH Draw 2014

You better mail your LEH cards to Victoria today if you want to make the 2013 BC limited entry hunting draw deadline. I applied for goat, sheep, mule deer doe, and shared moose.

Just in time for spring bear hunting season.

Imagine, having the convenience to bring up the field care chapter, or any other reference material from the entire Black Bear Hunting Encyclopedia book and DVD, while you are in the bush hunting with your mobile device?

Purchase: On iTunes

or on: google play

No Moose Hunting Area Anaham Range

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Recently received this email regarding the Moose hunting closure in region 5 of BC, Canada:

July 18th, 2012
Dear Resident Hunters,
The Tl’etinqox-t’in have announced a no-hunting area for the Anaham Range, except for Tsilhqot’in hunters and Tl’etinqox-t’in members who have guide operations. The rationale for this announcement is low moose populations.
Recent inventory (2011/12) has shown significant declines in parts of Regions 5, 6 and 7a. Many of these declines are associated with large-scale salvage logging for mountain pine beetle. There has been a significant increase in wolf populations in all of these areas according to First Nations, trappers, outfitters, resident hunters, and other outdoor users. The Province has put together a task force to deal with the declines in moose populations.
While unfortunate, this decline in moose demonstrates the reality of budget cuts and funding shortfalls for wildlife management in British Columbia. Basic management functions are on life support and have been for more than a decade. Creating healthy and abundant wildlife populations collaboratively rather than fighting over what remains should be the approach taken by all parties.
As a resident hunter, you can drive positive change by contacting your local MLA. A face to face meeting is best, followed by letters and emails. Make sure you request a reply. Remember, your MLA works for you. There are two issues that need to be addressed:
The hierarchy for allocation of fish and wildlife harvest is:
1) Conservation
2) First Nations needs for food, social and ceremonial purposes
3) Resident Hunter
4) Non-Resident Hunter (guide-outfitter operations)
1. If there is sufficient moose to allow a harvest after conservation and First Nations needs are met, will government ensure resident hunters have the opportunity to hunt in all crown land areas where a harvestable surplus exists?
2. How much money is going to be committed to moose recovery and what is the timeframe?
Government has treated fishing and hunting in British Columbia as a cash cow for decades with
little to no investment in the future. When you manage businesses in this manner, failure is the
predictable outcome.
In many of these areas moose have generally been declining since the late 70s/early 80s.
Moose recovery in these areas needs to be well funded (millions of dollars) and on the ground
efforts need to start in 2013. The expectation is moose experts provide research and that their
recommendations are not overridden by politics. The over-arching goal is to establish moose
populations which are consistent with levels seen in the early 80s when healthy and abundant
moose populations existed.
Contact your MLA and ensure they support and adequately fund science-based fish and wildlife
management in British Columbia. The declines in moose are only a symptom of a much bigger
problem which affects all wildlife.
If you have any questions, please contact BCWF Wildlife Committee Chair, Wilf Pfleiderer –
wilfp@telus.net or Vice Chair Jesse Zeman – jessezeman@shaw.ca. The BCWF will provide
updates as this situation continues to evolve.
In Conservation,

Bill Bosch
President

With Grizzly Hunting Comes Ignorance

Camouflage Is Always in Season at Tractor Supply Company

I thought I would share some of the comments I deal with on youtube.com in relation to bear hunting videos. They seem to attract the most anti hunter types. I wonder why they watch my hunting videos? I do not watch videos on how to be a left wing vegan hunter hater then argue with their way of life:

http://youtu.be/NXigTE_CBVc

This is a sad atrocity of why anyone would come to Bella Coola. Wilderness and the animals that live there are for everyone not just lame Trophy Hunters that need their ego-stroked.

This is a disgrace and I invite Mr. Ott to reply if he wishes.

Fraser Koroluk

Ok well first of all I have to thank you for watching my videos and contributing to the popularity of this channel by increasing the views and comments. Secondly I feel you are hypocritical by calling me out as needing to have my ego stroked when you are watching videos that you are morally against and then you try to start an argument with me to have your ego stroked. Your stance is based on pure emotion and not the science/reality of nature but you asked for it so I will give it to you.

huntingtipsandtricks

I am assuming that you live in Bella Coola so you personally must have witnessed grizzly encroachment in Bella Coola and all that comes with that: attacks on humans, livestock kills, property damage, and grizzly bears subsequently being destroyed by conservation officers or illegal kills. In fact this grizzly was harvested in an area that Brent Case was attacked in. You can do a search on cbc’s website to find the article. you can also go and do a search for this: top 10 grizzly bear myths in BC

By managing the grizzly population in BC (by harvesting approximately 6%) and targeting mature adult males (boars) it is better for the overall grizzly population. being hunted/pursued instills the fear of man so it keeps them back of urban areas. You can see that areas like Whistler and Coquitlam bears have no fear of man anymore because they are not hunted there which does not take a genius to figure out due to the large amount of encounters in those areas.

huntingtipsandtricks

Taking a small number of large adult boars out of the area is better for the herd as there is a decrease in food competition, and big boars will attack and kill bear cubs. Now I know Disney does not show this so you have not experienced this so it is hard to take. But take a deep breath and realize people have different interests and different beliefs in this world. What you did here is comparable to me watching a vegan’s video and ripping them to shreds for what they believe.

huntingtipsandtricks

 

http://youtu.be/kTfR2FTTAf8

It is very sad that people feel they need to ‘harvest’ these animals. One can see from the nervousness of the cameraboy that they are in over their heads. Grizzly Bears are a keystone species in our ecosystem, unlike the hunters that felt they had the right to kill this harmless and reclusive animal.

A sad example of humanity thinking it knows something about bears and a travesty to anyone that does. Shame on the hunter and crew.

kynochtours

Thanks for watching my videos butShame on you for standing on your high horse and preaching to me about your beliefs. I don’t go on to youtube and watch videos of vegan gardeners and lambast them for what they are doing and tell them how they are unhealthy. Nor do I go to animal rights activist/vegetarian videos and tell them they are hypocrites because they wear a leather belts, take medication that was tested on animals, and live in a house that encroaches on wildlifte habitat. Check yourself.

huntingtipsandtricks in reply to kynochtours

  • Great reply, full of the non-factual rhetoric I would expect. Encroachment is a reaction to pressure on other parts of the ecosystem, not a burgeoning bear population that needs to be ‘harvested’. I am a fisheries biologist with 30 years experience in the central coast, so have seen my share of bears (more than you I am sure). I know Brent personally, so don’t go there… Glad to help your You Tube campaign and thx for keeping it lively. PS never watched the video, it loaded to slow.

  • So why is it non-factual?Because you are older than me and you count trout?What,so knowing Brent means that he was not attacked?You start judging me and calling me out and you don’t even watch the video because you have a slow computer?Let me guess, you have no problem with fishing or stocking fish but you disagree with your Gbear colleagues and how the grizzly LEH tags are allocated?You know best about Gbears so you are badgering a hunter over a legal government allocated hunt online? Really?

I got this email on 2012-08-09

Hey hero,

"Hunting" bears in the Bella Coola Valley is hardly hunting. These animals frequent my backyard, big grizzlies and all. Easy pickings. I heard about your heroic video of you taking out one of our beautiful big boars; I hear this is not the first bear you’ve taken from us, either.
Let me ask : What do you mean by harvest? What happens to that humongous resource you’ve stolen from our ecosystem?
My biggest concern is actually our sustainable economics. As this is one of the last places on Earth that is relatively still intact, one of the last places you can come and view these great creatures, more and more people from around the world are wanting to come and see what we have. Bear viewing is taking off, the First Nations here are becoming involved in the tourism and we, the community, are keeping our eyes open for people like you. We’re everywhere. We’ll document and show the world just what is being destroyed. I would invite you to continue talking with me or others from the Bella Coola Valley about being bear aware, about the misconception created by our provincial government on the population of bears and about our future here in a remote valley with amazing natural resources that we depend on. The only tools we have to survive here are being taken from us. The trees are gone, the rivers and streams are damaged and fish populations are extremely low (this valley used to thrive on the Oolichan which was wiped out by shrimp trolling in the open ocean), our wildlife is being poached in our backyards, our crops and livestock are becoming harder to manage due to the climate change, etc, etc… Sensitive ecosystem. We’re a part of it; the bears are a part of it. We depend on them. Do a little research. Times are changing as we’re depleting our resources way too quickly.

Thanks for your time and concern,

Corissa Lee
corilee4@gmail.com

  • CONGRADULATIONS JUST a hand for the destruction of the ecosystem

  • Actually it is a help for the ecosystem. Thank you for realizing that! Taking big boars out of the area makes room for the sows and their cubs. The boars kill the cubs.

Moose Hunting Closure in BC

Camouflage Is Always in Season at Tractor Supply Company

Open Letter to Resident Hunters re: Moose Population Region 5 

 

The Tl’etinqox-t’in have announced a no-hunting area for the Anaham Range, except for Tsilhqot’in hunters and Tl’etinqox-t’in members who have guide operations.  The rationale for this announcement is low moose populations.

 

Recent inventory (2011/12) has shown significant declines in parts of Regions 5, 6 and 7a.  Many of these declines are associated with large-scale salvage logging for mountain pine beetle.  There has been a significant increase in wolf populations in all of these areas according to First Nations, trappers, outfitters, resident hunters, and other outdoor users.   The Province has put together a task force to deal with the declines in moose populations.

 

While unfortunate, this decline in moose demonstrates the reality of budget cuts and funding shortfalls for  wildlife management in British Columbia. Basic management functions are on life support and have been for more than a decade.  Creating healthy and abundant wildlife populations collaboratively rather than fighting over what remains should be the approach taken by all parties.

 

As a resident hunter, you can drive positive change by contacting your local MLA.  A face to face meeting is best, followed by letters and emails. Make sure you request a reply.  Remember, your MLA works for you.  There are two issues that need to be addressed:

 

The hierarchy for allocation of fish and wildlife harvest is:

1)       Conservation

2)       First Nations needs for food, social and ceremonial purposes

3)       Resident Hunter

4)       Non-Resident Hunter (guide-outfitter operations)

 

1.  If there is sufficient moose to allow a harvest after conservation and First Nations needs are met, will government ensure resident hunters have the opportunity to hunt in all crown land areas where a harvestable surplus exists?

 

2.  How much money is going to be committed to moose recovery and what is the timeframe?

 

 Government has treated fishing and hunting in British Columbia as a cash cow for decades with little to no investment in the future.  When you manage businesses in this manner, failure is the predictable outcome.

 

In many of these areas moose have generally been declining since the late 70s/early 80s.  Moose recovery in these areas needs to be well funded (millions of dollars) and on the ground efforts need to start in 2013.  The expectation is moose experts provide research and that their recommendations are not overridden by politics.  The over-arching goal is to establish moose populations which are consistent with levels seen in the early 80s when healthy and abundant moose populations existed.

 

Contact your MLA and ensure they support and adequately fund science-based fish and wildlife management in British Columbia.  The declines in moose are only a symptom of a much bigger problem which affects all wildlife. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact BCWF Wildlife Committee Chair.

Bear Encounters 2012

Camouflage Is Always in Season at Tractor Supply Company

Now that the bear hibernation it is time to start keeping track of the bear encounters I hear about. Feel free to post stories in the comments section.

May 31 2012- A bear was seen walking around Pine street in Abbotsford, BC. I think this was the same day my friend saw it run past his balcony just a couple streets away from this sighting:                                                            http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/Bear+bumbles+around+downtown+Abbotsford/6704360/story.html

June 1 2012- A Yukon man was clawed by a black bear even though he was with 4 dogs and hit the bear with a 4×4 post: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/06/01/north-bear-attack-yukon.html

June 1 2012- A cinnamon color phase black bear pulled a deceased body out of a car and partially consumed him: http://www.theprovince.com/touch/technology/Kamloops+black+bear+found+eating+human+remains+will+shot/6708480/story.html      Then they euthanized the bear they believed to be responsible:                                           http://www.theprovince.com/touch/news/Kamloops+bear+that+body+euthanized/6725625/story.html

June 4 2012- A Coquitlam man was enjoying a hot tub in Whistler, BC when he felt a blow to his head, when he turned around there was a black bear standing behind him:                                                                                                            http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/06/04/bc-blackbear-hottub-whistler.html                                       Then the authorities located and shot the bear :http://www.theprovince.com/touch/news/Black+bear+killed+swatting+Whistler/6727016/story.html

This story happened on June 13 2012 in Abbotsford BC Canada. A bear walks through a townhouse development right next to the Trans Canada Highway. I cannot believe that a black bear was in this area, very strange. Check out the video: http://www.abbynews.com/news/158945825.html

June 14 2012- Well, one of the Abbotsford bears were captured and it will be released around Harrison:    http://www.abbynews.com/news/159125855.html

June 15 2012- A black bear learns from down town scum bags how to break into cars and steal:        http://www.theprovince.com/touch/news/story.html?id=6789421&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

June 19 2012 – In Manitoba a young bear released back into the wild despite opposition saying it is a death sentence:                http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/06/19/mb-makoon-bear-cub-released-manitoba.html

Environmental group disagrees with relocating problem Alberta grizzly bears. In 2011, 24 bears were trapped and transferred compared with 13 in 2010 and 16 in 2009. In one study, 38 per cent of relocated grizzlies died within two years. 5 grizzly’s have been killed this year so far: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/20/sci-grizzlies-alberta.html

June 21 2012- A farmer reported that a black bear was running around the Matsqui complex in Abbotsford BC. Wildlife authorities were contacted and set up a humane trap.

June 24 2012- Abbotsford Police had to shoot a mature black bear terrorizing a neighbourhood around Mckinley Park after bear spray had no effect. Conservation Officers could not attend. Multiple shots were used to kill the bear with their service rifle. I am assuming it would be a .223 (5.56mm) AR platform rifle: http://www.abbypd.ca/files/File/myAssets/1004/2012-06-25%20Black%20Bear%20in%20Residential%20Neighbourhood.pdf

 September 2012-

I was reading a thread on huntingbc.ca here: http://www.huntingbc.ca/forum/showthread.php?86079-Possible-Grizzly-Attack

And heard of a grizzly attack. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Here are is the pertinant information from the thread:

I just flew out of the lake yesterday (or today…long drive from Muncho…) and there was an attack. It occurred down the valley towards the Muskwa. The CO visited our camp to inform us…we were told the individual was 'all-right' but the bear was still around. The CO came back the next day and they spent a fair amount of time flying around down the valley. They eventually slung out a bear…

I don't have the whole story as Urs with Liard Air told us a different story than the CO (one version says he was surprised in camp, another says he walked in on a kill…but both said he was only roughed up a bit so I am surprised to hear he is in an induced coma??). I can confirm there are a ton of sows with cubs in there this year and a lot of resident pressure with a lot of success on moose and elk (means lots of gut piles). We had a few problems with bears as well but fortunately none ended badly for us or the bears (warning shots were needed though). One member of our group had a grizzly authorization but only came upon sows with cubs…

One member of our group this past week also knows the pilot of the float plane the group was using and should get the whole story soon.

Another update from a friend of the pilot who flew in the group:

The gentleman that got mauled is a Vanderhoof resident. I spoke to a family member yesterday and this is what they could tell me. They were walking into their camp approx 1/2 mile from the end of the lake. XXXXX's niece noticedshe had left her sleeping bag back at the plane. Conrad said he would go back as there was still a few items in the plane that he needed to grab. Somewhere when going back to the plane, or from the plane back to camp, hewas attacked by a sow and cubs. He managed to get 5 shots into her, (probably the 5 fast shots you guys heard that afternoon). After the attack he managed to walk back to the camp. He was seriously injured, but isexpected to live. His arms were all ripped up and have gone through surgery. Apparently there was a lot of muscle and tendon damage. His jaw is broken on
both sides and his teeth were knocked out, along with facial cuts and on his back. He was flown to Edmonton hospital and is on a ventilator tube as his throat was very swollen. They cannot do any reconstruction surgery to hisface until the swelling goes down and can get him off the tube. The game wardens did find the bear and that was what we saw getting hauled out.

More:

Spoke to his nephew this morning,
Pretty much the same story, he will get his face/jaw operated on today. The bear attacked him and he fought it off then shot it twice. Leg was also bit up, forearm and hands. The bear bit him on the face causing the broken jaws and lips ripped open, as well bit him on top of the head and back.

Here is the article of the above story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/09/24/bc-grizzly-attack-fort-nelson.html

September 19-2012:

Hunter in Northern Alberta gets mauled by grizzly. He managed to get a shot off to scare the bear, then had to hike 5km’s to get cell reception. The rescue team located him with ATV’s before getting the air ambulance to rescue him: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/09/19/edmonton-swan-hills-grizzly-attack.html

September 21-2012

65 year old man loses jaw in Grizzly Bear attack in North West BC after getting between a sow and cubs: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Alaskan+survives+grizzly+attack+airlifted+Vancouver+hospital/7279178/story.html

Check out these tips on how to increase your chance of survival during a bear attack: http://www.huntingtipsandtricks.com/a/Bear_Attack_Survival_Tips

 

 

BC Limited Entry Hunting Draw 2012

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Get your draw entries in quick. This year your Limited Entry Hunting draw cards have to reach Victoria BC by May 25th. I put in for a group moose hunt in the interior, antlerless elk in the Kootenays, and mountain sheep. I will let you know how I did. What did you put in?

Well here are the number of authorizations:

Please find the summary of the Limited Entry Draw for 2012.  

 

Number of Authorizations     

Successful Applicants    

0

50645

1

20264

2

3005

3

326

4

30

5

2

I of course was one of the 50,645 that got 0!