Guide outfitters got a much-needed break on paperwork on April 1, when amendments to the Wildlife Act came into force that will triple the amount of time available to provide a hunting report to government.
The government also reaffirmed its commitment to more than double the maximum term of the guiding territory certificate by no later than July 1, providing guides greater business security so they can concentrate on what they do best: giving visitors to British Columbia a first-class hunting experience.
Both amendments have been eagerly awaited by guide professionals since they were approved as part of Wildlife Act amendments during the fall 2011 sitting of the legislature. The amendments also contained changes to benefit resident hunters, such as an expanded youth licence and a new Initiation Hunting Licence. These amendments will be implemented before the end of the year.