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Thread: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

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    Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Was looking through the regs for an unrelated topic and stumbled upon...

    It is Illegal...
    26. To hunt or transport hunters or wildlifeby a helicopter.
    27. To use a helicopter, including a drone,while on a hunting expedition

    I get 27 - you shouldn't spot from a flying object, but 26... does that mean I am not allowed to have a friend drop me in the backcountry by helicopter and then have him pick me up afterwards? Soooo backcountry access is then ...what...fixed wing only?

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    No hunting stuff can move by chopp. But ya can go skiing with it..

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Or fishing ...
    Been here awhile ...

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Yup. 26 means no eggbeaters for anything to do with hunting. Fixed wing only, and 24 hours from landing to shooting when flying in.
    If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    It’s the ability to land in almost any location with a chopper vs restricted to bodies of water or run ways with a plane

    From my understanding it’s to limit impact on goat and sheep

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Chopper Hunts are Popular in The Northwest Territories ... just saying

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RINO View Post
    Chopper Hunts are Popular in The Northwest Territories ... just saying
    and New Zealand along with many other areas

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redthies View Post
    Yup. 26 means no eggbeaters for anything to do with hunting. Fixed wing only, and 24 hours from landing to shooting when flying in.
    The BC regs state that “It’s unlawful to hunt wildlife within 6 hours of being airborne in an aircraft other than a regularly scheduled commercial aircraft”.

    That is directly from the regs following the two statements on helicopters.

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    It's 6 hours after landing in a plane

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    Re: Helicopter access to backcountry - Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferenc View Post
    Or fishing ...
    Dont think there's any restrictions about choppers and fishing

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