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Thread: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

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    Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Hey All,

    Can't seem to find the answer to this question. I moved to BC a year ago and still learning the hunting rules here, but back in Ontario you can only hunt on private property permission granted or crown land.

    Using iMAP BC -> Land Ownership & Status -> Integrated Cadastral Fabric - > Crown Ownership - all, I've found a bunch of crown land outlined in spots, so yesterday I made my way out there. To get there, need to cross non crown land on the forest roads. No prob, just keep driving through on the sxs.

    I ran into a group of other hunters and started chatting, our paths crossed outside the crown land and so I asked how they found out the owner to get permission to hunt. They replied with any forest road is approved for hunting .

    So that's my question, I've seen people hunting everywhere on forest roads outside the crown land borders. And assuming they don't have permission from the landowner, is this allowed?

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Forest service roads are public roads. Some of them go past private land.
    "The 375 H&H was made obsolete the day the 375 Ruger was introduced"

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Some forest service roads that I know of in the okanogan actually are on private lands.
    The ones I know of are gated and permission is required to cross.

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    I understand the road it's self is public land, however the land they are walking on leaving the public road and going in the bush outside of crown land, if it's not crown, wouldn't it be considered private and require written permission? And 400m or so on each side of the road before can shoot? I've seen so many people shooting grouse right on the forest road.

    This is the 6-9 area if that helps

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    As already said Forest service roads are public. If they pass across private land the adjacent area to the road is private. If it is not fenced, cultivated or posted it may not be apparent to the general public that it is actually private without looking in i-map such as you have done.

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Check out page 12 of the Reg’s. Access. Private property has to be defined.
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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Island Idiots View Post
    Check out page 12 of the Reg’s. Access. Private property has to be defined.
    Will do, much appreciated.

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    There are several roads in the okanogan that are on private land and are private roads. tresspas at your own risk.

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Quote Originally Posted by boxhitch View Post
    page 13 for the 400 m. rule and others about roads
    I believe the 400 metre thing is for numbered highways.
    When in doubt, just pin it.

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    Re: Any Forest road allowed for hunting?

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandWanderer View Post
    I believe the 400 metre thing is for numbered highways.
    Correct,,,,not forest or smaller highways..

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