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    New BC law

    https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-...eading/gov04-1 better look into this guys Quote;A person must not discharge a firearm in, on or from a vehicle or boat. boat" means a vessel or other craft in, on or by which a person or thing may be transported or drawn on water; GUESS THAT MAKES PUNT HUNTING EXTINCT ..

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    Re: New BC law

    Dutch does that pertain to hunting though ? We need to find out about this !
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    Re: New BC law

    As far as discharging a firearm from a boat maybe they mean while it's running??

    Just like when you're hunting big game. You could always shoot a moose from a boat but the motor had to be turned off and the leg of the engine had to be lifted out of the water.

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    Re: New BC law

    Quote Originally Posted by mastercaster View Post
    As far as discharging a firearm from a boat maybe they mean while it's running??

    Just like when you're hunting big game. You could always shoot a moose from a boat but the motor had to be turned off and the leg of the engine had to be lifted out of the water.
    Don't know Brent says nothing about hunting these are Firearm regs .read some more about the clubs responsibilities ,.Trying to see how the province supersedes the Feds ??
    Last edited by Dutch; 03-08-2021 at 06:36 PM.

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    Re: New BC law

    Bot some this seems like an over reach. I wonder what runkle of the bailey will think of this.

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    That is concerning. Currently the regs state, you can't hunt from a boat, "unless the boat is beached, resting atanchor or fastened within or tied immediately along side a fixed hunting blind." Reading this law makes it seem as though this is no longer allowed.

    Would the province have to amend the existing hunting regs to account for this change?

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    Re: New BC law

    Then again, this is a "First Reading" meaning it is not yet a law:

    "At the first reading, the billís sponsor introduces the proposed bill and explains its purpose. MLAs do not discuss the billís merits at this point, but simply vote on whether to accept it for future debate. If they vote yes, the bill is scheduled for second reading Ė to give MLAs time to study it."

    https://www.leg.bc.ca/content-peo/Le...lish-print.pdf

    Probably worth a letter though...

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    Re: New BC law

    Quote Originally Posted by mastercaster View Post
    As far as discharging a firearm from a boat maybe they mean while it's running??

    Just like when you're hunting big game. You could always shoot a moose from a boat but the motor had to be turned off and the leg of the engine had to be lifted out of the water.
    That’s actually untrue. You can shoot birds with the motor tilted but you can’t shoot a moose from a power boat. The wording is very very tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpish View Post
    That’s actually untrue. You can shoot birds with the motor tilted but you can’t shoot a moose from a power boat. The wording is very very tricky.
    Can you point us to the wording? As far as I can tell a power boat is not a power boat if the leg is tilted. From the regs:

    "Power Boat - means a boat, canoe or yacht powered by electric, gasoline, oil, steam or other mechanical means, but does not include a boat powered manually nor a boat with an outboard motor provided the motor is tiltedor otherwise disengaged so as not to be ready for immediate use."
    Last edited by Beachcomber; 03-08-2021 at 08:09 PM.

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    Re: New BC law

    This is how I understood the hunting regulation . We need clarification !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mastercaster View Post
    As far as discharging a firearm from a boat maybe they mean while it's running??

    Just like when you're hunting big game. You could always shoot a moose from a boat but the motor had to be turned off and the leg of the engine had to be lifted out of the water.
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

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