Predators


PREDATOR HUNTING

There is a long history of predator hunting in North America.  Predators have been hunted for their fur, to protect livestock and to maintain a balance with other wildlife populations.  Predator hunting continues to be a popular outdoor activity which is closely managed by the Province through strict seasons and bag limits in the Hunting Regulations.

THE LOCAL SCENE

The Club supports all forms of legal and ethical fishing and hunting activities.  There is a recognition that the "natural" predator/prey balance can no longer function because it is too difficult for prey populations to recover.  For example, the large increase in the number of predators has severely hindered the Caribou Recovery Project and impacted other ungulate populations.  To encourage more members to take advantage of a hunting opportunity, the Club has initiated a project to provide recognition and prizes to members who are successful predator hunters.

THE CARIBOU AND YOUNG UNGULATE SURVIVAL PROJECT

*Project runs January 1 to December 31 annually.
*You need to verify your predator.
*You must have a minimum of 50 points and be a member of the Creston Valley Rod & Gun Club to be eligible for prizes.
*There are cash prizes of $300, $200, & $100.
*Point system:
-wolf/cougar=             30pts
-Black Bear=              15
-Coyote=                      5
-Raccoon=                    3
-Skunks=                      2
-Raven, crow, magpie=  1

Contact person:  Brian Huscroft at  250-428-5040