After The Hunt
Proper Disposal Of Hunting Waste
It is the time of year when carcasses and hunting scraps start showing up in all the wrong places: trail heads, logging roads, greenspaces and roadsides. Animals that have been harvested need to be properly disposed of after all the meat has been taken off the carcass. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George wants to take this opportunity to remind hunters about the responsible disposal of hunting carcasses.
Disposal of carcasses or wildlife parts falls under the British Columbia Wildlife Act. All hunters must abide by the rules of carcass disposal as per this Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development’s Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis of 2018-2020:
Carcasses or part of a carcass of an animal or fish are included in the Wildlife Act definition of an attractant. Other than for the purpose of hunting in accordance with the provisions of the Wildlife Act and regulations, it is prohibited to provide, leave, or place an attractant in, on or about any land or premises where there are or where there are likely to be people in a manner in which the attractant could attract dangerous wildlife to the land or premises and be accessible to dangerous wildlife. A person that commits an offence under this provision is liable, on a first conviction, to a fine up to $50,000 and/or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.
THE RESPONSIBLE HUNTER
Proper disposal of animal carcasses is important to prevent the transmission of disease, protect the environment and prevent interactions with dangerous wildlife.
Hunting scraps and carcasses can be disposed of at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill. The tipping fee for disposing of hunting scraps is $90 per metric tonne. As the mass of the animal is in the harvested meat, the remaining bones and fur do not amount to much weight when scaling in at the landfill. On average, the price to dispose of hunting scraps THE CORRECT WAY is between $6 and $20. A very small price to pay to keep our community safe.
THE FUTURE HUNTERS
Whether you’re hunting for sport or for sustenance, when the hunt is over, make sure you finish the hunt completely with the proper and responsible disposal of your hunting carcasses. It costs very little and it’s not much of an inconvenience. Be sure to enjoy your hunt and teach the next generation of hunters how to do it right.
For more information on the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill operating hours please visit www.rdffg.bc.ca