Spring Bear season is now upon us and with the beautiful weather we have been having to kick off April it is shaping up to be another early spring for the bears! For those of you lucky enough to draw a Spring Grizzly Bear LEH good luck on your hunt. Everyone please be sure to email in your pictures, videos and stories of your hunts – we’d love to see them.

Also you may all have heard that the LEH system will be going online. To get started in April, you’ll need a FWID to apply for LEH or to buy a hunting licence. The FWID is a permanent number linked to your personal online profile, and will be your passport to hunting services.

The FWID replaces the old BC Hunter Number card. If you already have a BC Resident Hunter Number, your new FWID will be the same number, with three extra digits.

It’s easy to get your FWID. Come April, just go online and follow the simple registration process. Whether you’re a first-time hunter or already have a Hunter Number, the system will automatically generate your new FWID.

The Fall 2016 LEH Draw will open for submissions on April 25. Effective April 25, Hunters can apply online, or at Service BC, FrontCounter BC, or participating licence vendors.

Until then, it is business as usual for anyone wishing to obtain a Hunter Number or purchase a hunting licence. Hunters can obtain their Fish and Wildlife ID when they apply for LEH – either online or at a service provider.

Good luck and stay safe.

Ian Baird
Big Game Chairman