Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hunting Season 2014

Rifle hunting season commences September 10.  Hunting will be permitted on Island Timberlands' property on weekends and statutory holidays only.  This is to minimize safety risks between industrial activities and hunters. 

The following gates will be operated by personnel and open on weekends and statutory holidays, starting Saturday, September 13, weather permitting:

·         Shawnigan, Copper Canyon, Buckley Bay:  The gates will be open from 6am-5pm.
·         Northwest Bay:  The gate will be open from 7am-4pm.
·         Nanaimo River:  The gate will be open from 6am-3pm.  A watershed permit is required for entry, available through the Nanaimo and District Fish and Game Protective Association.
·         Iron River/Oyster:  The gate will be open from 6am-5pm.  

Firewood cutting may or may not be permitted in these areas based on forest fire risk and commercial contracts issued.  Please review current blog posts specific to firewood opportunities if interested.

Please adhere to any signage in place restricting area use due to forestry related operations.
Island retains the right to restrict or refuse access at any time.

Report any questionable activity please to 250.755.9623.


  1. Will Buckley Bay be open for Sept 13th hunting season?

  2. Weather dependent, the Buckley Bay gate will be open this coming weekend. We will announce gate timing by Thursday afternoon.