Glad you enjoyed your stay Stephen. BC is huge compared to most states. I live 820 miles by road or around 400 miles by air from Vancouver Island. Google Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway. That’s my town. I was born on Vancouver Island. Loved it for sure. Our fish and chips rock! As to the hunting, my dad did years ago mostly for deer and grouse. They are there but not easy to get to sometimes from what I hear. Are you thinking of moving out here? Must be if you are looking for property.
Rgrist here is a link to our hunting regs. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/fishing-and-hunting/hunting/regulations/2016-2018/hunting-trapping-synopsis-2016-2018.pdf I don’t know what the deal is with archery stuff but I am sure it is easier then with a rifle.