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HUNTING AND TRAPPING REGULATIONS SYNOPSIS
2018-2020

Table of Contents
BEFORE YOUR HUNT ARTICLES & FORMS Con’t
Major Regulation Changes for 2018-2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Horncurl Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Wild Sheep and Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Hunter Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Badger Sighting Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
BC Fish and Wildlife Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Notice to Black Bear Hunters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 REGION 1
Open Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Handling Game Meat Safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 VANCOUVER
Waterfowler Heritage Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 International Humane Trapping Standards . . . . . . . . . . . 91 ISLAND
Aboriginal Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGIONS
Limited Entry Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Region 1 Vancouver Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Licence Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Region 2 Lower Mainland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Non-Resident Hunters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 REGION 2
Region 3 Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Licence Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 LOWER
Region 4 Kootenay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wildfire Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MAINLAND
Region 5 Cariboo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Federal Firearms Legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Region 6 Skeena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
DURING YOUR HUNT Region 7A Omineca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Site and Access Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Region 7B Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
No Hunting or Shooting Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Region 8 Okanagan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 REGION 3
What is “Wildlife”? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
TRAPPING REGULATIONS THOMPSON
Illegal Guiding and Illegal Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
BC Fur Management Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
It’s Unlawful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Hunting Methods and Provincial Bag Limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
General Regulations & Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
AFTER YOUR HUNT Trapline Registration, Use & Relinquishment. . . . . . . . . . 92
Royalty Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Other Restrictions & Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 REGION 4
Possession and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Compulsory Inspection & Reporting (Trapping) . . . . . . 92 KOOTENAY
Export from the Province . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Licence & Registration Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Compulsory Inspection & Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fur Royalty Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
C.I.T.E.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Trapper Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Taxidermy, Tanning & Meatcutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Important Notice About Fishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Submitting Your Hunter Sample Questionnaire . . . . . . . 23 Certified Traps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 REGION 5
ARTICLES & FORMS Trapping Methods & It’s Unlawful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 CARIBOO
Minister’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Provincial Trapping Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
How to Measure A Tine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CENTRE GLOSS
Hunter Notice: Accidental Illegal Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Deer Identification Guide
Deer Bag Limits - Explained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hunting and Trapping Ethics
Wildlife Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2018 Mountain Caribou Update REGION 6
Online Services for Hunters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bear Identification Guide SKEENA
Important Notice for Mountain Goat Hunters . . . . . . . 25 How to Extract an Incisor Tooth
Report All Poachers/Polluters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 B.C. WILDLIFE APPS
Record of Receipt for Transporting Wildlife . . . . . . . . . 24 BC Moose Tracker
Wildlife Permits & Commercial Licences . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 BC Wildlife Federation Conservation REGION 7
Leadshot Ban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Report Invasives BC OMINECA &
PEACE
For more information on the hunting and trapping regulations, call a Ministry Regional Office, Wildlife and Habitat Branch HQ Victoria, or the
Conservation Officer Service using the numbers listed on the regional maps of each region. Service BC can provide toll free access to provincial
government telephone numbers. Simply call Service BC and request a transfer to the number you wish to call:
• Service BC
from Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 660-2421 REGION 8
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elsewhere in B.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-663-7867
• Report a Poacher/Polluter (see page 26) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-952-RAPP (7277)
Minister’s Message
Welcome to the 2018-2020 hunting and and are some of our province’s most dedicated conservationists.
trapping season! We welcome your participation and contributions. Please visit
Hunting and trapping are a valuable part http://engage.gov.bc.ca/wildlifeandhabitat for more information
of our province’s heritage, and provide and to share your views.
opportunities to enjoy our rich diversity of While we are working on the broader strategy to improve wildlife
landscapes and wildlife. Hunting and trapping management, we are continuing with other related initiatives that
are vital to our rural economies, boosting will strengthen our ability to manage wildlife populations and
tourism revenue and providing direct and ensure sustainable hunting opportunities. We have committed $27
indirect jobs. million over three years to build a comprehensive caribou recovery
Improving services to hunters continues program including $2 million to the Habitat Conservation Trust
to be a priority for this government. We recently announced Foundation specifically for a new Caribou Habitat Restoration
the expansion of BC Hunting Online to include non-resident Fund. We have extended the Provincial Moose research project
licensing, which lets guide outfitters conduct many hunting business for another five years, and are committing another $1 million this
transactions online. Guide outfitters can also now use the website fiscal to moose enhancement activities. The Ministry of Environment
to submit new and renewal guide-outfitter licence applications. and Climate Change Strategy has also allocated $9 million to
hire more conservation officers and increase programs to reduce
Sustainable wildlife practices are critical to ensuring hunting and human-wildlife conflict.
trapping opportunities for future generations. In the face of climate
change, there has never been a greater need for a science-based My sincere thanks to all the hunters, trappers, organizations and
wildlife strategy that promotes ecological integrity. That is why we government staff for your continuing contributions and stewardship
have allocated $14 million over the next three years to support of wildlife resources.
engagement, development and implementation of a new wildlife Sincerely,
strategy for British Columbia.
We want to develop long and short term ways to manage B.C.’s
wildlife resources through collaboration with industry stakeholders, Doug Donaldson
Indigenous peoples, rural communities, wildlife organizations, and Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural
the public. This all begins with dialogue. Hunters and trappers have a Development
vast amount of knowledge about our world-renowned backcountry

MAJOR PROVINCE WIDE REGULATION CHANGES FOR 2018-2020


• Licensed grizzly bear hunting is banned in B.C.
• Hunters are now required to carry all species licences obtained or
held for the current licence year, including both cancelled and uncan- Zone
celled, while hunting B
Peace
• “Edible portions” has been re-defined to include meat from the neck
and ribs, and hunters are now required to remove the edible portions Skeena Zone
of harvested cougar A
Omineca Fort
St. John

• Revised requirements to prove evidence of sex and species while


transporting harvested big game Smithers

Prince George

• Aggregate bag limit of one mule deer buck in Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B,
and 8 Cariboo
• Prohibition on the use of cervid derivatives (i.e., deer urine) sourced Williams Lake

outside of B.C. for the purpose of hunting Thompson

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Kootenay

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Okanagan
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Nelson
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YOU and THE LAW:


The British Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis is intended for general information purposes only. Where there is a discrepancy between this synopsis
and the Regulations, the Regulations are the final authority. Regulations are subject to change from time to time, and it is the responsibility of an individual to be
informed of the current Regulations.
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
Accompany - means to remain in the Calf Moose - a moose less than 12 months Elk - Three Points or Greater Bull -
company of the other person, able to see the of age usually less than 5 feet at shoulder height means any bull having at least three tines on
other person without the aid of any device other weighing 200-300 lbs. one antler.
than ordinary corrective lenses and able to com- 6 point
municate by unamplified voice with that person. Calves are much antler Elk
3 point
smaller and
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) - means a show a distinctly
antler

wheeled vehicle or tracked vehicle propelled by "stubby" face. Not


motorized power, and capable of travel on or off all moose in the
a highway, including motorcycles but not including accompaniment of
a snowmobile or motor vehicle that is licensed for a larger moose are
highway travel under the Motor Vehicle Act. necessarily calves. Be
sure of your target. Antler tines must be at least 2.5 cm in length
Antlered Animal - means a member of the
deer family over one year of age bearing visible Existing road or trail - means a) a road or
bony antlers. Cancelled Species Licence - means a
trail with a paved surface, b) a cross-country or
Antlerless Animal - means a member of Species Licence that has been cancelled as indi-
downhill ski route marked in a ski area by the
the deer family bearing no visible antlers.The cated on the licence.
owner of the ski area, c) a road used for logging
small skin or hair covered protuberances of Caribou - 5 Point Bull - has one antler which
or mining, d) a road or trail used for access to
male fawns and calves do not constitute antlers. bears at least 5 tines (points), including the tip
fences, power lines, wind generators or commu-
Arrow - means a slender shaft, which may be of the main beam above the rear point. If rear
nication towers, or e) a trail on which there is no
pointed at one end and may be feathered at point is missing, the first rear-facing point will be
vegetation except on a strip that, if present, can
the opposite end, for shooting from a bow. used as the rear point.
be straddled by a 4-wheel vehicle.
Bait - means anything, including meat, cereals, Caribou Feral pig - means a pig of the genus Sus that
cultivated crops, restrained animal or any is not in captivity or is not otherwise under a
manufactured product or material, that may person’s control.
attract wildlife and includes plastic or other imi- Rear Firearm - includes a device that propels a
Point
tation foods, but does not include a decoy as projectile by means of an explosion, com-
described under these regulations. Rear pressed gas or spring and includes a rifle,
B.C. Resident - means a person who is a Point
shotgun, handgun, pellet gun, "BB" gun or spring
Canadian citizen or permanent resident of gun but does not include a bow.
Canada, and whose only or primary residence Compound Crossbow - means a crossbow
Furbearing Animal - means a fox, beaver,
is in British Columbia and who has been physi- on which the bow string runs through pulleys.
black bear, marten, fisher, lynx, bobcat, mink,
cally present in B.C. for the greater portion Cougar Kitten - means any cougar with
muskrat, river otter, raccoon, striped and
of each of 6 calendar months out of the 12 spots or any cougar under one year of age.
spotted skunk, northern flying squirrel, red and
calendar months immediately before doing a Crossbow - means a bow fixed across a stock Douglas’ squirrel, ermine, weasel, wolverine,
thing under the Wildlife Act, or if not a Canadian with a groove for the arrow or bolt and a wolf or coyote.
citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but mechanism for holding and releasing the string. Game Bird - means any grouse, partridge,
whose only or primary residence is in British (NOTE:The use of crossbows is permitted quail, pheasant, ptarmigan, migratory game bird,
Columbia, and has been physically present in during special bow only seasons.) or wild turkey.
B.C. for the greater portion of each of the 12 Decoy - means any material or manufactured
calendar months immediately before doing a Game - includes all big game, small game,
product that simulates the appearance or has game birds and furbearing animals.
thing under the Wildlife Act.
the form of wildlife. Handgun – is a firearm that is designed,
Bearded Turkey - a turkey with a tuft of
Deer Family - means moose, caribou, deer altered or intended to be aimed and fired by
hair-like feathers on the chest that grow larger
with age. and elk. the action of one hand or that has a barrel less
Big Game - means any mountain sheep, Edible Portions - with respect to big game, than 305 mm (12 in.) in length.
mountain goat, bison, caribou, elk, moose, deer, excluding wolf, lynx, bobcat and wolverine, Hunt & Hunting - includes shooting at,
black bear, cougar, wolf, bobcat, lynx, wolverine means the edible portions of the neck, ribs, attracting, searching for, chasing, pursuing, fol-
or other animal designated by regulation. four quarters and the loins of the animal and lowing after or on the trail of, stalking, or lying
Bolt - means a shaft or missile designed to be with respect to game birds, means the edible in wait for wildlife or attempting to do any of
shot from a crossbow or catapult. portions of both breasts of the bird. those things, whether or not the wildlife is then
Elk - Six Points or Greater Bull - means or subsequently wounded, killed or captured:
Bow - means a longbow or crossbow.
any bull having at least six tines on one antler. (a) with intention to capture the wildlife, or
Brow Tine - means the first tine projecting
forward or upward in the lower 1/3 of the Elk - Spike Bull - means a bull elk having (b) while in possession of a firearm or other
antler of a moose, caribou, elk or deer. antlers that are composed of a main beam weapon.
Buck or Bull - with reference to deer, moose from which there are no bony projections Licence Year - Hunting and Guide Licences
or elk means one bearing visible bony antlers, more than 2.5 cm in length. - means the period from April 1 to March 31
but does not include a calf; with reference to of the following year.Trapping and Fur Trading
Elk spike Licences - means the period from July 1 to
caribou means a male bearing visible bony bull
antlers, but does not include a calf. June 30 of the following year.
Calf - means a moose, elk or caribou less than No bony projections Loaded Firearm - means any firearm con-
twelve (12) months of age. more than 2.5 cm in taining live ammunition in either the breech or
Cow Moose - a female moose recogniz- length off the main the magazine. A clip containing live ammunition,
able by having no antlers and being 6 feet at when attached to the firearm, is considered as
beam
shoulder height weighing 600-800 lbs. the magazine. Muzzle loaders - see page 17.
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
Migratory Game Birds - for which there 10 Point Bull Tripalm Bull Full Curl Bighorn
may be an open season in B.C. and for which a Minimum of a total of ten Minimum of a total of three
annulus annulus
points (including brow points on one brow palm.
Canadian Migratory Game Bird hunting permit palm) on one antler.
is required are: waterfowl (ducks and geese,
including Brant); American Coot; Common
Snipe; Band-tailed Pigeon and Mourning Dove. LEGAL ILLEGAL
Moose - Spike-fork Bull - means a bull Reference points (+): use centre of the nostril and the
lowest hindmost portion of the base of the horn
moose having no more than two tines on one
antler. (Includes tines on main antler and brow Note: Hunters must refer to the definition of a tine. The
palms.) Does not include a calf. See diagram. rounded protuberances at the top of the main
palm on some moose may not constitute a point. 3/4 Curl Bighorn
Moose - 10 Point Bull - means a bull through
back
annulus annulus
of eye
moose having at least one antler with a
Spike - Fork Bull Moose
minimum of ten points (tines), including the through
back of eye
tines on the brow palm. (See diagram and tine
LEGAL ILLEGAL
definition.)
Moose - Tripalm Bull - means a bull moose
having at least one antler with a brow palm
Full Curl Thinhorn/
bearing three or more points (tines).The brow Mature Bighorn
palm is separated from the main palm by the annulus annulus
deepest antler bay.The deepest bay is the bay
whose vertex (deepest location) is the shortest
distance from the antler base, when measured
along the surface of the antler. See diagram. LEGAL ILLEGAL

Tripalm wind power; a device designed to be used Mountain Sheep - 3/4 Curl Bighorn Ram
Bull exclusively on stationary rails or stationary - means any male bighorn mountain sheep,
tracks; or a boat propelled by motorized power. the head of which, when viewed squarely from
Main
Palm Moose
Mountain Goat Kid - means a mountain the side, has at least one horn tip extending
goat with horns less than 10 cm in length. beyond a straight line drawn through the back
Antler Mountain Sheep - Full Curl Bighorn of the eye opening and at right angles to a line
Brow
Palm
Base Vertex
of the Ram - means any male bighorn mountain drawn between the centre of the nostril and
deepest
bay
sheep, the head of which, when viewed the lowest hindmost portion of the horn base.
at least 3 points on brow palm
squarely from the side, has at least one horn If the skull and horns are presented for exami-
tip extending upwards beyond a straight line nation, when viewed squarely from the side
Motorcycle - means a motor vehicle that drawn through the centre of the nostril and with both horns in alignment, at least one horn
runs on 2 or 3 wheels and has a saddle or seat the lowest hindmost portion of the horn tip extends beyond a straight line through the
for the driver to sit astride. base. If the skull and horns are presented for back edge of the eye socket and at right angles
Motor Vehicle - means a device in, on or by examination, when viewed squarely from the to a line drawn through the lowest hindmost
which a person or thing is being or may be side with both horns in alignment, at least one portion of the horn base and the lowermost
transported or drawn, and which is designed horn tip extends upward beyond a straight edge of the eye socket.
to be self propelled, and includes an ATV or line drawn through the lowest hindmost Mountain Sheep - Mature Bighorn Ram
snowmobile, but does not include a device portion of the horn base and the lowermost – means any bighorn ram mountain sheep
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the side at right angles to the sagittal plane of cessfully completed examinations, approved Tine or "Point" - means a branch of an
the skull, extends dorsally beyond the nose by the director, about conservation, antler which is longer than its breadth and is at
bridge plane outdoor recreation and safety. least 2.5 cm in length, and for the purpose of
Mountain Sheep - Full Curl Thinhorn Ram Non-resident/alien Unrestricted Licence determining the length of a tine
- means any thinhorn ram mountain sheep that - means a licence issued to a non-resident (a) the breadth of the tine is measured (if
has attained the age of 8 years as evidenced by or a non-resident alien who has success- extending from a palmation of an antler, then in
true horn annuli as determined by the regional fully completed examinations, approved by the plane of the palm) at a location at least 2.5
manager or his designate, or whose horn tip, the director, about conservation, outdoor cm from the tip of the tine, and
when viewed squarely from the side at right recreation and safety. (b) the length of the tine is measured from its
angles to the sagittal plane of the skull, extends Non-Toxic Shot - means shotgun pellets tip end, following the midline of the profile of
dorsally beyond the nose bridge plane. Do not consisting of, by weight, not more than one the tine, and following the natural curvature
use yearly horn growth annuli to determine the percent lead. of the tine, to the midpoint of the straight line
age of a ram in the field, because “false” annuli No Shooting Area - means a designated along which the breadth is measured. (See
may be present. area in which the discharge of firearms is How to Measure a Tine diagram below)
Mule (Black-tailed) Deer - Four Points prohibited. Traffic or Trafficking - means to buy, sell,
or Greater Buck - means any buck having at Power Boat - means a boat, canoe or yacht trade or distribute for gain or consideration or
least four tines, excluding the brow tine, on one powered by electric, gasoline, oil, steam or to offer to do so.
antler. other mechanical means, but does not include Upland Game Bird - includes the gallina-
MULE (Black-tailed) DEER a boat powered manually nor a boat with an ceous birds, such as wild turkey, grouse, par-
4 Point antler outboard motor provided the motor is tilted tridge, ptarmigan, pheasant, and quail.
or otherwise disengaged so as not to be ready Vehicle - means a wheeled or tracked device
for immediate use. in, on or by which a person or thing is or may
Raptor - means birds of the order be transported or drawn on a highway.
Falconiformes (falcons), Accipitriformes Wildlife - means raptors, threatened species,
(vultures, eagles, and hawks), or Strigiformes endangered species, game and other species of
(owls) and includes the eggs of these birds. vertebrates prescribed as wildlife by regulation.
No Hunting Area - means a designated area Road Allowance - see definition, page 13.
in which hunting (see definition) is prohibited. BC Moose Tracker App
Shot means a cartridge manufactured so
Non-Resident - means a person who is not a that it contains 8 or more roughly spherical Play an important role in moose
B.C. resident but who is a Canadian citizen or projectiles. conservation and management with
a permanent resident of Canada, or a person the BC Moose Tracker app. The app allows hunters
Small Game - includes fox, raccoon, coyote,
who is not a B.C. resident but whose only or to upload information about the moose they
skunk, snowshoe hare and game birds.
primary residence is in Canada and has resided
in Canada for the 12 month period immedi- Snowmobile - means a vehicle designed encounter directly to a province-wide database,
ately before making an application under the primarily for travel on snow or ice, having one helping wildlife staff monitor moose populations and
Wildlife Act or doing another thing relevant to or more steering skis, self propelled and using respond to emerging issues.
the operation of the Wildlife Act. one or more endless belts or tracks driven in The BC Moose Tracker app was developed with
contact with the ground.
Non-Resident Alien - means a person who support from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foun-
is neither a B.C. resident nor a non-resident. Spike Buck - means a male deer having dation and the BC Wildlife Federation.
antlers that are composed of a main beam
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
HUNTER EDUCATION BC Archery Association, of Canada, who attended a recognized edu-
4Since 1974, Conservation and Outdoor www.archeryassociation.bc.ca cational institution outside of B.C. and can
Recreation Education (CORE) has been an BC FISH AND WILDLIFE ID (FWID) provide a certificate, diploma, degree or a
educational program to ensure that hunters 4The FWID is an electronic profile with a user’s letter from a school confirming completion
meet acceptable standards of knowledge and personal information, credentials, licences, permits, of program, OR
skill for safe and ethical hunting. The BC Wildlife applications and limited entry hunting (LEH) * Under 18 years of age, has resided with a
Federation (BCWF) has accepted the responsibil- authorizations. In April 2016 the FWID replaced parent or guardian in another province and
ity for the delivery of the program and graduate the Hunter Number. returns to B.C. to reside with another parent
record keeping. CORE graduates who are not 4All hunters (residents, non-residents and or guardian who is a resident.
a BCWF or affiliated club member are entitled non-resident aliens) must obtain a FWID NEW ELECTRONIC LICENCES,
to apply for a BCWF direct membership at half- to access hunting programs and services PERMIT AND LEH AUTHORIZATION
price within the first year of receiving their Core in British Columbia. Hunters with a Hunter 4You are no longer required to carry a
Certificate, including the Outdoor Edge magazine Number were assigned a FWID. Hunters without paper copy of your resident, non-resident
and liability insurance. a Hunter Number are required to produce or non-resident alien hunting licence, initia-
4Although not compulsory, classroom instruc- documentation that proves residency, identity, and tion licence, youth licence, upland game bird
tion in CORE is recommended and may be hunter safety training (required for purchasing all licence, Fraser Valley and Gulf Islands special
obtained through courses in adult education, hunting licences except initiation, youth, restricted area licences, LEH authorization, or permit
community colleges, rod and gun clubs or course non-resident/alien and special area) in order to to accompany while hunting, or carry a copy
advertisements. The written examination is based obtain a FWID. Proof of hunter safety training of your guide outfitter licence while guiding.
on: Outdoor Ethics, Firearm Handling, Hunting include a Conservation and Outdoor Recreation These permit, licences and authorization are
Regulations, Animal and Bird Identification, Education (CORE) certificate, or a document now fully electronic.
Outdoor Survival, First Aid and Safety, and Hunter issued by a territory or province of Canada, 4You must carry all of your species licences
Heritage, Conservation and Wildlife Management other than British Columbia, or a government of while hunting, both cancelled and uncan-
chapters found in the CORE manual. There is an international jurisdiction evidencing successful celled. If you buy your species licence online, it
a $10.00 fee for each of the practical firearms completion of a hunter safety training course. will be mailed to you and it is subject to Canada
handling and written examinations. There is also 4When a B.C. resident who is 10 years of age Post delivery times. If you buy your species licences
a graduate fee of $30.00 payable to BCWF at or older completes CORE, they are eligible to in-person, you will obtain them immediately.
the time of program completion used for CORE hold a basic hunting licence, have a bag limit of 4LEH authorizations are now available on your Fish
program delivery support. their own, and enter the limited entry hunting and Wildlife profile and will not be mailed to you.
4The course requires about 21 hours of self- draw. 4If you win a shared limited entry hunting
study and firearm handling practice. Information 4Hunters may only have and use one FWID. authorization, you are still required to carry the
on how to obtain the CORE manual and a list 4FWID holders must update their fish and Harvest Report section of your authorization at
of certified CORE examiners is available from wildlife profile when they change residency or all times while hunting.You must also complete
Service BC Centres or the BCWF at their legal name.You can request a change to your the Harvest Report and communicate the
1-888-881-2293 or www.bcwf.bc.ca profile in-person at a Service BC or FrontCounter harvest to all hunters in your group immediately
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recognized throughout North America, contact: 4Please note: FWID holders must provide 4The harvest questionnaires continue to be
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
OPEN SEASONS or where there is a demonstrated aboriginal or LIMITED ENTRY HUNTING
4There is NO OPEN SEASON FOR ANY treaty right to do so. 4Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) seasons are open
WILDLIFE – except as indicated in this synopsis. Under the Wildlife Act “Indian” means a person only to hunters who have drawn an LEH authori-
It is unlawful to hunt at any time during the year who is defined as an Indian under the Indian Act zation for the applicable licence year. LEH seasons
except within the open season, or by authority of (Canada). and open seasons may coincide for some species
a permit issued under the Wildlife Act. Indians who are residents of British Columbia in some management units if: a) the class of
4To define open seasons the province is divided are not required to obtain any type of hunting animal (sex, age, etc.) is different, or b) a portion
into Management Units (MU’s). Hunting seasons licence under the Wildlife Act. Indians who are of the management unit is available for LEH only.
are shown in regional schedules on the following residents of B.C. and are exercising an aboriginal 4A resident hunting licence and species licences
pages. All season dates are inclusive. right to hunt for sustenance purposes within a are required in addition to an LEH authorization.
4Where an open season does not apply to the traditionally used area are required to comply 4Maps showing LEH zones for seasons that
entire MU a reference is given to maps describ- with hunting regulations related to public health coincide with open seasons are included in this
ing the applicable regulation. and public safety. Synopsis for reference. Hunters should refer
4Hunting season dates may change in season. In situations where conservation of a particular to the LEH Synopsis published each spring for
Check www.gov.bc.ca/hunting for updates species is of concern and compliance with specific LEH maps, or view LEH maps online at
before your hunt. hunting regulations is required by Indians http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-
belonging to a First Nation group, there will culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/hunting/
WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS be prior consultation with the affected First limited-entry-hunting/leh-zone-maps.
4Waterfowler Heritage Days (WHDs) for Nation in accordance with Ministry policy and 4For information regarding LEH please contact
the hunting of ducks and geese occur province procedures.These restrictions may include
wide. Only youth hunters at least 10 years of age (250) 356-5142 or go to www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.
the requirement for Limited Entry Hunting
and less than 18 years of age who have met all (LEH) authorizations. Prior to undertaking any LICENCE REQUIREMENTS
provincial requirements are permitted to hunt, hunting activity, individuals should inquire with There are three types of hunting licences avail-
and they must be accompanied by a licensed their appropriate First Nation officials or with able to B.C. Residents:
hunter that meets the prescribed requirements the Ministry regional office with respect to any 1) Resident Hunting Licence
to supervise youth hunters (see page 8 - supervi- specific requirements that may apply to them. 4Hunting licences are available to resident
sion for youth hunters). The supervising hunter Indians who are residents of B.C. and wish hunters 10 years of age or older who hold a
can guide and advise the young hunter but is to hunt outside their traditionally used areas valid FWID with resident and hunting credentials
not permitted to hunt. See individual regions must do so in accordance with the Hunting (see BC Fish and Wildlife ID section page 6).
for season dates. Federal regulations have been Regulations.This includes making application
amended to exempt youth hunters from having 4A hunting licence, in combination with the
for an LEH authorization via the LEH draw. If appropriate species licence (if required), provides
to purchase the federal Migratory Game Bird an individual is in doubt regarding a traditional
Hunting Permit when participating in WHDs. a hunter with a personal bag limit.
hunting area or practice, they should be in 4You will be asked to produce your FWID
Provincial regulations have been amended to contact with the appropriate First Nations
exempt youth hunters from having to purchase number and photo ID when purchasing a hunting
officials and the regional Wildlife Program staff licence in person.
the provincial hunting licence or the junior to discuss specific situations. All LEH applicants
hunting licence when participating in WHDs. must have a FWID to enter the draw, 2) Youth Hunting Licence
In addition, youth at least 10 years of age and including persons registered under the Indian 4Youth 10 years of age or older and under 18
less than 18 years of age are exempt from the years of age, who have a FWID may obtain a
requirement to complete hunter safety training Act (Canada).
Hunting Licence OR a Youth Licence.
(CORE) prior to participating in WHDs. NOTE: Métis Hunters
Youth who wish to hunt ducks and geese outside 4A Youth Hunting Licence can only be issued
A reminder that all Métis individuals intending to to a parent or guardian on behalf of his/her child
of designated WHDs or who wish to hunt for hunt are required, under the Wildlife Act, to hold a
any other species of game, must purchase the or ward who is 10 years of age or older and
valid hunting licence and comply with all hunting under the age of 18. Hunter safety training is not
appropriate licence and, if 18 years of age or regulations. This includes registering for a Fish
older, must complete CORE. required to obtain a Youth Hunting Licence. The
and Wildlife ID, obtaining applicable species parent or guardian will be required to get a
ABORIGINAL HUNTING licences and complying with Limited Entry FWID.
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
are hunting under a hunting or youth licence, 4If an Indian residing in B.C., has received the FrontCounterBC website at www.front-
must be accompanied and under the close training in hunting and previously hunted counterbc.gov.bc.ca.
personal supervision of an adult who carries the lawfully without supervision.
proper licences and meets the prescribed qualifi- DEER LICENCES
4Not be prohibited from carrying or possessing 4A person must not possess more than 15 of
cations to be a supervising hunter. a firearm in any jurisdiction. any current year deer licences. The combination
4Non-resident qualifications for a Youth Hunting 4Not accompany or supervise more than of deer licences may include a maximum of 3
Licence are the same with the exception that two Youth Licensed Hunters, two Initiation mule deer and 3 white-tailed deer licences.
they may not hunt for wildlife for which an LEH Licensed Hunters, or one Youth and one
authorization is required. 4There are special deer licences (Haida Gwaii
Initiation Licensed Hunter at one time (Note: Deer Licences) which allow hunters to exceed
4Non-resident youth wanting to hunt big youth who hold a Basic Hunting Licence do the 2 deer bag limit for the Skeena Region and
game must be accompanied by a guide out- not count towards the maximum number that the 3 deer provincial bag limit up to a maximum
fitter, assistant guide outfitter or a holder may be accompanied.) of 15 deer when hunting in Haida Gwaii. Up to 3
of a permit to accompany. No one under the age of 10 may hunt. A person regular mule deer licences can be used in Haida
who causes or allows a person under the age of Gwaii, but they will count toward the regional
3) Initiation Hunting Licence 10 to hunt commits an offence. and provincial bag limits. (For example, if a mule
4An Initiation Hunting Licence is a once in a A parent or legal guardian must apply for the deer licence is used in MU 6-12 or 6-13, a hunter
lifetime annual licence that can only be issued to hunting or youth licence on behalf of the youth will be prevented from pursuing deer elsewhere
a person who is a B.C. resident, is 18 years of age and sign the written undertaking that the parent in the Skeena Region, and it will count towards
or older, and has not held a B.C. hunting licence or guardian will not allow the child or ward to the 3-deer provincial bag limit).
in the past (with the exception of a youth or hunt or carry firearms unless the youth is accom-
junior licence). panied by and under the close personal super-
MIGRATORY BIRDS
4Hunter safety training is not required to obtain 4When hunting migratory game birds, you must
vision of a hunter who meets the prescribed carry with you a valid Canadian Migratory Game
an Initiation Licence. qualifications to supervise. Bird hunting permit in addition to any required
4If hunting under an Initiation Licence, you must provincial hunting licence. Migratory Game Bird
be accompanied by a supervising hunter at all BUYING LICENCES Hunting Permit is a federal government permit.
times during your hunting activity.You must also 4Hunting licences are available online at It’s available for purchase online, or through some
have your supervising hunter, before starting to www.gov.bc.ca/hunting and at Service BC, Canada Post Offices or independent vendors.
hunt on each day of hunting, sign a form that FrontCounter BC and participating commercial
acknowledges the conditions of supervising your outlets and sporting goods stores (resident only). 4The Bird Banding Laboratory in Maryland
hunting activity. Forms are available at www.gov. Please note that non-resident licences are NOT collates all North American bird banding records.
bc.ca/hunting. available from commercial outlets and sporting If you find a banded migratory bird, please report
goods stores. it on their website at www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl.
Hunter Safety Training for Youth and 4A parent or legal guardian must apply for
Initiation Hunters: the hunting or youth licence on behalf of
KEEPING YOUR LICENCES
4 Youth and Initiation hunters do not need to the youth and sign the written undertaking & RECORDS
complete a hunter safety training program but must that the parent or guardian will not allow 4Hunters should keep all documents under
be accompanied and under the close personal the child or ward to hunt or carry firearms which an animal was taken until the animal
supervision of an adult who carries the proper unless the youth is accompanied by and has been consumed. In the case of a mounted
licences and meets the prescribed qualifications. under the close personal supervision of a trophy or a tanned hide, the species licence
hunter who meets the prescribed qualifica- and Compulsory Inspection Data Sheet should
Bag Limits and Supervision for Youth tions to supervise. be kept in a safe place indefinitely. If a person
and Initiation Hunting Licences: wishes to transfer the trophy to someone else or
4Hunters with permanent physical disabilities requires an export permit to move it out of the
4Wildlife taken under a Youth or Initiation who are unable, because of their disability, to exit
Hunting Licence is included in the bag limit of the province, the original documentation makes the
a vehicle to discharge a firearm, or are unable to transfer or the issuance of a permit much easier.
supervising licensed adult. No species licences walk 100m while carrying a firearm, may apply
may be purchased with a Youth or Initiation It greatly assists Ministry staff if, when a hunter sells
for a disabled hunting permit. Information and the a trophy, the licences and other documentation
Hunting Licence. However, during an LEH hunting permit application process are available through
season, a resident licensed youth hunter may are transferred with the trophy to the new owner.
accompany and hunt with an adult holding a valid
limited entry hunting authorization and a valid
species licence.
Hunters under the age of 18, and hunters
hunting under the authority of an Initiation Keep the Backcountry
Hunting Licence, must be accompanied and
under the close personal supervision while Free from Invasive Species
hunting by a person who meets the following Invasive species threaten fish and wildlife
prescribed qualifications:
4Hold a FWID with active residency and
and their habitats across BC. Hunters
hunting credentials. and anglers can help stop the spread by
4 If supervising an Initiation Licensed Hunter, be following these helpful practices:
a resident and hold a basic hunting licence Play Clean Go – inspect all clothing and
(unless exempt). gear for dirt, plants and bugs.
4If supervising an Initiation Licensed Hunter, be
a resident and hold a basic hunting licence Clean Drain Dry all boats and gear to help
(unless exempt). reduce the spread of invasive species to BC
4Have held a hunting licence (or be exempted waters.
from holding a licence), other than an Initiation Buy it Where you Burn it – Use only local
Hunting Licence, in British Columbia, or a firewood to avoid introducing invasive
licence to hunt in another jurisdiction, in not
fewer than 3 of any of the licence years pre- pests and diseases.
ceding the current licence year. This qualifica-
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BEFORE YOUR HUNT
NON-RESIDENT HUNTERS of licence (restricted or unrestricted) they hold. 4The B.C. resident applicant is eligible to
4Non-residents of British Columbia must follow Big Game Guided Hunts buy licences on behalf of the non-resident
all hunting regulations. All non-resident hunters 4When purchasing big game species licences, named on the permit.
are now required to hold a Fish and Wildlife non-residents must provide the guide outfitter’s 4Non-residents must have a valid issued
ID (FWID) to obtain hunting licences. licence number. On completion of the hunt, permit to accompany associated to their
4Beginning in hunting licence year 2018/19, non-residents must obtain a completed form Fish and Wildlife profile to be able to buy
non-resident and non-resident alien hunters of declaration from their guide. Failure to do so species licences for themselves. Otherwise,
must hold an unrestricted hunting licence constitutes an offence on the part of the hunter a guide outfitter licence number will be
to hunt small game unaccompanied by a and the guide. required.
guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or Big Game Accompanied Hunts 4The permit holder (B.C. resident) must submit
a holder of a permit to accompany non- a completed accompanied hunt report to
4A non-resident hunter may be accompanied FrontCounter BC within 10 days after the hunt
residents or non-resident aliens. To obtain an by a resident of B.C., who holds a permit to
unrestricted non-resident/non-resident alien authorized by the permit is concluded (whether
accompany non-residents or non-resident aliens or not the hunt took place).Your accompanied
hunting licence, you must show proof of suc- to hunt big game. Only one permit to accom-
cessful completion of hunter safety training. hunt report form is now part of your permit to
pany will be issued to a person in a licence year. accompany.
4You can prove successful completion of hunter 4A non-resident who is not a resident of
safety training when registering for your FWID 4You may e-mail the completed report, take it
Canada and is not a Canadian citizen, may also to any FrontCounter BC location or mail it to
and applying for your hunting credential.You be eligible under the permit to accompany
have the option to upload a copy of your hunter the FrontCounter BC office location where the
providing they qualify under one of the required hunt occurred.
safety training certificate using B.C. Hunting relationship categories (i.e., if accompanied by
Online or take your documentation to a Service a father, brother, son, uncle, nephew, grandson, 4If there is a harvest; the permit holder must
BC or FrontCounter BC office. grandfather, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, make royalty payments within 30 days after the
4If you do not obtain a hunting creden- granddaughter, grandmother, spouse, father-in-law, hunt authorized by the permit is concluded. (see
tial, you will only be eligible to apply for a mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother- Royalty Fees section page 20).
restricted non-resident/non-resident alien in-law or sister-in-law, but excludes cousins). 4Royalty payments can be made by contacting
hunting licence and you must be accom- 4The B.C. resident applying for this permit must the office where the report form was submitted
panied by a guide outfitter, assistant guide be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of or including a payment form with your submission.
outfitter or a holder of a permit to accom- Canada, 19 years of age or older, who has held 4For additional information, please contact
pany non-residents or non-resident aliens a BC hunting licence and a big game species FrontCounter BC at 1-877-855-3222.
when hunting. licence for 3 of the 5 years preceding application Small Game
4The fee for a restricted and unrestricted (or 2 of the 5 years preceding application if the
licence is the same. Fees vary depending on your 4Non-residents can hunt small game unac-
applicant has completed C.O.R.E). companied if hunting under a non-resident
residency status. 4Permits to Accompany may not be available or non-resident alien unrestricted licence.
4Please note non-resident and non-resident for all species and areas (for example, thinhorn Otherwise, they must be accompanied by a
alien hunters are required to be accompanied sheep).You can submit your application online at guide outfitter, an assistant guide outfitter
by a guide outfitter, assistant guide outfitter or a www.gov.bc.ca/hunting or at a FrontCounter or a holder of a permit to accompany non-
holder of a permit to accompany at all times BC office. residents or non-resident aliens at all times
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Hunting Licence Fees Species Licence Fees Duplicate Species Licences


The following fees apply province-wide. Species licences are required for the hunting You may apply to replace a lost, stolen or acci-
Additional licence requirements are indicated of the following animals and are required in dently destroyed species licence at Service BC
under certain regional schedules. All licences addition to the basic hunting licences. Hunters or FrontCounter BC offices only. If you have
issued under the Wildlife Act are non-transferable are required to carry all species licences more than one licence for the same species
and non-refundable. obtained or held for the current year, which you need a replacement for, you need to
Fees include HCTF surcharge, but not G.S.T. including both cancelled and uncancelled, provide the licence number of the licence to
while hunting. be replaced. Licence numbers are displayed on
B.C. resident to hunt all game $32.00Hs Fees include HCTF surcharge, but not G.S.T. your receipt, which can be reprinted online or
at Service BC or FrontCounter BC offices.
B.C. resident who is 65 years of age or over B.C. Non-B.C.
to hunt all game $7.00H BIG GAME RESIDENT Resident Replacement Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Bison $70.00 $700.00 It is unlawful to use another person’s licence
Non-resident (Brestricted / Bunrestricted) to or to loan or transfer any licence under any
Black Bear $20.00 $180.00
hunt all game $75.00H circumstance.
Bobcat Q $8.00 $40.00
Non-resident alien (Brestricted / Bunrestricted) Caribou Q $20.00 $230.00
to hunt all game $180.00H Licence Cancellation
Cougar Q $30.00 $230.00 It is unlawful to be in possession of a big game animal
Fraser Valley Special Area $10.00H Deer $15.00 $125.00 without a properly cancelled species licence or otherwise
(See Region 2) (mule (blacktailed) and by licence, permit, or as provided by regulation. Any
white-tailed ) person who kills any big game species must immediately
Gulf Islands Special Area. All islands in MU after the kill and before handling the big game killed,
1-1 (except Vancouver Island) and Denman Elk $25.00 $250.00
cancel the appropriate species licence in accordance with
and Hornby Islands in MU 1-6 $2.00 Lynx Q $8.00 $40.00 the instructions on that licence.
Moose $25.00 $250.00
Initiation Hunting Licence - allows a person 18 years Licence Fees: What Are They Used For?
or older who has never previously held a hunting Mountain Goat Q $40.00 $350.00
When you purchase a BC hunting or
licence in B.C. to try hunting without having success- Mountain Sheep Q $60.00 $620.00
trapping licence, where does the money
fully completed hunter safety training $19.00H No Species go? At the time of writing, a basic BC
Wolf licence $50.00 resident hunting licence will set you back
Youth hunting licence - the youth must be 10 required
years of age or older & under age 18 $7.00Hs $32: $25 of this is the fee portion that
Wolverine Q $8.00 $40.00 goes to general government revenue,
Canada Migratory Game Bird Hunting SMALL GAME and the remaining $7 is a conservation
Permit $17.00s No Species No Species surcharge that is directed to the Habitat
Small Game licence licence Conservation Trust Foundation. The
Haida Gwaii Deer (resident) $10.00H exact ratio between fee and conservation
required required H
surcharge varies for other hunting and
Haida Gwaii Deer (non-resident) $25.00H No Species
trapping licences types, averaging
Upland Game Birds licence $50.00
H Includes surcharge for the Habitat 80% fee to 20% surcharge. Total licence
required
Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF). sales fluctuate annually, the average
Q Species licences for these species are not surcharge revenue from these licence
s A youth hunting ducks or geese during products is around $2.5 million per year.
Waterfowler Heritage Days do not valid until 2 days after the date of issue.
require a hunting licence, junior hunting H Except for upland game birds. Surcharges and the Habitat
licence or Canada Migratory Game Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF)
Bird Hunting Permit. The Written HCTF is a non-profit, charitable foundation
Undertaking, signed by a parent or All hunting and species licences that uses the surcharges collected on
guardian, is still required. You can find the hunting, angling, trapping and guide
expire March 31 of each year outfitting licences to fund conservation
form at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.
projects across BC. Surcharges from
B See definitions (page 5).
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SITE and ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
National Parks metres of either side of the centre line of any 4Most municipalities have local bylaws restrict-
4Hunting is prohibited in all National Parks. park road or highway except as authorized ing and controlling wildlife attractants and illegal
All firearms transported in National Parks by a park officer, unless otherwise stated in dumping so hunters are reminded to dispose
must be dismantled, carried in a closed case this synopsis for a specific road. A park road of carcasses and animal parts responsibly.
or wrapped and tied securely as not to is a road in a park or recreation area that is Carcasses are considered wildlife attractants
expose any part of the firearm. designated and developed for licensed motor and can attract large predators. Do not
vehicles. dispose of them within municipal boundar-
4Firearms are also not permitted outside
of a vehicle, vessel or aircraft in a National 4Hunters are encouraged to remove gut ies or in areas frequented by the public.
Park unless they are being moved into, or piles from near hiking trails or known areas
of recreational use or, if that is not possible,
Indian Reserves
out of, a person’s premises, or with a permit 4Indian Reserves are private land. Permission
issued by the park superintendent. to advise park staff of kill locations.
must be obtained from the local Indian
Regional District Parks Recreation Sites and Trails business office in order to hunt on or across
4Unless authorized by a recreation officer; these lands.
4The discharge of firearms and bows is
it is unlawful to trap, dispose of wildlife
prohibited in most regional district parks. UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CABINS
parts, or discharge a firearm, bow or
Regional district bylaws are NOT included 4While in the field you may encounter
crossbow on or into:
in this synopsis. Contact the Regional cabins. These belong to someone engaged
District where you wish to hunt for further • The developed portion of a Recreation
Site or Interpretive Forest. in a legitimate business such as trapping or
information. guiding. They are private and are not to be
4Hunting and the discharge of firearms is • The developed portion of a Recreation
Trail where a prohibition has been entered, damaged or disturbed.
prohibited within 100 metres of all Regional
District Parks in Regions 1 and 2. posted, as defined in the Forest WILDFIRE NOTICE
Recreation Regulation. Stay up to date on regulation changes and
National Wildlife Areas and • The “developed portion”, refers to that vehicle/access restrictions during wildfire
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries area that extends 100 metres in all direc- season. While planning your hunting
4Hunting is prohibited in National Wildlife tions from a structure, day use area, expedition visit the B.C. Wildfire Service fire
Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries camping area, trail tread or trail staging bans and restrictions website for the most
unless a special federal permit is granted area. up to date information.
or notices to the contrary are posted. Blue Visit www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca. for more www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/
signs depicting a loon mark the boundaries. information on Recreation Sites and Trails. wildfire-status/fire-bans-and-restrictions.
Contact Canadian Wildlife Service in Delta Ecological Reserves
for more information (604) 350-1950. For in-season changes to Wildlife Act
4Hunting, trapping and angling are prohib- regulations visit www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.
BC Parks ited in Ecological Reserves in B.C. The dis-
Individuals visiting BC Parks, either a Park,
Conservancy, Recreation Area or Protected
charge of a firearm, or bow is prohibited. A “WANTED” BUYING
complete list of Ecological Reserves, maps
Area should be aware that the Park Act and
its regulations apply, as do the hunting regu- and legal descriptions is available at www. Horns & Antlers
bcparks.ca/eco_reserve. White – Brown – Racks
lations in this synopsis. Visit www.bcparks.ca
Conservation Lands Wildlife Mounts
for more information on activities allowed Moose, Cougars, Bears, Deer, Elk, Complete Trophy Rooms, ETC.
or prohibited in specific parks. 4B.C. has different types of Conservation ANTIQUES: Snowshoes, Traps, Wooden Ski's, Guns, LP Records,
4Hunting and the discharge of firearms, or Lands, including Wildlife Management Areas, Military, Cowboy/Native Hunting & Fishing Items, ETC.
bows is prohibited in many BC Parks. Before Crown Reserves, and lands acquired for Cash Paid – BC Antler – Top Prices
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hunting is permitted. For more information on cooperation with other agencies (i.e., Ducks AS SEEN ON CANADIAN PICKERS SHOW
BC Parks that are open to hunting please visit Unlimited, The Nature Trust of BC).
www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. Hunting in BC Parks 4Hunting, the discharge of firearms or bows,
is only permitted during a lawful open season. motor vehicles, and access are restricted or
For additional information on permitted activi- prohibited in some Conservation Lands.
ties in BC Parks, please visit www.env.gov. 4Before hunting in a Conservation Land,
bc.ca/bcparks/explore/fishreg.html#hunting. please contact your regional office.
4When a BC Park is closed to hunting or Municipal Restrictions
there is no open season for any species, 4Most municipalities have bylaws restricting • RIFLESCOPES • RED DOTS • BINOCULARS
both the possession and discharge of a and controlling the use of weapons, firearms • RANGEFINDERS • SPOTTING SCOPES
firearm or bow are prohibited except when and bows within their boundaries. Municipal
authorized by a park officer. Possession bylaws are NOT included in this synopsis.
is only allowed when such weapons are Consult municipal clerks for details.
carried within a vehicle or when authorized
by a park officer.
4The use of horses and motor vehicles
(including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs
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and other self-propelled vehicles or cycles) CAPES - LIFESIZE HIDES
is generally prohibited in BC Parks except HORNS - ANTLERS - CLAWS
where specifically authorized. All motor Sheep, goat, grizzly, cougar, moose, elk,
caribou, deer, black bear, fur bearers,
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Use of aircraft to arrive at or depart from any size horns, antlers or shed antlers 130-1979 WINDSOR RD. KELOWNA, B.C.
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SITE and ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
r advertisement, please check all spelling, layout, addresses and phone numbers carefully.
extent elsewhere in agricultural areas, installed). People under 16 must be
se note them ACCESS
neatly on the RESTRICTIONS
proof and return this proof to us.local
Anysporting
errors will be corrected
groups (clubs) haveand supervised by an adult at least 19
4Several laws govern public access to
or final inspection before publishing. Note: There is no charge for corrections, however, we
made private arrangements with years.
ny errors wildlife and several
not indicated typesreturned
on your of closures spe-
proof. landowners to exclude other hunters. • For more information about the
cifically limit access by licensed hunters or
others. In brief the following laws apply: Such areas are frequently posted ORV Act, visit the ministry’s website
as no trespassing by these sporting at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/
1. Trespass Act groups. industry/natural-resource-use/
The provincial Trespass Act sets out strict land-use/crown-land and the BC
2. Forest and Range Practices Act
limits on any public access to enclosed Laws website: www.bclaws.ca/.
private or leased land. Private or leased On May 31, 2009 the Forests and Range
• Fine amounts for violation tickets have
property is considered enclosed if any Statutes Amendment Act introduced
increased. $368 for careless operation
one of the following conditions are met: a provision that makes it illegal for
that may endanger persons or damage
• there are clearly visible signs individuals to cause environmental
the environment. $230 for unregis-
prohibiting trespassing posted at damage. Irresponsible off-road vehicle
tered ORV. Call the Natural Resource
each ordinary access point; or use in alpine, grassland or wetland
Violations Hotline at 1-844-NRO-TIPS
• the property is surrounded by a areas can disturb soil and destroy
(1-844-676-8477) if you witness a
lawful fence; or plants, risk watershed and water
contravention.
• the property is surrounded by a source quality, threaten or kill birds and
natural boundary such as a river animals, introduce invasive plants and 4. Wildlife Act (Section 39)
bank or a 4 1/2 foot hedge. reduce wildlife and cattle food sources. A person is not permitted to hunt on
• In the Fraser Valley, and to a lesser Regulations have been revised and cultivated land or on Crown land which
update the definition of environmental is subject to a grazing lease while the
damage to include any change to soil land is occupied by livestock, without
www.gamegetter.ca
Google Gamegetter that adversely alters an ecosystem.
Under the new provision, individuals
the consent of the owner, lessee or
occupant of the land.
found to have caused environmental Note that leased land is also subject
damage may be levied a violation ticket to the provisions under the Trespass
that carries a $575 fine. More serious Act.
Cartridgeadapters
adapters for
cases of damage could lead to penalties
Cartridge for most
most rifle
rifle calibres
calibres of up to $100,000 and/or a year in jail. 4In addition to the above, there is author-
$45.00 plus
$45.00 plus postage
postage ity under provisions of the Wildlife Act to
While travelling on a Forest Service
B.Hammond, Box 41061 Yellowbird P.O. limit access by hunters or other persons.
B.Hammond, Box 41061, Petrolia
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 6M7 P.O. Road, operators of ATVs are required to
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 6M7 hold a valid driver’s licence and carry a Relevant regulations include the Motor
780-718-1722 gamegetr@telus.net Vehicle Prohibition Regulation and the
minimum of $200,000 third-party liability
insurance. Public Access Prohibition Regulation.
3. Off Road Vehicle Act
• The Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Act applies
to ORVs for work or play on Crown
land and prescribed private land.
ORVs include ATVs, motorcycles, Sergiy Yakovenko
snowmobiles, side-by-sides and Certified Instructor/Examiner
on-highway vehicles (under 4,536 kg). Restricted and Non-Restricted
• Mandatory registration applies to Firearms Safety
ORVs. The plate or sticker must be Hunter Safety Courses (CORE)
clearly displayed on the front, back or Tel/Fax 604-502-0986
left side of the ORV. yakovenko@consultant.com
• Mandatory safety laws apply to Cell 778-994-9993
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NO HUNTING and NO SHOOTING AREA
Federal Firearms Legislation 4These restrictions address safety concerns Hwy 97 those portions of the Cariboo
that have been expressed by many residents Highway from Cottonwood River to Prince
4A BC hunting licence does not give author- living in previously unrestricted rural areas. George, the John Hart Highway from Prince
ity to carry a firearm. Use common sense and if in doubt, don’t George to Dawson Creek, and the Alaska
4For information on the Canadian Firearm shoot! Highway from Dawson Creek to Lower Post;
Licence contact Canadian Firearm Centre at Hwy 113 between Terrace and Kincolith
NOTE: Other closures that may be more
1-800-731-4000 or visit the website at (Gingolx).
restrictive on some highways or roads
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/. Canyon Drive (Road 520) between
are listed below or under the Regional
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4It is unlawful to hunt or discharge a Hwy 99 No Shooting Area Twelve Mile Road (Road 190) between
firearm within 100 metres of a church, 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited Road 520 and Dunlevy Creek.
school building, school yard, playground, within 400 metres west of the road allow-
regional district park, dwelling house, or farm ance and 1 km east of the road allowance of 400 METRE NO HUNTING OR
or ranch building that is occupied by persons Hwy 99 between the northern boundary of SHOOTING AREAS
or domestic animals. Owners and occupiers the District Municipality of West Vancouver 4Hunting and the discharge of firearms is
or their employees or agents are exempted and the southern boundary of the District prohibited within 400 metres (1/4 mile) of
near dwelling houses or farm or ranch build- Municipality of Squamish. the road allowance of the following highways:
ings for the purpose of slaughtering livestock. Hwy 118 No Shooting Area Highways in all Provincial Parks - see
No Shooting Areas 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited page 11 for information on prohibition for
4It is unlawful to discharge a firearm in a within 400 metres on either side of the hunting and the discharge of firearms/bows
No Shooting Area (see Definitions section). road allowance of Hwy 118 (Topley Landing in BC Parks.
No Shooting Areas as prescribed under the Road) between the intersection of Hwy 118
and Hwy 16 at Topley Landing and Granisle
Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Highway) between
Wildlife Act are open to the use of bows Hope and Manning Park, Manning Park and
(including crossbows) unless specifically in the Skeena region.
Princeton.
restricted (see regional sections). 400 METRE SINGLE Hwy 97C (Okanagan Connector, Phase
HIGHWAY NO SHOOTING OR PROJECTILE (FIREARM) III) between its junction with Hwy 97 near
HUNTING AREAS PROHIBITED AREAS Peachland and its junction with Hwy 5 near
4It is unlawful to discharge a firearm across 4The discharge of a firearm using a single Aspen Grove.
or to discharge a firearm or hunt within the projectile is prohibited within 400 metres
road allowances of all numbered highways (1/4 mile) on either side of the road allow- Custom-Made Boat Tops
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single projectile is prohibited. The discharge Lake, Peace River Land District; • Residential & Commercial
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WHAT IS “WILDLIFE”? EAR TAGS AND COLLARS 5. To traffic in live wildlife, wildlife meat or
4All native species of animals in the 4Please DO NOT AVOID hunting animals offer to do so except as authorized by
province, excluding invertebrates and fish as with ear tags or collars, unless specified under permit.
well as several non-native species, have been regional sections in the synopsis.This will ensure 6. To traffic in dead wildlife or a part of
designated as wildlife, giving them full pro- that biologists acquire accurate data on mor- wildlife except when the wildlife was
tection under provisions of the Wildlife Act, tality rates. If you kill a marked animal, please lawfully killed in B.C. during an open
RSBC 1996, Chapter 488. These species may contact your local Ministry office with the season under the Wildlife Act or lawfully
not be hunted, killed, captured, kept as pets number on the ear tag or collar because the brought into B.C., or when trafficking
or used for commercial purposes unless spe- meat may not be safe to eat if immobilization in cast antlers or when the wildlife or
cifically allowed by regulation or by authority drugs were used. Ear tags and collars must be part of wildlife has been processed into
of a permit. returned to the Ministry office. a product that no longer resembles the
4Schedule B and C wildlife are known to ILLEGAL GUIDING original wildlife or part.
destroy property and/or are detrimental 4The Wildlife Act defines "guide" as: "a 7. To dump, discard or dispose of litter.
to native wildlife. These species have fewer person who for compensation or reward 8. To shoot, hunt or capture any hawk,
restrictions regulating their hunting, killing received or promised, accompanies and falcon, owl or eagle except under permit.
or capturing. Any capture or killing of these assists another person to hunt wildlife". 9. To deface any notice posted under
species must still abide by provincial laws authority of the Wildlife Act.
4It is unlawful to act as, or offer to act as, a
regarding the humane treatment of animals. 10. To damage or interfere with a lawfully set
guide for fish or game for compensation or trap.
4Schedule B lists animals that may be reward unless licensed to do so.
captured or killed on private land only for 11. To hunt a female mountain goat accom-
4A person must possess a valid British panying a kid or a female mountain goat
the specific purpose of protecting property;
no hunting license or open season is Columbia Guide Outfitter Licence or in a group with one or more kids.
required. On Crown land a person must Assistant Guide Authorization in order 12. To hunt a Black Bear less than 2 years old
abide by the open seasons for Schedule B to legally guide hunters. The government or any bear in its company.
species (see Regional Schedules for open licences guides to ensure that their activities 13. To hunt the white or blue (Glacier)
seasons). Schedule B species include coast can be closely monitored and regulated. colour phases of the Black Bear.
mole, snowshoe hare, lemmings, bushy-tailed 4MoE intends to increase its enforcement 14. To hunt a cougar kitten (any cougar with
woodrat, deer mice, porcupine, northern efforts to stop illegal guiding. A person who spots or under 1 yr of age) or any cougar
pocket gopher, yellow-bellied marmot, wood- guides without the proper authorization accompanying it.
chuck, Columbian ground squirrel, striped commits an offence. A person who uses the 15. To hunt a lynx or bobcat accompanied by
skunk, raccoon, and spotted skunk. services of an illegal guide may, as a party to one or more lynx or bobcat
4For all Schedule C species there are no the offence, be charged and convicted of the 16. To kill or wound wildlife by accident or
closed seasons or bag limits. Furthermore, same offence. to protect life or property and fail to
there are no requirements to remove edible promptly report the killing to an Officer.
portions or report the killing to an officer. ILLEGAL TRANSPORTING 17. To kill wildlife while in the process of
Schedule C birds may be hunted using elec- 4The definition of “transporter” in the committing offences against any statute
tronic calls. Wildlife Act Commercial Activities Regulation including, but not limited to, the
4You do not need a hunting licence to is: a person who, for money or other com- Wildlife Act. Examples would be wildlife
capture, hunt or kill the following Schedule pensation, transports a hunter to, from or taken while trespassing on private
C wildlife: American bullfrog, green frog, between locations so that the hunter can property or on mine property in viola-
snapping turtles, North American opossum, hunt but does not include a person who tion of the Mine Safety Code.
eastern cottontail, European rabbit, nutria, operates a scheduled commercial flight or 18. To intentionally feed or attempt to feed
gray squirrels, fox squirrels, house sparrow, a chartered aircraft unless the person also dangerous wildlife (cougar, coyote, wolf
European starling, and rock dove (domestic provides ground transportation, accommoda- and bear), except when lawfully engaged in
pigeon). tion or other ground services to the hunter. hunting or trapping where baiting is autho-
4You do need a hunting licence to hunt 4A person must not act as a transporter rized (cougar, coyote and wolf only).
the following Schedule C wildlife UNLESS unless the person holds a transport licence 19. To hunt bears by placing bait or by using a
you are hunting them on your property or a guide outfitter licence issued under dead animal or using part of it as bait.
or they are damaging your property: 20. To shoot wildlife from a motor vehicle or a
section 15 of the Wildlife Act.
boat propelled by a motor.
Northwestern Crow, American Crow, black-
billed magpie, brown-headed cowbird. PENALTIES 21. To hunt migratory birds from a power boat,
4We will be tough with violators of our unless the boat is beached, resting at anchor
4Feral Pigs (see definition section): a hunting conservation laws and invaluable wildlife or fastened within or tied immediately along
licence is required to hunt feral pigs on side a fixed hunting blind.
resource!
Crown land. It is an offence to possess or 22. To use a power boat, aircraft, or motor
transport a live feral pig with the excep- IT’S UNLAWFUL vehicle or other mechanical device to herd
tion of a person who was the owner of the 1. To make a false statement to an Officer, or harass wildlife.
feral pig, or an agent of the owner, for the Conservation Officer, or Constable. 23. To hunt, take, wound or kill big game while
purpose of recapture and returning it to cap- 2. To capture, possess or keep in captivity it is swimming unless it has been previously
tivity or control. any live wildlife without a permit. wounded.
4All other hunting related regulations apply, 3. To possess or wantonly take, injure or 24. To discharge, carry or have in possession
for example, prohibited hours for hunting, destroy a bird, egg, or the nest of a bird a firearm containing live ammunition in its
motor vehicle prohibitions, no hunting areas, except those designated by regulations, breech or in its magazine attached to the
no shooting areas, prohibition on trafficking (ie: crows, house sparrows, cowbirds, firearm, in or on a railway car, motor vehicle,
in wildlife meat, etc. magpies, rock doves or European starlings sleigh, aircraft, bicycle or other conveyance.
4If a person injures wildlife listed in 25. To carry a cocked crossbow in or on a
or their egg or nest).
vehicle, or to discharge a bow from a vehicle
Schedule B or C, the person must kill that 4. To buy or sell migratory birds (or their of any kind.
wildlife. eggs or nests).
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DURING YOUR
DURING HUNT
YOUR HUNT
26. To hunt or transport hunters or wildlife edible portions (see definitions section) to with the use or aid of, domestic goats
by a helicopter. the person’s normal dwelling place or to or sheep province-wide and camelids in
27. To use a helicopter, including a drone, a meat cutter or the owner or operator Regions 6, 7A, and 7B (excluding Haida
while on a hunting expedition. of a cold storage plant. A person who Gwaii), including as pack animals.
28. To hunt wildlife from an aircraft. kills wildlife is exempted from the require- 41. To possess and or traffic in bear galls,
29. To hunt wildlife within 6 hours of being ment to remove the edible portions if including any part or derivative of the gall
airborne in an aircraft other than a regu- that person transfers possession of the bladder (or bile), and male bear genitalia
larly scheduled commercial aircraft. wildlife to a recipient who complies with (hunters are not committing an offense
30. To hunt game, except migratory game the requirement. Edible portions do not if they remove the gall bladder from the
birds (see #31), from one hour after include meat that has been damaged and carcass and leave the gall bladder at the kill
sunset to one hour before sunrise. To made inedible by the method of taking. site, or, if they move the bear from the kill
find out the time of sunrise and sunset, Of a furbearing animal other than a Black site and they, within 48 hours, dispose of
consult a local newspaper or the fol- Bear, the hide must be removed to the the gut pile including the gall bladder).
lowing website: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ person’s normal dwelling place or to a 42. To traffic in bear paws separated from the
eng/services/sunrise/index.html. The meat cutter, the owner or operator of carcass or hide, although possession of
responsibility remains with the hunter a cold storage plant or to a taxidermist, bear paws under lawful authority of a
to make the determination of sunrise tanner or a fur trader. A person who kills licence or permit is allowed for personal
and sunset in the field based on existing a furbearing animal is exempted from the and ceremonial use.
terrain and circumstances. requirement to remove the hide if that 43. To use any part or derivative of a deer,
31. To hunt migratory game birds from 1/2 person transfers possession of the wildlife elk, moose or caribou, sourced from
hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before to another person who complies with the outside of B.C., for the purpose of
sunrise. requirement. hunting or trapping.
32. To hunt wildlife by the use of, or with the 38. To interfere with or obstruct a person 44. To hunt without carrying all species
aid of, a light or an illuminating device. licensed or permitted to hunt, guide licences, including cancelled species
33. To use poison for the hunting, trapping, or trap while that person is lawfully so licences, issued during the licence year.
taking or killing of any wildlife. engaged.
34. To use recorded or electronic calls 39. To hunt wildlife with a handgun.
to hunt wildlife except Wolf, Coyote, 40. To hunt game while accompanied by, or
Cougar, Lynx or bobcat or any bird listed
in Schedule C (see “What is Wildlife?”
Section).
35. To use live birds as decoys or recorded
bird calls to hunt game birds.
36. To hunt migratory game birds within
400 m of any place where bait has been
deposited unless that place has been free
of bait for at least 7 days.
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What should you do if you harvest an report the matter. The COS believes that the phone but it will require some traveling,
animal in error? true test of a hunter is not whether or not a field dress that animal to prevent spoilage,
mistake is made, but how he/she deals with leave the carcass at the scene and go
Mistakes happen. Either through poor that mistake. to a location where a call to the RAPP
judgement, inexperience or at times through
All self reported unlawful kills will be number can be made.
a series of unavoidable circumstances, each
year animals are mistakenly killed. Many are investigated and the appropriate action will l If you are in a remote location and
self reported but many more are left in be assessed by the officer. telephone contact is not possible, field
the bush to rot. The Conservation Officer What should you do? dress that animal to prevent spoilage, care
Service (COS) wants to encourage those for the carcass until you enter a location
who make such a mistake to come forward. Immediately cancel your species licence and where a phone call to the
In circumstances where such animals are mark in ink on the species licence page that RAPP number can be made.
recovered by the COS the meat will be your intention is to self report.
distributed and utilized by those in need. l If you have telephone service, call the RAPP 1- 877-952-7277
Hunters who self report such kills will be RAPP number and seek direction from a
viewed in a different light than those who Conservation Officer.
intentionally kill an illegal animal or fail to l If you are within close proximity of a

15
Legal Hunting Methods and Provincial Bag Limits
Firearms
Rifles Shotguns
Provincial Bag
Archery Limits (applies to all

Centrefire
Note: Some hunts and areas have

Rimfire
specific restrictions. See region's licenced hunters)
section for descriptions

BIG GAME
Bison No Yes7 No Bow E 1
Black Bear 6
No Yes Yes 1
Bow A, C, D 2*
Bobcat Yes Yes Yes1 Bow B, C, D 5*
Caribou No Yes No Bow A, C, D 1
Cougar No Yes Yes 1
Bow A, C, D 2*
Deer No Yes Yes 1
Bow B, C, D 3*(see Deer Licences section)
Elk No Yes No Bow A, C, D 1
Lynx Yes Yes Yes 1
Bow B, C, D 1
Moose No Yes No Bow A, C, D 1
Mountain Goat No Yes No Bow A, C, D 1
Mountain Sheep No Yes No Bow A, C, D 1
Wolf No Yes Yes 1
Bow A, C, D 3*
Wolverine Yes Yes Yes 1
Bow B, C, D 1
SMALL GAME
Upland Game Birds Yes Bow B, C, D Turkey . . . . . Region 4* and 8*
Yes2 Yes3 Upland Game Birds - see next page
Other Small Game Yes Snowshoe hare . . . . . . . 10/day
Yes Yes Bow B, C, D Raccoon, Skunk, Coyote . . . NBL*
(includes Coyote) 1
for Coyote
MIGRATORY BIRDS
Ducks . . . . . . . . see next page*
Migratory Game Birds No No Yes4, 5 Bow D Geese . . . . . . . see next page*
*See regions' sections for regional bag limit. Regional bag limits apply to all licenced hunters.
NOTES ARCHERY
1 shotgun must have a bore size of 20 gauge or larger Bow A (Crossbow)(does not include compound crossbow) - Must have a
and use shells of shot size No. 1 Buck or larger. pull of no less than 68 kg (150 lbs) or a bolt (quarrel) weighing no less
than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a
2 grouse, ptarmigan or turkey only. broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point.
3 grouse or ptarmigan only. Bow B (Crossbow) (does not include compound crossbow)- Must have
4 possession or use of shot other than non-toxic shot is pull of no less than 55 kg (120 lbs) or a bolt (quarrel) weighing no less
prohibited, except for pigeons or doves. See page 17. than 16.2 g (250 grains). For big game, the bolt (quarrel) must have a
broadhead of at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest point.
5 shotgun must not be loaded with single projectile or Bow C (Compound Crossbow) - Must have pull of no less than 45 kg
be larger than 10 gauge; must not use more than 1 (100 lbs) at a peak weight or bolt weighing no less than 16.2 g (250
shotgun while hunting migratory game birds, unless grains). For big game, must have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2
each shotgun in excess of one is disassembled or cm (7/8 in) at the widest point.
unloaded and encased. Bow D (Longbow, Recurve, Compound) - Must have pull of no less
than 18 kg (40 lbs) within the archer’s draw length. For big game, must
6 bear may not be hunted by placing bait or by using a have an arrow with a broadhead at least 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at the widest
dead animal or part of it as bait point.
7 ammunition to hunt bison must be constructed with Bow E (Bison only) - For bison, the bow (does not include compound
a 175 grain or larger bullet, which retains 2,712 joules crossbow) must have a pull no less than 22.6 kg (50 lbs) within the
(2,000 ft lbs) or more energy at 100 m. archer’s draw length, an arrow greater than 26 g (400 grains) in weight,
and a broadhead greater than 8.1 g in weight and 2.2 cm (7/8 in) at its
widest point.

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Legal Hunting Methods Provincial Bag & Possession Limits
Check regional sections for open seasons, additional 4It is unlawful to continue to hunt game species on a day in which the
restrictions and regional bag limits. daily bag limit of that species has been taken, or, on the day or subse-
Firearms quent to the day in which the seasonal bag limit for that species of game
4It is unlawful to use a firearm that is designed, altered or intended to be aimed
has been taken.
and fired by the action of one hand or that has a barrel less than 305 mm in
length. 4In the regional schedules, NBL means No Bag Limit (no maximum number of
4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a rifle using a full metal jacketed non-expand- a species or type of wildlife that a person may take or kill)
ing bullet, or a tracer, incendiary, or explosive bullet. 4An entry such as "2(1)" used for ungulates means the season bag limit is two
4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a shotgun using a tracer or incendiary shot
shell. animals of that species, one of which may be antlerless. An entry such as "10(20)"
4It is unlawful to hunt or trap with a set gun or with a pump, repeating or auto for game birds means the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 20.
loading shotgun unless the magazine contains a plug that is incapable of holding 4The table on the previous page indicates the maximum number of
more than 2 cartridges. Where the use of a shotgun is allowed for hunting or animals which a hunter may take in the province in one licence year (April
trapping big game, an unplugged shotgun holding more than 2 cartridges and firing 1 to March 31). Exceptions to the provincial bag limits may apply to some
single projectiles only (slugs) may be used.
species in some regions. Provincial bag limits may be achieved by hunting in
4A muzzle loader containing powder and shot in the barrel but unprimed (i.e.,
no powder in the pan of a flint lock or no cap in the nipple of a percussion lock) one or more regions provided the regional bag limits are not exceeded.
is not considered a loaded firearm under the Criminal Code (Canada). 4The daily bag limit for ducks in aggregate is 8, except for restricted species:
Retrieval Pintail, Goldeneye, Harlequin and Canvasback.
4No person shall kill, cripple or wound game without making all reasonable
effort to retrieve and include it in his/her bag limit. The retrieved game shall be 4The daily bag limit for Canvasback is 4, Northern Pintail is 4, Goldeneyes is 2
killed immediately and included in the hunter’s bag limit. and Harlequins is 2. Please see regional sections.
4It is lawful for a person to retrieve a dead or injured game animal with the 4The daily bag limit for Canada and Cackling geese in aggregate is 10.
assistance of a power boat provided no person in the power boat is in possession
of a loaded firearm. 4The daily bag limit for White-fronted Goose is 5.
Falconry 4The daily bag limit for Snow and Ross’s geese in aggregate is 5 except for MUs
4Falconers, with a valid possession permit, may hunt small game with the use or 2-4 and 2-5 where 15 Snow Geese may be taken.
aid of raptors throughout the Province during the regular open season or during
bow only seasons subject to the applicable bag limits as indicated in the regional 4The possession limit for all migratory game birds at all times (including
schedules, as long as they have acquired the necessary hunting licence(s). while hunting, returning from hunting or at a residence) is three times the daily
Dogs limit.
4The use of dogs is permitted in the hunting of all game, but dogs must be on 4The possession limit for all upland game birds while hunting or return-
a leash when used to hunt deer, elk, moose, mountain sheep, mountain goat and ing from hunting is three times the daily limit except for Sharp-tailed Grouse
caribou. Unleashed dogs may be used to hunt small game, lynx, bobcat, black (Regions 3, 5 & 7B) and pheasants (Region 4 only) where the possession limit is
bear or cougar. Any person may train dogs by allowing them, under supervision,
to pursue game birds from Aug 1-Apr 30. two times the daily limit.
4It is unlawful to cause or allow dogs to pursue furbearers under the authority
of a trapping licence.

Deer Bag Limits - Explained


One of the most common questions that wildlife staff receive is about to harvest any combination of white-tailed or mule (black-tailed) deer up
deer bag limits and deer species licences. On the surface it seems to a maximum of 3.
confusing, with provincial bag limits vs. regional bag limits, buck limits vs. 2) Regional bag limits are implemented to limit the number of a species
antlerless bag limits, aggregate bag limits, individual bag limits for species, or sex of deer that may be harvested per hunter per year in response to
and species licences for mule (black-tailed) and white-tailed deer. Once local conditions. If a hunter harvests the maximum number of a species
the system is broken down into its parts it is straight forward. or sex of deer within a region, they can no longer hunt deer within that
There are two classes of bag limits, Provincial and Regional, neither of region. They can, however, continue to hunt and harvest deer in other
these bag limits can be exceeded. regions until they reach the provincial bag limit of 3.
1) The Provincial bag limit for deer is 3 (not including Haida Gwaii/ The following table outlines the provincial and regional bag limits for deer.
QCI). Hunters may not harvest more than 3 deer in one licence year, Deer bag limits on Haida Gwaii are not covered in this article, as they are
but only 1 may be a mule (black-tailed) deer buck from Regions 3, a unique case.
4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B and 8 combined.
Mule (Black-tailed) Deer White-tailed Deer Combined All Deer
Hunters may harvest 3 white-tailed
deer (if they purchase 3 white-tailed Region Regional Provincial
Bucks Antlerless Total Bucks Antlerless Total Bag
deer licenses), or 3 mule (black- Limit Bag Limit
tailed) deer (if they purchase 3 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 3 3
mule (black-tailed) deer licenses), or *2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3
a combination of white-tailed and 3 1 1 2 2 2 3 3
mule (black-tailed) deer (1+2 or 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 3
2+1) providing they do not exceed 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 3
the provincial limit of 3 and not **6 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3
more than 1 mule (black-tailed) 7a 1 1 1 1 2 3 3
deer buck from Regions 3, 4, 5, 7b 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
6 ,7A, 7B and 8 combined. The 8 1 1 1 1 2 3 3
reason hunters may purchase more Hunters cannot harvest deer in excess of the sex, species, regional, or provincial bag limits
than 3 deer licenses in total is to
* Some exceptions apply ** Table does not include deer bag limit for Haida Gwaii/QCI
provide hunters with the flexibility
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WILDLIFE HEALTH
CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal
neurological disease, caused by an abnormal
STOP CHRONIC
protein or prion, which affects species in
the deer family (cervids). It has NOT been
WASTING DISEASE
found in B.C. In jurisdictions where CWD Do Not Import
is present, hunter harvested animals that
test positive may not show signs because
Intact Deer Carcasses
symptoms can take months to develop after
infection. Signs of the disease eventually
Keep B.C. Wildlife Healthy
include weight loss, behaviour change,
drooling, poor coordination and trembling.
If you observe a cervid with these changes
please report their location and symptoms
to the B.C. Wildlife Health Program to allow
sampling. SUPPORT THE CWD PROGRAM to information on a recently recognized
If CWD is introduced to B.C., rapid parasite of B.C. canids called Echinococcus
detection is critical for confirmation, multilocularis.
REDUCE THE RISK eradication or mitigation efforts. If you hunt
CWD continues to spread in jurisdictions deer, elk or moose, especially in the eastern LEARN MORE
where it is found. In Canada it is gradually part of B.C., please submit the head to the
moving across Alberta towards B.C. The B.C. Wildlife Health Program for testing. Wildlife health is closely linked to domestic
B.C. Wildlife Health Program is focusing on More samples are required to be confident in animal and human health so its assessment
preventing the disease from entering B.C. B.C.’s CWD free status. To learn more, visit: benefits us all. Your observations about how
Hunters can help to reduce the risk by not www.gov.bc.ca/chronicwastingdisease. wild animals appear and behave can provide
using products containing materials such as information on diseases and parasites in B.C.
urine from deer as urine can carry CWD wildlife populations. Observations by videos,
prions, contaminate the environment and HUMAN HEALTH RISKS AND photos and written/verbal descriptions are
infect new animals. If you hunt deer, elk or ZOONOTIC DISEASES very valuable. If you see something or would
moose in jurisdictions with CWD, please For information on diseases that may affect like to know more about wildlife diseases,
follow regulations and do not return with human health such as West Nile virus, various refer to the following: www.gov.bc.ca/
intact carcasses or tissues able to carry parasites and Lyme’s disease, pick up a copy wildlifehealth or check out the Canadian
CWD prions to B.C. Make sure to process of our booklet Diseases You Can Get from Wildlife Health Cooperative at: http://www.
carcasses and leave high risk tissues behind Wildlife from a government office or visit: cwhc-rcsf.ca
(brain, spinal cord, lymph nodes and organs) www.gov.bc.ca/wildlifehealth. Pay attention
where you harvested.

Stop the spread of Avian Influenza Virus


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ca./rcom-mbhr/default.asp?lang=En&n=8721A28C-1. The notice is targeted at hunters of migratory birds and explains the precautions
that should be followed to protect themselves and prevent the spread of AIV and other diseases among birds. It also advises hunters to
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ONLINE SERVICES FOR HUNTERS
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prove the overall efficiency of hunter services.You can use the online service to obtain your Fish and Wildlife ID
(FWID) and credentials, apply for Limited Entry Hunting (LEH), hunting licences, a permit to accompany non-resi-
dents or non-resident aliens to hunt big game, guide outfitter licences, track the status of your LEH application(s)
and view your LEH authorization.
You can access the BC Hunting online service at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.You will need a Basic or Personal BCeID
to sign on.
Don’t want to use the online service:
We’re happy to accommodate you. Just drop into any Service BC or FrontCounter BC location or call the Front-
Counter BC Contact Centre at 1-877-855-3222. If you are a resident hunter who already holds a FWID, you can
apply for hunting licences and LEH at participating licence vendors.
Your Fish and Wildlife ID (FWID):
Your FWID is a permanent number linked to your personal online profile, and will be your passport to hunting
services. The FWID replaces the older BC Hunter Number card. There is no cost to get your FWID.
Already have a Hunter Number:
We have already created your Fish and Wildlife profile and assigned you a new FWID with your credentials.Your
new FWID will be your old Hunter Number with three extra digits.
You can obtain your FWID by logging onto BC Hunting and entering your Hunter Number, Last Name, and Date
of Birth. You can also visit any Service BC, FrontCounter BC, or participating vendor, or call the FrontCounter BC
Contact Centre at 1-877-855-3222.
Don’t have a Hunter Number or FWID:
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AFTER YOUR HUNT
ROYALTY FEES NOTE: To improve enforceability and as evidence of sex, the genitalia may be
4It is unlawful to offer for sale the pelt or simplify regulations, the option to use removed from the hide at the above loca-
skin from a furbearing animal taken under a antlers to prove sex and species while tions if immediately destroyed and disposed
hunting licence in a prescribed open season transporting harvested wildlife is no longer of at that location. Leaving evidence of
unless a royalty on the pelt or skin has been available. Please refer to the section below species and sex on the carcass will not spoil
for the new requirements while transport- or in any way contaminate the meat.
paid to the Province.
ing harvested wildlife from the kill location
4If the hunter sells the pelt of a furbear- to a meatcutter, owner or operator of a Transporting Wildlife
ing animal to a licensed Fur Trader, they are cold storage plant, or the hunters normal All persons who possess, transport or ship
exempt from paying the royalty. dwelling place. A person must, while wildlife meat or parts of wildlife within the
4Every holder of a valid hunting licence returning from hunting, keep the antlers Province of British Columbia must have
who lawfully kills a furbearing animal is or horns of wildlife killed during an antler/ with them the species licence under which
exempt from paying the prescribed royalty horn restricted season (i.e., 6 pt, full curl, the animal was taken by that person, or, if
fee unless he offers the pelt for sale. See spike-fork, etc.) and the species licence the animal was taken by another person, a
current Trapping Regulations for royalty fees. under which the wildlife was killed, together Record of Receipt of the wildlife (see
Payment of a royalty fee is required only and available for inspection by an officer. page 24) showing:
upon the initial sale of the pelt. Furbearing (1) For caribou, elk or moose, the 4the date and place of receipt,
animals may only be hunted where an open animal’s tail or another readily 4the name and address of the person
hunting season is declared. identifiable part of the hide not less who killed the animal, or from whom it was
4The permit holder who accompanies than 6 cm2, AND: acquired,
a non-resident and/or non-resident alien (i) If the animal is male, a testicle 4the name and address of the person to
(see Definitions section) under a Permit to or part of the penis, whom the wildlife parts are to be delivered,
Accompany must submit royalty fees, within (ii) If the animal is female, a
30 days after the hunt has ended, for each 4the Fish and Wildlife ID or permit number
portion of the udder or teats. of the person who killed the animal,
animal taken by the non-resident and/or
(2) For deer, the unskinned tail, AND: 4the species licence number under which
non-resident alien. See website for list of
royalty fees www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. (i) If the animal is male, a testicle or the animal was taken, and
4A guide outfitter is exempt from having part of the penis, 4the species and sex of the animal taken.
to pay royalty fees (Section 69 of the (ii) If the animal is female, a portion Anyone having wildlife butchered and
Wildlife Act) in relation to animals taken by of the udder and teats. packaged should obtain from the butcher a
a resident hunter guided by or on behalf of (3) For bison, mountain goat or mountain receipt which indicates:
the guide outfitter. sheep: 4the Fish and Wildlife ID, the species
4Royalty fee payments may be submitted (i) If the animal is male, a testicle licence number, and the species, and sex of
by mail or courier with cheque (payable or part of the penis. the animal taken.
to the Minister of Finance), money order
(ii) If the animal is female, a DISPOSAL OF CARCASSES OR
or credit card to any FrontCounter BC
portion of the udder or teats. WILDLIFE PARTS
location. Locations available at www.front-
4The above sections (1) - (3) do not apply 4Carcasses or part of a carcass of an
counterbc.gov.bc.ca.
if a person possesses a portion of a carcass animal or fish are included in the Wildlife
POSSESSION & TRANSPORTATION or hide which they did not kill, provided that: Act definition of an attractant. Other than
for the purpose of hunting in accordance
Game Birds 1) they possess the portion of carcass or
with the provisions of the Wildlife Act and
4Anyone who possesses or transports hide for the purpose of transporting
regulations, it is prohibited to provide, leave,
a game bird must leave attached to the it to their residence, a meatcutter, a
or place an attractant in, on or about any
carcass one feathered wing. cold storage plant or a Compulsory
land or premises where there are or where
Inspector, AND
Big Game there are likely to be people in a manner in
2) they have a Record of Receipt as
4It is unlawful to possess or transport a which the attractant could attract danger-
described in the Transporting Wildlife
big game animal that was killed unintention- ous wildlife to the land or premises and be
section (page 24), AND
ally by accident or collision, or was illegally accessible to dangerous wildlife. A person
3) the person who killed the wildlife
killed. that commits an offence under this provi-
possesses a portion of the carcass or
4It is prohibited to possess the head, sion is liable, on a first conviction, to a fine
hide with the parts attached as described
up to $50,000 and/or a term of imprison-
hide, hoof, spinal column, internal organ or in sections (1) - (3) on this page.
ment not exceeding 6 months.
mammary gland of any animal of the family Removing Evidence of Sex & Species
Cervidae (deer, elk, moose) that was killed Game Check
Evidence of species and sex may be removed
outside British Columbia. Possession of an from the carcass or the hide of game: 4All hunters, with or without game, when
out-of-province Cervidae hide that has been 4after it arrives at a person’s normal encountering temporary checking stations
treated in a manner that removes all tissue, dwelling place and is butchered and stored operated by an officer, are required by
or antlers or parts of skulls that have had all there for consumption on the premises, law to stop and report. Their compliance
tissues removed is permitted. 4after it is taken to a meat cutter or the with wildlife and firearms laws will be
4Anyone who possesses or transports the owner or operator of a cold storage plant, or determined.
carcass or part of the carcass of the follow- 4after it has been inspected by a qualified EXPORT FROM THE PROVINCE
ing animals must leave naturally attached to Compulsory Inspector.
the carcass or one part of the carcass in the 4It is unlawful to export wildlife from B.C.
person’s possession the following listed parts: NOTE: It is not an offence to possess bear unless you have a valid export permit or are
genitalia attached to the hide or carcass, and, exempted from holding an export permit
after it is no longer needed on a bear carcass
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AFTER YOUR HUNT
COMPULSORY INSPECTION and REPORTING
Compulsory Inspection and Compulsory of the kill (see note regarding trapping For mountain goat:
Reporting are a requirement for specific exemption below). • the horns and for males, a testicle or part of
game species under the Wildlife Act The following species of game must be the penis; for females, a portion of the teats
Hunting Regulations. These species are submitted to a regional compulsory inspection or mammary gland.
submitted for the purposes of data col- centre: For black bear, lynx, cougar, bobcat, and
lection and enforcement. The Compulsory • mountain goat • mountain sheep wolf:
Inspection process includes taking measure- • cougar • caribou
ments and/or parts of the animals for scien- • the skull and the hide bearing:
• elk in Regions 1 and 2, and MUs 4-8, 4-9, • for males, a testicle or part of the penis, or
tific analysis and provides wildlife managers 4-14 to 4-17, 4-31 to 4-33, and 4-38, 6-4,
with valuable information about the sex, 6-8, and 6-9 • for females, a portion of the teats or
age and condition of animals being har- • moose in Regions 3 (spike-fork bull under mammary gland.
vested. Compulsory Inspections in concert the GOS only), 4 and 8 and MUs 5-3 For caribou:
with other data collection methods enable to 5-6, 5-10 to 5-14, MUs 6-19 to 6-29, • the incisor (front) tooth, the antlers, and for
managers to set more specific hunting regu- portion of 7-52 (see map F25) a caribou without at least one main beam
lations. Without adequate information, the • black bear in MUs 6-12 and 6-13 measuring over 60 cm (24 inches) in length,
risk of over harvests would increase, thereby • lynx, bobcat and wolf in Region 4 the hide with evidence of sex attached.
requiring managers to set more conserva- For elk and moose:
tive harvest levels in order to protect animal 1. Mountain goat and mountain sheep must be
submitted to a compulsory inspector within • an incisor (front) tooth, and
populations.
30 days or before December 5 of the year • for males, the antlers attached to a portion
Compulsory Inspections for hunter harvest of the kill, whichever occurs first. of the upper skull, or
are provided in some regional offices and 2. Persons who gain the written approval • for females, the upper portion of the skull or
some are provided through independent, from a Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Technician a portion of the teats or mammary gland.
qualified inspectors throughout the province. or Official prior to hunting can submit such COMPULSORY REPORTING
All Compulsory Inspectors have completed animals for inspection within 30 days after
a training course and have been appointed A person who takes or kills the following
the last day of the hunt.
under the Environment Management Act species in any Management Unit:
3. Persons who use the service of a licensed
by the Chief Conservation Officer. guide for the purpose of hunting a caribou, • lynx in regions 3, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, or 8
or an elk in Region 2, must submit such • wolverine (excluding region 4)
The Compulsory Inspector locations are
animals for inspection within 30 days after • bobcat (excluding region 4)
listed on the regional maps of each region.
Appointments must be arranged by the the last day of the hunt of the continuous • wolf in regions 1 and 2
hunter for all compulsory inspections. season in which the animal was taken. • elk in MU 6-12 and 6-13
For Compulsory Inspection Centres, see 4. Persons who use the services of a licensed must, within 30 days after the date of the kill,
Regional Sections’ front page maps. guide for the purpose of hunting a mountain report:
goat, or mountain sheep must submit such 1. their name, address, telephone number and
For more information, please contact the FWID,
appropriate Ministry Regional Office or the animals for inspection within 30 days after the
last day of the continuous season in which the 2. the location where the animal was killed,
Ministry website www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.
Information required for Compulsory animal was taken, or by December 5 of the 3. the date the animal was killed,
Reporting and Inspection include, but is year of the kill, whichever occurs first. 4. the sex of the animal taken, and
not limited to: 5. Persons who take a cougar in Region 4 5. number of days hunted before the animal
must submit the animal for inspection to a was killed.
1. the hunter’s name, address, telephone number,
and FWID, compulsory inspector in Region 4 within 4 Compulsory Reporting forms are available
2. the location where the animal was taken, days of the kill. online at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting. The Harvest
3. the date the animal was taken, 6. Persons who take a cougar in Region 6 Data card can also be used to submit this data,
4. the sex of the animal taken, and must submit the animal for inspection to a however hunters must add the number of days
5. the licences under which the animal was compulsory inspector in Region 6 within 4 hunted before the animal was killed. The card
taken. days of the kill. is available at any licence issuer, Service BC, or
7. Persons who take a black bear in MUs Ministry office. There are four options to provide
COMPULSORY INSPECTION 6-12 and 6-13 must submit the animal for wildlife staff with the required information. The
Compulsory Inspectors will not complete the inspection within 10 days of the kill or before report can be:
compulsory inspection unless ALL information exporting from the province, whichever 1) Mailed or submitted in person to any regional
and parts are submitted and able to be occurs first. office. Hunters also have the option to report to
collected. Hunters are requested to any regional office by phone.
submit unfrozen wildlife parts. Hunters are PARTS REQUIRED
not in legal possession of the wildlife unless they 2) Mailed to: Compulsory Reporting, PO Box
For mountain sheep (i.e., Dall’s, Stone’s, 9374, Stn Prov Gov, Victoria, BC, V8W 9M4.
comply with compulsory inspection require- California or Rocky Mountain):
ments. Hunters must provide the cancelled 3) Faxed to (250) 387-0239.
• the portion of the skull including the nasal
species licence (paper copy only) and, if bones, the entire eye-socket, 4) Scanned and emailed to FishandWildlife@
applicable, the LEH authorization (electronic the horns and the associated gov.bc.ca insert “Compulsory Reporting” in the
or paper copy), prior to the inspection connective bone structure, subject line of the email.
being performed.
• the horns for insertion of a
Please note that tooth samples are not
Except as noted, all compulsory inspected numbered aluminum plug by required for Compulsory Reporting.
species must be submitted to a compulsory an officer, and
inspector for the purpose of taking measure- Note: A person authorized to trap is exempt
ments or parts of the animal required for • for thinhorn sheep (i.e., Dalls’ and Stone’s) an from the requirements noted above with respect to
incisor tooth. furbearing animals taken by trapping. See page 92.
management (i.e., tooth) within 30 days

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AFTER YOUR HUNT
4An export permit is required if the animal province or in another country. mounted for display in their homes, or to
is exported more than 1 year after the date 4British Columbia is part of a North have the hides tanned for leather and other
of kill. American system of recording wild sheep articles, while an even larger number use the
4An export permit is required if the hunter identification and hence all sheep horns services of a professional meatcutter or cold
does not accompany their animal while harvested in the province must be inspected storage plant operator. These businesses are
exporting it from the Province, regardless of by a qualified Compulsory Inspector and a required under the Wildlife Act and regula-
the date of kill. numbered plug inserted in one of the horns. tions to keep records of their transactions.
4An export permit is not required if the 4Where a hunter or taxidermist, tanner 4The regulations state that the following
hunter accompanies their big game within or meatcutter has any doubt or questions information must be recorded:
1 year of the kill AND provides the cancelled about how to proceed under any circum- (a) the total number of wildlife or parts of
species licence and (where Compulsory stances which are not covered in the forego- each species acquired.
Inspection is required) the Compulsory ing, he or she should contact the Wildlife and (b) the date of receipt of the wildlife or
Inspection Data Sheet. Habitat Branch or a Ministry regional office parts of them.
as soon as possible. (c) the name and address of the person
4An export permit is not required if
4Hunters possessing a mountain goat, from whom wildlife or parts of them
the export of the animal originates in
mountain sheep or caribou harvested in were acquired, and
a jurisdiction outside of B.C., is only
B.C., who must drive through the Yukon and (d) the serial number, date and type of
transported through B.C. to its final des-
back into B.C. in order to submit the animal licence under which the wildlife or part
tination outside of B.C. and the export
for compulsory inspection, are exempt from of it was taken.
documentation from the originating
obtaining an export permit for this purpose. 4In addition to the above, a meatcutter or
jurisdiction accompanies the animal. an operator of a cold storage plant, must
4In the case of an animal covered under C.I.T.E.S. immediately upon receiving wildlife or wildlife
the Convention on International Trade in 4The "Convention on the International
parts, record what was received, whether
Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora Trade of Endangered Species" (C.I.T.E.S.) directly or through an agent, describing:
(C.I.T.E.S.), a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit may requires that a C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit be
(a) the species,
be required (see C.I.T.E.S. section for list of obtained for the export out of Canada of
(b) the sex of the species, and
animals requiring C.I.T.E.S. Export Permits). all bears, cougar, lynx, bobcat, wolf, sea otter,
(c) the management unit in which the
U.S. residents, please refer to C.IT.E.S. section or river otter or parts of these animals.
species was harvested.
for additional information on Black Bear Such permits leaving Canada directly from
4In order to fulfill these requirements, when
exports. B.C. may be obtained by applying to www.
the hunter takes the parts of the animal to
4Hunters planning to hunt in MUs 7-19 frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca. For assistance
the business concerned, he or she must have
or 7-20 and accessing B.C. by way of the with your application contact FrontCounter
the following documentation with them:
Alberta border should contact FrontCounter at 1-877-855-3222. For all other CITES listed
species contact CITES Canada directly at 1. His or her hunting and species licences
BC (see page 24) to obtain export permits with the appropriately cancelled species
for Compulsory Inspection species prior to www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-
change/services/convention-international- licence.
starting their hunt. 2. Limited Entry Hunting Authorization, if
trade-endangered-species/permits/appli-
4When a big game animal has been pro- cation-forms.html. required in order to hunt the animal.
cessed by a taxidermist, a tanner or meatcut- 3. Compulsory Inspection Data Sheet,
ter, it may be exported with an export 4A person who is ordinarily a resident which confirms that the animal has been
permit to the hunter who lives in another of the United States may export a Black inspected by a Wildlife Act officer, where
Bear hunted by the person, if it is in a fresh, such an inspection is required.
frozen or salted condition and the person is 4. His or her trapping licence, if the animal
www.RWTaxidermy.com exporting only the hide, the hide with paws was taken under that authority.
778-241-0208 and claws attached, the skull, or the meat 5. The valid permit that allows possession
excluding any organs, without obtaining a of the animal if a permit is required in
C.I.T.E.S. Export Permit. exceptional circumstances.
TAXIDERMISTS,TANNERS, 4Presentation of this documentation helps
MEATCUTTERS, FUR TRADERS to protect the recipient, i.e., the taxidermist,
Ray Wiens’ Taxidermy AND COLD STORAGE PLANT tanner or meatcutter, from prosecution for
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be required. In addition, some taxidermists, the Wildlife and Habitat Branch will contact ensure that an overharvest does not occur.
as agents for their clients, present the neces- some hunters by telephone. The manager’s choices are then limited to
sary parts of game animals for compulsory 4Periodic game checks, compulsory inspec- restricting harvest by closing areas, reducing
inspection by a Wildlife Act officer, when tion, and compulsory reporting all provide season lengths, or applying Limited Entry
the hunter is unable to do so personally. In valuable information for wildlife managers Hunting.
such cases it is mandatory that the hunter across the province. From this information, 4It has been noticed that survey infor-
provide the taxidermist with all the informa- managers can determine who is hunting, mation submitted for upland game birds
tion required for the inspection, including where they are hunting, and other important often contains errors misidentifying the
the location of the kill. If such information wildlife information. MU location or species. Upland game bird
cannot be produced by an agent, then the 4This information enables managers to hunters are asked to take care recording
animal may be seized by a conservation set specific hunting regulations on a year to their harvest to help improve the quality of
officer or constable until all the documenta- year basis, reducing heavy harvests in some data received.
tion is provided. Difficulties in such situations areas and extending the season in others, to
occur often enough that hunters should take 4For more information on the Harvest
ensure harvest sustainability and balance the Questionnaire, please visit the Frequently
special care to ensure that all information is needs of the animal population against the
available to an inspecting officer. Asked Questions at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/
desires of the public. harvestquestionnaire/faq.html.
NEW REPORTING 4Without adequate information, managers 4Good information makes for good game
REQUIREMENTS FOR must set conservative harvest levels to management and good hunting!
TAXIDERMISTS AND
TANNERS
Effective April 1, 2018 a taxidermist
or tanner who receives a grizzly bear
or grizzly bear parts for processing
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For instructions, please see the Quick www.PrecisionOptics.net
Reference Guide titled “How to Submit
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Wildlife and Habitat Branch website
at www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-
culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/
hunting/about-bc-hunting-online/quick-
reference-guides.
The requirement to record and report
grizzly does not require reporting to
government of all grizzly parts that
are part of an existing inventory held
prior to April 1, 2018. It applies only
to all grizzly bear or parts of grizzly
bear received on or after April 1, 2018
whether directly or through an agent.
A taxidermist or tanner may also visit
a FrontCounter BC office in person to
access the online registry to report
the parts they have received. Do not
take the parts to the FrontCounter BC
office.
SUBMITTING YOUR HUNTER FIND WHAT YOU NEED AT
SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE
4The single largest source of hunter
activity and game harvest information is PRECISIONOPTICS.NET
the annual Hunter Sample Questionnaire.
Every January, a large portion of the B.C. SOMETIMES, YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT. BETTER MAKE IT COUNT
residents who have purchased a hunting
licence in the previous year are sent a
questionnaire referring to the species for
which a particular licence was purchased.
Hunters who have purchased several
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Record of Receipt for Transporting Wildlife
Date: Place of Receipt:
Species: Species Sex:
Name, Address and phone of person who killed the animal:

Fish and Wildlife Identification Number of person who killed the animal:
Species Licence Number under which the animal was taken:
Name and Address of the person to whom the wildlife parts are be delivered:

Signature of hunter: Witness:
For wildlife or parts of wildlife destined for taxidermists, tanners, meatcutters, fur traders and cold storage plant operators the following information is required.
Date of kill:
Fish and Wildlife Identification Number: Compulsory Inspection Number (if applicable):

In addition to the above, a meatcutter or an operator of a cold storage plant, must immediately upon receiving wildlife or wildlife parts, record what was received, whether directly or
through an agent, describing:

Species: Species Sex:


Management Unit in which the species was harvested:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MOUNTAIN GOAT HUNTERS
Minimizing the female (nanny) harvest within a group of goats that
of mountain goats is an important does not contain kids, would
conservation action. Previously, the Ministry still be legal to harvest. For
of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource a more detailed rationale
Operations and Rural Development has for this regulation, see our
addressed concerns with the harvest of website
females through voluntary compliance www.env.gov.bc.ca/
among hunters to select a male mountain fw/wildlife/manage-
goat (billy). While the proportion of ment-issues/docs/
females in the harvest has decreased, there MtnGoatfemales.pdf.
continues to be concerns over the high For more information on
harvest of female mountain goats in some how to distinguish between
areas. In order to address this concern, a a billy and a nanny visit
regulation was implemented in 2010 that https://m.youtube.com/
states watch?v=J8gUaMx8G7I,
(Reproduced with permission from the Department of Renewable
“It is unlawful to hunt a female after watching the video Resources,Yukon Government.)
mountain goat accompanying a kid or test yourself on mountain
a female mountain goat in a group that goat sex identification information on managing mountain goats
contains one or more kids.” at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index. in B.C., and is available for downloading
This regulation does not protect all cfm?adfg=quiz.overview&quiz_id=3. at www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/
female mountain goats as a solitary female The “Management Plan for the Mountain recovery/management_plans/MtGoat_
mountain goat, or a female mountain goat Goat in British Columbia” contains detailed MP_Final_28May2010.pdf

NOTICE!
TO HUNTERS
A person must, while returning from hunting, keep the antlers or horns of
wildlife killed during an antler/horn restricted season (i.e., 4 pt, 6 pt, full curl,
spike-fork, etc) and the species licence under which the wildlife was killed,
together and available for inspection by an officer.

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Polluters (RAPP)
Dial Toll Free, 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP), or Report Violators
Online at: http://gov.bc.ca/RAPPHotline
Helping the Conservation Officer Service Stop, Solve and
Prevent Environmental Crimes
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leave a secure tip to report:
1. Never confront a suspect.
Violations of Fisheries, Wildlife
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information, type of violation,
Wildlife-human conflicts location, date and time.
where public safety is at risk.
3. Report as soon as possible.

For violations related to tidal recreational fisheries and


in-river salmon fisheries, contact Fisheries and Oceans
Canada (DFO) at 1-800-465-4336

The BC Wildlife Federation pays rewards up to $2000 for information leading to the charges of
persons who have: violated laws related to the protection of fish, wildlife, or the environment; or
damaged the property of companies or individuals who provide access to hunters and anglers.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND
Check website

REGION 1
www.gov.bc.ca/hunting for in-season
changes prior to your hunt.

These M.U. boundaries are approximate only. For a more precise definition consult the BC Recreational Atlas, 6th edition.

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Nootka Buttle
Island Gold River COURTENAY Te
Muchalat L Comox xad
a HOWE Squamish
Denman Isl
SALMON SOUND
NOOTKA SOUND
Inlet
1-6 Island
an
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INLET

1-8 Puntledg
eR Hornby 2-8
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Qualicum Sechelt NORTH
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Mo

Great Central L Beach Gibsons VANCOUVER


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Parksville 2-16
VANCOUVER
1-7 Gabriola
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e PORT ALBERNI Island


CLAYOQUOT SOUND 1-5 NANAIMO
n
Ke n
R

Tofino Alberni
N imo R an a 2-4
Kennedy

NOTICE!
Inlet
L
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Ladysmith Galiano
Chem Island
Cowichan a
GRIZZLY BEARS ON Ucluelet us
Nit

L
in

R Saltspring
VANCOUVER ISLAND BARKLEY SOUND Bamfield Cow Duncan Island
R ichan R
Nitinat
There have been a number of Grizzly Bear 1-4
don

L Sidney
1-3
Gor

sightings on northern Vancouver Island in


recent years.Appropriate safety precautions San Juan R 1-2 1-1
Le
ech

R
n R

should be taken and hunters are reminded that Port Renfrew a


Jor d

there is no open season for Grizzly Bears in


M
uir Cr

JU Jordan River Sooke


B.C. Please report any sightings of a Grizzly AN VICTORIA
Bear on Vancouver Island (which would be DE
brown in colour compared to the uniformly FUC
A
black colour of Black Bears on Vancouver STRAIT
Island) to the Nanaimo Regional office, (250)
For information on Wildlife
751-7220, or the 24 hour call center line at Permits and Commercial Licences,
1-877-952-7277. For more information please see page 24.
on bear safety visit: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/
content/environment/plants-animals-ecosys- Hunting regulations for Mule (black-tailed) deer and fallow deer
tems/wildlife/human-wildlife-conflict/staying- are very different. Please ensure that you are informed and able to
safe-around-wildlife/bears/bear-smart distinguish between the two species when hunting.

27
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 1

REGIONAL BAG LIMITS the regulations carefully. There is no open 1950) Pacific Wildlife Research Centre.
season for antlerless deer in areas where 4The discharge of firearms is prohibited
Deer: The bag limit for mule (black-
rifles are permitted in Region 1 except within 25 metres on either side of the
tailed) deer is three, of which only two
by way of LEH in a portion of MU 1-15 midline of Westcan Terminals Road east
may be antlerless from Special Areas
and for youth hunters in MU's 1-1, 1-2, of Indian Reserve #9 and 25 metres
Only and only 2 may be bucks.
Grouse: The daily bag limit for blue (sooty) 1-4, 1-5, and1-6. Please refer to special seaward from, and including the paved
and ruffed grouse is 5 each. See page 17 seasons in special shotgun or bow only area of Westcan Terminals Port site
for additional information on bag limits. portions of MU's 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-15: (situated in MU 1-4). See Map A11.
see Maps A13, A15, A16, A22, A23 and 4Cowichan River No Shooting Area (MU
ACCESS MANAGEMENT AREAS Map A35.
H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The 1-4). The discharge of firearms is Prohibited
REGION 1

4Hunters should be aware of No


operation of all motor vehicles is pro- within 100 metres of the high water mark
Hunting and No Shooting Areas described
hibited year round in these areas: of the Cowichan River from a point starting
on page 13. Hunters are also responsible
H The Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife on the River immediately north of the
for identifying and complying with com-
Management Area in MU 1-5 Holt Creek Trailhead upstream along the
munity/municipal No Shooting bylaws.
(see Map A19) Cowichan River to the Municipality of Lake
Municipal bylaws that affect the discharge
H Willow Creek in MU 1-6 of firearms and/or bows are not included Cowichan.
2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

(see Map A20) in this synopsis. For more information, Gulf Islands Licence Hunting Area
H Block 1392 of MU 1-5 on Green contact individual municipalities. 4Hunters planning to hunt on Gulf Islands
Mountain (in order to protect the 4No hunting of black bears within 800 within MU 1-1 and 1-06 should be aware
habitat for Vancouver Island Marmots) metres of the intersection of Beaver Cove that the majority of these islands are com-
i ATV and Snowmobile Closed Areas: Road and Telegraph Cove Road in MU prised of private land and National Park. 
The operation of snowmobiles and ATVs 1-11 Prior to hunting on private land, hunters
(including motorcycles) is prohibited in 4Hunters are reminded that the must obtain permission from the owner of
the Nanaimo River Camp (Zone B of MU Nanaimo River estuary is within city the property they intend to hunt.  There
1-5) in the watershed of the Nanaimo limits. A municipal bylaw restricts hunting is no hunting within Gulf Islands National
River from Sept 1 to Dec 31 (see Map to only a portion of the estuary and only Park.
A17). during migratory bird seasons. Maps of 4No hunting or shooting of upland
the area open to hunting are available for game birds (grouse, pheasant, quail) on
NOTICE TO HUNTERS viewing at the Ministry Regional Office in Denman Island (situated in MU 1-6).
4Antlerless deer hunters please review Nanaimo, or from the City of Nanaimo. 4Evidence of $100,000 Public Liability
4The discharge of rifles is prohibited in and Property Damage insurance valid
MU 1-1 except on Valdes Island, Sidney while hunting is required.
Gearing You Up Island and James Island (and except by 4All persons 18 years of age or older
for Hunting Season permit elsewhere). Note: No Shooting or
Hunting areas in MU 1-1, Maps A1 to A6.
hunting on an island in MU 1-1 (except
Vancouver Island) and/or Denman and
4Nanoose Bay No Shooting Area (MU Hornby Islands in MU 1-6, are required
1-5) - From the mean high water mark to purchase a Gulf Islands Special
at the southeast corner of the Qualicum Licence, available at Service BC offices.
National Wildlife Area east to the mean Persons under the age of 18 must be
high water mark on the Department
We can look of Defence property line and the shore
accompanied by someone over the age
of 18 who holds a Gulf Island Special
after it all: area between these points (400 metres Licence.
out onto the water from the mean high
Brakes, Exhaust, water mark). BC PARKS
4Please refer to Site & Access
Tune-ups, Tires, 4Qualicum National Wildlife Areas
(MU 1-6) - Hunting, trapping, fishing or Restrictions section for more information.
Lift Kits, the possession of any firearm (Canada
4Hunting is prohibited in some BC
Parks (Parks, Protected Areas, Recreation
Alignments Wildlife Act) is prohibited in this area.
Areas, and Conservancies) and is permit-
For further details contact the Canadian
& Truck Wildlife Service office in Delta (604-350-
ted in others during an open season and
within specific time periods. Hunting is
Accessories prohibited in Ecological Reserves. Before
www.RWTaxidermy.com hunting in a BC Park, hunters must verify
778-241-0208 that hunting in that area during that
time is permitted. For more information
on hunting regulations within BC Parks
please phone your regional Ministry office
or visit the Wildlife and Habitat Branch
150 Mansfield Dr., Courtenay BC Ray Wiens’ Taxidermy website at www.gov.bc.ca/hunting.
250-703-0303
Merritt, BC - Langley BC
www.careautomotive.ca
28
VANCOUVER ISLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS
SPECIES MANAGEMENT UNIT CLASS SEASON DATES BAG LIMIT
MULE DEER (Black-tailed) t1-1 to 1-15 Bucks *Sept 10 - Dec 10 2
Special Areas Only** See Maps A1, A13, A15, A16, A22, A23, A35 Antlerless *Sept 10 - Dec 10 2
Youth Only Season*** 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6 Antlerless Sept 10 - Dec 10 1
Bow Only Season tH1-1 to 1-15 Bucks Aug 25 - Sept 9 2
Youth Bow Only Season*** H 1-1, 1-2, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6 Antlerless Aug 25 - Sept 9 1
t A portion of MU 1-6 is restricted to two point or greater mule deer; keep antlers with species licence. See Map A29.
* On Denman and Hornby Island season date is Oct 5 to Dec 10
** For special areas, the bow only antlerless season is from Aug 25- Sept 9
*** Season restricted to hunters under the age of 18
H There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1 (except Gabriola Island), in Zone B of MU 1-5 (see Map A17) or on Denman and Hornby Islands (MU 1-6).

REGION 1
FALLOW DEER 1-1 to 1-7 Either sex No Closed Season NBL
Species licence not required for fallow deer.
MOUNTAIN GOAT 1-14, 1-15 Sept 10 – Nov 30 1
Compulsory Inspection Required.
BLACK BEAR 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 10 – Dec 10
1-1 to 1-15 Apr 1 - June 15 2
Bow Only Season Aug 25 - Sept 9

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis


H1-1 to 1-15
H There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1(except Gabriola Island) or in zone B of MU 1-5 (see Map A17) or on Denman and Hornby Islands (MU 1-6).
WOLF 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 10 - Mar 31
3
1-1 to 1-15 Apr 1 - June 15
All wolf taken in Region 1 must be Compulsory Reported.
COUGAR 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 10 - Mar 31
2
1-1 to 1-15 Apr 1 - June 15
Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. All cougar taken in Region 1 must be Compulsory Inspected.
RACCOON 1-1 to 1-15 No Closed Season 10
SNOWSHOE HARE 1-14, 1-15 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily)
OPOSSUM, SKUNK 1-1 to 1-15 No Closed Season NBL
A person who kills an opossum is requested to submit the carcass to an officer of the Wildlife Program at a regional or district office and provide the following information: location
of the kill, date of kill and sex of animal.
GROUSE: SOOTY (Blue) & RUFFED 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 1 - Dec 31
5 each (15 each)
Bow Only Season 1-1 to 1-15 Aug 20 - Aug 31
There is no bow only season on the Gulf Islands in MU 1-1 or in zone B of MU 1-5. See Map A17.
PTARMIGAN 1-14, 1-15 Sept 10 - Nov 30 5 (15)
CALIFORNIA QUAIL 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 1 - Nov 30 5 (15)
No open season on mountain quail.
PHEASANT 1-1 to 1-9 Cocks Oct 1 - Nov 30 2 (6)
RAVEN H 1-1 No Closed Season 5
H Private lands on Saltspring Island only. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before hunting on private land.
TURKEY 1-1 to 1-7 Any Turkey No Closed Season NBL
BAND-TAILED PIGEONS 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 15 – Sept 30 5 (15)
2018-2019 2019-2020
COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 10 each (30 each)
DUCKS 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 8 (24)
Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequin are in effect - see page 17.
GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 5 (15)
GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 1-1 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 5 (15)
GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 1-3, 1-8 to 1-15 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24 2020 10 (30)
1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Sept 1, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 15, 2019 10 (30)
1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 219 10 (30)
1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 10 (30)
1-1, 1-2, s1-4 to 1-7 Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 10 (30)
s For Cowichan Bay and Ex-Dinsdale property seasons in MU 1-4, see below
*1-4 (Cowichan Bay) Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 219 10 (30)
Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 10 (30)
Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 10 (30)
*1-4 (Ex-Dinsdale property) Sept 29, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018 Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019 10 (30)
Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 10 (30)
* See Map A11. Feb 16, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 Feb 15, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020 10 (30)
WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.)
DUCKS and GEESE 1-1 to 1-15 Sept 29, 2018 - Sept 30, 2018 Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 H
H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 1

Gabriola Saanich Peninsula/Gulf Islands Slugget Pt.


Island Rifles prohibited, special anterless season San Juan River
Nanaimo Port San Juan
Valdes Island - Rifles Permitted, No Antlerless Deer Season

Mudge/DeCourcy Islands - No Hunting/No Shooting Port M.U. Saanich Inlet


Link Island Renfrew 1–3 M.U.
No Shooting
Valdes
M
an
ag
14
M.U. E & N R.R. District of
Highlands 1–1
Island em Botanical
en
tU
Beach
Prov. Park
Loss Cr. Sooke
River
1–2 Town of
View Royal
ni North Main Goldstream
t1 Jordan R. Park
Galiano -1 Sinn Fien Crk.
Island 100 m buffer Todd Cr.

er ro
Ladysmith

e
r.

w yd
lin
ell C
high water mark C.N. R.R.

Po C H
1
Mayne

Muir Cr.

B
Tugw
Da Mamier Matheson
Island BC Hydro
Cr.
Jordan Powerline Lake Park
Saturna River
Island
0 10 Sooke
Saltspring km 14 VICTORIA
REGION 1

Island
Duncan

Pender NO SHOOTING and NO HUNTING AREA


Island 300m. (1000ft)
NO SHOOTING AREA from high water mark
Sidney

Map A5 Sooke/Metchosin - No Shooting Area and No Shooting or Hunting Area (MUs 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3).
Saanich
Sidney and James Islands
Peninsula Rifles Permitted
Special Antlerless Season

Sa
2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

Victoria

te
lli
M.U. 1–1

te
Map A1 Saanich Peninsula/Gulf Islands Cherry Pt.

Ch
Firearms/hunting restrictions and special antlerless season Tumbo I.

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East

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Parker Island M.U. I.R.7

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in 1–1
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Head dar
Saanich
13 km un
Saltspring
Inlet
Bo
Scott Map A4 Cherry Point No Shooting
Island Point Map A6 Saturna Island - No Shooting or
Area (MU 1-4). Hunting Area (MU 1-1).
Map A2 Ganges -M.U.
No Shooting
1–1 Area
(MU 1-1).
M.U. 1–5 Tz
Little
W C

I.R.15 uh
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or

h 100 m corridor from 0 2


r. les m
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km
Nitinat M.U. 1–4 North Shore Rd Co
w
en
R
Lake I.R.

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River Jasp 1
M.U. er C Cowichan Skinner

Rd.
1–4 r. Koksilah Point
River Cowichan
Nitinat River 500 m either Cowichan
side of Bay
midline Lake
of river Mesachie Lake Westcan
Terminal
M.U. 1–3 Duncan I.R.
M.U. 1–3 9 Widgeon
ke

25m seaward
Caycuse R. 22 km Island
La

Hobiton
Creek (14 mi) Ex-Dinsdale Cowic
han B
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ay Rd
property .
tin

Map A9 Cowichan Lake - No Shooting or Cowichan


Ni

NO SHOOTING Bay
Hunting Area (MU 1-4). HUNTING BY PERMISSION ONLY
Map A8 Nitinat River - No Shooting or FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA
Hunting Area (MU 1-4). NO SHOOTING AREA
E&N R.R.
FIREARMS USING SHOT ONLY AREA Map A11 Cowichan Bay Area (MU 1-4) Seasonal
Duncan 14km I.R. Nanaimo No Shooting Area & Firearms Using Shot Only Area,
Mayo I.R. City Limits Sept 15 to Mar 11. Hunting by Permission Only
S tu

Lake Area (Ex-Dinsdale property) is closed to Hunting


Na

18
art
nai

1 except for Canada Geese. See General Open


mo

S. Bdry of
Seasons Table.
Ch
R i v er

Block 32 E&N Railway 800m


an

corridor
ne

Mayo Lake
l

Skutz Falls Cassidy


Road M.U. 1–5
Road Crystal Michael
M.U.
Cr.

Lake Lake
m
Hasla
1–4 Skutz Falls B.C. Hydro
Ladysmith
Harbour
Transmission Line
Chemainus
100m buffer I.R.

Cowichan River Map A13 Nanaimo/Ladysmith - No Shooting


Map A12 Mayo Lake - No Shooting Area Area and Bow or Discharge of Firearms Using
(MU 1-4). Note: Cowichan River No Shot Only Area (MU 1-5) and special antler-
Shooting Area within 100 metres of the river less mule deer season (east of the powerline).
from Holt Creek Trail to the municipality of Michael Lake No Shooting Area on Michael
Lake Cowichan. Lake to the high water mark.
30
VANCOUVER ISLAND

Strait of Georgia
Ladysmith St M.U. 1–5
ra
Thetis i
M.U. 1–5 Green St
L.181

t
I Lake ra
Dumont Rd

of

it
Penelakut I L.1 Interseection Biggs Rd

En g
1

of
G
and Dumont RD

eo
Brannen
B.C. Hydro Parksville

Ge
sh Lake

li
rg
Transmission Line

or
Lat 49° 11’ 40’’ Island Hwy
L.96

ia

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Rd
Long -124° 5’ 40”

Na
19 e s

an R
igl

na
L.129 W

im
o
Duncan

.
Saltspring

Ci
End of Nanaimo

ty
18 Jingle Pot Rd
Map A14 Englishman River -

Li
Island pavement

m
its
Co No Shooting Area (MU 1-5). Westwood

REGION 1
wic Lake
han
M.U. 1–4 Bay Witchcraft 19

Map A16 Nanaimo - No Lake

Shooting Area and Bow or Lat 49° 9’ 9’’

Tr
Long -124° 0’ 32”
Discharge of Firearms Using

an
E&N R.R.

sm
Shawnigan Sidney
Shot Only Area (MU 1-5) and

iss
io
Lake 800m west

nL
1
special antlerless mule deer Transmission Line I.R.

in

City Limits
0 10

e
I.R.
km
season. NO SHOOTING AREA, SPECIAL ANTERLESS

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis


SHOT ONLY, SPECIAL ANTERLESS

B.C. Hydro Christmas Point 19


M.U. 1–2 Transmission Line
M.U. 1–1 Nanaimo Torberg Rd. Holden Corso Road
Nanaimo River
Block 8 Lot 2 3 7

.
Rd
Goldstream San
1 Block 6

an
for

ill
Shot Only, Special Antlerless Ced d W 5 4 8

cM
ar Walsh Rd.

M
Rd

ay
. 1 2 3
Victoria M.U. Yor
Sadie Cr. 1–5 9 k La
Map A15 Ladysmith/Malahat - Bow or Discharge of ck ke

Marine Rd.
Jump Cr. o 6
Bl 9
Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MUs 1-2, 1-4 & 1-5) S. Nanaimo R. Zone B Block 7
7
and special antlerless mule deer season. Cowichan Lake 8
Ryeland Rd.
Map A17 Nanaimo River Camp Closed Area during bow only season for
grouse, mule (black-tailed) deer and black bear. Use of snowmobiles and M.U. 1–5
ATV’s (including all motorcycles) prohibited from Sept 1 to Dec 31 (MU 1-5) Map A18 York Lake - No Shooting
in the watershed of the S. Nanaimo River. Area (MU 1-5).
Shawnigan
Grant Lake Saanich
Lake
Inlet

Renfrew
Road Weeks
South Shawnigan
Rith

Lake
Jarvis Lake Road
et C

Lake
r.
Le
ec

Sooke
h

Cragg

West Jordan Lake Malahat Drive


Ri
ve

Main (Hwy #1)


r

Creek

Butchart
Res.
Lubbe
st Lee
We
&
ch

Council

Diversion Bear Cr. Lk. & Cr.


Goldstream
R.

Reservoir Reservoir
Lake

Reservoirs
Old
Wol
f
Cr.
CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT
Hunting and discharge of firearms, bows and crossbows are
prohibited within CRD Water Supply and Regional Park lands.
Represented here in Dark Grey, these lands are located
Soo

northwest of Victoria, south and southwest of Shawnigan Lake,


south of Renfrew Road, west of the Malahat and east of the
Butler e
k

Bear Creek Reservoir. Shields


Ve

Main Lake
hitc

For more information please contact CRD Integrated Water


Cr
River

Services at 250.474.9600 or CRD Regional Parks at


R.
250.478.3344. Sooke Road
rs
Cha
r te (Hwy #14)

31
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REGION 1

D.L
73 E&N 0 0.5
Oyster Garden
ad

Al
km
Ro
Road

de
rS
Qualicum French Marina
Little Creek

t.
Beach Salmon Point Road

.
Qualicum

Cr
Park D.L. 193
FR NW 1/4 S16 D.L. 178
R.

ch

Willow Creek Rd.


r.
rC
en
n Willow Creek

Fr
M.U. 1–6

ste
y so Oyster
Grandon Care ick

ng
Cr. Er Pond
Cr. Parksville

mi
D.L. 225 D.L. 141
Plan 11621

Mo
Kuhushan
D.L. 223
Point
an
lishm S. 17

.
Cr
REGION 1

Eng River D.L. 222

aig
19 D.L. 151

Cr
Map A19 Parksville-Qualicum Wildlife Management Area (WMA) (MU 1-5) S.16 S.16 R.
Motor Vehicle Closed Area. ter
Marina
Map A20 Willow Creek Motor Vehicle Oys
Closed Area (MU 1-6). Map A21 Woodhus Slough No Hunting
Area (MU 1-6).
2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

19
19A
Campbell
M.U. River District Deep Bay
1–6 Boundary
Strait of Georgia M.U.

Pritchard Rd
(No Shooting Area)
19 19A
M.U. L.245
1-6
St

1–6 L.195 Lazo Ts


ra

Qualicum ol
Wolf um
it

Marsh R.
Beach L.156 19
R.
Lake
of

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na
Comox Parksville L.244
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Courtenay Qualicum R. Pipeline to CFB


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Lake Denman I. Pu Courtenay


1–6

Co
mo
Hornby I. B.C. Hydro Comox x H Goose Spit
a ar b
Transmission Line rgi o ur

Geo Royston Gartley


Point
M.U. 1–5 Dumont Rd. of
Comox Strathcona t
ai
Comox Lake Denman
Reg Dist. Bdry r
Comox Harbour St Is.
Map A23 Qualicum/Parksville - Bow or
Map A22 Courtenay/Campbell Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MUs Map A24 Lazo Marsh No Shooting Map A25 Comox Harbour No
River - Bow or Firearms Using Shot 1-5, 1-6) and special antlerless mule deer or Hunting Area (MU 1-6). Shooting Area (MU 1-6).
Only Area (MU 1-6) and special season. Campbell Echo
antlerless mule deer season. Gulf L L
Island Special Licence is required on 49°57'00'' N Lat
Pipeline Somass
Denman and Hornby Islands - see 125°30'00'' W Long
125°26'30'' W Long River
page 28. Lukwa
Cr

Cr
M iller 600m
Middle Port
am Riv
uinsam R. ns
500m

Quinsam er Johnstone
300m Alberni
Q

Qui

Lukwa Lake Island


L Mun.
Shoe-
1030m

19 Bdry
300 L. M.U. maker
ver
ut

°9 325
er

20
1–7 Bay 268m
na

m
Iron Ri
ine
Riv

M.U.
go

(880ft)
inl

1-6
Ar
Ma

Quinsam Alberni
n

M.U. 1-6
Iro

am

River 49°54'30''N Lat Inlet


Cr.

125°30'00'' W Long
I.R.
als

B r
Map A26 Lukwa Lake No Hunting Map A27 Quinsam Coal Mine Site Map A28 Shoemaker Bay
ve

k.
No Shooting Area (MU 1-6). No Shooting Area (MU 1-7).
Ri

el
lL Area (MU 1-6).
r
ste

n
ad
Oy

Be Mt. Nimpkish
Washington Forest
Mt.Adrian
Height of land
r

Stevens
n Rive

C o nu

Alexandra
Spawning Peak Muchalat Ri
Peak
U ma ver
c
Channels C Ri
STRATHCONA lu v
Kakweike

Conuma
an

PROVINCIAL e
er

Port
to

PARK le Peak
M.U.
nC

t
In
Albion L.497 M.U. 1–12
Map A29 Iron River/Oyster River Special
r.

Ucluelet le 1–15
2 Point or better (and Youth Only anter- t
less) Mule Deer Hunting Area (MU 1-6). Pacific
Gold River

Ocean Tlupana Inlet

Map A30 UclueletA mp


InlethNo
i tr iHunting
te Pt. or Map A31 Kakweiken River Black Bear Map A32 Conuma Watershed Bow
Shooting Area (MU 1-8). Closed Area (MU 1-15). Only Area (MU 1-12). Open for Bow
Only Hunting of all big game with
open seasons in MU 1-12.

32
VANCOUVER ISLAND

Kingcome Kingcome
River Quadra
Mainline Wakeman L. 72
Logging Sound Island Lakberg M.U.
mainline Road
Road L.145 L.147
L. 69 1–15
logging
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LOWER MAINLAND
REGIONAL BAG LIMITS firearms is prohibited in Burrard Inlet east MU 2-8
Black Bear: The regional bag limit for of a straight line drawn from Point Grey to H Pitt Addington Marsh - effective year round
black bear is two. Point Atkinson (Lighthouse Park).
MU 2-9
Deer: Unless otherwise indicated, the bag 4A small population of white-tailed deer
has become resident to the Herrling Island Hbeyond the bridge crossing over an
limit for mule (black-tailed) deer is two. unnamed creek located 5 km north of the
Grouse: The daily aggregate bag limit area (MU 2-3) near Hope, BC. Hunters are bridge crossing over North Sloquet Creek
for sooty/dusky (blue), spruce and ruffed reminded that there is no open season for on the North Sloquet Creek FSR.
grouse is ten. white-tailed deer in this area.
4Boundary Bay Wildlife Management MU 2-11
NOTICE TO HUNTERS Area (MU 2-4) is closed to snipe hunting. H Lillooet South FSR west of the 2 km
4Unless lawfully hunting or trapping, This includes all foreshore areas seaward of mark; April 1-June 15, Sept 16-Nov 30.
the discharge of firearms is prohibited the dykes surrounding Boundary, Mud and H Birkenhead Lake FSR west of the
within 400m of select roads in the Semiahmoo Bays. junction with Branch 10 (at approx. 14
Fraser Valley Regional District. For a 4Whistler Olympic Park No Hunting Area. km); July 15-Oct 31.
map of the firearms restrictions visit Hunting is prohibited within the boundaries H beyond the first bridge crossing over
http://www.fvrd.ca/assets/Government/ of Whistler Olympic Park. South Creek on the South Creek FSR
Documents/NoShootingAreas.pdf. H on the Salal Creek FSR beyond 3 km
4No person shall use lead shot for any ACCESS RESTRICTIONS
4Information signs are posted or gates North of the junction of the Upper Lillooet
purpose when discharging a firearm on any North FSR and the Salal Creek FSR
dyke or on the water side (seaward or river are placed at the points for motor vehicle

REGION 2
closures. These signs are for the benefit of H in the Phelix Creek FSR beyond the
side) of any dyke in the municipality of Delta, junction of Phelix Creek FSR and the
or on any foreshore dyke facing Mud Bay in hunters, but it is the hunters’ responsibility
to recognize closures whether a sign is in Blackwater Creek FSR
the city of Surrey. H beyond the bridge crossing over Delilah
4Fraser Valley Special Area - Hunters place or not. Contact local Ministry offices
for details. Creek on the North Creek FSR
should take note of the special licence H beyond the bridge crossing over
area in the Fraser Valley (see Map B10). 4Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: see the defi-
nition of “Motor Vehicle” in the definitions Hotsprings Creek on the Meager Creek
These special licences are available through South FSR

2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis


selected private outlets. For further informa- section.
tion, contact a Service BC’s office. H Motor Vehicle Closed Areas: The H beyond the gate located at 9 km on the
operation of all motor vehicles is prohib- Meager Creek North FSR
4No Shooting Areas or No Hunting Areas: H beyond the bridge crossing over
Hunters should be aware of these areas as ited in these areas from April 1 to June 15,
outlined on page 13 and regional maps. unless otherwise indicated. Tenquille Creek on the Birkenhead FSR
4Burns Bog (MU 2-4) No Hunting or MU 2-4 H Prohibited year round beyond the bridge
Trapping Area - no hunting or trapping in HBert Brink Wildlife Management Area - crossing over the Ryan River located 8 km
the Burns Bog Partnership Lands. effective year round. on the Ryan River FSR
4Bowen Island No Shooting Area (MU BC PARKS
MU 2-6
2-16) - contact the Bowen Island Municipal 4Please refer to Site & Access Restrictions
H beyond the bridge crossing at 50.5 mile of
Clerk (604-947-4255) for important infor- the Elaho G-Main Forest Service Road (FSR). section on Page 11 for more information.
mation on municipal bylaws (including those H beyond the bridge crossing over Pikett
for use of bows) that also cover this area. Creek located at 30 mile on the Ashlu
4Vancouver Harbour: The discharge of Creek North FSR.

LOWER MAINLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS BAG


SPECIES MANAGEMENT UNIT CLASS SEASON DATES LIMIT
MULE DEER (Black-tailed) 2-2 to 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8, 2-13 to 2-15, 2-17 to 2-19 Bucks Sept 10 - Dec 15 2
2-9 to 2-11 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 2
2-5, 2-12 Bucks Sept 10 - Nov 30 1
2-16 Bucks Sept 10 - Dec 15 s2
2-16 Antlerless Nov 5 - Nov 20 s1
Youth/Senior Only Season*** **2-11 Antlerless Sept 10 - Sept 30 1
Youth Only Season* 2-16 Antlerless Oct 21 - Oct 31 s1
Bow Only Season 2-2 to 2-19 Bucks Sept 1 – Sept 9 s2
Bow Only Season H2-16 Bucks Sept 1 – Dec 15 3(2)
Bow Only Season H2-16 Antlerless Nov 5 - Dec 5 3(2)
Bow Only Season H2-16 Either Sex Jan 1 - Jan 15 3(2)
Bow Only Season ©2-16 Either Sex Dec 16 - Jan 15 3(2)
s In those portions of MU 2-16 being Bowen Island and Texada Island, the bag limit for deer is 3(2). *Restricted to hunters under the age of 18.
H Season applies to Bowen Island only. See Notice to Hunters. © Season applies to Texada Island only.
** Season applies only to portions of MU 2-11. See maps B14 and B21A. This area is almost entirely privately owned property and hunters are reminded to get permission
before hunting or accessing private property ***Restricted to hunters under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age or older.
MOUNTAIN GOAT 2-5 Sept 10 - Oct 15 1
H See Map B9. H2-6 Sept 10 - Sept 30 1
t See Maps B17, B19 t 2-12 to 2-15 Sept 10 - Oct 31 1
Compulsory Inspection required.
BLACK BEAR 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 10 - Nov 30 Q2
2-2 to 2-19 Apr 1 - June 15 Q2
Bow Only Season 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 1 - Sept 9 Q2
Q The bag limit for black bears is two per license year (Apr 1-Mar 31)
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LOWER MAINLAND GENERAL OPEN SEASONS BAG
SPECIES MANAGEMENT UNIT CLASS SEASON DATES LIMIT
WOLF 2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 Sept 10 - Mar 31 3
2-5, 2-6, 2-11 to 2-16 Apr 1 - June 15 3
Compulsory Reporting required.
COYOTE 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 10 - June 15 NBL
RACCOON, SKUNK 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 1 - Mar 31 NBL
SNOWSHOE HARE 2-5 to 2-19 Aug 1 - Apr 30 10 (daily)
BOBCAT 2-2 to 2-19 Nov 15 - Feb 15 1
Compulsory Reporting required.
COUGAR 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 10 - Mar 31 2
2-2 to 2-19 Apr 1 - June 15 2
Hunters may not hunt a cougar kitten or any cougar in its company. See Definitions section: cougar kitten. Compulsory Inspection required.
GROUSE SOOTY/DUSKY (Blue),
RUFFED & SPRUCE 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 10 - Dec 15 10 (30)
Bow Only Season 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 1 - Sept 9 10 (30)
For Sooty/Dusky, Spruce and Ruffed grouse, the daily aggregate bag limit is 10; the aggregate possession limit is 30.
PTARMIGAN 2-2, 2-3, 2-5 to 2-19 Sept 10 - Dec 15 5 (15)
Bow Only Season 2-2, 2-3, 2-5 to 2-19 Sept 1 - Sept 9 5 (15)
REGION 2

PHEASANT 2-4, 2-8 Cocks Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 2 (6)
Hunting permitted from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
BAND-TAILED PIGEONS 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 15 - Sept 30 5 (15)
COOTS,COMMON SNIPE 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24, 2020 10 each (30 each)
Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area is closed to Snipe hunting.
Consideration is being given to extend this closure to other foreshore areas (i.e., Roberts and Sturgeon Banks) in future hunting seasons.
DUCKS 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24, 2020 8 (24)
2018-2020 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

Restricted daily bag limits of 4 Pintails, 4 Canvasbacks, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Harlequins are in effect - see page 17.
BRANT 2-4 Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 3 (9)
GEESE: SNOW and ROSS’S 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 6, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 5 (15)
2-2 to 2-19 Feb 20, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 21, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 5 (15)
s Daily bag and possession limits for Snow Goose only in MUs 2-4 and 2-5 are 15 (45)
GEESE: WHITE-FRONTED 2-2 to 2-19 Oct 6, 2018 - Jan 18, 2019 Oct 12, 2019 - Jan 24, 2020 5 (15)
GEESE: CANADA and CACKLING 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 1, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018 Sept 7, 2019 - Sept 15, 2019 10 (30)
2-2 to 2-19 Oct 6, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 10 (30)
2-2 to 2-19 Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020 10 (30)
2-2 to 2-19H Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 10 (30)
HIn MU 2-4 in the Municipality of Delta, the open season DOES NOT apply to the area within 100 metres of any dyke. The 100 metre restriction does not apply to that portion of
Delta known as Westham Island.
WATERFOWLER HERITAGE DAYS: (Waterfowler Heritage Days are restricted to hunters under the age of 18. See Waterfowler Heritage Days section.)
DUCKS and GEESE 2-2 to 2-19 Sept 29, 2018 - Sept 30, 2018 Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 H
(excluding Brant)
H Daily bag and possession limits are same as general open seasons described above. See page 17 for more details.
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Map B7 Sechelt/Gibsons - No Shooting Area and Firearms Using Shot Only Area (MU 2-5). game birds, the Migratory Bird Licence. $1,000,000.00
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