Hunting in B.C.


Electronic-based resident hunting licences are now available online. If you buy your species licence online, it will be mailed to you. You cannot buy a species licence online and pick it up in-person. If you want to hunt within a few days of buying your species licence, you should buy it at a vendor or at any Service BC or FrontCounter BC location.

Need help using the BC Hunting online system?  See our quick reference guides.

The 2017 Fall LEH draw is open from 12:00 p.m. Wednesday April 12 to 11:59 p.m. Friday May 26.

Resident hunters should be familiar with B.C. hunting laws and regulations.

Resident hunters need a Fish & Wildlife ID (FWID) to apply for Limited Entry Hunting or to buy a hunting licence.

Where to buy

You can buy hunting licences or Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) applications in a number of ways:

In person

At any Service BC or FrontCounter BC office, or at a participating vendor. You will need:

  • Photo ID
  • FWID (or Hunter Number)
  • Hunt codes (for LEH)


Through the BC Hunting online service.  You will need:

  • A Basic or Personal BCeID.
  • Your Fish and Wildlife ID or your Hunter Number.  
  • A credit card for online payment.
  • Hunt codes (for LEH). These are listed in the LEH Regulations Synopsis (PDF, 11.7MB), or you can view them online when you apply.

You can apply for your FWID and hunting credentials online or at Service BC or FrontCounter BC. 

Need help with the BC Hunting online system?

Learn more about:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Your Profile:


Limited Entry Hunting:

Outage Notice

Access Online Hunting Services


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