Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis
The Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping regulations made under the Wildlife Act, prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers.
The Regulations Synopsis:
- Sets out general hunting information
- Summarizes important hunting regulations
- Defines open seasons with maps indicating closed areas
The 2016–2018 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. The Regulations Synopsis is a guide to hunting and trapping in B.C. for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.
In the event that there is a need to change a regulation in 2016/17 or 2017/18, the online version will be updated with any changes highlighted in red and listed in a corrections poster.
Regulations by Region
Click on an area of the map to download the Regulations Synopsis for that region:
The Province is divided into nine administrative regions, having a total of 225 management units (MU) for the purpose of efficient game management. Each unit is identified by number and is shown with its boundaries delineated in black dashed lines on the maps listed:
- North Western (PDF, 3MB)
- West Central (PDF, 5.5MB)
- South Western (PDF, 5.7MB)
- North Eastern (PDF, 4.4MB)
- East Central (PDF, 5.3MB)
- South Eastern (PDF, 6.1MB)
The following maps represent only a few areas within the General Open Season that are open to only portions of a management unit. Refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for other boundary information including, but not limited to:
- Species closed areas
- Management unit boundaries
- No hunting/shooting areas
- Motor vehicle restricted areas
Special Antlerless Mule Deer:
Adult hunters are only permitted to hunt antlerless deer in the designated Special Antlerless Mule Deer areas within these management units:
- MU 1-2
- MU 1-4
- MU 1-5
- MU 1-6
- MU 1-15
Special Antlerless Mule Deer areas are "Bow" or "Firearms Using Shot" only. The maps below are more detailed to help supplement those provided in the Regulations Synopsis:
Region 7B: Peace
Road data is not up-to-date and roads depicted may not exist. New roads from 1995 onwards are not shown on maps.
The preceding maps are poster size maps and will not be legible if printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. You will be able to zoom in and take note of boundary details.