Hunting in B.C.
The 2019 Spring Limited Entry Hunting Draw is now open for applications.
The 2019 Spring LEH draw includes hunts for early Skeena Mountain Sheep and Black Bear. The deadline for applications is February 8, 2019.
Attention B.C. Resident Hunters
Please note that resident hunters are required to prove they are a resident of British Columbia every 3 years. For more information click here to view the B.C Residency section.
New hunting restrictions for moose in the Chilcotin
See Important Notices for more information
WILDFIRE NOTICE Stay up to date on regulation changes and vehicle/access restrictions during wildfire season. While planning your hunting expedition please see B.C. Wildfire Service Fire Bans and Restrictions for the most up to date information. For in-season changes to Wildlife Act regulations visit www.gov.bc.ca/hunting
The Special Mountain Sheep Resident Draw for 2019 hunt has been run.
Please refer to the 2018/19 Limited Entry Hunting synopsis for more information about the Special Mountain Sheep Resident Draw.
New Non-Resident Licence Types Starting in 2018/19
The Province of B.C. introduced restricted and unrestricted non-resident/non-resident alien hunting licences in hunting licence year 2018/19. You must complete hunter safety training to be eligible to apply for an unrestricted licence and hunt small game unaccompanied. This new policy is in effect on March 1, 2018, affecting pre-sales.
Please note that the licence fees remain the same. For more information on restricted and unrestricted non-resident hunting licences click on Non-Resident Hunting on the left side bar.
All 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:
- 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 & Wildlife ID or your Hunter Number
- A credit card for online payment
- Hunt codes (for LEH) which are listed in the LEH Regulations Synopsis (PDF, 11.7MB). You can also view them online when you apply.
You can apply for your FWID and hunting credentials online or at Service BC or FrontCounter BC.