Hunting in B.C.

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.

The 2018 Fall Limited Entry Hunt draw has been run. 

To review the results of your application, sign in to BC Hunting online service.  

New Non-Resident Licence Types Starting in 2018/19

The Province of B.C. will introduce restricted and unrestricted non-resident/non-resident alien hunting licences starting 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 will remain the same. For more information on restricted and unrestricted non-resident hunting licences click on Non-Resident Hunting on the left side bar.

The 2018 Early Skeena Mountain Sheep Draw has now been run.

The 2018 Spring LEH draw results, for Skeena Mountain Sheep, are now available.  Log in to BC Hunting Online to view the result of your application or phone FrontCounter BC Contact Centre at 1-877-855-3222.


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:

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)

Online

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. 

Need Help With the BC Hunting Online System?

Please click here for About BC Hunting Online.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Please click here for Step-by-Step Instructions and Quick Reference Guides