Limited Entry Hunting (LEH)
The Special Mountain Sheep Resident Draw for 2019 hunt is now open for applications.
To submit your application, sign in to BC Hunting online service.
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 Hunting draw has been run.
To review the results of your application, sign in to BC Hunting online service.
Attention 2018 LEH Winners
If you were successful for one or more of the following hunts, you must be familiar with the applicable information package before you go hunting.
Bison hunts - Information Package
Elk hunts in Zone A of Management Unit 8-04 - Information Package
Moose hunts in Zone A and B of Management Unit 5-04 - Information Package
Moose hunts in Management Unit 5-05 - Information Package
Moose hunts in Management Unit 7-29, 7-37, 7-38, 7-39, 7-40 and 7-41 - Information Package
Mountain Goat hunts in Zone B of Management Unit 4-16 - Information Package
Mountain Goat hunts in Zone A of Management Unit 5-04 - Information Package
Mountain Goat hunts in Zone B of Management Unit 5-04 - Information Package
Mountain Goat hunts in Zones E, F, H and J of Management Unit 5-04 - Information Package
Mule Deer hunts in management unit 5-04 and 5-05 - Information Package
Sheep hunts in Region 8 - Information Package
About Limited Entry Hunting
There are two types of hunting seasons available to licensed hunters in British Columbia: general open seasons (GOS) and limited entry hunting (LEH). General open seasons are open to all licensed hunters, and harvest is managed through season length, restrictions on class of animal and bag limits.
Limited entry hunting gives wildlife managers the ability to more closely control the number of hunters that can hunt a species, or class of species, in a specific area and during a specific time, and is generally in place when additional control, beyond what is feasible through a GOS, is required. The province has substantial hunting opportunities through both GOS and LEH, and the use of each system provides a balance of hunting opportunities in the best interest of the public and the resource.
LEH draws are random. The previous year's odds are published beside each hunt to give an indication of the likelihood of a successful application, but this is not a guarantee of success.
Successful applicants have their chances reduced in subsequent draws in order to improve the chances of those who have been unsuccessful.
For further details about LEH in British Columbia:
- How Limited Entry Hunting Works (PDF, 197KB)
- Important information about LEH online applications
- Applying for Group/Shared hunts
- If you receive an LEH authorization, please click here to review the appropriate Zone Map