Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis

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Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis

2022-2024 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis

The Hunting and 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 2022-2024 Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis is effective from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024

Corrections and updates: Changes to regulations in 2022/23 or 2023/24 are updated in the online version of the synopsis and specific details are listed on the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis Corrections and Updates page.


Regulations by region

Click on an area of the map to download the Regulations Synopsis for that region:

Download the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis by region


Management unit maps

The Province is divided into nine administrative regions, having a total of 225 management units (MU) for the purpose of game management. Each unit is identified by number and is shown with its boundaries delineated in black dashed lines on the following maps:


Detailed Hunting and Trapping Synopsis Maps

The following maps represent some of the areas where portions of a management unit are open/closed during the General Open Season or areas where hunting/shooting is restricted or prohibited.  Not all maps within the Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis are include here. Refer to the current Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more details and other boundary information including, but not limited to:

  • Species closed areas
  • Management unit boundaries
  • No hunting/shooting areas

Road data is not up-to-date and roads depicted may not exist. New roads from 1995 onwards may not be shown on maps. The following 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.

Note: Visit motor vehicle prohibitions for information and detailed maps regarding areas where vehicle use is restricted.

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:

No hunting/shooting areas

 


Fraser Valley Special Hunting Areas

A Fraser Valley Special Area Hunting Licence is required to hunt anywhere within provincial Management Unit 2-4 and parts of Management Unit 2-8 within Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission and Coquitlam.


Hunting in parks

Parks, conservancies, protected areas and recreation areas in this list are open to hunting during specified time periods:


Trapping in B.C.

For more information on trapping, visit Trapping in B.C.